At Király Bath, we will be in good hands when we arrive for healing purposes. The spa offers solutions to many joint conditions.
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Sometimes, I have the feeling that if we would search in the dictionary for the word bath or thermal water, Hungary would be marked there.
When visiting Budapest, it is almost an inevitable and obligatory program to visit one of the spas. And for those who have a stressful lifestyle – and who is not stressful these days – I would prescribe Budapest’s spas.
For this, I highly recommend the Király Bath, which, thanks to its history, welcomes its visitors in an unusual atmosphere.
The history of the Király Bath
Király bath is located in the District II of Budapest, and its history dates back to Turkish times. With this, it earned the title of the only spa that has been in operation since the Turkish occupation of Buda.
Its construction was begun in 1565 by Arslan Buda Pasha, and it was completed by his successor, Szokoli Mustafa. Its water supply is still provided by the hot wells near the St. Luke’s Bath, as it has been done since then.
The spa was located within the city walls during the occupation, so during the siege, it was still possible to take a little bathing to relieve stress. In the past, water was channeled through a larch canal to the spa unit, and nowadays the water comes through a much more modern pipeline.
In 1796, both the building and the area became the property of the König family, so it is not difficult to infer where the name “King” comes from. (The Király means king in Hungarian.)
They redesigned the building to its present form: their aim was to blend the old with the new, leaving the Turkish atmosphere of the spa. During World War II, the Király’s Bath suffered a great deal of damage and eventually had to wait until 1950 to be renovated.
For whom is the thermal bath of the Király Bath recommended?
When you go to a thermal bath, the primary reason is obviously the healing effect of the water. Each thermal water has a different effect, but in addition, only their stress-relieving effect is worth a mass, already in terms of health.
The water in the Király’s Thermal Bath has calcium-magnesium bicarbonate and sulfate-chloride; it also contains significant amounts of fluoride ions.
This composition is particularly useful in the treatment of arthritic degenerative diseases, inflammation, and in the treatment of disc herniation, spinal deformity, and nervous system, which occur in the case of bone deficiency.
It is also advisable to use the healing water even if we are after some kind of sports injury: it can be a great complement to our rehabilitation program.
Even if we are lucky and have no organ or other illnesses, we shouldn’t miss visiting the spa, as its atmosphere can have a healing effect. At least to our soul, our minds, by all means.
What services are available at the Király’s Bath?
This II Districts Spa Complex can attract the attention of visitors already from outside. Like we were really on a time travel. It reflects the atmosphere of the 1500s Turkish bath with all its oriental motifs.
It was one of the first Turkish baths in Hungary, during the rule of the Ottoman troops.
But let’s see exactly what this spa has to offer.
There is a 26 degrees Celsius submersible pool, three thermal pools, one of which is 32 degrees Celsius, another is 36 degrees Celsius, and for those who are very cold, there is a 40 degrees Celsius thermal pool too.
Beyond that, we can use a 32-36 degrees Celsius Jacuzzi, which can accommodate up to 5 people at a time.
In addition to the water experience, there is always something to do; sauna, steam room, and hot air cabin, in the spa.
And if we like a little more extreme things, I can confidently say an outdoor hot tub, especially on a cold winter day is a great experience. However, if the weather permits, we can relax and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine in the outdoor sunbathing garden.
As for the healing department, there are many services to choose from, all of which will have a positive effect on our physical condition.
For example, there is a bathtub: it is especially recommended for patients who have some form of skin disease, may have urinary problems, or have severe cardiovascular problems. The treatment takes place in a tub filled with medicinal water and it may be an appropriate option for those who, for whatever reason, cannot use the pool.
What therapeutic massage services are available at Király Bath?
There are many services to choose from when visiting the Király Bath. There is one very pleasant and useful underwater jet massage. It is actually based on the mechanical effects of balneotherapy, hydrotherapy and water jet.
This therapy is also performed in a medical bath filled with medicinal water. However, it is not just any tub, but a very special tub, because of the controllable special strength and jets of the water.
The treatment stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, affects soft tissues and initiates metabolism and detoxification.
In addition to this, a therapeutic massage, which is specifically recommended by a medical expert is a must-have, especially the Swedish massage, which is useful for the treatment of rheumatic, locomotor, and orthopedic diseases.
It can be useful even for partial paralysis, stroke, circulatory failure and stress, and chronic fatigue.
Additional massage services
Of course, they weren’t just thinking of those suffering from the disease at the Király’s Bath, but also those who want to relax. The wellness center here is sure to bring you relaxation.
It has long been known how useful massage is for human health, especially when doing sedentary work. Back pain or other similar problems are mainly due to the fact that some of our muscles are so tight that they are already causing pain.
The beneficial effect of massage lies precisely in muscle relaxation. A well-trained masseur may be able to relax a muscle, which has been stretched for years. This is important not only because the pain can finally be eliminated, but also when needed, can start the physical therapy.
Today, there are many types of massage to choose from, depending on our condition. So, you will not be disappointed at the Király’s Bath as there are many massages in the wellness area.
For example, right there is the aroma massage, which consists of soothing, relaxing and soft movements. This is a real relaxing massage treatment, do not expect very strong stimuli.
The aim here is to relax the muscles, so if you rather wish something really “torturous”, don’t choose this.
However, this type can be very effective for sleep disorders, increased physical and mental strain, or if you’ve never been to a massager and want a good, not too harsh, but effective experience.
Nowadays, more and more people suffer from some kind of musculoskeletal disorder, for them the so-called refreshing massage can be a great choice. An in-depth massage can certainly be a curing effect for emerging or persistent joint problems.
Plus, the process happens with the Thermal Massage Cream, which developed specifically for the Spas in Budapest, which consists of a mixture of medicinal water and herbs.
You can buy this and similar cosmetic products such as shampoo, shower gel, so you can enjoy it at home too. These products are suitable for all skin types, but it is highly recommended if you have a skin problem.
VIP massage treatments
For those who think it is not enough, I recommend the VIP massage treatments. Yes, there are also VIP massage treatments at the Király’s Bath.
These are 48 minutes full-body massages. We can choose Luxury refreshing massage, which is a stronger Swedish-based massage and is the perfect complement to bathing. This type is recommended for anyone, regardless of age and gender, who likes to work their painful parts really well.
Those who don’t like such stronger massages can choose the Harmony aroma massage. As the name implies, harmony plays a key role here and we can talk about a much softer massage. The aim here is to relieve tension, release muscles and relax.
Anyone who wants to have a little romance and has thought it is impossible in a public bath, has been wrong. At Király’s Bath, you can take a double bath in a private pool or in a private bath with a sauna.
Anyone who loves the authentic venues combined with state-of-the-art facilities should definitely visit the Király Bath. This place is based on true respect for tradition, as far as the tradition of bathing is concerned.
The atmosphere of a wonderful Turkish bath is already captivating as you enter, as people have been using it for this purpose since the 1500s. And the many quality services will only enhance this experience.
Come here for healing or just to relieve stress, we are sure that we will be in good hands here.
Opening hours of the Király Bath
- Monday-Sunday: 9AM-9PM (Now its closed, because of COVID19)
H-1027 Budapest, Fő utca 84.
Entry Fees of the Király Bath in 2020
|Daily ticket with cabin||3000HUF||3300HUF|
|Daily ticket with locker||2700HUF||3000HUF|
|Entrance and 20-min. massage||6500HUF||6500HUF|
|Private bathing with sauna for 2 hours||6900HUF||6900HUF|
Services of the Király Bath
- Inside Turkish thermal baths
- Hot air chambers
- Steam cabin
- Outside hot tub
- Sunbathing garden
- Aroma massage
- Refreshing massage
- Private bathing
- web: http://en.kiralyfurdo.hu/
- phone: +36 1 202 3688