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Do you suffer from psoriasis? I think that one of the best natural psoriasis remedies is to try thermal cure. A thermal cure uses mineral water from a natural spring to treat or relieve certain health problems. Made in a spa, the cure consists of thermal treatments based on thermal water, thermal gas and thermal mud.

natural psoriasis remedies

I myself suffered from eczema for several years. I can image how this can be very disabling to suffer from psoriasis. I often went to thermal spas in Germany as I live in Strasbourg by the German border. After 2 or 3 hours bathing and swimming in thermal water rich of minerals, the results were amazing!

Psoriasis is a skin problem that is both physically and physiologically disturbing. A spa treatment is likely to treat or relieve skin problems such as psoriasis.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin disease that results in inflammation of the skin. It is characterized by red patches on certain areas of the body. During a crisis period, psoriasis can cause severe itching.

Spa treatment: a good complement to other treatments for psoriasis

Psoriasis manifests itself in symptoms of varying severity ranging from the appearance of plaques to very severe itching and pain.

Natural psoriasis remedies can reduce these effects but cannot cure patients:

  1. thermal cure
  2. psorisasis medications
  3. local treatments: cream, shampoo, remedies
  4. UV, phototherapy, puvatherapy, etc.

Why a psoriasis thermal cure?

Some people with psoriasis find in spa treatment a way to relieve their psoriasis symptoms. However, not everyone reacts in the same way. Thus, people with acute attacks of psoriasis may not see any improvement.

In general and without particular contraindications, thermal water is either benign or curative for this disease. Cures can, in some cases, calm and delay the onset of psoriasis.

Thermal cure: Efficient for psoriasis

Thermal cures (or balneotherapy) have been used for decades to reduce the symptoms of certain skin diseases, including psoriasis.

These cures can significantly improve skin condition (the treatments promote the healing of lesions) and relieve itching.

They can also reduce joint pain in psoriatic arthritis, particularly through mobilization pools.

The mechanisms by which baths in salt or mineralized water relieve the symptoms of psoriasis are not well known, but they are probably mechanisms:

  1. chemical (trace elements contribute to the effectiveness of thermal waters and sulphates and sulphides have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, skin regenerating and anti-itching effects)
  2. mechanical (massages and treatments stimulate the immune system and make the skin sleepy)
  3. thermal (hot water causes vasodilation, which promotes blood circulation and lowers blood pressure)

In addition, thermal cures are often used to treat overweight people. However, in overweight people with psoriasis, long-term weight loss has lasting positive effects on the severity of psoriasis and its symptoms.

Which treatments in natural psoriasis remedies?

The treatment techniques used during a psoriasis cure are always adapted to the person taking the cure and their state of health.

In general, health professionals will suggest:

  • baths: to relax and soften the skin. The skin is also revitalized through the transfer of trace elements between the water and the skin surface,
  • bubble baths: this bath gently massages the skin thanks to the gas or air diffused in the bath,
  • showers/sprays: showers use more or less powerful sprays depending on the treatment the doctor wants the patient to receive. Like bubble baths, showers gently massage psoriasis-sensitized areas.

Useful information on spa treatment for psoriasis

Cures in the Dead Sea water in Israel are very well known, especially for people with severe psoriasis.

Other renowned centres exist in Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey (Kangal) or Iceland (Blue Lagoon).

However, there are many thermal baths in France and Europe that have been proven to fight psoriasis.

Where to find natural psoriasis remedies in France?

In France, there are 9 spa centres recognized for the treatment of psoriasis, including Avène-les-Bains, La Bourboule, Les Fumades-Allègre, Neyrac-les-Bains, La Roche-Posay, Rochefort, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Uriage-les-Bains.


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