Jūrmala is the largest spa town on the shores of the Baltic Sea. It is a veritable oasis of natural healing and health that prides itself in an almost unbelievable concentration of natural resources in both the air and underground – more than can be found at spas in more southern climes. In fact, the entire Jūrmala area is a natural spa. The gentle, ionised seaside air heals the respiratory tract and strengthens the immune system. The pine forest aroma promotes a healthy heart. And the legendary mud and mineral waters (containing sulphur, bromine and sodium chloride) beneath Jūrmala help in eliminating toxins that have accumulated in the body. People have been bathing in the mud and mineral water baths at Jūrmala’s spa houses, spa centres and sanatoriums for over 180 years.