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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.