- Full air-conditioning
- Accessible hotel
- Pet-friendly hotel
- Non-smoking hotel
- Wellness services
- Medical services
- Function rooms
Besides the continuously growing selection of spa treatments, wellness massages and wellness baths, the wide range of medical spa stay packages available at Margaret Island is virtually unmatched in the region. The 30-40 years of experience amassed by our therapists is such an attractive feature that many of our regular guests, both from Hungary and abroad, have themselves accumulated 30-40 years of experience… in the use of our services!
Find out more about the medical treatments available at the Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget:
Thermal mineral water
Thermal mineral water
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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.
Medical check up
Medical check up
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If you are staying with us on a traditional or therapeutic spa package you will, upon arrival, be booked in for a check up with one of our spa doctors. The aim of this initial consultation is to check your health complaints, health history, that the treatments prescribed are safe and effective. If necessary the doctor may prescribe additional examinations and/or laboratory tests.
If you are staying with us for one week or longer on a traditional or therapeutic spa stay, it is likely that you will receive a weekly control check up with one of our spa doctors. The purpose of this consultation is to ensure that your treatment plan is having the best results possible and that you are getting the best out of our spa services. In some cases the treatment plan might be adjusted and additional treatments advised, depending on your progress.
At the end of your stay our spa doctors will conduct a final consultation to ensure that the treatments prescribed have gone according to plan. This is also an opportunity for the doctor to give you the necessary medical and lifestyle advice to help continue the improvement in your health once you leave.
Our individual nutrition advice service is conducted by either a qualified dietician or nutrition consultant. The advice session may begin with a short assessment including blood pressure, heart rate, body mass index, waist hip ratio and body fat percentage. The dietician also may ask you detailed questions to determine your current eating habits and give advice on how they can be improved. If you are a guest in the hotel they will also be able to design a personal dietary program for the length of your stay in consultation with the hotel chef. The aim of the program is to motivate you into improving your nutritional lifestyle, not just whilst you are with us, but when you return home as well.
TensioMed™ Arteriograph is a new medical invention capable of measuring arterial stiffness in a simple, fast and convenient way. The measurement takes just a few minutes with an upper arm cuff. The procedure is safe and painless, not causing any harm or discomfort. The device gives a measurement report called arteriogram which gives an overall assessment of the general condition of arteries. Arteriosclerosis if it is diagnosed in its early stage can be followed up with effective treatment to effectively combat the illness. Some of the main risk factors of arteriosclerosis are: high blood pressure, family history of cardiovascular diseases, physically inactive lifestyle, overweight, smoking and stress. This assessment is recommended to anyone who has memory problem, women with menopause, and businessmen with a high heart rate or blood pressure. Prevention is vital: the earlier the disease is discovered the higher chance of survival.
It is possible to change the treatments within a medical package after they have been prescribed by a doctor. To do this a doctor’s „treatment change” appointment is needed. In some spas this appointment is free; in some spas guests may be charged. Please check with your spa!
For guest’s wishing to purchase a medical treatment that is not included in a package, it is necessary to be checked first by one of our doctors. As this is a quick clearance procedure, it normally will be free of charge (although some spas may charge a small fee). Please check with the spa of your choice.
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The carbon dioxide bath is an individual bath of normal water at a temperature between 32-34°C into which small ‘fizzy’ bubbles of carbon dioxide gas are pumped. The same carbon dioxide used in the food industry is pumped into the water through a tube. At our spa resort of Marienbad, natural gas is used, making this a signature treatment (See Balneotherapy: Individual Mineral Bath). The treatment can last between 10-20 minutes, during which you lie relaxed as small carbon bubbles caress and coat your skin while the gas is absorbed into the body. Medically, the carbon strongly congests the skin with carbon dioxide, thereby slowing down heart activity, reducing blood pressure and stress on the heart and improving blood circulation. This treatment is ideal for general relaxation, as there is a pleasant soothing feeling of general tickling from the carbon bubbles. The treatment in some of our spa locations is followed by a full body 15-minute dry wrap (See Other: Dry Wrap).
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.
Underwater traction in normal water uses exactly the same procedures as in thermal underwater traction. (See: Underwater Traction in Thermal Water). The only difference is that normal water is used. Traction therapy is a passive procedure which uses mechanical force to induce stretching of the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, joint capsules), with the pulling force during the traction treatment constant and continuous. Traction in water uses the weight of the body, which is suspended by the neck or below the arms in a pool of warm water. Sometimes additional weights are added to the torso or feet to increase the stretching effect. During treatment, the body is gently stretched out, which releases the muscles and stiff spinal connective tissues. The treatment is supervised by a professional therapist.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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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 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!
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The mud used at our hotels comes from the famous Hévíz thermal spring in Hungary, and from sediment collected by the hot springs of the river Vág in Piešťany in Slovakia. The therapeutic mud has a similar effect to that of the medicinal waters. The most characteristic feature of mud is its good heat storage and heat dissipation capacity. Warmth dilates the blood vessels and accelerates the metabolism. As a consequence, the treatment eases chronic inflammations. Warmth also relaxes the muscles and tendons and eases cramps. Of the mineral components of mud, iodine and bromine have a loosening effect, calcium, bromine and magnesium have a relaxing effect and sulphur boosts local metabolism. The temperature of the mud pack is usually 38-42°C, but the doctor can specify a lower temperature. The mud pack is applied on the body areas and joints prescribed by the doctor. The body is then wrapped into an insulating sheet. After 20 minutes, the mud is washed off, which at some hotels can be followed by a 15-minute dry body pack, but at least 15 minutes of rest is definitely recommended. The treatment eases the swelling of joints, muscular tension, and improves the nutrient supply of cartilages, connective tissue and spinal discs. Furthermore, it also strengthens the body’s anti-inflammatory and immune processes. The mud can also be applied partially (see: Partial mud pack). In Sovata, Romania, the mud is extracted from Bear Lake (Lacu Ursu) (see Balneotherapy: Salt bath) and is used in the same way. In addition to musculoskeletal disorders, the salty mud is also suitable for the treatment of certain skin disorders and gynecological diseases (see: Gynecological mud/peat therapy treatment).
A variety of special cream packs is available for inflammatory and painful conditions. Generally, the cream is spread on the affected body part, which is covered with a special foil and kept warm with a blanket. These creams include Inno-reuma, Antiphlogistin and sulphur, which have a chilling effect when applied to the skin. They are also effective for anti-inflammation and pain relief. Likewise, the Ritex pack achieves the same effect, but creates a hot sensation when applied to the skin, which additionally helps blood circulation to the area.
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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.
Oxygen is inhaled through an intranasal tube into the nose whilst you lie comfortably in a reclining chair. The air being inhaled is enriched with about 40-60% oxygen at a reasonable level of humidity. An increased supply of oxygen into the body enhances the immune system, improves heart activity and the elasticity of the lungs, helps the condition and efficiency of the mind and is excellent for overall health. Sometimes a vitamin drink is also offered as part of the treatment.
The salt cave is a room constructed from real salt, and depending on the location this salt can be imported from several different sources. The room is designed to be relaxing and atmospheric. During the treatment, you lie comfortably in a chair relaxing whilst breathing in the special salty air. In the process, tiny salt particles are inhaled into the respiratory system and lungs. Since salt has an anti-bacterial effect, the salt particles help dissolve mucous and have a cleansing reaction in the respiratory system. It is effective for the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions, or the after-effects of a cold or respiratory infection. Because the body is in a totally relaxed position, the inhalation process is more effective, and it combines improved respiratory function with stress reduction. In some locations this treatment is followed by a thermal bath (See Balneotherapy: Thermal Bath).