The water of Terme di Sirmione

Sirmione (BS)

Water: an exceptional composition

The water of Terme di Sirmione is classified as mineral water, bacteriologically pure and hyperthermal, because it emerges at a temperature of 69°. Based on its chemical-physical properties, the water of Terme di Sirmione has been identified as sulphurous with bromide and iodide salts. In fact, it contains a significant amount of sulphur, in the form of hydrogen sulphide, sodium, bromide and iodine. The trace elements, lithium, potassium, iron, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, nickle, selenium and zinc, act as catalysers and so activate chemical reactions.

The long journey of thermal water

A drop of water at 69 degrees centigrade: this is the temperature of the precious natural element underpinning the beneficial properties of Terme di Sirmione. It takes many years and a long journey for this same drop to acquire all its properties. Its origin dates back to around 10,000 years ago: raining from the sky onto the flood basin of Monte Baldo at a height of more than 800 metres, the water infiltratef the rock down to 2,500 metres below sea level, acquiring mineral substances and increasing its temperature before rising, after a journey of 20 years, from the spring. On 24 August, 1889, a diver by the name of Procopius was the first to plunge into Lake Garda to use a pick at a depth of 20 metres to finally bring the Boiola spring to light.

From the spring to the treatment since 1889

The water is channelled from the thermal spring through a complex system of protected and insulated stainless steel pipes, which keep its chemical-physical properties unchanged.  The drop of water has reached the end of its journey but the thermal water cycle is endless:  today’s rain makes its contribution to feeding the circuit of the depths that has lasted 10,000 years.

Thermal mud

A mixture of clay and thermal water with innumerable beneficial properties for the skin and body. Thermal mud is a natural product from the mixture of sulphurous water containing bromide and iodide salts with clay. This mixture acquires its properties and can be used for treatments only after a long maturation.

Its high capacity of retaining heat is fundamental during application and has a calming, pain-relieving effect that improves the recovery of the joint and muscular functions. For this reason, the mud is recommended as an additional therapy in osteoarticular, rheumatological and dermatological diseases, and is particularly effective in the treatment of psoriasis. 

The presence of fundamental trace elements such as calcium and strontium, aids the production of calcium in the bones, a fundamental quality in cases of osteoporosis and difficult to find in other types of thermal mud.

By |17 november 2018|

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