SPA is an effective and efficient health approach that balances the body and stimulates you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. To find a physical, emotional and mental balance in life, you need to find time for a spa break.
What is a Spa?
The origin of the word SPA (SPA) is controversial. There are three main versions.
First: from the Latin “Sanitas pro Aqua” – health through water.
Second: English “Sauna Pool Area” – sauna with pool.
The third version offers encyclopedias and encyclopedic dictionaries, the SPA, from the Belgian name of the spa in the Valley of the River, a well-known spa in Europe based on thermal waters.
Today, SPA is an international word that is all associated with relaxing at the seaside or relaxing with an aromatic indoor massage.
It began much earlier than expected in the 5th century before the Greek scientist and thinker Herodotus developed a method for the use of mineral water for medicinal purposes.
Origin of SPA in ancient world
He practiced water through water in ancient Greece, where Hippocrates, in his writings, mentioned the qualities of the sea, salinity, and river water, which maintains the heavenly glow of the skin and gives power to the inner spirit.
This was the beginning of balneology, a medical science section studying the origins and physico-chemical properties of mineral waters. Balneology – this is also the history of the spa – it is the spa as a method of recovery.
Even further the Romans. In the light of the Greek experience, they coined the terms – saunas, which have become not only a common place for washing, but also a whole complex of procedures (healing and soothing). With time, the floor became a floor where you could eat and discuss the latest news, and even make important decisions. And that’s also the story of the cabin beds.
In parallel, in Belgium, the city of Spas, whose soil is rich in special thermal springs. After the battle, the soldiers of the mighty Roman Empire went to Spa to regain new victories by healing wounds and congested muscles.
As time went on, the resources of thermal springs were also discovered by other countries, launching therapeutic cures and creating spas as a place of socialization for wealthy people.
Contemporary SPA Recreation
Today, under the spa, we understand everything that affects the body’s recovery or rejuvenation, helping the body recover from its daily workload. The concept of SPA today includes sea, thermal, fresh or mineral water, sea algae, healing herbs, healing mud, essential oils, as well as covering all swimming and heating, exercise programs, massages, rubbing, body wrap, silence therapy and meditation yoga!
SPA recreation in Latvia and Kurzeme
Latvia – the vast expanse of forests with great evergreen conifers and soil with clear underground springs. Several observation towers that rise above the tops of the trees up to the height of the birds. Nature trails along marshes with diverse plants. Clear lakes, the widest waterfall in Europe and the joyous Gauja River from Vidzeme to the mouth of the Baltic Sea. Scenic views from the Gulf to the open sea touches along the coastline of Kurzeme.
Latvia’s nature is immensely rich, so much could be written about it.
A good spa in Latvia started with the endless nature space energy that nature can provide for any vacationer who wants to feel the body and spirit.
SPA recreation in the countryside
A good spa is complemented by variety. As an example, Latvian nature can be different 4 times a year.
During the seasons of Latvia, you can feel the winter with expensive islands and velvety snow, spring nature flourishes, warm summers in diverse flower meadows and bright autumn colors in nature.
Each time of the year gives its unique healing value to SPA relaxation in Latvia.
Spring wakes you up with warm rays of the sun and makes you want to spend more time outdoors.
Summer gives you a bouquet of healing plants, with the touch of your feet, you get power from the ground and wake up to birdsong.
Autumn’s serene silence after the summer’s jester green, offers you the opportunity to enjoy rain sound therapy and color therapy from bright red to greyish tones.
Winter crisp frost for small bangs promotes blood circulation in oak tub after steaming Latvian bath.
SPA is increasingly coming to Latvian countryside
What could be the best Latvian rural therapy to relax and get rid of?
Perfume spa therapy – a centuries-old medical treatment that positively affects the nervous system. The scent of nature that stings from tree bark, mowed lawn or flowering meadows.
Sound Spa Therapy – Inner Peace Maker. Silence is the deepest sound right up to the whirlwind breath and the raindrops dancing on the windows
SPA recreation especially in Kurzeme
SPA rituals and procedures can be performed in two ways:
Relaxation in SPA complexes where other holidaymakers are at the same time;
Individual relaxation in cozy apartments, surrounded by picturesque nature by the sea or lake, or somewhere in the woods away from people.
Increasingly, people are choosing to take a spa holiday in the countryside, moving away from the familiar spa complexes – white robes and slippers, where you are queued for relaxing treatments or sharing a whirlpool with several strangers at the same time.
Choosing a holiday spa for two or with kids in a cozy holiday home where you have the opportunity to spend it in a different way from your usual urbanized environment.
Here, each guest is provided with an individual approach and time.
Rest in the countryside of Latvia refreshes and invigorates
Spending at least one day in the countryside – closer to harmony with nature and approaching an inner state of peace.Relaxation in the countryside can not be imagined without the traditional Latvian country sauna, where accompanied by a professional bathhouse to take care of health, and learn how to properly bathe with bath slots.While in the countryside, the body replenishes its energy reserves.Being in the silence of nature, drinking herbal tea can relax the nervous system and strengthen the nervous system. In turn, drinking herbal teas and tea vapors that we breathe in surround our bodies with the hormones of happiness, strengthening the immune system.Also, the quality of the night’s peace is affected by the resting places themselves. Pay particular attention to the materials used to build the holiday home apartments where you spend your holidays. For example, when choosing apartments built from logs, the smell of the trees will create a sense of forest and sweet, healthy and deep sleep.Everyone has the opportunity to choose a suitable spa recreation and a magical feeling in the Forest SPA center in Jurkalne.