The spa water of Casciana is officially named Acqua Mathelda. It comes from a spring at a constant natural temperature of 35.7°C.
The waters belong to the family of the calcium sodium bicarbonates, with a natural
content of mineral salts so combined as to be distinguished by their particular
effectiveness. Used since time immemorial to combat arthrosis, rheumatism and
sciatica, in the course of time its uses have been extended to modern motor rehabilitation therapies and cardiovascular and respiratory problems. The therapeutic mud, when soaked for a long time in the thermal waters, in
fact acquires its contents and curative powers.
Its composition, particularly rich in salts and carbon dioxide, promote the dilation of the blood vessels, speeding up the passage of blood
through the veins and improving the circulation in general. If inhaled, it improves
the breathing and is especially effective in the treatment of sinusitis, rhinosinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis and tracheitis. Furthermore, it reinforces the immune system in children.
Finally, there are the beneficent effects of drinking the spa water. A glass of it stimulates the gastro-enteric apparatus, which is to say the intestine, aiding digestion and combating liver-poisoning.
A hydro-massage or a manual massage form the natural completion of a correct, complete thermal treatment. When the
body, heated to 45° in the thermal mud, has exceeded the 36 degrees of the immersion
in the Roman bath, it is ready to receive the jet of water which stimulates the
circulation. At the Terme di Casciana the force of the jet is combined with the
skill of a masseur to ensure a truly special therapy.
The result is an extremely relaxing and natural action which must appeal to those seeking relief from the problems arising from
everyday life. The natural colour, particularly appreciable by immersion in the
thermal pools, together with the treatments carried out on the face and body,
make it possible to retrieve personal equilibrium and the taste for new pleasures after even a short stay at the baths.
A genuine miracle of nature, a gift that comes to us from those parts of her
that are never completely examined and from possibilities that will never be completely
discovered and explored.