The thermal water plays an important role in the ripening process of the mud and of his therapeutic properties.
The thermal mud of Abano and Montegrotto is a mixture of clay, thermal water and microorganisms. Every thermal hotel has special tanks where the ripening process of the mud takes place. During 2-3 months the mud is kept in constant contact with a steady flow of thermal water at a temperature of 60°C. The temperature and chemical components in the thermal waters affect the development of particular strains of microbes, modifying the chemical-physical properties and imparting the therapeutic properties, especially the anti-inflammatory ones without side effects.