Thermal mud and mud therapy

Thermal mud and mud therapy


The muds of Abano and Montegrotto are the result of an astute mixture of a solid (clay), a liquid (sodiobromidiodic water) and a biological component (microorganisms and biomaterials).

The ripening process takes place in special tanks for approximately 50-60 days. During this time the muds are kept in constant contact with a steady flow of thermal water at a temperature of 60°C.

The temperature and chemical components in the Euganean thermal waters affect the development of particular strains of microbes, modifying the chemical and chemical-physical properties and imparting the therapeutic properties that make these muds so unique.

Mud therapy

Fangotherapy involves four basic steps:

  • Application of the mud: the mud is applied directly on the skin at a temperature between 37° C and 38° C and is left in place for 15-20 minutes.
  • Thermal water 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 37-38° C for approximately 8 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 fangotherapy.
  • Tonifying massage: this is the last part of the session and it helps relax the muscles while relieving any nervous tension.

Scientific researches tested and guaranteed the scientific and therapeutic validity of the thermal treatments, now internationally recognized as a medical product.

Our mud has the same anti-inflammatory effects of cortisone but without collateral effects.


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

  • Widespread or localized articular and extra-articular rheumatism
  • Quiescent inflammatory 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
  • Quiescent rheumatoid arthritis, articular rheumatism
  • Arthrosis, poliarthrosis, osteorthrosis


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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