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Black thermal mineral water

The power of black water from Moravci springs

The black thermal mineral water from Terme 3000 – Moravske Toplice, which was declared a natural healing remedy back in 1964, originates from springs that are 967 to 1,467 metres underground in the Mura-Zala basin. The spring of thermal mineral water was discovered by accident more than 60 years ago, when the company Nafta Lendava was oil mining in the area and the healing water came gushing from the borehole. This was also the reason why this water was named black thermal mineral water, namely because of the high concentration of healing substances that have a beneficial effect on health, and also to justify it being called black gold.

Unique on a global scale

Black thermal mineral water is the most precious asset of Terme 3000 – Moravske Toplice, where for more than 60 years, it has been used for the treatment of conditions affecting the locomotor system and rheumatic diseases. Thanks to proven beneficial effects and high temperatures at the source, the water from Moravci is unique, not only in Europe, but also on a global scale. Due to the healing substances of black thermal mineral water, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia awarded Terme 3000 – Moravske Toplice a concession for the implementation of health programmes involving the use of this water.

As healing as ever

This year, we have upgraded the baths with black thermal mineral water in natural pools, and started adding natural thermal mineral water from an additional bore. In addition, we introduced an improved method of water preparation. Now we are using natural spring water from an MT-6 bore, which, according to the most recent balneological assessment, proved to be even more suitable and effective in treating problems of the locomotor system and rheumatic diseases. The improved method of water preparation enables us to preserve the content of healing substances in black thermal mineral water. The modified process of preparation diminished the colour intensity of water.  The colour of the water differs only because of the different content of iron and manganese, which did not have healing effects in such a form, but contributed to the dark colour. All other water components are the same as before. We assure you that the black thermal mineral water has the same content of natural healing substances as before.

The beneficial effects of unique black thermal mineral water

Tones and refreshes the organism
Improves circulation and has a positive effect on chronic inflammatory conditions
Soothes and promotes skin tanning in the sun
Has an analgesic, pain-relieving effect
Eases and relieves nervous tension
Reinvigorates and refreshes the body

The healing effects of black thermal mineral water have been confirmed by the Institute of Medical Balneology and Climatology at the University of Maribor, specifically its team of balneological experts. "Thermal mineral water from the MT-6 bore in Martjanci is characterised as sodium hydrogen-carbonate-chloride thermo-mineral hyperthermal water. Such hyperthermal sodium, especially hydrogen-carbonate, water with a special chemical composition, can be characterised as a natural factor."

Doctor's advice

"Bathing in black thermal mineral water is recommended while recovering from post-trauma and post-operative conditions of the locomotor system, as well as for rheumatic and certain skin conditions. It is especially effective for joint problems. When used in conjunction with healing mud, peloid, it alleviates pain and improves flexibility, and also reduces joint swelling, while effects are enhanced in combination with physiotherapy. Its beneficial effects are also reflected on skin. Black water nurtures the skin, strengthens the immune system, establishes a suitable balance and stimulates skin regeneration."

Dr. Ranko Mudrinić, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist

Blackaquatherm cosmetics

Rejuvenate and refresh your skin with the Blackaquatherm line of cosmetics. All products are based on the natural black thermal mineral water from Moravske Toplice. A wide range of cosmetic products allows you to feel the warmth from the depths of Moravci springs gently pampering your skin.

The story of young man who wanted to bath in the hot water

Black thermal mineral water was discovered in Moravci completely by accident when they were drilling for oil in the marshy meadows. According to newspaper reports from 1960, it was a great dissappointment when water smelling of oil burst out of the wells instead of black gold. The well was sealed and marked as representing the risk of death. But luck would have it that a year later a young man wanted to bathe in the hot water and therefore released the valve, filling the nearby ditch with the spring water. The news of the local "pool" spread like wildfire and the visitors soon found that the water is everything but harmful. They reported of improved well-being, pain relief and even of diseases being cured. The path towards one of the largest Slovenian health resorts was thus plotted.

Offer of the Thermalium Medico-Wellness Centre

Step into the world of black gold and feel the power of Prekmurje herbs that we have captured in the nurturing oils, scrubs and baths. The rich offer of carefully designed treatments will surely have the product that best suits your well-being. Experience the beneficial effects that black thermal mineral water has on both health and beauty and let it allure you with its endless rich warmth. Relax while enjoying the scents of Prekmurje or feel the energy of therapeutic septarium stones that strengthen the good and alleviate pain.

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