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Spa season opening dates: from 22 March to 24 November 2021


Since ancient times, the spa resort of Bourbonne-les-Bains has been known for the healing virtues of its waters. Roman centurions took the waters of the resort 2,000 years ago. 

The hydrothermal spring water of Bourbonne-les-Bains emerges from the depths of the earth at a temperature of 66°C. It acquires mineral properties as it filters down through various layers of rock to a depth of up to 2,000 m. The waters are beneficial for preserving bone capital and countering the effects of aging.

Scientifically recognized for its therapeutic effects, the water of Bourbonne-les-Bains is similar to blood plasma: rich in trace elements and mineral salts. The waters have a positive effect on bone metabolism, on the principal factors of demineralisation, and on the respiratory mucous membranes. 

The spa waters contain minerals, rare metals, and thermal gases that act together on your osteoarticular and respiratory metabolism.

They have a total mineralisation of 7.33 g/L and a radioactivity of 223 mµCi/L of gas.

The Valvital team is ready to welcome you today to enjoy all these benefits.




Spa therapy for rheumatic and respiratory tract diseases: 

- 3 week stay with 18 days of treatment 

- The spa therapy treatment approved by the French state health care system is covered by the CPAM* (with or without hospitalisation) 

*after acceptance by the CPAM of the request for treatment made by your general practitioner.

Health spa therapy for Rheumatism: 72 medically-supervised spa treatments 

Health spa therapy for the Respiratory Tract: 108 medically-supervised spa treatments 

Dual orientation spa therapy: depending on your health, your general practitioner may prescribe dual orientation spa therapy as an effective way to treat several pathologies and improve your health capital. 72 rheumatic treatments + 54 respiratory treatments or 108 respiratory treatments + 36 rheumatic treatments.

Download the brochure (in French) "Cures Thermales VALVITAL"







Spa therapy for rheumatic diseases is recommended in the case of: 

- rheumatism and osteoporosis, 

- aftereffects of trauma or fractures

Treatments are conducted in the swimming pool, in showers, with mud baths, etc ...




Therapeutic indications (rheumatism)


• Osteoporosis

• Articular rheumatism: tendinitis, periarthritis, tenosynovitis

• Cervicobrachial neuralgia, sciatica, cruralgia, carpal tunnel, aftereffects of a herniated disc, treatment following surgery

• Algodystrophy, aftereffects of fractures, disorders of the muscles or tendons

• Sprains, dislocations of the hip or shoulder, muscular or tendinous tears, effusion or hemarthrosis of the knee

• Inflammatory rheumatism: ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, aftereffects of Lyme disease

• Fibromyalgia

• Pain related to treatment of breast cancer





Independent bathing in the pool 

Localised bath (hands, wrists, feet, or ankles) 


Bath with underwater shower 

Bath with immersion shower 

Hydromassage bath in the pool

Each bath has specific objectives targeting a different effect. Full-body or localised massages are intensively relaxing, tone muscle mass, improve blood circulation, and deeply untighten muscles.



Full-body jet shower 

Immersion shower in the pool 

Spray shower 


The hydro-therapist directs a powerful, high-flow jet for a localised massaging effect, for example along the spine. The jet shower is an invigorating treatment with relaxing aftereffects.

• Multiple localised mud or clay applications with spa water: applied at more than 45°C on single-use gauze, mud therapy has a sedative effect on pain and muscular stiffening. The mud or clay reduces inflammatory oedema and stimulates circulation.

• Localised steam chambers: this type of treatment is localised exclusively on the hands, wrists, feet, or ankles. Spa water steam, filled with gases and fine particles, helps soothe joint pain.

• The radio steam room, also called the thermal hammam: located just above the Roman catchment, where the rare gases and thermal vapours emanating from the sources are collected. During treatment, the lungs absorb the active ingredients of the spa gases.

• Sweating in an individual treatment room

• Exercise in the spa pool with a physiotherapist

Bourbonne-les-Bains spa resort booklet: Therapeutic indications for "Rheumatism" and "the Respiratory Tract".




Spa therapy for the respiratory tract is recommended in the case of chronic diseases and treated with spa water.

This therapy aims to increase respiratory capacity, soothe congested airways, and reinvigorate breathing.

Used for rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, otitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, or oral ailments.

The traditional 18-day spa therapy stay treats both the whole body and localised areas (nasal shower, gingival treatments, sprays, aerosols, etc.).



Therapeutic indications for respiratory diseases

• Recurring sinus infections limited to the ethmoidal sinuses

• Mucopurulent pharyngitis in adults when the chronic nature justifies spa therapy

• Chronic nasopharyngitis in children

• Chronic otitis with intact eardrums, or with a ruptured eardrum if not dangerous; seromucous otitis treated with a trans-tympanic aerator

• Chronic catarrhal laryngitis

• Chronic tonsillitis

• Recurring acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis and asthma e

• Oral disorders: periodonthopathies

Rhinitis: mucopurulent, recurring, and prolonged, in adults and in children, especially when accompanied by rhinosinusitis with painful synalgia or with complications of auricular damage that could lead to chronic rhinitis. Allergic or nonallergic rhinitis.

The treatments : 


• Full-body treatments: bath in a tub, full-body jet shower, radio steam room.

 Localised treatments: nasal shower or dropper, gingival shower, gargling, pharyngeal spray, inhalation-nebulisation, collective inhalation

 Aerosol: individual, sonic, electro-aerosol 

Bourbonne-les-Bains spa resort booklet: Therapeutic indications for "Rheumatism" and "the Respiratory Tract".




- A spa doctor will prescribe your treatment programme: list of our doctors.