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SPA - a health resort area built around a mineral springs, hot springs, typically where one can find massage, hydrotherapy, exercise, steam baths, etc. The term is derived from the name of the town of Spa in Belgium.


Spa - wikipedia

The term spa is associated with water treatment which is also known as balneotherapy, spa towns or spa resorts offering such treatment, or the medication or equipment for such treatment. The term is derived from the name of the town of Spa, Belgium, where since medieval times illnesses caused by iron deficiency were treated by drinking chalybeate (iron bearing) spring water.


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