Thermal baths and thermal muds are rich in beneficial properties and effective in the treatment of various conditions and disorders such as: arthrosis, the after-effects of fractures, periarthritis, osteoarticular disorders that causes stiffness and functional impairment, treatment of certain gynaecological conditions.
The cold, hypertonic thermal waters of Salsomaggiore are bromo-iodine-salt waters (i.e. rich in sodium chloride, iodine and bromine) and are among the richest in mineral salts found anywhere in nature (approx. 150 grams per litre). The water is abstracted from wells ranging in depth from 800 to 1200 metres, at a temperature of 16°/17°C and a density of 14° Baumé (lo Baumé corresponds to approximately 11 grams of salt per litre). It has a fixed residue of approx. 151 mg/I mineral salts at 180° C. These characteristics mean the waters of Salsomaggiore are rich in beneficial properties and effective in the treatment of various conditions and disorders.
The bromo-iodine-salt water is also used to produce Salsomaggiore thermal mud, a product extremely rich in mineral substances that is left to mature for two years in the thermal waters before being used in therapeutic applications in combination with baths, in the treatment of arthrosis, the after-effects of fractures, periarthritis and all those osteoarticular disorders that cause stiffness and, in some cases, functional impairment. The mud is also particularly effective used on the abdominal-pelvic area for the treatment of certain gynaecological conditions. The mud is transported to the thermal spa complexes straight from the maturing tanks, before being heated and kept warm using a double-walled bain-marie system employing steam at a temperature of 50°C.
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