In different locations of East Azerbaijan, there are numerous mineral springs of hot water and cold water which are used by all public people. In Sarab and Bostanabad, there are 149 springs and about 141 springs in Tabriz and Azarshahr.
History of “Hydrotherapy” which is the oldest medicinal remedial method dates back to civilizations of Egypt, Greek and ancient Rome, such that Egypt court had ponds in which they added flower, plants and special oils and assumed that hot-water springs or geysers can be useful for human’s health by improving the blood current.
In 1889 AD, French Sebastian Nit wrote a book named “remedy by water” and revived treatment by water and he was called father of new hydrotherapy.
The most important mineral springs of hot water and cold water of East Azerbaijan are located in following cities:
Bostanabad (hot spring)
Azarshahr (Tap Tapan hot spring)
Kaleybar (Abesh Ahmad or Moteallegh hot spring)
Ajabshir (mineral spring)
Sarab (Ardahal, Allah Hagh, Jalde Bekhan, Asb Forushan and Abras hot springs)
Maraghe (Sari Su, Shoorsooyi, Ghare Palchigh mineral springs and Goshayesh hot spring)
Tabriz (Gorge and Lighvan hot springs)
Osku (Kandovan and Karim mineral springs)
Marand (Sufian mineral spring and Galeban hot spring)
Ahar (Ghalee Kandi, Hammam, Shalghun and Tazekand hot springs)
Jolfa (hot spring)
Mianeh (Garm Guy Dare)
Varzaghan, Heris, Hashtrud, Shabestar, Charavimagh and Malekan