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Thermal Spring Spas have an onsite source of natural mineral or thermal water used in hydrotherapy treatments. Traditionally the thermal waters were used to treat medical complaints, however today the emphasis at these spas is changing to offer well-being and 'preventative' therapy. The thermal water is used for baths, showers and inhalations in combination with relaxing, beauty and pampering treatments.
Many Thermal Spring Spas use their mineral water to make healing mud or ‘fango’. The mud used in fango therapy is made by soaking earth with natural thermal water over a period of several months so that the resulting mature fango enriched with certain chemical and biological elements that have proven therapeutic value. In a classic fangotherapy programme mud is applied on a daily basis to various parts of the body. The 'patient' is then wrapped in a warm wrap for around 20 minutes while the body absorbs the healing minerals from the thermal mud. The mud wrap is then followed by an ozoneized thermal bath and then a relaxing massage.
Traditionally thermal waters and mud treatments were recommended for anyone with joint or muscle complaints, but mud wraps and thermal baths are also excellent to relieve general aches and pains and for pure relaxation.
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