The first ESPA Forum on the Corona Recovery Concept in the European medical spas and climate health resorts has been launched on 17th December, and its virtual edition is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3KyW_2nOts&feature=youtu.be
“A healthy mind in a healthy body”. The European medical spas offer an important complementary option to the vaccine. Even the vaccine works better on the population’s immune system when kept at the maximum level of optimization. Balneology offers a natural possibility to reduce the primary infections in the immune system, and some of ESPA members were the first one that reacted and started delivering solutions for Covid-19 survivals from Spring 2020. Therefore, the European Spas Association invited specialists of different branches of SPA related medicine who already initiated comprehensive post-covid rehabilitation programs.
The Forum presented recent experiences from Bad Pyrmont and Clinic Bad Sulza (both in Germany), Heilsustofnun in Iceland, Thermes Saujon in France, and the results from thermal spas in Slovakia. The experts showed their findings in real patients who recovered in medical spas, while discussing the role of spa medicine in pandemics, the immune system rehabilitation, and the opportunity for medical spas and health resorts to a new and highly demanded concept in global health tourism.
The upcoming forums will continue to focus on the medical effects of spa medicine and natural remedies on Covid-19 risk groups. With this regard, ESPA has invited experts from all over Europe to report the healing effects of natural remedies and balneology on covid-19 recovery.