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Balneotherapy, Thermotherapy

Mud Pool

What is the mud pool

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, and in places directly over the thermal springs it may sometimes reach even higher levels. 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.

How the mud pool helps

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.

Medical prescription: depending on selected treatment and current health status

More information about treatment including indications and contraindications

The mud pool is a signature treatment of the Piešťany Spa. It is provided in historical, beautifully decorated halls. According to the local tradition, this procedure can be combined with a thermal bath (Mirror Pool) and subsequent massage.

Advisable for:

Musculoskeletal diseases, orthopaedic and accident rehabilitation, stress, fatigue, certain skin diseases, neurological diseases.

Not advisable for:

Infectious diseases, fever, acute inflammation, untreated or uncontrolled hypertension, epilepsy, acute thrombosis, phlebitis, leg ulcers and other skin defects, certain skin diseases, shortness of breath, untreated thyroid problems or hyperthyroidism, incontinence, pregnancy, unstable diabetes, psychosis, alcohol or drug abuse, menstruation, cardiovascular diseases, malignant tumours and blood disorders.


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