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The famous medicine waters of Águas de São Pedro have the right address: Grande Hotel São Pedro Health Club. Known mostly for their therapeutic value, the springs are found in three main fountains: The Fountain of Youth (Sulphurous), Gioconda Fountain (Sodium Sulfated) and Almeida Sales Fountain (Sodium Chloro-bicarbonated).
The Fountain of Youth (Sulphurous)
Composition: These are Brazil's richest sulphurous waters, with 34.3 mg of sulfur. Indicated in the treatment of rheumatism, neuralgia and skin diseases, and also for muscle relaxing, the sulphurous waters are drinkable, smellable and used for immersion bathing. The recommended dose for ingestion is 50 to 80ml, three times a day.
Gioconda Fountain (Sodium Sulfated)
Composition: Sodium Sulfate (42 mg). Indicated for liver diseases, gall bladder and gastric acidity. The recommended dose for ingestion is 50 to 80ml, one hour before meals.
Almeida Sales Fountain (Sodium Chloro-bicarbonated)
Composition: Sodium chloro-bicarbonate. It helps the treatment of heartburn, gastritis and renal calculi, eases digestion and can be taken with no limitations, mostly after meals.
One of the most looked for services at Grande Hotel São Pedro Health Club is the immersion bathing in sulphurous waters. For relaxing or for specific treatment, the sulphurous bathing is done in special bathtubs, in individual booths, and lasts 15 minutes. The darkened waters, owing to the sulfur, are warmed at 37ºC, with proven effect in the treatment of skin problems, rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis and neuralgy. It is also effective for skin hydration and muscle relaxing.