Dermatology

Thermal Spring Water Scleroderma Treatment

Saint-Gervais thermal spring water is particularly rich in minerals and helps to restructure the skin, softening and restoring its elasticity. We offer a,thermal treatment to treat scleroderma, wich has a soothing and healing effect.

The warmth of the water has a vasodilatory effect, while the vapours stimulate cutaneous microcirculation. Treat yourself to a natural treatment for scleroderma using Mont Blanc thermal spring water.

Benefits

At present, there is no treatment that eradicates this disease. Medical treatment may reduce the symptoms.

Saint-Gervais thermal spring water has soothing, healing and softening qualities, provided by its high mineral content. It promotes the restructuring of the skin. It alleviates pain and restores elasticity.

 

The treatment will allow you to chat with attentive and open qualified professionals as well as spa guests from all backgrounds. A great way of putting an end to the isolation associated with the condition and sharing your experiences and difficulties in everyday life.

The most important part is, without a doubt, the quality of the water at Les Thermes de Saint-Gervais, which for more than 200 years has treated over 200,000 spa guests, providing healing, decongestant and anti-itching effects. 

Treatments Provided

The treatments are carried out every morning for 18 consecutive days from Monday to Saturday and last approximately 1h30 each morning. Sundays are a rest day.

During the first consultation, your spa doctor will create a treatment plan that includes the care to be performed during your 18 days of treatment.

All treatments are carried out using 100% thermal spring water to offer you the best quality.

 

Treatments prescribed by the spa doctor and carried out every day:

  • “Thermal water” beverage treatment: you will feel the benefit of the anti-inflammatory properties of thermal water from the inside and thus, revitalise your body.
  • Filiform shower: 1 to 3 mins. The filiform shower is carried out by the spa doctor. It deeply restructures the skin, soothes and softens.
  • General bath: 15 mins. The bath has a soothing, drying and healing function. The heat of the water activates cutaneous circulation. It has a relieving and relaxing effect, especially in people with stiff joints.
  • General spray: 15 mins. Finely sprayed water unblocks the skin.

These treatments are prescribed for each patient according to the extent of the condition and the patient’s needs, the doctor can also prescribe a face spray and local baths.

Additional treatments:

  • Cephalic shower: stream of thermal water on the scalp. The effects of the water soothe and heal the skin.
  • Localised bath: 10 to 15 mins. Carried out on the hands and/or legs. This treatment enhances the decongestant, anti-itching and relaxing effects of thermal water.
  • Facial spray: 10 to 15 mins. A mist of thermal water is sprayed on the face.

Additional physiotherapy sessions can help maintain joint mobility. 

Condition

Scleroderma is an auto-immune disease. It is characterised by a thickening and hardening of the skin. There are several forms of scleroderma: localised, diffuse, plaque or systemic. The symptoms may appear on different parts of the body. Hands, arms, legs, face…

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