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Budapest Spas and Thermal Baths

The most important thermal baths in Budapest :

Gellert Bath - Király Bath - Lukács Thermal Bath - Rudas Thermal Bath - Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Széchenyi Thermal Bath

History of the Bath
The Széchenyi Thermal Bath is o­ne of the largest spa complexes in Europe. It's also the first thermal bath of Pest. It owes its existence to Vilmos Zsigmondy, a mining engineer. On his initiative, successful deep borings had been performed in the City Park, where later, in 1881 already an "Artesian bath" was in operation. However, this temporary type of bath was meeting the demands of the age less and less, so the Széchenyi Thermal Bath was built in 1913 o­n the basis of plans composed by Gyozo Czigler. The Bath was expanded in 1927 with a public bathing department for gentlemen and ladies and a beach site. In the middle of the 1960s, further transformations took place, including the creation of a group thermal section in bathing suits as well as a daytime outpatient hospital (complex physiotherapy department). The reconstruction of the pools of the swimming section, their equipment with water filtering and circulation devices was completed in 1999. The so-called fancy bath includes a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence production, neck shower, water beam back massage installed in the sitting banks and many other services.

Bath units
Number of pools: 15
Swimming pools with water filtering and circulation device, Fancy pool, Thermal sitting pool
Thermal baths: Group bath in bath suits with cabinets for garments or cabins (8) with fancy pool, Group bath in aprons (4)

Water composition
The Saint Stephen Well Nr.II commissioned in 1938 provides the water supply for the bath. It is a hot-spring water with calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, also containing sodium and sulphate, with a significant content in fluoride and metaboric acid.
The water of the drinking well is a healing water with calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, chloride, sulphate, also containing alcalics and a substantial amount of fluoride.

Therapeutic proposals
degenerative illnesses of joints, chronic and semi-acute arthritis, orthopaedic and post-injury alterior treatments, In the form of a drinking cure, chronic gastric catarrh, gastric ulcer, intestinal catarrh, overproduction of gastric acid, chronic inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney and of the urine paths, certain forms of renal stone illnesses, chronic catarrh of the inhaling organs, prevention and healing of states of the bone system accompanied by a calcium deficiency, influencing disturbances of metabolism linked to gout, in case of certain illnesses of the gall-bladder and the gall paths, for enhancing gall-discharge

In the framework of a daytime hospital, complex physio-therapy department, Healing cure program, Healing gymnastics for individuals and groups, Underwater gymnastics, Weight bath, Thermal pool bath, Dry and steam sauna, Finnish saunas, Ice-brew machine, shower-barrel, Carbonic tub-bath treatment, Tub-bath-treatment, Salted tub-bath treatment, Mud-packing, Underwater water-beam massage, Medical healing massage, Refreshing massage, Healing drink cure, Swimming instruction, Foot massage up to knee, Foot care, Fitness room, Fancy bath, Buffet, Safe-keeping of garments and valuables, Roof sun-bath spaces, Bathing suit rentals, Fat-burning gymnastics, Weightlifting gymnastic, Shaping gymnastics, Securing the venue of an event, after opening hours, including, o­n demand, the use of baths,

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