A natural healing source
The tradition of bath treatments dates back to 1883 when Berta’s Spa, the first bath house, was built near the old town. The citizens of Třeboň employed the experience of their ancestors who, by that time, had been taking advantage of the healing qualities of peat for many centuries. The qualities of the peat extracted from the nearby peat bogs in the marshlands of Třeboň prove to be very effective in treating the disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The matter forming this particular type of peat is predominantly of organic origin and includes plants like sedge, reed mace and reed; iron and sulphur are its inorganic elements.
The dried and pulverised peat is mixed with water in large tubs and warmed up to 38-39 °C. The mixture is subsequently fed through pipes into special bathtubs and the temperature of the peat baths adjusted to 37-40 °C by professional staff, following instructions given by physicians. To warm the body up sufficiently, one peat therapy session lasts 15 minutes. A shower follows and then rest in a dry pack. The primary effect of any peat bath consists in warming up of the organism, skin hydration and reinforcement of immunity. In patients suffering from locomotor diffi culties, the bath reduces muscular tension, alleviates pain, induces better blood circulation in tissues and speeds up regeneration.