A renowned thermal spa destination for over a century, take advantage of Brides-les-Bains' hydrotherapy and well-being treatment expertise.
Brides-les-Bains' thermal spring waters are used in balneotherapy and as part of a spa water drinking treatment.
Aerobaths, shower baths, jet showers, hydro-massages...
Combining pain-relieving and circulation-boosting effects, 72 thermal spa treatments will improve your mobility, reduce rheumatic pain and help to regain joint flexibility.
Almost all of the treatments are dispensed in the recently refurbished Brides-les-Bains thermal spa centre, to make everything go comfortably and smoothly.
To complement the natural benefits of thermal water, health professionals (spa doctor, physiotherapist...) will guide you through your course of rheumatology treatments.
Useful info: the modernised facilities at the thermal spa centre were expanded in 2018 to include new treatments: localised hand and foot steam baths and a poultice treatment area.
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There's a clear link between food, being overweight and rheumatism.
Nutrition is known to play a major role in the medical treatment of rheumatic conditions.
A healthy diet offers a range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help joints and bones.
A good, healthy diet helps to relieve symptoms related to chronic inflammatory conditions and rebalances intestinal bacteria.
When you follow a course of rheumatology treatments in Brides-les-Bains, you benefit from the renowned expertise of thermal resort specialists in the fields of weight loss and nutrition.
Combining these changes to your dietary habits with thermal spa treatments will help you to regain pain-free mobility!
Our course of rheumatology spa treatments helps to reduce your consumption of painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicine while slowing down the progress of arthritis.
The Dual Approach GP-prescribed course of spa treatments simultaneously treats two commonly linked conditions: excess weight and rheumatism.
In Brides-les-Bains, it comprises 108 thermal spa treatments that promote gentle, gradually increasing, physical movement.
Unlike medication, thermal spa treatments have no side effects on the digestive system.
Selected by 65% of guests following a course of spa treatments in the thermal village, the Dual Approach course provides multiple benefits including weight loss, pain-free increased mobility, a gradual and specially adapted return to physical exercise, well-being, improved self-confidence, the adoption of new lifestyle habits etc...
The medically prescribed 18-day Dual Approach (DT/RH or RH/AD) course of thermal spa treatments is covered by health insurance.
It can be optimised by combining it with one of several complementary programmes (charges apply):
Here are a few pointers to help you get the most from your rheumatology spa treatments and the activities suggested by the Tourist Office in Brides-les-Bains
1 - Consult your GP about your rheumatology treatment prescription
2 - Send your coverage claim application to your Health Insurance Provider to request advance reimbursement of your medical costs.
3 - Contact the Brides-les-Bains thermal establishment to set a date for your course
4 - Make an appointment with the spa doctor
5 - Book your accommodation and transport
6 - Plan how you're going to spend your free time
6 - Travel to Brides-les-Bains (not forgetting the documents you'll need to show before starting your course of treatments: coverage agreement and course booking confirmation.)
Useful info: The course of rheumatology spa treatments (RH) is covered by French social security when it lasts 18 days.
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Arthritis affects the joints and is characterised by pain and difficulty with certain movements.
It’s the most common condition affecting the joints. It’s increasingly affecting a younger demographic, most likely due to the rise in the average person’s weight.
Anti-inflammatory treatments are not the sole remedy for arthritis. Multiple natural solutions have also been proved effective.
Strengthening exercises that combine a muscle workout, flexibility and cardiovascular activity offer excellent results in the fight against arthritis.
Doing at least thirty minutes of exercise every day helps blood circulation and increases joint mobility
What's more, physical activity generates the production of endorphins, which work as natural painkillers.
Fast walking or hiking, swimming, cycling, rowing and cardiovascular exercise is particularly recommended to combat arthritis.
A course of rheumatology spa treatments - like the one offered in Brides-les-Bains - has proven positive effects in treating arthritis.
Combining pain-relieving and circulation-boosting effects, thermal spa treatments help to increase mobility and slow down the development of the condition.
As well as the natural properties of spa water, guidance from health professionals (spa doctor, physiotherapist...) will help you to adopt lifestyle changes that provide long-term benefits.
The reduction in pain also leads to lower consumption of pain medication.
Arthritis is linked to an inflammation, which can be caused or exacerbated by dietary choices.
Certain foods are known to have anti-inflammatory properties: fruit (particularly red fruit), vegetables including different varieties of cabbage, meat (mostly poultry), fish (preferably wild), dried pulses, wholemeal flour etc...
Steaming and poaching are also recommended cooking techniques.
Where can you follow a course of thermal spa treatments for arthritis?
Welcoming up to 12,000 guests following a course of spa treatments every year, Brides-les-Bains thermal resort draws on over 170 years of expertise.
Efficient and without side effects, the 18-day course of rheumatology (RH) spa treatments in Brides-les-Bains is specially designed to treat arthritis and rheumatism with complete peace of mind.
What are the treatments for arthritis?
Regular physical activity, an anti-inflammatory diet, physiotherapy, a course of rheumatology spa treatments (perhaps in combination with a course of slimming spa treatments) of the sort offered by Brides-les-Bains, help to treat arthritis.
Where can you go to treat rheumatoid arthritis?
To treat rheumatoid arthritis, you need to visit a thermal establishment offering courses of rheumatology spa treatments.
Drawing on the recognised benefits of its natural spring water, the thermal resort of Brides-les-Bains offers 18-day courses of spa treatments which are reimbursed by your Health Insurance Provider when prescribed by a GP or specialist.
What is the best way to treat arthritis?
The best thermal treatment for arthritis uses a combination of thermal water and heat. The treatment essentially consist of warm baths, steam baths, massages, spa mud applications and jet showers.
In addition to the benefits of thermal waters, the support of health professionals (spa doctor, physiotherapist…) is invaluable to soothe pain and help those following a course of spa treatments to adopt healthy lifestyle habits.
Drawing on the active properties of spa water and established expertise in the field of thermal treatments, the 18-day GP-prescribed course of rheumatology spa treatments (RH) in Brides-les-Bains is proven to be particularly effective for treating arthritis, with complete peace of mind.