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The FAQs about the Thermal Cures are listed on this page.
The process is the following: warm thermal mud is applied via coating on the joints mentioned by the thermal doctor for a thickness of approximately 10 cm and kept for 15-20 minutes.
Thermal doctors suggest to don't use underwear during the treatment but the choice is totally up to the patient.
After the mud therapy, the patient takes a cleansing shower to remove mud's residues from the body and allowing to take the thermal bath.
The thermal bath consists in the immersion in thermal water with a temperature of 37-38°C
At the end of the bath, the patient, wiped with warm linen, is invited to have a seat on one of the loungers in the relaxation area where he's wrapped with its own linen and a blanket. It's in this stage that sweat reaction takes place and lasts for more or less 5 minutes.
Mud therapy causes deep and complex changing over the body with therapeutic effects on the articular system, muscles and skin.
It's indicated for arthro-rheumatic and dermatological pathologies.
Mud therapy is always contraindicated during the acute stages of any pathology; it's instead suggested during the remission period to prevent further restarts.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis will be submitted to a thorough check-up by the doctor (it would also be appropriate to take blood chemistry tests with inflammation index).
Decompensated organ failures, haemorrhagic manifestations, malignant neoplasms, varicose veins in the lower limbs especially if exacerbated by phlebitis and ulcers are as well contraindicated.
There's no absolute contraindication to the mud therapy in the case of metallic prostheses.
NO, not always, it's the thermal doctor who defines the application areas.
You just need to present at the desk the GP referral from your doctor drafted on the red prescription pad of the National Health Service. Once the check-in has been done, before starting the treatments, you'll need to take a preliminary check-up with the thermal doctor of the facility.
All these doctors have access to the NHS red prescriptions pad.
365 days from the issue date.
The referral needs to indicate one of the covered pathologies at Bormio Terme and the correlated thermal treatment prescribed.
No, the preliminary check-up isn't bookable, you'll just need to withdraw a number in the waiting room after having completed the check-in at the desk.
NO, if the thermal therapy it's provided inside the agreement with the NHS.
YES, if the thermal therapy isn't covered by the NHS.
It's advisable to bring along previous medical reports, such as diagnostic screening and/or specialist examinations, better if not older than 90 days. To have access to the mud therapy it's also recommended to take an ECG examination to submit to the thermal doctor.
YES, with the only exception of the inhalations. Regarding the mud therapy, we suggest booking well in advance to have the chance of choosing the favoured days and time of the day.