"it allows you to enter a bubble, and to think only of yourself"
Logo of the Thermal Centre
[The video opens with soft piano music, aerial views of the town of La Roche-Posay and the surrounding countryside, and the title of the video: La Roche-Posay thermal water repairs your skin].
Map of France showing the location of La Roche-Posay.
[We see a shot of a person in a bubble bath, then we see Vanessa, the Centre's physiotherapist speaking].
"Thermal water has many virtues thanks to the minerals and trace elements it contains, which include selenium, silica and calcium carbonate. These minerals act as an anti-inflammatory agent and help the healing process.
[We meet Martine, also a curist, who has come to treat the effects of breast cancer. She is in one of the make-up areas of the Pink Pavilion, and while she talks, we see alternating shots of her treatments: a bubble bath and also a make-up session (offered as part of the support care].
"I find that the skin is very soft, very smooth and very pleasant. It's an overall feeling of wellbeing.
[Then, in leafy surroundings, appears Fernando, a curist, who was victim of a serious accident. He is here to treat his burns. We also see shots of massages given by a physiotherapist at the spa].
"Showers and massages are very compatible with burns, that's for sure.
[Then we see Janine, a spa staff member, talking while she is in the spa].
" It is completely different compared to the hospital, where the treatments are sometimes quite tough. Here, It’s all comfort ".
[We see several shots of people taking the waters during their treatments: children with their parents, people being massaged, patients undergoing facial spraying, etc. Then Cathy, the mother of a little patient with Dermatitis Oona, speaks up].
"The treatments take place from Monday to Saturday, even on public holidays. And that leaves the afternoons free."
[Christelle, the specialised educator who leads the children's workshops at the Thermal Centre, speaks. We see her in her working environment, alternating with shots of her applying pomade].
"There is a workshop I run called the pomade workshop, where I teach children to stay hydrated, and to be more autonomous when it comes to applying the pomade.
[Claire, from the La Roche-Posay Thermal Centre speaks in the leafy surroundings against the backdrop of the Pink Pavilion. There are also shots of some of the activities she is talking about]
"At La Roche-Posay, we give priority to the overall care of patients. The Pink Pavilion has been renovated, and we offer a number of activities: a discussion group, sophrology workshops, adapted physical activities (APA), corrective make-up, as well as many conferences, so that people can get to know each other and leave the Spa feeling better equipped and revitalised."
[We then discover several patients who take turns to speak. They give their opinions on the cure].
[Young woman speaks].
"We feel really relaxed after these three weeks spent at the spa."
"It relieves, it soothes."
"It feels really good, it's relaxing and the skin looks better day after day."
"I don't regret coming. You meet lovely people here, and some very different people also, especially in La Roche-Posay."
[The video ends with a text stating:
'Repair and replenish : take care of your skin and of yourself in La Roche-Posay'.
This thermal cure is covered by social security - ask your doctor].
Logo of the Thermal Centre
[Website address : www.centrethermal.laroche-posay.fr]