Balneology in Sandanski
Sandanski is an ideal place for conducting modern climate therapy, balneological treatment, rehabilitation, primary and secondary prevention and recreation. The city has been known since ancient times and generously endowed by nature with an abundance of mineral waters, healing air and climate. Long-term scientific research confirmed the effective healing qualities of Sandanski and in March 1981. by order of the Council of Ministers, the resort was established as a first-class climate and balneotherapy center of national and international importance. The climate of the city of Sandanski is unique – transitional continental with a pronounced Mediterranean influence. It is called “the Bulgarian climatic south" because of the many favorable bioclimatic constants. Spring here comes early, followed by a dry, sometimes hot summer, and a long and warm autumn passes after mid-December into a mild winter. An inexhaustible natural source of health, beauty and energy are the mineral waters of Sandanski. They are clear, colorless, odorless and with a pleasant taste: silicic – 70-135 mg metasilicic acid per liter, fluorine – up to 6.5 mg fluorine per liter, hyperthermal – from 42 to 810 C, weakly mineralized, hydrocarbonate-sulphate-sodium with slightly alkaline reaction. They are suitable for the treatment of diseases of the respiratory system, the peripheral nervous system, joint-rheumatological, renal, rehabilitation after strokes, etc.
The rugged and diverse terrains in the surroundings create conditions for dosed field treatment. Against the background of natural features, a unique mild climate and the presence of mineral springs, excellent opportunities for complex treatment, rehabilitation and prevention are offered.
Climate treatment – aerotherapy, heliotherapy;
Kinesitherapy – physical therapy – individual and group, underwater gymnastics, therapeutic massage, field treatment, yoga gymnastics;
Aerosol therapy – individual inhalations with mineral water, herbs and medicines;
Apparatus physiotherapy – light therapy, electrotherapy, treatment with a magnetic field, laser therapy;
Balneotherapy – baths with mineral water, underwater massage, open and closed mineral pools, sauna park;
Cryotherapy, thermotherapy, paraffin therapy;
Sandanski is a suitable place for climate therapy throughout the year. It is recommended that the climate treatment be about 30 days, and in order for the healing effect to be fully manifested in the sick – twice a year.
Balneology in the region
The Rupite area is known for its healing mineral water (75°C) with a high sulfur content, which springs from the crater of the Kozhuh volcano, which went extinct 4 million years ago. The properties of these thermal springs have been known since ancient times, and their first discoverers were the Thracians from the Sinti tribe living on these lands, who created their own city here – Heraclea Sintica. In the immediate vicinity of Vanga Park and the “Saint Petka Bulgarian" temple, there is a built beach with 3 sections – men’s, women’s and general. There are two pools in the men’s and women’s sections, one with only mineral water and the other with medicinal algae. For hundreds of years, people have been visiting small natural pools in the area, containing healing mud and algae.
The mineral water of Rupite is recommended for the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular and nervous system, musculoskeletal system, Buerger’s disease, prostate, disc herniation, radiculitis, rheumatism, sterility, etc.
Marikostinovo and the village of Katuntsi
Prepodobna Stoina mineral water, Katuntsi village
In the area of the village of Katuntsi, there are several boreholes from which spring mineral waters of different composition. The water from borehole 236 HG contains minerals rarely found in the Balkans. While fluoride accompanies all thermal waters from the river Struma and the surrounding area, its presence is insignificant in this mineral water. Regarding its physico-chemical composition, the water is characterized as thermal, weakly mineralized, hydrocarbonate and sodium, with a content of silver ions. The water is used for bottling as natural mineral water “Venopodna Stoyna".