For it to be efficient, a crenotherapy must be followed on a daily basis for a minimum period of 2 consecutive weeks. The crenotherapy takes place in the morning (3 hours of treatment). The rest of the day will be devoted to games, sports and entertainment.
The therapy itself is comprised of various phases :
1 - Bicarbonate baths
20-minute baths in mineral water containing natural quantities of iron and carbonic acid. Prolonged contact with this water has been found to promote healthy scarring. Physiotherapists provide aquatic massage using water jets, which helps mobility and improves scar tissue.
2 - Underwater massage
In the jet mineral baths with a physiotherapist to help with mobility and improve scar tissue.
3 - Thermal showers
Balneotherapists using fine jet showers offer micro-massage for the skin and connective tissue.
4 - Physiotherapy
Daily massage and/or LPG treatments by physiotherapists specialised in burns are adjusted according to the needs of each child, to their affected areas and to their levels of scarring.
5 - The Pool
In between treatments the children can enjoy water games and jets under the careful supervision of carers. The water in the big pool comes from the Clementine Spring and is kept at a temperature of 32° C.
6 - Relaxation
Three times a week the children are offered half-hour relaxation sessions, in the form of games, either in the big pool or a relaxation space.
7 - Watsu
Massage therapy based on the movements of Zen Shiatsu are given to the children in the pool.