Nature therapy tourism is referred to therapeutic travel to places with natural therapeutic resources and services with supervision of physician. These nature therapy resources and services includes hot springs, salt lake, sunshine, medical sludge, medical massage, vegetal bath as well as beautiful, clean and calm environment in order to improve the health level of skin, respiratory, rheumatologic, muscular patients or spending recuperation after treatment or surgery. Iran diversified nature confers tourists variety of nature therapy resources. the resources of nature therapy in Iran are diversified and are mixed with other aspects of tourism. Here we want get familiar with some of these resources of nature therapy in Iran.
Givi Hot spring
If you visit Ardebil, Iran, don’t miss Givi hot spring. This hot spring is located at 5 km of Givi city along Ardebil-Khalkhal road and at the top of a mountain. It is 1720 m above sea level and it confers you the opportunity of seeing a beautiful nature before yourself.
This hot spring yields two liters water per second and its temperature is 52 degree centigrade. Givi hot spring is useful for curing skin and joint diseases like rheumatism and joint pain and happily suitable facilities are provided for those who want receive nature therapy services and heighten their health level.
Other than therapeutic features, Givi hot spring is considered as one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Givi land, thus far and near tourists pack for visiting this hot spring as soon as they find a free time.
Ramsar hot springs
Ramsar city at the north of Iran is known in Iran for its mineral springs or gaseous sulfur springs. These springs in addition to featuring by abundant nature therapy benefits confers a pretty aspect to surrounding landscape. There are many mineral springs in Ramsar and they are located along a fault in this city.
۵۲ mineral hot springs in Ramsar with astonishing health benefits made people to know Ramsar as the medical tourism city. One hot spring is useful for treating skin diseases and another for relaxing nerves.
Another spring make miracle for treating joint pain. In cities like Ramsar, Ketalem and Sadatshahr there are many sulfur and gaseous mineral hot springs which are useful for many diseases like rheumatism, nervous and muscular pains and for skin diseases.
Bostanabad Mineral Hot Springs
Due to nature therapy benefits of these hot springs, many people are attracted to Bostanabad hot springs, Tabriz, Iran. Temperature of water of these springs varies between 40 to 50 degree centigrade and many experiments by researchers have showed that this hot spring has medical benefits and serves as a nature therapy resource in improving some diseases and inabilities like acne, arthritis, burning, depression, headache, sleeping disorder and treatment of disability of patients with paralysis and especially brain stroke and digestive, skin and kidney diseases.
Given that many tourists uses the mineral springs of this county such as Esk kandi village for having rest and its health benefits, during several years, many welfare facilities have been developed in Esk kandi such as hotels and sauna bathroom from the hot spring.
Beautiful Coasts of Lake Urmia
At the intersection of two natural different milieus of land and lake with delicate air and lake breeze and sparkly sunshine and blue vast water we have a gorgeous landscape of lake Urmia in Iran as a nature therapy source. Similarly, special sludge of coasts due to its fixed topical warmth is highly important in terms of sludge therapy. Lake Urmia given its sludge treatment features can be considered as medical tourism attraction and a nature therapy resource. Availability of minerals in the sludge of lake coast confers high treatment capability which increases health.
These salt domes and caves play a significant role in treatment of diseases such as types of allergies, bronchitis, hypothyroidism, cardiac diseases, hypertension, skin diseases, nervous diseases and stress and in some countries like Czech republic, Germany, Italy, etc., in spite of lack of natural salt domes, one makes artificial caves with inserting abundant amount of salt and so they attract tourists. While in Iran these natural gifts are available in a natural way so that tourists can enjoy these sources of nature therapy in for health benefits.