What to Expect from Greek Spa Therapies

A healthy mind in a healthy body

I swear by Apollo the Healer, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.

To hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture; to impart precept, oral instruction, and all other instruction to my own sons, the sons of my teacher, and to indentured pupils who have taken the physician’s oath, but to nobody else.

I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. But I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art. I will not use the knife, not even, verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.

Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.

Now if I carry out this oath, and break it not, may I gain for ever reputation among all men for my life and for my art; but if I break it and forswear myself, may the opposite befall me

The Hippocratic Oath is a beloved Greek legacy. Modern times call for different measures, so doctors are no longer bound by it. No one is. What matters is the principle, which has at its core the wellbeing of the patient.

The Hippocratic ideal in Ancient Greece was focused on the “healthy mind in a healthy body” principle, which involved wellness therapies, physical activities, nutrition, and mental health. Well-documented research shows that therapies included all kinds of practices like music and drama were as management tools in the treatment of illness and in the improvement of human behavior, as well as other holistic health-care approaches.

Whatever makes you smile, is good for your soul, and good for your general state of wellbeing. Basically, what you can expect from Greek spa therapies, is respect for tradition, reflected in all treatments offered by Aegeo Spas all over the world.

Aegeo Spas treatment menus are constantly customized to meet travelers’ needs wherever they are: airports, on the road, at their destinations. Wherever you will see the Aegeo Spas logo, ask for a custom treatment that will provide wellness and beauty with a unique Greek touch.

All signature Aegeo Spas are named to reflect the rich Greek traditions that inspired them: Mylos is a refreshing Aloe Vera facial, the Naxos therapy offers a nourishing body mask rich in minerals and other elements that help detox your body, Tinos is a massage personalized for all ages, Ikaria is an anti-bacterial facial, Amorgos is a special facial using cryotherapy, Anafi is a sport massage suitable for him and her, Patmos is a back massage combining Greek philosophy and Asian tradition, Paros is Greek and western combined, Kalimnos specializes in hip and thigh drainage, Skopelos is great for honeymooners and couples, Rhodes is a full body scrub with aromatherapy and a bespoke massage, and then, you have the signature body wraps Kea, Poros, Symi, and Ios. These are just some of the most popular spa therapies offered by Aegeo Spas. If you study our menus, you see just what to expect from Greek spa therapies too:

On a particular note, Greece is known for thermal spring therapy since ancient times. The Special Committee for the Protection of Natural Mineral Springs only recognizes 20 you should add to your must-see list. Faithfull to this tradition, Greece is now offering more spas than you can count – some traditional, others embracing the new.