A sound mind in a sound body is not the slogan of a spa, but the translation of an old Latin saying “Mens sana, in corpore sano”. Even the ancient Romans knew the healing properties of thermal springs.
The waters of these places are used to treat skin diseases, respiratory problems, musculoskeletal and gynaecological diseases. Moreover, people drink bicarbonate water to relieve problems caused by gout, diabetes and liver diseases.
During a mud therapy session you can relax while fighting skin problems like acne, blacks spots, stretch marks and cellulite. Mud therapy also reduces scalp dandruff. In a nutshell, natural treatments are the best allies for the beauty of men and women.
According to the old Latin maxim, “Mens sana in corpore sano”. The Romans, to unwind from the toils of the day, used to resort to spa treatments. These facilities were considered as “popular villas”, where everybody could relax and regenerate.
Today, we can certainly say we have preserved this ancient and healthy habit. Italian thermal springs, famous for the healing properties of their waters, are the perfect place to recover the vital energy.
You can relax in one of the most beautiful spa towns in Italy, such as Montecatini Terme in the province of Pistoia, Abano Terme just a short distance from Padua, and Salsomaggiore Terme in the province of Parma.
In Cortina d’Ampezzo you can bathe outdoors even in winter, without fearing cold and the snow, at its hot thermal water pools.
In Ischia, which has always been considered as one of the major thermal centres in Europe, you will discover the therapeutic virtues of its many hot springs. In Barano, you will bathe in the waters of Nitrodi, already famous at the time of the ancient Romans. The island has many large thermal parks, such as Giardini Poseidon, Negombo Thermal Park and Parco Castiglione which offers, among other things, aerosol therapy, bath and beauty treatments.
In Ischia, you can also reach the tubs of hot water of Baia di Sorgeto by climbing a long flight of stairs, or with one of the taxi boats leaving from Sant’Angelo.
The mud puddle of Vulcano, one of the Aeolian Islands, is a real open-air spa. The clay will have a regenerative effect on your face and body skin.
The thermal springs of Gadir in Pantelleria, with their healing properties, can be compared to fountain of youth. These waters, indeed, remove old cells and stimulate cell renewal.
The best Italian spas offer rejuvenate programs, massages, aromatherapy and colour therapy. Here you can spend relaxing moments while enjoying the beneficial effects of a sauna, the Turkish bath and spa pools.
These elegant spaces, the perfect combination of comfort and technology, will give you the chance to rediscover the pleasure to enjoy free time to cuddle yourself.
Italian spas combine the traditions of the past and technological innovation. The qualities of thermal waters, indeed, are fully exploited by advanced machinery, while revolutionary lighting systems and water features create the right paradisiacal atmosphere.
Here you can set aside your concerns and take a moment for yourself.
These spas offer, among other things, Kneipp programs. If you choose one of these programs, you will be walking inside tubs of water at different temperatures whose bottom is covered with river pebbles, with the water up to your knees.
Among the most amazing Italian spas, we should mention the spa of Grotta Giusti Resort in Monsummano Terme, in the province of Pistoia, Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa in Ischia and Forte Village in Santa Margherita di Pula in the province of Cagliari.
At Grotta Giusti Resort, you will benefit from the properties of the steam of the hot cave, characterised by stalactites and stalagmites.
Terme Manzi, exploiting the ancient sources of the “Gurgitello” in Casamicciola Terme, is the ideal place if you are looking for peace and tranquillity.
Forte Village has a thalassotherapy circuit with high-density saline baths and herbal medicine steam baths.