There is a large amount of natural factors concentrated in Igalo, which was being used in ancient times by the inhabitants of this area for treatment of various diseases. Before the Institute came to existence, afflicted individuals would come to Igalo in order to extract the mud from the shallow water for use, and they would drink mineral water called “slatina”, in order to treat themselves that way. Through the organized medicinal use of these natural factors, Igalo developed from a small natural health resort into the present Institute Igalo, which is known worldwide as the center for rehabilitation of patients with a wide range of diseases.
Igaljski peloid (mud) is extracted from the sea in the Bay of Igalo, and is characterized by high mineral contents and biologically active substances.
Igaljka mineral water is a very important factor in treatment and rehabilitation, since acting as vasodilator (repairs damaged circulation), spasmolytic (reduces muscle tension), analgesic (relieves pain), and has a general relaxing effect.