In the heyday of the spa some seemingly bizarre treatments were offered. For instance, this hot-air bath exposed the patient to intense dry heat from electric wires. The two men are being treated for shoulder and leg problems at the Rotorua government sanatorium in 1926. Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Railways Collection (PAColl-5167) Reference: PA1-f-051-27-3
Eph-A-TOURISM-Rotorua-1930s-02-front Cover shows a central panel of text topped by a diamond-shaped inset picture of the Rotorua Bath House. From the top of the diamond, water pours down to fill the cups and glasses held in outstretched hands by Maori figures. The central panel text tells of the healthful effects of the Rotorua spa. It ends by urging readers to "take the train to Cureland".