THE ORIGIN OF THE MUD BATH "FANGO"
Did you know that in the past the spring water was considered a gift of the gods and were attributed magical and therapeutic virtues?
The thermal water, salty-bromine-iodine, flows from the subsoil, clay of the Euganean Hills, air and algae are the fundamental elements for the emergence of mature Thermal Fango which is the best known and most widely used natural therapeutic means.
Some places became famous in the ancient world, especially for the beneficial effects of warm waters of their sources. In Italy, in the heart of the Veneto region, there is one of the largest spa most famous in the world: the Euganean Terme, to which also Abano Terme belongs.
The ”Fango” used in the thermal structures of GB Thermæ Hotels is not any mud, but it is the association between a particular clay, obtained in a controlled manner from the bottom of two lakes located in the Euganean Hills and the strengthening and activating action of the thermal water.
This clay, purified and treated, is put to rest and mature in special tanks. The fango is incubated for two months in the presence of a continuous flow of thermal water at a temperature of 85-87 ° C. The high temperature in the ripening tanks allows the development of the active components typical of the thermal mud. During this process there is a progressive colonization of the clay by many micro-algae (diatoms and Cyanoficee) and cyano-bacteria (Phormidium) present in the ecosystem that characterizes the Thermal Euganean Basin. This particular process enable to obtain a thermal mud “fango” enriched of cyano-bacteria ETS-05 that produces glycolipids substances provided of a high anti-inflammatory activity, characterized by the absence of side effects.