Hot spring water
What is a spring water spa?
A spring water spa is a therapeutic institution combining three elements:
- Medicinal mineral waters that have been approved for public use
- A medical and auxiliary team who ensure that each client can make best use of the facilities
- Adequate facilities allowing spa treatments to be properly applied
Origin of the hot springs
Rainwater soaks through permeable soil or enters through a fault in the rocks and eventually reaches an underground stream.
On its journey the water comes into contact with minerals which enrich and change its composition.
When this groundwater reaches an impermeable rock it rises again to the surface and is discharged through a spring or a welling up in areas where there is a fault.
Thermal and Medicinal mineral waters
The temperature of rock increases the deeper in the ground it is, at an average of one degree every thirty metres.
When the waters reach abnormally high temperatures they are known as thermal waters.
When they have properties which, when properly applied, can make them curative or palliative, they are called medicinal waters.
Thermal water in spa baths increases blood circulation and opens the pores, encouraging the expulsion of toxins and relaxing the muscles.
- la tensió i rigidesa muscular,
- la toxificació general,
- els dolors musculars i articulars,
- la fibromiàlgia,
- l’hipertensió arterial,
- la psoriasis i els èczemes,
- l’ansietat, l’estrès i l’insomni.
Characteristics of our medicinal mineral waters.
It is alkaline and sulphurated hypotonic thermal water with a very low mineral level, emerging from the ground at 40 degrees centigrade.
Its main components are ( in mg/l): Sodium (52,0) Silica (50,90) Sulphate (28,8) Bicarbonate (25,3).
Why does thermal water smell?
The smell is caused by the chemical composition of the water which, in order to retain its properties, is not treated.
Expectant mothers and babies
Thermal bath: Not contraindications
Indoor thermal pool: Bathe without any contact to jets of hidromasage.
Outdoor thermal pool: Not contraindications
What is the hydropinic cure?
It is a cure involving the ingestion of medicinal mineral water for a variable period of time in precise quantities at a specific rate.
Sulphurated water’s reaction with silver
Sulphurated water tarnishes silver due to a reaction caused by its chemical composition. Remove your silver jewellery before taking a shower or having a bath. Remember that the hot water throughout the hotel is thermal water. Tarnished silver can be cleaned with a special product available at reception.
Contraindications of thermal water
- Low blood pressure
- Varicose veins
- De-compensated heart disease