Mineral Pools Heal Us in the Winter
4 mineral pools in all parts of the country will take care of our whole body this winter.
Bulgaria holds third place in the world in terms of number and healing properties of the mineral pools, ranking after Japan and Iceland. The long list highlights several ones that are easy to reach by anyone, located in extremely beautiful areas and accessible with MultiSport Cards.
Just half an hour from downtown Sofia, the Corali outdoor pool tempts with its heat. The water has a spring temperature of 49 degrees, and until it reaches the pool it falls to the pleasant 31 degrees. Pancharevo water is thought to have an extremely good effect on a variety of skin and nerve diseases.
Traditionally, mineral water is also recommended for muscle and joint pain. “In case of peak inflammation or a problem that we are not sure what exactly caused it, it is advisable to consult a specialist before entering the pool. There are inflammations and pains for which hot water is completely contraindicated and can only make them worse,” kinesitherapists pay attention. A faithful helper in the overall relaxation of mind and body are the magical views around Corali – the pool washes shores with the Pancharevo Lake above which the beautiful Lozen Mountain rises. Now imagine the freezing air temperatures, the warm pool and in front of you the icy lake and the snowy mountain slopes spread. A fairy tale!
The Sirius Beach Spa Center is right at the doorstep of the residents of our seaside capital. The indoor mineral pool at Saints Constantine and Elena Spa Resort surprises with its 39 degrees, combined with a jacuzzi. The good thing here is that there is a mineral pool for children so the whole family can benefit from the healing properties of the water. Hot water responds well to breathing and has an overall beneficial effect on strengthening immunity.
Kostenets enjoys a healing water from the bowels of the Rila Mountain. Here, mineral pools are recommended for almost every condition, and are predominantly beneficial for coxarthrosis, discopathy, and problems with the excretory system. Kostenets Thermal Spa welcomes visitors with three mineral pools, one indoors and two outdoors. The best part is that they are only 80 meters from the Kostenets Waterfall which makes the experience beneficial for both body and soul. The mineral heat may seem even more tempting to us as we watch the frozen water element of the waterfall.
If you want to try more than one location, only 2 km from Kostenets, the Pchelin Baths quietly wait. At its source, mineral water there expires at 72.8 degrees and is one of the hottest in Bulgaria. One of the places in which we can enjoy it is the Vitalis Hotel where there are two pools – one indoor and one outdoor pool. The water in Pchelin, in addition to being useful for the skin and joints, because of its high temperature, successfully activates metabolism.
It is also easy to combine downhill skiing with a nice relaxation in the mineral pool. Only 6 kilometers from Bansko lies the Alpha Spa Complex. Here everyone can take advantage of 3 outdoor swimming pools with a view to the Pirin Mountain. The water temperature varies between 30 and 40 degrees which is favorable for the whole body. The beauty of the Rila Mountain awaits us at Kotvata Aqua Club where the modern world and tradition are combined in a warm embrace. The complex is located on archaeological excavations which makes the holiday an interesting historical adventure.
Massage flambèe for tone
The fiery massage is one of the most interesting proposals for the winter season. The specialists of Senses Massage and Recreation in Sofia light a fire on their customers’ backs which help relieve fatigue and remove toxins from their bodies. Moreover, massage also improves blood circulation which plays a key role in the cold months. In addition to this massage, each MultiSport Card holder can benefit from up to a 20% discount on various massages and face-and-body therapies nationwide.
Salt therapy against viruses
Salt room and salt capsules are one of our strongest weapons in the fight against persistent winter viruses and respiratory problems that often occur due to the dirty air and fogs. The specific atmosphere in the salt room is achieved by dusting fine particles of 1–5 micron of salt with a purity of 99.95%. The goal is that they easily are inhaled and even penetrate the skin. The ionised air for a one 40-minute procedure benefits like a several hours walk in the coniferous forest. Saline therapy is recommended for both adults and children, as the child organism is in great need of assistance in building a healthy immune system. The visit to the salt room is fully covered by the MultiSport and MultiSport KIDS Cards as there are rooms in almost every point of Bulgaria – Sofia, Varna, Ruse, Yambol, Sliven, Haskovo, Kardjali, Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv, Shumen and Burgas.
Detox with sauna and steam bath
Steam bath and sauna are another pleasant and effective method of defeating viruses and getting toned in the winter, both of which are accessible with the MultiSport Card. The steam bath usually radiates heat of about 45 degrees at air humidity close to 100%. It is considered one of the best ways of detoxification, as it has a strong anti-inflammatory, analgesic and moisturizing effect. Sauna is the dry variant of the steam bath where the temperature is about 100 degrees, and the air is heated by a stove (electric or wood-burning).