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Brine spa

Only recognized Swiss brine spa in the alps

"The sea in the alps" - the slogan gets to the heart of it! The holiday resort in Breiten above Mörel in the Matterhornstate has since 50 years a brine spa (recognized Swiss health spa). The water is 33°C warm and has 10% of natural brine. 1 l of the water contains 30 gr salt out of the prehistoric sea, which laid 250 Millionen years ago over 'Switzerland'.


In Breiten we use brine from Schweizerhalle in a concentration of appro. 10 % (3 % salt and mineral concentration, which is about the same as in the Mediterian Sea) for our saline spa. On the banks of the 'primeval sea' under the influence of wind and sun, in secluded parts of the ocean, the salt crystalises, slowly sets and over millions of years leaves behind large deposits of salt and minerals. The same process took millions of years ago in our region to large salt and mineral deposits that are over one hundred years of exploitation by the Swiss Rhine Salt Works in Rhyburg (Schweizerhalle). The salt left lying in the ocean at depths between 140 and 400 metres is naturally turned into brine. This fluid is pumped to the surface of the ocean and is regularly delivered in lage tanks to us in Breiten.

Medical indications

Since the antiquity, salt water has been valued for its healing properties: especially when it will be heated to a temperature of 33 degrees Celsius. As invariably our practice, salt water is known to have a very favourable to excellent curative effect on the following diseases and disorders:
  • Diseases of the skeleton, sustentacular tissue and locomotor system:
  • a) rheumatic spectrum disorders: arthropathies, osteochon-dritis/spondylosis, "slipped disk", chronic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, soft tissue rheumatism;
    b) mechanical impairments: locomotor impairments following injuries, also Sudeck syndrome; post-operative treatment following orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery (e.g. prolapsed intervertebral disc).
  • Metabolic disorders: obesity
  • Gynecological disorders: sub-chronic inflammation of the pelvic organs, menstrual disorders, primary infertility, climacteric complaints.
  • Diseases of the heart and circulatory organs: blood pressure control disorders, arterial and venous circulatory disorders; nervous and functional cardio-vascular disorders.
  • Diseases of the respiratory organs: sub-acute and chronic diseases of the upper respiratory tract and the bronchia.
  • Degenerative and ageing disorders: stress syndromes and "manager burn-out".


  • Our hotel Salina Maris is fully accredited for medical purposes by the Swiss Federal Department of Internal Affairs as a spa (according to Article 40 of the Swiss Federal Law on Medical Insurance). Therefore you may be covered by your Health Insurance
  • Breiten is member of the Swiss spa association.
  • Breiten is member of Wohlbefinden Schweiz

Medical support

Dr. med. R. Menath, Mörel, specialist for general medicine FMH
Dr. med. P. Heinzen, Brig, homeopath
Consiliary cooperation with specialist in surgery orthopedy, earmedecine, gynecology, rheumatology.


Simon Camenzind, dipl. Physio- and Manualtherapeut.

Traditional european medicin (TEM)

Florian Fercher, healer


Sabina Schmidt

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