This is another signature treatment of the spa resort of Marienbad, where the gas that bubbles naturally out of the ground – ‘Maria’s gas’ – is used in the treatment. This gas is of volcanic origin and contains 99.7% CO2. In our other resorts, regular commercial CO2 gas (the same as in the food industry) is used. During the treatment, you lie comfortably and fully clothed on a bed, enclosed in a large plastic bag that is sealed just under the arms. The gas is then pumped into the bag, which slowly inflates, and is absorbed through the clothes and skin into the body, where it slows down heart activity and reduces blood pressure. The gas also improves blood circulation and kidney activity and has an anti-inflammatory effect. The gas is also known to stimulate the production of the sexual hormones, testosterone and estradiol, which is why it is successful for improving of sexual functions and relieving menopausal symptoms in women.
Type: Medical, Wellness, Medical wellness Purpose: re-energizing
Duration of treatment: 30-40 minutes
Doctor's prescription: not needed Where is it available?