Table 1: Examples of applications of Spa therapy over historical and geographical locations.

Condition/indicationsGeographic locationSpecial characteristics

Restore strength, heal woundsAncient Greece Thermopiles, Kaifa
Recuperation of wounded soldiersAncient Rome
PsoriasisBlue lagoon, IcelandGeothermal activity
Dermatological disordersGermany (Baltic area)Sea water spas, PUVA-bath
ArthritisKorea (Onyang holy spa)
Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritisIsrael, Dead seaHigh atmospheric pressure, extreme climate, and mud