From Big Medical Encyclopedia

SPA (Spa) — the balneological resort in Belgium, one of the oldest resorts in Europe; it is located in Ardennes, in the valley of the river Voe, in the province Liege.

The basic to lay down. a factor of the resort are waters of 16 mineral sources, carbonic with content of iron, known in Europe from 14 century, among to-rykh there are also thermal. Waters of these sources apply to outside balneoprotsedur (see. Balneoterapiya ). Low-mineralized (a mineralization of 0,03 g/l) water of a source Wren is used for drinking treatment. In the resort there is peat mineralized dirt. In S. balnearies, boarding houses, hotels function. On the basis of the resort the in-t on studying of physical methods of treatment works research.

Indications to treatment in the resort: diseases of a musculoskeletal system, peripheral nervous system, female generative organs, digestive organs, kidneys and uric ways.

V. V. Poltoranov.