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Black thermal mineral water

The power of black water from Moravci springs

The 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 thermal mineral water spring was discovered by chance over 60 years ago when the Nafta Lendava company was drilling for oil and instead found healing water. Due to its high concentration of healing substances with positive effects on our health, it is also known as black gold, and rightfully so.

A unique thermal water experience

The thermal mineral water from Moravci 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. Our guests can choose between pools filled with filtered thermal mineral water and baths with unfiltered thermal mineral water. The difference is in how the water is prepared. Because the unfiltered water in the baths is darker, they are also known as black water baths.

As healing as ever

Both the filtered and unfiltered thermal mineral water from Moravci are beneficial for a variety of health problems, with the unfiltered being significantly more efficient. Baths in black thermal mineral water at a temperature of 37 °C are the warmest in Slovenia. The temperature of the thermal mineral water in the swimming pools with filtered water ranges from 32 to 34 °C. The high temperatures at the source make the thermal mineral water from Moravci unique on a global scale. It has a higher temperature at the source than any other thermal mineral water in Europe. Due to its healing substances, 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.

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 injuries and surgeries involving the locomotor system and if you are suffering from rheumatic diseases, while it also treats 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 the products are made using unfiltered thermal mineral water from Moravci. 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

The thermal mineral water from Moravci was discovered purely by chance when drilling for oil in the wetland 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 of the thermal mineral water from Moravci on your health and beauty and surrender to its exceptional warmth, relax surrounded by the scents of Prekmurje or feel the energy of the therapeutic stones, the septaria, which strengthen all that is well and alleviate pain.

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