Procedures

Let us present to you the medical and wellness procedures provided in Spa Resort Sanssouci.

Ceník ubytování 2017/2018

Procedures using natural healing sources

In general, baths, wraps, inhalation and drinking cure belong to unique procedures which exploit locally available curative resources. The success of the Karlovy Vary spa treatment comes from the extraordinary properties of local mineral water which is obtained from a total of 12 springs with a temperature of 30 to 72°C. The richest, most robust and warmest spring called Hot Spring is supplied right to the balneological center of our hotel. It is used for drinking cure, inhalation, irrigation, baths or water massages. Our procedures also use gases, salts, peat, moor, and mud (peloids) for the application of wraps and baths. Moreover, rejuvenating effects are provided by the very location of our city upon the valley running along the Tepla River. Enjoy a walk at the riverside and let your body and mind relax.

Inhalation

Inhalation

Inhalation is a suitable method to treat and prevent respiratory diseases. Inhalation of microscopic particles of mineral water produced by means of ultrasound improves lower and upper airway patency and helps to heal mucosal inflammation. Its benefit lies in strong targeted local effects which reach as far as the lower airways. Efficacy depends on the size of aerosol particles and on the contents of administered solutions. Hot spring water makes the effects of inhalation even more powerful.

Contraindication: serious hypertension, lung emphysema, TBC, tumors, cardiac insufficiency

Gum irrigation

Gum irrigation

Oral irrigation provides an efficient way to manage paradontosis or to prevent its occurrence. A special tool is used to apply pressurized mineral water which massages and rinses the oral cavity including gums. It also has proven healing effects on the mucosa of the oral cavity. Contraindication: It is advised to consult a dentist before application.

Contraindication: It is advised to consult a dentist before application.

Mineral bath with herbs

Mineral bath with herbs

The combination of warm mineral water and mineral essences is beneficial for the management of both mobility and mental problems and wonderfully supports relaxation. Depending on the choice of herbs mineral herbal baths are recommended for the management of rheumatism, gout, migraines, dizziness, sleeplessness (lavender), mobility disorders, bronchitis and asthma (dwarf pine); it improves concentration and healing of sprained joints and swellings (lemon grass); it has positive effects on the nervous system as well as calming and relaxing qualities (mint).

Contraindication: serious diseases

Bubble bath

Bubble bath

One of traditional spa procedures is a mineral bubble massage bath during which the skin is gently massaged and feels relaxed. It is a beneficial procedure for people with locomotor disorders, neurosis and hypotension. We use only mineral water from local springs which is rich in mineral substances. Contraindication: dermatological mycotic and inflammatory disorders

Contraindication: dermatological mycotic and inflammatory disorders

Mineral bath with seaweed

Mineral bath with seaweed

The skin thrives in contact with seaweed because it contains a number of minerals salts and other nourishing elements and vitamins. The mineral seaweed bath helps to cure skin disorders – eczema, psoriasis, acne and the like. It supports blood supply and proper metabolism, accelerates cell renewal and provides a source of energy. The enzymes and minerals contained in seaweed help to dissolve and degrade surplus fat and this bath is therefore a natural complement to slimming programs and anti-orange peel treatment.

Contraindication: acute conditions, skin injuries, malignancies and hypertension

Carbon dioxide bath

Carbon dioxide bath

Mineral carbon bath is taken in mineral water enriched with carbon dioxide whose absorption invigorates blood supply to the skin and muscles and even to the brain. As a result, the immune system is reinforced and the self-healing properties of the body are enhanced. This procedure also reduces blood pressure and leads to mental relaxation. It is also used during treatment of ischemic and cardiovascular diseases and during the later stages of heart attack treatment.

Contraindication: dermatological mycotic and inflammatory disorders, low blood pressure

Bath with ingredient

Bath with ingredient

A bathtub filled with mineral water enriched with special bath products of your choice brings about overall relaxation, and it helps to diminish mental and physical problems. The relaxing medicinal effects of baths with added bath products depend on a specific extract obtained from clinically tested medicinal plants. Excess stress and sleeplessness is taken care of by lavender or mint and joint and spine pain by dwarf; energy is boosted by lemon grass, etc. Highly concentrated extracts are further added with natural herbal essential oils with a pleasant scent for the body and soul.

Contraindication: heart failures, decompensated hypertension

Pelotherm

Pelotherm

Peloids, or peat, moor and mud, have an excellent ability to preserve a constant temperature. This quality is used for a procedure called pelotherm during which a thin peloid layer is applied on a foil which is put over an affected body part which gradually warms up. The specific warmth of the heated peloid is transferred to the tissues in the treated area; as a result, the local blood supply is improved and the tissues are filled with released medicinal mineral substances. This helps to alleviate the symptoms of the inflammatory, degenerative and post-traumatic disorders of the locomotor system as well as digestive tract disorders; it also promotes better metabolism, helps with the management of airway diseases, urological and gynecological concerns and mental issues.

Contraindication: all acute conditions, inflammatory and oncologic diseases, pregnancy, etc.

Drinking cure

Drinking cure

Karlovy Vary’s mineral water used for a drinking cure comes from 12 springs, each of them having a different temperature (43 to 72 ˚C) and the amount of gaseous carbon dioxide. Thermal water is drunk before meal, slowly one sip after another, ideally during a walk. A drinking cup contains 2 dl of water and should be drunk over a period of 3−10 minutes, while another cup should be drunk in 5−10 minutes at the earliest. The mineral springs found in Karlovy Vary contain 47 elements which our body needs – they have positive effects on the digestive tract, metabolism, gum diseases, overall health quality improvement and stronger immunity against genetic and everyday stress burdens. The procedures provided by the company Imperial Karlovy Vary use the mineral water obtained from the Hot Spring which is supplied directly to the company’s balneological center.

Contraindication: depending on a specific indication, on doctor’s prescription only

Intestinal lavage

Intestinal lavage

An enema is performed using a simple device and mineral water which is used to rinse out the large intestine in order to eliminate undesirable sediments. The procedure is repeated daily and proves helpful in the treatment of chronic constipation and some other bowel diseases.

Contraindication: hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, inflammatory large bowel disease, malignancies, etc.

Salt cave

Salt cave

A salt cave is built of purely natural materials from various types of salt rocks from Poland, Pakistan, Siberia, and the Dead Sea which create an extraordinarily powerful microclimate. Staying in a salt cave positively affects the airways, asthma, dermatological disorders (eczema, acne, psoriasis), blood circulation disorders, high blood pressure, neurosis, lassitude and depressive conditions, allergies, etc.

Contraindication: acute diseases and claustrophobia

Gas carbon dioxide bath - partial

Gas carbon dioxide bath - partial

Partial dry CO2 bath is a procedure during which an affected body part (usually spanning from feet to chest) is closed in a special bag which is then filled with gaseous carbon dioxide. Once the gas is absorbed by skin, the blood supply in the tissues is improved and regeneration and healing processes are thus promoted. Muscular fatigue disappears and blood pressure becomes optimized.

Contraindication: none

Hydro therapy procedures

Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, is a method of rehabilitation which uses the medicinal effects of water. It is mainly the mineral thermal water that alleviates tension, pain and muscular stress. Highly suitable are baths with mineral essential oils and herbs which promote relaxation and elimination of stress and tension. Water massage loosens the locomotor system and relieves pain. Whirlpool baths gently activate the removal of the lymph, while bubble massage baths provide an excellent micro-massage.

Hydroxeur

Hydroxeur

Hydroxeur is a massage performed in water using special nozzles built-in in a balneological tub and utilizing acupuncture components. The combined effects of warm water and tiny jets of water induce muscular and emotional relaxation, stimulate crucial points on one’s back, arms and legs. This massage helps to treat painful condition affecting the locomotor system: degenerative, rheumatologic diseases, posttraumatic conditions, and fatigue syndrome.

Contraindication: dermatitis

Whirlpool bath – lower and upper limbs

Whirlpool bath

A whirlpool gently massages the whole body using the mechanical motion of warm water in a special-design tub. The combination of warm water and massage relaxes stiff muscles and joints, supplies blood to tissues which thus receive more oxygen and necessary nutrients. The lymphatic system is stimulated as well. This procedure is highly suitable for the treatment of posttraumatic and post-operation conditions, it affects impaired areas locally. It improves full-body relaxation and regeneration.

Contraindication: dermatological disorders

Floating

Floating

Floating is a bath in a hypertonic solution with the same concentration of added salt as found in the Dead Sea. While weightless, muscles, spine and joints are totally relaxed and the salty environment cleanses the body whose self-healing and regeneration properties are activated. The body, mind and soul reach a perfect balance. Floating stabilizes blood pressure, treats psoriasis, eczema, chronic allergic dermatitis, arthrosis of large joints, degenerative spinal changes and neurological problems, e.g. sciatica. It accelerates healing of wounds, including surface burns.

Contraindication: claustrophobia, some instances of hypertension, impaired mobility

Alternating foot  baths

Alternating foot baths

The alternating effects of cold and warm water on legs and feet – i.e. active walking in two foot tubs – include enhanced blood supply, relaxation and the feeling of calm feet. A contrast foot bath is suitable for the treatment of poor blood supply, cold feet syndrome, early stages of varices, vegetative dystonia, migraine, etc.

Contraindication: some dermatological diseases, feverish and acute conditions

Carbon dioxide bath (large bath-tub)

Carbon dioxide bath (large bath-tub)

A carbon bath in a large tub filled with spring water enriched with carbon dioxide invigorates blood supply to the skin and muscles and even to the brain. As a result, the immune system is reinforced and the self-healing properties of the body are enhanced. This procedure also reduces blood pressure and leads to mental relaxation. It is also used during treatment of ischemic and cardiovascular diseases and during the later stages of heart attack treatment.

Contraindication: dermatological mycotic and inflammatory disorders

Complex hydrotherapy

Complex hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, je a method of rehabilitation, which uses the medicinal effects of water. Water alleviates tension and pain and relaxes muscles. Contrast hydrotherapy, or using cold and hot water sprayed under pressure from a nozzle, makes blood circulation faster, supplies skin with blood and makes it feel fresh and firm. The procedure is indicated for the treatment of locomotor system disorders; it fosters physical and mental resistance.

Contraindication: neurasthenia

Massages

Professional massage reduces fatigue, endorses regeneration, and promotes metabolism and blood supply. It has immediate effects on the physical and mental condition of the client. It also contributes to the better absorption of edemas, effusions and hematoma, it affects muscular tone, and can break tissue adhesions. It has reflexive and marked psychotherapeutic effects.

Classic massage – whole body

Classic massage – whole body

A traditional full-body massage removes fatigue, boosts body regeneration, metabolism and blood supply in tissues. It has immediate effects on the physical and emotional well-being of the client. It contributes to the absorption of edemas, effusions and hematoma; it affects muscular tone, and can break tissue adhesions. It has reflexive and marked psychotherapeutic effects. A full-body massage is not seen as a therapeutic but rather as sports procedure.

Contraindication: skin diseases, feverish conditions, acute conditions, bleeding events

Classical massage - partial

Classical massage - partial

A traditional partial massage removes fatigue and boosts the regeneration of the massaged body part – usually neck spine and back. It contributes to the better blood circulation in tissues, promotes good digestion and stimulates metabolism. It is an effective means in the treatment of locomotor system problems, rheumatic diseases, hemiplegia, psychosomatic disorders, etc.

Contraindication: skin diseases, feverish conditions, acute conditions, bleeding events

Underwater massage

Underwater massage

This widely sought-after, pleasant procedure combines the effects of warm bath and massage, and active and passive motion in water. A nozzle directs a stream of water to individual massaged areas (arms, legs and back). A water massage is suitable in the treatment of the locomotor system, after joint and muscle injuries, as well as a relaxation technique.

Contraindication: feverish and inflammatory conditions, malignancies, dermatitis and fungal skin infections, minor injuries, hemorrhagic diseases, severe varicose veins, venous ulcers, etc.

Thermal and cool procedures

The local application of heat is used to treat locomotor system disorders of inflammatory, degenerative and posttraumatic nature, digestive tract disorders, metabolic disorders, airway diseases, urological and gynecologic concerns and nervous diseases. It also exploits the effects of whole body or partial extreme cold. Depending on how deep the effects of the cold reach, we speak about surface effects (pain relief, increased blood supply) or about deep effects (reduction of metabolism, reduction of blood supply). It is used to treat recent contusions (bruises), sprained joints, muscular spasms, edemas, active arthritic syndrome, osteoarthrosis, spastic paresis, etc.

Contraindication: all acute conditions, acute inflammatory and oncologic diseases, pregnancy etc.

Cryotherapy - whole body

Cryotherapy - whole body

Whole-body cryotherapy is a method during which the body is exposed to extremely low temperatures (-110 °C to -170 °C) in a special “cryosauna”. Cryotherapy, among others, revitalizes, regenerates and rejuvenates the body, accelerates convalescence after injuries, contributes to the treatment of backache, inflammations and rheumatism, obesity, orange peel skin and multiple sclerosis. It also helps to prevent depression and mental overload.

Contraindication: allergies to cold, heart failures, disorders of blood circulation in extremities, stroke, high blood pressure, oncological problems, tuberculosis

Cryotherapy - local

Cryotherapy - local

During cryotherapy the body is exposed to extremely low temperatures (see whole-body cryotherapy). Local cryotherapy is a therapeutic method which uses cold crystals, ice cubes or cold compresses over small body areas. Depending on how deep the effects of the cold reach, we speak about surface effects (pain relief, increased blood supply) or about deep effects (reduction of metabolism, reduction of blood supply). It is used to treat recent contusions (bruises), sprained joints, muscular spasms, edemas, active arthritic syndrome, osteoarthrosis, spastic paresis, etc.

Contraindication: open wounds in the site of application

Parafango pack

Parafango pack

Parafango is an original method of local application of heat during which designated body parts are applied with strips of pure hard paraffin and mud. Afterwards, a special device heats and simultaneously sterilizes the mixture. This procedure use indicted for the treatment of locomotor system disorders of inflammatory, degenerative and posttraumatic nature, of digestive tract disorders, metabolic disorders, airway diseases, urological and gynecologic diseases and nervous disorders.

Paraffin bath - gloves

Paraffin bath - gloves

The paraffin in gloves procedure uses the analgesic and hyper thermal effects of paraffin: hands are immersed into a paraffin bath, removed and the paraffin is let cool down and solidify while releasing heat intensively. This method is an effective answer to rheumatic and degenerative joins disorders, it hydrates the skin of hands has relaxing and calming effects.

Contraindication: dermatological and inflammatory conditions of hands

Paraffin wrap

Paraffin wrap

A paraffin wrap is a popular method of body care which exploits the analgesic and hyper thermal effects of paraffin. The paraffin is applied over designated body parts and improves blood supply, range of motion of joints; it contributes to the elimination of locomotor system. It also has relaxing and calming effects.

Contraindication: dermatological and inflammatory conditions

Rehabilitation

Physical therapy after an injury, in people with locomotor and nervous system disorders, with a poor body posture or wrong motion habits should comprise physical exercise under the guidance of a physiotherapist. Rehabilitation therapy can be performed on an individual or group basis in a gym, or in a swimming pool where water alleviates joints and spine. To loosen the blocked spine or spastic muscles and thus to reduce pain, special massages are applied – manipulation and mobilization carried out by experiences physiotherapists. Manual or mechanical lymph drainage helps to prevent edemas and improve the outflow of the lymph. Gas injections loosen muscles and reduce locomotor system pain.

Aqua Walking

Aqua Walking

Aqua Walking is a walk with walking poles in water. The procedure is mainly suitable for people with aching leg joints (hip joints, knees), rheumatism, arthritis, and for obese people. While the water supports the body’s weight, most muscles are strengthened in a gentle way, impact on joints is reduced, general fitness and the body’s resistance improve. The muscles of the arms, including shoulder blade muscles, are also involved; the shoulder area, back, neck spine and abdominal muscles are strengthened.

Contraindication: open wounds, acute and inflammatory conditions

Aquaaerobic

Aquaaerobic

Aqua Aerobic combines fitness and rehabilitation and focuses on improving general fitness, weight reduction and body shaping. The resistance of the water enhances the intensity of the exercise; the water works provides massaging effects, improves flexibility, body’s defenses and coordination. Joints and cardiovascular system are not strained.

Contraindication: none

Physiotherapy in pool

Physiotherapy in pool

Rehabilitation swimming focuses on acquiring a proper body posture, stretching relevant muscular groups and practicing regular, deeper breathing. Swimming promotes better fitness, coordination and mobility. The facilities operated by the Imperial Karlovy Vary provide indoor pools with a water temperature of 28°C, water attractions (water jets, air and massage nozzles), sauna and whirlpool.

Contraindication: none

Exercise in pool + swimming

Exercise in pool + swimming

Swimming pool exercise and swimming provides an ideal combination foe those who want to improve their physical and emotional fitness. During this activity the body has to engage a number of muscular groups at the same time. The water supports the body’s weight and thus spares joints. As a result, the locomotor system is more involved and becomes stronger. This procedure also strengthens the cardiovascular system, provides ample blood supply the skin, fights orange peel skin, and helps to reduce weight. Moreover, the local water promotes better healing of muscles, tendons, bones and joints.

Contraindication: acute and serious diseases, pregnancy

Group curative exercise

Group curative exercise

Group physical therapy includes general fitness exercise and special exercise focused on individual body parts. It is suitable for the management of locomotor and neuro-muscular systems, spinal problems, poor body posture, etc. Exercise under the guidance of an experienced instructor guarantees that the basic program involves all major muscular groups.

Contraindication: heart failures, locomotor system disorders, etc.

Pilates

Pilates

Physical therapy and Pilates combines the elements of yoga, tai-chi and chi-with the components of gymnastics and traditional physical therapy. By coordinating breath and motion, Pilates helps to improve blood circulation, strengthen back muscles, abdominal and thigh muscles and eliminate excess muscular tension. It builds up better suppleness, balance and coordination, and body posture. This exercise is suitable for everyone regardless of age and general fitness.

Contraindication: cardiovascular diseases, locomotor system disorders

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

Dynamic walk with special Nordic Walking poles can be 50% more effective that regular walk. It burns more calories, releases tension of back and shoulder muscles, improves spinal mobility, and has positive emotional effects. For this outdoor activity you need suitable shoes and clothes. Walking holes can be rented at pour facility. Contraindication: certain cardiovascular diseases, locomotor system disorders, asthma, etc.

Contraindication: certain cardiovascular diseases, locomotor system disorders, asthma, etc.

Directed cross-country walking

Directed cross-country walking

The effects of the drinking cure are markedly improved by exercise, a very effective mode of movement being controlled outdoor walking which stretches and strengthens the muscles and thus contributes to better health physical and mental well-being. The surrounding area of the Imperial Hotel offers ideal walking conditions in spa parks, in the historical center of Karlovy Vary, along the riverbanks of the Tepla, etc.

Contraindication: certain cardiovascular diseases, locomotor system disorders, asthma, etc.

Physical therapy

Physiotherapy is part of rehabilitation. It helps to diagnose problems, deals with their treatment and mainly with the prevention of locomotor system disorders. There are a number of methods that can be purposefully used to address an individual’s needs, including but not limited to: massages - mainly reflex zone massage -, soft mobilizing techniques, lymph drainage, acupressure, shock wave therapy, Kinesio Taping, etc.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy (reflex massage, individual exercise, ball massage, joint mobilization, soft techniques)

Physiotherapy is part of general rehabilitation. It helps to diagnose problems, deals with their treatment and mainly with the prevention of locomotor system disorders. There are a number of methods that can be purposefully used to address an individual’s needs, including but not limited to: physical therapy, massages (mainly reflex zone massage), soft mobilizing techniques, mobilization of the spine and other joints, lymph drainage, acupressure, shock wave therapy, Kinesio Taping, etc. The key point to success is the fact that a physiotherapist with professional education, experience, and diagnostic skills chooses a suitable method and adapts it to the needs of a specific client.

Contraindication: according to an individual’s diagnosis

Reflex therapy

Reflex zone therapy was born in East Asia about 5000 years ago. It focuses on reflex zone points all over the body, yet mainly on the reflex zones of the soles. It has preventive effects and helps to manage acute and chronic issues. It can also complement another therapeutic mode or help to accelerate convalescence.

Foot sole reflex massage

Foot sole reflex massage

Sole reflex zone massage is a pleasant way to prevent and treat a number of problems. It evokes harmonization of body and mind and it can positively affect depressive episodes. The sensitive massaging touch and pressure of the therapist’s hand reveals the origin of the client’s problems. The procedure is suitable for the treatment of acute and chronic issues, including pain relief.

Contraindication: neurovegetative dystonia, mycotic and inflammatory conditions on the skin of the legs, etc.

Pneumopuncture

Pneumopuncture

Pneomupuncture, a reflex zone method with excellent effects on relieving spine and joint pain, is becoming more and more popular. A properly trained technician applies a small amount of carbon dioxide under the skin using a gas injection – application affects the acupuncture points along the spine and joints. Muscular tension and painful conditions affecting the locomotor system subside

Contraindication: fear of injections, hemorrhagic conditions, inflamed skin in the site of puncture, severe and acute diseases, pregnancy

Electric therapy

Electric stimulation therapy is used to reduce pain, to release muscular tension, to manage edemas, better blood supply and better nourishment of tissues. It uses electric current of various frequencies, polarity and intensity.

BIOCON – Pulse magnetic therapy

BIOCON – Pulse magnetic therapy

The mysterious term BIOCON – pulsed magnetic therapy refers to a finally widely available device that can, within a short time, strengthen untoned muscles of the weakened pelvic floor of both men and women. Treatment is painless and safe. Muscles receive instructions from the brain of the client who sits in an armchair. The therapy helps to manage incontinence, lower back pain, hip joint pain, post-operative and posttraumatic conditions affecting the pelvis and tailbone, etc.

Contraindication: cardiac pace maker

Diathermy

Diathermy

Diathermy is a therapeutic method during which an affected area is heated with high-frequency current. The heat improves local blood supply and thus relieves pain, promotes better nutrition of tissues, dissolution of inflammatory effusions and relaxes smooth muscles. This procedure proves efficient in the treatment of locomotor system disorders, asthma, chronic bronchitis, etc.

Contraindication: presence of metals in the body (cardio stimulator, joint replacements, etc.), acute inflammatory conditions, malignant tumors, hemorrhagic conditions

4-chamber galvanization

4-chamber galvanization

4-chamber galvanization is electrotherapy during which DC galvanic current affects the legs or arms immersed in water-filled tubs. This procedure improves the blood supply and reduces muscular tension in arms or legs. This calming procedure proved suitable for chronic, degenerative and inflammatory disorders of the locomotor system, posttraumatic conditions, restless legs syndrome, etc.

Contraindication: presence of metals in the body (cardio stimulator, joint replacements, etc.), acute inflammatory conditions, malignant tumors, hemorrhagic conditions

Interference currents + VACO

Interference currents + VACO

The procedure involving interference current + VACO also applies electric current by means of electrodes. However, in this case vacuum electrodes are used to augment the effects. This procedure affects the blood supply in the impaired area and reduces pain. It directly affects muscles, nerves and cellular metabolism. It is used for the treatment of chronic, inflammatory and degenerative disorders of the locomotor system, muscular and tendon problems, spinal pain, vascular diseases, gynecologic inflammations, etc.

Contraindication: presence of metals in the body (cardio stimulator, joint replacements, etc.), acute inflammatory conditions, malignant tumors, hemorrhagic conditions

Magnetotherapy

Magnetotherapy

Magnetotherapy is a time-tried treatment using electromagnetic fields. It proved its effects in the restoration of metabolism and regenerative processes, it helps to treat chronic degenerative diseases of joints and spine, posttraumatic and post-operation conditions of the locomotor system, as well as impaired blood supply in extremities.

Contraindication: presence of metals in the body (cardio stimulator, joint replacements, etc.), acute inflammatory conditions, malignant tumors, hemorrhagic conditions

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

The principle of ultrasound is mechanical waves and generation of heat in deep layer tissues. Ultrasound helps to remove pain, relief tension, improve blood supply, healing and the absorption of posttraumatic swellings. It has also proved successful in the management of both chronic and acute locomotor system disorders.

Contraindication: presence of metals in the body (cardio stimulator, joint replacements, etc.), acute inflammatory conditions, malignant tumors, hemorrhagic conditions

Phototherapy

Light therapy exploits the medicinal effect of the optical spectrum of lighting fixtures. Our facility uses the following types of light: infrared light – the same application as with the other forms of heat therapy, visible light – color therapy – the red and orange spectra of visible light stimulate the nervous system, while the blue and purple spectra have pacifying effects, support cellular oxidation and the breathing of tissues, ultraviolet light. visible light – color therapy – the red and orange spectra of visible light stimulate the nervous system, while the blue and purple spectra have pacifying effects, support cellular oxidation and the breathing of tissues, ultraviolet light.

Laser

Laser

Laser is a ray of light that can help both beauty and health. It invigorates cellular metabolism and thus supports cellular nutrition. It is sought after for its bio-stimulating, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. It accelerates the healing of scars, proves useful in the treatment of painful conditions of the locomotor system, etc.

Contraindication: epilepsy, oncologic diseases, varicous veins, gastric tract dysfunction after radiotherapy, etc.

Oxygen therapy

Oxygen therapy is used for the follow-up treatment after stroke, heart attack or operation (e.g. ischemic heart disease, heart arrhythmia, angina pectoris episodes, arteriosclerosis, cerebrovascular diseases, forgetfulness, tinnitus, disorder of blood supply in arms and legs, some eye diseases, patients after cardiac surgeries, etc.). It is often used as a back-up during the therapy of benign tumors. Oxygen therapy can alleviate certain chronic problems related to airway diseases. It also has good effects on people with metabolic issues such as diabetes, metabolism of fats, etc.

OXY active (Oxygen therapy with loading)

OXY active (Oxygen therapy with loading)

During oxygen therapy a client inhales oxygen-enriched and appropriately humid air. If the OXY active option, or oxygen therapy combined with exercise, is chosen a client inhales oxygenated air while moving on a treadmill or a similar device. At the same time his/her pulse is monitored. This combination helps to treat hypoxia, pulmonary hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, conditions after radiotherapy and chemotherapy, etc.

Contraindication: heart failures, hypertension , epilepsy, etc.

Oxygen therapy (1 h, 2 h)

Oxygen therapy

Oxygen therapy is an easy method during which a client inhales oxygen-enriched and appropriately humid air. It affects the whole body, regenerates it, and increases physical and mental condition. It promotes better learning, has positive effects on metabolism and delays aging. It has proved useful in the additional treatment of clients who experienced a stroke, heart attack or surgery. It is often used as a supportive treatment in the therapy of malignant tumors.

Contraindication: mechanic obstacles in airways, hemorrhagic conditions etc.

Lymph drainage

Lymph drainage promotes the outflow of the lymph from the body. It has physiological effects on tissues, nervous system, smooth and skeletal muscles; improves immunological defenses by eliminate metabolites with protein-rich edematous substance. Manual lymph drainage uses special touches performed by a physiotherapist. Mechanical lymph drainage applies the pressure developed by air chambers over certain body parts.

Manual lymphodrainage

Manual lymphodrainage

Manual lymph drainage is a special massage performed by a physiotherapist with the aim to promote the drainage of the lymph from the tissues. This massage has proved useful in the management of swollen legs after injury, after surgeries and during chronic venous insufficiency. It promotes whole body detox, alleviates the symptoms of migraine and chronic rhinitis, and it also boosts immunity.

Contraindication: feverish and inflammatory conditions, malignant diseases, dermatological and fungal skin infections, minor injuries, hemorrhagic diseases, severe varicous veins and, leg ulcers, etc.

Instrumental lymfodrainage

Instrumental lymfodrainage

Mechanical lymph drainage consists of application of variable overpressure, most often, over the legs which are enclosed in a special suit. The aim is to prevent and treat venous and lymphatic edemas, to remove the “heavy legs” feelings and orange peel skin. This method is also sought after by those who suffer from chronic lymphatic edemas of the arms (most often following oncological treatment), constipation and certain neurological and dermatological diseases.

Contraindication: feverish and inflammatory conditions, malignant diseases, dermatological and fungal skin infections, minor injuries, hemorrhagic diseases, severe varicous veins, leg ulcers, etc.

Wellness procedures

Three- to five-day wellness stays help to restore physical and mental balance. They prompt healthy drinking, dietary and exercise habits. Karlovy Vary baths in combination with, for instance and aroma massage, provide a perfect relaxation. The Spa Resort Sanssouci has prepared 3-day Romance for Two or Harmony, 4-day Wellness for ladies or gentlemen or Harmony, 5-dya Regeneration Program or a program that is aptly called Energy.

Anticellulitis with bandage

Anticellulitis with bandage

Anti-orange peel skin with a bandage includes an anti-stress aroma ritual, reflex zone brush massage, and a wrap with deep penetrating effects. Moreover, a client is treated with concentrated preparations, pressure massage with anti-orange peel skin symptoms and pressure bandage procedure which initiates lipolysis using stimulating etheric oils with documented effects on fibrous cellulitis and orange peel skin

Contraindication: extensive varicose veins, skin defects, sensitivity to cosmetic products, dermatological and inflammatory conditions

Hot Stone Therapy

Hot stone therapy (whole body / partial body)

Hot stone therapy (whole body / partial) combines the effects of hot lava stones and gentle massage movements. This therapy positively affects, among others, inflamed joints and bones, digestive disorders, circulatory problems, it relives backache and neck ache, it boost the immune system, it accelerates the healing of pulled or strained muscles. It is also suitable for all those who suffer from sleeping disorders and lack of concentration because it eliminates stress, fatigue and tension.

Contraindication: dermatological and acute conditions, feverish and hemorrhagic conditions

Harmonizing bath + Wrap (Cleopatra = whey, Afrodité = salt 'Blue Harmony', beery, wine)

Harmonizing bath + Wrap (Cleopatra = whey, Afrodité = salt "Blue Harmony", beery, wine)

Perfect relaxation comes with a bath with added salts, herbs or other products according to one’s request (Cleopatra = whey, Afrodité = Blue Harmony salt, beer or wine extract). The bath brings relaxation, establishes body and mind balance, nourishes and emolliates skin. Every added product has its characteristic effects. When combined with a dry wrap applied right after the bath, all everyday worries and stress disappear.

Contraindication: allergy to added substances, alcoholism in case of beer or wine bath because a glass of beer or wine is served during the procedure

Spa Body care

Spa Body care

Full body medical care should pamper and spoil your body. It begins with sea salt peeling, continues with a soothing aloe shower, body lotion, a whole body wrap and relaxation. The skin is smooth, stress is gone and you feel irrepressible …

Contraindication: dermatological and inflammatory conditions

Aromatherapeutic massage – whole body

Aromatherapeutic massage – whole body

Full-body aroma massage combines the positive effects of massage, etheric essential oils and vegetable oils. This gentle massage brings about relaxation, promotes general health, relieves stress, and boosts immunity. The combination of scent and massage touches creates the feeling of easiness and harmony. Properly chosen herbs can help you get rid of headaches and locomotor problems, backache, and issues connected with work-related exhaustion.

Contraindication: allergy to etheric oils, some skin diseases

Aromatherapeutic massage – partial body

Aromatherapeutic massage – partial body

Partial aroma massage focuses on the back and neck. This gentle massage brings about relaxation, promotes general health, relieves stress, and boosts immunity. The combination of scent and massage touches creates the feeling of easiness and harmony. Properly chosen herbs can help you get rid of headaches and locomotor problems, backache, and issues connected with work-related exhaustion.

Contraindication: allergy to etheric oils, some skin diseases

Detoxicant massage with honey

Detoxicant massage with honey

During a honey detox massage warm honey is applied onto the back. Using special touches, underpressure is created over the massaged areas and the involved tissues become aptly supplied with blood. The blood stream and lymphatic system thus energized. The substances contained in honey help to cleanse the body, eliminate toxic substances from the skin, subcutaneous layer and muscles. They also promote the relaxation of muscular spasms.

Contraindication: serious and acute conditions, allergy to honey, excess body hair on the back

Indian head massage

Indian head massage

Indian head massage helps to relieve tension in the neck spine area, alleviates stress, brings about the feeling of emotional well-being and harmonizes the body. It can be extremely helpful in the management of painful eyes, headaches and migraines. It eliminates stress, improves concentration, hair quality, and reduces depression. This procedure has beneficial effects on mind and it brings about the feelings of physical and mental well-being and easiness.

Contraindication: scalp diseases, acute and serious diseases

Breast care (for women)

Breast care (for women)

To look attractive, the sensitive area of the neckline and breasts requires a special care. The breast care (women) procedure ensures, among others, a more efficient lymphatic system. As a result, the breast tissue is healthy and amply supplied with blood, the skin is supple and firm and the chest muscles under the breasts are strong. The procedure consists of these treatments, provided in the same order: the peeling of the neckline, the lymphatic massage of the neck, the breast wrap and the application of firming cream and massage.

Contraindication: dermatological and inflammatory conditions

Sauna

Sauna

Relaxation, penetration of warmth, calmer heart activity, clearing of airways, and reduced joint and muscle pain are the benefits of sauna treatment during which tired muscles loosen and stressed mind feels at ease because relief-inducing substances are released into blood. Moreover, taking a sauna has beneficial cosmetic effects, makes skin more supple, young and good looking.

Contraindication: some cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, breathing difficulties, acute conditions, pregnancy, etc.

Thalasso terapie

Thalasso therapy

If you want to spend some time on the beach, at least in your thoughts, choose the thalasso therapy. Its main hallmark is the use of sea salt and seaweed preparations which have positive effects on metabolism. This procedure is sought after for its skin rejuvenating effects, for its ability to reduce cellulitis and to fight obesity. Thalasso therapy begins with body peeling and finishes with the application of body lotion. After the procedure a client feels physically and emotionally relaxed.

Contraindication: some skin diseases, feverish and acute conditions

Wellness body wrap (e.g. chocolate, honey, cinnamon, hemp)

Wellness body wrap (e.g. chocolate, honey, cinnamon, hemp)

Wellness wrap (e.g. chocolate, honey, cinnamon, hempseed) is a guarantee of relaxation and an unforgettable enjoyment. Following peeling and shower the body is applied all over with a chosen ingredient (chocolate, honey, etc.) and wrapped in a foil. This procedure helps the body to detox, improves the quality of the skin, prevents the signs of cellulitis, releases endorphins and thus boosts one’s mood.

Contraindication: allergy to a specific ingredient

Procedures for children

The modern Spa Resort Sanssouci now offers spa procedures also to children within the Spa Wellness Programme for Children. It is good to start their lifestyle habits and if they suffer from any health complications, the right procedures may alleviate them and a consultation with a nutrition therapist can be the first step in fighting dangerous overweight.