The Therm basically consists of a swimming pool or aquatic area in which water is heated naturally or artificially. In this way, are allowed to the body recover from possible injury, relax and regain vitality. Hot Springs water is never transparent color have the pools with chlorine if that is not rather greenish due to high water temperatures (that are always tolerable).
In the case of Rome, the baths were complex constructions involving not only the waters if not also public restrooms, free spaces for recreation, etc. In many rooms were also carried out different activities such as massages or some sports that were considered important to maintain a good quality of life. The hot springs were especially useful to socialize and share moments of recreation since they were fully assisted, being able to establish new contacts as keep existing in other areas other than the labor. Obviously, access to these hot springs was most common for the members of the wealthy social classes and services were always provided by slaves or servants.
The baths are now in many cases close geographic spaces where thermal and hot waters are natural so take advantage of such phenomena. However, there are also hot springs artificially created that serve as important tourist centres to which all kinds of visitors arrive daily in search of relaxation and tranquility. Usually, these hot springs are accompanied by other services that complement the experience. It is common to find the thermal centres away from the urban centers in such a way that will keep the spirit of tranquillity and relaxation in every sense.
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