Mud-bath treatment

Old tradition of wellbeing

From the millennial tradition of the ancient romans to us, the mud-bath treatment was improved thanks to the scientific studies of the CNR.

Mud-bath treatment

The benefits of thermal baths have been known for thousands of years; even the Romans used its qualities, and today the effects of mud-balneotherapy are known, also thanks to the support of scientific studies, in all spa towns where various pathologies are treated with the use of thermal mud.

Thanks to the aging in thermal water, the clay is enriched with all the elements necessary to obtain a muscle-relaxing, analgesic and soothing effect on the tissues.

The application of the DOC matured mud of the Euganean Baths is an excellent support in the prevention of arthro-rheumatic inflammation and promotes a better quality of life, precisely because of the analgesic effect that lasts over time.

The thermal mud consists of clay mixed with thermal water and enriched with microalgae, which have high analgesic and anti-inflammatory powers, after maturing for at least six months in mud baths exposed to the open air and the sun.

Thermal mud acts by releasing beta-endorphins both in the prevention and in the treatment of skeletal diseases and the numerous phenomena of cellular degeneration responsible for the aging of the body. This type of treatment is particularly indicated for the treatment of arthritic and rheumatic diseases, as it has an immediate effect that lasts for months, without causing annoying side effects.

 

How is mud therapy performed

The first step in carrying out this type of treatment is an admission examination by the doctor at Hotel Terme Millepini and only then does the actual treatment begin.

The mature thermal mud is prepared for the patient on the bed in the room at a temperature of 40° to 42°C and is gradually applied by a staff member to the patient's skin on the areas indicated by the hotel doctor during the preliminary examination. After applying the mud, the patient is covered with a sheet and blanket to prevent heat loss and left lying for 15 to 20 minutes. After the mud bath, the operator accompanies the patient into the hot thermal shower to detoxify him and help him remove the mud left on the skin; then follows the thermal bath in special tubs enriched with ozone, which has a beneficial and stimulating effect on blood circulation, at a temperature of about 38° C and a maximum duration of 9 minutes, and finally the patient is recommended to spend at least 15 rest well covered for up to 20 minutes to ease the sweat reaction to the mud.

The final phase of the mud treatment is the reaction massage, which aims to reactivate circulation, which has been severely slowed down by the heat of the mud and the bath, promoting the elimination of excess fluids and achieving a toning effect.

Mud balneotherapy is an excellent adjuvant in the treatment and prevention of the following pathologies:

  • osteoarthritis and other degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis, polyarthrosis, osteoarthrosis, diffuse osteoarthritis, spondyloarthrosis, spondylolisthesis, arthrosis of the limbs, arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis in the resting phase, osteoporosis, cervical arthrosis, lumbar arthrosis, sciatica, discopathy without hernia and without symptoms of a Irritation or nerve compression, herniated disc surgery, articular rheumatism, scapulohumeral periarthritis, not in an acute phase, cervicalgia of rheumatic origin;
  • rheumatic diseases of the inflammatory type (in the non-acute phase) and extra-articular rheumatism such as periarthritis, ankylopoietic and ankylosing spondylitis, bursitis, dysmetabolic and inflammatory rheumatism in the non-acute phase, fibromyositis, fibrositis, fibromyalgia, fibrositis of rheumatic origin, tendinitis of rheumatic origin , lumbago, low back pain of rheumatic origin, myalgia and myositis;
  • certain post-traumatic conditions such as muscle hypotrophy, muscle stiffness;
  • in the run-up to an operation: joint replacement, to strengthen the muscles and to improve the vascular supply.