Ukrainian spa resort Myrhorod in Poltava region was awarded the title of the Best SPA Resort in the World during the 66th General Assembly and International Scientific Congress of the World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy (FEMTEC), which took place in Greece. The leading experts of the spa and health industry from 27 countries chose the Ukrainian spa resort for the holistic approach to healing using natural therapy and because it was the best equipped health facility with extensive therapeutic and diagnostics capabilities.
This is the highest award for any health resort and the winner was chosen from dozens of the top health resorts with many of them having more than 100 years of history under their belt, reported regionews.ua.
Myrhorod spa resort consists of four individual sanatoria, each of them specialising in one or more health issues – diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, ENT, gastrointestinal problems, etc.
“Today, four of our spas Birch Grove, Myrhorod, Poltava and Horol offer more than 300 diagnostic tests, therapeutic methods and procedures. Over 20 rehabilitation units within the resort allow for the complete healing of the body. This is the result of the strategy we have chosen a few years back when we decided to actively develop the existing medical diagnostics base as well as expand the areas of recovery and rehabilitation,” said the CEO of JSC Myrhorodkurort Dr. Oleksandr Havlovskyy, MD.
Eastern Ukrainian city of Myrhorod has been known for its mineral water – Myrhorodska – also described as “slightly mineralised natrium chloride water”. Although crystal clear it tastes a little odd because of increased amount of salt in it, which results in unique curative effect, especially for those suffering from gastritis, colitis and other disorders of the digestive system including lower than average level of stomach acidity. It has become popular as a table water which produces general effects considered to be beneficial to health.
This year’s International Scientific Congress and 66th General Assembly of the World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy (FEMTEC) were held in Greece on the island of Kos, home of Hippocrates and Rhodes. The participants of the Congress discussed the issues related to the spa industry today and identified ways to further develop the industry in the modern day world.
World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy was founded back in 1947. It brings together leading scholars and practitioners in the field of balneology and health resort therapy as well as the most famous resorts leaders from all continents. FEMTEC includes the representatives of the National Associations of Physiotherapists and health resort specialists from such countries as Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine and others. FEMTEC is an official member of the World Health Organization.