For centuries, people have tried to travel not only to enjoy the beauty of nature, but also to use the natural resources for their own purposes. First of all, to maintain health. Unfortunately, not all regions of the world can be found the healing springs.

Azerbaijanis one of the countries highly gifted an abundance of natural resources, and people often come here to restore their health. In our country there are manyhot springs- isti-su (“hot water”) which, depending on the chemical composition is used in treating a number of diseases - skin, musculoskeletal system, etc. One of these sources, over which recreation and retreat centre has been built, for example, is located in Massalli region, there are many mineral springs  in Nakhchivan city and its surroundings.

In Naftalan city, Goranboy region of Azerbaijan which is located about 320 km west of Baku and 50 km south-east of the second largest city of the country – Ganja there is a unique deposit of Naftalan oil, the only of its kind. This type of oil product is not used as an energy carrier. Fireproof Naftalan oil is an excellent therapeutic natural material.

Today, modern health centres have been established in Ganja and Naftalan, and thousands of people come here to improve their health. Naftalan oil is beneficial for the treatment of patients with diseases of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular system, liver, skin, neurological, urological, gynecological and other diseases.

Pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry of Azerbaijan produces various ointments, creams and oils for the treatment of many diseases using naftalan. Therefore, travel toAzerbaijancan be useful and interesting.


    Recreation and health area Istisu sanatorium “Fatima-Zahra” located 250 km far from Baku and 10 km from Massaly is a great place for treatment and rest. Area has been known since Soviet times for its thermal springs. Hot water comes out here with depth 95-250 km, with temperature over 60 degrees Celsius. The water composes hydrogen sulfate, sodium chloride, magnesium, bicarbonate. In addition,  1 liter of water has 30 milligrams of iodine.

    This water is used for the treatment of the following diseases: rheumatism and its adverse effects (arthritis, poly-arthritis, joint pain, arthritis), skin diseases (psoriasis, dermatitis, neurodermatitis, fungal infections, eczema); in diseases of the kidney and urinary tract (pyelitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, pyelocystitis) radiculitis prostate hypertrophy, liver disease, biliary tract, female disease (metritis, endometritis, cervical erosion, herbicide, Kolp), male and female infertility, gastro-intestinal diseases (gastritis, oesophagitis, colitis, intestinal defecation), traumatic injuries.

    The zone has 6 cottages (on 1st and 2nd floors), including a lounge and bedroom. Also available to the guests a restaurant, health club, baths with thermal water, a small swimming pool, parking and a cafe.

    Masally, Masally-Yardimli road, Istisu “Fatima-Zahra sanatorium.”
    (+994 50) 359-30-83



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