Thermal Mud

The mud of Abano and Montegrotto Terme are the result of an astute mixture of clay, salty-bromic-iodic water and a biological component. 


To make mud efficient for curative scopes, its ripening process in special tanks has to last approximately 50-60 days during which mud is kept in constant contact with a steady flow of thermal water at a temperature of 60°C.

Temperature and chemical components of the Euganean thermal water cause the development of particular strains of microbes that modify the mud's chemical and chemical-physical properties and impart it with the therapeutic properties that make this mud so unique.

Mud treatment is applied externally and involves 4 separate but equally essential phases to guarantee the session effectiveness:

  • Smearing: the mud is applied directly to the skin while at a temperature between 38°C and 42°C and it is left in place for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Thermal bath: at the end of the application, the guest takes a hot shower and is then set in a thermal water bath at a temperature of 36°C-38°C for about 8-15 minutes.
  • Sweat reaction: after drying off with warm towels, the guest returns to his room where he should remain in bed, well-covered for 30-40 minutes during which the sweating reaction continues the biological effects of the mud therapy.
  • Massage with a toning action: the fango-balneotherapy ends with a massage that reactivates the circulation of the skin.

It is essential to follow all the phases to guarantee the efficiency of mud bath therapy.

These mud applications must be repeated daily for twelve days with a one day break (different options can be prescribed by the thermal doctor).

Mud therapy is indicated for the care and prevention of the following pathologies:

  • Articular and extra-articular rheumatism
  • Fribrosis or rheumatic origin
  • Tendinitis of rheumatic origin
  • Lumbago of rheumatic origin
  • Fibrositis and fibromyositis
  • Osteoporosis and other degenerative processes
  • Widespread arthrosis, cervical arthrosis, lumbar arthrosis, arthrosis of the limbs

Suggested treatment cycle:

12 mud applications + 12 thermal baths in 12 sessions


Petrarca Hotel Terme
Piazza Roma 23
35036 Montegrotto Terme (PD) Italy
Phone: +39.0498911744
Fax: +39.0498911698


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