Compontents of the water and the mud

Compontents of the water and the mud

General information

Opeing hours

Every day of the year. Opening time: 9.00 am Tills are closing at 6.30 pm End of bathing time: 6.00 pm

Entrance fee:

For 3 hours 2600 HUF For 5 hours 3500 HUF One day 4500 HUF Student ticket for 3 hours (required to present a valid student card) 2100 HUF

The water of the abundant spring is medicinal water, which gives us its treasure of healing. The fundamental element of balneotherapy is the medicinal water, which is equally rich in dissolved and volatile matter, combining favourable qualities of medicinal waters which contain carbon dioxile, sulphur, calcium, magnesium, hydrogen carbonate, adn a mild radon emanation. The medicinal mud that forms a thick layer on the lake bed is unique because it contains the concentrated medicinal values of radium salts and reduced sulphides.

Mineral content of the water

Cations mg/l
Potassium 6,8
Natirum 27
Ammonium 0,32
Calcium 81
Magnesium 36
Iron 0,04
Number of catiions altogether 151
Anions mg/l
Chloride 23
Bromide 0,11
Iodid 0,021
Fluorid 1,4
Sulphate 64
Hydrogen-carbonate 378
Sulphide 3,2
Number of anions altogether 470
Altogether 754

The special composition of the medicinal water of Hévíz and the materials dissolving from the peat layer that covers the lake bed have a wide range of use in medicine.  The application of the medicinal water itself makes a complex therapy possible. The hydrostatical presure and the movements fto all directions are ideal for blood circulation and the different temperatures provide pleasant, refreshing bathing. The water of the spring gushes across a 7 m thick peat layer, leaving the skin flexible and velvety because os the effect of dissolved compounds and trace elements. The rich contetn of mineral substances – e. g. the potasium content – has a favourable effent on the metabolism of cartilages and the work of the cartilage molecules and, as a result, the quality of the organism and the immune system stronger because it stimulates production of the hormone that influences the suprarenal gland, thereofer reducing pain and infalammation of the body.