Thermal Spring Waters and Mud Bath in Cesme
It is known that the Greek geographer, Pausinias, wrote about Cesme’s thermal spring waters in his books in the 2nd century. Additionally, hundreds of articles have been written about Cesme’s thermal spring waters by the foreign and Turkish scientists since 1800s.
Cesme as a Thermal Resort
Karabina Hotel was the first company to start thermal tourism in Cesme by offering access to the hot springs and in the past few years a large number of hotels and resorts started providing thermal water treatments.
Which Ilnesses does it treat?
According to the research applied by CESTOB, thermal water in Cesme heals rheumatism, painful joints and muscle diseases. As Cesme is a peninsula, it is in a good location for providing a talassoterapi service. The talassoterapi treatment attracts three million tourists to France only during winter months. Cesme targets to attract some of these tourists by providing a good service.
The healing thermal water of Cesme is used in treating diseases such as: rheumatism, joint diseases, tissue rheumatism, psoriasis, acne, eczema, varicose veins, genital infections, high or low blood pressure and therapy after operations.
Healing Mud of Cesme
Sifne is very famous for its healing mud baths. According to the legend, the daughter of Erythrai could not cope with the wounds on her body and suffered deeply. Erythrai’s king who passed through Sifne during a hunting trip, witnessed his dog heal with the mud in Sifne. He took this mud to his daughter and her wounds closed. This healing mud then became famous and the name of the region became Sifne.
The Sifne Thermal Springs and Healing Centres in Sifne were only serving the local tourists until the 1980s, however they became increasingly popular with the German, Norweigian, Danish, Swedish, French, Swiss and Japanese tourists in the past five years.