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Wairakei Terraces is located at Wairakei on the Thermal Explorer Highway, just 5 minutes north of Lake Taupo in the central North Island of New Zealand. We are adjacent to State Highway 1 and 5, bordering the Geothermal Steamfield and across the Road from Wairakei Resort Hotel.
The Wairakei Visitor Centre is a gathering place and departure point for visitors to the Wairakei Terraces Walkway and Maori Cultural Experience. local guides provide information, meet visitors and give direction for self guided tours. The centre also serves as an entrance point to the geothermal borefield. Four large Tekoteko depicting ancestral figures stand guard at the entrance and ensure it has high visibility.
Long History of Healing
The healing and therapeutic waters of Wairakei have long been used by Maori for healing and bathing and in recent times by affluent noble men and women who traveled from afar to ‘take of the waters’. A combination of relaxing baths, massage and beauty treatments will revitalise your mind, body and soul.
Silica: Research has revealed that collagen can reverse the ageing process, the body needs silica to make collagen. Silica strengthens bones, boosts the immune system; promotes healthy nerves, mucous membranes, hair, nails and is used in treating acne and migraines.
Sodium: equivalent levels equal to the salinity in sea water. Salt soaks have been known to relieve symptoms of arthritis.
Potassium: normalizes heart rhythms; assists in reducing high blood pressure; eliminates body toxins; promotes healthy skin.
Magnesium: maintains normal hearth rhythms; converts blood sugars to energy; maintains muscle tissue and hormone levels.
Arsenic: new studies report benefits for plasma and tissue growth.
Boron: boosts brain activity; builds muscle mass; strengthens bones.
Iron: builds up the quality of blood; increases resistance to stress and disease; prevents fatigue; promotes good skin tone.
Lithium: produces positive effects in mental balance and gastrointestinal conditions.
Manganese: helps nourish nerves and the brain; a catalyst in the breakdown of fats and cholesterol.
Sulfate: rids the body of toxins; promotes health of bones, hair, nails, fluids in joints and vertebral discs; sulfur is an anti-inflammatory.
Calcium: helps muscle contraction and expansion, the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and sending messages through the nervous system.
Chloride: musculoskeletal benefits.
Fluoride: calcium fluoride is a constituent of the elastic fibres of the skin, the surface of bones and teeth; promotes hardness and stability.
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