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Great macjake 2013-04-18 15:13

Hi Goncalo
I have a question...what's a "Thermal Hospital"?
what do you mean by that? just curious...

looking at it from here, it looks rather old, is the building a red brick construction? I'd love to see more of it.
but for now i'll have to settle for nice water reflections :)
fine shot
cheers
craig

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:42 AM
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The thermal hospital is a hospital Spa but old ,in Portugal are many water thermal see in this site http://www.termasdeportugal.pt/estan...-de-monte-real ,in here http://www.lhw.com/Hotel/Vidago-Pala...-Amenities/Spa, today the he use in Portugal for this tipe of hospital is estâncias termais or SPA , that uses the properties of mineral water for skin treatments and rheumatic in baths and pressure pools

Medical Hydrology:

A science that studies the action of Natural Mineral Water on the body and its application for therapeutic purposes.

Thermal treatments constitute an important therapeutic tool, supported by centuries of experience of use and on numerous scientific research studies that demonstrate its effectiveness.
Thermal treatment may be defined as a set of techniques directed to facilitating contact between natural mineral water and other complementary means, and the person to be treated - the spa user.
In a restricted sense, thermal treatment elicits a set of effects obtained due to the specific composition of natural mineral water, assisted by the effected derived from the thermal environment and the application of the techniques. Health and prevention are the primordial objectives of thermal treatment. Synonyms of thermal treatment are mineral medicinal treatment or hydromineral treatment, and also crenotherapy.
Thermal treatment must be medically prescribed and carried out at a Thermal Spa, the effectiveness of hydrological medicine having been fully proven, allowing spa users to benefit from the associated effects provided by the surrounding environment.
The effectiveness of hydrological medicine has been fully proven (a speciality recognised by the World Health Organisation) in relation to combating the diseases of modern civilisation, various chronic diseases and numerous functional disorders. Studies carried out in various countries, including Portugal, demonstrate that thermal treatment contributes to a reduction in the consumption of drugs, a reduction in days off through sick leave and a reduction in absenteeism.
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