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Spas in Madeira. A spa is a location where mineral-rich spring water (and sometimes seawater) is used to give medicinal baths. Spa towns or spa resorts (including hot springs resorts) typically offer various health treatments, which are also known as balneotherapy. The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goes back to prehistoric times. Such practices have been popular worldwide, but are especially widespread in Europe and Japan. Day spas and medspas are also quite popular, and offer various personal care treatments. By the late 1930s more than 2,000 hot- or cold-springs health resorts were operating in the United States. This number had diminished greatly by the 1950s and continued to decline in the following two decades. In the recent past, spas in the U.S. emphasized dietary, exercise, or recreational programs more than traditional bathing activities. Up until recently, the public bathing industry in the U.S. remained stagnant. Nevertheless, in Europe, therapeutic baths have always been very popular, and remain so today. The same is true in Japan, where the traditional hot springs baths, known as onsen, always attracted plenty of visitors. But also in the U.S., with the increasing focus on health and wellness, such treatments are again becoming popular. So here they are, our best spas for a relaxing time in Madeira.

Madeira Spas Pick #1:

Savoy Saccharum Resort & spa - Calheta

Madeira Spas Pick #2:

Four Views Baia - Funchal

Madeira Spas Pick #3:

Savoy Palace - Funchal

Madeira Spas Pick #4:

Quinta Splendida - Canico

Madeira Spas Pick #5:

Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa - Fuchal

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