Arthritis, Arthrosis

 

 

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Piestany

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    Piešťany is located in the western part of the country within the Trnava Region and is the seat of its own district. It is the biggest and best known spa town in Slovakia. The spa specializes in treatment of chronic rheumatic and arthritic diseases and post-accident lesions of joints and bones. The spa is located on the Spa Island between two branches of the Váh river, at the site of several hot springs with temperatures of 67–69 °C (153–156 °F). The water originates in a tectonic break at 2,000 meters depth. The sulfate–carbonate water from the springs is used in pools and tubs. Sulfurous mud extracted from the bed of a side channel of the river is also used for treatment in the form of thermal mud pools with temperature 39 °C (102 °F) and for partial and full body packs. Spring water and mud therapy is complemented by electrotherapy, exercise, massage, medication, and diet.

    The spa is operated by the Slovenské Liecebné Kúpele company that was purchased by Danubius Hotels Group in 2002, with a small share of ownership belonging to the town's municipality.

    What is treated in Piešťany?

    Piešťany is known for its effectiveness in the treatment of many rheumatic diseases, so it is popular for a long time in many countries.

     

    Indications for treatment in Piešťany are:

    • Rheumatoid arthritis and its accompanying complications
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
    • Degenerative diseases of hip joint ( coxarthrosis )
    • State after infectious arthritis
    • Spondylosis and spondylarthrosis
    • Gouty arthritis
    • Rheumatism without damage of joints
    • Radicular syndrome
    • Treatment after inflammatory central nervous system diseases
    • One-side, full or partial paralysis of body
    • Piešťany resort also has specialized children's sanatorium " Green Tree ".

     

    Indications for treatment of children:

    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Diseases of peripheral nervous system
    • Movement disorders after trauma
    • Encephalitis or myelitis
    • Post-surgery of brain and spinal cord cancer
    • Rehabilitation after an insult, congenital or acquired.

     

    Treatment procedures in Piešťany:

    After arrival to a sanatorium, a doctor-balneologist will meet you to clarify the history of the disease, listen to your complaints and assign treatment. If necessary, your doctor may prescribe additional examinations and/or laboratory tests.

    For complex locomotorium diseases, a special diagnostics is carried out. It is done in order to verify muscle tone, degree of neurological, motor disorders, and a condition of spine.

    Treatments in Piešťany::

    Water therapy: Thermal baths and thermal pools use middle acidic-hydrogen-carbon, calcium, sodium, sulfuric water and give the greatest therapeutic effect. The water`s natural temperature is about 67-69°C. Since the thermal water of Piešťany contains sulfates, sulfites, sulfides, it has very positive effect on musculoskeletal system. As a treatment, thermal baths are offered by all sanatoriums in Piestany. A pool with 100% natural thermal water is located in «Irma» Spa Center. In addition, among other major water procedures there are pearl baths, underwater massage, sulfur baths, carbonic baths. Also, an important component of this type of treatment is drinking rate of thermal mineral water. It has a positive effect on gastrointestinal tract, kidney flushes and cleans intestines.

    Mud therapy: From the medical point of view, sulfuric mud of Piešťany is one of the highest quality mud in the world. Mud therapy in Piešťany includes mud wraps and mud pool. Mud wraps are common applications. A mud layer of up to 5cm is applied to a whole body (except for the head, neck, heart and local applications that are held locally) by hand or with a special hose. Mud pool is a reservoir, filled with silt sulfide mud thickness of 30 cm. Above the mud, there is a layer of thermal water with the thickness of about 50-90cm and temperature of 40°C. Heat of the thermal water and mud dilates blood vessels, relaxes muscles, lowers blood pressure. The water and mud minerals are absorbed into the skin. It is necessary to stay in the pool for 10 minutes. You can sit, stand or walk slowly from side to side during this procedure. After the procedure, a dry wrap for 15-20 minutes must be done obligatorily.

    Natural gas treatment: Natural gas used for gas injections and dry carbon dioxide baths, improves circulation, stabilizes blood pressure and has analgesic effects.

    • Diseases of peripheral nervous system
    • Movement disorders after trauma
    • Encephalitis or myelitis
    • Post-surgery of brain and spinal cord cancer
    • Rehabilitation after an insult, congenital or acquired.

     

    Treatment procedures in Piešťany:

    After arrival to a sanatorium, a doctor-balneologist will meet you to clarify the history of the disease, listen to your complaints and assign treatment. If necessary, your doctor may prescribe additional examinations and/or laboratory tests.

    For complex locomotorium diseases, a special diagnostics is carried out. It is done in order to verify muscle tone, degree of neurological, motor disorders, and a condition of spine.

    Treatments in Piešťany::

    Water therapy: Thermal baths and thermal pools use middle acidic-hydrogen-carbon, calcium, sodium, sulfuric water and give the greatest therapeutic effect. The water`s natural temperature is about 67-69°C. Since the thermal water of Piešťany contains sulfates, sulfites, sulfides, it has very positive effect on musculoskeletal system. As a treatment, thermal baths are offered by all sanatoriums in Piestany. A pool with 100% natural thermal water is located in «Irma» Spa Center. In addition, among other major water procedures there are pearl baths, underwater massage, sulfur baths, carbonic baths. Also, an important component of this type of treatment is drinking rate of thermal mineral water. It has a positive effect on gastrointestinal tract, kidney flushes and cleans intestines.

    Mud therapy: From the medical point of view, sulfuric mud of Piešťany is one of the highest quality mud in the world. Mud therapy in Piešťany includes mud wraps and mud pool. Mud wraps are common applications. A mud layer of up to 5cm is applied to a whole body (except for the head, neck, heart and local applications that are held locally) by hand or with a special hose. Mud pool is a reservoir, filled with silt sulfide mud thickness of 30 cm. Above the mud, there is a layer of thermal water with the thickness of about 50-90cm and temperature of 40°C. Heat of the thermal water and mud dilates blood vessels, relaxes muscles, lowers blood pressure. The water and mud minerals are absorbed into the skin. It is necessary to stay in the pool for 10 minutes. You can sit, stand or walk slowly from side to side during this procedure. After the procedure, a dry wrap for 15-20 minutes must be done obligatorily.

    Natural gas treatment: Natural gas used for gas injections and dry carbon dioxide baths, improves circulation, stabilizes blood pressure and has analgesic effects.

    Electrotherapy: Electroplating, diadynamic, diathermy, biolamp and laser therapy on problem areas give anti-inflammatory, analgesic and bio-stimulating effects.

    Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy is a pre-requisite of a good locomotorium treatment. In addition to the traditional treatments, physical therapy in the gym and pool spa resorts in Piešťany actively use physiotherapy techniques. With a help of special simulators, it is conducted for the rehabilitation of patients with severe locomotorium diseases. This process is carried out in conjunction with other physiotherapy procedures.

     

    Contraindications:

    • Infectious diseases
    • Severe heart diseases
    • Acute thrombophlebitis
    • Inflammatory rheumatic diseases in the acute stage
    • Metastatic neoplastic diseases
    • Acute psychosis
    • Pregnancy
    • Incontinence
    • Epilepsy with frequent attacks

     

    Accommodation:

    • Thermia Palace 5*
    • Balnea Esplanade 4*
    • Balnea Palace 4*
    • Balnea Splendid 3*
    • Balnea Grand 3*

 

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Dead Sea

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    The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. The Dead Sea area has become a major center for health research and treatment for several reasons. The mineral content of the water, the very low content of pollens and other allergens the atmosphere, the reduced ultraviolet component of solar radiation, and the higher atmospheric pressure at this great depth each have specific health effects. The region’s climate and low elevation have made it a popular center for several types of therapies:

     

     

    • Climato-therapy: Treatment which exploits local climatic features such as temperature, humidity, sunshine, barometric pressure and special atmospheric constituents.
    • Heliotherapy: Treatment that exploits the biological effects of the sun’s radiation.
    • Thalassotherapy: Treatment that exploits bathing in Dead Sea water.

     

     

    Treatment for Psoriasis:

    Climato-therapy at the Dead Sea is an effective therapy for patients with the skin disorder psoriasis.

     

    Treatment for Rhino Sinusitis:

    Rhino sinusitis patients receiving Dead Sea saline nasal irrigation exhibited significantly better symptom relief compared to standard hypertonic saline spray.

     

    Treatment for Osteoarthritis:

    Dead Sea Mud pack therapy has been suggested to temporarily relieve pain in patients with osteoarthritis.

     

    TREATMENT PROGRAMS:

    Treatment of the musculoskeletal system diseases

    Gynecology and urology

    Anti-Cellulite programs

    Weight loss programs

    Cosmetology programs

     

    ACOOMMODATION:

    Crowne Plaza 5*
    Daniel 5*
    Isrotel Dead Sea 5*
    Le Meridien 5*

    Dead Sea Gardens 4*
    Hod Hamidbar 4*
    Leonardo Dead Sea 4*
    Leonardo Club 4*
    Leonardo Plaza 4*
    Lot Spa 4*
    Oasis Dead Sea 4*
    Rimonim Royal Hotel 4*
    Spa Club Dead Sea 4*

 

Borjomi

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    Borjomi -  is situated in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge on the eastern edge of the Borjomi Kharagauli national park.  The town is famous for its mineral water industry (which is the number one export of Georgia), the Romanov summer palace in Likani, and the World Wide Fund for Nature site Borjomi Kharagauli national park – the biggest national park in Georgia and one of the largest in Europe. The park covers more than 76 000 hectares of native forest and sub-alpine and alpine meadows and is the first national park in the Caucasus to meet international standards and was officially opened in the year of 2001.

     

    Borjomi water is sourced from a 1,500-year-old volcanic spring where the natural pressure of carbon dioxide pushes water to the surface from 10km underground.  Unlike many sodium bicarbonate waters, Borjomi spring water does not have time to cool before reaching the surface at a temperature of 38-41oC. On its journey upwards, the rocks of the Caucasian mountains enrich the water with over 60 different mineral compounds.

     

    Crowne Plaza Borjomi Hotel is located in the center of Borjomi in 250m from Central Park of Borjomi.

    The 101 room hotel is offering terrace café, two restaurants, bar and Wine bar, Club Lounge, gym and the exclusive Wellness & Spa Centre. For the youngest guests, hotel has two floor playroom and dedicated kids’ menu.

     

    Some of the health spa treatments are:

     

    Cardiovascular system - Taking 200-300 ml mineral water Borjomi, daily Yoga, daily Kneip path, daily relaxing lounger, daily massage, daily Holistic Cocooning, cycling, pool, light fitness, Scandinavian walking, diet, daily enotherapy – treatment of wine.

     

    Respiratory system - Taking 200-300 ml mineral water Borjomi, daily Yoga, Himalayan salt steam room (2 procedures), chamomile steam room (1 procedure), daily massage, daily holistic Cocooning, 1 procedure of Borjomi mineral water bath, 2 procedures of Pearly Oxygen bath, cycling, pool, light fitness, Scandinavian walking, diet, daily enotherapy.

     

    Digestive system - Taking mineral water Borjomi, daily gallbladder lavage with Borjomi water and honey, daily Yoga, 2 procedures of Borjomi mineral water bath, daily massage, cycling, pool light fitness, Scandinavian walking, diet, daily enotherapy.

     

    Nervous system - Taking mineral water Borjomi, gallbladder lavage with Borjomi water and honey, daily Yoga, Himalayan salt steam room, relaxing lounger, 2 procedures of Cleopatra bath, daily massage, cycling, sulfur pool, Scandinavian walking, diet, enotherapy.

 

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Abano Terme

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    The town of Abano Terme is renowned for its rich volcanic fango mud treatments. Located in the north of Italy, surrounded by the ancient cities of Venice, Padua and Verona, Abano Terme is a favorite retreat for Europeans seeking relief from strained joints and muscles, arthritis, rheumatism, as well as the stress of everyday life.
    The spa of Abano along with those of Montegrotto Terme are the largest spa in Europe specializing in mud-balneo-therapy.
    The basis of the treatment in Abano Terme is the use of the rich volcanic mud found in the area. Fango, or pure mineral-rich volcanic ash, forms the basis of this mud, which are applied with a combination of heat and water therapies. This mud is renowned around the world for their beneficial effect on skin.
    The waters of spas in Abano Terme are classified as deep groundwater. They start at 2000-3000 meters underground and, as they travel to the surface, they are enriched by minerals, reaching the earth’s surface at a temperature of 87° C. Both, the thermal water and the mud baths of Abano Terme possess many beneficial healing properties. Many of the hotels offer indoor and outdoor thermal pools with the water temperature between 30 and 34 °, allowing you to swim outside even during the cold season and enjoy the benefits of steam baths.

     

    Abano Terme is recommended for the treatment of the following conditions:

    Osteoporosis

    Arthritis

    Rheumatism (metabolic and inflammatory, bursitis, tendonitis, periarthritis, epicondylitis);

    Joint pain

    Strained muscles

    Recovery from fractures and orthopedic surgery;

    Gout and many diseases of the respiratory system.

     

    Accommodation:

    GRAND HOTEL ABANO 5*L – ABANO TERME
    HOTEL DUE TORRI TERME 5*
    ABANO RITZ HOTEL TERME 5*
    GH TERME TRIESTE & VICTORIA 5*
    HOTEL BRISTOL BUJA 5*
    HOTEL TERME METROPOLE 4*
    HOTEL MIONI PEZZATO 4*
    HOTEL ARISTON MOLINO 4*
    HOTEL ROMA 4*
    LA RESIDENCE & IDROKINESIS 4*
    HOTEL TERME HELVETIA 4*
    HOTEL FIRENZE 3*
    HOTEL MILANO 3*
    HOTEL AL SOLE 3*
    HOTEL TERME BOLOGNA 3*

    OTEL ARISTON MOLINO 4*

    HOTEL ROMA 4*
    LA RESIDENCE & IDROKINESIS 4*
    HOTEL TERME HELVETIA 4*
    HOTEL FIRENZE 3*
    HOTEL MILANO 3*
    HOTEL AL SOLE 3*
    HOTEL TERME BOLOGNA 3*

 

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Ischia

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    Ischia – is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples. It is the largest of the Phlegrean Islands. Roughly trapezoidal in shape, it measures around 10 km east to west and 7 km north to south and has about 34 kilometers (21 mi) of coastline. It is almost entirely mountainous.
    Main feature – thermal spas that cater mostly to European (especially German) and Asian tourists eager to enjoy the fruits of the island’s natural volcanic activity, its thermal hot springs, and its volcanic mud.

    Thermal treatments practiced on Ischia are:
    mud therapybalneotherapy (carried out either individually in baths or collectively in pools), cave therapy andinhalation therapy. Other therapies such as massage or medical gymnastics can also be added to make these therapies more effective and long-lasting.

    Thermal Parks:

    • NEGOMBO in Lacco Ameno is a favorite place for thermal pools. The ten thermal pools are made of concrete and are found in the mountainside, so that they blend in with nature. There is also a beach so you can swim in the sea, too. Negombo is a thermal pool park, and you don’t need a reservation. You can just show up, pay the fee and enter. If you want massages or some other personal treatment though, you should call ahead and make a reservation.
    • POSEIDON is the most famous and largest of the thermal parks. It is lovely, set next to the sea where you can swim, and has about 20 pools of different temperatures, some with waterfall or hydro massage. The thermal pools here are typical pools fed by natural hot springs. There are gardens, restaurants, and a bar. Poseidon Gardens is on the Bay of Citara, on Ischia’s west side.
    • CAVA SCURA, in Sant’ Angelo, is probably considered the best healing treatment spa and their thermal pools are thought to be the oldest.
    • Aphrodite thermal park in Maronti (near Sant’ Angelo) has a great reputation. Aphrodite has eight thermal pools and a beach. Classic treatments, such as mud baths and massage, are available.
    • CASTIGLIONE is a more economical choice for thermal pools, making it popular with kids and families, so it can be crowded and less relaxing. If you’re traveling with kids, Castiglione would be a good choice. The thermal springs here have been known since Roman times. In addition to the nine thermal pools, there are an Olympic-sized pool with sea water and two covered pools.
    • NITRODI in Buonopane (in the comune di Barano) has healing showers and the water is best known for helping with skin ailments.

    Accommodation:

    Ischia Porto:

    GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR (ISCHIA PORTO) 5*
    IL MORESCO GRAND HOTEL TERME (ISCHIA PORTO) 5*
    HOTEL MIRAMARE E CASTELLO (ISCHIA PORTO) 5*
    GRAND HOTEL PUNTA MOLINO (ISCHIA PORTO) 5*

    HOTEL AMBASCIATORI ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 4*
    HOTEL TERME ARAGONA PALACE ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 4*
    CENTRAL PARK HOTEL TERME ISCHIA – PORTO ) 4*
    HOTEL CONTINENTAL MARE ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 4*
    STRAND HOTEL DELFINI TERME ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 4
    HOTEL TERME FELIX ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 4*
    HOTEL TERME FLORIDIANA ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 4
    CLARION HOTEL HERMITAGE ( ISCHIA – PORTO ) 4*
    HOTEL LE QUERCE ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 4*
    HOTEL MARE BLU TERME ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 4*
    HOTEL TERME PRESIDENT ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 4*
    GRAND HOTEL DELLE TERME RE FERDINANDO ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 4*
    BEST WESTERN HOTEL REGINA PALACE ( ISCHIA – PORTO ) 4*

    HOTEL TERME ANTONELLA ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 3*
    WELLNESS HOTEL FLORA ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 3*
    HOTEL ULISSE ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 3*
    HOTEL CLEOPATRA ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 3*
    HOTEL VILLA DIANA ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 3*
    HOTEL VITTORIA ( ISCHIA PORTO ) 3*

    Lacco Ameno:

    L’ALBERGO DELLA REGINA ISABELLA (LACCO AMENO) 5*
    ALBERGO SAN MONTANO (LACCO AMENO) 5*

    HOTEL TERME DON PEPE ( LACCO AMENO ) 4*
    HOTEL GRAZIA TERME ( LACCO AMENO ) 4
    ALBERGO LA REGINELLA ( LACCO AMENO ) 4*

    HOTEL TERME MARINA ( LACCO AMENO ) 3*

    Forio:

    MEZZATORRE RESORT & SPA ( FORIO ) 5*

    GARDEN & VILLAS RESORT ( FORIO ) 4*
    HOTEL TERME LA BAGATTELLA ( FORIO ) 4*
    HOTEL PARCO DEI PRINCIPI ( FORIO ) 4*
    HOTEL PUNTA CHIARITO FORIO 4*
    HOTEL TERME PROVIDENCE ( FORIO ) 4*
    HOTEL PUNTA DEL SOLE TERME ( FORIO ) 4*
    HOTEL PUNTA IMPERATORE ( FORIO ) 4*
    HOTEL TERME ROYAL PALM ( FORIO ) 4*
    SORRISO TERME RESORT ( FORIO ) 4*
    HOTEL TRAMONTO D’ORO ( FORIO ) 4*
    HOTEL TERME TRITONE ( FORIO ) 4*
    HOTEL VILLA CAROLINA ( FORIO ) 4*

    HOTEL CASTIGLIONE ( FORIO ) 3*
    HOTEL PENSIONE CESOTTA ( FORIO ) 3*
    HOTEL IMPERAMARE ( FORIO ) 3*
    HOTEL SEMIRAMIS ( FORIO ) 3*
    HOTEL VILLA ANGELA TERME ( FORIO ) 3*
    HOTEL VILLA FRANCA ( FORIO ) 3*
    HOTEL VILLA THOMAS ( FORIO ) 3*

    Casamicciola:

    HOTEL MANZI TERME & SPA ( CASAMICCIOLA ) 5

    HOTEL CRISTALLO PALACE ( CASAMICCIOLA TERME ) 4*
    HOTEL GRAN PARADISO ( CASAMICCIOLA ) 4*
    HOTEL MARINA 10 ( CASAMICCIOLA – ISCHIA ) 4*
    HOTEL NAUSICAAA ( CASAMICCIOLA ) 4*
    HOTEL OASI CASTIGLIONE ( CASAMICCIOLA ) 4*
    HOTEL RESIDENCE POGGIO ARAGOSTA ( CASAMICCIOLA ) 4

    HOTEL CASA DI MEGLIO ( CASAMICCIOLA ) 3*

    Barano D’Ischia:

    HOTEL SAN GIORGIO TERME ( BARANO D’ISCHIA ) 4*
    HOTEL PARCO SMERALDO TERME ( BARANO ) 4*
    HOTEL TERME SAINT RAPHAEL ( BARANO D’ISCHIA ) 4*

    HOTEL LA LUNA ( BARANO D’ISCHIA ) 3*

    Sant’Angelo:

    HOTEL LA PALMA ( SANT’ANGELO ) 4*
    PARK HOTEL & TERME ROMANTICA ( SANT’ANGELO ) 4*
    PARK HOTEL MIRAMARE ( SANT’ANGELO ) 4*

 

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Hajdúszoboszló

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    The waters of Hajduszoboszlo contain:

    Hydrocarbon alkaline water differs with the high content of salt, sodium bicarbonate, iodine, bromine, fluorine, iron, manganese and over 20 minerals, including bitumen, which together with iodine gives the water a dark brown color. With the medium average water temperature is 75-78 C°, it also contains estrogen.

     

    Hajduszoboszlo climate:

    There is a very favorable microclimate - with the large number of sunny days, the air is saturated with iodine and the winter temperature rarely drops below zero.

     

    The waters of Hajduszoboszlo are indicated for the treatment of the following diseases:

    • Chronic joint inflammation (polyarthritis chr. sec.)
    • Degenerative joint problems (arthrosis)
    • Different acute inflammatory degenerative problems of spine (spondylosis M. Bechterew; chondrosis)
    • Chronic problems, inflammations of the nervous system (neuralgia; neuritis)
    • Rehabilitation from Heine - Medin desease; cerebral haemorrhage, brain operation or follow - up treatment from any paralyses.
    • Acute muscle pains (myalgia)
    • Rehabilitation from general and sport injuries
    • Stimulates appearance of callus in case of bonebreaks and difficult recovery
    • Certain locomotor disorders
    • Chronic gynaecological problems
    • Infertility
    • Acute skin problems

     

    Treatment contraindications:

    • Acute inflammatory deseases
    • Any forms of cancer or fargone malignant tumor
    • Serious raise of blood pressure
    • Tubercolosis deseases
    • Serious illness of central nervous system
    • Pregnancy

     

     

    Treatments:

    The effectiveness of Hajduszoboszlo thermal waters treatment reaches up to 90% during the 2-week course

     

    Mechanical treatments:

    • Physiotherapy
    • Massage
    • UH

     

    Thermotherapy:

    • Hydrotherapy
    • Infrared therapy
    • High-frequency
    • Electrotherapy
    • Mud therapy
    • Cryotherapy

     

    Phototherapy:

    • Heliotherapy
    • UV therapy

     

    Electrotherapy:

    • Low-frequency electrotherapy
    • Midrange electrotherapy
    • High-frequency electrotherapy

     

    Balneotherapy:

    Thermal baths

     

    Climatetherapeutics

     

    Inhalation /aerosol therapy/

     

     

    It takes only 2 hours to get to Hajduszoboszlo by car from Franz Liszt Budapest Airport.

     

     

    Excursions from Hajduszoboszlo

    • Tokaj - Nyiregyhaza
    • Nyiregyhaza - zoo
    • Eger
    • Debrecen
    • Kosice
    • Kosice
    • Miskolctapolca
    • Budapest
    • Vienna
    • Hortobagy
    • M3 Outlet
    • Dinner with the folk show