The Terme Euganee is the biggest spa (salus per aquam) in Europe specializing in fangotherapy (therapeutic mud baths).
The Euganeo thermal mud is a masterly mixture of natural clay, mineral water and micro organisms that “mature” in special basins for three months, during which the thermal mud is maintained in contact with constantly-running thermal water.
This process is done so that the mud acquires all the therapeutic properties that make it unique. The richness of the dissolved substances makes the water from Abano and Montegrotto a one-of-a-kind thermal resource, classified in chemical terms as
hyperthermal bromidic iodic salt.
Mudtherapy is composed of four fundamental steps:
the application of the thermal mud, the bath in thermal water, the sweating process and the toning massage. The mud is applied directly on the skin at a temperature between 37°C (98.6°F) and 38°C (100.4°F) for a period that varies between 15 to 20 minutes.
At the end of the application, the patient takes a hot shower and later a thermal bath at a temperature of 37-38°C (98.6-100.4°F) for about 8 minutes.
After drying off with a hot towel, the patent may return to his/her own room, where he/she is requested to stay in bed up for 30-40 minutes, allowing the sweat reaction to continue the biological effects of the mud treatment.
Mineral springs hydrotherapy consists of immersing the body in a pool containing hot spring water enriched with ozone. The water is an extraordinary element because it
facilitates all articulation activities of the body: movements are more agile, muscles relax, and pain diminishes. Furthermore, the bubbling that occurs from the ozone assures intense vessel dilatation, by stimulating the blood circulation.
This mineral bath hydrotherapy takes place in individual pools with or without hydromassage and with bromidic iodic salt spring water at 36-38°C (97-100°F).
Did you know...
The thermal mud of the Euganean Terme is so anti-flammatory that it has been promoted to the category of medicine by the European Patent Office. Nowadays the thermal mud is a certified and renowned brand name.