Mud therapy close to Abano Terme
Our hotel near Montegrotto Terme specialises, amongst other things, in mud therapy. Matured natural mud (from the thermal pools of Abano and Montegrotto) holds clay and thermal water, containing bromine and iodine, to which the mud owes its anti-inflammatory effect. This mud, or ‘‘fango’’ in Italian, is a rare natural resource of our world. The effect of thermal water is like an anti-inflammatory medication, the difference being that thermal water has no side effects. A European patent classifies fango as a natural medicine, thus proving its healing effect. During therapeutic mud treatments near Abano Terme, the mud is applied right to the skin at a temperature between 38°C and 42°C. It remains on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the doctor's prescription. The shower, where the mud is rinsed off, is followed by a thermal water bath and then a rest. This promotes purging of toxins. It is recommended to finish the mud therapy with a full-body massage.
Mud therapy: powerful
The fango bath therapy is used in the treatment of these pathologies:
- Osteoarthritis: widespread arthrosis, e.g. osteoarthritis of the neck, osteoarthritis of the spine, osteoarthritis of the limbs, intervertebral disc disease without herniated disc and without symptoms of irritation or compression of the nerves, follow-up treatment for intervertebral disc surgery, neck vertebral complaints, periarthritis (except the acute form), rheumatoid arthritis in the passive phase, arthrosis, polyarthritis, osteoarthrosis (widespread or localised), follow-up treatment for articular rheumatism, ankylosing spondylitis, spondylarthrosis, and spondylolisthesis
- Extra-articular rheumatism: rheumatoid inflammatory process (not acute), fibrosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatic lumbalgia, fibromyopathy
Healing mud treatments slow down the degradation of joint cartilage. These therapies also encourage the release of endorphins. This reduces the feeling of pain. The Euganean basin’s thermal water supplies the body with valuable minerals and nourishes the skin.
Spa treatments in Montegrotto
Our services involve a cycle of curative mud treatments that comprises of twelve treatments which are recognised by the Italian Health Service. If the treatment is prescribed by a doctor, you only need to pay for the ticket. If you have already had a cycle of spa treatments during the year, or if you do not have a medical certificate, the advertised treatment fee will apply.
The medical certificate in the ASL form needed for this purpose must include the pathology of the patient, the prescription of the treatment, and the number of treatments prescribed. For rheumatic diseases, the treatment cycle is twelve mud baths and twelve spa baths or only twelve mud baths. The prescribed spa treatment must be completed within 60 days and cannot be carried out in two different periods (e.g., in May and in September). The prescription of curative mud treatments is valid for one calendar year (365 days) and may only include one cycle in that current calendar year (1 January - 31 December). The effect of mud therapy lasts for many months and has no side effects (unlike commercial medicines).