Life in ancient Ptuj was much like that in other Roman cities.
The patricians went to the thermal baths to relax and care for their
bodies with daily bathing, and exchange the latest gossip.
Medieval Ptuj also had public baths, mentioned in 1311, furnished
with wooden tubs and buckets. The public baths had permission
to perform minor surgical procedures, apply leeches, administer
enemas, and shave men. The tradition of baths was revived in the 19
century when a spa was built beside the Drava River that along with
pools offered steam baths, showers, and private cabins with tubs.
Foreign visitors seeking to experience healing baths began to arrive,
and by the 1960’s it was clear that the spa had become too small.
The solution was to drill, not for oil, but for thermal water.
And the story continues…
Natural healing resources
• Natural thermo-mineral water, specifically defined as sodium
hydrogen carbonate, slightly alkaline, low mineral, with
temperatures from 39 °C to 54 °C.
Degenerative rheumatism, injuries and operations to the locomotor
Hydrotherapy, kinesiotherapy, electrotherapy (diadynamic currents,
interference currents, TENS, galvanization, electrostimulation),
ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, magnetotherapy; mechanotherapy
(Tru-Trac technical apparatus for moving joints), thermotherapy
(infrared, warm compress, paraffin, cryomassage), lymph drainage
for the reduction of oedema, medicinal hand massage, relaxation and
preventive health programs. Special feature: private specialist clinics
(stomatological, gynecological, dermo-venereological, x-ray).
polls with thermo-mineral water, saunas, hand massage,
hot stone massage, and reflex zone foot massage, etc.
tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, mini-golf, boules, golf (18-
hole course), walking paths, cycling, horseback riding, rafting, sailing,
go-cart track, hot air ballooning, sport airport, skiing (nearest ski
slopes on the Pohorje Range).