Guest News Parkhotel Igls autumn/winter 13/14
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Reader Traveller s’ Award Travel 2013
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INTERACTING SYSTEMS The effects of good nutrition on back pain – Dr Kogelnig explains the way forward. Also seasonal gifts, oat & coconut kisses and the new cookbooklet ‘FX Mayr for Gourmets’.
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CONTENTS 4 Interacting systems Interview with Dr Kogelnig 9 Two top international awards for Parkhotel Igls Of medical marvels and pioneering ideas
Guest! We all know that back pain can be the result of bad posture and that a stiff neck can be caused by draught
12 Everything you ever wanted to ask 10 questions about Modern Mayr Medicine 16 Tea
but, although this maybe so, the big picture is far more complex. Pain cannot be understood without consideration
of the human system as a whole and all too often the root of the problem lies in the digestive system. Dr Kogelnig tells us more on page 4. Our new Mayr Guide provides basic information for your stay at the Parkhotel Igls and
From Tyrol with love Gifts of health & wellbeing
From our Chef Oat & coconut kisses
we’ll be delighted to provide you with a copy when you arrive – your wellbeing is at the top of our agenda. We are proud to announce that Parkhotel Igls adds two top international awards to its string of accolades, voted Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2013: ‘Best Destination Spa’ and awarded the Tatler Spa Guide 2014 Trophy: ‘Best for Medical Marvels’. These awards are not just for our excellent medical team and our staff, but also for you, our loyal guests – because you make us what we are.
26 May I introduce myself ... Did you know? … 27 Our offers at a glance: plus additional information
Best wishes for a peaceful and serene winter season. With kind regards from Igls,
Mag Andrea Gnägi
– SYSTEMS HOW DISTURBANCES
IN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT CAN AFFECT THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
Back pain, a stiff neck, persistent muscle pain and other complaints that significantly impact overall wellbeing are frequently due to an underlying digestive problem. In this interview, Parkhotel Igls’ Dr Kogelnig talks with Dr Luger about the correlations between the digestive and musculoskeletal systems – based on scientific studies and personal experience, Dr Kogelnig’s findings are now an integral part of the Mayr therapy at Parkhotel Igls.
‘Inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract can cause inflammation of the connective tissue in the vascular system and muscles. Hence, there is a relationship between structure and function – this is something FX Mayr understood a long time ago’.
Dr Kogelnig, in your lectures you indicate how closely
Can this kind of disturbance be recognised by looking at
the functioning of our musculoskeletal system relates to
a person’s posture?
a healthy stomach and gut. What is the impact of an unhealthy digestive system?
Yes! Increased fermentation and putrefaction in the gut invariably affect posture. Gastritis, for example, causes
There are a number of syndromes in the orthopaedic field
spasms and a tightening of the stomach muscles. Pain
that are triggered by the gastrointestinal tract; tension
causes the body to stoop, so the body tries to compensate
headaches, back pain and neck problems for instance.
by changing its stance – for instance by tilting the pelvis
Blockages in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as
more. This in turn can lead to increased stress on the ankle
well as the sacroiliac joint are also common, as are
joints and cause further orthopaedic problems.
contractions of the hip muscles. The hip flexors tend to contract when the colon is inflamed and can cause
What is the reflex mechanism?
symptoms similar to a slipped disc. This is known as pseudo sciatica. Blockages of the spine can cause this kind
The spinal cord and the gut’s circumferential and
of symptom via muscular chains. However, these blockages
longitudinal muscles are directly connected. The
can partly be caused by functional disorders of the digestive
connections between them are made by sensory nerve
system such as gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome and a
fibres and the spinal cord. This controls the muscular
variety of inflammations.
processes and – in the case of gastritis – has a negative effect on neck and shoulder muscles because these are
How does the body communicate and how do these
reflexively associated with the stomach. When this is
structures interact with the digestive tract?
combined with poor ergonomics it can in turn contribute to headaches and lead to new blockages, in the spinal
They are connected to the gastrointestinal tract via the
region for instance. Sensory nerve fibres in the spinal cord
nervous and endocrine systems, which is really why no
activate motor fibres and this in turn creates a direct
organ can ever be considered in isolation. Disturbances in
connection with the musculoskeletal system.
the processes of organs are not limited to themselves but have an impact on other parts of the system. Inflammations
So, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract lead to posture
of the gastrointestinal tract can also result in inflammation
misalignment, which in turn triggers more problems – for
of the connective tissue in the vascular system and
instance slipped discs?
muscles. Hence, there is a relationship between structure and function – this is something FX Mayr understood a
It is common for these to be the causal disorders. A
long time ago. When ideal body posture is lost, structural
successful long-term cure cannot be achieved if treatment
changes make us recognise the presence of disorders and
is restricted to physiotherapy without considering the
a lack of full functionality.
malfunctions of the gastrointestinal tract. In my experience
it is not uncommon for musculoskeletal problems to
Understanding these relationships and the appropriate
disappear completely solely as a result of rehabilitating
treatments must be of great benefit to your guests?
the gastrointestinal tract. Problems in the small intestine can manifest themselves as thoracic spine blockages or as
Typically, conventional medicine sets boundaries –
irritable bladders. Basically, the anatomical relationships
the orthopaedist does not deal with the gut and the
between the intestine and the surrounding organs are
gastroenterologist does not deal with the musculoskeletal
very close. For example, the expansion of the colon and
system. However, a ‘holistic’ – and I make no apologies for
small intestine as a result of flatulence creates pressure
using this somewhat modish term – view is required to
on the organs, which pushes the heart, diaphragm and
comprehend the overall picture.
lungs upwards. This resulting stimulation of the sensory nerve fibres causes all of the muscles in the back to
Fact is that we need to think more in terms of inter-
experience increased myotonus, leading to posture
relationships, recognise the connections and respond
therapeutically; this is precisely what happens in Mayr Medicine. If, for example, a patient comes to me with spinal
‘If, for example, a patient comes to me with spinal pain, I naturally take a look at his internal organs too. Otherwise, we become too focused on the symptoms.’
pain, I take a look at his internal organs too. Otherwise,
A similar phenomenon can also be observed in
we become too focused on symptoms only. Pressure-
diaphragmatic elevations caused by the reflex mechanism
sensitive points in the abdominal area often correlate with
between the heart and the duodenum. Inflammations in
a disorder of the spine. As an example one could cite a
the duodenum and stomach lead to serious irritations of
case where the psoas major muscle is a hip flexor that
the intercostal muscles and often express themselves as
tends to be highly reactive to the colon. Irritation of the
stabbing pains in the chest. At this point, people often ask
colon leads reflexively to a contraction of the muscle, this
to be referred to a cardiologist because they suspect they
can cause symptoms which are similar to a herniated disc,
may have a heart condition. Physiotherapy and Modern
they could even lead to scoliosis due to posture problems.
Mayr Medicine therefore need to interact very closely to
Meanwhile the actual problem lies elsewhere and cannot
get to the root of these symptoms and conditions in order
be fixed surgically but only by treating and curing the
to find permanent solutions. Exercise together with
organ. This means cleansing the colon, restoring the
changes in lifestyle and dietary behaviour is most probably
mucosa, and making dietary changes to reduce fermentation
still the best ‘medicine’ for these complaints. Only when
processes. The back complaint was caused by the neural
we understand the systems and their interactions and
interconnections between the afflicted gastrointestinal
when we make the connection of the gastrointestinal tract
tract and the spinal cord.
with other organs can we succeed in achieving long-term cures.
Editorial undAwards Inhalt
Of medical marvels and pioneering ideas
Not one, but two top international awards recently confirmed the Parkhotel Igls’ reputation as a leading world destination spa and health retreat. In September, readers of the renowned Condé Nast Traveller magazine voted the Parkhotel Igls as the ‘Best Destination Spa’ in the annual Readers’ Travel Awards 2013. In early October, Parkhotel Igls gained a further accolade, this time from the jury of the eminent 2014 Tatler Spa Guide: ‘Best for Medical Marvels’. The Tatler Spa Trophy is the Parkhotel Igls’ second Trophy since reopening. The Parkhotel Igls and our Modern Mayr Medicine are increasingly recognised internationally. As a destination in its own right and according to expert opinion, a stay at the Parkhotel Igls can accomplish ‘medical marvels’ with its ‘pioneering medical concept’. What’s behind this and
what distinguishes us from other destination spas – and most importantly, how do our guests benefit?
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We are guided by the latest scientific findings The Parkhotel Igls is a pioneer and centre of Modern Mayr
scientific findings and averse to changing fads. This applies
to the medical component – a pioneering combination of conventional and alternative medicines combined with the latest diagnostic methods.
Reader Traveller s’ Award Travel 2013
continue to do so – at all times guided by the latest
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ongoing evolution of the classic Mayr treatment, and
Medicine. We have made significant contributions to the
Mag Andrea Gnägi, Suzanne Duckett (Tatler Spa Guide editor), Francisca Kellet (Tatler Travel editor), Dr Peter Gartner
We investigate the causes of disorders & diseases
We look after you – individually and personally
A holistic approach that focuses on the findings of Dr FX
Your individual needs are of crucial importance to us.
Mayr is at the heart of our therapeutic approach. In
At our House in the Park, there are no standardised
addition to curing symptoms, we investigate the causes of
treatments or ‘off the shelf’ therapies; our guests receive
disease. A range of diagnostic options as well as our team
advice and treatments tailored to meet their needs and
of medical specialists are at hand. Thanks to our close
the requirements of their individual wellbeing.
collaboration with Innsbruck University Hospital’s wide range of specialist consultants, we are able to provide you
We will get you ‘up and running’
with the most advanced examination methods to counter
Exercise plays a major part in our treatment philosophy,
silent conditions or chronic diseases from an early stage.
because the metabolism needs to be in good working order for the body to be able to utilise nourishment
We build on 6 fundamental principles instead of 4 –
effectively. The Modern Mayr cuisine includes sufficient
the gut as the body’s central organ
amounts of protein to maintain a well-functioning
Preventive medicine at the Parkhotel Igls is based on six
muscular system. Our varied and balanced exercise
fundamental principles whereas other medically-centred
options are run by professional coaches and therapists
destination spas place value on only four propositions:
who customise the programmes to suit each individual,
Sanitation, Substitution, Self-discovery and Sport. Modern
gently increasing the level of exercise where appropriate.
Mayr Medicine adds Security and Schooling of the entire digestive tract, thus achieving sustainable results that remain effective after you leave us and enable you to enjoy a whole new quality of life.
We care about you and your health Dr Peter R. Gartner, Mayr Physician
Dr Peter B. Barth,
and Medical Director
– Nutritional and exercise medicine
– Cardiovascular medicine
– Acupuncture and auricular
– Performance diagnostics
– Psychosomatic medicine
– Ozone therapy
– Neural therapy
– Dark field microscopy – Integrative spa medicine Dr Brigitte Schirmer-Fereberger,
Dr Edith Stadelmann,
– Bioenergetic screening
– Nutritional, sport and exercise
– Neural therapy
–S kin-rejuvenating injection
– Mental coaching
– Needle and laser acupuncture
Dr Richard Kogelnig,
Prof Ferdinand Frauscher,
– Neural therapy
– Lecturer in ultrasound diagnostics
– Prostate diagnosis
– Manual therapy
External consultants Andrology and endocrinology
Dr Germar Pinggera
Dr Norbert Schauer
Dr Gudrun Zorowka-Wiese
Dr Martin Winkler
Neurology and psychiatry
Dr Franz Aigner
Prof Gerhard Luef
Dermatology and venereology
Pulmonology and sleep diagnostics
Prof Norbert Sepp
Dr Jörg Duftner
Dr Edgar Raschenberger
Dr Dieter Lungenschmid Dr Andreas Oberhauser
ENT Prof Patrick Zorowka
Editorial und Inhalt 10 questions
Everything you ever wanted to ask 10 questions about Modern Mayr Medicine
Whether your first visit or you already have several Mayr treatments under your belt – you are bound to have questions. ‘What does this mean, how does that work, can I do this, do I take that, or should I abstain, how much and when, in what order and ...?’ Dr Peter Gartner answers the 10 questions that our guests most frequently ask.
1. What are ‘toxins’ and why do we need to ‘detox’? Toxins are substances that need to be eliminated from the body but haven’t because the body’s ‘refuse collection’ system is temporarily overloaded. Most are acidic, water-soluble substances that are deposited in the ‘temporary storage’ facilities of connective and fatty tissue. This increases tissue pressure, puts a strain on tiny blood vessels and lymphatics, and frequently represents the beginning of chronic disease. 2. How does ‘detoxing’ work? To begin with, large quantities of water are introduced to the body to release the toxins back into the blood from the tissues and fat deposits. This means that the waste products, or toxins, are briefly circulating in the blood, which can lead to temporary headaches or dizziness. The toxins are subsequently excreted via the kidneys (urine) and liver (bile fluid). 3. What and how much should one drink during a Mayr therapy? During treatment we recommend that you drink around one litre for each 20kg of body weight. In practice this means that people who weigh up to 50kg need to drink at least two litres, people who are over 50kg in weight require at least three litres, and anyone with a bodyweight of more than 90kg should drink at least four litres per day. It is best to drink spring water (from the tap), uncarbonated water, or gently carbonated bottled water. The occasional cup of tea is fine, but not too much because any infusion consumed in large quantities has the potential to develop its own medicinal effect that could distort the treatment results.
4. Why do I have to take bitter water? It encourages detoxification via the liver, gallbladder and gut, first by stimulating the flow of bile from the liver, and then by ensuring that the bile fluid containing the toxins is rapidly excreted as a result of its mild laxative effect. 5. Surely the old-fashioned liver detox pack has served its time now? Absolutely not! There is still no more effective method of increasing hepatic blood flow – and thus the liver’s detoxification action – than the sudorific liverdetox pack. With just two hand towels, a bath towel and a water bottle you have the means to demonstrably improve the results of your treatment. 6. If cow’s milk is not that good for you, why is it used in the treatment? You have to distinguish between treatments and dietary recommendations. Scientists no longer recommend cow’s milk for daily nutrition. However, cow’s milk and cow’s milk products still have a use in Modern Mayr Medicine. In the event of allergies or intolerances there are a number of alternatives such as soya, sheep’s or goat’s milk that can be used instead.
Dr Peter Gartner, Medical Director at the Parkhotel Igls
7. What exactly is the point of Kneipp therapy? We avail ourselves of the effects of hydrotherapy as popularised by Father Sebastian Kneipp and offer them as supplementary treatments to Mayr Therapy. They are based on the principles of stimulation therapy and can most easily be achieved by means of water-based applications such as treading water, arm baths or contrast arm baths, and hip baths. Kneipp treatments are anti-inflammatory, improve blood circulation and stimulate blood flow. 8. Is it all right to exercise during a Mayr Therapy? Yes, absolutely. This has been made possible by the development of Modern Mayr cuisine, which allows for the inclusion of a certain amount of protein. This protein prevents excessive muscle loss through exercise. In contrast to the earlier, low-protein diets during which anything more strenuous than a gentle stroll was discouraged, today’s Mayr Therapy has no objection to rigorous exercise. 9. I keep hearing about ‘consciousness expansion’ but it didn’t happen during my treatment. Did I do something wrong? Absolutely not! The cause of this special feeling is the beta-endorphin. This is a morphine-like substance, which the body produces in extreme situations. For some people, Mayr treatments and fasts represent extreme situations in which beta-endorphin is released. This in turn leads to a state of euphoria. However, this side effect of Mayr Therapy is very rare.
10. What happens at home, after my treatment? How frequently and for how long should I have Mayr Therapy? As a rule, the diet level you attain towards the end of your treatment here is something you can keep going at home for a while. However, what you really should try to do now is to incorporate the eating habits you learned during your stay into your normal life. Ideally, a Mayr Therapy should be repeated after six months, but a two to three week treatment once a year has proven to be a more realistic alternative.
Just out: our Mayr Guide Please browse through our recently published â€˜Mayr Guideâ€™ for additional information. Originally intended as an information sheet to bridge the brief gap between arrival and your first consultation with a physician, it grew into a reference book in which you will find answers to many of your questions. The guide is the same size as our dressing gown pockets, so you can always have the Mayr Guide about your person for reference during your stay.
TEA Liquid intake plays an extremely important role in detoxification, and you should drink around 3 litres of fluids over the course of each day. The chief purpose of this is to restore the body’s acidbase balance because chronic acidification is the root cause of many civilisation syndromes. The teas used at the Parkhotel Igls contain only ingredients that have an alkaline effect. We do not use acidifying fruit teas or black teas. Modern Mayr Medicine’s recommended method for making tea: for the best effect, allow teas and infusions to brew for only a brief period until they take on a pale colour. Use as much tea or herb as you can hold with 3 fingers, add 1 litre of hot water, and then allow the tea to brew for no longer than 2 minutes. Never add sugar or sweeteners!
DR GARTNER’S SLIMMING TEA
‘MILDE JOHANNA’ FRUIT TEA – AN EXCEPTIONAL TALENT
Our Slimming Tea combines the metabolism-stimulating
‘Milde Johanna’ is a stomach-friendly fruit tea full of
effect of bladderwrack with the detoxifying effects of
vitamin C and – unlike other fruit teas – contains only
lady’s mantle, Adonis vernalis and buckthorn bark. The
ingredients that have an alkali effect: apple, beetroot,
flavour is rounded off by the addition of peppermint,
dried currants, blackberries and redcurrants.
which also promotes bile flow.
ALPINE HERBAL TEA – A TEA FOR ALL SEASONS Alpine Herbal Tea is not only very tasty and refreshing, but due to its mucus-relieving and antispasmodic properties it is used to treat respiratory disorders like coughs and sore throats. This herbal infusion also has a regulating effect on the digestive system.
Parkhotel Igls cookbooklet
Parkhotel Igls cookbooklet
Modern Mayr cuisine at home – the Parkhotel Igls
now in English!
Healthy eating equals a healthy life. Our head chef Markus Sorg and the medical team continually collaborate on the development and refinement of the Modern Mayr cuisine – representing an integral part of all treatments at Parkhotel Igls. Today’s delicious Modern Mayr cuisine bears no resemblance to the classic milk & bread roll diet of yesteryear – we have evolved! Intelligent gourmet fasting replaces strict denial and latest findings in nutritional science are fused with the art of haute cuisine, resulting in dishes which are light and tasty, yet providing maximal support for our all important detox programme. Now these culinary delights can be recreated at home: in the new English edition of FX Mayr for Gourmets, chef Markus Sorg presents a series of dishes suitable for everyday cooking whilst elevating the diet into an exciting culinary experience. In these recipes he demonstrates how correct nutrition, a healthy lifestyle and delicious meals can go hand in hand. Yet the featured recipes are not complex or elaborate, rather they are tasty options and variations which can easily be prepared at home. All recipes are tested for readily available ingredients and use organically grown produce with selected herbs & spices.
Joie de vivre cooking Chef Sorg’s interpretation of Modern Mayr cuisine is brimming with vitality and zest for life: dishes are packed with vitamins & nutrients, yet incredibly gentle on the whole body. Regional produce and – wherever possible – organically grown foodstuffs are of fundamental importance; natural flavour always dominates and herbs & spices are used in moderation to enhance flavours, resulting in healthy, delicious dishes. Easy to do and good for you A stay at Parkhotel Igls means a substantial change in
Portrait of Markus Sorg – Head Chef with a difference
eating habits. Therefore chef Sorg is emphatic when it comes to simplicity of his recipes, ensuring they can be prepared with ease and integrated into normal everyday life, and bringing an element of fun to the daily routine of food preparation. He hugely enjoys sharing his knowledge,
25 year old Markus Sorg shows notable culinary vision and
and his special cookery classes at Parkhotel Igls give
outstanding imagination. In collaboration with the medical
participants the opportunity to immerse themselves into
team at the Health Retreat, the young Tyrolean sees it as
the delicious world of Modern Mayr cuisine.
his mission to constantly evolve the Modern Mayr cuisine at Parkhotel Igls. Delicious food and culinary mastery are
The dose makes the poison
always his goal, for example, elevating simple everyday
Markus Sorg focuses on light wholesome foods, plenty of
ingredients such as beetroot to the height of enjoyment
vegetables, cereals and whole rice. ‘Never leave out
with 15 ways of preparation!
enjoyment, from time to time this could be a good piece
‘Unfortunately the word diet is still widely misunderstood’
of roast meat!’ he declares. And then he adds ‘as long as
Markus explains, ‘because diet should not be about
it is enjoyed in moderation – because it is the dose that
starvation and weight loss, constant calorie counting and
makes the poison!’
foregoing the joy of eating. It is much rather an all embracing way of life and the adoption of a new lifestyle.
What are the most important rules to consider with
As such we recognise and omit unsuitable, health
Modern Mayr cuisine?
damaging foodstuffs wherever and whenever possible,
The cornerstones are healthy and natural cooking, eating
but we do so without sacrificing culinary enjoyment. For
slowly, chewing and insalivating, rediscovering our
me living healthily is synonymous with eating properly.’
satiation reflexes, and leaving 4–5 hours between meals.
Parkhotel Igls cookbooklet
The new English edition of the FX Mayr for Gourmets cookbooklet is now available to order from Parkhotel Igls, price â‚Ź12 excluding p&p www.parkhotel-igls.at
G et the booklet
The cookbooklet FX Mayr for Gourmets and the Parkhotel Igls gift box
Parkhotel Iglsâ€™ Tiroler KrĂ¤uterhof natural cosmetics
WITH LOVE FROM TYROL Gifts of health & wellbeing
A gift box filled with your selection of hand-picked treats
All manner of delicious treats from the Parkhotel can be
from the Parkhotel Igls is an ideal present for the special
added to your gift box; perhaps a blend from our new tea
people in your life.
collection, crispbread, top quality argan oil, or Markus Sorg’s homemade jams? Our internationally renowned
Our new range of premium natural cosmetics is proving
cookbooklet is another popular choice. You may wish
particularly popular: the Tiroler Kräuterhof skincare
to give someone special a gift voucher – available to
range is free of glycerine/glycerol, artificial emulsifiers,
purchase as part of the box or separately.
perfumes, colours, artificial preservatives, paraffins, sodium laureth compounds (sodium lauryl ether) and
Our bespoke gift boxes are made by the ‘Youth at Work’
silicones. Soaps are made by hand using indigenous
charity and prices start at €15 for the gift box + postage.
organic oils, herbs and 100% natural essential oils – there
Let us know what we can do to fulfil your and your loved
is no gentler way to take care of your skin! Our mild
shampoo is based on natural, moisturising sugar surfactants, herbal extracts and organic oils – one of the characteristics of natural surfactants is that they are low foaming yet highly effective cleaning agents. The Tiroler Kräuterhof range is suitable for all skin and hair types.
Wholesome oat & coconut kisses for Christmas by Markus Sorg
Makes approx 20 kisses 50g rolled oats 50g desiccated coconut 20g butter 25g granulated sugar 150ml soya milk 1 egg, separated Grated zest of 1 orange
Lightly brown the oats and desiccated coconut in a sautĂŠ pan. Add butter and sugar and allow to caramelise. Deglaze the pan with soya milk, leave to cook until the mixture comes away from the sides of the pan. Add orange zest and allow to cool. Stir the egg yolk into the cooled mixture. Whisk the egg white, carefully fold into the mixture. Spoon small balls of mixture onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with extra oats and bake at 180Â°C for 15 minutes. Leave to cool.
Oat & coconut kisses
May I introduce myself ... I’m Elizabeth Rubisoier, or ‘Lisie’ for
those foods recommended for him or
short. I am the Deputy Manager for
her. The restaurant ambience is just
Parkhotel Igls’ restaurant and have
as important to our guests as the
been working there since 2000. Serving
service, so our team looks after flower
guests breakfast, lunch and dinner
arrangements as well as the terrace
goes along with a listening ear as
and tea bar. Thanks to all the positive
personal interaction with the guests
feedback we receive, we know that
is what really interests me about
our guests really appreciate the
my work. Guests may need to get
personal attention we give them. This
something off their chest or are going
is something that makes me happy
through a ‘healing crisis’ – I listen
and really inspires me, as does
and try to encourage them to feel
working with such a fabulous and
better about themselves.
In the restaurant service we always
When I’m not working I spend a lot of
keep a very close eye on whether any
time with my grandchildren. I also
guest has a food allergy or intolerance.
like listening to music, hiking and
We take note of the physician’s
instructions, advise our guests and make sure each person is served only
Did you know that ... total fasting leads to metabolic starvation mode, places considerable stress on the body and, once fasting ends, causes weight to shoot up? ... the lymphatics ensure that viruses, bacteria, protein, dead cells and toxins are eliminated from the body? Around 600 lymph nodes cleanse the lymphatic fluid and channel it back into the blood system. ... some of the fundamental reasons for fasting are to overcome bad habits, traits and thoughts, set rules and regulations help to achieve this.
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Overview of our treatment modules Prices medical arrangements THE BASIC PROGRAMME €850 A fixed component for all treatment modules and normally combined with a therapy module MAYR-CLASSIC The ideal introduction to Modern Mayr Medicine
MAYR-INTENSIVE To detox and optimise overall health condition
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM €1,450 Treatment of back disorders, restoring mobility
HEART & CIRCULATION €1,700 To counteract predominant health risk factors such as stress, overweight, high blood pressure
Single rooms Double rooms* Suites* Parkhotel Suite (rate is for up to 5 persons)
METABOLISM & DETOX €1,660 For food intolerances, allergies, burn-out and sleep disorders Special offer DETOX ON THE RUN €1,280 Special offer MODERN MAYR MEDICAL CHECK €3,516 Special offer Kybun®@Mayr
Diagnostic module SUPER MEDICAL CHECK €2,116 Diagnostic module PREVENTATIVE ULTRASOUND ARRANGEMENT €1,039
Prices listed are per person per week, excluding room rates. Prices for additional weeks upon request. Prices & services valid from 26 Dec 2013 to 13 Dec 2014
€143 – 322 €138 – 233 €255 – 365 €1,100
Prices listed are per person per day including breakfast, excluding therapy modules. * for single use upon request Price discount: 5% discount as of 2 weeks, 10% discount as of 3 weeks. The Parkhotel Igls Facts & Figures Doctors’ surgery, treatment rooms, massage cubicles, baths section, soft pack system, sleep diagnostics, physiotherapy Indoor swimming pool with hydrotherapy, Finnish sauna, bio-sauna, textile sauna, steam bath, infrared cabin, sun bed, cosmetics department Meditation and relaxation rooms, loggia with reading corners, top floor panoramic fitness room, gymnastics room, lounge with open fireplace, lecture room 42 rooms & 9 suites, all with balconies overlooking our natural park with mature and young lime, birch and spruce trees and sweeping views over the Tyrolean Alps
Closed for refurbishment The Parkhotel Igls will be closed for remodelling and renovation from 1 December 2013. However, we can be contacted by phone during this time, including the Christmas holidays. We will be delighted to welcome you again from 26 December onwards. We are looking forward to seeing you! 27
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2013
10 days – arriving on 26 December 2013
Celebrate a special turn of the year at the Parkhotel Igls! After the Christmas holidays – and especially the Christmas food – our bodies need time to recover. You can do this at Parkhotel Igls immediately the celebrations have ended. Our qualified team and unparalleled surroundings provide the perfect setting for a detox programme based on the Modern Mayr Medicine. We have put together a broad and seasonal programme for a festive and peaceful ambience around the start of the New Year. We positively encourage you to give in to the temptations of our healthy New Year’s Eve buffet based on Modern Mayr cuisine and tailored to our diet levels. Between each course, the tenor Andreas Winkler and his ensemble Don & Giovannis will sing songs to transport you to the old Europe. A torch walk shortly before the turn of the year offers an opportunity to let the old year fade away before raising a toast to the new.
– Entry examination and comprehensive health check up, 30 mins – 3 Medical check ups and manual abdominal treatments, 20 mins – Final examination, 30 mins – Bioimpedance measurement, i.e. cell mass, body fluid and body fat – Extensive blood tests – 5 Partial massages, each 25 mins – 3 Full massages, each 50 mins – 3 Liver compresses with beeswax – Daily hydrotherapy treatments (Kneipp Circuit) – Modern Mayr cuisine adapted to individual diet requirements – Mineral water, herbal tea & vegetable base broth – Group exercise sessions, active & passive anti-stress exercises (relaxation), lifestyle management & mental group coaching – Presentations & information sessions
– Free use of the pool, sauna & gym facilities with panoramic views – Snowshoe excursion or winter walk – Curling – Bergisel Qualification Ski-jumping – Cross-country skiing in Seefeld – Enjoy an enchanting and exciting New Year’s Eve with a Modern Mayr cuisine buffet accompanied by innovative classical crossover music and an exhilarating after dinner torch walk – New Year’s Day: long & leisurely walk – Giant screen transmission of New Year’s Day concert from Vienna with the Vienna Philharmonic – Option to acquire tickets for the New Year’s Day concert in Innsbruck
10 days from €1,850 per person, price excl accommodation (from €1,380)
Parkhotel Igls | Health is Central | Iglerstrasse 51 | 6080 Innsbruck-Igls | Austria Tel +43 (0)512 377 305 | Fax +43 (0)512 379 225 | email@example.com | www.parkhotel-igls.at