Health Treatments in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme

Treatment in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme. All types of treatment in the resorts. SPA and Welness, West, East, New Age. Properties of thermal water and dirt.
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The most important element of treatments in Abano and Montegrotto Terme is the thermal water from the underground river. The thermal water is extracted from a depth of 3,000 meters, and the temperature is 90°C. The source of the underground river is an ecologically clean pool in the alpine foothills. Under the ground, the water is exposed to high temperature and strong pressure, resulting in water enriched with microorganisms, healing components, and mineral salts. The water in the cities of Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme is unique.

The chemical composition of the thermal water of Abano Terme stop inflammatory processes in the body and deliver an anesthetic effect.

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  1. Treatments
    1. Mud Therapy
    2. Hydrotherapy
    3. Massage
  2. Thermal Water
  3. Thermal Mud
  4. Medical Treatments
  5. Contraindications
  6. Spa and Wellness Treatments
    1. Mud Treatment
    2. Therapeutic, Restorative Body Massage
    3. Ozone Thermal Bath
    4. Inhalation and Aerosol
    5. Underwater Thermal Hydromassage
    6. Bioenergetic Thermal Hydromassage
    7. Sauna
  7. Western Treatments
    1. Traditional Massage
    2. Relaxing Lumbar massage
    3. Anti-Stress Massage
    4. Anticellulite Massage
    5. Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  8. Eastern Treatments
    1. Shiatsu with Chromotherapy
    2. Wattsu
    3. Thai Massage
    4. Psychic Reiki Massage
    5. Foot Reflexology Massage
    6. Ayurveda
    7. Pinda Sveda Massage
  9. New Age Treatments
    1. California Body Massage
    2. Hot Stone Massage
    3. Chocolate Massage


As a rule, each city has its own specialization: the treatment it is best at. Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal, respiratory, and skin issues.

Each musculoskeletal procedure contains three stages:

  1.  Mud application
  2. Bath with thermal, ozonated water
  3. Massage (more than 30 types)

This system allows you to get results quickly.
Treatment of respiratory issues is through inhalation therapy. Inhalation is carried out using thermal water. The inhalation treatment has an antiseptic and anti-edema effect on the respiratory tract.

Skin diseases are treated with thermal baths and mud baths.

Mud Therapy

Mud therapy is carried out in the form of mud applications. The healing mud in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme contributes to the growth of cartilage cells and prevents their destruction. All thermal mud in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme is certificated for its quality from the region of Veneto and a special EU commission. The ripening of mud of all technologies is called Fango Matura D.O.C. The quality of the mud is constantly monitored by a special commission at the University of Padua.


The main hydrotherapy procedure is thermal ozone baths. They stop the inflammatory processes in the body and have an analgesic effect. The procedure is carried out daily in all hotels in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme. The water temperature is regulated by a doctor, and the procedure relieves muscle and nervous tension. Additionally, all hotels in the cities have common thermal pools, in which the water temperature is a constant 30–36°C. Bathing in the thermal pools also has a positive effect on the overall results of the course of treatment.


The city offers more than 30 different types of massage. A massage completes each treatment cycle. Depending on the type of the disease, the doctor will specifically prescribe a certain massage for the patient.

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Thermal Water

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Hyperthermal salt, bromine, and iodine water has no analogs in the world. The composition of the thermal water in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme includes 12 major chemical components:

  • PH 7.1
  • Dry residue at 180˚ (5.049 g / l)
  • Sodium ion (1.238 g / l)
  • Potassium ion (0.087 g / l)
  • Calcium ion (0.367 g / l)
  • Magnesium ion (0.081 g / l)
  • Ammonium ion (0.0028 g / l)
  • Sulfate ion (0.981 g / l)
  • Ion chloride (2.177 g / l)
  • Bicarbonate ion (0.168 g / l)
  • Ion bromide (13.7 g / l)
  • Ion iodide (0.83 g / l)
  • Sulfuric acid (1.68 mg / l)
  • Silica (0.052 g)

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Thermal Mud

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The thermal mud of Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme is collected in Lake Lispid in the Euganean Hills. After that, the mud passes through maturation for 50–60 days. The mud matures directly in the hotels in special tanks under the influence of thermal water. The mud activates the portion that has anti-inflammatory properties.

Interestingly, the thermal mud of Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme cannot be activated without the thermal water from these resorts. That is why the mud cannot be transported and is unique.
Thermal mud consists of clay, saline bromine-iodine water, and microorganisms in algae.

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Medical Treatments

Check out the list of medical issues that can be treated in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme:

  • Musculoskeletal diseases (spine, joints, connective tissue)
  • Primary and secondary arthrosi
  • Arthrosis of the cervical vertebrae
  • Intervertebral disc hernia removal therapy
  • Discopathy
  • Intervertebral disc pathology
  • Shoulder-shoulder periarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spondylarthrosis and spondylolisthesis
  • Arthropathy
  • Stained tunnel syndrome
  • Polyarthrosis
  • Rheumatism (tendon rheumatism, fibrous syndrome, fibrous myositis)
  • Musculoskeletal system trauma
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Bronchitis and bronchiectasis
  • Emphysema
  • Vasomotor rhinopathy
  • Sinusitis and rhinitis
  • Chronic pharingo-tonsillitis
  • Chronic otitis
  • Rhinogenic hypacusia
  • Catarrhal otitis and catarrhal inflammation
  • Skin diseases
  • Acne
  • Skin mycosis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatosis
  • Hives
  • Chronic vein and venous system diseases
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Poor circulation in the lower limbs
  • Vein surgery rehabilitation
  • Gynecological diseases
  • Postmenopausal syndrome
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Chronic or exacerbated renal failure
  • Uncontrolled epilepsy


Mud therapy is contraindications in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme for these issues:

  • Varicose veins
  • Ulcers
  • Phlebitis
  • Angina pectoris
  • Chronic arrhythmia
  • Cardiovascular failure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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Spa and Wellness Treatments

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The most popular type of treatment in the resort of Abano and Montegrotto Terme is spa treatments. This area includes water treatments, mud applications, and various types of massages.

Mud Treatment

The so-called ripened mud is applied to the body. The mud ripens for 50–60 days in thermal water at the hotel. The mud is then applied to the patient’s entire body or a certain part of the body depending on the doctor’s direction. The temperature of the mud is 39°C, and the procedure takes 15 minutes. Then, the patient takes a warm shower and plunges into a bath of ozonized thermal water with a temperature of 38°C. The patient must then rest for 30 minutes to complete the process of sweating. Then, the patient receives a full body or targeted massage depending on the doctor’s direction.

Therapeutic, Restorative Body Massage

The massage is carried out after the mud therapy and increases muscle tone and blood circulation and restores psycho-physical balance. If the doctor contraindicates a full body massage for the patient, a massage is performed on the lower back and the back of the head.

Ozone Thermal Bath

The thermal bath relaxes the patient and has an anesthetic effect. There are four types of thermal bath with phyto-essences, each with its own effect:

  1. CA (soothing): chamomile, orange, elikriz
  2.  ST (tonic): mint, eucalyptus
  3. VD (draining): cinnamon, coriander, ginger, turmeric
  4. DT (purifying): lavender, lemon, thyme, savory


The course of inhalation has anti-edema and thinning effect. It is ideal for smokers and people suffering from respiratory diseases.

Underwater Thermal Hydromassage

During this procedure, the patient is immersed in a thermal bath, and a stream of thermal water is directed at him/her. It is ideal as a supplement to the traditional treatment process.

Bioenergetic Thermal Hydromassage

A unique hydromassage technique is used to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme. It consists of four main elements:

  1. A thermal bath
  2. Aromatherapy (extracts of essential oils used to treat certain diseases)
  3. Chromotherapy (light waves of various colors used for mental relaxation)
  4. Music therapy (a natural means of relaxation)


A sauna is an effective place in the fight against stress and obesity. It is also great for fighting diseases associated with metabolic disorders. Patients can sit in the sauna for up to 20 minutes in the afternoon (after basic procedures).

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Western Treatments

This section of treatments is almost entirely based on massage techniques.

Traditional Massage

This general body massage relaxes and tones. It improves blood circulation and gives you a feeling of lightness and well-being.

Relaxing Lumbar Massage

This local massage is aimed at relieving pain in the cervical and lumbar regions of the back. It is intended for patients for whom a massage of the lower limbs is contraindicated.

Anti-Stress Massage

This massage relaxes the lower back muscles and cervical vertebrae. It is suitable for people who lead an active lifestyle.

Anticellulite Massage

This massage is either general or local. It has firming properties and contributes to the removal of fluids and toxins from the body. You will have silky and firm skin after the first session because the massage is performed using various useful cosmetics.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This massage technique acts on the lymph nodes of the body. It accelerates body fluids, thereby removing swelling and bruising. It has a cleansing, diuretic, and relaxing effect. It also improves blood circulation.

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Eastern Treatments

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This line of treatment in Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme is based on traditional Eastern massages. Unlike Western massage techniques, Eastern massages affect the biologically active points of the human body in addition to the impact on certain muscles and joints.

Shiatsu with Chromotherapy

Shiatsu is a Japanese massage technique in which the masseur presses his/her fingers on certain points of the body. This therapy is based on the circulation of Qi energy—one of the main categories of Chinese philosophy. During the massage procedure, the patient is affected by the rays of light of various colors to promote relaxation.


This type of Eastern hydrocolonotherapy is especially useful for diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The procedure is carried out in complete silence. The patient is supported on the surface of the thermal water in the pool in a state of absolute rest. The massage relieves tension and stress, leads the patient to a state of complete relaxation, and removes blocks from energy flows.

Thai Massage

Thai massage is a special ancient type of massage. Its philosophy is based on a point effect on the whole body of a person—from the tips of the toes to the top of the head. The therapist uses the thumbs, the surface of the palm, forearm, knees, feet, and bamboo sticks.

Psychic Reiki Massage

Reiki therapy (Rei meaning the universe, spirit, soul, and Ki meaning energy, mind, mood) has a relaxing effect on the body. To obtain visible results, we advise undergoing at least three sessions. This traditional Eastern therapy is based on the concept of invisible energy lines on the human body. It is carried out without physical contact.

Foot Reflexology Massage

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Foot reflexology is performed exclusively on the feet. On the feet are points associated with internal organs. The correct impact on these points has a positive effect on t the internal organs, stimulating their actions. This massage relieves stress and leg fatigue, restores sleep, and increases appetite. It is widely used as a treatment of the musculoskeletal system in the cities of Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme.


Ayurveda is a traditional system of Indian medicine. The procedure consists of slowly massaging the body from the heart to the extremities. It reduces fatigue, boosts immunity, and improves blood circulation and sleep.

Pinda Sveda Massage

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This massage is a type of Indian massage and a system of Ayurveda. The massage is carried out with warm bags filled with various herbs and potions. The principle of the therapy is based on the thermal effect of the bags on the sweat glands. The glands open, and the sweat pulls out the waste of the body. This therapy soothes pain and helps with arthritis, degeneration, and osteochondritis.

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New Age Treatments

New Age medicine grew in popularity in the 1970s. The basis of this trend is the balance of all energy systems.

California Body Massage

This massage is performed under relaxing music, and all movements of the therapist are performed by hands in time and with the rhythm of breathing. Special essential oils from Morocco are used. The massage soothes the nervous system, activates blood circulation, relaxes muscles, and improves digestion.

Hot Stone Massage

This massage is carried out with hot basalt stones and lasts for an hour. It affects the energy parts of the body, has a tonic effect, relaxes muscles, improves blood circulation, and improves immunity.

Chocolate Massage

This massage uses cocoa butter therapy. It is useful for patients with diseases of the veins and venous system because cocoa butter expands the blood vessels. The massage has a relaxing and toning effect. The cocoa butter also component moisturizes the skin and fills it with nutrients.

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