Health and therapy
The thermal water in Baden is not only with 47 degrees Celsius (116 degrees Fahrenheit) the warmest healing water in Switzerland, but is also the most mineral-rich water by 4.6 grams of minerals pro liter of water. Up until 1200 meters of water derives completely naturally from 18 springs at the surface, from where the comforting warmth also originates. Through the 4,000 to 12,000 yearlong mounting of rocks under the city, the uniquely high mineralization in the thermal water in Baden was achieved. Not only does it contain calcium, iron, and iodine, but the "liquid gold" also contains sulfur. This mineral is responsible for the prominent smell of the thermal waters. Further ingredients are methane, fluoride, zinc, and magnesium. The latter is essential for muscle functions and bone building in the human body.
Further mineral nutrients and their functions can be read about here: Mineralien im Badener Thermalwasser [PDF, 149 KB] (only in German)
A bath in thermal water has positive outcomes on the nervous system. The warmth and the unusually high mineral content support blood circulation and strengthen the evacuation of harmful metabolites. A spa treatment helps especially with the treatment of rheumatism or any disease that interferes with the usage of the muscular system, such as Osteoporosis or Arthritis. The comfortable warmth also helps with the solution for tension in lumbago, or lower back pain, and decreasing stress.
Numerous therapy centers, which came from the tradition of the spa treatment, settled in the bath area. For example one can find the RehaClinic Baden, which specializes in stationary as well as ambulant rehabilitation, rheumatology, and neurology. In order to meet patient comfort there is an indoor and outdoor pool. Since January 2013 the Medical Center Baden can be found in the same building as the Center for Holistic Chinese Medicine, TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) Ming Dao. The ChinaMed Center Baden as well as the Center MediQi both specialize in traditional Chinese medicine.
Further information to the therapy centers:
Information and details for the individual fitness centers can be found under the following links:
- Callanetics-Studio Baden GmbH, www.callaneticsbaden.ch
- Exersuisse Baden, exersuisse.ch/standorte/baden
- Fitnesscenter Baregg, www.fitnessbaregg.ch
- Fitnesscenter Baden *****, www.fitnesscenterbaden.ch
- Fitnesscenter Hamam Baden, www.fitnesspark.ch/baden
- Fitnesscenter Phoenix, www.phoenixfitness.ch
- Limmathof Baden Hotel & Novum Spa, www.limmathof.ch