- In what cases are thermal treatments counter-indicated?
Thermal treatments are counter-indicated for people suffering from any kind of contagious or infectious disease, malignant tumoural processes, pulmonary tuberculosis, cardiovascular, liver or kidney failure, acute arterial hypertension, serious metabolic disorders or, in general, anybody undergoing the acute phase of any disease or process which involves an alteration in their general condition
- What are the effects of the thermal cure?
The thermal cure has different physical and emotional effects on our organism. The mineral composition and temperature of the waters produces chemical, biological and sedative effects on our body, and these are also enhanced by the location of the spas –normally in the heart of nature– which acts as a source of relaxation for our senses.
- What types of waters are indicated for each speciality?
Sodium-rich waters are stimulating.
Sulphur-rich waters have a beneficial action on the skin, the respiratory tract and the locomotive system.
Iron-rich waters favour the regeneration of the blood, improve cases of anaemia and have a positive action on skin complaints, as well as being useful in weight loss regimes.
Radioactive waters have an analgesic effect and are good for counteracting stress, anxiety and depression.
Sulphate-rich waters have a laxative and diuretic effect.
Bicarbonated waters are recommended for complaints of the digestive system.
Carbonated waters stimulate the appetite and promote the correct functioning of the circulatory system.
- Can you treat all kinds of ailments at any spa?
No, each spa has different specialities depending on the composition of the mineral-medicinal waters.
All spas offer rest and fitness cures.
- Can you take treatments in a spa without staying in its hotel?
Yes, you can take treatments in the spa without any obligation to stay in the hotel.
- What is the recommended duration of a spa therapy treatment?
When the spa is used to treat specific types of complaints, in order for the treatment to be effective the recommended period is between 14 and 21 days. But if the aim is simply to de-stress and relax, fewer days are usually enough.
- Are spas only for therapeutic treatments?
Spas are both for treating and preventing ailments, and also for taking short breaks to enjoy a few days' relaxation. They offer a chance to recharge your batteries in the heart of nature, surrounded by peace and silence and far from the stresses of city life, and to enjoy a genuinely restorative and health-giving holiday.
- What are mineral-medicinal waters?
These are waters containing a solution of mineral elements which endow them with a range of properties. Depending on the composition, each type of water has a different action on the organism.
What is the difference between a spa and other types of establishments such as spa centres or water therapy centres?
The difference lies in the waters used in the treatments.
In spas, these are mineral-medicinal waters declared of Public Utility; whereas water therapy centres use seawater and spa centres use normal water.
- What is a spa?
A spa is an establishment supplied with mineral-medicinal waters which have been declared of Public Utility, as well as a medical service to prescribe treatments, and suitable facilities for applying the recommended treatments.