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Some benefits can be seen at the end of the therapy cycle, while other effects are experienced in medium-term and lead many people to come back to Abano and Montegrotto Terme year after year, to undergo a thermal mud-balneotherapy cycle.
The benefit from the effects of mud therapy
it is necessary to undergo a
6-daily treatment cycle (even though the
complete cycle is of 12 therapies). Like all the
natural treatments, it has a progressive effect
on the body, by stimulating self-healing
processes and hormonal production at every
Day after day, the body responds more and more deeply, enhancing the therapeutic action of the treatment.
The therapeutic and physiological benefits
Mud acts against pain caused by joint and muscle problems. Mud heat has a decontracturing action, lowering painful symptoms by itself. The thermal shock of mud and the releasing of the active principles inside it, stimulate the production of endorphin, a natural analgesic, which increase the threshold of perceived pain.
The thermal shock and the releasing of the active principles inside the mud also stimulate the production of cortisol, the “cortisone” a natural product of our body with anti-inflammatory action; its effects are felt both in short and in medium-term, slowing down a new acute phase of the symptoms.
Regeneration of the immune system
Mud therapy influences the reaction of our immune system, reinforcing it against infections and related damages; in particular, the regeneration of our immune system is important as it activates the natural defenses against the sub-acute pathologies.
Stimulation of the renewal system of the organism
Mudtherapy is a reflexotherapy that positively stresses our body; thanks to the thermal mud application on the cutis, the heat induces a rise in temperature with a subsequent vase-dilation of the microcirculation underneath the skin. Requiring more blood because of the heat, more oxygen is therefore automatically required as well, as the necessary fuel to improve not just the activity of the cell, but to stimulate it in order to consume the reserves and speed up the metabolism.
Stimulation of cartilage restoration
The renewal process of the organism induced by the daily mud-therapy sessions stimulate the processes of self-healing of the body; recent studies seem to confirm that repeated cycles of mud-therapy stimulate the restoration of damaged cartilage.
As metabolism increases, our organism burns more toxins: moreover, the heat of mud on the body leads to a plentiful perspiration both during the session and in the reaction phase. During the latter, the body eliminates both the absorbed heat and the toxins with it.
Benefits for the skin
The thermal mudi s a real total-body mask: the small particles of the clay act as a peel, provoking a delicate abrasion of the dead cells of the epidermis, which provides the best possible sheen to the skin and prepares it for its exposure to the sun.
If we get over the idea that mud is advisable only to third age people or to people suffering from chronic osteo-articulatory pathologies, we can consider mud therapy as an early therapy for the prevention of osteo-articulatory illnesses, as well as problems connected to poor physical activity, such as backache or stiff necks, which are often falsely put under the osteo-articulatory category.
A depressed person will almost always blame symptoms of pain on the cervical or lumbar zone, which have nothing to do with an osteo-articulatory pathology. The attempt to treat such people with natural products, such as mud, instead of using antidepressants or tranquillisers, attempts not only to eradicate the pain but also to dispel moodiness and unblock repressed energy that cannot surface.