The benefits of spa treatments
Spa treatments are treatments with curative purposes, detoxification or rehabilitation, that exploit the beneficial effects of the spring waters, whose therapeutic properties depend on their constituent elements, including sulfur, iodine, chlorine, iron, calcium and trace elements of other substances, by the natural temperature, from chemical and physical characteristics and the chemical and physical properties.
The method of treatment through the thermal waters is defined crenotherapy (from the greek crené – source) and is divided into two types: internal and external. Crenotherapy interior is through the intake of the mineral water spa, while crenotherapy outside, the best known, uses the hydrotherapy, mud and caves.
The thermal waters are taken, in fact, be used orally in the form of baths, mud baths, aerosols and irrigation. Bone and joint diseases, respiratory, dermatological, gynecological, gastrointestinal, Urinary tract are among those who benefit the most from spa treatments. We resort to thermal treatments just in case of respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis, diseases of the osteoarticular system, such as osteoarthritis, or dysfunction of the urinary tract, kidney stones, and the digestive system, dyspepsia.
Specifically, the water is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal, gynecological and skin care, in case of eczema, dermatitis and other skin rashes. The bicarbonate waters, for high power detoxifying, relieve the symptoms of disorders such as gastritis, gallstones, gout, liver disease, diabetes. The waters sodium chloride contrast liver diseases, gastritis, colitis and constipation. Finally, arsenical and ferruginous are very beneficial in cases of skin diseases and anemia.
During treatment, of whatever nature, the body is definitely undergoing a strong stimulating action, as demonstrated by the so-called “thermal crisis” which occurs after a few days of starting therapy. Furthermore, although the positive effects can be felt within a short time, so that the treatment be truly effective it should have an average life of at least ten days and should be repeated for several years.
The benefits of the spa go beyond those specifically health, investing the individual as a whole psychophysical balance and promoting overall well-being. Therapies, in fact, are received positively by the body, helping to determine the outcome of the diseases and their proper management even a psychic level.
The cures have beneficial effects also in the treatment of specific diseases in children. The thermal waters act on the bronchial mucosa making the mucus more fluid, and therefore more easily espettorabile, and act benignly on the production of immunoglobulins, stimulating, for example, the production of IgA (immunoglobulin A), notoriously deficient until the third year of age, and inhibiting the production of IgE (immunoglobulin E), notoriously excess in children allergic or hyper-reactive. Moreover, frequent infectious episodes of upper respiratory tract tend to deplete the stocks of a few IgA physiologically present in infancy. Inhaled therapy with thermal water would tend to restore the right concentration.