Since 1870, classic thermal therapies have remained the mainstay of the spa, confirming the efficacy of therapeutic waters and virgin mud. These include:
- inhalation treatments for the respiratory tract,
- inhalation treatments for rhinogenous deafness,
- hydropinic (mineral water) treatment,
- gynaecological therapies.
Inhalation Treatments and Treatments for Rhino genous Deafness
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In 1870 the mud and baths department was created. Here “Salsoiodica” water, or salso-bromo-iodine thermal water (i.e. containing sodium chloride, bromine and iodine), is used to provide a relaxing, anti-inflammatory action on the osteoarticular system, and also for its skin exfoliating and purifying properties. If preceded by virgin mud, a clay rich in trace elements which “erupts” from small “volcanoes” in the territory of Riolo, its therapeutic effect on the body is further enhanced. Hot mud treatments, balneotherapy, microbubble or multiple jet hydromassage, manual single-jet gas bubble hydromassage, a large pool with salso-bromo-iodine thermal water featuring hydromassage, cascade jets and a vascular treatment “path” in tubs at different temperatures, have curative effects against osteoarticular ailments, several skin and circulatory system disorders and imperfections due to cellulite. This department can be aptly defined as the ideal place for being reborn and restoring health and well-being.
Thermal mineral waters have still other properties: we should not forget their therapeutic importance when they are drunk for treatment purposes: Breta sulphurous mineral water aids digestion and has a purifying and anti-inflammatory effect, as well as a specific effect beneficial for the hepatobiliary-pancreatic system. margherita and Vittoria salso-bromo-iodine thermal waters are especially indicated for such problems as lazy colon, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation.