Ypatis spring is located 19 kms from Lamia. It is in a leafy green area of Fthiotida’s plain next to the foot of Mount Oitis approximately 2.5 km away.
Ypatis’ Hydrotherapy centre is of the best and most modern of its type. It includes luxury pools with resting rooms, a first category pool, a second-category pool, a pool for special treatments and a pool for patients with severe skin diseases. The compartments of the pools’ chambers are surrounded by many waiting and relaxation rooms for guests to use. There is also a mechanical ventilation system in place for the chambers and for the removal of unwanted gases and a cleaning/purification system for the pools using jets of hot water at 80⁰C. In total, there are 59 hydrotherapeutic pools.
Ypatis spring has a particular physiochemical composition and belongs to a rare category of hydrogen sulphate, sodium chloride and alkaline earth acid sources. None of today’s springs can compare to that of Ypatis. This spring mainly represents two categories; carbon dioxide and sulphurous and therefore correspond to two types of baths; firstly, the acidic-carbonated with carbon dioxide and secondly the hydrogen sulfate.
Ypatis’ Spring: carbon dioxide (CO2) 1.49 gram., hydrogen-sulphate (H2S) 0.007 gr per 1000th of a gram. Water temperature is at 33.5⁰C.
Ypatis spring consists of a natural crevice in the ground which at its widest part is 30 metres across, resembling a volcanic crater from where thermal waters gush out a temperature of 33.5⁰C and it contains the same elements as the other healing waters mentioned earlier. But the main components of Ypatis thermal waters differ from others in that the carbonated acid is diluted and running freely as the carbon dioxide and the hydrogen sulphate. These two gases which are found in the water in a significant proportion, classifying this spring in a rare category, - acidic carbonated and hydrogen sulphate with an indifferent temperature which are rare and unique for use of the bathers play a major role in the treatment against circulatory diseases. Its high content of carbon dioxide of 1.49 gr per 1000th of a kg and its coexistence with hydrogen sulphate is due to the vaporous volcanic energy possibly located near the entrance of the Maliakos gulf of the Stilida Volcano of the Isle of Lakes despite it being approximately 30 kms away.
- Vascular diseases and syndromes
- Arterial hypertension – Heart disease – Angina – Endarteritis of lower limbs (intermittent bile) – Phlebitis.
- Heart diseases – Heart Valve disease – Mild heart deficiencies.
- Disorders of the heart’s nervous system – Tachycardia – Arrhythmia
- Skin conditions – Eczema – Dermatitis etc.
- Peripheral Nerve and Muscle disorders – Paralysis – Muscle Atrophy
- Arthritis and various manifestations of it.