Fango is the application of heated mineral mud to the skin. Fango packs are used where warmth has a beneficial effect, for example, to relieve rheumatic pain and tension. Fango applications include body packs, wraps and baths. The mineral salts in the mud balance the acid levels of the skin and are also beneficial in treating psoriasis. Besides the many positive effects of fango therapy, it should be noted that fango packs are a heat stimulus which can have a negative effect on some illnesses. These includes high blood pressure, heart disease, venous diseases and haemorrhagic diathesis.

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