A rich ground of spas
In Iran more than 460 hot springs have been identified and it seems that there are many more to be explored. From north to south, east to west of the country, you can find hot springs and natural mineral pools with the related facilities. These steamy waters emanating from the depths of the earth are rich in sulfur, calcium, lithium, and other minerals, and offer relief to patients suffering from: respiratory diseases, rheumatism, skin diseases, gynecological and local swelling, nerves, blood pressure, joint pains and kidney pain.
History of Water Therapy
The history of water therapy or hydrotherapy, which is considered to be the oldest therapeutic treatment, goes back to the civilizations of Egypt-Greece and Rome. The Egyptian courtiers had ponds containing water, flowers and plants and certain oils, and thought that spa springs could improve the health of the human body by improving blood circulation.IN this shirt article we try to introduce just some of them that are better known, though in our order of list there is no priority:
Sareyn/ Sar’ein Hot Springs
In this city, carries both cold water springs and 9 hot springs; among hot ones of which these are more renown: Qarah Soo , Sari Soo , Gavmish Goli , Besh Bajilar , Qahveh Suei , Pehenlu; and each of with special medical characteristics .Amid the hot spas ‘Gavmesh Goli’ is the hottest; the water” heat of which is 67 degrees, with a content of 80 liters per second pouring from the source.
Sahand Hot Springs
Sahand Mount Ranges has many cold/hot springs, and spas with acid and ferric water. The west foothills consist of saline and mineral water sources too.
• Gorge Hot Spring
This spa’s water is used for agriculture. Gorge water is in the row of chlorine-sodium, hydroxide – calcium and sulfate with a temperature of 22 ° C.
• Lighwan Hot Spring
The water of this spring is in the row of sodium chloride and calcium sulfate, by a heat of 32° C.
• Hamam Hot Spring
This spa springs out of the gap of volcanic rocks at a temperature of 55 degrees along the Ahar- Kalibar, and pours into a pool enclosed by walls.
• Kandy Qale Hot Spring
Located in the northwest of the Cheshmeh Hamam, it is separated from the gap of Eocene igneous rocks and has a temperature of 45 degrees. The water of this spring is in the row of sulfate-chlorine mixture and accompanied by various cations.
Ferdows Hot Spring
This 200 year old hot mineral spring is located about 20 km north of Ferdows city in eastern Iran at Southern Khorasan province, near an inactive volcano; bathing in the mineral water of which, is suggested for healing skin diseases and rheumatism.
Kashmar Hot Spring
Richer in minerals and chemical compounds than any other ones in Iran, Kariz Hot Spring is in Kashmar county.
• Takht-e Soleiman Hot Spring
The hydrotherapy complex of Takht-e Soleiman is one of the most important attractions of West Azerbaijan Province, equipped with appropriate facilities.
• Gaynarja Village Hot Springs
The hot springs in Gaynarja Village with various facilities have distinct curative effects, especially for joints pain.
• Charoymaq Village Hot Springs
Charoymaq Village in Hashtroud, has lots of hot springs and a nice climate that has made it a touristic center. Its natural allures include hot springs, spas, and caves.
• Vananaq Hot Spring
Vananaq Hot Spring is located near Vananaq Village in Qareh Poshtelu, Zanjan Province, with therapeutic sulfuric water. Bathe in Vananaq Hot Springs is so relaxing and relieve pain related to joints and nerves.
• Ghatood Balaghi Hot Spring
Ghatood Balaghi spa is located near Vananaq spa ( altitude of 1982 meters above sea level) and so therapeutic for foot ache. Rubbing its mud on skin is also effective for treating rheumatism.
Some of the most important Iran hot springs in Ramsar with numerous therapeutic features are:
• Mahmoud Garma & Aziz Garma (Ramsar)
• Ashkar Garma (Sadat Shahr)
• Kash Hot Spring (Sadat Shahr)
• Sang Boneh (Sadat Shahr)
• Shah Madar Garmabeh (Behind the new Ramsar Hotel)
• Sana Hot Spring (Behind Ramsar Hotel)
• Shah Madar Garmabeh (Behind Ramsar Hotel, effective for backache and joints pain)
In 5 km from South-East of Ramsar, in Sadat Mahalleh and Katalem, you can find several other hot springs with pools and tubs, beneficial for rheumatism, muscle pain, and derma problems
A town in the south-west of Qazvin Province near Hamedan and Zanjan; that can be as popular as Sar’ein Hot Springs. Other springs in this area include:
the hot springs of which are:
• Kharaghan Hot Spring
Kharaghan (Arshia Hot Spring) is one of the main attractions of the area, at the moment, available via a company in Ab-e Garm Town.
• Ali Hot Spring, in Artesh Abad
• Soltan Balagh Hot Springs
• Larijan Hot Springs
Another spot to explore some of Iran’s hot springs in, with a temperature of about 62° C and sulfuric water efficient for derma disease, joints pain, and rheumatism.
• Rineh Hot Spring
The most important one, in Ab-e Garm Town
• Ferdoos Hot Spring
The patients with joints pain, rheumatism, eczema, and fungal disease have seen noticeable remedy after soaking in Ferdoos Hot Spring. The temperature of this hot spring is so high as staying in its water is not possible for more than 10 minutes.
• Morteza Ali Hot Spring
27 km from Tabas Town in South Khorasan Province, contains cold and hot water flowing in the middle of the desert.
As it has different minerals to the cold flowing water, they don’t mix and can be recognized until passing 300 meters of the river bed. Therefore, you can put your foot one side in cold water and other foot in hot water. This phenomenon is rare in the world.
Taftan Hot Spring:
Placed on Taftan Mount, Khash, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, this hot spring is located in a mountainous area, used by local people including old people; as it has plenty of healthful features.
Bazman Hot Spring:
100 km from north-west of Iranshahr, Sistan and Baluchestan, Bazman Hot Spring (36° C) wells up from altitudes of 920 meters above sea level into in a basin; containing calcium sulfate, magnesium, sodium carbonate, and chlorine which is beneficial for joints pain, skin problems and wound.
• Bijar Hot Spring
In western Kurdestan Province, with sulfuric water.
• Baba Gorgor Hot Spring
Located 18km to the northwest of Qorveh in Baba Gorgor Village.
• Pir-e Saleh hot spring
with its bitter tasting water, in Qeshlaqlu Village near Bijar and considered beneficial to those suffering from rheumatism.
• Bashuki Hot Spring
local people suffering from certain ailments come to this sulfuric spring to treat their illnesses.