Established in 1940, Lurisia became an important hydrothermal research centre but also a delightful place to rest and relax, a place chosen by thousands of people including some of the most important people of that time. Only later, with the ruling of the Ministry of Health, permission was given for the bottling and sales of the water therefore sharing the healthy qualities of the Santa Barbara spring with everyone. It began opening to the public and allowing everyone to benefit from the wonderful qualities of the water that was administered in a practical and scientific manner to enhance its benefits.