Naftalan – city of oil treatment

Baku, April 8, AZERTAC

The city of Naftalan, located near Ganja city of Azerbaijan offers a weird type of spa treatment. The word naftalan means a petroleum product which can be obtained there. Bathing in this special grade of oil has health benefits including treating skin disorders and neurological problems. Adventurous tourists can try this experience for themselves. It is the center of a unique petroleum industry, with a grade of oil referred to as "Naftalan".

The Naftalan oil has healing properties. It has been reputed for healing more than 70 diseases related to bones, skins and joints. Particularly, it has been used as an effective treatment of rheumatism, musculoskeletal system and urological and gynecological diseases.

Different hotels were opened in the city in 2010, such as Chinar Hotel & Spa Naftalan, Gashalti Health Hotel.

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