The spas in the Karlovy Vary Region have helped people to attain a good quality of life.P>
Specialised medicinal treatments, wellness and beauty programmes are prepared for spa guests. Spa treatment brings a medicinal effect to everyone suffering from acute or chronic health complaints, but it also provides good preventative treatment for those paying attention to their health and devoting time to maintaining their good health. One can also recommend spa treatment to patients recovering from an acute illness, and people trying to reduce their chronic complaints, to strengthen the immunity of their organism against stress and genetic health issues and to improve their physical and mental efficiency.
The length of a spa treatment can be determined individually but it is essential to point out that it really starts to become highly beneficial if one stays at least 3 - 4 weeks.
Spa centres offer a health programme to their guests based on the traditional use of natural healing resources abundant in the Karlovy Vary region. Their beneficial use has been proved by several hundred years of experience and demonstrable scientific methods.
Natural healing resources in the Karlovy Vary region are represented by thermal and cold mineral waters, mud and peat, gas and suitable climatic conditions. The mineral springs are used for bathing and drinking, inhalations and mucous membrane irrigation. Medicinal gas is used for dry gas baths and hypodermic injections. Peat and mud are used for wraps, bathing etc. Rehabilitation and physical methods are used to reduce health complaints and to improve patients' health conditions. The methods used range from several types of individual and group activities in a gym and a swimming pool, but they also include outdoor treatment in the unique countryside. One can also take advantage of various types of massage, and a wide range of electrotherapy, magnetic therapy, ultrasound, applications of cold or heat, water procedures, sauna, acupuncture, oxygen therapy etc. An integral part of spa treatment is also information on a healthy lifestyle, good diet and working habits.
Spa procedures are prescribed by a specialist, a balneologist, who puts together an individual health programme for each client based on the client's health needs. Some of the procedures can be purchased without prescription.
There are several health, cultural, sport and educational programmes on offer trying to achieve the ancient ideal of the perfect harmony of body and soul (kalokagathia). The spas in the Karlovy Vary region have a lot to offer everyone.