Spas and Wellness
The town of Montecatini is known for its thermal waters, which have a variety of indications: they improve the function of the liver, bile, chronic constipation, and improve the purification of the liver. Moreover, they promote the elimination of waste through the kidney system, as well as the restoration of salts lost during sport activities.
In addition to the traditional thermal water and mud, the most innovative wellness and beauty methods have been introduced, including massage, body and facial treatments, slimming, relaxation, and wellness programs.
Montecatini’s thermal waters were most likely known and exploited in Roman times, as some Roman votive statues were found in 1788 during recovery work. However, the first use of thermal waters dates back to 1370, when the Florentine Republic placed a roof over a spring, which was named “Tettuccio”.
The first studies on water use date back to the early 1400s. It was Ugolino da Montecatini who drew attention to their properties with his treaty “balneorum Italiae proprietatibus ac virtutibus”.
Due to the reclamation work completed by Pietro Leopoldo of Lorraine, the stagnant water in the valley was removed, and the Montecatini hot springs were given great prominence, leading to the establishment of the town’s spa.
The main springs still in use today include: Fonte Tettuccio, Fonte Regina, Fonte Leopoldina, and Fonte Rinfresco.
These slightly salty-tasting sulphate-alkaline waters are especially beneficial for liver, intestinal and biliary functions. The Leopoldina is also suitable for mud therapy, balneotherapy and inhalation therapy.
The spa complexes are located in a green landscape, allowing for a healthy stay aimed at well-being in a natural environment.
In fact, the spas are surrounded by gardens and walking paths that intertwine with “La Pineta” park, the town’s main park.
Thermal treatments are currently available at the Tettuccio Spa, where hydropinic therapy is carried out, and at the Redi structure, which offers balneotherapy, inhalation therapy, mud therapy, and physiotherapy.
Furthermore, the Tamerici Spa was redeveloped by the Incanto Liberty Association. A variety of musical events, exhibitions, and presentations are held inside, as well as the possibility of visiting the wonderful Art Nouveau “mescita” (water pouring) hall, decorated by Galileo Chini.
For more information, please visit: http://www.termemontecatini.it