Thermal waters: discover the miraculous benefits of this beauty treatment for body and mind
Since ancient times, man has resorted to thermal waters to cure the most varied ailments of the body. The term "thermal" indicates that the water in question is found in the depths of the subsoil and its temperature has reached from 20 to 63 degrees: the temperature factor is very important because the higher it is, the more minerals are present.
In particular, the thermal waters contain - to varying degrees - sulfur, iodine, chlorine, iron, calcium elements and microelements of other substances, and, depending on their composition, are characterized by more or less pronounced therapeutic virtues.
The field of methods of using thermal water is also widely diversified, which can be taken as a drink, for irrigation, by inhalation, or used to practice baths, packs, muds and massages.
In general, however, the thermal waters are beneficial for both the body and the spirit; find out here what advantages you can derive from this precious gift of nature.
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The sulfur and sodium bicarbonate contained in the thermal waters have a recognized anti-inflammatory action on joint cartilages.
2. They cure respiratory tract disorders
The thermal waters are also recommended for those with respiratory problems. Some centers use their inhaled vapors to fight sinusitis, ear infections and other diseases.
3. Strengthen the immune system
The thermal waters have a stimulating action on the immune system, favoring the production of secretory and circulating immunoglobulins.
4. Killer of bacteria
The thermal waters also have antiseptic properties, linked to the presence of halogen salts such as iodine and chlorine, which allow the strengthening of those enzymes present in the white blood cells responsible for the destruction of elements external to the organism, such as bacteria.
5. They increase regularity
The thyroid and genital tract can also benefit from the thermal waters that stimulate the synthesis of gonadotropins and the ability to contract the tubes, as well as promote the regulation of the menstrual cycle.
6. They purify the breath
The thermal waters are able to automatically generate a vasodilatory action with an increase in the serous composition of the mucus and the capacity of mucociliary clearance. This means that the respiratory capacity will be improved and the elimination of impurities made easier and more regular.
7. Sprinkle yourself with thermal mud
Thermal mud is a mixture of clay and thermal water that produces the ideal conditions for the development of microalgae with particular healing properties and is ideal for the treatment of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and extra-articular rheumatism.
8. Regularize the intestine
Some thermal waters are also drinkable and their particular composition is especially beneficial for those suffering from irritable colon, constipation and intestinal irregularity.
9. They fight skin infections
The springs of thermal waters, in particular the sulphurous ones, are particularly suitable for chronic forms of atopic dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis.
10. With them you find well-being
A stay at the spa, even a short one, is capable of giving long-lasting benefits, which manifest themselves in a general feeling of psycho-physical well-being and relaxation. The benefits of the spas in fact go beyond those specifically health, affecting the individual as a whole. A study of over 3,300 Japanese workers who regularly attend spas has shown improvements in physical and mental health, including better sleep quality and fewer days off work due to illness.