We received a letter from Faith O’Reilly, an artist from Lamalou-Les-Bains, who wanted to pass on her experiences at ‘Les Thermes’ to readers who might be interested in ‘taking the cure’. This is what she said.
I’m taking ‘Le Cure’ at the moment, in Lamalou which perhaps may be of interest to readers. It is proving to be beneficial for lots of folk.
If you are interested in trying it out, here is the process:
1. Ask your doctor to recommend it for your arthritis, rheumatism, or other physical problems you may have. Your doctor will give you an prescription of selected treatments to help you.
2. Sign up at Les Thermes in Lamalou-Les-Bains. They will ask you for a deposit, and with counsel will give you dates and times for your particular treatments, of which there are several.
My particular treatments include heat treatment for pin-pointed areas – back, knees, hands and shoulders. This consists of heated bags of porcelain clay which are placed on you for around 10 minutes.
Next I go to the Bain de Boue, a bath in which you float for 10 minutes. This is clay mixed with the thermal waters. It is very soothing, and embraces the body, ‘clothing’ it in clay and giving you an experience of ‘non-gravity’ – it’s very special.
Then I go to the ‘Piscine Rose’ for a ‘Trombe’. This is a major water massage which stimulates the body, it’s a bit like a strong jacuzzi.
Finally I get a hands-on massage to relax me.
The whole thing, including putting on a swimsuit and cap, takes from 10:25 until midday. The Thermes have been renovated recently, and the waters are analysed throughout each day.
It’s working for me, I would urge you to try it!
Here’s a short promotional video.