With the weather wreaking all kinds of havoc on our skin at this time of the year, a particularly potent form of hydration may well be in order, and in the case of the sulphur waters from springs in the Cyprus hillsides that fill the pools at Ayii Anargyri, the healing effects are much more than simply skin deep!
Go with the Flow
The temperature of the water allows minerals to be absorbed through the skin and into the blood stream to help improve circulation, thus forming the basis of bath therapy.
Practical experience shows that bathing in sulphur waters is helpful in treating rheumatic diseases, and chronic inflammation. Muscular pain and limited joint movement can improve, and swelling in the joints can often be reduced.
Often used in cosmetic products, the spring waters have been shown to be highly effective in soothing skin problems including psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
They can have a positive effect in cases of cardiovascular disease as well, since sulphur expands the coronary arteries, and improves the blood supply to the heart. What’s more, sulphur taken up into the walls of the veins can help to reduce cholesterol levels.
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