Course of Rheumatology Spa Treatments in Brides-les-Bains

Effective and with no side effects, the 18-day course of spa rheumatology (RH) treatments in Brides-les-Bains is specifically designed to gently treat rheumatism and osteoarthritis. With sharp pain and joint stiffness the most common symptoms, rheumatism can be broadly divided into three categories.

Inflammatory rheumatism includes rheumatoid polyarthritis and can affect people of any age. Degenerative rheumatism such as arthritis results from wear and tear on the joints. Symptoms generally manifest after the age of fifty.

There are also rheumatisms that cause joint pain and affect the muscles and tendons. Such conditions are principally associated with bone diseases such as osteoporosis, which usually occurs in the over-60s.

Taking a course of medical treatments will treat these issues and others including lumbago, fibromyalgia, sciatica, tendonitis, as well as the long-term side-effects of injuries or surgery etc...
Renowned for the beneficial properties of its thermal springs, Brides-les-Bains has a recently refurbished centre, which welcomes you between the 24th of May and the 30th of October 2021.


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Soothing thermal spa treatments

Soothing thermal spa treatments

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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Link between nutrition and rheumatism

Link between nutrition and rheumatism

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.

Our rheumatology cures reduce the intake of analgesics and anti-inflammatory while slowing the progression of osteoarthritis.


Valéry Michel
Physiotherapist
Courses of treatment

Combine your course of rheumatology spa treatments with a course of slimming spa treatments: a Dual Approach GP-prescribed course of spa treatments

Combine your course of rheumatology spa treatments with a course of slimming spa treatments: a Dual Approach GP-prescribed course of spa treatments

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):

- The Ideal Programme
- Therapeutic education programme: "I'm taking charge of my weight"
- Therapeutic education programme "I'm managing my Type 2 Diabetes"
- Special Child and Adolescent programme

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I’m planning my course of rheumatology spa treatments

I’m planning my course of rheumatology spa treatments

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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What are the natural treatments for arthritis?

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.

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Exercise and walking… to stop your joints from seizing up

Exercise and walking… to stop your joints from seizing up


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.

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Course of thermal spa treatments to soothe flare-ups

Course of thermal spa treatments to soothe flare-ups

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.

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Diet

Diet


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.

FAQ

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.