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Spa treatments can stimulate your metabolism, burn locked in fat, relax contracted muscles, help to purge and detox…
A stay at one of the GB Hotels Thermal spas in Abano would certainly be an excellent investment in your health, to help you get back into good shape and prevent depression...
Spa treatments can stimulate your metabolism, burn locked in fat, relax contracted muscles, help to purge and detox the liver, tone and firm the skin, and also improve your mood.
You can follow a balanced, low-calorie diet, a detox treatment with herbal teas, a body treatment using bio-active clay enriched with algae, and baths in salt, bromine and iodine spring water, draining massages, medicated bandages and full facial treatments. All under the control of a doctor and in a peaceful, relaxing environment, with areas dedicated to wellness and relaxation (hot pools, hydromassage, saunas, steam rooms, and gym).
I’m interested in your light leg programme and I would like to come on holiday with my 20-year-old daughter, who suffers from acne. Do you have any ideas?READ THE ANSWER
For many years, our medical team has been using spa resources not just for treatment but also at a cosmetic level and to detox the body, with excellent results. We have created tailored programmes especially for those who, like you, want to stay in shape and relax or detox.
The “legs Plus” programme includes associating a specific antiaging mud therapy with different massage techniques in order to drain and tone.
What is more, we also offer bandages and masks with active botanical extracts to help the microcirculation, plus vascular exercise and exercises in the pool or gym with one of our personal trainers. As for your daughter’s acne, we will give her a skin checkup to customize her treatment as necessary. These skin types benefit a good deal from: clay face mask, detoxifying spa treatment, lightening and de-sensitizing treatment, chocolate-based nourishing and anti-oxidant treatment, all together with daily sessions using a new technique: photobiomodulation.
My busy job leaves me no time for regular exercises. I am sedentary and stressed. My diet is poor and I have difficulty concentrating. I don’t have much time. Can I combine a week’s holiday with an anti-stress treatment?READ THE ANSWER
A spa break (even a short one) at one of our GB Hotels Thermal Spas will most definitely be a great investment in health terms to help you solve your health problems and the negative effects of chronic stress, naturally.
The possibility to combine spa treatments, relaxing massages and gentle exercise, with detox food and beauty treatments for your body are unique aspects of our health programme.
You can go directly from your room to all of the areas in the spa centre, the numerous hot spa pools and the vast relaxation areas.
All treatments are carried out by a team of skilled experts under the supervision of our spa doctor.
The bar and restaurant are available to offer you a special detox diet, developed especially for you.
Do any of your spas have treatments for my mother, who is 79 and has arthritic knees, which are giving her walking problems?READ THE ANSWER
Recent scientific studies have shown that mud treatments using cured bio-active clay from the springs in Abano specifically protect against wear and tear to cartilage in the joints (in medical terms it is known as chondroprotection) as well as having a pain-relieving and muscle-relaxing action.
This simple natural treatment has an effect on the development of osteoarthrosis and also on pain symptoms, without the typical side effects of drugs usually used in treatment. Your mother would benefit from a cycle of at least 12 treatments with mud baths for her knees and her overall wellness.
I have severe osteoporosis and lower back pain from multiple collapsed vertebraeREAD THE ANSWER
With natural resources and the technology available at our GB Hotels, we achieve excellent treatment results with chronic osteo-articular problems, such as osteoarthrosis and (as in your case) localised breakthrough pains and osteoporosis.
We combine traditional physio-kinesis passive treatment, medical and prorioceptive exercise and stress-relieving massages, with rehab activities in spa water and above all, anti-inflammatory spa therapies using active bio thermal clay on the body (mud therapy).
The results are noteworthy, for the pain symptoms and also for the joint motility, muscle strength and motor autonomy, which reduces the amount of medicines taken, improves quality of life, and stabilizes results over time for a period of at least one year.
We recommend a stay of a minimum of one week, at least once a year (intensive treatment), while two weeks would be ideal (traditional treatment). The daily level of work to be done is decided after a medical examination on your arrival, and it can vary from 2 to 4 hours of treatments every day.
I love Ayurveda and oriental massage. I have bad pains in my legs, cramp, and chronic tiredness. I also feel bad tempered and a little depressed. Which treatments can you recommend?READ THE ANSWER
For your specific case, I would suggest our Stress and Energy Rebalance programme. This programme, which is very useful in treating chronic stress and its symptoms, will be customised to suit your real needs, especially in terms of your sleep problems, muscle cramps and poor peripheral circulation. An original mix of elements from spa treatments and oriental medicine.
The Oriental Thermal SPA at the Hotel Metropole is ideal for those who, like you, need to relax and recharge their energy. These are some of the treatments that the doctor will suggest after your aroma test:
oriental mud with a spa aroma bath, anti-stress body massages (by one or two people), customized ayurvedic dosha massages (energy rebalancing), including Pindasweda, Kerala Swedana, shiatzu or anti-stress foot reflexology or hot stone therapy.
Elixir Shirodara will surely help with your chronic tiredness, regulating your emotional over-activity and inducing deep relaxation.
I suffer from neck pain and chronic headaches with pain between the eyes. What kind of treatment do you offer in your spas for this type of problem?READ THE ANSWER
If the neck pain is caused (as I believe) by excessive muscle tension (which also affects shoulders and nape), I recommend a series of antistress, antalgic posture therapy and reflexology (foot and shiatzu), adding, if necessary, some hydrokinesis therapy in spa water, neck traction therapy and kinesio taping.
Very often, the application of bio-active clay helps to relax a blocked spinal column.
In any case, for a proper diagnosis, a clinical examination is essential: the treatments at all of our Thermal Spas are tailored to suit the individual after a checkup by our spa doctor on arrival.
I’m choosing a Spa for a full “slimming treatment”. I’ve already tried other diets without success.READ THE ANSWER
Experience has shown us that even a short visit to our spas is a fantastic investment in your health. Only at the spa can you enjoy the perfect conditions (mentally and physically) and the right synergies to follow a calorie-controlled diet and at the same time, stimulate the metabolism and drain off excess fluids.
We always recommend associating a detox diet with your spa treatment and then to continue at home with a special diet and the aerobic exercises learned during your stay.
Generally, we recommend that you bring us all of the results of recent blood tests (the last year) and a list of any medicines you are taking. When you arrive at your chosen Thermal SPA, you will be seen by our spa doctor and a dietician before starting your tailored programmed of treatments and dedicated diet.
As well as dieting, I recommend:
My 6-year-old child has enlarged adenoids and tonsils. The ear, nose and throat specialist has prescribed treatment with cortisone spray. I have reserved a break at your hotels; will my son be able to have aerosol treatment? Are the treatments covered by the national health?READ THE ANSWER
Secondary problems from enlarged adenoids and tonsils can be treated with a valid alternative to drugs, using aerosol therapy with spa water, for important results and with practically no side effects. This improves mucus fluidity and the defences of the immune system, as well as reducing chronic inflammation and infective relapses and improving breathing at night ...
Inhalation therapy (12 aerosol and 12 inhalation treatments) are covered by the national health service and are dispensed by all GB Hotels under medical supervision.
Of course, you should talk to your GP or ear, nose and throat specialist.
I had whiplash due to a car accident. I would like to know if spa treatments would be right for me.READ THE ANSWER
Generally speaking, whiplash has the painful symptoms caused by reflex muscle contraction affecting the nape, the base of the neck and the shoulders.
Possible spa treatments work to eliminate the pain, to relax muscles and to improve the range of movement of the spine.
We generally use packs with bio-active spa clay, enriched with algae, plus muscle relaxing baths in spa waters containing bromide and iodide salts, hydrokinesis in the tub to stretch the spine, kinesio taping and physical therapy on the pain site. The programme is defined by after a medical assessment on your arrival.
A minimum stay of a week (intensive programme), or better, two for a traditional treatment programme.
I have read that you organize spa breaks combined with yoga. I have serious sleep problems. Could you give me some advice?READ THE ANSWER
Yoga together with spa treatments is especially recommended for sleep problems, both because spa muds can relieve tension and aid peaceful sleep, and because yoga can relieve tension in the shoulders relax the abdominal muscles and release the lower back as well as improving breathing.
It is important that the customised yoga positions are suggested by an expert to prevent mistakes and dangerous joint stresses. I recommend at least 7 days of mud/balneotherapy, anti-stress massage and yoga:
I’d like to know which of your hotels is best recommeded for neurological rehab in multiple sclerosis sufferers.READ THE ANSWER
The hydro kinesis rehab centre at the Hotel La Residence in Abano is especially placed to provide rehabilitation treatment for sufferers of MS. This is where pateients can benefit from specific recovery programmes including hydro-kinesis spa treatments (recovery of the standing position, autonomous posture transitions, treadmill training ...) in a safe, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
The special composition of the spa water supports the body and achieves specific muscle relaxation, which makes it possible to perform movements that would be difficult out of water.
Motor performance is improved and this also stimulates mood improvements.
Naturally, it is necessary to consider the type of MS and above all, the degree of invalidity reached by the patient. A report from the current GP would be of use for this purpose.
The rehabilitation areas are inside the hotel and easily accessible from the rooms. Both the spa pools and rehab baths have a mechanical lift to allow the patient to enter the water with ease.
I have problems with cellulite, a sagging face and some excess weight... What treatments can I use during a 3-day stay at your hotels?READ THE ANSWER
Our Thermal Spas are organised to offer you a full immersion, active wellness programme: a weekend stay (we also work on Sundays) will be a precious investment in terms of health to start and then continue at home, a dedicated body detox programme.
We use our natural resources: active clay (packed with anti-inflammatory substances and anti-oxidants) and local spring spa water (containing a wealth of minerals), together with botanical compounds, essential oils and original complementary treatments (draining and toning massages, aqua gym) as well as beauty, purification and stress-relieving treatments.
The programme will be customised by the doctor on your arrival (type of cellulite, skin type, particular blemishes, fat deposits...) and a schedule for physical activity (muscle toning for legs, abdomen, buttocks, and stretching) plus a special detox (and low calorie) diet that can also be continued at home.
There are two new treatments to recommend in this case: Hematite for the face and Jasmine Therapy butters for the body.
I would like to know if spa treatments are possible during pregnancy.READ THE ANSWER
Generally, the middle period of the pregnancy (after the third month and until the eighth) is the safest time for the expectant mother and her child.
Balneotherapy and aqua gym in spa water alongside one of our personal trainers are not prohibited; on the contrary, they are useful for strengthening pelvic muscles, relaxing the back and toning the legs. Thermal Spa Gb also offer effective treatments (paraben- and allergen-free) to improve skin elasticity and prevent the formation of stretch marks on the stomach - a frequent occurrence during this period. However, with no information about your medical history, I would advise you to speak to your gynaecologist first.
Is it possible to come for post-operation rehab after a heel operation?READ THE ANSWER
An entire centre inside of the GB group spa hotels is dedicated to rehab for patients with orthopaedic problems.
Our spa experience has allowed us to create an area free from architectural barriers and suitable for the stay and recovery of orthopedic patients, with special treatment programmes that focus on balneotherapy and hydrokinesis therapy in tanks and spa pool, associated with the application of bio-active spa clay, enriched with algae (high concentration of anti-inflammatory plant substances and natural anti oxidants).
Medical staff and therapists work with the patient according to customised post-operation rehab programmes, following them for the duration of their stay. We have rooms with mechanical beds and specially equipped bathrooms, some of which communicate with the room of possible accompanying carers. Pools have mechanical lifts and chairs to make it easier to enter/leave the water.
For a better assessment of the level of disability, it is important for us to be provided with a report from the patient’s GP or physical therapist, records for any associated illnesses (diabetes, heart problems, cerebral vasculopathy intercranial hypertension ....), medication.
Alternatively, balneotherapy in a bath and/or spa pool, can be used as a precious therapeutic element thanks to the overall muscle relaxant of spa water with bromide and iodide salts and to the possibility to move the body overall in conditions of total relaxation without there being any risk of falling.
The aim is to reduce pain, improve articulation and muscle strength, independent posture movements and walking with or without aids, plus a reduced use of medicines and improvement in mood and quality of living.
In any case, I recommend that you seek the advice of your Rheumatologist or GP and to consider a stay of at least two weeks to be able to undergo the cure without rushing it and combining it with the relevant rest periods.
I suffer from colds, sinusitis, sore throat and coughs. I lose my voice, breath badly, and my ears are often blocked. Could the bromide and iodide salts in the spa water at Abano Terme be of any help for my problem? My ENT specialist has recommended a cycle of aerosol and inhalation treatments. Are these treatments refundable?READ THE ANSWER
Inhalation therapies using spa water with bromide and iodide salts from our springs is a valid treatment when it comes to helping you solve your respiratory problems.
The action of spa water on mucous soothes, is mucolytic, drainage and also boosts the immune system.
I recommend at least 10-12 days of inhalation and aerosol treatments. The inhalation treatments at GB Hotels can be reimbursed by the national health system as long as you bring a prescription from your GP.
I suffer from fibromyalgia, I am also overweight and stressed. Since I only have a week’s holiday, what treatment would you recommend? And in which spa?READ THE ANSWER
An intensive 7-day treatment therapy will be a precious investment into helping you improve your condition, naturally and without risks. The results of numerous scientific studies have confirmed the effectiveness of spa treatments with Abano mud therapy on fibromyalgia, especially in terms of pain and muscle tensions.
The spa expertise of the medical team from GB Hotels in Abano has made it possible to develop bespoke natural care programmes that combine the anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect of mud spread over the body, with the muscle relaxing action of spa water with bromide and iodide salts and specific massage and rehabilitation techniques, in the massage booth as well as in the tub.
The aim is to reduce pain, improve joint mobility, boost muscle strength and slow down the development of osteoarthrosis and osteoporosis.
During your stay I also recommend that you follow a low-calorie Mediterranean diet, especially developed to speed up the metabolism and naturally purify the body, plus a programme of aerobic activity, plus gentle stretching exercises in the pool or gym.
Bring all of the clinical records you have with you as well as the medicines you are taking.
I suffer from a herniated cervical disc, with persistent pain in my shoulder and right arm. Can mud help?READ THE ANSWER
The spa expertise of the medical team from GB Hotels in Abano has made it possible to develop bespoke natural care programmes to treat chronic joint and bone problems and the way in which these occur, both physically and psychologically. Traditional treatments using passive mobilisation, proprioceptive therapeutic exercise, rebalancing antistress reflexology massage, are used alongside rehabilitation in spa water, and anti-inflammatory treatments using active bio thermal clay. In your specific case, we could use kinesio taping for your shoulder problem.
The results of this original mix of interventions are noteworthy for the pain symptoms and also for joint motility, muscle strength and lymph drainage, which reduces recovery time and stabilizes results over time.
Generally, I would recommend a minimum stay of one week, although two would be ideal.
Of course you should speak with your doctor.
Bring all of the clinical records you have with you as well as the medicines you are taking.