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External hydrotherapy

External hydrotherapy

  • Balneotherapy

Depending on the temperature, the curative waters are divided into: cold (the temperature of the water is 20oC maximum), tepid (the temperature is 20 -30oC), hot (the temperature is 30- 38oC) and superheated (the temperature is above 38oC). The curative baths are indicated for:

  1. Arthritis
  2. Rheumatisms
  3. Skin ailments
  4. Certain peripheral vasculopathies

The curative bath is done by the immersion of the body in an individual tubs or pool and lasts about 20 minutes. It is advised to be done in the morning and after a completed circle of digestion. A therapy circle usually lasts 2 weeks and includes a bath a day. After the bath, it is suggested the bather relax and stay covered for 20 to 30 minute.

  • Douches

Douches, with a suitable water pressure, can be cold, lukewarm, hot or superheated. They are indicated for:

  1. Rheumatisms

The douches that are used for rheumatisms are only hot or superheated.

  • Hydromassages

They are based on the application of pressure to the human body, while it is in the curative water. The temperature of the mineral water is between 34 – 37oC. It is indicated for:

  1. Post trauma treatments for fractures and injuries
  2. Arthritis
  3. Lumbago
  4. Sciatica
  5. Spondyloarthritis e.t.c.

The duration of the massage is 20 minutes and is done on a different group of muscles, depending on the position of the bather.

  • Hydrokinesis Therapy

It is the combination of balneotherapy and physiotherapy in the water. It is indicated for:

  1. Rheumatisms
  2. Musculoskeletal ailments


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