WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GO TO TERMAS DE S. PEDRO DO SUL?
Although it is not mandatory, it is advisable to inform your family doctor so that he / she can attest to the need of the thermal treatments (and thus be able to benefit from the National Health Service, if applicable. If you are a beneficiary of another subsystem health care provider you should previously get information from them). If you have recent medical examinations, you should bring them to be analyzed by one of our doctors, at the medical consultation that precedes the treatments.
AM I REQUIRED TO GO TO A MEDICAL APPOINTMENT?
If you are going to have a thermal cure (the recommended duration for a thermal cure is from 14 to 21 days of treatment, although it can be adjusted), it is mandatory to have a medical consultation by one of our hydrologist doctors. The medical prescription is valid throughout the calendar year, and it can be used to perform more than a thermal cure.
AT WHAT AGE CAN THE THERMAL TREATMENTS BE DONE?
As a rule, from the age of 5 it is possible for a child to do the thermal treatments (respiratory tract), if he/ she collaborates so that they can be performed in an effective way.
DO TERMAS DE S. PEDRO DO SUL HAVE THEIR OWN ACCOMMODATION?
No, Termas de S. Pedro do Sul thermal only manage the thermal treatments. For information about the accommodations available in the surroundings of the buildings, please contact the Tourism Office.
SINCE THERE ARE TWO BUILDINGS, WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
The choice of the building is always at the discretion of the user. However, it may be conditioned by the service sought. This is the case of physiotherapy, which works exclusively in the Balneário D. Afonso Henriques and the wellness services that are concentrated in the Balneário Rainha D. Amélia. In the case of therapeutic thermalism, both buildings respond, they only vary in facilities and prices. However, you will only have to opt for one of the spaces when you purchase the treatments. Each treatment has a price defined according to the spa and the season chosen for its accomplishment;
DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO DO THE TREATMENTS?
In order to carry out the thermal treatments it is compulsory to use a bathing suit and a cap (except respiratory treatments). In order to perform the treatments for respiratory problems, it is necessary to purchase an individual kit with the respective equipment and that will serve, if there are no changes in the prescribed treatments, for other times.
IS EVERYBODY ABLE TO DO THE THERMAL TREATMENTS?
Except for some health conditions mentioned in the contraindications, in general, all people can do the thermal treatments. However, the final decision will always be taken by the hydrologist doctor in the previous medical consultation.
IF I HAVE A HEALTH PROBLEM DURING MY STAY AT THE THERMAL CENTRE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
During the operation of the buildings, a doctor will be available to provide assistance, at no extra cost, to all users of Termas de S. Pedro do Sul who have some health intercurrence during their stay in the bathhouses.
With regard to the thermal cure, you can benefit, free of charge, from 2 further follow-up visits, in the same calendar year, as long as they are related to the prescribed thermal treatments.
DO THERMAL TREATMENTS REQUIRE SOME KIND OF SPECIAL CARE?
During the thermal cure, and in order to obtain the best benefit of the treatments, you should respect the following recommendations:
– make a careful diet and avoid the intake of cold drinks;
– keeping warm and avoiding thermic shocks, as well as avoiding violent physical effort;
– do not contact directly with very cold waters
– avoid sea, river and swimming pools after finishing treatments (wait at least 1 month).
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO DO THE TREATMENTS?
Since chronic diseases can be treated at any time of the year, this depends only on the availability of each user (Termas de S. Pedro do Sul are open all year round).
ARE THERE SOME ACTIVITIES FOR THE THERMALISTS TO DO WHEN THEY ARE NOT IN TREATMENT?
Yes, Termas de S. Pedro do Sul have a monthly entertainment program that is accessible not only to our customers, but also to the general public. It has daily leisure and relaxation activities, which include varied recreational, cultural and sports situations that are divided by the various parts of the day.