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Thermal mineral water
Thermal mineral water
List of Thermal mineral water (6 items)
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.
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.
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 this 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 in the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions, or the aftereffects 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. The treatment then follows with a thermal bath sometimes referred to as the 'mirror pool' treatment. As a result this combined treatment has both the benefits from the salt inhalation and the healthy and relaxing effects of bathing in the thermal water. (See Balneotherapy: Thermal Bath).
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 programs. 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 good that a weekly visit to the local spa is routine for many people living in central Europe. Thermal water naturally springs up, or is pumped artificially to the earth’s surface, normally from a depth of about 2000 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 mins daily unless otherwise advised by one of our doctors. In some of our more traditional spas, your thermal bathing treatment will be completed by 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 the thermal water with sauna worlds, swimming and hydro pools.
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 sulfur mud from between 10-30 cm thick, penetrated by hot thermal mineral water springs, the water level above the mud being from between 50-90 cm. The temperature of the mineral water varies from 39-40 °C, in places directly over the springs sometimes reaching higher levels. During the treatment the heat from the mud and thermal water helps the blood vessels dilate reducing blood pressure and relaxing the muscles, additionally the sulfur and minerals are also absorbed through the skin, where they inhibit the degradation of elastine 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 individual 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.
Medical check up
Medical check up
List of Medical check up (25 items)
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.
Throughout your stay our doctors are on hand to give you the necessary advice and guidance to ensure that you make the most from our spa facilities and treatments. They will also be able to answer questions that you may have and can give you important advice on our effective preventative therapies and improving your health in general. Some of our signature treatments, because of their unique effects, require a doctor’s consultation prior to booking. Your health spa or hotel reception will be able to give you further information on this and how you can book an appointment to see a doctor.
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List of Hydrotherapy (2 items)
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.
This treatment is experienced in an individual thermal bath of 35 - 37 °C and in combination with the currents of swirling water to give a relaxing massage. The effects are improved blood circulation and a release of muscle and joint stiffness.
List of Physiotherapy (11 items)
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.
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.
This is a medical treatment which is only carried out by qualified physiotherapists. The segment massage is a form of reflex therapy which employs a special massage technique focusing on the reflex reactions of the neural connections which have been damaged or obstructed normally through the nerve exits from the vertebrae. It is carried out on the head, neck or spine. It is a very specific massage and not only accelerates healing through the massage itself, but its "reflex" effect accelerates healing throughout the whole body. It has a positive effect on stress relief, fatigue, insomnia, migraines, digestive disorders and high blood pressure.
This is a medical treatment which is only carried out by qualified physiotherapists. The characteristic feature of this massage technique is the stimulation of receptors in the skin and connective tissue. The massage is carried out on the back from the lumbar region to the seventh cervical vertebra. The therapist applies pressure with their fingers along the designated lines. This massage technique is very specific. This connective tissue massage technique aim is to restore and stimulate the vegetative nervous system. Such a massage is a very rigorous body intervention therefore it is done with great care and a doctor's prescription
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 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.
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 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.
‘Soft techniques’ is a special method of manual therapy that focuses on the soft tissues of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscle. It is carried by physiotherapist, who uses various techniques such as palpation, skin friction, tissue extensibility, stretching the fascia as well as carrying out an examination and treatment of painful points. This procedure is recommended for chronic neck and back pain, muscle spasms, as well as the release of scar tissue.
List of Electrotherapy (8 items)
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 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 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.
List of Packs (1 items)
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.
List of Complementary treatments (1 items)
Acupuncture is a Chinese therapy that has been used for centuries. It is based on the theory that there is energy called either Chi or Qi flowing through one's body. Chi is thought to flow along energy pathways called meridians. Acupuncturists believe that a blocking or imbalance of the flow of Chi at any point on a pathway may result in illness. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe acupuncture unblocks and rebalances the flow of Chi to restore health. People often use acupuncture to ease pain, which is done by putting very thin needles into the skin at certain points in the body. Acupuncture is particularly effective for headaches, joint pain and allergies such as asthma.
List of Phototherapy (3 items)
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.
In this medical procedure the cold red light in the wavelength range 610-670 nm is utilized. The procedure is applied to the muscle and joints, fibers and sinews.
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