Abano and Montegrotto’s thermal basin, Terme Euganee, is the largest one in Europe.Since the Roman Age people visited the area, also known under the name of Salus Per Aquam (SPA), for its therapeutic properties and used its thermal water and mud to prevent and cure various pathologies.
Hotel Terme Preistoriche’s thermal center is specialized in mud therapy, used for the prevention and treatment of many pathologies with a natural method and performed with a specialized staff. Thermal mud doesn’t have side effects but is equalized to other medicaments commonly used by drugstores.
Watch the video of the Thermal Studies Centre Pietro D’Abano to know more about our thermal mud.
The water coming from the thermal basin of Abano and Montegrotto belongs to the category of the deep underground water and is called hyperthermal salsobromoiodic water. From the uncontaminated basins of Monti Lessini, in the Venetian Alps, it flows into the subsoil up to a depth of 2.000 – 3.000 meters. Here it probably stays for thousand of years and it is enriched by the subsoil’s mineral salts until it reaches the Euganean region, where it gushes to the surface at 85°C.
Hydrotherapy, also called balneotherapy, completes hot mud therapies. The session consists of an immersion in a bathtub containing thermal water at 36-38°C enriched with ozone. The chemical composition of the water helps a natural and efficient healing of chronic inflammations.
Terme Euganee’s thermal water is necessary for therapeutic mud: cyanobacteria, essential for the mud to become a powerful anti-inflamamtory, develops during the so-called “maturation period” done in thermal water.
Terme Preistoriche’s swimming pools, all with thermal water kept between 33° and 36° C, are equipped with cervical water falls and jacuzzis with the addition of ozone. Jacuzzis are recommended to reduce arthritic pain, for muscular and limb rehabilitation, to stimulate blood circulation, to tone-up the body and reduce cellulite and blemishes, to relax the body and mind and to stimulate the release of endorphins, which encourage the feeling of pleasure and promote good sleep. Furthermore the combined action of the water temperature, of the whirlpools and of the ozone, leads to an exchange of oxygen in the skin purifying pores with a gentle action of hydro-peeling, which has excellent results on acne and impurities and improving the skin’s elasticity with anti-aging and toning results. Finally, jacuzzi is also suggested after having played sports to help muscle recovery.
The Natural Mature Mud of the thermal basin of Abano and Montegrotto Terme, is made of the clay and of the salsobromoiodic thermal water of the Euganean Basin. Its components make it a unique natural product in the world: its anti-inflammatory properties are equivalent to those of the referential medications but at the same time are free from side effects and its efficacy is guaranteed by a European patent which has defined it a natural drug, a distinctive recognition of its quality.
After having been extracted from the thermal lakes of Arquà Petrarca and Lispida, just by the Euganean Hills, the thermal mud goes through the process of purification and “maturation”, or “ripening time“: it is covered in thermal water and left outdoor in settling tanks called “fangaie” for 50-60 days. During this period on the surface is developed an aggregate of microorganisms (the cyanobacteria) which produce anti-inflammatory substances as effective as chemical drugs but with no side effects.
For the therapy, mud is directly applied on the skin at a temperature between 38° and 42 °C for about 15’-20’ minutes. After a cleaning shower, you take a thermal bathtub and complete the balneotherapy resting, in order for the body to sweat and relax. It is recommended to end the therapy with a therapeutic massage.
Mud therapies are recommended to cure the following pathologies:
- OSTEOARTHRITIS: widespread arthritis, cervical arthritis, lumboarthrosis, limb arthritis, discopathy without hernia and symptomatology caused by irritation or verve compression, disc hernia operation outcomes, cervicalgies originated from rheumatism, periarthrities scapulohumeral (acute phases excluded), rheumatic arthritis in quiescence phase, arthritis, poli arthritis, osteoarthritis (with diffused or localized osteoporosis), joint rheumatism, periarthritis, ankylopoietical spondylitis, spondyloarthritis and spondylolisthesis
- EXTRA-JOINT RHEUMATISM: inflammatorily rheumatism (in quiescence phase), fibrosis – tendinitis and lumbago originated by rheumatism – fibrositis, fibromiositis
The mud of the Euganean Basin stops the degeneration of cartilage and stimulates the production of endorphins, which increase the pain threshold. In addition, thermal Euganean mud has remineralizing properties and nourishes the skin.
A therapy cycle is composed of 12 sessions composed of 12 mud applications and 12 therapeutical baths or only 12 mud applications.
The benefits of a treatment cycle last several months and gastro side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs are not present.
Our thermal center is equipped with specific machines which nebulize thermal water particles and offer the possibility to prevent and cure several chronic and acute pathologies affecting the respiratory system through inhalations, aerosol, humage and nose showers.
Iperthermal salsobromoiodic vaporized water and its inhaling has antin-inflammatory properties and it frees the bronchial tube. Inhalation thermal therapies’s therapeutic targets are: antiseptic action, ciliate-system stimulation, mucus fluidizing, breathing mucus’ features balancing, anti-inflammatory activity, pathogen microbial decreasing. The therapy is also recommended to reinforce the respiratory immune system and prevent illnesses.
The therapy is suggested for the following pathologies:
- BRONCHITIS: excluding asma and advances emphysema worsen by respiratory insufficiency or chronicle pulmonar heart it is suggested for chronic bronchitis and bronchitis with obstructive components
- CHRONIC LARINGO-PHARYNGITIS: chronic pharyngitis and laryngitis, tonsillitis, adenoids rhino-pharyngitis, chronic adenoids, adenoids/tonsils hyper-trophy.
- CHRONIC SINUSITIS OR CHRONIC RHINOSINUSITIS
- CHRONIC BRONCHIAL-RHINOSINUSTIS
Un ciclo di cure termali è composta da 12 sedute inalatorie (solitamente 12 inalazioni e 12 aerosol) e la cura è riconosciuta dal SSN e convenzionata ASL: si accede liberamente ai trattamenti termali con la sola prescrizione del proprio medico di famiglia. Con la prescrizione medica si paga solo il ticket. Nel caso si fosse già usufruito di un ciclo di cure termali durante lʼanno o se non si fosse in possesso della prescrizione entra in vigore il tariffario dello stabilimento termale. La prescrizione formulata nellʼapposito modulo ASL deve riportare la patologia del soggetto, lʼindicazione della cura e il numero di cure prescritte.
La cura termale prescritta deve tassativamente essere completata nellʼarco massimo di 60 giorni, pertanto non può essere effettuata in due periodi differenti (es. maggio – settembre). La ricetta medica con prescrizione di cure termali vale un anno solare (365 giorni), fermo restando lʼerogabilità di un solo ciclo di cure termali nellʼanno legale (1 gennaio – 31 dicembre).
Mudtherapy & Inhalations
|MEDICAL VISIT FOR TREATMENT ADMISSION (compulsory)||€ 37.00|
|MUD APPLICATIONS WITH THERMAL OZONE BATH||€ 31.00|
|MUD APPLICATIONS WITH HYDRO ESSENCE||€ 36.00|
|RELAX MUD APPLICATIONS WITH AROMATHERAPY||€ 36.00|
|THERAPEUTIC OZONE BATH||€ 16.00|
|EXTRA FOR OZONE BATH||€ 5.50|
|THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE (50 min.)||€ 58.00|
|THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE (25 min.)||€ 30.00|
|BATHROBE RENT||€ 14.00|
|BATHROBE CHANGE||€ 9.00|