This ancestral process for therapeutic purposes uses the physical and chemical properties of water. Thermalism uses fresh water and mud in contrast to thalassotherapy which highlights the virtues of sea water and algae.
Some studies of osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and fingers highlight the benefits of the treatment on pain, mobility and the well-being of the patient. It can also help to reduce the consumption of analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Osteoarthritis is now the first indication of thermal cures in rheumatology.
It applies to all parts of the body:
It is also recommended for persistent postoperative pain and sequelae, in particular following surgery on the spine.
You should not undertake a cure if one of the following cases applies to you:
General treatments include:
Local treatments include: