Karlovy Vary

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    Called in English Carlsbad, Karlovy Vary is a spa town situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic. Founded in 1370, it became a popular tourist destination for international celebrities visiting the town for spa treatments and healing. The city is also known for the International Film Festival. The magnificent Strudel building features a glass chimney and is a sight worth visiting. With over 300 springs in this town, it is a must for anyone seeking a relaxing adventure unlike anything in the world.



    What is treated in Karlovy Vary?

    • Digestive diseases
    • Stomach and 12 duodenal ulcer, bowel, gall bladder, pancreas and chronic liver diseases, rehabilitation after stomach, gall bladder and intestines surgery.
    • Metabolic disorders
    • Diabetes mellitus, obesity, podagra, lipid metabolism disorders.
    • Locomotorium diseases
    • Metabolic diseases with the joints damage, vertebral syndrome (pain in back), painful functional vertebra disorders, traumatic and postoperative locomotorium treatment, deforming and arthritis without inflammation, problems of vertebral and joints depreciation, juvenile scoliosis.
    • After-oncological treatment
    • Stomach, colon, rectum, mammary gland cancer (after a comprehensive cancer treatment, with no signs of activity).


    Treatment process:


    Once placed in a sanatorium, you will have a consultation with a doctor - balneologist, who will update your diagnosis with additional analyzes, if necessary. At once, you will be assigned an individual drinking course of thermal mineral water, which you will take in a certain dosage three times a day from one or more of Karlovy Vary thermal sources (there are 12 sources at the resort). In addition to the drinking course, you will get an appointment for medical procedures. The type of procedures will depend on the nature and course of your main and concomitant diseases. There are total of five main classical procedures: hydrotherapy, mud applications, natural gas treatment, electrotherapy, physiotherapy. In addition, complementary procedures are appointed, as well. There are more than 30 types of them available altogether.

    To expedite the appointment of a medical course, you are advised to have the copies of your medical records, laboratory tests and X-rays done in the last year. Firstly, it will help doctors to choose the best methods of treatment for you. Secondly, you don´t have to spend your time on other repeated tests.

    The mainstay of treatment for patients with diseases of the digestive tract is drinking course of thermal mineral water. Thermal water has complex medicinal effect on a body, it improves the functioning of the digestive tract, metabolism, eliminates acute and chronic inflammatory processes, promotes the excretion of toxic substances.



    Classic Karlovy Vary treatments include:


    Hydrotherapy: natural thermal bath, pearl mineral bath, underwater massage, hydroxyurea , natural carbonic bath, whirlpool baths for upper or lower limbs. These procedures help to improve blood supply, normalization of metabolic processes, improve the condition of bones and cartilage tissues, improve immunity. However, if it is important for you to bathe in natural Karlovy Vary thermal water, keep in mind that in some sanatoriums pearl mineral baths are conducted without the use of natural thermal water.


    Mud application treatment: Natural medical mud used in such procedures as mud wraps, mud baths, parafango relieves muscle spasms, pain, stimulates regenerative processes in tissues, improves the condition of locomotor system.


    Electrotherapy: electrotherapy includes such procedures as galvanic baths, diadynamics, magnetic. Variable frequency currents warm tissues and help to improve blood circulation and metabolism. Electrotherapy also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects on a body.


    Natural gas treatment: Natural gas injections, dry carbon dioxide baths, carbonic bath. Improves circulation, has analgesic effects.


    Physiotherapy: Above all, this is individual and group therapeutic exercises in the pool and gym. It really helps in vertebra diseases and postoperative conditions.

    In addition to the basic procedures there is an extensive range of complementary procedures, such as lymphatic drainage, oxygen therapy, hydroxeur, whirlpool baths, Sharko shower, ultrasound, gingival irrigation, inhalation, magnet therapy, acupuncture, cryotherapy, as well as various kinds of massages.

    Diet therapy: Diet is an integral element of spa treatment in Karlovy Vary. Diet is prescribed individually for each patient, depending on the nature of disease and the characteristics of its course. In various sanatoriums diet food may include: dietary table or numbering diet system.

    To enjoy most effective staying at a sanatorium, it is recommended to undergo 3-weeks cure, since patient's condition becomes noticeably better already in the second week.

    Needless to say, that in the course of planning a trip to Karlovy Vary, you may have a mass of different issues. In this case, please contact our doctors-balneologists for a free consultation.




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    Montecatini Terme is a beautiful town that was built around its mineral water springs. The spring water is considered to help people with trouble with the stomach or liver. Healthy people can enjoy the old time grandeur of the town, stroll in the park or enjoy spa treatments in the various hotels. The most famous spa in town is the Tettuccio Terme located on the main street of Montecatini Terme – Viale Verdi, next to the park. on the same street you can find the municipality building and the tourist information center.

    These days the spa treatments have advanced and they include many modern methods of massage, mud pack treatments and hydrotherapy.

    Medical ailments include:

    Rheumatism, arthritis, as well as other ligament disordersSkin disorders including psoriasis

    Skin disorders including psoriasis

    Urinary, kidney and respiratory problems

    Digestive disorders



    Muscle and circulation problems

    Seasonal affective disorder

    Thermal Baths:

    • TETTUCCIO BUILDING – used for hydroponics care and surrounded by age-old parks, is characterized by the majestic colonnades made with travertine, the marble, the stuccoes, the frescoes, the windows and the frescoed tiles that create a fascinating architecture that closely resembles that of the ancient Roman baths or Greek temples. The historic café at the Thermals with its grand frescoes, beautiful reading room – a true triumph of Liberty, the Regina room – a classic example of Umbertino Liberty, or the spectacular wooden architecture of the more recent Portuguese lounge areas, make this one of the most beautiful thermal spas in the world.
    • TERME LA SALUTE – also a center of hydroponics care, with their fresh Tuscan architecture and large parks, will be the favorite of those who are looking for more discreet and bucolic environments.
    • TERME REDI – more modern, completely renovated and opened on 12th December 2009, represent the best at a European level for all mud-bath, balneotherapy, pulmonary inhalation and ventilation, and post-traumatic and postoperative treatments, relying on modern gyms and indoor thermal pools with vascular courses. Renovated by the architect Oreste Ruggero following the modern canons of functional postmodern architecture they offer a level of comfort that is unusual for normal Thermal structures, finished with good quality materials, and the best fittings and equipment currently available.
    • TERME EXCELSIOR – multifunctional complex used for winter hydroponics treatments and home of the current Montecatini Terme spa, is the modern and functional site for the most advanced concepts in holistic wellbeing and experimentation in some of the innovations. It is a partly neoclassic, partly modernist construction, overlooking Viale Verdi and the not to be missed Thermal Park.
    • LEOPOLDINE BATHS – the jewel in the crown, an eighteenth century complex currently undergoing reconstruction following the plans of the architect Fuksas. It will be equipped with the new wellbeing center, the Roman baths with tepidarium, calidarium and frigidarium, the sensory baths and a series of enormous thermal swimming pools at temperatures varying between 32° and 40°, representing a one of a kind on the international scene for its beautiful architecture and the breadth and completeness of thermal wellbeing offers. This complex will rewrite the rule book and move the boundaries of wellbeing, reaffirming the traditional worldwide leadership of the Montecatini Terme.






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    Rogaska Slatina – is a settlement and a municipality in Slovenia. It is famous for its curative mineral water, spa and crystal glass. Rogaška Slatina is an attractive destination for people looking to improve their health with the natural mineral water Donat Mg (one of the magnesium-richest drinking waters in the world). it also provides plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy beautiful nature and rich cultural life.

    Medical Center Rogaska:

    • Gastroenterology department
    • Cardiology department
    • The Ultrasound and X-Ray department
    • Dermatology department
    • Urology department
    • Aesthetical Plastic Surgery department
    • Vascular Surgery department


    The effects of mineral water Donat Mg:

    • Assists in the treatment of gastroenterological and endocrine diseases: liver, biliary, pancreas, nerve, heart and vascular diseases
    • Eliminates heartburn and neutralizes stomach acid
    • Eliminates constipation and is an excellent laxative
    • Reduces the risk of the creation of kidney stones and reduces the level of uric acid
    • Improves body metabolism and participates in burning fat
    • Reduces high cholesterol levels
    • Effectively regulates the blood sugar and high blood pressure
    • Prevents heart rhythm disturbances
    • Prevents muscular spasms
    • Helps to prevent osteoporosis
    • Recommended for pregnant women

    The effects of thermal and mineral baths:

    • Relaxes muscles, connective tissue and joints
    • Increases the circulation
    • Activates metabolism
    • Has a soothing effect on problems with the motor system, spine and rheumatic disorders
    • Stimulates the immune system

    The effect of the heat wraps:

    • Speeds up the circulation in the tissue
    • Improves oxygen supply
    • Speeds up the disposal of waste products from the body
    • Releases muscle tension
    • Improves joint flexibility
    • Relieves pain
    • Helps with rheumatic and degenerative disorders


    • Kinesiotherapy
    • Electrotherapy
    • Inhalation therapy
    • Acupuncture


    • Grand Hotel Donat 4*
    • Grand Hotel Sava 4*
    • Grand Hotel Rogaska 4*
    • Hotel Styria 4*
    • Hotel Strossmayer 4*
    • Hotel Zagreb 4*
    • Hotel Slovenija 4*


    Catež ob Savi is a village on the right bank of the Sava River, in eastern Slovenia. The thermal water in Catez is a source of health and wellbeing. It has beneficial effects when recuperating from injuries to the loco motor system, on inflammatory and rheumatic diseases, on neurological diseases, and on the gynecological diseases. Hydrotherapy is supplemented by kinesiotherapy, thermotherapy, electrotherapy, magneto therapy, occupational therapy and isokinetics: the latest in diagnostics and exercise methods for increasing muscle strength.


    • Hotel Terme 4*
    • Hotel Toplice 4*
    • Hotel Catez 3*


    The Dolenjske TopliceTehrmal Spa is located in southern Slovenia, close to Croatian border. Thermal water – isoacratothermal, slightly mineralized, at human body temperature (36 C).


    • rheumatic diseases of the loco motor system
    • recuperation from the injuries and operations of the loco motor system with functional deficiencies
    • osteoporosis
    • post-operative conditions following reproductive system and breast surgery.


    – Curative programs
    – Programs for treating osteoporosis and rheumatism
    – Programs for easing the back pain
    – Preventive programs


    • Hotel Balnea 4* Superior
    • Hotel Kristal 4*
    • Hotel Vital 4*


    The Thermana Lasko Health Resort is located in the exceptional embrace of nature, right above the confluence of the Savinja and Recica rivers. Thermal Springs with temperatures from 32 C to 34 C.


    • recuperating from injures and operations involving the loco motor system with functional loss
    • degenerative articular and non-articular rheumatism, especially problems with the spine
    • muscular and neurological diseases
    • stroke
    • circulatory system disorders
    • gynecological disease
    • cardiovascular diseases
    • skin diseases


    – Therapeutic programs
    – Preventive programs
    – Restorative rehabilitation for paraplegics and cardiovascular disorders


    • Wellness Park Lasko 4*
    • Hotel Zdravilisce Lasko 4*


    The Lendava Thermal Spa, at the point where Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia meet, is a pleasant surprise, not only in its beneficial effects but also in its outstanding natural, cultural and ethnological features. The sodium hydrogen carbonate hyperthermal fossil mineral water, which is recognized as anatural healing element, is used for curative and preventive treatments, rehabilitation, recreation and relaxation. The high paraffin content is a specific feature of Lendava’s water and makes it especially suitable for preventive and curative treatment of loco motor system diseases.


    • rheumatic diseases (inflammatory, degenerative and non-articular rheumatism)
    • recuperating from injures and operations of the loco motor system and the peripheral nervous system
    • burns
    • according to visitors the water has a beneficial effect on psoriasis and on chronic inflammation of the reproductive organs


    – Curative programs
    – Anti-pain
    – Rheumatic problems
    – The treatment of osteoporosis
    – Rehabilitation
    – Preventive programs
    – Anti-stress


    • Hotel Lipa 3*


    Located ibn the heart of the Prekmurje region, in the northeast Slovenia. Healing Resources – black thermo-mineral water from Moravske toplice and fresh water peloid from the Negovsko jezero Lake.


    • degenerative rheumatism
    • non-articular rheumatism
    • chronic inflammation of rheumatic diseases
    • recuperating from the injures and operations connected to the loco motor system with functional deficiencies
    • skin diseases.


    – Anti-stress
    – Anti-rheumatism programs
    – Prevention of the osteoporosis programs
    – Weight loss programs
    – Preventive and relaxation programs
    – Programs for treating psoriasis


    • Hotel Livada Prestige 5*
    • Hotel Ajda 4*
    • Hotel Termal 4*


    Located in the Obsotelje area, in the southeast Slovenia along the Croatian border. Healing Resources – magnesium-calcium-hydrogen carbonate thermal water from 28 C to 37 C.


    – Curative programs
    – Programs for easing lower back pain
    – Programs for rehabilitation following sport injures
    – Treatment of rheumatic diseases and skin diseases
    – Preventive programs
    – Active back programs
    – Preventive medical examinations
    – Anti-rheumatism programs


    • Hotel Sotelia 4*
    • Hotel Breza 4*


    One of the newest health resorts in Slovenia, located in Slovenia’s oldest town of Ptuj. Healing Resources – natural thermo-mineral water, sodium hydrogen carbonate, slightly alkaline, oligomineral natural thermal water, temperatures of 39 – 54 C.


    • degenerative rheumatism
    • rehabilitation following injures and the operations of the loco motor system.


    • Grand Hotel Primus 4*


    The resort is located several kilometers from the larger town of Gornja Radgona. Healing resources – naturally carbonated mineral water, hydrogen carbonate thermo-mineral water, temperature of 41C, and 33 to 37 C in the thermal pools.


    – treatment of heart and circulatory diseases
    – kidney and urinary tract diseases
    – rheumatic illnesses
    – disturbance of the loco motor system
    – metabolic disorders


    • Hotel Radin 4*
    • Hotel Izvir 4*


    Healing resources – hypothermal water with a temperature of 32C , rich in carbon dioxide, magnesium and potassium


    • cardiovascular disease
    • diseases and injures connected to the loco motor system
    • sport injures
    • psychosomatic disorders.


    • Hotel Vitarium 4* Superior
    • Hotel Smarjeta 4*


    Thalasso Strunjan is distinguished by its outstanding location beside the sea at the heart of a nature park. Healing resources – Mediterranean climate, seawater and sea mud.


    – Respiratory diseases
    – Rheumatic diseases
    – Osteoporosis
    – Recuperating from injuries and operations connected to the loco motor system


    – Curative programs
    – Programs for treating respiratory diseases
    – Programs for treating back pain
    – Programs for treating rheumatic diseases
    – Programs for treating osteoporosis


    • Hotel Svoboda 4*
    • Villas 3*
    • Hotel Laguna 3*


    Natural resources:

    • Salt pan mud (fango)
    • Brine – natural sea treasure from the salt pans
    • Sea water
    • Thermo mineral water


    • injures and diseases of the loco motor system
    • neurological diseases
    • skin diseases
    • respiratory disorders
    • gynecological problems
    • urogenital diseases
    • excessive weight
    • fatigue
    • stress
    • sleep disorders.

    Lifeclass Resort:

    • Grand Hotel Portoroz 5*
    • Hotel Slovenija 4*
    • Hotel Riviera 4*
    • Hotel Apollo 4*
    • Hotel Mirna 4*
    • Hotel Neptun 4*



Mineralnye Vody

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    Mineralnye Vody name means “mineral waters”, it is made up of four spa resorts – Kislovodsk, Pyatigorsk, Yessentuki and Zheleznovodsk.

    Pyatigorsk - is one of the oldest spa resorts in Russia. The health resort provides unique medical resources, and its underground wealth supplies 50 different mineral springs, medical mud taken from Lake Tambukan located 10 km (6 mi) from Pyatigorsk

    Yessentuki –the health resort specializes in treatment of patients with diseases of digestion organs as well as those with metabolic disorder. Of all mineral springs of Yessentuki, about twenty are of medical value. Sodium carbonic hydrocarbonate-chloride (i.e. salt-alkaline) water of springs have made the health resort popular. Carbonic hydrogen-sulphide water as well as calcium-sodium hydrosulphuric sulphate-hydrocarbonate (the so-called sulphur-alkaline) water of the Gaazo-Ponomarevsky spring are used for baths, lavages, inhalations and other balneotherapeutic procedures. Alongside mineral waters, the medical establishments of Yessentuki use sulphide silt muds of Tambukan Lake

    Zheleznovodsk -the town economy revolves around sanatoria, where thousands of people from all over come year-around to vacation and rest, as well as prevent and treat stomach, kidney, and liver diseases. Dozens of spas operate in Russia's Caucasus Mountains region, exploiting the mineral springs in the area; colonic treatment is a specialty.