Classic Fango Cure
Fango treatments must be prescribed and carried out under supervision from a thermal doctor. Before every Fango cure there is an initial medical examination. Dependent on the symptoms, the doctor will determine which areas of the body should be treated with Fango. The temperature of the healing mud and duration of each application are adapted for each individual. The treatments are carried out in the morning on an empty stomach. A classic Fango cure in a spa resort in Italy consists of a four steps.
1. The Fango Pack
A Fanghini will apply Fango of a temperature between 38°C and 42°C in a layer from three to ten centimeters thick to the appropriate areas of the body. The Fango is wrapped against the patient’s skin in order to intensify the warmth of the healing mud. Dependent on the volume of Fango and the doctor’s recommendations, the treatment lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.
2. The Thermal Bath
After a quick shower to clean the Fango off the body, the patient will enjoy a 10-15 minute bath in 37°C thermal water. Sometimes the water is enriched with ozone. The bubbly water has a vasodilator effect and stimulates circulation.
3. Sweat Reaction
After the bath, the patient is dried and must stay covered up and relax for at least half an hour. During this time, biological reactions of the body that are triggered by the Fango begin to take hold. The most visible is the heavy sweating that begins when the Fango pack is applied and starts again in this phase.
4. The Massage
Normally Fango therapy ends with a body massage but it can also be completed with other treatments.