Mineral Bath with Natural CO2 and Additives
This is a signature treatment, exclusively provided in the spa resort of Marienbad using the natural local mineral waters with natural CO2 gas that seeps out from the ground. The mineral water with the CO2 gas is heated to a temperature of between 32-34 °C and flows into an individual bathtub The CO2 gas fizzes onto the skin, producing a relaxing, tickling sensation. The carbon dioxide is absorbed through the skin into the body, where it slows down the heart activity and reduces the blood pressure.
Several treatments will result in improved blood circulation, heart and kidney activity as well as reduced stress and anxiety. The benefits and procedures are similar to the carbon dioxide bath treatment (See Hydrotherapy: Carbon Dioxide Bath), however the advantage here is that all the properties used are both local and natural. The bath is followed by a relaxing dry wrap, to ensure maximum benefit from the treatment. In this particular treatment herbal extracts or oils are added to the water. The herbal extracts used include: Nettle, which softens the skin and can help eczema conditions, Camomile, that is anti-inflammatory and speeds up the healing of wounds, Horsetail Plant, for backaches and aching joints and Tannin combined with Oak Bark to smooth skin irritations.