Seven simple tips for an authentic and natural wellness experience, tips you can take with you for home-care all year round.
SEVEN WELLNESS RULES
Smile and the whole world smiles with you. A smile spreads happiness, for both the giver and the receiver. Never pass up the opportunity to share a smile! Start walking, one step at a time.
Devote a few minutes a day to walking, because it is the journey that counts, not the destination. Plant your foot on the ground and feel the force that springs from the centre of the earth.
We are what we eat! Nourish your body with proper, natural and colourful food. Nourish your mind too. Move your body in a dance in harmony with nature.
Move your body in a dance in harmony with nature. Choose your own time and rhythm, matching the natural flow of life. Enjoy simple pleasures every day.
Drink pure, fresh water. Hydrate yourself every day, discover the restorative power of water. Breath deeply.
Stop everything and allow yourself at least 3 deep breaths, imagining the journey that the fresh mountain air takes to reach the centre of your body.
Listen to your heart, to your feelings and your desires. The harmony of nature and the wonders of creation will follow you like beautiful music. Free your mind with dance and let your ideas grow in you.
WELCOME TO THE TERME DI RABBI SPA
The Terme di Rabbi spa, surrounded by pine and larch forest in the Stelvio National Park, combines the properties of the mineral water with the allure of one of the most unspoiled landscapes in the whole of the Alps. The beauty of the National Park, which was founded more than 70 years ago, provides a unique and unsurpassed setting for a wellness holiday.The Terme di Rabbi spa is a modern and welcoming facility where you will immediately feel at home, where the staff work professionally and with passion to make every guest’s stay a relaxing and refreshing experience. The Terme di Rabbi water has been known since ancient times for its healing properties and was called a “natural elixir” by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Our Thermal Spa is the place to savour some special moments for anyone staying for a few days. The Kneipp water therapy path, with its cobblestone surface, is the quintessential treatment, perfect after a day’s walking to dissipate the lactic acid and also the ideal cure for circulatory problems, including cellulite. The Thermal Spa also includes a whirlpool bath with 8 positions, sauna, Turkish bath and thermal showers. Herbal teas are also available. The centre offers deep massage and physiotherapy along with beauty treatments such as mud and peat wraps, all delivered using the exclusive range of “FerrumC” spa products based on the mineral waters and mountain herbs. The spa also offers tecar therapy and activities to improve posture.
PROPERTIES OF THE WATER
The spa water is recognised for treating arthritic and rheumatic conditions, vascular disease, particular cellulite, respiratory and gastro-intestinal conditions. The waters are rich in mineral salts, iron oxide and sodium and high in carbon dioxide and bicarbonate.
Sample temperature - AIR 9.0 °C
Iodides (J-) 0.025 MG/L
Sulphates (SO4--) 9.4 MG/L
Silica (SI02) 37.8 MG/L
Sulphides (HS-) N.R.<0.02 MG/L
Electrical conductance at 20°C 2475
Ferrous ions (FE++) 22.9 MG/L
Ferric ions (FE+++) 0.2 MG/L
Total iron (FE) 3.1 MG/L
Potassium (K) 51 MG/L
Fluorides (F-) 0.5 MG/L
Magnesium (MG++) 34.5 MG/L
Dissolved oxygen 0.5 MG/L
Sodium (NA+) 475 MG/L
Chlorides (CL-) 207.2 MG/L
Dry residue at 180°C 1835 MG/l
Calcium (CA++) 126.6 MG/L
Bromides (BR-) 0.1 MG/L
Total hardness 45.8 °F
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2350 MG/L
Bicarbonates (HC03-) 1610 MG/L
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
List of treatments available at the Terme di Rabbi spa. Please note that these treatments are also available for the conditions specified by Ministerial Decree 12/12/94:
chronic inflammation of the veins;
osteoarthritis and other degeneration forms;
ENT and respiratory illnesses;
conditions of the gastro-intestinal and bile systems.
Spa treatments of these conditions are covered by the Italian national health system, subject to having a prescription drawn up by your doctor (GP or specialist in one of the branches relating to the conditions which may benefit from the treatments). The prescription must correctly indicate the condition and associated treatment. Anyone with a prescription from their GP, describing the approved condition,
will pay for a full cycle of 12 spa treatments at a cost of €3.10 per person aged 0-5 and over 65 with a family income of less than €36,151.98.
For people aged between 6 and 65, the cost is €55.
HARMONY AND WELLNESS
Find energy and relaxation in the Val di Rabbi. Wherever you cast your gaze, the verdant green of the landscape will draw your eye, a symbol of pure energy. Mother nature is in charge of people’s rhythms and rituals. Her generosity has given us precious elements such as water, flowers, fruit and minerals. For anyone looking for natural wellness, to centre themselves and restore their forces, we offer a wide range of treatments which combine ancient knowledge, natural elements and modern science. Beauty requires inner and outer harmony, using the gifts which nature has bestowed on us.
Hay bath and spring water with cleansing wrap for the liver
Thermal herb bath with Kneipp water therapy path and mountain fragrances
Herb wraps, Kneipp water therapy path and spring water
HARMONY IN MOVEMENT
Every day, we help our bodies to recover their natural flexibility with exercises led by our in-house specialists. Some of these can be performed either inside or outside. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing, dress in layers and wear trainers. Please bring a towel. We provide mats for the activities.
SUMMER 2020 OPENING TIMES:
20 June - 19 September. The Terme di Rabbi is closed in winter.
Opening times: from Monday to Saturday 08:30 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 20:00. Closed Sundays.
VAL DI RABBI, VISITING THE SPA On arrival at the Terme, you will be given a Thermal Spa bag containing a soft bathrobe, slippers for the spa and a glass cup for tasting the mineral water from the ancient spring, to be returned at the end of your visit (charges apply). If you prefer, please bring your own equipment.
SPECIFIC AND GENERAL BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS:
The carbonated spa has effects on different parts of the body, principally on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. It is effective in treating rheumatic disorders and circulatory issues. Studies have shown significant benefits in the treatment of varicose veins in the lower limbs and in issues relating to microcirculation. The plans we offer include one for preventing and treating cellulite. Effect on the neurovegetative system: parasympathetic stimulation with resulting inhibition of spastic episodes and sympathetic hyperactivity.
TYPE OF SPA
Circulatory pathway: A Kneipp* walk in spring waters on two rows, with a floor covered with smooth stones which force the patient to work on their balance and posture when walking. The stones push on the arch of the foot, creating a “squeezing” effect on the “venous sponge” of the foot.
Hydrotherapy: Involves full immersion for around 15 minutes at a temperature of no more than 33°C (versus a normal bath water temperature of around 38/39°C).
Chronic venous insufficiency in the lower limbs at various stages of development. Varicose and post-thrombophlebitis syndromes. To improve the blood supply to tissue in patients due to undergo surgery for saphenectomy and phlebectomy. Vascular rehabilitation for outcomes and after-effects of vascular surgery. Ailments relating to micro-circulation disorders (cellulite). Functional disturbance of the capillaries (restless leg syndrome, young shopworkers’ syndrome). Functional or organic insufficiency of the lymphatic system and lipedema; congenital, primary or secondary lymphoedema.
The improved blood supply caused by arterial and capillary vasodilation increase the supply of oxygen and vein flow, with a reduction in the anoxic tissue condition.
INHALATION: a hot, moist treatment (the mineral water is sized into droplets of 812 microns in diameter) which form a mist that is sprayed at the patient from individual steam vapour inhalers. The patient positions themselves in front of the device, at a distance of 20-25 cm from the nozzle and inhales the spray via their nose and mouth for 10-12 minutes. It is indicated for the treatment of chronic or recurrent inflammation of the upper and middle respiratory tracts (nose, pharynx and larynx).
AEROSOL: the water is broken down into particles that are smaller and more uniform compared with the inhalation process (diameter: 2-4 microns), in order to even reach the alveoli walls. The patient uses a disposable mask, a mouthpiece or a nasal tube and the duration of each treatment varies from 10 to 12 minutes. The two treatments are often prescribed together, ideally divided by a break of 5-10 minutes.
Chronic inflammatory diseases, including allergies, of the nasal mucous membrane, sinuses, throat and ear (rhinitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, otitis). Chronic inflammatory diseases, including allergies, of the mucous membrane of the deepest respiratory tracts (bronchitis).
We see a reduction in the respiratory rate accompanied by an increase in the deepness of the breaths and an overall increase in ventilation. The presence of bicarbonate means it is helpful for disorders of the upper airways, such as rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis and chronic laryngitis.
Effect on the digestive system
Hydropinic therapy which involves getting the patient to drink, in different ways, varying amounts of water. The water may be taken either with in one sitting or in smaller doses. The single sitting is performed by drinking, on an empty stomach, one litre of water in around 30 minutes. Hydropinic therapy in smaller doses is conducted by administering to the patient (on an empty stomach or several hours after meals) 1-2 litres of water in small sips whilst walking.
Gastritis with heartburn and acidity; digestive difficulties with feeling of bloating and heaviness of stomach; Constipation and swelling of the stomach; Dehydration due to: Lack of fluids. Prolonged use of diuretic drugs.
Loss of fluids due to excessive sweating or diarrhoea. Increased requirement for mineral salts (calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, etc.) Osteoporosis, menopause, anaemia Increased demand (pregnant women, children, elderly people, physical and psychological stress, convalescence) activation of chloridopeptic secretion (particularly chloric) and motility.
activation of chloridopeptic secretion (particularly chloric) and motility.Promotes the digestive processes.
Osteoarthritis and non-joint rheumatism
Hydrotherapy Involves full immersion for around 15 minutes at a temperature of no more than 33°C (versus a normal bath water temperature of around 38/39°C). Although the temperature is low, it does not feel cold due to the high content of dissolved gas in the water. To avoid inhalation of CO2 after immersion, the bath is covered with a sheet and aspiration is continuously applied to all rooms. At the end of the treatment, the patient is left to rest, well wrapped up, for around 10 minutes. In this “reaction” period, the vascular adaptation caused by the therapy is completed and the intense sweating contributes to the cleansing of the body.
Rheumatic pains, arthritis (cervical, lumbar, etc.), osteoporosis, rheumatic fibromyalgia, consequences of trauma, neuralgia, etc.
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