ATLANTIC PALACE 5* in Karlovy Vary
A beautiful hotel building was built in the early 20th century in the style of the Wiener Werkstätte, located in the heart of the spa town area, just a few steps from the spa colonnade. The hotel rooms have from their balconies a beautiful view of the whole town center, St. Maria Magdalene Church, Theatre Square and the famous mixed forests of Carlsbad.
MAIN SPA TREATMENTS
- Underwater Massage: It is a massage provided in a water environment. It combines the effects of a total thermal bath and a masage. It helps with relaxation of the muscles, blood supply to the skin and stimulates the lymphatic system. It also improves mobility of the joints and soothes the pains in the locomotor system.
- Massage Bath: It is a whirling bath, massaging is not provided gradually but to the whole body in the same time. The temperature of the bath is 34°C - 37°C. During the treatment the patient’s muscles are heated and released, the blood supply and metabolism are improved and the whole organism is relaxed. The Massage bath supports a proper function of the lymphatic system.
- Pearl Bath: Peat as a natural healing source is used in this treatment. The temperature of the bath is 37°C – 40°C, so that the bath is strongly hyperemic. The treatment has excellent results with rheumatic diseases and arthritis, it releaves backaches and pains in joints and muscles, it heals eczema, acne and skin inflammation, and it improves function of the perspiration glands. The peat bath has evidently positive influence on disorders of locomotor system, on gynecological inflammations and neurological and civilization diseases. It helps with the treatment of psoriasis, atopic eczema, acne, as well as sleeping disorders. It has also considerable detoxifying effects.
- Carbonic Bath: The bath is prepared by saturating normal or mineral water with carbon dioxid (CO2). The effect of the bath depends on its temperature and on the amount of CO2 in the water. The bath should be hypothermic (28°C – 34°C). The bath is more efficient at lower temperature. An active hyperemia arises in the places where the skin is in a contact with the bath. Capillaries dilate there and the effect is the same as with autotransfusion to the periphery. The blood supply to the skin is sufficient, the perception of cold is decreased and the initial sensation of cold is replaced by a sensation of warmth. With regard to its minimum heat strain the treatment is suitable for many disorders such as heart and vascular diseases or afflictions of nervous or blood circulation systems – but always on medical prescription only.
- Peat Bath: One of the many interesting uses of balneotherapy is the botanical peat bath. Natural peat consists of decomposed vegetable matter and is high in nutrients and minerals. The medicinal peat is harvested from deep within peat bogs (where every one-inch layer of peat takes thousands of years to develop). One of peat's most striking characteristics is the ability to interact with metal ions, oxides, hydro-oxide and organic compounds to form water soluble and insoluble associations of widely differing chemical and biological stabilities.
- Classical Massage: It is a massage provided by a skilled therapist (masseur) using special touches and grips to influence the trophic of the skin, subcutis and muscles. The general purpose of the massage is stimulation of the receptors. The massage positively influences the muscle tone (both in terms of reducing and increasing the tone of the muscles), helps with absorbing the swellings, supports metabolism and breaks the tissue adhesions and coalescence. The relaxation effects of the massage are both local and total. Special massage creams and oils are used and as a result the massage is very pleasant and has a strong psychotherapeutic effects.
- Reflex Massage: It is a highly specialized rehabilitation procedure performed by a professio¬nally trained therapist. The objective of this massage is to affect the reflex changes caused by a pathological process, which are situated in the skin, muscles and periost. The reflex points are stimulated and as a result the places related to that points are effected. The reflex massage is performed with a minimum use of a cream or even quite drily.
- Pelotherm: It is a hyperthermal treatment using a natural healing substance called „peloid“ prepared in one-time compresses, which are heated to 46°C and then put on the treated parts of the body according to the doctor‘s prescription. The specific heat of the peloid is transferred to the patient's body and the treated places are intensively heated up. The peat compress causes increased blood supply in relevant parts of the body, releases the tension and accelerates absorption. Due to the heat the connective tissues are softened, the ligaments, fascias and joint capsules are released. This treatment is an ideal preparation before other therapies, for example before individual exercise therapy.
- Oaten Bath: It is a special bath prepared from 100% oat powder and mineral water and heated to 34°C – 37°C. The bath heats up the body mildly and has relaxing and regenerating effect. It is suitable for both children and adults with very atopic and dry skin. The oat bath soothes irritated skin, itching spots, and allergic dermatitis.
- Partial lymphatic massage: This procedure is performed by instrumental compression of the lower limbs from the fingertips of feet to the pelvis. The lymph fluid is pushed up from the lower limbs helping to ameliorate oedema (swelling) of the lower limbs.