This spa stay is intended for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and the musculoskeletal system, with a recommended stay of 2 - 3 weeks.
Accommodation with full board(min. 7 nights) – buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner; special diet in case of osteoporosis indication
Doctor and health examinations (initial and final) with a special emphasis on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and related complications
Doctor's visit – once per week
Diagnostics and laboratory tests with doctor’s prescription – for stay with a minimum duration 13 nights
Medical report at the end of the stay
Healing treatments: individual therapeutic program with up to 24 treatments per week (7 nights), based on the guest’s health and doctor’s prescription. The programme includes 4 active rehabilitation treatments per week, such as group exercises or fitness training with a fitness trainer
Euro per person per night
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SGL Comfort Suite (Wing Esplanade)
DBL Superior Suite (Wing Esplanade)
SGL Superior Suite (Wing Esplanade)
DBL Premium Suite (Wing Esplanade)
SGL Premium Suite (Wing Esplanade)
DBL Presidential Suite (Wing
SGL Presidential Suite (Wing
Extra Bed (Wing Esplanade)
DBL Standard (Wing Palace)
SGL Standard (Wing Palace)
DBL Superior (Wing Palace)
SGL Superior (Wing Palace)
DBL Junior Suite (Wing Palace)
SGL Junior Suite (Wing Palace)
Extra Bed (Wing Palace)
Discount for long term spa stays
28 = 25, 21 = 19 (year round)
14 = 13 (19.11.-23.12.2017)
Christmas Eve surcharge € 35,00 per person New Year’s Eve surcharge € 95,00 per person
Free of charge:
WIFI in room and hotel public areas
Water and Sauna World
Danubius Premier Fitness with pool, saunas and water bicycles
Our doctors prescribe treatments for all traditional spa stays, selecting from following groups:
Group 1 - max 6 per week: Individual thermal mineral bath, Local mud pack, Mud pool, Thermal bath – Mirror pool, Individual bubble bath, Peloidtherapy, Carbon dioxide thermal bath, Hydromassage, Underwater jet massage, Underwater traction
Group 2 - max 3 per week: Traction, Antispastic kinezitherapy, Scottish spray, Whirlpool, Stepping bath, Carbon insufflations, Inhalation, Aqua cycling, Electrotherapy, Ergotherapy, Mechanotherapy, Laser therapy, Bioptron lamp, Local cryotherapy, Repuls, Rehabilitation path, Verticalisation, Prissnitz´s packs, Paraffin for hands, Psychotherapy
Group 3 - max 2 per week: Individual therapeutic exercise, Soft techniques, Segment reflex massage, Individual sling exercise therapy, Partial medical massage, Parafango pack, Paraffin pack
Rich in minerals and warmed by the heat of the earth’s interior, thermal mineral water is probably one of the most remarkable natural remedies known to mankind. Thermal water is the basis of our natural treatments in Hungary and Slovakia. It is particularly effective in the treatment of chronic inflammatory and degenerative locomotive disorders, and is also excellent in rehabilitation programmes. Relaxing in the warm water is also a perfect antidote to unwinding from the stresses and strains of modern life. In fact, its effect is so strong that a weekly visit to the local spa is routine for many people living in Central Europe. Thermal water naturally arises, or is pumped artificially up to the earth’s surface, typically from a depth of around 2,000 meters. After this, it then cools to a temperature suitable for bathing, which is usually between 36-39°C. You are encouraged to relax in the thermal bath for 15-20 minutes daily unless otherwise advised by one of our doctors. In some of our more traditional spas, your thermal bathing treatment will conclude with a 15-minute full body dry wrap (See Other: Dry Wrap). Some of our older thermal bathhouses are true architectural gems, whilst our newer facilities combine thermal water with sauna facilities, swimming and hydro pools.
The individual thermal mineral bath is a bath of natural thermal water administered privately in a single tub. This treatment is especially popular in our spa resort of Piešt’any. The water in the bath is normally between 36-38°C (and in exceptional cases 40°C). The treatment lasts 20 minutes and in some resorts is followed by a 15-minute full body dry wrap (See Other: Dry Wrap). During the treatment, the heat from the thermal water helps the blood vessels dilate, reducing blood pressure and relaxing the muscles. Additionally, the sulphur and minerals from the thermal water are absorbed through the skin, where they inhibit the degradation of elastin and collagen in the cartilages, sinews and connective tissues. The individual thermal bath is an effective treatment if you have a mobility condition or alternatively if you are just looking to relax and unwind. Because of this, we also prescribe this treatment for our guests suffering from stress or anxiety.
The carbon dioxide bath is an individual bath of thermal water at a temperature between 32-34°C into which small ‘fizzy’ bubbles of carbon dioxide gas are pumped. The treatment lasts 20 minutes during which the small carbon bubbles fizz and coat the skin as the gas is absorbed into the body through the skin. This strongly congests the skin with carbon dioxide, thereby slowing down heart activity as well as reducing blood pressure and stress on the heart. This treatment is ideal for general relaxation, as there is a pleasant soothing feeling of general tickling from the carbon bubbles. Also during the treatment the heat from the thermal water helps the blood vessels dilate reducing blood pressure and relaxing the muscles. Additionally the sulfur and minerals from the thermal water are also absorbed through the skin where they inhibit the degradation of elastine and collagen in the cartilages, tendons and connective tissues. The carbon gas combined with the thermal water therefore has this ‘double’ effect. The treatment in some of our spa locations is followed by a full body 15-minute dry wrap (See Other: Dry Wrap).
Similar in procedure to the carbon dioxide bath (See Hydrotherapy: Carbon Dioxide Bath), the individual thermal bubble bath is a bath of thermal water at a temperature of between 32-34°C, which small ‘fizzy’ bubbles of normal air (as opposed to CO2) are pumped into. The treatment lasts 15-20 minutes, during which you lie relaxed as small air bubbles gently caress and coat the skin. The treatment is ideal for general relaxation, as there is a pleasant soothing feeling of general tickling from the bubbles. During the treatment, the heat from the thermal water helps the blood vessels dilate, reducing blood pressure and relaxing the muscles. The treatment in some of our spa locations is followed by a 15-minute full body dry wrap (See Other: Dry Wrap).
Unique to our Health Spa Resort of Piešt’any is the mud pool treatment. This is available in three of our spas on the spa island – Pro Patria, Irma and Napoleon Health Spas. The mud pool is comprised of a natural bed of sulphur mud between 10-30 cm thick, penetrated by hot thermal mineral water springs, the water level above the mud being between 50-90 cm. The temperature of the mineral water varies between 39-40°C, in places directly over the springs, and sometimes reaching higher levels. During treatment, the heat from the mud and thermal water helps the blood vessels dilate, reducing blood pressure and relaxing the muscles. Additionally, the sulphur and minerals are also absorbed through the skin, where they inhibit the degradation of elastin and collagen in the cartilages, sinews and connective tissues.
It is possible to stand, slowly walk, sit or even conduct gentle joint mobility exercises whilst in the pool. The duration of the bath is strictly individualised, lasting between 5-10 minutes. The treatment ends with a shower and a 15-minute dry wrap (See Other: Dry Wrap). As part of the Piešt’any tradition, this treatment can be combined with a thermal bath and massage.
Specific to the spa resort of Marienbad, these injections are an application of the famous CO2 ‘Marie’s gas‘ that bubbles naturally out from the ground. The application of this gas to the subcutis in the area of the large joints and spine produces many remarkable effects including pain relief, improvement in blood circulation to the area and an acceleration of healing.
This treatment is taken in a hot bath at a temperature of 35-37°C and a relaxing massage with currents of whirling water. The effects are improved blood circulation and a loosening of muscle and joint stiffness. Aroma oils and essences can be added to the water to enhance the experience. The treatment can last between 10-20 minutes.
The treatment is given in a bath at a temperature of 35-37°C. A powerful, pressurised (0.5 – 2.0 atm) jet of water is released through a hose underwater and directed manually by the therapist to the main muscle groups from a distance of between 10 and 15 cm and at an angle, in strokes. By varying the distance and angle, it is possible to change the intensity of the water jet pressure on the body. The aim of this deep massage is to release stiffness in the muscles and connective tissues and to partially release the joints. It is also probably one of the most effective spa treatments for relaxation available.
Traction therapy is a passive procedure (designed by Károly Moll, a Hévíz rheumatologist) that uses mechanical force to induce stretching of the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, sinews, joint capsules), with the pulling force during the traction both constant and continuous. Traction in water uses the weight of the body, which is suspended by the neck or below the arms, in a special pool of warm thermal water. Sometimes additional weights are added to the torso or feet to increase the stretching effect. During treatment, the body is gently stretched out, releasing the muscles and stiff spinal connective tissues. The treatment is supervised by a professional therapist and lasts for 15 minutes. Underwater traction in thermal water has a double benefit of traction as well as the healing effects of the minerals and heat from the thermal water. In this case, the sulphur and minerals are absorbed through the skin, after which they migrate to other structures in the body, such as ligaments, cartilages and sinews. Once it is in the body, the sulphur inhibits the degradation of elastine and collagen.
Therapeutic exercise is a crucial part of the recovery process and instrumental to any rehabilitation program. This therapy is led by an expert physiotherapist, normally for a group of guests with a similar diagnostic profile. An example of our classes includes therapeutic exercise for spine or joint conditions, osteoporosis, obesity, vascular conditions of the brain and exercise for cardiac patients. The therapy uses exercises designed to relax overloaded muscles, strengthen weak muscle groups, improve joint, spinal and pelvic mobilisation,and strengthen static/dynamic functions necessary for correct body positioning. An inseparable part of these classes are breathing exercises, in addition to training for speed, agility, endurance, balance, strength and overall fitness.
A qualified physiotherapist conducts all individual therapeutic exercise sessions as prescribed by a doctor. These classes are designed to maintain or restore physical mobility as well as develop functional capabilities. The therapy includes active and passive movements as well as mobilisation and manipulation. Other methods may include visualisation, active muscle contraction, active assisted movements and free active movement. An inseparable part of these classes are breathing exercises in addition to training for balance, strength and flexibility.
Performed by qualified masseurs, the medical massage, sometimes referred to as the ‘classical’ massage, uses a variety of techniques during treatment. The massage generally targets areas where secondary changes have occurred as a result of injury somewhere in the body. Its aim is to speed up the recovery process by improving circulation to the problematic area. As well as improving blood flow to the targeted region, it can relax or stimulate muscles and mitigate pain. The massage is normally conducted in the following areas: back, arms, lower extremities, stomach, chest and neck. Depending on which areas are targeted, this is either referred to as a ‘partial’ or ‘full body’ massage.
After the doctor’s examination and diagnosis, a specific area of the body is prescribed for massage. The aim is to stimulate blood circulation in this specific area, release muscle tension and improve the mobility of the connective tissue and joint.
This uses a very specialised massage technique, targeting nerve connections and endings. The massage is carried out in one of four areas: the head and neck, the back, the chest or the pelvis. Using the thumb and forefinger, the masseur presses firmly along short or long, direct or curved lines. This massage action is very particular and not only promotes healing in the area being massaged, but through a ‘reflex’ effect it promotes healing in the entire body, which is why it is sometimes referred to as a ‘reflex’ massage. In addition, it has been found to be very effective in relieving stress, fatigue, sleep and digestive disorders and high blood pressure. The massage is a very sensitive body intervention that can have certain unexpected side effects, such as short breath, stomach pain, the lowering of blood pressure and sudden fatigue. As a result, prescription is given with care and under the guidance of a doctor.
The main principal of reflexology is based on the fact that in the human body there are more than 70,000 nerve endings located in the foot. These nerve endings connect to internal and external organs throughout the body, through energy channels. This massage specifically targets the hands and feet, stimulating the nerve endings to produce a general healing effect. In particular, it has a positive ‘reflex’ effect on the blood circulatory and lymphatic systems, the immune system, and regulates the functioning of the endocrine glands. The massage also has relaxing and pain-alleviation effects particularly effective for back pain and headaches. It can also help with cases of anxiety, insomnia and digestive system disorders.
This is a specialised massage normally conducted by a physiotherapist which is intended to assist the lymphatic system, particularly in cases where there is or has been an irregularity. The massage involves light rhythmical movements of the hand, applied to the lymph nodes and the lymphatic system. It is this action that stimulates lymph node activity to cleanse the body and assist the flow of lymphatic fluid to remove toxins, debris, cell waste and dead particles. The massage is usually divided into the extremities of the body, with each extremity generally taking half an hour to massage.
Water rehabilitation, perhaps better known as ‘physiotherapy in water’ or ‘hydrokinesistherapy’ is conducted in water at a temperature of approximately 33 °C. In most of our spas the water used will be natural thermal water and the exercises lead by a qualified physiotherapist. Because of the buoyancy, resistance and chemical effects of the water, it is very effective for persons with degenerative diseases of weight-carrying joints in addition to post operative rehabilitation. Water rehabilitation is either conducted in groups with guests of a similar diagnostic profile or even individually.
The rehabilitation path is a specially-designed outdoor path, used for rehabilitation purposes to assist in improving the walking and balance capabilities of the body. The path consists of rails to assist walking as well as a series of obstacles and various natural terrains such as slopes and uneven surfaces. The class is supervised by a skilled physiotherapist, who guides and directs the client through appropriate sections of the path, with the aim of improving nerve/muscle function abilities, general mobility and walking skills.
Ergo-therapy is a specific type of rehabilitation designed to improve the functional ability of the body for day-to-day activities, with the aim of improving self-reliance and independence. Based on the type of condition of the client, ergo-therapy exercises mainly focus on the hands and arms, ankles, and also the neck, head, chest and spine. Sometimes the disorders are connected to problems with mental, cognitive functions and speech. In such cases it necessary that the ergo-therapy, psychologist and speech therapist cooperate with each other.
This is a manual technique used for the treatment of joint ‘blockages’ that cause pain and restrict movement and may also cause reflex changes such as aches and spasms. In most cases, these are in the so-called ‘joint’ sections of the spine. The purpose of the treatment is the release of the segment and the restoration of a freely-moving joint. First of all, the problem area is overstressed, and then the ‘blockage’ is released through a small quick movement with mild force. This technique is continued using short repetitive movements, starting from a marginal to a neutral position, without impact but permanent overstress. This results in a mitigation of the ‘blockage’ or even in its direct elimination. This manipulation should be carried out by a specially-trained and licensed doctor. Mobilisation techniques, on the other hand, such as slower muscle pulling and release, stretching and others, are normally carried out by a qualified physiotherapist.
Traction therapy is a passive procedure that uses mechanical force to induce stretching of the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, sinews, joint capsules). This pulling force during the traction treatment is either constant and continuous or intermittent. In dry traction, the physiotherapist can position the client (by hand, belts or sand bags) specifically to target and/or isolate the joint or part of the body that needs attention. Mechanical traction is carried out using a bed on which the angle can be adjusted, and a T-bar with weights utilises the effects of gravity. In some places, the treatment is carried out on electronic traction beds. Generally, the procedure lasts 20 minutes and has to be prescribed by a doctor, who specifies the type, intensity and location of the traction.
Ultrasound uses sounds of high frequency and intensity that are converted to mechanical and heat energy. 30% of this mechanical energy results in a type of micro-massage in the tissues of the body that are targeted, resulting in heat generation. The treatment is administered by placing the head of the device in continuous or pulse application into the skin, which has been given a coating of paraffin oil or conductive gel. The depth of impact varies between 2-6 cm and the effect stimulates the molecules, causing subsequent chemical reactions. It also improves blood circulation as well as nutrition of the tissues with an analgesic and antispastic effect. The site of application needs to be prescribed by a doctor, but it is generally an area that is in pain or in need of relief.
This treatment is a regular medical ultrasound therapy except that it takes place in a bath of water. With this method it is possible to treat effectively certain body parts (such as the hands, foot) as there are many small bones near to the skin’s surface. The treatment is administered by placing the head of the device into the water on a continuous or pulse application at a distance of 1 cm from the skin. The depth of impact varies between 2-6 cm and the intensity of impact is mainly 0,8 - 0,9 Hz which is determined by doctors. This ultrasound therapy uses vibrations of high frequency and intensity that are converted to mechanical and heat energy. 30% of this mechanical energy results in a type of micro-massage for the tissues of the body that are targeted, resulting in heat. The effect stimulates the molecules causing subsequent chemical reactions, improves blood circulation as well as nutrition of the tissues with an analgesic and anti spastic effect. The site and intensity of application needs to be prescribed by a doctor, but it is generally an area that is in pain or in need of relief.
This therapy is carried out using a special electronically-controlled device. It has a special anti-spasm function and takes advantage of the alternating phases of muscle movements. The machine applies dynamic movement to the lower and upper limbs. In cases of minimal muscle movement, an electric motor can assist. The advantage of the device is that it can record any active movement which the person makes through their own strength, thus progress can be monitored. The anti-spasm function works by stopping and automatically moving back, thereby resulting in dissolution of the spasm and a reduced frequency of spastic complications. The treatment results in the strengthening of muscles, better mobilisation of joints and the self-reliance of the guest. It is used in conjunction with ergo-therapy, the rehabilitation path and other types of physiotherapy treatments.
Autogen training is one of the most well-founded and most researched relaxation techniques, and works by strengthening the natural self-healing mechanisms of the body. This is the only “mind and body” technique whose origins are the results of medical research. Autogen training enables controlling stress by teaching relaxation of the autonomic nervous system. The “switch” to a relaxed state can be achieved through well-performed practice; this means that we are able to regulate our physical and psychological self according to our needs. It is recommended for those who would like to learn to consciously relax their bodies, calming their mental state and general well-being.
This therapy, originating from Australia, is a speciality of the Danubius Hotel Helia. The therapist first conducts a detailed examination to determine the origin of the pain (muscle, joint or bone), then with sensitive, small, gentle movements tries to remove the area of pain blockage.
This method, developed by an Australian manual therapist, is a specialty of Danubius Spa Resort Helia. The physiotherapist determines the origins of musculoskeletal pain (muscle, joint, bone) in the course of a detailed examination, and then plans a further course of treatment and frequency schedule on this basis. The first treatment also takes place during the health check, in which fine, small, gentle strokes aim to enhance the mobility of the painful area, relieving the underlying blockage causing the pain. In order to achieve long-term results, we recommend a maximum of 5 further treatments after the initial health check.
This particular massage machine is purposely designed for strengthening and stretching connective tissue, skin and weak muscles. It also has an anti-cellulite effect and boosts the metabolism, helping to reduce body mass. The positive effects of the massage are enhanced by the application of an ivy gel.
This is an apparatus which is used for vacuum-compressive therapy of upper or lower limbs. By changing high and low pressure on the limbs an improvement of the blood circulation and tissue nourishment is generated. This treatment helps the re-opening of blood-vessel connections and reduce swellings.
The individual intimate exercise is conducted by a physiotherapist, by recommendation. The treatment is effective for both prevention and rehabilitation. The therapy has the following benefits: increased awareness and knowledge, treatment of several types of incontinence, preparation for menopause, improving the condition of the body after abdominal surgery and improved function of the sexual organs.
The Individual Pilates exercise session is led by a physiotherapist, and is personally tailored to the individual physical condition and goals of the guest. This exercise form is excellent for improving stability in the torso and increasing flexibility in the legs, which in turn helps minimize back complaints. In addition, Pilates is an excellent therapy for improving breath control, rehabilitation and prevention. The session also includes mind-body focus, exercises for muscle tone, balance, breathing and stretching. Guests with osteoporosis and high blood pressure should first check with a doctor before booking a session.
This unique exercise is conducted in a pool at a temperature between 36 -37°C. It uses the same principles of cycling on land, except of course the bike is submerged in water. The exercise session is led by a qualified physiotherapist. Due to water resistance, it is very effective in improving mobility, general cardiovascular health and strengthening the legs.
Sling exercise therapy is a special form of individual remedial gymnastics, which works by eliminating the influence of gravity. The body is placed in a special apparatus and put through a number of exercises led by a physiotherapist. This specialised method is suitable in cases of weak muscle strength, particularly if the person is not able to cope well with normal gravity resistance.
This treatment is carried out in a small tub filled with natural healing thermal mud. The hands are immersed in the mud, and then put through a number of exercises under the direction of a physiotherapist. The treatment is especially effective in improving the mobility of the hands, utilising at the same time the healing properties of the mud. The therapy results in a reduction of local swelling around the joints in the wrists and hands, as well as an overall easing of muscle tension in these areas.
This is an individual session prior to peloid therapy treatment, during which the physiotherapist gives a briefing on the exercises that will later be performed in the healing mud. During this briefing, the physiotherapist gives a demonstration and then conducts gentle joint mobility exercises. This ensures maximum effect and benefit from the actual peloid therapy treatment, which is conducted in the mud itself.
The Ortho-Bionomic method is a non-invasive, soft and gentle procedure. This method is administered through clothing. It relieves muscle tension quickly, simply and painlessly. The treatment is conducted with extreme care and attention, as the therapist evaluates each position and when tension in the body is released or ceases. This treatment is recommended for joint pain, limitations and dysfunctions, chronic back and neck pain, muscle pain, posture problems, migraine, stress, or insomnia.
This treatment is mainly recommended for guests that are disabled and using a wheelchair. It is carried out on a special electronic bed where the guest's position changes from horizontal to vertical. This is held in place for 20 minutes, before returning back to the horizontal position. This treatment has a positive effect particularly for guests who are often in one position for long periods of time due to disability. It helps to improve blood circulation, strengthens the muscles of the lower body and improves elasticity in contracted tendons.
Our ‘back school’ helps many people to be able to move without pain and is a key part of reconvalescence. Nowadays some exercise theories are considered out-dated. According to the latest research there are no correct or incorrect movements, only movements according to the moment and body strength – comfortable, uncomfortable, convenient or inconvenient. This program included in the back school teaches exercises aimed at strengthening all kinds of muscles cruicial in supporting correct body posture. In particular the stomach, thigh and back muscles.
This treatment serves to strengthen muscles of the pelvic bottom thereby improving the practice and activity of correct urination. Crucial to this is the patient’s well-being and concentration on specific muscle movements. The effectivity of this exercise can be checked by the patient themselves on a computer screen.
This pressure machine massages the upper or lower limbs or abdomen area, buttocks and thighs. Following the treatment for health reasons it is recommended to wear a compressive stocking or elastic bandage. The whole procedure lasts 40 – 60 minutes. This treatment, in addition for the treatment of oedemas and swellings has an anti-cellulite effect and boosts the metabolism.
This treatment is for the alleviation of lymph oedema using a special mechanical lymph massage developed by Dr. Emil Vodder (a biologist from Denmark). Symptoms mostly affect the lower extremities where gravitation is the strongest and include: swollen legs, distended pain, cellulite, restless leg syndrome and heavy legs. The treatment involves gentle pumping, circular movements to increase the lymph flow, helping to transport the non-necessary fluids into the blood circulation. The result is that the swelling decreases, the heavy leg sensation disappears and the person feels lighter and slimmer. It also helps treat cellulite. During the treatment the lymph drainage applicator is applied to a certain part of the body (arm, leg, and/or belly). The machine pumps up and down, applying an alternating pressure. Because of hygienic reasons a long sleeved shirt or trousers are advised. The lymph drainage is prescribed for a maximum of 10 times, the duration of the treatment is between 30-40 minutes. 1-2 treatments a week are recommended.
Rehabilitation swimming is a popular treatment particularly for clients with disabilities. It is carried out in water at a temperature of approximately 33 degrees Celsius. In most spas we use thermal water for the treatment. Because of the buoyancy, resistance and chemical effects of the water, it is very effective for people with degenerative diseases of the weight carrying joints, in addition to post operative rehabilitation
Kinesiology tape is used as a therapeutic aid, made from elastic cotton fabric and adhered to skin, with which pain and disability can be reduced in a short time without side effects. Through the different professional bonding techniques, it can be used to achieve strengthening, correcting, or regenerating effects. As a result of the applied tape, skin and tissue loosens, lymph flow becomes more intensive, circulation improves, and heavy pressure on pain receptors is reduced. It stabilises muscles and joints, relieves the load on damaged tissues, prevents muscle cramps from forming, and reduces the occurrence of inflammation. Professionally-applied tape will remain on the surface of the skin for 4-5 days. Due to its elasticity and ease of wearing, it moves together with body tissue and does not limit movement
Transcutaneous Electric Neuro Stimulation This uses the principle that pain and pain impulses in the body can be dispersed through stimulation of the nervous system with an electrical current. This electrical current is either applied in impulses in short bursts, in waves, or in a continuous stream. A pad is placed upon the site of the problematic area, and the current passes through the skin to the nerve. This treatment is especially effective for conditions that require pain relief, particularly on the back or neck. Specific examples include spinal diseases, headaches and post-traumatic pain.
In this treatment, different electrical pads at a medium frequency are placed onto the body together with a small vacuum. The effect is one of a micro-massage on the damaged tissue. Depending on the pre-set frequency, the muscles can be stimulated to a so-called muscle gymnastic condition, or alternatively produce relaxation in the muscle tone to have an analgesic effect. The treatment has two advantages: firstly, it reduces pain, and secondly, the micro-massage improves the circulation and flow of oxygen to the tissue, resulting in a healing effect.
Water and a gentle electrical current are the components of this treatment, carried out in a bath at a temperature of 34°C whilst electricity is passed through the body. The electric current has a tranquillising effect for cases of agitated nerves. This makes the treatment suitable for all conditions of pain in the motor organs, in particular degenerative diseases, inflammatory arthritis and joint problems. It also has a positive effect on improving the metabolism of the tissues, the shrinking of oedemas and reducing pain and spasticity.
This treatment is especially beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis. The forearms and lower limbs are placed into water trays at a temperature of 34°C. Water and a gentle electrical current are the components of this treatment, and an electric current is passed through these particular body parts. Because only the limbs of the body are immersed in water, the electric current in the four-cell bath can be given at a stronger intensity that the full galvanic bath (See: Galvanic Bath). The treatment also has the benefit of improving circulation.
This is a treatment whereby medicine is absorbed into the body through the skin by means of an electric galvanic current. This is normally recommended as treatment in cases of arthritis and chronic inflammatory spinal problems.
This treatment uses a mixture of electric currents, (both galvanic and impulse), which have an inhibitory or facilitatory effect, depending on the frequency, intensity and other parameters. The result is both pain relief and an improvement in circulation. In general, the treatment is prescribed for conditions such as sprains, bruises, oedemas, joint and spine deterioration and disc degeneration.
Two pads are placed at both ends of the indicated muscle. An electric current is passed between the two pads. As a result, it is possible to feel the muscle fibres contracting and releasing as the treatment is in progress. The purpose of this treatment is to build strength in the muscles following an injury or operation, and is an important part of a rehabilitation package.
This treatment is conducted while lying down on a bed or couch, while the treated body part is exposed to an artificial magnetic field (magnetic blanket, contact treatment head or magnetic cylinder). By creating a weak pulsating magnetic field around the body, it has the effect of recharging the magnetic stimulation of the cells. This results in normalising the metabolism and regeneration of cells, thereby supporting the healing process. The treatment also has contraindications, such as implanted cardio stimulators (pacemakers), fungal diseases, tumours and pregnancy.
This is an electrotherapy treatment with two parts. Firstly it creates muscle contraction and relaxation interchanging with each other to have a muscle strengthening effect. Secondly it stimulates the metabolic system, to loosen painful muscle clumps, reduce muscle tension and alleviate pain. Whilst this is happening toxins leave the body naturally through the blood system.
This is a ‘painkiller’ electrotherapy treatment. It uses different kinds of electric waves at varying intensity according to guest’s tolerance. There is a slight tingly feeling during the treatment. The treated area, time, and frequency are prescribed by the doctor. Effective results can be achieved particularly in the muscle, bone or injured body parts such as, the waist, knee, neck, or shoulders.
This revolutionary stimulation apparatus is a system, which combines the use of water and a bio-energetic field to positively encourage the microcirculation of the body. Aqua Detox is based on a holistic approach, using energy in the body and ionization. Your feet are placed in a saline solution and the apparatus turned on, whilst an electrode delivers a small, but electric charge into the solution. This charge ionizes the water and travels around the body, giving the cells a small negative charge. This helps the body to increase the oxygen supply to all the organs, and stimulates anything that may not be working effectively - either due to tiredness, poor diet or stress. The solution in the treatment bowl changes color during the session to - brown, orange, green or even blue! This color change is due to the ionization process and does not relate to the detoxification of the body; neither does it have any connection with the physical state of the person. The Aqua Detox treatment provides electrons and negative ions to rebalance the charge and neutralize the positive ions, therefore allowing the blood to improve its delivery of oxygen to the cells and tissues. Neutralizing the positive ions allows the cells to detoxify and accept nutrition. It can be used by people of all ages; however it is not recommended for people with pacemakers, epileptics or pregnant women!
In this treatment, the guest lies on a bed. Around the body or limb is placed a magnetic cylinder. A pulsing magnetic field is released from the cylinder and acts as a ‘charger’ to stimulate the cells of the body. The effect of the treatment is a stabilization of the metabolism and improved cell regeneration, supporting the overall healing processes in the body.
This is an electrotherapeutic device that uses the following: a galvanic current, pulsed direct currents (DC), bipolar midrange currents, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) currents, midrange myo-stimulation and a classic quadruple interference with or without a vector. This multipurpose device with electrotherapeutic amperage is programmed according to the sensitivity and condition of the guest. Its effects are depend on the modulation frequency prescribed, these include toning, de-toning, analgesic, hyperemic. The effect of the treatment helps to speed up the metabolism in tissues - accelerating the healing of sprains and swelling and stimulating the nerve performance.
This treatment is conducted in the lying position on a bed or couch, while the treated body part is exposed to an artificial magnetic field (magnetic blanket). By creating a weak pulsating magnetic field around the body, it has the effect of recharging the magnetic stimulation of the cells. This results in the normalizing of the metabolism and regeneration of cells thereby supporting the healing process. The treatment also has counter indications, such as implanted cardio stimulators (pace maker), fungal diseases, tumors and pregnancy.
A combined physical therapy procedure, in which ultrasound and mid-frequency electrotherapy are applied together. One electrode is placed on the surface of the body, while the other (active) electrode is filled by the ultrasound handpiece. The treated tissue induces local vasodilation, which improves circulation and assists in the removal of accumulated metabolites. It also has significant smooth muscle antispasmodic and analgesic effects. In all cases, the frequency and intensity of the treatment is specified according to a doctor's prescription.
EDIT (electric differential therapy) is a low-frequency type of electrotherapy, which can be combined with other low-frequency (e.g. TENS) or mid-frequency (e.g. inferential therapy) electrical signals for therapeutic treatment. The essence of the biological effect - by inducing local hyperaemia – is an improvement in tissue metabolism, which results in improved circulation and reduced oedema. It is beneficial for relieving chronic muscle spasms and reducing pain. Its effect is primarily felt on the surface layer of tissue. The low-frequency mode of operation – depending on the direction of power – increases the stimulation threshold of the sensory nerves while reducing their motor movement, thus creating an analgesic and muscle-strengthening effect. The treatment occurs with either 2 or 4 electrodes, causing a local tingling sensation.
The high frequency waves emitted by the device are converted into heat in the body. They warm the affected tissue, and improve circulation and blood flow to the tissue. The treatment reduces inflammation, increases hyperaemia, and has a regenerating effect, which beneficially relieves the uncomfortable symptoms associated with inflammation. In all cases, we offer this treatment to our guests according to doctor's prescription.
A maximum of four local areas are permitted without a doctor’s prescription. The mud pack results in a reduction of local swelling around the joints as well as an easing of muscle tension. It also strengthens anti-inflammatory activity and immune processes within the body, improving the function of the cartilage, connective tissues and spinal discs.
Paraffin packs take advantage of the heat-conducting effectiveness of paraffin as it hardens at a temperature of approximately 55°C. There are several different types of application methods, such as soaking a part of the body in paraffin, brushing paraffin onto parts of the body in layers, or applying a thin sheet of paraffin onto the problematic area. The local application of heat relaxes the muscles, causing spasm release, easing chronic pain and supporting the healing and nutrition of the tissues. It also has sedative and immunobiological features.
Parafango is a combination of dry mud, usually used from a local source as in Piešt’any, and pure hard paraffin and paraffin oil. The mixture is melted and heated in a special unit, then applied to the problematic area of the body in a 1 cm thick layer, just as it begins to harden at a temperature of between 38-45°C. The intensity of the heat is slightly lower than the pure paraffin, making it a more patient-friendly treatment. The local application of the heat relaxes the muscles, causing spasm release, easing chronic pain and supporting the healing and nutrition of the tissues. It also has sedative and immunobiological features.
Priessnitz’s packs consist of a cold, wet compress, usually fabric, which has been soaked in cold water. This compress is then covered with foil and then replaced with a dry, warm, wool pack. During the first 5-10 minutes, there is an isothermal phase with vasoconstriction, followed by an isothermal phase for 20 minutes, where there is a switch from vasoconstriction to vasodilation. Finally, ongoing local vasodilation and hyperaemia – the hyperthermal phase – occurs for the next 20 minutes. The treatment is normally given for joint problems, pain relief and muscle relaxation. It also can be applied to the chest as a treatment for pharyngitis or coughing.
Paraffin packs take advantage of the heat conduction effectiveness of paraffin as it hardens at a temperature of approximately 55 °C. There are several different types of application methods, such as soaking a part of the body in paraffin, brushing paraffin onto parts of the body in layers or applying a thin sheet of paraffin onto the problematic area.The local application of the heat relaxes the muscles, causes spasm release, eases chronic pain and supports the healing and nutrition of the tissues. It also has sedative and immune biological features.The treatment in some of our spa locations is followed by dry wrap , immediately after the application of paraffin, which increases the effect and comfort of the whole treatment
Inhalation with medicine has the same effect and uses the same principles as salt inhalation or thermal water inhalation (See: Salt Inhalation), but has a stronger effect. A combination of water, sometimes mineral water and medicine, are inhaled through a tube. During this inhalation process, the medicine is inhaled directly into the respiratory system and lungs, where it helps to dissolve mucous and has a cleansing reaction. It is effective in the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions, allergies or the after-effects of a cold or respiratory infection.
Laser therapy is a therapy that uses coherent, monochromatic light that is part of the segment of visible light. This light is applied locally to the body either continuously or in impulses, based on a doctor’s prescription. It is either carried out on specific points, or larger areas using a laser scanner. It has a special bio-stimulating effect, mainly due to the fact that it stimulates collagen, speeds up the regeneration of blood vessels and lymphatic routes and improves the utilization of oxygen resulting in a positive effect on the healing process.
The Bioptron lamp is a form of curative bio-stimulating light using polarized light generated with a halogen lamp. Light polarization assists with the stimulation of living tissue and supports cell development when there is contact between the light and the tissue. The light is applied locally, after the skin surface has been fully cleaned and degreased, and has the effect of slowing down degenerative cell processes and accelerating the healing of wounds, skin grafts and scars. Since the treatment targets local circulation, it can also be used for relieving inflammation in the ears, nose and other cavities, as well as relieving pain.
This treatment involves stepping alternately into footbaths that are filled with water of contrasting temperatures. First your feet are placed into a footbath of water between 40-42°C, actively stepping for one to two minutes, then into a cold water footbath at a temperature between 10-16°C, again actively stepping for 15-30 seconds. This whole cycle is repeated between 6 and 10 times, always finishing in the cold footbath. This treatment has a positive impact on headaches, migraines, circulation disorders (cold feet) and early-stage varicose veins. It also helps improve the condition of ankle ligaments and leg joints, and is an appropriate treatment for injuries to feet and lower limbs.
‘Scottish spray’ is a stimulating and extremely vigorous treatment. Whilst standing in a swimsuit or naked, a pressurised jet of water (3 atm) is applied from a distance of 3-4 metres. For the first 30 seconds, the temperature is set at 38-42°C, followed by a spray at 16-18°C for 5-10 seconds. This procedure is repeated several times, first around the area of the upper and lower extremities, then on the torso and belly, following the course of the large intestine, from the front and back. The treatment ends with a cold spray. This treatment improves the immune system, circulation and metabolism, and leaves one with a rejuvenated feeling.
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