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Thermal water to prevent and heal
We trust in the properties of thermal water to prevent and heal from rheumatic illness and treating dermatologic diseases.
These treatments are perfect for the articulations and the muscular atrophy.
Bormio Terme is affiliated (classified at the highest level) for its mud and balneotherapy within the Italian NHS.
A prescription from an individual's doctor or specialist makes it possible for every Italian citizen to have a course of thermal treatments simply by paying the relevant 'ticket'.
The mud is produced by mixing a solid component (organic and/or inorganic) with thermal mineral waters. The therapeutic potential comes from the thermal properties of the waters within which the solid has been introduced and then 'matured' for several months.
The patient is advised to have a very light meal or do not eat at all before the treatment, that take place in appropriate dressing rooms. The mud is heated to a temperature of around 50°C and applied to the prescribed areas. The patient is then covered to prevent heat loss. At the end of the session the patient will take a therapeutic bath in the thermal waters, or if preferred, a shower rinse in thermal waters and afterward is seated on a bed in an adjoining dressing room where the sweating process continues.
It's during this time that the therapeutic biological 'reaction' induced by the mud treatment - is checked.
It is considered particularly effective in treating localised arthritis and muscle contractures.
A thermal bath involves the patient being immersed in a tub containing naturally heated thermal water (38°).
A therapeutic hydro-massage is a variant of the thermal bath and uses ozonated particles within the water capable of a massaging action on specific parts of the body using special underwater jets and under pre-determined pressures.
The temperature of the hydro-massage bath can range between 36°-38°C and lasts around 15 minutes, after which the patient is left to rest for a further 15 (reaction time).
During this phase, as with the mud, it's possible to carry out all the assessments (particularly vascular) and intense perspiration encourages the removal of toxic substances within the body.
Both bathing and hydro-massage give early pointers towards poly-arthritis but are also usefully employed in the treatment of certain dermatological conditions and peripheral vascular illnesses.