Here we are at the Asclepsion, an ancient Roman spa that saw its heyday between 280-129 BC. Located near Pergamum, it’s best known for its healing powers using psychotherapy and herbal medicine.
The “inflicted” would walk with a guide through a tunnel filled with warm water from hot springs completely in the dark. Meanwhile, the doctor/guide would whisper “you will get better soon” while the two slowly walked through to the other side and into the light.
Pretty cool eh?