Brine & warmth

Alpine thermal brine pool

The brine has always shown great healing power.

Brine spa

Only Swiss approved thermal brine bath 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 35 gr salt out of the prehistoric sea, which laid 250 millions years ago over Switzerland.

Brine bath water


In our brine thermal pool in Breiten we use 10% of brine. This corresponds to a mineral salt content of 3%. This corresponds approximately to the salt content of the Mediterranean Sea. At the sea shore the sea water evaporates in closed parts of the sea under the influence of wind and sun. The salt crystallizes and slowly settles. Millions of years ago, this process also led to large salt deposits in our region, which have been mined by the Swiss Rhine Salt Works in Rhyburg (Schweizerhalle) for several hundred years.
The salt, which lies at a depth of up to 400 metres below the earth's surface, is washed out and pumped up as naturally saturated brine. This brine regularly comes to us in food tankers to Breiten, where it is mixed with the Breiten spring water, a calcium hydrogen carbonate sulphate water (Ca-HCO3-SO4). Especially for rheumatism and arthrosis our water brings relief. Our guests also report astonishingly good results with rheumatism and arthrosis in the long term.

Woman during a massage

Medical indications

Since the antiquity, salt water has been valued for its healing properties especially at the water temperature of 33° C which we use. Salt water is known to have a very favorable to excellent curative effect on the following diseases and disorders: In the case of diseases of the musculoskeletal system (rheumatism, arthrosis, "damage to the intervertebral discs"), postoperative treatment, movement disorders after accidents and metabolic diseases (obesity), excellent healing results can be expected. But brine can also be extremely helpful for gynaecological diseases, certain cardiovascular diseases, certain diseases of the respiratory organs as well as for stress and managerial diseases and general signs of wear and tear

You can find details about the indications and cures in general on the "medical" homepage of our health hotel.

Health spa

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Health hotel


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 care

Dr. med. R. Menath, Mörel, Specialist in General Medicine FMH
Dr. med. P. Heinzen, Brig, Homeopath
Consultation with specialists in surgery, orthopaedics, ORL, gynaecology, rheumatology.


Simon Camenzind, qualified physiotherapist and manual therapist.

Medical massages

Marcella Schenkel

Cosmetics & beauty

Sabina Schmidt

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