In the area of the city of Sochi there is an amazing place - the resort village of Matsesta. It is famous for its unique hydrogen sulphide springs, which in Russia are no longer impacted by force. The word "Matsesta" means "fiery water", perhaps because the skin of a person turns red from the action of these waters, a slight burning sensation appears.
- What is the Matsesta water
- Influence on the body
- Indications of use
- Hydrogen sulfide baths
- Drinking water
- Mineral water "Plastunskaya"
What is the Matsesta water
Sources Matsesta refers to a rare very strong type of mineral water. The main active substance is sodium chloride. Along with a high concentration of total hydrogen sulfide( up to 420 milligrams per liter), bromine( up to 70 milligrams per liter), iodine( up to 12 milligrams per liter), radon( about 1 emana per liter), fluorine are present in the water. From microelements: calcium, magnesium, strontium, iron, tin, copper, potassium, sodium. Of the compounds: sulfates and hydrogen carbonates. The temperature of mineral waters is from 18 to 45 degrees Celsius. Mineralization from 3 to 30 grams per liter of water. The smell of water is typical for all hydrogen sulfide sources.
Effect on the body
The therapeutic effect of Matsesta water is primarily based on a high amount of free hydrogen sulfide ions that penetrate the internal environment through the skin, mucous membranes and respiratory tracts, directly affecting cells and tissues. Thus, the inflammatory process is removed even in those parts of the body where blood circulation is minimal, for example, in the joints, intervertebral cartilage, tendons.
When exposed to matsesta on the skin, ions of free hydrogen sulphide act on the nerve endings of the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, causing their expansion. This increases the flow of blood and it saturates with active substances. As a result of this redistribution of blood flow in the body, positive dynamic changes occur.
The effect of sulphide water on nerve endings in the skin that promote the activation of nerve receptors of internal organs is noted.
Matsesta water improves the assimilation of vitamins and nutrients, as well as their dissimilation. Thus, the metabolism increases, contributing to losing weight and improving the appearance. Significantly faster toxins and toxins are removed from the body, purification occurs.
Matsesta sulphide water has analgesic, tonic and immunostimulating effects. It normalizes blood pressure, improves blood circulation, slows down aging and relieves inflammation. Also used for infertility, to accelerate the healing of burns and wounds. Water positively affects the function of the thyroid gland, normalizes the central and autonomic nervous system, the work of the adrenal glands. With balneotherapy, there is a slowing of the heart rate, and, as a consequence, discharge of cardiac activity.
Indications of application
Matsesta hydrogen sulphide waters are prescribed for the following types of diseases:
- cardiovascular: rheumatism without disturbance of heart rhythms;hypertension 1 and 2 degrees without rhythm disturbance;atherosclerosis of the heart vessels, vessels of the brain and lower limbs;ischemia( including chronic);diseases of arteries and capillaries;phlebeurysm;thrombophlebitis;arterial hypotension;violation of coronary circulation;
- gynecological: infertility;adhesive processes in the pelvic organs;violation of the menstrual cycle;miscarriage of pregnancy;
- urological: prostatitis during remission, vesicle;
- of the musculoskeletal system: arthritis;arthrosis;osteochondrosis;Bechterew's disease, rheumatoid arthritis;scoliosis;spondylitis;
- ENT organs: gingivitis;parodontosis;laryngitis;tonsillitis;pharyngitis;stomatitis;sinusitis;rhinopharyngitis;complications after operations to remove roots and teeth;
- dermatological: eczema;atopic dermatitis;seborrheic dermatitis;psoriasis;hives;
- central and autonomic nervous system: encephalopathy;consequences of brain injury, spinal cord;nephropathy;
- endocrine disorders: diabetes in the initial stage;obesity;toxic goiter;hypothyroidism.
Water is used for baths and as drinking cures.to contents ^
Hydrogen sulfide baths
Hydrogen sulfide baths are usually used in the form of classical baths, half-baths, irrigation, inhalations, ascending shower. Before taking such baths, it is necessary to consult a qualified doctor who will determine what type of balneotherapy and what concentration of hydrogen sulfide you need.
Throughout the course of therapy it is necessary to refuse from alcohol intake, smoking, not to overeat, not to allow stress. Taking baths follows out food and active activities.
If during balneotherapy you feel unwell, dizzy, nauseous, stop taking the bath immediately and ventilate the room. Contact a specialist and he will give you another dosage of hydrogen sulfide.
To date, there is the opportunity to take sulfide baths at home. To do this, it is enough to buy a special drug in the pharmacy and, after consulting a doctor, dilute it in the right proportion.
When specifying the course of treatment with Matsesta's waters, the concentration of hydrogen sulfide is indicated. For reception of the general baths it is usually appointed 50, 100, 150 milligrams per liter at a water temperature of 36-37 degrees Celsius. For local procedures, one concentration is 150 milligrams per liter. The duration of taking a common bath depending on the disease is 6, 8, 10, 15 minutes. The course of treatment has 8-12 baths.
Baths are taken either in a day, or according to the scheme: 2 days reception and 1 day break. If necessary, local baths and procedures, sea bathing and sun / air baths are additionally appointed.
The higher the concentration of hydrogen sulphide in the bath, the stronger its penetration into the body through the skin. At concentrations above 250 milligrams per liter, hydrogen sulphide already circulates in the bloodstream. After it enters the body, it is oxidized and excreted naturally.
Sulfide baths have a strong positive effect on the functional restructuring of the body, but there are cases when the treatment results in a balneal reaction. It is expressed in lethargy, weakness, loss of appetite, sleep disorder or general deterioration of well-being. This reaction is not a pathology and, as a rule, is temporary.
Matsesta baths are also prescribed for adolescents and children. Accordingly, the duration of reception of common baths is reduced from 5 minutes to 10.to contents ^
Drink low-sulfide mineral waters with a concentration of free hydrogen ions from 10 to 40 milligrams per liter. The intake of such water has a mild laxative effect, promotes an improvement in the outflow of bile, regeneration of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, normalizes acidity, improves metabolism. Water removes salts of heavy metals, radionuclides, so it is especially useful for people with professional poisoning by heavy metals, people living in an unfavorable environment, for example, near open quarries, in contaminated areas, nearby plants.to contents ^
Mineral water "Plastunskaya"
In the resort village of Matsesta bottling of mineral water and table water is carried out at the Plastunsky mineral water deposit in the Khosta district of Sochi.
This water is clear, odorless and mellow, pleasant to taste and refreshing. In order that the water does not lose its properties, it is slightly aerated. The chemical composition per cubic decimeter of water is as follows:
- Hydrocarbonates - up to 1400 milligrams.
- Sulphates are less than 25 milligrams.
- Chlorides are less than 25 milligrams. Calcium is not more than 25 milligrams.
- Magnesium - no more than 10 milligrams.
- Sodium and potassium - 400-600 milligrams.
- Microelements - fluorine, boron, iodine, silicon, iron.
Total mineralization is 1.2-2 grams per liter.
Categorically contraindicated treatment with hydrogen sulfide waters with:
- bronchial asthma,
- severe atherosclerosis of the vessels,
- serious heart rhythm disorders,
- stomach and duodenal ulcers,
- chronic liver diseaseand bile ducts.