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Counsel of Physicians Head Physician Alexandr Lukovnikov, M.D.: attestation in surgery and anaesthetics. Prof. Rafael Gurevič, M.D., D. Sc.: cardiology Natalia Lapina, M.D.: cardiology Tomáš Martykán, M.D.: attestation in gynaecology and midwifery Miloš Starý, M.D.: attestation in urology Pavel Bouška, M.D.: attestation in radiodiagnostics Tomáš Kupka, M.D.: attestation in surgery, aesthetic medicine Miloš Mestický, M.D.: attestation in gastroenterology Romana Chrastilová, M.D.: attestation in endocrinology Jaroslav Pantoflíček, M.D., Ph.D.: attestation in surgery Marek Kalenda, M.D: attestation in orthopaedy Ethics code of Spa guest: 1. Please come during the opening hours and follow the doctor’s recommendations. 2. Please keep locomotor regime, diet and take a rest. 3. Please be quiet, do not raise your voice and do not knock on the doors in the treatment area. 4. Do not use mobile phone either in treatment area or during doctor’s visit. 5. Please do not smoke and drink alcohol during the treatment.

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I am pleased that you read at this moment the booklet which will guide you through our world of luxury spa care in its most ample form. With the help of this booklet we would like to make you more familiar with the Carlsbad Plaza Spa complex and the Carlsbad Clinic. But we would like to approach you also to the world of Spa care in general as it is a complex process. This includes not only procedures but also healthy living, physical activities and drinking cures. The Spa therapy is not only about physical health, but also about beauty and mental peace. Every patient arriving in our complex undergoes a diagnostic ­examination starting with blood analysis up to eventually needed detailed ­examinations e.g. of the heart or the vessels. Our therapeutic department offers contemporary methods of balneal and physiatric therapies. The entire process is supervised by highly qualified physicians and the treatments take place in an environment which is not only conform but even ­surpasses the present standards. This is not all; we offer a wellnessland ‘Alt Karlsbad’ which was only created to insure our guests’ relaxation and indulgence of body and soul... Welcome to the world of comfort, health and beauty, welcome to the Carlsbad Plaza. Sincerely yours Maxim Frenkel Director of Spa Division The Carlsbad Plaza is the only luxury hotel in Karlovy Vary that offers its guests 3 restaurants, a Wellnessland, a diagnostic centre, complex spa care, a beauty lounge and many other services. The exquisite interior provides the atmosphere which is not to underestimate in a therapy. Not only are the latest medical methods applied in the therapies, but in particular natural curative sources as the famous mineral water, moor or carbon dioxide. This unique combination of elements enables us to influence positively the course of disease, even in a relatively short time.


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Classical Karlovy Vary Indications Gastroenterologic diseases:

Classical Karlovy Vary indication

The perfect length of a spa treatment

For several centuries, the Spa tradition of Karlovy Vary had its basis in the indication of natural healing sources.

During the Spa treatment of diseases of the digestive system, the locomotor system or metabolic disorders

The classical Karlovy Vary indications have been derived from the positive effect of the mineral water. Up to

the whole organism is affected. The treatment also influences the mechanism of adaption and the vegetative

the 16th century this mineral water was only applied externally in form of baths, later it found also its place in

nervous system. A relief of mental stress and a favorable development of the organism are a few of the results.

drinking cures. As the waters’ composition is very useful to enhance the course of some diseases, Karlovy Vary

The change of the environment, the drinking cure, diet food, various forms of spa treatments and exercises

specialized in treating through cures diseases of the digestive system and metabolic disorders. The treatments

which are done for a short time, e.g. 1 or 2 weeks, usually don’t result in the expected health improvement.

include, besides the drinking cures, diet, body movements like walking and the application of balneological,

Reasons of the shortened length of spa cures during the past decade are the patients’ lack of time, financial

remedial and physiotherapeutic methods. Some of the methods have been succesfully used for centuries.

reasons and a noticeable boom in ‘tourist spa cures’. Only if the patient stays for the classical length of a cure

Balneology has always been extending the spectrum of research and has been using reviewed skills. Apart

stay, i.e. 3 to 4 weeks, the health problems abate and the positive effect of the spa cure stays longer. If the

from the classical indications, also locomotor system illnesses and allergic respiratory diseases are treated in

patients decide to take again a spa cure in Karlovy Vary, the time of adaption is shorter and so the effect of

Karlovy Vary. Oncological patients are welcome for follow-up treatments in Karlovy Vary, too. The number of

the spa treatments will increase. The final result of the cure is also dependant of the length of the stay.

Main diseases treated in Karlovy Vary are those of the Gastro-intestinal tract: gallbladder, liver, pancreas, intestines and metabolic disorders. The chemical composition of mineral water has got a beneficial influence on functional or pathological disorders. Drinking mineral water of certain temperatures and quantity at a definite timely order helps the body to bring back balance. Mineral water of high temperatures helps neutralizing the content of the stomach, it stimulates the gallbladder and the biliary tract after meals to empty itself and supports the secretion of the pancreas. The cooler mineral water has in consumption of high quantity (400 ml) positive effects on patients suffering of constipation. This improves the peristalsis and removes the flatulence. Patients suffering from liver diseases should drink small quantities of water to improve the liver cells function. Spa treatments are also suitable after operations of the digestive system. The treatment shortens the period of post­operative problems and decreases the amount of medicaments the patient has to take. Patients suffering from chronic ­diseases should be treated in the period when the problems are not acute. A cure lasting three weeks at least can generate good therapeutic effects.

patients undergoing above mentioned treatments increased in the last years. Diseases of the locomotor system, especially with painful syndromes of the spine and joints, are frequently treated in the Spa of Karlovy Vary. Heavy workload, not enough physical exercise, and many other factors are responsible for the diseases of the locomotor organs of patients of every age group. We have a whole complex of treatment methods which we can apply. First of all we make use of the analgetic, spasmolytic and vasodilatory effects. But the most important is correcting the habits of moving and stregthening flabby muscle groups. We use baths and peloids (as baths or packs), the application of natural gas on painful spots, individual or group exercises, swimming, different kinds of massages and electrotherapy. The aim is, to remove the blocks, to improve mobility and, if possible, to accustom patients to a correct daily regularity filled with exercises.


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Spa treatment of diabetes patients has a long tradition in Karlovy Vary. Treatment is oriented first of all towards prevention and treatment of risk factors, espcially hypertension, arteriosclerosis and obesity. The spa program includes health education of newly diagnosed patients. Diet food, drinking cure, medicamental treatment and a lot of movement with intensive rehabilitation and education are part of the treatment of diabetes. Rehabilitation improves the physical condition and the diabetes compensates it by putting back complications. Exercises and movement can cause the reduction of weight and the prevention of vascular and nervous complications.

Balneotherapy includes carbon-dioxide baths, gaseous carbon dioxide alternative baths of limbs and swimming. We use methods of electrotherapeutic treatments, gas injections, moor baths or mud packs to treat painful joints, respectively vascular disorders. Spa care is not a spontaneous process. The entire course of a therapy is controlled and accompanied by a physician. Only a physician knows exactly which procedures should be prescribed. The approach to the patients is indivdual. After an entry examination of the patient’s health condition, a physician prescribes a drinking cure, physical activity, diet and therapeutic procedures. If necessary, they may recommend a special examination. The patient’s health condition is controlled during their stay. At the end of a therapy, the physicians give a final report to the patient.


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MEDICAL SPA GALLERY

Therapeutic Process Every guest whose stay includes a therapy receives at check-in the

The clinical spa care is situated on the premises of the Medical Spa Gallery. Spa reception desk, consulting room, balneal and physiotherapeutic

information about the time when to meet with the physician the day

procedure rooms are located on two floors of the therapeutic department. The Spa reception desk overviews and organizes the timing of procedures.

after arrival. This schedule of examination is prepared by the Spa

The personnel will assist you in scheduling your optimum therapeutic program according to your physicians’ ordinances. You can also purchase a swim

­reception. The day of the first examination a Spa reception clerk

suite, bathing caps and various hygienic articles at the reception desk.

hands the patient a Spa card just before the appointment out and shows the patient the way to the examination room. After the exami-

Medical Spa Gallery

nation, the patient returns to the Spa reception, where a clerk pre­pares an individual schedule of procedures according to the physician's ordinances. The therapeutic program (schedule of procedures) is an official document according to which the spa division personnel will provide the procedures. This schedule can be altered if needed.

The operation of the Spa Division is controlled by: •Maxim Frenkel: Director of Spa Division •Eva Milotová: Spa Division Manager •Jiří Broft: Spa Division Manager

Spa Physicians: •Head Physician Alexandr Lukovnikov, M.D.: attestation in surgery and anaesthetics •Helena Urbancová, M.D.: attestation in rehabilitation and diabetology •Ljubov Osyková, M.D.: attestation in rehabilitation •Yrina Galushko, M.D.: attestation in internal medicine

If a patient arrives more than 3 minutes delayed to a procedure, the patient forfeits his right for any compensation. At the end of the stay the patient goes to a final examination to the physician. In order for the therapy to obtain the best results, we recommend the patients to follow the physician’s advice to reduce smoking and drinking alcohol during the stay.


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Medical Spa Gallery

Procedures On Prescription

Reflexive Massage

Scottish Alternating Baths

matic and post-operative conditions, and vegetative and hormonal disorders. The massage is not allowed to patients who have feverish, infectious diseases, acute states

We can only guess today why and where the name for this treatment has been given. The treatment makes use of

of illnesses and who suffer of unsound skin. This special massage can only be applied after the specialists recommendation.

the effect of the combination of warm and cold water. It consists of a waterstream with the pressure of 3 atmospheres from a distance of 3 meters. We start with water of 38-42°C and massage the patient 30 seconds with it. Then the cold water (16-18°C) follows for 10-15 seconds. We use both water streams alternately to massage thoroughly the upper and lower limbs and the torso. The abdomen can only be massaged if the doctor recommends it. We avoid the thorax and genitals. The treatment finishes with a cold water stream or a fan-shaped stream of lukewarm water. The patient should stay for 15 minutes in a pack or pool of warm water. The Scottish alternating baths are among the most radical hydrotherapeutic treatments. They are very stimulating and make use of the alternation of warm and cold water as well as of the kinetic energy of the water stream. Intensive blood circulation is the result of it. Also, the heart is stimulated and the metabolism improves. Scottish alternating baths are prescribed to improve vegetative functions, to influence hormonal functional disorders and to increase both the physical and psychic resistance of the organism. This treatment is not allowed to patients with infectious ­diseases, skin problems, birthmarks, bleeding, neurasthenia, heart diseases, varixes, high blood pressure and many others. As many different factors could make this treatment dangerous it should be only done with a prescription. Pneumopuncture

Application of small amount of medical CO2 into subcutis of acupuncture points, which improves local blood ­circulation, relaxes convulsions and helps against arthrodynia.

The reflexive massage is a manual treatment method. We treat bodyparts which are influenced by diseases of internal organs. The reflexive zones are found on the skin, the hypodermis, connective tissues, muscles etc. The therapist’s educated grip of various intensity and pressure influences the treated bodyparts and with them the reflexive zones. The way of grip and the succession are following a strict system. The physiotherapist must be experienced and have a special qualification. The reflexive massage is carried out in pleasant, quiet surroundings. This treatment is mainly prescribed to patients who suffer of functional and chronic organic diseases of internal organs, post-trau-


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Electrotherapy At present, we are using in particular diadynamic, interferential and Traubert’s currents. According to

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Vacuum-Compression Therapy An alternating application of vaccum and overpressure on limbs; especially efficient for treatments for insufficient blood circulation in limbs, e.g. diabetes, ischemic ­disease of limbs. ■

application frequency, the effect is more or less analgetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oedemic, toning and relaxing, influences the blood circulation. This therapy is used during the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases of locomotor system - spine, joints and muscles, further in traumatology and neurology (migraine, neuralgia). The latest methods used in physiology are magnetotherapy and magnetic field which have significant inflammatory and analgetic effects, improve blood circulation in tissues and their perfusion.

Short Wave Diathermy Actuation of high-frequency currents causes heating of tissues and relaxation of muscular convulsions. Therefore, diathermy is used against inflammations in particular in their chronic stage, on locomotor system and viscera. ■

Magnetotherapy This magnetic pulse field is applied on degenerative joint diseases, inflammatory diseases and pains. ■

Thermotherapy Thermal treatment - heating of muscles, joints and ligaments and subsequent ­relaxation of muscular tensions. ■

Moor application Thermal procedure using minerals and curative substances released from moor. ■

Paraffin Intensive heating of tissues through the use of paraffin applied directly on the skin. ■

Carbonated baths Baths consisting of parts of Carlsbad mineral water and cold water enriched with ­dissolved natural CO2 which penetrates through the skin into the bloodstream and causes strong vasodilatation (expansion of vessels). It is very suitable for patients with high blood pressure. ■

Dry carbonated bath It has the same effect as the carbonated bath with water, but without the action of water hydrostatic pressure.

Phyaction Ultrasound The multifunctional electrotherapy uses various types of electric currents against painful muscles, joints and degenerative diseases of locomotor system.

Laser The bio-stimulation uses laser beams against pains of the locomotor system and dermal problems like scars, keloids etc

Moor Bath The bath is used as a support for chronic rheumatic diseases, arthritis, muscle ­contracture, articular cartilage diseases, painful vertebrogenic syndromes, eczema, soft dermatitis, and acne. It can help to palliate the feeling of tension and stress. It can ­also help to improve the activity of sudoriferous glands and related functions.

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Lymphdrainage -

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automatic

Drainage of excessive lymph to lymph-nodes through ascending pressure on limbs which results in detoxication of the body. It is suitable in particular in case of permanent limb oedemas, after burns, treatment of carcinomas, but also against cosmetic problems with dermal symptoms. ■

Four-Chamber

bath

This electrotherapeutic procedure uses the effect of galvanic current in water environment. It is suitable for insufficient blood circulation in limbs and limb peripherals. ■

Therapy Master

The special exercising therapy from Scandinavia uses straps and slings and so the patients ­active involvement. Recommended for post-traumatic treatments and for muscle strengthening. ■

Complex Physiotherapeutic

care

Overall examination of patients’ kinesiological condition by a physiotherapist. Examination of joint range of motion, shortened muscles, muscular disballances and subsequent

Either on prescription

or arbitrarily available for purchase

organization of an individual therapeutic schedule - reflex massages, mobilisation, exercises with balls, overball, Thera-band, etc. ■

Quantum Therapy

The method comprises therapeutic effects of magnetic field, infrared radiation and laser. It is especially effective at diseases of the locomotor system and has shown healing effects.

Classical Massage

­mas­sage has local effect (warming up, change of skin conditions) as well as general effects. If the mas-

A classical massage is one of the linchpins of traditional Czech spa treatments. Like every treatment,

seur manages to create the right relaxing atmosphere, a very intensive effect of relaxation, the feeling of

it has its rules. All disturbing annoying noises, coldness, offensive smells, telephone ringing or a loud

warmth and abatement of pains follows. That is why classical massages are the most frequent treatments

radio should be excluded during the treatment. The atmosphere should be pleasant and relaxing. The

for diseases of the locomotor system, rheumatic diseases, post-traumatic conditions or neurological

contact between the masseur and the patient is very close during the classical massage. The masseur

­diseases. We recommend a classical massage not only as a form of treatment but also as relaxation.

works patients’ muscles with his palms and fingers. It is important for the patient to sit or lie in such

Recommendation: It is necessary to bath before the massage and to warm up your muscles - either in the

position which enables the patient to relax at a maximum and breathe smoothly. Various oils, creams and

bathroom or in the swimming pool filled with Sprudel water or in the sauna. You should therefore airrive on

­emulsions are used; water and soap are only used sporadically. An experienced masseur makes use

time - warming up must be thorough. Do not forget your bathing cap and slippers. Do not eat before the

of a number of practised movements like kneading, rubbing, pressing and beating. A classical

massage and drink a lot of water afterwards. Like that, harmful substances will be washed out of your body.


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Underwater Massage

The underwater massage is one of the most popular hydrotherapeutic methods of treatment. It is one of a few massages which is not containing direct contact between the masseur and the patient. For the massage the temperature of the water (34 to 37°C) and the kinetic energy of the water stream are very important. The patient baths in pleasantly warm water and the therapist massages thoroughly with a water stream one part of the body after the other. The course of the massage is dependant on the patients current well-being. After the body is nicely warmed up, massaged and relaxed, the metabolism speeds up. After an underwater massage, like after any other hydrotherapeutic treatment, relaxation should follow. A relaxed and warmed up patient is prepared for another goal-directed therapy, such as remedial exercises. The main applications for underwater massages are the same as in case of classical massages, i.e. diseases of the locomotor system, rheumatic diseases, post-traumatic conditions or neurological diseases. The underwater massage can be also recommended just for relaxation. Recommendation: Tell your bathing attendant about your varicose veins or postoperative scars. Leave out the massage if you menstruate. Take off your rings ­before the massage.

Oral

irrigation

Karlovy Vary thermal water has got also a healing effect on mucous membranes of the oral cavity. The irrigation with sprudel water is used in the treatment of parodontosis and other gum diseases. A massage with a water stream improves the blood circulation in the tissues. The absorption of chemical substances, which the mineral water contains, increases the healing effect. The inflammation of gums abates, bleeding stops and the condition of the gums improves after this cure. The final improved condition of teeth is reflected in the improved functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. Irrigation can influence positively recurring aphthas too. Water is cool if you suffer from inflammation; if you suffer from parodontosis water is warm. To treat preventively irrigation you need your dentist’s recommendation. During the irrigation you sit face to the washbasin, your clothes are covered with a sterile napkin and you have got a waterproof cloth around your neck. You put a sterile perforated horseshoe-shaped mouthpiece into your mouth and open it a bit. Water starts flowing along your gums and into the washbasin. You can regulate the stream and temperature of water yourself. Recommendation: Finish the 15 minutes long treatment by turning off the lap. If you take the mouthpiece out of your mouth too soon, you will spray yourself and your neighbour.

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Therapeutic Inhalations Treatments in Carlsbad are not only targeted on diseases of the digestive system, but also for repeated inflammations of upper and lower air passages and allergies of air passages. The local alpine climate has a very positive effect on the ­body and enables therapeutic inhalation by using the natural sources. We use solutions prepared of medicinal plants, salts or with addition of medicaments for inhalations. During the inhalation, the smallest drops get down into alveoli, the bigger drops stick to the mucous membrane of rhinopharynx. ■

Oxygenotherapy The inhalation of air with added oxygen. Oxygen is transported through the bloodstream to all tissues and organs. It stimulates bio-chemical processes in the entire body on cellular level. This therapy improves the activity of cerebral cells, heart vascular system and others. ■

Individual therapeutic physical exercises The exercises take place under supervision of a physiotherapist. They are targeted on specific and individual problems of the patients and use special techniques and methods - overballs, Thera-bands, balls etc. ■

Pearl Bath / Aroma Bath Baths with slight massage effect improve the blood circulation, also in the subcutis, and facilitate the drainage of toxic metabolites. Herbal aromatic ingredients with active substances from medicinal plants and essential oils are causing a perfectly relaxing effect on the patient. ■

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Caracalla / Imperial Bath Luxurious whirlpool massage bath with light effects, 150 diodes, and 194 water and air jets. Herbal aromatic substances are used for this bath. ■

Biolamp Treatment of various dermal diseases, allergies, eczemas etc. through biostimulation with light.

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Drinking &

C ross -C ountry C ure

Group Physical Exercises in a Swimming Pool Aquagym in 30°C warm water with various tools and under supervision of a physiotherapist. ■

Group Physical Exercises in a Gymnasium Exercises under supervision of a therapist with sport tools, Thera-Bands, gymnastic balls, over-balls etc. ■

Karlovy Vary has 13 mineral springs which can be all used for drinking cures. The temperature of the springs ranges between 30 and 72°C and the chemical composition of the water differs only in one substance: the free CO2. The use in a treatment of that water is completely individual but only a doctor should decide on it after the patient’s ­examination. Generally, cold springs are suitable for speeding up the peristalsis. The interval between drinking the mineral water and the next meal should be longer then with warm mineral water. The warm mineral water has a soothing effect and patients should drink it shortly before eating. Usually, patients drink 200 to 400ml of mineral water three times per day 30 minutes before the next meal. The water should be drunk while walking. A correctly applied drinking cure is the main part of a comprehensive spa treatment. Another part of it is the cross-country walk. After the examination of the patient’s

EXCLUSIVELY FOR PURCHASE:

physical condition the doctor decides about the length and degree of arduousness of the walk. Specialists have prepa-

Cleopatra bath A bath with mineral water, whey and almond oil. This pleasant and relaxing bath has moisturizing effects for the skin.

the length and time in which it should be walked as well as the expenditure of energy. Numerous summerhouses and

Peat bath An extract of peat is added to the bath and has positive effects for the skin and is good against joint and muscle aches.

coming from the famous spring No.1 (Vřidlo) of which you can drink the water.

red a list of Karlovy Vary walks which is available as a booklet. It contains information about each of the 21 spa walks, routes in the woods prove that visitors of Karlovy Vary have always appreciated this part of the spa treatment. Roads in the woods often bear the name of famous visitors of the town. By the way, in the Lobby of the hotel you find a spring,

Health Food We offer in Sorrento Restaurant a health food corner, where we offer low fat and low sugar meals. The food is suitable for patients who suffer from diabetes or other metabolic diseases. At your service – consultation with our nutrition specialist, who will compile with the guest an individual alimentation plan. In addition a special menu with health food has been created for our guests. The Sorrento Restaurant staff will be happy to provide further information.

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Snake Spring Park Spring

Temperature 30°C

Location Park Colonnade

47,5°C

Park Colonnade

Freedom Spring

60°C

Park Colonnade

Rock Spring

53°C

Mill Colonnade

Libuše Spring

62°C

Mill Colonnade

Prince Václav I Spring

65°C

Mill Colonnade

Prince Václav II Spring

58°C

Mill Spring Rusalka Spring

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CARLSBAD CLINIC

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To risk your health means to risk everything. And when it comes to

in a chamber of minus 110°C, you will feel plenty of incredible energy.

beauty, it pays off not to be too stingy. Keep that in mind when you

Before entering, you must take off jewellery and put on a swimsuite,

­decide where you will enjoy effective relaxation and restore your vitality

headband, gloves, socks, sports shoes and a mouth-screen. You will go

and mental peace to improve your health condition. In the Carlsbad

through a chamber with minus 10°C, than minus 60°C and than to the

Mill Colonnade

Clinic, you will find everything under one roof and in a pleasant atmos-

third chamber with minus 110°C. Your understandable reaction -

56°C

Mill Colonnade

phere, luxury services and up-to-date equipment. The physicians will

to move quickly and rub your skin would not be the correct one.

60°C

Mill Colonnade

recommend you suitable diagnostics and curative methods. If you want

Specialists ­recommend to move slowly in the chamber. You are in permanent visual contact with a nurse who gives you regular information

Market Spring

62°C

Market Colonnade

to know for example how stress influences your health condition, you

Charles IV Spring

64°C

Market Colonnade

can undergo a special examination in the Clinic. You can also make use

about the elapsed time. One minute is suitable for the first time; than

Lower Chateau Spring

55°C

Chateau Colonnade

of cardiologic diagnostics, sonography, endoscopy, gastroenterology

you can gradually prolong your stay for some seconds (10 procedures

Upper Chateau Spring

50°C

Chateau Colonnade

with equipment for coloclysis, dental surgery, ambulant and plastic

are recommended). Extreme cold has extraordinary positive effects on

Thermal Spring

72°C

Thermal Spring Colonnade

surgery. A cosmetic studio Magic Charm in the Carlsbad Clinic offers

pain alleviation, improvement of blood circulation in muscles, immunity

complete service and care for your body and face, with the use of natural

and improvement of joint functions. The procedure is suitable for peop-

cosmetics Thalgo, Terraké, Ericson and Sensai, which you can also buy

le exposed to stress, sportsmen, ­people with chronic disease of joints,

for further at-home treatment. If you want to indulge yourself with some-

muscles and dermal diseases. Believe it or not, it is a pleasant experi-

thing special, what about authentic Thai massages? The offer is ample:

ence which will stimulate you to break sports records or cheer you up to

it starts with traditional massage therapy with its original ­features,

go on with your demanding work. There is no other three-chamber cryo-

massages of soles, harmonic aroma massage with inhalation of essen-

therapy in the Czech Republic so far. If you decide to use any service

tial oils (the favourite therapy on Chinese and Japanese imperial

that the Carlsbad Clinic offers, you will obtain a highly professional care.

The Chemistry of Sprudel Water

Spring Water This registred trademark means that the mineral water is used

ANIONTY

KATIONTY

41,6 % HCO338,3 % SO419,7 % Cl-

  2,8 % K+ 85,4 % Na+   4 % Mg++   7,1 % Ca++

[MVAL %] HCO3-

K+

Na+

courts), anti stress facial massage, massage with hot lava stones, ritual candle or herbal massage. If you want to feel like a newborn, we recommend you to try an all-body cryotherapy. To put it simple, you will be

for curative purposes in balneotherapeutical facility.

exposed to frost for a short time. After a short stay (max.3 minutes) SO4-

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Hydrocolonotherapy SONODIAGNOSTICS:

GASTROENTEROLOGY:

• Examination of abdominal viscera

• Examination and consultancy of a gastroenterologist

• Examination of kidneys and urinary bladder

• Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

• Mammogram

• Colonoscopy

• Examination of thyroid, soft tissues

• Sigmoscopy, rectoscopy

• Doppler imaging of vessels

• Anoscopy

• Doppler imaging of aorta

• Urease test for Helicobacter pylori

• Echocardiography

• Respiration test for Helicobacter pylori

CARDIOLOGY: • Examination and consultancy of a cardiologist • ECG • Ergometry • Spyrometry • Examination of circulatory system in CaDiPar device

contamination with toxic metabolite. This includes in particular functional failures of the gastrointestinal organs, e.g. dyskenesia of the small intestine and colon, dysfunction of the biliary tract, meteorism etc. Hydrocolonotherapy is one of the procedures which can help to get rid of these unpleasant problems. The clinic is equipped with the BTL-19 Hydro-Colon device.

TREATMENT PROCEDURES:

Orthopaedy

• Drinking cure

• Examination and consultancy of an orthopaedist

• Irrigation of gums

• Sonography of soft tissues and joints

• Shortwave diathermy • Paraffin

Orthopaedic Surgery:

• Hydrocolonotherapy

• Removal of benign bone tumours

PROSTHESIS TREATMENT PROCEDURES: • Carbonated baths

ANTI-AGING:

• Dry carbonated baths

• Examination of brain transmitters

• Moor baths

• Bio Aging

• Oxygenotherapy

• Examination of food intolerance

• Magnetotherapy

• Free Oxygen Radical Test

• Pneumopuncture

• Free Oxygen Radicals Defence • Hormonal examination

DENSITOMETRY

Almost everybody today suffers from enteric problems. An irregular eating regime, an adverse effect of stress and a poor ecology can lead to various gastrointestinal tract dieseases and

• Complete biochemical examination

• Joint blockades • Therapy of valgus leg deformations

Treatment Procedures: • Massages • Thermoprocedures • Electrotherapy • Therapy Master • Pneumopuncture • Therapeutic physical activity • Peat bath • All-body cryotherapy


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ALL-BODY

CRYOTHERAPY Using freeze for therapeutic purposes is an old method of treatment. Already in ancient times cold was used against pain. Nowadays, frost is used in various forms; for local therapies of inflammatory processes, oedemas of tissue, acute and chronic pains. In contrast to the local application, the all-body use is a method developed in Japan only in 1980 and later introduced into practice in Europe. The difference between the two treatments is, that the local treatment demarcates the effect on the affected area and the all-body cryotherapy’s effects are systemic and the entire body is affected. The systemic effects spread mostly through a nervous-reflexive ­mechanism causing biochemical, hormonal and immunomodulation activities take place during and after the cryotherapy. The effect of the all-body cryotherapy includes: alleviation and elimination of pain, suppression of inflammations and immunomodulation, regulation of muscular tonus, improvement of blood circulation in muscles, economization of muscular metabolism, functional improvement of joints, regulation of the quality of central activities, psychophysical stimulation of body activities, economization of the circulatory system and better utilization of energy. The all-body cryotherapy is especially suitable for people exposed to stress, efficient athletes, for patients with chronic disease of joints, muscles and dermal diseases.

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Surgery Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Medicine

• Examination and consultancy of a surgeon

• Sonography of abdominal viscera and vessels

• E xamination and consultancy of a plastic surgeon

Surgery • Surgery of varix • Laser sclerotisation of varix • Surgery of haemorrhoids • Surgery of benign tumours ■

Treatment Procedures: • Four-chamber galvanotherapy • Lymphdrainage • Thermoprocedures • Ultrasound • Biolamp • Vacuum-compression therapy ■

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and a physician of aesthetic medicine • Aesthetic medicine • Dermoabrassion • Laser gel masks • Correction of wrinkles using botulotoxin • Correction of wrinkles using hyaluronic acid gel • CO2 laser

Treatment Procedures:

• Lymphdrainage • Biolamp • Vacuum-compression therapy

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Thalgo Beauty from the Depth of the Sea

The key to your beautiful appearance and body lies in the sea. Join us and open the door leading to the world of beauty. Thalgo is a prestigious French trademark of cosmetic products that have used, for over 45 years, the riches and the outstanding potential of the sea for its treatments, for body care cosmetics, and for food supplements. The company’s patented product is made of ground algae retaining their mineral, trace elements and proteins in an active state. The Thalgo natural cosmetics made from algae and minerals includes products to be used both at home and for the treatment of face complexion and body provided in the beauty parlors of top-luxury hotels and spas in 90 countries worldwide. Our unique assortment of cosmetic services in combination with facial or body treatment with the Thalgo cosmetics is designed for men and women; its synergy with classical or Thai massages brings a calm mind and balance to everyone who seeks relaxation, relief of the body and fatigue muscles, beauty, and skin care.


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Terraké

Return to the bosom of nature

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Curing mellow ground, translucent water, refreshing air and healing herbs have become inspiration for luxury Terraké cosmetics, giving your skin soothing moisture, nutrients and minerals. Thanks to its unique effects, your complexion and skin will become youthful, more flexible, resistant and firm. Terraké cosmetics have healing effects not only on skin, but they affect positively the state of mind of every individual. You may try individual products of the Terraké series in the cosmetic salon and proposed procedures, tailored to meet your needs. The "Magic Earth" treatment will harden and form your body and ensure re-mineralization in "Strength of Minerals" procedures and "Rare Country" skin cure against ­wrinkles. "Prime Waters" procedures will moisturize your skin and supply of energy to your body. Submerge in limpid sea waves and have a cuddle in red sea weed and sea extracts from Antarctic "Sea Wave" or "Sea Origin" in procedures. The salon offers "Luxury Plant Life" treatment against cellulitis, contouring of figure and supply of necessary nutrients. The "From Air and Light" series will ensure detoxification and oxygenation of your organism. Terraké does not forget men and offers them a mask and the "Strength of Minerals" treatment by semiprecious stones as well.


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Ericson Laboratoire Cell therapy recommended by the Paris elite

The magic of this cosmetic lies in its refinement from medicine to beauty therapy. Professor Ericson was one of the first scientists of France to put into practice a Swiss origin method of cell therapy, which consists of the use of cell extracts. Production involves the use of active marine components of phytobiological or biotechnological origin that are characteristically in unusual concentrations, as well as by their very nature. At the Magic Charm Beauty Lounge cosmetic salon at the Carlsbad Clinic, you can choose from a variety of more than 20-cosmetic treatments which use Ericson Laboratoire cosmetics. For example a Fresh Caviar skin care mask, which contains all the vital resources needed for youthful skin, a surprising and innovative non-surgical method of lifting from which you will gain a perfect fresh and healthy appearance. Regarding body care, an unequalled Express fat cells cellulite diet "suppressing appetite".


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Exclusive care affects and treats all five senses at once, more precisely described with the words: ‘Feel your beauty’. It focuses on intensifying the pleasure of touch and taste and brings unexpected auditory and olfactory sensations. These sensations are further enhanced by adding the emotional colors of the sakura flower whose appearance ignites positive body vibrations and meditative music whose rhythm corresponds to the natural human heartbeat, including the relaxing fragrances of lavender, coriander, bamboo, jasmine and amber combined with the dominant component of ylangylang. Each procedure is accompanied by the specific and

Sensai Skin cloaked in silk as light as air

captivating taste of green or herbal tea granules of paddy rice. Altogether creating a wonderful experience, whether in the form of a massage, acupressure, or simply a mere skin on skin sensation. The reward is perfect beauty, a well-balanced mind and satisfaction. Sensai means softness, and it reflects the overall approach to skin care. Based on the scientific theory of cellular memory and the diamond theory. The result of the unification of both theories in practice is a luxury treatment that revives and reprograms cells in the skin, minimizes signs of aging and richly nourishes and hydrates the skin at a cellular level. Enjoy harmonizing your senses, Japanese style!


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Ayurveda is a system of traditional Indian holistic medicine and health care procedures, which are more than 5 thousand years old. The creed is derived from extensive texts - the so-called Vedas, which form the oldest part of Sanscrit literature. One of the most important sources of the Ayurvedic creed is considered Sushruta Samhita, which describes thousand of illnesses and 800 medicinal herbs

Ayurveda Traditional Indian holistic medicine and health care

and preparations from mineral and animal sources. Ayurveda seeks to balance the way of living and food intake, including various therapies and treatments such as aromatherapy massage, pulse diagnosis, yoga, breathing exercises and meditation that contribute to the harmonization of body and mind, stimulating beneficial life energy. Ayurvedic treatments improve our basic natural human body and mind balance. Indulge yourself with magnificent relaxing regenerative procedures, which use the wisdom of ancient Indians and combine them with the knowledge of modern medicine.


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GOLDEN MASK

TREATMENT

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AMP

(blood analyzer)

Gold mask treatment is a new luxury treatment provided by the Carlsbad Clinic. For the ultimate comfort of our clients

The AMP blood analyzer brings a completely innovative approach to detail and above all an unusually gentle exami-

we now provide the beneficial effects of gold, which hydrates the skin, adds radiance, reduces wrinkles and fine lines,

nation of the human body. This intelligent and high-tech device is characterized by its attentive approach to the

reduces pigmentation and skin hardness resulting in a radiant, smooth and soft complexion. Results are already visible

足patient. It can analyze blood and examine the health status of the patient without breaking the skin or losing

from the first treatment. Gold particles continue to have a beneficial effect on the skin for another 14 days after

a single drop of blood.

completion of the procedure. Experience a unique treatment in a comfortable environment at the Carlsbad Clinic.

The device not only offers basic information on blood count and biochemical tests, but through more than one hundred indicators can assess the status of the circulatory and respiratory system and describe the functional ability of the kidneys, liver and brain. Measurements taken can also evaluate the status of the central nervous system and cardiac function (a total to 117 parameters). We believe that the device will help to better diagnose your health problems thus allowing us to treat you effectively in the Carlsbad Plaza.

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Vacuum Lymphatic Massage

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We offer you a highly efficient method of skin and complexion treatment completed with a modern device STARVAC SP 2. This pleasurable treatment helps to control lines and cellulite. • All-body treatment • Legs and abdomen treatment • Complexion and low neck treatment

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rejuvenation and pulse light epilation

• Young Again treatment • Treatment of pigment blotches • Armpit hair epilation • Arm hair epilation • Leg hair epilation • Leg and bikini line epilation

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depilation

Dying

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of lashes and eyebrow

LIPOMASSAGE - Slimming activation Use Lipomassage to permanently eliminate stubborn fat that is resistant to physical exercise and dieting. After six sessions lasting 35 minutes each, you will see visible results on your figure, losing fat where you wanted it gone!

The balance between the production and elimination of fat is a natural process involving slimming cells (fat cells). Despite a perfectly healthy lifestyle and regular physical activity, the process of storing fat tends to increase over time. This results in the appearance of excess volume and cellulite. FOUR BEAUTY GOALS 1. slim down fat cells 2. smooth cellulite 3. firm the skin 4. resculpt the figure ■

■ ENDERMOLIFT The anti-aging redensification

A 100% natural anti-aging technique that redensify the skin deep down and erasing the signs of aging. Endermolift™ offers immediate results, including a healthy glow and a natural, soothing lifting effect. Each session's results add up to fill in wrinkles, redefine contours, and clarify the complexion. ■ THREE BEAUTY GOALS 1. clarify the complexion 2. replenish wrinkles 3. firm contours


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and reflexology and complemented with the inhalation of aroma oils

from the essences of red orange, sandalwood, and jasmine released

Ancient Thai herbal massage that makes use of linen bags filled with a mixture of

of a quick massage that helps to remove existing problems, and that manages to

Masseuses from Thailand will help you to get rid of fatigue and stress.

by aroma lamps. This type of therapy has calming effects and helps

herbs and grasses with aroma substances selected according to 6-centuries old

prevent them. Mystic Face initiates the positive activation of the energetic points

Using the traditional methods of this untraditional medicine, they will

to achieve the harmonious state of the mind (inhalation) and the

formulas. The bags heated in a steam bath are applied to the areas where pain

on the head, which includes it in the groups of anti-stress therapies. All over Asia

alleviate the pain you feel in your spine, muscles and joints.

body (massage techniques). This used to be the favorite type of Thai

and stress tends to concentrate. Afterwards, the affected areas are massaged

this massage is renowned for its vitalization and relaxation effects.

massage at both the Chinese and Japanese imperial court.

with aromatic oils from the extracts of jasmine, sandal wood and lime. The result

Traditional Thai Massage Leg

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anti-fatigue

Herbal,

anti-stress

Thai

massage

Neroli essential oil obtained from the bitter orange. This is a widely spread form

Classical

brings not only the general relaxation of the whole body but also the feeling of the

positive mind. Spirit of Siam is well-known for its anti-stress effects.

Several more ways to support the treatment of painful joints and muscles and

massages

Traditional Thai temple massage, called ‘nuat’ in Thai. It is a set of

master techniques that apply manipulation exercises and acupres-

This massage applies acupressure moves to the lower part of the

sure moves to the energetic points of the body to relieve the stress

legs, focusing on the feet. Reflexology connected with the massa-

and pain of muscles, sinews, and joints. It brings general relaxation,

ges of the toe-to-knee part with 100% essential oil from the

This is an ancient, mythical Chinese massage that uses 53 smooth lava stones

• all-body classical massage

the feeling of replenished vitality and spiritual balance. Buddha

­extracts of thyme, manuka, lemon grass and a balm containing

(eructed by a mountain in a dragon’s cave) that are first heated in a water bath

• anti-stress massage

Classic represents a classical Thai massage therapy in its original

eucalyptus, rosemary, mint and chestnut blossom. Ideal relaxation

and then placed all over the body. Simultaneously, the individual body parts are

• aroma massage

form that has been taught and practiced over centuries.

for heavy and tired legs and feet. Today, this massage is sought

massaged with hot oil and two larger stones held in the therapist’s hand. Men are

• foot sole massage

after for its therapeutic effects and for the ability to reduce the risk

massaged with oil obtained from the extracts of jasmine, sandalwood, and lime.

of the occurrence of civilization diseases linked to circulatory

Women are treated with oil with Morocco rose and rosewood extracts. The heat

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relaxation and anti-stress treatment

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back massage

The purpose of this massage is to remove backache. This massage

and foot massage

system disorders.

combines traditional Thai massage techniques with the effect of special herbal ointments aiding muscular and general relaxation.

Bamboo Massage

to ­alleviate of the impacts of stress and chronic fatigue

Hot

lava stones massage

• partial classical massage

Ritual

candle massage

penetrates deep into the body layers (it goes back to the mountain center) where

This massage combines the beneficial qualities of shea butter, almond and

it facilitates relief and charges the body with the dragon’s strength. It is possible

coconut oils and candles. The ritual takes place in three steps. With a slightly

to combine a classical massage with a hot stones massage.

raised temperature the body undergoes the gentle application of light oil ­followed

Bamboo massage with a unique technique created by the Gerad’s

Company has relaxing, calming and refreshing effects.This treatment

Revitalization massage using aroma oils from the extracts of lavender,

is loved both by men and women especially thanks to stimulation

Chiropractic massage of the face and the scalp connected with techniques that

massage or a deeper massage depending on the client’s needs. Relaxing in

rosewood, eucalyptus, and mint. It is connected with acupressure

of muscles and blood circulation.

relieve muscular tension and blocked joints in the neck spine by means of the

a warm towel concludes the massage.

Aroma

harmonic massage

Facial,

anti-stress massage

by cleansing by way of a pepper peeling process. The ideal candle is chosen according to your zodiac sign. Heated oils are poured over the body for a gently


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KARLSBAD The Carlsbad Plaza Hotel is the first hotel offering services of a Wellnessland in such extent. The design reminds of a quiet street in the old townlet Karlsbad. Guests find a swimming pool, whirlpools, saunas and a relaxation room. Situated in the hotel, the place of relaxation includes 7 saunas, 2 whirlpools, an acupressure pool and a swimming pool with counterflow jet and a pool with mineral water. The Wellnessland provides the perfect surrounding for a recovery from physical and mental stress.


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SAUNADORF Garra Rufa alias Doctor Fish

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it slightly overheats and relaxes the body. It is especially suitable for ­clients with problems of the circulatory and locomotor system. ■

Garra Rufa is a Cyprinid species fish and can be found in thermal springs in Anatoly Turkey near the city of Kangal, they can survive in warm water up to 36 ° C and secrete mucus which has healing effects on humans. A shoal of these small fish painlessly nibbles away skin and removes dead skin cells. The fish naturally seek out where the

find below some of the provided services:

Tepidarium - temperature 38°C, the air is enriched with essences;

Salt Sauna - temperature 38 to 43°C, the air is ionised with a sea salt

solution, the microclimate has positive effects on air passages, it warms up and relaxes, stimulates the immune system. ■

Herbal Sauna - temperature 38 to 43°C, the air is moistened by steam,

dead skin is located, aiding in the removal of redundant, unwanted and unnecessary cells which in turn prevents skin

aromatised with herbs like salvia, rosemary and lavender. Depending on

infections. Such infections can be the cause of skin disease and subsequent visible skin damage. The fish also

the herbs used, the effects are anti inflammatory, stimulating or relaxing.

stimulate acupuncture points and thus contribute to the regulation of the nervous system, relaxation of the entire

The sauna effects positive the psyche, the metabolism and breathing.

body and relieving fatigue.

It is also recommended as prevention against a cold. ■

Laconium - temperature 48 to 50°C. Dry heat radiates from benches,

walls and the floor. It is very convenient for clients having problems with very high temperatures, as here the sweat also washes out the toxic substances from the body and has positive effects on the muscular tension and the overall relaxation.


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Turkish Sauna - temperature 42 to 45°C. The air is aro-

Indications

of taking a sauna

matised with eucalyptus and very humid. It has positive

prevention of chronic inflammations of air passages, diseases

effects on the air passage, prevention of a cold and the

from cold, functional failures of circulation, diseases of

sweating washes out the toxic substances of the body.

locomotor apparatus, climacteric problems.

Finnish Sauna - temperature 80 to 90°C, 8 to 12% humidity.

Contraindications

of taking a sauna

Depending on where you sit in the sauna, the temperature

all acute conditions, up to 6 months after a heart attack, heart

varies. Evaporation of sweat cools the body down substan­

decompensation, high blood pressure, kidney inflammatory

tially. While sweating, we can additionally rub the skin which

diseases, epilepsy, acute infections, serious neurological

makes the effect even more intensive. An integral part

­diseases, hyperthyreosis, psychopathy, bleeding, pregnancy.

of using the Sauna is the cooling in a pool or shower. The ­heating - cooling phases alter two or three times. Relaxation in the quiet room should always follow after the cooling phase. ■

Russian Sauna - temperature 95 to 110°C humidity

30-50%. Intensive effect is reached through the use of high temperature and humidity. To increase the humidity in the Sauna, you can pour water with birch or conifer essence over the hot stones.

RULES FOR SAUNA USE ■ I  t is good to know how to use the sauna properly.

Here

are some rules:

1. Entrance to the Saunas only without swimsuit. 2. Sauna towels are at your disposal. 3. Maximum length of stay in a Sauna is 15 minutes. 4. We recommend 3 Sauna visits per session and per day. 5. After leaving the Sauna we suggest you to use the cold water showers or the cold water basin. 6. Please be quiet in the Saunas. 7. When entering into the Finnish or Russian Sauna do not use the upper benches right from the start. 8. Eating and drinking is forbidden in the Saunas. 9. In the Saunas, do not touch hot pipes and electrical installations. 10. In case of health problems, please contact prior of going to the Sauna a doctor.

After having taken a Sauna you can make use of the relaxation lounge with comfortable deck-chairs and waterbeds. And it seems we have come to an end. If you have chosen from our offer we are pleased. We will do everything in our power to make your stay with us an experience full of exclusivity.

❖ The Spa team is wishing to you all the best.


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