Thermal Medicine, having the scientific documentation aid of the thermal, mechanical, chemical and in particular the biological and immunological effects of the healing natural resources, has emerged as a complementary therapeutic method in the therapeutic range of Classic Medicine. The therapeutic methods of Thermal Medicine are external hydrotherapy, positherapy, inhalation therapy, clay therapy, thalassotherapy, cave therapy and biometeorological therapy.
Thermal Medicine as a complementary therapy aids in the treatment, rehabilitation and recovery of physical, psychological and mental health but also, preventively, in the treatment of ageing, through the application of longevity and well-being standards. In particular, Thermal Medicine has therapeutic effects in diseases of the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, gastrointestinal, urological and endocrinological systems, as well as in dermatological, gynecological, allergic and otorhinolaryngologic diseases.
The current situation in Greece is reflected in the prospect of our country to emerge as a global healthresort – medispa for the elderly, chronically ill but also as preventive, always under the medical cover of experienced and internationally acclaimed Greek doctors, in order to stop the “braindrain” and to develop the “braingain”, as there is a growing international interest in seeking upgraded medical treatment, rehabilitation, anti-aging and wellness services in Greece.