Tbilisi - There is a balneological-climatic resort in the city, where the natural healing factors such as mineral, sulfur water and medical mud are used. Tbilisi balneological resort is a modern, comfortable medical-diagnostic and most importantly, rehabilitation institution equipped with the newest medical facilities and staffed with highly qualified professionals, where the latest methods of spa procedures are carried out. By means of combination of natural, physical factors and medicines loads of diseases are cured. There are used a lot of unique methods of treatment: ethereal oil baths, fir-needle and pearl baths, underwater and dry stretching procedures, special massages for the weight correction(coffee, honey, chocolate are used), children's kinesiotherapy, massages for children with cerebral paralysis, spa procedures etc.


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The balneological resort is located in the old central district, on the area of 400 hectares. It borders a beautiful botanical garden, famous for its unique, centuries-old plants and the special, healing climate. The resort is 406-522 m above sea level. The world-famous Tbilisi sulfur baths are located in its area. The special, sulfur water has unique antibacterial and antiseptic properties. The stable water temperature is + 38 to +40 degrees. All tourists consider that it is a pleasant duty to visit the sulfur baths. Naturally hot water with the smell of sulfur, its unique composition, 'Mekise' (One who serves people with a peeling massage in a bath) and 'Kisa' (a natural bath scrubber) have unique effects on the body, namely, the skin pores are open, it starts breathing and becomes free from wastes, gains extraordinary density and gloss, the hair loss stops and the head skin diseases are cured. 7-9 procedures are enough to cure acute and chronic dermatologic diseases. After the bath one feels lightness and weight loss (1-1.5 kg). It helps to get good mood, stress and tension relief. The sulfur water has a rejuvenation property. Sulfur water is an excellent treatment tool for infectious chronic arthritis, also for arthritis caused by endocrine and metabolic disorder, nervous and musculoskeletal system, skin and gynecological diseases. The resort is open throughout the year. The treatment is ambulant.

The oldest population settled in a district of sulfur springs. Archaeological excavations show that the area of Tbilisi was inhabited as early as BC. IV millennium. According to the legend, the foundation of the city is associated with the sulfur water. Once, when Georgian King Vakhtang Gorgasal was hunting, his hawk attacked a pheasant. Birds fell into a hot spring. Because of the healing properties of the hot water and the favorable location of the place, the king ordered to cut down the forest and built a city. The name of the city 'Tbilisi' is related to the word 'tbili'(warm) because of the warm mineral springs. Later, in this place there were built the sulfur baths, which are considered as one of the wonders of the world

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