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Why it works: detox mud spa treatments

Mud, mud, glorious mud... but what exactly makes it so glorious?

The Italian Hospitality Collection boasts hotels including Grotta Giusti, Fonteverde and Bagni di Pisa, each with spas that centre around unique and historic healing thermal waters.


Inspired by their own wellbeing traditions, they also offer exceptional and unique spa treatments using their detox mud. Here they explain what makes them so special…

What exactly is detox mud?

The detox mud treatments are exclusive body and face treatments of thermal origin, based on precious minerals such as sulphur, calcium, magnesium and fluorine. The treatments include the manual application of the thermal mud to the face and body, a period of relaxation after mud application and a thermal shower and detoxing massage over the whole body using natural products.

Where does it come from?

This treatment comes from the ancient thermal tradition, Salus per Aquam, thanks to our spa waters and thermal mud that allow a natural balance of the skin and of muscles.

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What is it supposed to do?

The aim of the detox mud is to purify, oxygenate and detoxify the cutaneous tissues of the skin, generating deep relaxation for body and mind.

Is there anything you do to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment?

We suggest that you prepare the body by bathing in our thermal waters for 15 to 20 minutes. The thermal water works by encouraging a natural peeling of the skin and also regenerating, relaxing and purifying tissues.

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Is there anything you recommend clients to do pre or post-treatment to get the most out of it?

After the treatment we suggest you hydrate the body by drinking our thermal water. Its properties are anti-inflammatory and depurative.

Is there anyone you particularly recommend the treatment for?

Everybody can try the thermal detox mud, it can also help to improve and soothe some skin pathologies such as dermatitis, acne and eczema.

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Is there anyone who shouldn’t have this treatment and why?

There are no contraindications because it’s a completely natural treatment, although pregnant women are advised against using the thermal waters, and anyone experiencing treatment for cancer or who has recently had surgery should seek the advice of their doctor before visiting.

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