Velingrad’s greatest advantage is its mineral waters. The region has over 80 mineral springs – hot and cold. The mineral water has immense significance for the development of the town and the livelihood of the population. The healing springs are a prerequisite for the development of the balneological tourism. The mineral water is good for drinking, treats many diseases and, combined with the congenial climate of region, it makes Velingrad the favourite place of many people for treatment and prevention of diseases. The climate and clean air here are also congenial to the treatment of many diseases of the respiratory system, asthma, shortness of breath, and others. The resort is specialized in the treatment of rheumatic diseases, inflammations and other injuries, gynaecologicaland kidney diseases, liver and gastrointestinaldiseases.The mineral water also has a beneficial impact on the recuperation and rehabilitationfrom operationsand other diseases. Mineral water treatments have beneficial effects onthe musculoskeletal system; they also improve blood circulation, the immune system and overall health and well-being of the body.
The mineral water is used for different types of procedures depending on the disease or for prevention: inhalations, herbal and gas baths, swimming, remedial gymnastics.