Spa Procedures

Description of spa procedures in hotel Olympia

Spa services provided in Superior Spa Hotel Olympia Carlsbad are definitely, thanks to many rewards, the top of Carlsbad healing procedures offer. Building of hotel Olympia was built like a hospitality service house and thanks to this long tradition, hotel nowdays can offer you all types of medical and spa procedures in a beautiful spa city of Carlsbad.

MAIN SPA TREATMENTS

Thermal Spring Bath: Natural healing water from a hot mineral spring is used for preparing the bath, which is rich in mineral salts and humid acids and contents spring carbonic gas. The temperature of the bath is up to 37°C, the bath is warmer than the body surface and thus the heat flows from the bath into the skin. The bath induces thermal reaction, releases the muscles and supports blood circulation and metabolism.


Carbonic Bath: The bath is prepared by saturating normal or mineral water with carbon dioxid (CO2). The effect of the bath depends on its temperature and on the amount of CO2 in the water. The bath should be hypothermic (28°C – 34°C). The bath is more efficient at lower temperature. An active hyperemia arises in the places where the skin is in a contact with the bath. Capillaries dilate there and the effect is the same as with autotransfusion to the periphery. The blood supply to the skin is sufficient, the perception of cold is decreased and the initial sensation of cold is replaced by a sensation of warmth. With regard to its minimum heat strain the treatment is suitable for many disorders such as heart and vascular diseases or afflictions of nervous or blood circulation systems – but always on medical prescription only.


Bubble Bath: It is a slightly hyperthermal bath 34°C – 37°C with main effect being in micromassage of skin and its relaxation. The bath is very pleasant for the patient. It has soothing effect with neurosis and locomotor system diseases, with pains in the joints and in the spine as well as with sleeping disorders. The bubble bath helps with regenerating the muscles and improves blood circulation. Oil and herbal ingredients are always used in the bath.


Pearl Bath: Peat as a natural healing source is used in this treatment. The temperature of the bath is 37°C – 40°C, so that the bath is strongly hyperemic. The treatment has excellent results with rheumatic diseases and arthritis, it releaves backaches and pains in joints and muscles, it heals eczema, acne and skin inflammation, and it improves function of the perspiration glands. The peat bath has evidently positive influence on disorders of locomotor system, on gynecological inflammations and neurological and civilization diseases. It helps with the treatment of psoriasis, atopic eczema, acne, as well as sleeping disorders. It has also considerable detoxifying effects.


Peat Bath: One of the many interesting uses of balneotherapy is the botanical peat bath. Natural peat consists of decomposed vegetable matter and is high in nutrients and minerals.The medicinal peat is harvested from deep within peat bogs (where every one-inch layer of peat takes thousands of years to develop). One of peat's most striking characteristics is the ability to interact with metal ions, oxides, hydro-oxide and organic compounds to form water soluble and insoluble associations of widely differing chemical and biological stabilities.


Underwater Massage: It is a massage provided in a water environment. It combines the effects of a total thermal bath and a masage. It helps with relaxation of the muscles, blood supply to the skin and stimulates the lymphatic system. It also improves mobility of the joints and soothes the pains in the locomotor system.


Hydroxeur: It is a special intensive whirling massage that stimula¬tes various individual spots on the patient’s body (located on the back, legs and arms) according to an exactly adjusted program. The temperature of the bath is 34°C - 37°C. During the treatment the patient’s muscles are heated and released, the blood supply is improved and the whole organism is relaxed.


Classical Massage: It is provided by a skilled therapist (masseur) using special touches and grips to influence the trophic of the skin, subcutis and muscles. The general purpose of the massage is stimulation of the receptors. The massage positively influences the muscle tone (both in terms of reducing and increasing the tone of the muscles), helps with absorbing the swellings, supports metabolism and breaks the tissue adhesions and coalescence. The relaxation effects of the massage are both local and total. Special massage cremes and oils are used and as a result the massage is very pleasant and has a strong psychotherapeutic effect.


Reflex Massage: It is a highly specialized rehabilitation procedure performed by a professio¬nally trained therapist. The objective of this massage is to affect the reflex changes caused by a pathological process, which are situated in the skin, muscles and periost. The reflex points are stimulated and as a result the places related to that points are effected. The reflex massage is performed with a minimum use of a cream or even quite drily.


Individual Exercise Therapy: This is the most important and most highly specialized me¬thod of rehabilitation. A mutual trust and collaboration between the therapist and the patient is critical in order to achieve positive results. The exercises are lead by a physioterapist. Disorders of the locomotive and neuromuscular apparatuses are positively influenced. A proper performing of the exercises is explained to the client so that he / she is able to continue with the training by himself / herself at home.


Pelotherm: It is a hyperthermal treatment using a natural healing substance called „peloid“ prepared in one-time compresses, which are heated to 46°C and then put on the treated parts of the body according to the doctor‘s prescription. The specific heat of the peloid is transferred to the patient's body and the treated places are intensively heated up. The peat compress causes increased blood supply in relevant parts of the body, releases the tension and accelerates absorption. Due to the heat the connective tissues are softened, the ligaments, fascias and joint capsules are released. This treatment is an ideal preparation before other therapies, for example before individual exercise therapy.


Oaten Bath: It is a special bath prepared from 100% oat powder and mineral water and heated to 34°C – 37°C. The bath heats up the body mildly and has relaxing and regenerating effect. It is suitable for both children and adults with very atopic and dry skin. The oat bath soothes irritated skin, itching spots, and allergic dermatitis.


Mechanical Lymph Drainage: This procedure assists in the drainage of lymph nodes and vessels using air chambers that are gradually filled by a compressor in the direction running from the distil parts towards the proximal parts of the body. Both the pressure and the program are adjustable. After the first cycle is finished the air is let out of the chambers and the whole cycle is repeated. The drainage is suitable for tired lower limbs as a prevention against varixes and swellings, and also for improving the blood circulation in the legs and feet. Other indications for using lymph drainage are postoperative ans post-traumatic conditions and some selected types of neurological disorders.

SUBSIDIARY SPA TREATMENTS

Hand Paraffin Wraps: The hands are repeatedly (3 to 5 times) dipped into molten paraffin up to the wrists for a few seconds. The temperature of paraffin is about 52°C. You let the paraffin drip off and then you put the hands into a polypropylene or plastic bag and put terry mitts over the hands so that the heat can impact for longer time. The layer of paraffin heats up deeply small joints of the hands, treats the skin, releases the stiffened muscles and joints and improves the blood circulation. This treatment is useful for diseases of the locomotor system and rheumatoid arthritis because it leads to maximum blood supply to the periphery.


Kneipp´s Bath: It is an active alternating movement between two small tubs, the one of them containing hot water 40°C - 46°C and the other being filled with cool water 10°C – 16°C, The water level is about 25 cm. The patient begins with stepping in the warm water and then he / she moves into the cool one. This process is repeted several times and it is alway finished with the cool water. At the end of the treatment the patient thoroughly wipes away his / her feet with a terry towel. Kneipp bath is suitable for treating unsufficient blood circulation, varices in primary stage, post-traumatic states in lower limbs, vegetative dystonia and migraine.


Scottish Jets: It is an intensively stimulating treatment made by a water beam spurting from a jet under the pressure of about 3 atm which is applied to the patient’s body from the distance of about 3 meters. The temperature of the water alternately changes. The treatment starts with warm water 38°C – 42°C which is then replaced by cool water at a temperature of about 15°C. The process of alternating warm and cool water continues with the rate 3 (warm phase) to 1 (cool phase). Alternating the temperature of the water supports intensive blood supply into the tissues and improves cell metabolism. As a result of it more intensive elimination of waste substances comes. The treatment has also a beneficial effect on immunity not only physical but also mental. Alternating of temperature helps with releasing tension in the muscles and brings relief from potential pain. That is why Scottish jets are strongly recommended with muscle pains and diseases of the locomotor system.


Group Exercise Therapy: This therapy includes general exercises and special types of exercises focused on specific disability of the patient. Indications are disorders of the locomotive and the neuromuscular apparatus, limited mobili-ty, muscular hypertonicity or hypotonicity and locomotive stereotype disorders.


Group Exercise Therapy in a Swimming Pool: This treatment combines the benefits of exercise with the benefits of being submerged in warm water, which enables easier movement and exercising. The main results of the therapy are improving of blood circulation, optimization of breathing as well as enlarging the range of the locomotor system. The treatment also supports positive emotions as the patient is pleased by his / her own skilfulness.


Dental Irrigation: During this treatment a special device produces a pressurized jet of water, which is used to wash and massage the gums and the inside of the patient's mouth. A special mouthpiece is applied for this procedure. This procedure has been proved to have healing effects on the the gums and on the sup¬portive structure for the teeth. Mineral water, which is used for this procedure, has constricting effect. Dental irrigation is a treatment that can be beneficial for patients suffering from various types of periodontal conditions.


Pneumopuncture: It is a therapy provided by a professionally trained physiotherapist as it is a special type of a reflexive method. A combination of acupuncture effects and of local hypodermic application of carbon dioxide (CO2) is used to influence painful conditions and functional disorders in the treated areas. Pneumopuncture is suitable for treating disorders of the locomotor apparatus, leg ischemia etc. It influences the function of inner organs positively due to its reflexive effect. Pneumopuncture has outstanding results in treating pains in the spine and joints.


Oxygen Therapy: This treatment is based on inhaling oxygen-enriched air (the oxygen rate is 40 – 60%). The air has an adequate level of humidity in order to prevent the dehydration of the patient's mucus membranes. The air is inhaled either by a nasal cannula or by a special face mask. Application of oxygen increases the quality and length of life and improves the patient’s ability to tolerate physical stress. It also decreases the medium pressure in the lungs, prevent from lungs hypertension and from the development of cor pulmonare („lungs heart“.) By providing the oxygen therapy in several stages we try to increase the amount of oxygen in patient’s blood and thus to treat some diseases and disorders caused by older age or by long-term improper regimen of living. Oxygen therapy has a wide range of effects and has proved in finishing the treatments of conditions after apoplexy (brain stroke), heart attack or other operations. It is effective in cases such as ischemic heart disease, arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), attacks of angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, disorders of blood supply to the brain, forgetfulness and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).


Magnetic Therapy: It is a therapeutic method using a pulsing electromagnetic field. Cylindrical or flat applicators are used for this treatment. Magnetic therapy has anti-inflammatory and analgesis effects. It helps with dilating the vessels and releases spasms and stress in the muscles. It also accelerates healing of bones and soft tissues. The indications for this therapy are in the first place degenerative and inflammatory conditions affecting the locomotor apparatus and the nervous systém. It is also suitable for the conditions affecting the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels, ischemia and digestive disorders.


Laser Therapy: Coherent monochromatic radiation is used for this treatment, which is applied on the patient’s skin in the afflicted areas. The effects of the laser therapy are bio-stimulating, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, virucidal, anti-edematous and vasodilatory. The therapy is used with dermal, rheumatic and degenerative diseases, for healing of dermal wounds and treating post-traumatic conditions.


Ultrasound Therapy: This treatment uses ultrasound waves, the frequency of which is higher than human ear is able to capture. The therapist moves slightly with the applicator over the afflicted areas. The contact of the applicator with the tissue must be always kept with a special contact agent (paraffin oil or conductive gel.) Ultrasound therapy improves blood supply to the tissues and their nourishment. It has strong spasmolytic and analgesis effects – it releases the spas and soothes pains. It is recommended with post-traumatic conditions, chronic inflammatory diseases of the joints and other degenerative illnesses.


Electrotherapy: This treatment uses various types of electric currents and according to the type of the current the effect of the therapy is analgesis, tonic, spasmolytic or hyperemic. The procedure has to follow the doctor’s prescription in order to reach the desired effect.


Biolamp: This treatment uses a biolamp, which is a highly effective source of medicinal bio-stimulating light. The biolamp works on the principle of light polarization. It generates a polarized radiation similar to laser but its radiation is polychromatic with the chromatic component being filtered out. Biolamp is suitable for treating dermal diseases, for acceleration of healing postoperative scars, for soothing pains in the spine and joints. It also helps in the conditions of a chill or a cold and has good results in stomatology and cosmetology.


Inhalations: During this therapy, an aerosol mist is created using special ultrasound equipment. When being inha¬led, the mist has a positive effect on the patient's upper and lower respiratory tracts. The effectiveness of the treatment depends on the size of the aerosol particles inhaled and the active ingredients contained in the solution used to create the mist. In our spa centre we use so called Bořík solution with a high content of anise or a healing mineral water called Vincentka. The main effect of inhalation is moistening the respiratory ways and their cleansing.


Dry Carbonic Bath: This treatment is provided on a bed in an airtight PVC bag. The bag is filled with carbon dioxid (CO2) gas from a pressurised cylinder. The quick resorption of gas through skin, even through usual clothes, is proceeding. The main reactions of the patient’s organism are extending peripheral vessels and lowering of the blood pressure. The bath supports patient’s metabolism and has anti-cellulite effect. It also suppresses formation of varicous veins and softens the skin. The effects are the same as with water carbonic bath, the only difference is that this procedure is provided in dry environment.

OFF-PACKET SPA TREATMENTS

Classic Full Body Massage (back, neck, legs and arms): This traditional method of massage removes tiredness and fatigue and improves regeneration of the organism. It is suitable mainly in conditions of locomotor diseases as it releases pains. Classic massage is an effective supplement of other treatments, when it is necessary to release stiff musles and to treat painful contractures. The massage has an overall relaxation efect for the patient‘s organism.


Reflex massage of the soles: This is a special massage during which the therapist puts pressure on the soles of the patient's feet and massages the reflex zones. The massage is based on the relationship between these reflex spots and the relevant organs in the body. The main effects of the massage are better blood supply to the organs, mobilization of minor joints of the foot, streching of shortened muscles and stimulation of the reflex points. The massage also effectively regenerates overloaded feet and improves the sensitivity of them as the brain is supplied with more quality information from the peripherals.


Colonic Irrigation (Enema alias Hydrocolon): In this treatment water is used for a cleansing irrigation of the colon. A specific amount of water is repeatedly injected into the colon using a simple device. The irrigation is suitable as a cleansing washout for treating stubborn constipation and for detoxication of the organism. It can also be used for treating various types of allergy but always after a consultation with a gastroenterologist who recommends the treatment. After the colonic irrigation a replenishment of intestinal flora is recommended.

WELLNESS & RELAXATION TREATMENTS

Chocolate Bath: It is a hyperemic bath the temperature of which is about 370C and which is prepared from Holland cocoa, almond oil and an addition of ethereal oil. The bath has an anticellulite efect. It also cares about the skin over whole body and supplies the body with many valuable vitamins and minerals.


Cleopatra Bath: This relaxation bath with temperature 340C – 370C is suitable for dry skin. The bath consists of whey, ethereal oils and mineral water. It is nourishing and has a very pleasant smell (its unique aroma is prepared by our own recipe.) The skin keeps very smooth and soft after the bath. A special type of this bath is Cleopatra Honey Bath (alias Honey Dream) where only honey oils are used.


Wine Bath: It is a bath containing genuine red wine in combination with oil component – grape or vine oil, which is a source of natural antioxidants. The main effect of the antioxidants is in eliminating free radicals, which causes aging of the skin and loss of its elasticity. The temperature of the wine bath is 340C – 370C and the red wine used for it gives the bath gentle light rose colour. The patient enjoys agreeable smell and has pleasant and refreshing feeling after the bath. The wine bath is effective against cellulite and keeps the skin smooth and soft as a velvet.


Aromatic massage: It is a pleasant full body relaxation massage using special aromatic oil. The massage oil is prepared from cold-pressed almond oil into which natural ethereal oils are added. According to the specific ethereal oil we can reach desirable effect. It is recommended not to wash away the oil from the body immediately after massage but to keep the aromatic essences on to let them have longer effect. The essences penetrate to the body through the skin during the massage and at the same time they are inhaled by the patient. The delight of the scent is connected with the healing power of a touch.


Anticellulite Slimming Massage with a Wrap: It is a special massage using a specific and precise combination of massage touches, which gradually effect cellulite tissue and smooth the skin. The lymph is activated during the massage and the detoxication abilities are supported so that washing out the sediments from the subcutis is improved. This treatment is very effective and can cause as many as several centimeters’ loss. The massage is combined with a wrap using a natural four-component thermoactive agent Thermoiodosal. Before the massage and after it a regular drinking regimen must be kept to.


Indian Head Massage: It is a gentle and curative treatment for head, neck, shoulders and upper arms. It is applied to that areas of head which are centres of energy. It removes everyday stress, headache, eye pains, the tension in shoulders and neck. It also improves the quality of hair and brings about a feeling of mental comfort. In general, the Indian massage brings physical and mental harmony to the organism.


Manager Head Massage: It is a very pleasant relaxation masage of the head, the scalp and the neck. It induces feeling of maximum relaxation as it lowers tension in the neck musles, which are the first organs in human body that react on excess of stress.


Honey Dream: It is a complex treatment consisting of full body honey massage and of honey version of the Cleopatra bath. Honey itself is very helpful in conditions of stress, excessive tension, unhealthy style of living, chronical diseases, tiredness and fatigue. The treatment Honey dream rejuvenates the human organism and makes it healthier. It is an important prevention against ageing.


Chocolate Massage with a Wrap: This treatment is excellent for smoothing your skin, removing cellulite, washing away toxic substances and relaxing the stiff muscles. It uses the benefits of cocoa contained in chocolate, which prevents penetrating of free radicals. Theobromin contained in cocoa has similar effects like caffeine but not so strong. It influences the vascular endings in the skin and activates metabolism. Chocolate can stimulate production of dopamine in the brain and release endorphins and serotonin, which are the sources of happiness.The treatment consists of peeling, a wrap and a massage. Peeling, using orange oil and Himalayan salt according to an ancient recipe, removes impurities from your skin so that a warming chocolate wrap can be applied. The wrap supplies your body with necessary vitamins and minerals. After the warm wrap you will be provided with the final relaxation massage using chocolate cream with extracts of water melon, which are rich in vitamin A and have anti-aging and nourishing effects on the skin."

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