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Thermal treatments: mineral waters, muds and inhalations

Thermal treatments: mineral waters, muds and inhalations



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THE spa treatments represent a real treatment methodology that uses thermal means of treatment for curative, preventive and rehabilitative purposes, to heal the most diverse pathologies: dermatological diseases, such as psoriasis, cardiovascular, gynecological, urinary tract diseases, rheumatic rheumatism and osteoarthritis, of the gastrointestinal system.


The thermal waters have indisputable therapeutic properties and in Italy we have various places equipped ad hoc to provide services for the benefit of general well-being. Some are also affiliated with the national health system; therapies must be prescribed and administered under medical supervision and spas must follow specific health regulations and have specialized personnel.

There is no best time to undergo spa treatments: it is good for any season, although between May and September the most favorable climatic conditions can facilitate the outcome of the treatments. Thermal treatments are represented by: mineral waters, muds and caves. Let's see them specifically.

Thermal treatments, thermal waters
For "mineral water" refers to the therapeutic characteristics of the water itself and not the content of mineral substances: in fact, even the waters of mineral substances have mineral substances, but this does not mean they can be called minerals.
According to the classification of mineral waters, waters are divided into: oligomineral, sulphurous, salsobromoiodic, radioactive, sauces (chloride-sodium), sulphates, bicarbonates, carbonic, arsenic, ferruginous.

In respiratory diseases, sulphurous waters are very suitable, ie those containing an amount equal to or greater than 1mg of hydrogen sulphide per liter. In order to benefit from their properties, both internal methods (drink, aerial sol, inhalations, irrigations, etc.) and external (mud, bath, etc.) are used.

Spa treatments, bathroom
It consists of completely or partially immersing yourself in a tub that contains thermal water at 37 - 39 ° C for about 20 minutes. Then, 20 minutes of rest (covered) for the "reaction period". Alternatively, the bath can be carried out in thermal pools where hydrokinetic therapy techniques with active and passive movements can be associated.
Indications: rheumatic, gynecological, skin diseases, diseases of the nervous system and the circulatory system.

Spa treatments, mud
It consists in the total or partial application on the body of this hyperthermal slime: it is composed of clay of volcanic origin left to macerate in special tanks containing thermal water for at least six months
Followed by a bath in thermal water and a reaction phase accompanied by abundant sweating
Indications: rheumatism, chronic arthritis, neuritis, outcomes of acute rheumatic forms affecting the bones, joints and muscular system, gynecological, skin, nervous system and circulatory system diseases.

Spa treatments, inhalations
These are techniques that allow you to act directly on the respiratory system. One cycle includes 18 - 20 applications. The main types of inhalation treatments are: nebulizations, inhalations, aerosols, humages and insufflations.
Indications: chronic inflammation of the airways.

Another very interesting treatment offered in spas and many wellness centers. is represented by the Kneipp path, a water-based treatment system. For further information read "Kneipp path, take care naturally"


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