Unique to our Health Spa Resort of Piešt’any is the mud pool treatment. This is available in three of our spas on the spa island – Pro Patria, Irma and Napoleon Health Spas. The mud pool is comprised of a natural bed of sulphur mud between 10-30 cm thick, penetrated by hot thermal mineral water springs, the water level above the mud being between 50-90 cm. The temperature of the mineral water varies between 39-40°C, in places directly over the springs, and sometimes reaching higher levels. During treatment, the heat from the mud and thermal water helps the blood vessels dilate, reducing blood pressure and relaxing the muscles. Additionally, the sulphur and minerals are also absorbed through the skin, where they inhibit the degradation of elastin and collagen in the cartilages, sinews and connective tissues.
It is possible to stand, slowly walk, sit or even conduct gentle joint mobility exercises whilst in the pool. The duration of the bath is strictly individualised, lasting between 5-10 minutes. The treatment ends with a shower and a 15-minute dry wrap (See Other: Dry Wrap). As part of the Piešt’any tradition, this treatment can be combined with a thermal bath and massage.
Type: Medical, Wellness, Medical wellness Purpose: de-stress, detoxification
Duration of treatment: 5 - 10 - 35 minutes
Doctor's prescription: required Where is it available?