Story: Thermal pools and spas

The Greville hot-air bath (2nd of 3)

The Greville hot-air bath

In the heyday of the spa some seemingly bizarre treatments were offered. For instance, this hot-air bath exposed the patient to intense dry heat from electric wires. The two men are being treated for shoulder and leg problems at the Rotorua bathhouse in 1926.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Railways Collection (PAColl-5167)
Reference: PA1-f-051-27-3

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Thermal pools and spas - Health benefits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 November 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006