Natural healing factors

Thermal water, fango and turf

At Terme Dobrna, we have three natural healing factors recognised by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia, namely thermal water, fango, and turf.

Thermal water

The ancient Celts and Romans already knew the warm spring water in Dobrna. In the year 1403, the water was used the first time for health purposes. Since the year 1542, the thermal water in Dobrna is known as an ideal means in treating gynaecological and urological illnesses, rheumatic, and illnesses similar to rheumatism, for healing diseases and motor system injuries.

The alkaline thermal water with a temperature at the source of around 35 to 36,5 °C, and contains adequate amounts of calcium, magnesium, and hydrogen carbonate is the main healing factor in the Dobrna spa. Due to the calcium ions the water contains, the Dobrna thermal water acts as anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergy with all chronic inflammation of the digestion and urinary organs. It as well accelerates the purging of water from the body. Indirectly it helps in discharging kidney stones and gallstones from the body.

Composition of thermal water

Component g/l Component g/l
Lithium 0,000005 Kalij 0,0744
Sodium 0,00393 Calcium 0,00093
Magnesium 0,0210 Chloride 0,00110
Aluminium 0,000014 Sulphate 0,0179
Zinc 0,000034 Hydrogen carbonate 0,3186
Nitrate 0,00142 Iron 0,000026
Hydro phosphate 0,00005 Copper 0,000016



Fango is an organic peloid made from the volcanic rock bentonite and thermal water. Fango has thermal and mechanical effects: heated to 40-45°C, it accelerates metabolism, tissue healing and reparatory processes, and softens and reduces tissue growth and scars. It can be used in a mud wrap, or in a bath. Fango wraps and baths are recommended for pain in the joints, spine, back and muscles, and rheumatic disease.

It helps metabolism, promotes sweating and eliminates waste substances, thereby promoting body detoxification.


Turf is organic peloid consisting of the decayed remains of plants with low dosages of oestrogens. Turf has thermal, chemical and mechanical effects. Mixed with water and heated to 40-45°C, it accelerates healing processes in the body and improves metabolism. As with fango, turf reduces and softens tissue growth and scars. 

Turf baths promote the described body functions and strengthen its defence abilities, mitigating reduced joint flexibility, and rheumatic and degenerative pain.