Sacelu Spa Resort

Sacelu Resort is located on the National Road 67; 32 km Nort-East of Gorj county seat; 80 km West of Rm Valcea and 20 km South-West of Tg Carbunesti.

The spa complex consists of:
-treatment facility;
-accommodation at Hotel Minerul with a capacity of 148 seats; double rooms, individual bathroom;
-restaurant and bar;
-outdoor pools;
-the beach that benefited from investments for modernization in 2013, allocated by CE Oltenia, providing a modern environment and the facilities required to spend a pleasant holiday: fine sand, 200 sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, new toilets, first-aid point and a terrace where food and beverage can be served.

First documented:
An inscription carved into a stone in the year 275 AD specifies: “EGO MARCUS TIBERIUS MARCIANUS AESCULAPIO ET HYGIALE DEIS AQORUM POTENTIAM DEDICO SOLVEDUS DEZIDERATIONEM MEAE POST MERITO”.
In 1480, it was documented by Prince Tepelus Voda.

Diseases that can be treated:
– Musculoskeletal system disorders;
– Peripheral neurological diseases;
– central nervous system diseases;
– Respiratory diseases;
– Ear, nose and throat disorders;
– Digestive, renal and hepatobiliary diseases.

The treatment is prescribed by a physical and spa therapist doctor and it is performed under the direct supervision of competent medical staff. The treatment facility consists of rooms equipped with the latest technology equipment for therapy using:
– Magnetodiaflux
– Low and high frequency diadynamic interference current
– Ultrasound;
– Individual aerosols;
– Galvanic baths;
– Shortwaves;
– Therapeutic and relaxation massage;
– Hot mineral water baths;
– Kinetotherapy.

Cold treatment possibilities are limited to sun baths and mud wraps. “Caciulata” fountain is used for internal treatment, and “Izvorul de Ochi” is used for ophthalmological disorders. They are located in Blahnita riverbed.

An interesting phenomenon related to the water in the four pools in Sacelu is the different colour it gets depending on the season. The studies made within the Institute of Inframicrobiology in Bucharest since 1979 have shown that the microorganisms living in these pools and their dynamics during the year are the main causes of water changing its colour. With respect to all these, sulfur bacteria and photosynthesizers usually coloured into red and green determines the predominant colour of water.

Light-green or whitish green colour of water in pool 3 is attributed to the oxidation processes the drilling water suffers when entering the pool. Water in pool 4 can suffer sudden changes in color. It can be raspberry coloured, milky pink, –whitish green or dark greenish and the predominant colouration is due to the mass development of bacteria with some varying characteristics, and the bacteria being replaced very fast.

Sacelu resort also offers accommodation and meals during the off-season ending on September 15th, including organization of training courses.