Health resort Tskhaltubo
Tskhaltubo is situated in the central part of Western Georgia at the foot of the South Caucasus, ten kilometres from the town of Kutaisi, a hundred kilometres from the warm Black Sea and 250 kilometres from Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
In the old times Colchis was mentioned in the myth about Argonauts who came to Medea’s native land in quest of the golden fleece.
Clinical data show the extrordinary wide range of curative properties of Tskhaltubo as a health resort, but it became especially famous for its unique warm radioactive gaseous springs (baths) which has been well-known since the ancient times.
Curative properties of Tskhaltubo springs are incomparable. The springs are naturally warm , they have the human body temperature and can be used without being heated. The water is clear, slaking, without any smell.
Tskhaltubo mineral waters are of high medicinal properties, they can cure (treat) about sixty diseases. It magically helps the patients who have the joint disease, the disease of the peripheral nervous system, the cardiovascular system disease, skin disease, metabolism, the disease of endocrine glands, gynaecological disorders and meny other diseases.
The treatment in Tskhaltubo is so effective that many patients who had to walk on crutches before treatment stopped using them after treatment. The water produces a tranquillizing effect on people with nervous breakdown, many childless women’s dreams came true.
The treatment is effective for those children who are afflicted with rheumatism, cerebral paralysis and poliomejelitis. The course of treatment is about twenty / twenty-four days. Besides everyday twenty-minute warm radioactive (thermal) baths the patients, if necessary, can have water training, under water massage, stretching exercises, circular and ascending showers, gynaecological irrigations, electro-therapy, etc.
Our karst caves with their microclimate provide natural treatment for the patents who suffer from bronchial athma, stenokardia, high blood pressure, neurosis and cronic pneumonia.
There are many comfortable hotels in Tskhaltubo.
In balneo area are functioning bath halls.
Tskaltubo is known not only as a spa but as well as a popular tourist centre. It is situated in a greeny hilly plain with its warm moderately humid climate.The peculiarities of the climate are formed by specially combined solar radiation, atmospheric circulation and complex topography. The solar radiation regime determines the subtropical climate of western Georgia. Tskhaltubo is famous for its mild winters and not very hot summers. So Tskhaltubo can be considered to be a climatic resort. Along with the treatment you can have a good rest here. There is a large beautiful park with about a hundred different specimen of subtropical flora in Tskhaltubo. There are also Historical and area Studies museums. From Tskhaltubo holiday-makers can visit Kutaisi museums, its Pictur Gallery, ancient historical monuments, great Bagrati cathedral, Gelaty Monastery and Academy, Motsameta, Geguti hanting house and fortress and other places of interest. It takes you about an hour and a half to reach the Black Sea shore or the Alpine snow-capped mountains of Svaneti. You can see the dinosaurs’ traces near the cave of Sataplia. The awesome beauty of the karst cave takes your breath away. The territory of the Sataplia National park is interesting for its fauna and flora. There is a newly-discovered kumistavis cave not far from Tskhaltubo. It is fairly considered one of the best in Europe. Tourists can see and admire its wonderful transparent lakes, stalactite and stalagmite woods and fairy-tale halls. For those people who do not need any treatment there are recreation facilities at their disposal, they can see eastern Georgia’s sights, go to the seaside, ride horses in the mountains. So they can both entertain and rest.From Tskhaltubo to Tbilisi tourists can travel by cars and planes.