عنوان مقاله [English]
Aims of this study was to investigate the feasibility of developing health tourism through the establishment of a site for the Mud therapy in a specific project in the County of Galugah, Mazandaran province. In the theoretical approach of this study, Therapeutic tourism is one of the four sectors of health tourism.
Methodology of this research is based on a combination of specialized experiments, documentary and survey methods that have been applied to the applied nature of the research.
Findings Showed that mud of Galugah is free of contaminants and has beneficial elements for the body, and is far better than the sludge used in the Mud therapy centers of India, Turkey, and Bahrolmaiyet. Mud of Galugah has 20 times more iron than silicon slag and is 16 times better than silicon, and it contains silica material that is useful for the Mud therapy of rheumatoid arthritis. Also, the results of analysis of interviews and evaluations and attention to appropriate infrastructure facilities indicate that the field and possibility of creating combined projects of coastal tourism, maritime, rail tourism and ecotourism in northern Iran are massive and economical. Focus on Mud Therapy Project Can Help Expand Tourism destinations and Land Planning in Northern Iran
Result Research shows that the creation of Mud therapy site and the development of health tourism and combined tourism in the coastal site of the city of Galugah is possible And ultimately, it contributes to the economic and social development of the region.