The healing effect of balneology

No life without water. People have always recognised the wonderful effects of water. We attribute special, mystical powers to this element, and use it for purifying, preventative and healing purposes.

Balneology is the study of the therapeutic usage of natural healing spring waters, gases and peloids. Acting as versatile natural stimuli, they generate reactions in the human body to promote its own healing powers. This can lead to enhancement of the body’s own defences, improvement of its functioning and, ultimately, its healing. At St. Moritz, the naturally carbonated, iron-rich mineral spring water and Alpine mud are used as part of the spa treatments.

Here you can find out more about the effectiveness of spa therapy at St. Moritz.

Das Heilbad darf nicht sterben!

Heini Hofmann
Das Heilbad darf nicht sterben!

Publisher:
Paracelsus Foundation St. Moritz
Self-publishing:
MTZ Heilbad St. Moritz, 2014
ISBN 978-3-033-04575-0
CHF 25.– / EUR 22.–

Gesundheits-Mythos St. Moritz

Heini Hofmann
Gesundheits-Mythos St. Moritz

Publisher:
Dr Oscar Bernhard Foundation
Publishing house:
Montabella Verlag, St. Moritz
ISBN 978-3-907067-40-6
CHF 98.– / EUR 89.–
First edition 2011, 2nd revised edition 2014

Spa

Heilbad St. Moritz

St. Moritz enjoys a spa tradition going back almost 3,500 years. With its carbonated, iron-rich waters, the Maurice Spring (1,774 m above sea level) is the oldest and highest-altitude medicinal spring. Many renowned physicians, among them the famous naturopathic physician Paracelsus, travelled to St. Moritz in past centuries and prescribed spa treatments. The mineral springs brought international fame to the farming village. Dukes and princes with their entourages came from all across Europe.

Today, guests from all over the world come to the MTZ Heilbad St. Moritz to receive treatment. They benefit from a diverse range of therapies, such as circulation stimulation, refreshing carbonated mineral baths, healing mud packs and numerous complementary treatment options, which help to improve both health and well-being. During their stay, guests can drink the sparkling spring water, known as “Eisensäuerling” (iron acidulous water), while enjoying the beautiful sunshine and stunning landscape of the Engadine mountains.

However, St. Moritz’s spa tradition currently faces an uncertain future. It would be a great loss for St. Moritz if the spa tradition, from which today’s tourism in the area originated, ended with the closure of the spa.

Here you can find out more about the history and current challenges of the Heilbad St. Moritz.

The healing effect of balneology

No life without water. People have always recognised the wonderful effects of water. We attribute special, mystical powers to this element, and use it for purifying, preventative and healing purposes.

Balneology is the study of the therapeutic usage of natural healing spring waters, gases and peloids. Acting as versatile natural stimuli, they generate reactions in the human body to promote its own healing powers. This can lead to enhancement of the body’s own defences, improvement of its functioning and, ultimately, its healing. At St. Moritz, the naturally carbonated, iron-rich mineral spring water and Alpine mud are used as part of the spa treatments.

Here you can find out more about the effectiveness of spa therapy at St. Moritz.

Das Heilbad darf nicht sterben!

Heini Hofmann
Das Heilbad darf nicht sterben!

Publisher:
Paracelsus Foundation St. Moritz
Self-publishing:
MTZ Heilbad St. Moritz, 2014
ISBN 978-3-033-04575-0
CHF 25.– / EUR 22.–

Gesundheits-Mythos St. Moritz

Heini Hofmann
Gesundheits-Mythos St. Moritz

Publisher:
Dr Oscar Bernhard Foundation
Publishing house:
Montabella Verlag, St. Moritz
ISBN 978-3-907067-40-6
CHF 98.– / EUR 89.–
First edition 2011, 2nd revised edition 2014