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Balneotherapy, Thermotherapy

Mud Pack

What is a mud pack
The most characteristic feature of mud is its good heat storage and long cooling time. The temperature of the mud pack is usually 38-42°C, but the doctor can prescribe a different temperature. The mud pack is applied on the areas of the body and joints as specified by the doctor. The body is then wrapped into an insulating sheet and a dry linen sheet. After 20 minutes, the mud is washed off, and a 15-minute dry body pack follows to complete the beneficial effects of the whole procedure.

How a mud pack helps
Warmth dilates the blood vessels and accelerates the metabolism. As a consequence, the treatment eases chronic inflammation. The warmth also relaxes stiff muscles and tendons and relieves cramps. The treatment eases the swelling of joints, muscular tension, and improves the nutrient supply of the skin, all connective tissues and also the spinal discs. Furthermore, it strengthens the body’s anti-inflammatory and immune processes. In addition to musculoskeletal disorders, the Romanian salty mud is also suitable for the treatment of certain skin disorders and gynaecological diseases.


Medical prescription: required

More information about treatment including indications and contraindications

The mud used at our hotels comes from the famous Hévíz thermal spring in Hungary, or from sediment collected around the hot springs of the Váh River in Piešťany in Slovakia. In Sovata, Romania, the mud is excavated from the Bear Lake (Lacu Ursu) and contains salt. Of the mineral components of mud, iodine and bromine have a soothing effect, calcium, bromine and magnesium have a relaxing effect, and last but not least sulphur boosts local metabolism and suppresses inflammation.

Advisable for:

Musculoskeletal diseases, orthopaedic and accident rehabilitation, stress, fatigue, skin diseases, some gynaecological conditions

Not advisable for:

Infectious diseases, fever, acute inflammation, untreated or uncontrolled hypertension, epilepsy, acute thrombosis, phlebitis, leg ulcers and other skin defects, endometriosis, certain skin diseases, shortness of breath, untreated thyroid problems or hyperthyroidism, incontinence, pregnancy, unstable diabetes, psychosis, alcohol or drug abuse, menstruation, severe cardiovascular disease, malignant tumours and blood disorders, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, pathological cervical screening (pap smear), incapacitation.


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