Located in the heart of Salsomaggiore Terme, one of Emilia-Romagna's most iconic spa towns, the Terme Baistrocchi spa is open all year round. Together with the Terme di Salsomaggiore, the Berzieri spa and the Zoja thermal baths, the Baistrocchi Terme carries on the tradition that brought fame to this town in Emilia, which lies just a few miles from Fidenza.
The Baistrocchi spa was founded on the charitable spirit of Professor Ettore Baistrocchi, who decided to open a sanatorium in 1897 to allow even the less privileged to benefit from thermal water treatments.
Those who visit this spa today can enjoy a wellness-focussed experience, reaping the benefits from the properties of the sodium chloride, bromide and iodide-rich waters, or can unwind in the pure relaxation of the new spa facility. Accommodation is also available at the Baistrocchi Terme spa complex, enabling guests to spend days in tranquillity and wellness, nestled in a century-old garden.
Flowing up deep from under the Emilia-Romagna Apennines, the water that reaches Salsomaggiore has a high salt, bromide, iodide and sodium chloride content, known as sodium chloride, bromide and iodide-rich, hypertonic water. The high concentration of these elements combined with the properties of the natural springs that this water flows from are what make it one-of-a-kind in Italy.
These unique qualities give rise to far-reaching therapeutic effects, making the water act as an anti-inflammatory, decongestant and stimulant, providing relief for all kinds of ailments such as osteoarthritis, arthritis, gynaecological disorders, respiratory diseases, venous insufficiency, and illnesses in children such as lymphatism.
The Baistrocchi Terme spa facility also makes use of the benefits of this thermal water in its therapy and treatments. In this tranquil space, guests can abandon mind and body to the delightful sensations that come from soaking in a thermal bath with massaging water jets, as they allow themselves to be lulled by the gentle gurgle of the water.
A soak in these baths is just one step in the Acqua & Sale therapy experience: a three-hour spa journey that includes sessions in a thermal steam bath and detoxifying sauna, in the stimulating hot and cold experience showers, and in the invigorating ice fountain and cool aromatic mist.
Massages, rituals, and beauty treatments also form part of the wellness experience that this spa offers. These include anti-stress chromotherapy massages, Californian massages, anti-cellulite and lava stone massages, and romantic rituals for couples or mud-based “drainage” treatments and anti-cellulite massages.