Windsor Spa Hotel is focused on traditional comprehensive spa treatment using local natural resources – thermo-mineral water and peloids.
What is traditional spa treatment?
The basis of the treatment is a drinking cure and traditional hot mineral baths combined with modern balneological methods such as massage, magnet therapy, electrotherapy and others.
An integral part of the therapy is health education and a special diet under the supervision of a nutritional therapist.
Indications for spa treatment
- diseases of the digestive tract (gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, intestinal disorders, conditions following operations on the bowels, stomach, gall bladder, chronic disease of the liver, gall bladder, bowel and pancreas)
- metabolism disorders (diabetes mellitus, obesity, fat metabolism disorders, gout)
- musculoskeletal diseases (degenerative disorders of the spine and large joints)
Comprehensive spa treatment
Your treatment stay in Windsor Spa Hotel includes:
- accommodation with half- or full-board,
- initial medical examination and
- the setting of an individual treatment programme including drinking cure prescription,
- 20 treatment procedures per week according to doctor’s advice (for children between 6 and 15, max. 8 procedures per week),
- follow-up medical examination (for stays of 8 or more nights),
- standard laboratory examination (for stays of 7 or more nights),
- supervision of a doctor and other medical staff over the course of your spa treatment,
- special diet (in accordance with the doctor’s recommendations),
- free entrance to the sauna,
Bath in thermo-mineral pool
Here at the Windsor Hotel, we are returning to the proven traditions of Karlovy Vary spa treatments: bathing in healing thermo-mineral water at a temperature of 36-38 °C.
This is the only pool of its type located within a hotel in the Czech Republic.
Karlovy Vary mineral water has the following beneficial properties:
- boosts the production of bile in the liver and its transport through the bile duct to the duodenum,
- normalises the secretion of stomach juices,
- has a stimulative effect on pancreatic exocrine secretion,
- boosts the activity of digestive enzymes in the duodenum,
- reduces sugar levels in the blood and urine,
- improves acid-base homeostasis in the sense of a slight alkalinisation of the body,
- reduces the level of uric acid in the blood,
- has a diuretic effect,
- and last but not least reduces levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood.
Composition of Karlovy Vary mineral water
The twelve Karlovy Vary healing springs have almost the same chemical composition. They differ only in temperature (30–72 °C) and the amount of free absorbed carbon dioxide, which affects their pH of between 6.5 – 7.3.
In chemical terms, the water is a hot hydrocarbon-sulfate-chloride-sodium medium carbonated water, 6.5-6.8 g/l, weakly hypotonic.
Since Karlovy Vary mineral water contains a highly concentrated mix of natural substances, it is not suitable for long-term or unregulated consumption. Your daily dosage is recommended by a doctor. Drink before eating, ideally during a walk directly at the springs. A cup of size 2 dl should be drunk over a 3-10 minute period (with minimum break between cups of 5-10 minutes).
Conditions for which spa treatment is inappropriate and may be significantly restricted or completely refused.
transmissible between humans, including carriers
Any illness during an acute phase
and conditions in which health destabilisation can be reasonably expected
- Clinical signs of circulatory malfunction
Serious disorders of heart rhythm
and persistent hypertension of over 120 mm Hg diastolic blood pressure
Following deep vein thrombosis
within 3 months following loss of symptoms, following superficial thrombophlebitis within 6 weeks of loss of symptoms
Repeated profuse bleeding
of any aetiology over the past 12 months
Malignant tumours during treatment
and following treatment with clinically detectable signs of disease activity
- Decompensated epilepsy
Active attacks or phases of psychosis
or mental disorders, states of confusion, dementia
- Alcohol or drug addiction
- Urinary and faecal incontinence
- Gallstones in the principle bile duct, bile flow disorders
- Hepatic insufficiency
- Bleeding from oesophageal varices
- Alcohol-related liver disorders
- Serious manifestations of atherosclerosis
- Non-healing skin defects
- Renal insufficiency
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