The water research center
Strategically located between the Hydrotherapy Center and the production plant, this multidisciplinary research laboratory is an important part of the Avène business community. The Water Research Center constantly controls and monitors the purity and qualities of Avène Thermal Spring Water.
In addition to its role of controlling and monitoring, the Water Research Center collaborates with water experts and the Pierre Fabre Group research team to further the knowledge on the unique genesis and properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water.
The Water Research Center also plays an important scientific training and communication role with all parties interested in hydrotherapy including physicians, pharmacists and patients.
The Hydrotherapy Center
Inaugurated in 1990 and expanded in 2004, the Hydrotherapy Center offers an elegant architecture that complements the pristine site of the Sainte-Odile spring. The full potential of Avène Thermal Spring Water is utilized at the Hydrotherapy Center with the latest medical equipment.
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A dedicated staff welcomes 2800 patients each year and offers effective hydrotherapy treatments for adults and children. The Hydrotherapy Center can now be proud that its efforts in quality were rewarded. It is the first Hydrotherapy Center dedicated solely to dermatology to receive the “Aquacert HACCP Thermalisme” certification. This standard ensures recognition from professionals and consumer groups for the quality assurance commitment in place at the Center.
The Hydrotherapy Center has developed educational programs to assist patients in understanding their condition better and therefore optimize the treatment benefits.
The Avène Hydrotherapy Center treats the following conditions where advanced thermal care is administered under medical supervision:
- Atopic dermatitis in children and adults
- Chronic itching
- Burns and scars
Personalized treatments using topical applications of Avène Thermal Spring Water are available. These treatments are always supervised by a dermatologist and include drinking Avène Thermal Spring Water.
- Baths, showers, and sprays
- Filiform showers
- General and localized pulverizations
- Underwater massage
- Thermal spring water compresses
Finally, some treatments use products formulated with Avène Thermal Spring Water:
- Body wrapping with emollient cream
- Hydro heliotherapy