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DANUBIUS HEALTH SPA
ETIQUETTE
WORKING WITH NATURE...
As our valued guest, for your safety and enjoyment, we kindly ask you to:
Welcome to DANUBIUS HOTELS GROUP, Europe’s largest and most experienced spa
operators! Our spas are situated in unique and beautiful locations in Hungary, the Czech
Republic, Slovakia and Romania.
All of our spas are founded on natural resources that have a historical tradition of healing, that
we combine with medical expertise to offer a unique and exciting experience.
Please always wear your slippers in the spa, pool and wet areas
Help us to maintain hygiene standards by always showering before using the spa or pool facilities
Some guests prefer using the sauna naked and some not. We try to accommodate all cultural
habits, so please check the policy at your chosen destination
In the interests of hygiene, please place your sauna towel under you when using the sauna, and
always shower before going from the sauna into the plunge pool
DANUBIUS HEALTH SPAS
Please arrive to your treatment on time – our therapists are often fully booked. By arriving late
you might miss part or all of your treatment
Natural Resources: The heart of our treatments
Please be aware that some of our spas have a cancellation policy where a part of or all of the
treatment cost may be charged in case of a no-show or cancellation
If you have any comments regarding your treatment or spa service, please use our guest feedback service which you can find in the spa. Alternatively, you can either write a comment in our
guestbook at the spa reception or speak directly to the spa manager.
In our Danubius Health Spas you will find the following:
Medical Expertise: Experienced doctors and health professionals to support and guide you
through your therapies
Therapeutic Treatments: Effective medical procedures that have successfully treated generations of spa guests
Relaxation Services: Relaxation facilities and treatments to really help you unwind and de-stress
Fitness and Beauty: Danubius Premier Fitness and Emporium Wellness and Beauty centres
Enjoy your visit!
Danubius Healthy Choice: Healthy menus to complement our delicious local cuisines;
low-fat and calorie counted
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DANUBIUS HEALTH SPA RESORTS
thermal water
mud
natural gas
salt water
mineral spring
CZECH REPUBLIC
Marienbad
SLOVAKIA
Smrdáky
Piešťany
HUNGARY
Bük
Budapest
Sárvár
Hévíz
Sovata
ROMANIA
AREA MAP OF BUDAPEST
Árpád Bridge
SPA TRADITION AT DANUBIUS
OTHER THERMAL
BATHS IN BUDAPEST:
DHSR Margitsziget
DH Margitsziget
1. Palatinus
1
Gundel Restaurant
DHSR Helia
2
2. Lukács
3. Király
6
Margit Bridge
4. Rudas
5. Gellért
3
6. Széchenyi
We operate over 30 spa hotels in 5 countries. You will find that each of our locations has its
own individual atmosphere, scenery and traditions. What they all have in common, however,
is belief in the healing power of the earth’s natural resources and a way of life that is built
around the ‘spa’.
Whether you are seeking the trusted results of our rehabilitation therapies, wish to relax and
enjoy the soothing effects of nature’s wonders, or simply want to escape to a beautiful and
exotic location, then we are waiting for you with a warm welcome.
In many of our locations you will find our spa tradition reflected in the beautiful architecture
of our properties. In the past, these spas were in fact therapy centres for the treatment of
medical conditions.
With the ever-changing spa culture, we have also moved with the times. In addition to offering
effective therapies for the treatment of medical conditions and maintaining good health, we also
offer a wide range of pampering and relaxation services.
Chain Bridge
Whether you are visiting for medical reasons or to relax and de-stress, you will instantly sense
the tradition and confidence behind our procedures and the execution of our treatments –
treatments that have been tried and tested over centuries.
Erzsébet Bridge
4
DH Gellért
The Gellért Baths and Spa is operated
by Budapest Gyógyfürdői és Hévizei Zrt.
Liberty Bridge
5
Petőfi Bridge
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WHAT IS MEDICAL SPA?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Therapeutic stays are based upon a complete spa treatment plan that includes a medical
consultation and individually prescribed treatments that take into consideration your specific
health condition.
On arrival at a Danubius Health Spa you will be booked in with one of our highly experienced
spa doctors. During this consultation you will be able to discuss your particular health or
medical needs. Based upon these, the doctor will then design your personalised therapeutic
treatment plan. This will combine natural treatments with physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, medical packing and massage to achieve the necessary results.
Depending upon your progress, the doctor may subsequently adjust the treatment prescription
during your stay. Besides the medical treatments, we also offer a wide range of relaxation and
well-being treatments to ensure that you leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. If you are staying
with us on one of our longer spa stays, the doctor will conduct a final examination and lifestyle
recommendation. In order to benefit effectively from the treatment, you are advised to stay
for at least 2 or 3 weeks.
WE OFFER TREATMENT FOR:
Musculoskeletal diseases such as:
• Diseases associated with and/or degenerative chronic inflammation of the joints
• Chronic inflammatory muscles diseases
• Fibromyalgia
• Back pain
· Ankylosing spondylitis
Preparation prior to orthopaedic surgery or
post-accident rehabilitation
Digestive disorders and
Chronic peripheral circulatory disorders
Recommended spas: Budapest, Hévíz,
Bük, Sárvár, Marienbad, Piešťany
and Sovata
Kidney and urinary tract diseases
Recommended spa: Marienbad
Respiratory conditions
Recommended spas: Sovata, Sárvár
and Marienbad
Gynaecological inflammatory diseases
Recommended spas: Marienbad
and Sovata
Skin diseases (eczema, psoriasis, local
dermatitis, acne and arthritic psoriasis)
Recommended spas: Sárvár, Smrdáky
and Sovata
WHAT IS MEDICAL WELLNESS?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Medical wellness (lifestyle improvement or disease preventative programmes) means adopting
certain lifestyle behaviours. This conduct must then be combined with certain medical therapies
to improve your overall well-being, boost your health, and even possibly lengthen your life
expectancy. Our doctors – experts in traditional spa therapies and their effects – will tailor a
personal ‘medical wellness’ programme for you, especially designed to put your body and spirit
back on track. Our medical wellness programme will include:
A short questionnaire and personal doctor’s consultation to establish an overall picture of your
current health status.
The medical wellness diagnosis entails a physical examination whereby we try to map out your
state of health and discover any emerging illnesses in a timely manner in order to avoid future
medical complications. The diagnosis contains:
• Lifestyle questionnaire;
• Live blood cell analysis (in some locations);
• Other tests may include: blood pressure, breath function (in some places),
chloresteral, blood sugar and body fat.
After this diagnosis, the doctor will prescribe a programme based on your own personal goals and
requirements. Our Medical Wellness programmes are divided into the following areas:
Weight loss
Detox
Stress management
Re-energisation
WHICH SPAS OR COUNTRIES TO CHOOSE?
Recommended health spa resorts are Margaret Island, Bük and Hévíz in Hungary; Danubius
Health Spa Irma-Thermia Palace and Balnea Esplanade in Slovakia and Nově & Centrální Lázně
in the Czech Republic.
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RELAXATION & WELLNESS
Our well-being stays range from 2 days to 3 weeks, and are focused on relaxation and rejuvenation. In our resorts you will discover a wide range of relaxation and beauty treatments, as well as
many opportunities to improve your physical fitness.
Many of our traditional medical treatments are also extremely effective as part of a lifestyle
improvement programme. Similarly, many of our natural resources have revitalising and reenergising effects. You will also be impressed by the superb pool, sauna, hydro and wellness
complexes in some of our resorts.
WE OFFER:
Waterworlds: A variety of swimming pools, thermal bath complexes, hydro pools, sunbathing
areas, saunas and steam rooms.
Relaxation treatments: Aside from the obvious benefits of providing relaxation and stress
relief, treatments such as massages and baths provide numerous physiological benefits as well.
Whether your body’s aches and pains are the result of work, sport, or day-to-day stress, a wellness treatment like a massage will relax tense or aching muscles and joints. Arthritis, rheumatism,
and chronic back pain can also be relieved.
Fitness clubs and exercise classes: We take care of your fitness and health needs. Fully
equipped fitness centres and personal consultations alongside the numerous exercise classes,
such as aqua fitness, yoga, Pilates, tai chi and nordic walking enable you to improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility. Our friendly and helpful instructors cater to all ages and
fitness levels, making sure you experience an enjoyable, safe and effective workout.
Beauty treatments: At Danubius we recognise that if you want to feel your best, it helps to look
your best. As part of our modernisation process, we have created an exciting new beauty and
wellness concept under the name ‘Emporium’. We offer personal attention, expert advice, unparalleled service, and tried-and-tested treatments in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Healthy food: Danubius Healthy Choice: healthy menus to complement our delicious local
cuisines – low-fat and calorie counted.
Danubius Bubbles Club – keeping the whole family entertained. Our family friendly hotels
include a professional team to entertain our guests and ensure they have a fun holiday. Among
the activities on offer are pool games, sports competitions, handicraft programmes and other
enjoyable events for both children and adults.
WHICH SPAS OR COUNTRIES TO CHOOSE?
All Danubius Health Spas. Highly recommended are Margaret Island, Hévíz, Aqua and Bük in
Hungary; Hvězda-Skálník, Nově & Centrální Lázně in the Czech Republic; Thermia Palace and
Balnea Esplanade Palace in Slovakia and Sovata in Romania.
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NATURAL RESOURCES OF HUNGARY
Due to the thinness of the earth’s crust in the Carpathian basin, Hungary is blessed with more
than two thousand natural thermal mineral springs and wells producing thermal water. The heat
and chemical composition of these thermal waters have a direct healing effect on many mobility
conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism. Due to its muscle relaxant and analgesic effect, mud
from the unique Hévíz thermal lake is used in the form of packs.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF HUNGARIAN THERMAL WATERS
GELLÉRT (BUDAPEST)
The water is rich in calcium-magnesium-hydrocarbonates and has been used since the 14th century
for medicinal and relaxation purposes.
MARGITSZIGET (BUDAPEST, MARGARET ISLAND)
With the advancement of drilling technology, this water was brought to the surface in 1886 and
is suitable for bathing and drinking. It does not have the typical sulphurous odour.
HÉVÍZ
This 2000-year-old medicinal water contains sulphur, radon and minerals, and was created by volcanic
activity. It is the world’s only natural thermal lake that is suitable for bathing. The water has been
medically proven in treating mobility disorders, as well as postoperative orthopaedic rehabilitation.
BÜKFÜRDŐ
With its free carbonic acid content above 1000 mg, the water meets internationally established
criteria for carbonic-acid springs. Moreover, the dissolved mineral content is very high. A mineral
drinking cure is also available for musculoskeletal disorders.
SÁRVÁR
Due to the high salt and dissolved mineral content in the water, therapies involving the water to
treat musculoskeletal complaints can achieve remarkable results. It also rejuventates the skin –
guests will experience a silky sensation during bathing.
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HEALTH SPA TREATMENTS
SUITABLE AND NOT SUITABLE FOR:
Each spa resort specialises in the treatment of certain medical conditions.
If you suffer from any of the conditions listed in the the ‘not suitable for’ list, you should contact
the hotel prior to booking a stay with us. For more detailed information, please refer either to our
website (danubiushotels.com) or directly contact the hotel of your choice.
SUITABLE FOR:
NOT SUITABLE FOR:
Musculoskeletal diseases
• Chronic degenerative joint diseases
• Musculoskeletal diseases associated with
chronic inflammation (e.g. Rheumatoid
arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout)
• Soft tissue diseases (fibromyalgia, tendinitis, shoulder joint complaints)
• Spinal disorders (inter-vertebral disk disorders, diseases involving the wear of cartilage, lumbago)
Orthopaedic and accident rehabilitation
Stress, fatigue
Certain diseases of the respiratory tract
(chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mild
asthma, respiratory allergies)
Some digestive problems
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Infectious diseases
Fever
Acute inflammation
Untreated hypertension
Cardiovascular disease: coronary insufficiency,
cardiac muscle weakness, post-cardiac surgery and severe irregular heartbeat (in these
cases, please consult a cardiologist for specific treatment recommendations)
Malignant tumours and blood disorders
currently undergoing treatment
Severe anaemia, haemophilia
Epilepsy
Acute thrombosis, phlebitis, leg ulcers
Endometriosis (except in Slovakia)
Certain skin diseases
Shortness of breath
Untreated thyroid problems or hyperthy
roidism
Patients in need of care who are not selfsufficient, the elderly
Incontinence and defecation disorders
Pregnancy
BALNEOTHERAPY
MEDICAL CHECK UP
THERMAL BATH
INITIAL DOCTOR’S CHECK UP
Rich in minerals and warmed by the heat of
the earth’s interior, thermal mineral water is
probably one of the most remarkable natural
remedies known to mankind. Thermal water
is the basis of our natural treatments in Hungary and Slovakia. It is particularly effective in
the treatment of chronic inflammatory and
degenerative locomotive disorders, and is
also excellent in rehabilitation programmes.
Relaxing in the warm water is also a perfect
antidote to unwinding from the stresses and
strains of modern life. In fact, its effect is so
strong that a weekly visit to the local spa is
routine for many people living in Central
Europe. Thermal water naturally arises, or is
pumped artificially up to the earth’s surface,
typically from a depth of around 2,000 meters.
After this, it then cools to a temperature
suitable for bathing, which is usually between
36-39 °C. You are encouraged to relax in the
thermal bath for 15-20 minutes daily unless
otherwise advised by one of our doctors.
In some of our more traditional spas, your
thermal bathing treatment will conclude with
a 15-minute full body dry wrap. Some of our
older thermal bathhouses are true architectural gems, whilst our newer facilities combine
thermal water with sauna facilities, swimming
and hydro pools.
Time of treatment: 20-35 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
If you are staying with us on a traditional or
therapeutic spa package you will, upon arrival,
be booked in for a check up with one of our
spa doctors. The aim of this initial consultation
is to check your health complaints, health
history, that the treatments prescribed are
safe and effective. If necessary the doctor
may prescribe additional examinations and/or
laboratory tests.
Time: 15 min.
Prescription: not needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
DOCTOR'S CONTROL
If you are staying with us for one week or
longer on a traditional or therapeutic spa stay,
it is likely that you will receive a weekly control
check up with one of our spa doctors. The
purpose of this consultation is to ensure that
your treatment plan is having the best results
possible and that you are getting the best out of
our spa services. In some cases the treatment
plan might be adjusted and additional treatments advised, depending on your progress.
Time: 10 min.
Prescription: not needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
INDIVIDUAL NUTRITION ADVICE
Our individual nutrition advice service is conducted by either a qualified dietician or nutrition consultant. The advice session may begin
with a short assessment including blood pres-
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sure, heart rate, body mass index, waist hip
ratio and body fat percentage. The dietician
also may ask you detailed questions to determine your current eating habits and give
advice on how they can be improved. If you
are a guest in the hotel they will also be able to
design a personal dietary program for the
length of your stay in consultation with the
hotel chef. The aim of the program is to motivate you into improving your nutritional lifestyle, not just whilst you are with us, but when
you return home as well.
Time: 20-60 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Detox, Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget
LIFE ASSESSMENT
This treatment has three parts. Firstly we take
down the guest’s essential measurements
(height, weight and age). From these measurements we can detirmine the guest’s BMI
(Body mass index – which should be between
20 and 30). We also use these measurements
in combination with the body fat measuring
machine to calculate the ideal body weight in
kilos and energy exchange (Kcal) according to
that particular guest. In the second part we
measure the blood pressure and the resting
pulse rate with a digital blood pressure machine. Finally we examine the respiratory function capacity (inhalation and exhalation) with
a spirometer. These measurements give a clear
picture of the guest’s health and are a good
starting point for designing a fitness program
or giving lifestyle advice.
Time: 20-30 min.
Prescription: not needed
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What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox,
Weight loss
Available: Helia, Hévíz, Aqua
MEDICAL WELLNESS
DOCTORS CONSULTATION
Many of our ’healthy living’ or ‘disease prevention’ programs (referred to in Europe as Medical
Wellness) include a ‘Medical Wellness Doctor’s
Consultation’. These are slightly different to a
normal doctor’s consultation. In addition to a
standard medical examination you will also be
asked to fill out a lifestyle questionnaire. This
helps the doctor understand, not just your
health status, but your overall lifestyle habits
such as your fitness, your diet, how you feel
in your professional and personal life as well
as your stress levels. From this evaluation
they will be able to create a really effective spa
program to not only improve your health but
address those problematic areas in your life
to help prevent any serious health condition
from developing. Some Medical Wellness Consultations also use the assistance of different
diagnostic methods, such as a live blood cell
analysis or bio-resonance.
Time: 30-40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox,
Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget
LIVE BLOOD CELL ANALYSIS
This is a special health examination based on
the analysis of live blood cells that have taken
from a finger pin prick. The small drop of
blood is placed onto a slide and magnified
through a camera onto the computer screen.
Both the doctor and guest are able to see the
state of the magnified cells in perfect clarity
and it shows clearly an overall picture of the
health of the client. Poor diet, lack of hydration, stress and hidden signs of disease are
all reflected in the size, shape and pattern of
the blood cells. In addition to explaining the
findings and giving advice, the doctor can also
prescribe spa treatments and lifestyle advice
to help address the risk factors found in the
examination. In many Danubius Health Spa
Resorts the live blood cell analysis is used as
an essential part of the doctor’s consultation
at the beginning of our preventative and medical wellness programs. It is particularly useful in ‘detox’ stays where a noticeable difference
can be seen in the health of the blood cells before and after the treatment. The live blood
cell analysis is often done in combination with
a lifestyle questionnaire assessment.
Time of treatment: 45 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Bük, Sárvár
ARTERIOGRAPH
TensioMed™ Arteriograph is a new medical
invention capable of measuring arterial stiffness in a simple, fast and convenient way.
The measurement takes just a few minutes
with an upper arm cuff. The procedure is safe
and painless, not causing any harm or discomfort. The device gives a measurement report called arteriogram which gives an overall
assessment of the general condition of arteries.
Arteriosclerosis if it is diagnosed in its early
stage can be followed up with effective treatment to effectively combat the illness. Some
of the main risk factors of arteriosclerosis are:
high blood pressure, family history of cardiovascular diseases, physically inactive lifestyle,
overweight, smoking and stress. This assessment is recommended to anyone who has memory problem, women with menopause, and
businessmen with a high heart rate or blood
pressure. Prevention is vital: the earlier the disease is discovered the higher chance of survival.
Time: 30 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget
HYDROTHERAPY
CARBON DIOXIDE BATH
(in normal water)
The carbon dioxide bath is an individual bath
of normal water at a temperature between
32-34 °C into which small ‘fizzy’ bubbles of
carbon dioxide gas are pumped. The same
carbon dioxide used in the food industry is
pumped into the water through a tube. At our
spa resort of Marienbad, natural gas is used,
making this a signature treatment. The treatment can last between 10-20 minutes, during
which you lie relaxed as small carbon bubbles
caress and coat your skin while the gas is absorbed into the body. Medically, the carbon
strongly congests the skin with carbon dioxide,
thereby slowing down heart activity, reducing
blood pressure and stress on the heart and
improving blood circulation. This treatment is
ideal for general relaxation, as there is a pleasant soothing feeling of general tickling from
the carbon bubbles. The treatment in some
of our spa locations is followed by a full body
15-minute dry wrap.
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Time of treatment: 10-20 min.
Prescription: some places needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Hévíz, Aqua, Bük,
Sárvár
HYDROMASSAGE / WHIRLPOOL
This treatment is taken in a hot bath at a temperature of 35-37 °C and a relaxing massage
with currents of whirling water. The effects are
improved blood circulation and a loosening of
muscle and joint stiffness. Aroma oils and
essences can be added to the water to enhance the experience. The treatment can last
between 10-20 minutes.
Time of treatment: 10-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Margitsziget, Hévíz, Aqua, Bük,
Sárvár
UNDERWATER JET MASSAGE
The treatment is given in a bath at a temperature of 35-37 °C. A powerful, pressurised
(0.5-2.0 atm) jet of water is released through a
hose underwater and directed manually by
the therapist to the main muscle groups from
a distance of between 10 and 15 cm and at
an angle, in strokes. By varying the distance
and angle, it is possible to change the intensity of the water jet pressure on the body. The
aim of this deep massage is to release stiffness in the muscles and connective tissues
and to partially release the joints. It is also
probably one of the most effective spa treatments for relaxation available.
Time of treatment: 10-40 min.
Prescription: some places needed
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What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
INDIVIDUAL BUBBLE BATH
The individual bubble bath is similar to the
individual thermal bubble bath. However, instead of using thermal water, ordinary water
that has been heated to a temperature of
between 32-34°C is used. Small ‘fizzy’ bubbles
of air are then pumped into this. The treatment lasts between 10-20 minutes, during
which you lie relaxed as small air bubbles
gently caress and coat the skin. The treatment
is ideal for general relaxation, as there is a
pleasant soothing feeling of general tickling
caused by the bubbles. The treatment in some
of our spa locations is followed by a full body
15-minute dry wrap.
Time of treatment: 10-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Helia
UNDERWATER TRACTION
(in normal water)
Underwater traction in normal water uses exactly the same procedures as in thermal underwater traction. (See: Underwater Traction in
Thermal Water). The only difference is that
normal water is used. Traction therapy is a passive procedure which uses mechanical force to
induce stretching of the soft tissues (muscles,
ligaments, tendons, joint capsules), with the
pulling force during the traction treatment constant and continuous. Traction in water uses the
weight of the body, which is suspended by the
neck or below the arms in a pool of warm
water. Sometimes additional weights are added
to the torso or feet to increase the stretching
effect. During treatment, the body is gently
stretched out, which releases the muscles and
stiff spinal connective tissues. The treatment is
supervised by a professional therapist.
Time of treatment: 10-20 min.
Prescription: needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Bük
UNDERWATER TRACTION
(in thermal water)
Traction therapy is a passive procedure (designed by Károly Moll, a Hévíz rheumatologist)
that uses mechanical force to induce stretching of the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments,
sinews, joint capsules), with the pulling force
during the traction both constant and continuous. Traction in water uses the weight of
the body, which is suspended by the neck or
below the arms, in a special pool of warm
thermal water. Sometimes additional weights
are added to the torso or feet to increase the
stretching effect. During treatment, the body
is gently stretched out, releasing the muscles
and stiff spinal connective tissues. The treatment is supervised by a professional therapist
and lasts for 15 minutes. Underwater traction
in thermal water has a double benefit of
traction as well as the healing effects of the
minerals and heat from the thermal water.
In this case, the sulphur and minerals are
absorbed through the skin, after which they
migrate to other structures in the body, such
as ligaments, cartilages and sinews. Once it
is in the body, the sulphur inhibits the degradation of elastine and collagen.
Time of treatment: 10-20 min.
Prescription: needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Hévíz, Aqua, Sárvár
HYDROTHERAPY |
Kneipp treatments
ALTERNATING TEMPERATURE BATH
This treatment is similar in principal to the
stepping bath and is based on the Kneipp
principle of hot and cold water on the body.
The difference between the two treatments is
in the stepping bath: you physically step into
baths of alternating temperatures, whereas
with our alternating temperature bath you sit
comfortably with your feet in a basin whilst a
gentle jet of water is sprayed onto the feet at
a warm temperature with intervals of cold
water. This procedure is repeated for the wrists
and hands in the arm bath with water. This
treatment improves the immune system, circulation and metabolism and leaves one with
a rejuvenated feeling.
Time of treatment: 10 min.
Prescription: needed
What is it for: Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Hévíz, Aqua, Bük, Sárvár
PHYSIOTHERAPY
GROUP THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE
Therapeutic exercise is a crucial part of the
recovery process and instrumental to any
rehabilitation program. This therapy is led by
an expert physiotherapist, normally for a group
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of guests with a similar diagnostic profile. An
example of our classes includes therapeutic
exercise for spine or joint conditions, osteoporosis, obesity, vascular conditions of the
brain and exercise for cardiac patients. The
therapy uses exercises designed to relax overloaded muscles, strengthen weak muscle
groups, improve joint, spinal and pelvic mobilisation,and strengthen static/dynamic functions necessary for correct body positioning.
An inseparable part of these classes are
breathing exercises, in addition to training for
speed, agility, endurance, balance, strength
and overall fitness.
Time of treatment: 20-30 min.
Prescription: some places needed
What is it for: Re-energizing, Weight loss
Available: Helia, Bük, Sárvár
INDIVIDUAL THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE
A qualified physiotherapist conducts all individual therapeutic exercise sessions as prescribed by a doctor. These classes are designed
to maintain or restore physical mobility as well
as develop functional capabilities. The therapy
includes active and passive movements as well
as mobilisation and manipulation. Other methods may include visualisation, active muscle
contraction, active assisted movements and
free active movement. An inseparable part of
these classes are breathing exercises in addition
to training for balance, strength and flexibility.
Time of treatment: 20-30 min.
Prescription: needed
What is it for: Re-energizing, Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
FULL BODY MEDICAL MASSAGE
Performed by qualified masseurs, the medical
massage, sometimes referred to as the ‘classical’ massage, uses a variety of techniques
during treatment. The massage generally targets areas where secondary changes have
occurred as a result of injury somewhere in
the body. Its aim is to speed up the recovery
process by improving circulation to the problematic area. As well as improving blood flow
to the targeted region, it can relax or stimulate muscles and mitigate pain. The massage
is normally conducted in the following areas:
back, arms, lower extremities, stomach, chest
and neck. Depending on which areas are targeted, this is either referred to as a ‘partial’ or
‘full body’ massage.
Time of treatment: 30-50 min.
Prescription: some places needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Hévíz, Aqua, Bük, Sárvár
PARTIAL MEDICAL MASSAGE
After the doctor’s examination and diagnosis,
a specific area of the body is prescribed for
massage. The aim is to stimulate blood circulation in this specific area, release muscle
tension and improve the mobility of the connective tissue and joint.
Time of treatment: 15-20 min.
Prescription: some places needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
SEGMENT AND CONNECTIVE
TISSUE MASSAGE
This uses a very specialised massage tech-
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nique, targeting nerve connections and endings. The massage is carried out in one of four
areas: the head and neck, the back, the chest
or the pelvis. Using the thumb and forefinger,
the masseur presses firmly along short or
long, direct or curved lines. This massage
action is very particular and not only promotes
healing in the area being massaged, but
through a ‘reflex’ effect it promotes healing in
the entire body, which is why it is sometimes
referred to as a ‘reflex’ massage. In addition, it
has been found to be very effective in relieving
stress, fatigue, sleep and digestive disorders
and high blood pressure. The massage is a
very sensitive body intervention that can have
certain unexpected side effects, such as short
breath, stomach pain, the lowering of blood
pressure and sudden fatigue. As a result, prescription is given with care and under the
guidance of a doctor.
Time of treatment: 15-30 min.
Prescription: some places needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Hévíz, Aqua
FOOT REFLEX MASSAGE
The main principal of reflexology is based on
the fact that in the human body there are
more than 70,000 nerve endings located in
the foot. These nerve endings connect to
internal and external organs throughout the
body, through energy channels. This massage
specifically targets the hands and feet, stimulating the nerve endings to produce a general
healing effect. In particular, it has a positive
‘reflex’ effect on the blood circulatory and lymphatic systems, the immune system, and regulates the functioning of the endocrine glands.
The massage also has relaxing and pain-alleviation effects particularly effective for back pain
and headaches. It can also help with cases of
anxiety, insomnia and digestive system disorders.
Time of treatment: 20-40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Hévíz, Aqua, Bük,
Sárvár
MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE
This is a specialised massage normally conducted by a physiotherapist which is intended
to assist the lymphatic system, particularly in
cases where there is or has been an irregularity. The massage involves light rhythmical
movements of the hand, applied to the lymph
nodes and the lymphatic system. It is this action that stimulates lymph node activity to
cleanse the body and assist the flow of lymphatic fluid to remove toxins, debris, cell waste
and dead particles. The massage is usually
divided into the extremities of the body, with
each extremity generally taking half an hour
to massage.
Time of treatment: 20-40 min.
Prescription: some places needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox,
Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
WATER REHABILITATION
Water rehabilitation, perhaps better known
as ‘physiotherapy in water’ or ‘hydrokinesistherapy’ is conducted in water at a temperature of approximately 33 °C. In most of our
spas the water used will be natural thermal
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water and the exercises lead by a qualified physiotherapist. Because of the buoyancy, resistance and chemical effects of the water, it is
very effective for persons with degenerative diseases of weight-carrying joints in addition to
post operative rehabilitation. Water rehabilitation is either conducted in groups with guests
of a similar diagnostic profile or even individually.
Time of treatment: 20 min.
Prescription: some places needed
What is it for: Re-energizing, Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Sárvár
ULTRASOUND THERAPY
Ultrasound uses sounds of high frequency
and intensity that are converted to mechanical
and heat energy. 30% of this mechanical
energy results in a type of micro-massage
in the tissues of the body that are targeted,
resulting in heat generation. The treatment
is administered by placing the head of the
device in continuous or pulse application into
the skin, which has been given a coating of
paraffin oil or conductive gel. The depth of
impact varies between 2-6 cm and the effect
stimulates the molecules, causing subsequent
chemical reactions. It also improves blood
circulation as well as nutrition of the tissues
with an analgesic and antispastic effect. The
site of application needs to be prescribed by
a doctor, but it is generally an area that is in
pain or in need of relief.
Time of treatment: 5-15 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
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UNDERWATER ULTRASOUND
This treatment is a regular medical ultrasound
therapy except that it takes place in a bath of
water. With this method it is possible to treat
effectively certain body parts (such as the
hands, foot) as there are many small bones
near to the skin’s surface. The treatment is administered by placing the head of the device
into the water on a continuous or pulse application at a distance of 1 cm from the skin. The
depth of impact varies between 2-6 cm and
the intensity of impact is mainly 0.8-0.9 Hz
which is determined by doctors. This ultrasound therapy uses vibrations of high frequency and intensity that are converted to
mechanical and heat energy. 30% of this mechanical energy results in a type of micromassage for the tissues of the body that are
targeted, resulting in heat. The effect stimulates the molecules causing subsequent chemical reactions, improves blood circulation as
well as nutrition of the tissues with an analgesic and antispastic effect. The site and intensity of application needs to be prescribed
by a doctor, but it is generally an area that is
in pain or in need of relief.
Time of treatment: 5-8 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Sárvár
AUTOGEN TRAINING
Autogen training is one of the most wellfounded and most researched relaxation
techniques, and works by strengthening the
natural self-healing mechanisms of the body.
This is the only ‘mind and body’ technique
whose origins are the results of medical research. Autogen training enables controlling
stress by teaching relaxation of the autonomic
nervous system. The ‘switch’ to a relaxed state
can be achieved through well-performed
practice; this means that we are able to regulate our physical and psychological self
according to our needs. It is recommended for
those who would like to learn to consciously
relax their bodies, calming their mental state
and general well-being.
Time of treatment: 20-30 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Bük, Sárvár
MAITLAND THERAPY
This therapy, originating from Australia, is a
speciality of the Danubius Health Spa Resort
Helia. The therapist first conducts a detailed
examination to determine the origin of the
pain (muscle, joint or bone), then with sensitive, small, gentle movements tries to remove
the area of pain blockage.
Time of treatment: 30 min.
Prescription: not needed
Available: Helia
HEALTH CHECK WITH
THE MAITLAND METHOD
This method, developed by an Australian
manual therapist, is a specialty of Danubius
Spa Resort Helia. The physiotherapist determines the origins of musculoskeletal pain
(muscle, joint, bone) in the course of a detailed
examination, and then plans a further course
of treatment and frequency schedule on this
basis. The first treatment also takes place
during the health check, in which fine, small,
gentle strokes aim to enhance the mobility of
the painful area, relieving the underlying blockage causing the pain. In order to achieve longterm results, we recommend a maximum of 5
further treatments after the initial health check.
Time of treatment: 55 min.
Prescription: not needed
Available: Helia
INDIVIDUAL INTIMATE EXERCISE
The individual intimate exercise is conducted
by a physiotherapist, by recommendation. The
treatment is effective for both prevention and
rehabilitation. The therapy has the following
benefits: increased awareness and knowledge,
treatment of several types of incontinence,
preparation for menopause, improving the
condition of the body after abdominal surgery
and improved function of the sexual organs.
Time of treatment: 20-40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing
Available: Hévíz
INDIVIDUAL PILATES
The individual Pilates exercise session is led by
a physiotherapist, and is personally tailored to
the individual physical condition and goals of
the guest. This exercise form is excellent for
improving stability in the torso and increasing
flexibility in the legs, which in turn helps minimize back complaints. In addition, Pilates is an
excellent therapy for improving breath control,
rehabilitation and prevention. The session
also includes mind-body focus, exercises for
muscle tone, balance, breathing and stretching. Guests with osteoporosis and high blood
pressure should first check with a doctor
before booking a session.
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Time of treatment: 40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing
Available: Hévíz
BACK SCHOOL
Our ‘back school’ helps many people to be
able to move without pain and is a key part of
reconvalescence. Nowadays some exercise
theories are considered out-dated. According
to the latest research there are no correct
or incorrect movements, only movements
according to the moment and body strength
– comfortable, uncomfortable, convenient
or inconvenient. This program included in
the back school teaches exercises aimed at
strengthening all kinds of muscles cruicial in
supporting correct body posture. In particular
the stomach, thigh and back muscles.
Time of treatment: 30-60 min.
Prescription: needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Hévíz, Aqua
MECHANICAL LYMPH DRAINAGE
This treatment is for the alleviation of lymph
oedema using a special mechanical lymph
massage developed by Dr. Emil Vodder
(a biologist from Denmark). Symptoms mostly
affect the lower extremities where gravitation
is the strongest and include: swollen legs, distended pain, cellulite, restless leg syndrome
and heavy legs. The treatment involves gentle
pumping, circular movements to increase
the lymph flow, helping to transport the nonnecessary fluids into the blood circulation. The
result is that the swelling decreases, the heavy
leg sensation disappears and the person feels
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lighter and slimmer. It also helps treat cellulite.
During the treatment the lymph drainage
applicator is applied to a certain part of the
body (arm, leg, and/or belly). The machine
pumps up and down, applying an alternating
pressure. Because of hygienic reasons a long
sleeved shirt or trousers are advised. The
lymph drainage is prescribed for a maximum
of 10 times, the duration of the treatment is
between 30-40 minutes. 1-2 treatments a
week are recommended.
Time of treatment: 20-60 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Detox, Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget
KINESIO TAPE THERAPY
Kinesiology tape is used as a therapeutic aid,
made from elastic cotton fabric and adhered
to skin, with which pain and disability can be
reduced in a short time without side effects.
Through the different professional bonding
techniques, it can be used to achieve strengthening, correcting, or regenerating effects. As a
result of the applied tape, skin and tissue
loosens, lymph flow becomes more intensive,
circulation improves, and heavy pressure on
pain receptors is reduced. It stabilises muscles
and joints, relieves the load on damaged tissues, prevents muscle cramps from forming,
and reduces the occurrence of inflammation.
Professionally-applied tape will remain on the
surface of the skin for 4-5 days. Due to its elasticity and ease of wearing, it moves together
with body tissue and does not limit movement.
Time of treatment: 20 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget, Bük
ELECTROTHERAPY
TENS – TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRIC
NEURO STIMULATION
This uses the principle that pain and pain impulses in the body can be dispersed through
stimulation of the nervous system with an electrical current. This electrical current is either
applied in impulses in short bursts, in waves,
or in a continuous stream. A pad is placed
upon the site of the problematic area, and the
current passes through the skin to the nerve.
This treatment is especially effective for conditions that require pain relief, particularly on the
back or neck. Specific examples include spinal
diseases, headaches and post-traumatic pain.
Time of treatment: 15-30 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget, Hévíz, Aqua, Bük,
Sárvár
INTERFERENCE
In this treatment, different electrical pads at a
medium frequency are placed onto the body
together with a small vacuum. The effect is
one of a micro-massage on the damaged tissue.
Depending on the preset frequency, the muscles can be stimulated to a so-called muscle
gymnastic condition, or alternatively produce
relaxation in the muscle tone to have an analgesic effect. The treatment has two advantages:
firstly, it reduces pain, and secondly, the micromassage improves the circulation and flow of
oxygen to the tissue, resulting in a healing effect.
Time of treatment: 10-20 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
GALVANIC BATH
Water and a gentle electrical current are the
components of this treatment, carried out in a
bath at a temperature of 34 °C whilst electricity
is passed through the body. The electric current has a tranquillising effect for cases of
agitated nerves. This makes the treatment
suitable for all conditions of pain in the motor
organs, in particular degenerative diseases, inflammatory arthritis and joint problems. It also
has a positive effect on improving the metabolism of the tissues, the shrinking of oedemas
and reducing pain and spasticity.
Time of treatment: 15 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget, Hévíz, Aqua, Sárvár
FOUR CELL GALVANIC BATH
This treatment is especially beneficial for
rheumatoid arthritis. The forearms and lower
limbs are placed into water trays at a temperature of 34°C. Water and a gentle electrical
current are the components of this treatment,
and an electric current is passed through
these particular body parts. Because only the
limbs of the body are immersed in water, the
electric current in the four-cell bath can be
given at a stronger intensity than the full galvanic bath (See: Galvanic Bath). The treatment
also has the benefit of improving circulation.
Time of treatment: 15-30 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
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IONTOPHORESIS
This is a treatment whereby medicine is absorbed into the body through the skin by
means of an electric galvanic current. This is normally recommended as treatment in cases of arthritis and chronic inflammatory spinal problems.
Time of treatment: 10-30 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
DIADYNAMIC STIMULUS
CURRENT THERAPY
This treatment uses a mixture of electric currents, (both galvanic and impulse), which have
an inhibitory or facilitatory effect, depending
on the frequency, intensity and other parameters. The result is both pain relief and an
improvement in circulation. In general, the
treatment is prescribed for conditions such as
sprains, bruises, oedemas, joint and spine
deterioration and disc degeneration.
Time of treatment: 5-20 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Bük,
Sárvár
SELECTIVE STIMULUS
GALVANIC CURRENT
Two pads are placed at both ends of the indicated muscle. An electric current is passed
between the two pads. As a result, it is possible to feel the muscle fibres contracting and
releasing as the treatment is in progress. The
purpose of this treatment is to build strength
in the muscles following an injury or operation, and is an important part of a rehabilitation package.
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Time of treatment: 15-30 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Bük, Sárvár
MAGNETIC THERAPY
This treatment is conducted while lying down
on a bed or couch, while the treated body part
is exposed to an artificial magnetic field (magnetic blanket, contact treatment head or magnetic cylinder). By creating a weak pulsating
magnetic field around the body, it has the
effect of recharging the magnetic stimulation
of the cells. This results in normalising the
metabolism and regeneration of cells, thereby
supporting the healing process. The treatment
also has contraindications, such as implanted
cardio stimulators (pacemakers), fungal diseases, tumours and pregnancy.
Time of treatment: 10-30 min.
Prescription: some places needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua
HV4 TREATMENT
This is an electrotherapy treatment with two
parts. Firstly it creates muscle contraction and
relaxation interchanging with each other to
have a muscle strengthening effect. Secondly
it stimulates the metabolic system, to loosen
painful muscle clumps, reduce muscle tension
and alleviate pain. Whilst this is happening
toxins leave the body naturally through the
blood system.
Time of treatment: 10-16 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Hévíz
AQUA DETOX
MAGNETIC THERAPY BEMER
This revolutionary stimulation apparatus is a
system, which combines the use of water and
a bio-energetic field to positively encourage
the microcirculation of the body. Aqua Detox
is based on a holistic approach, using energy
in the body and ionization. Your feet are
placed in a saline solution and the apparatus
turned on, whilst an electrode delivers a small,
but electric charge into the solution. This
charge ionizes the water and travels around
the body, giving the cells a small negative
charge. This helps the body to increase the
oxygen supply to all the organs, and stimulates anything that may not be working effectively – either due to tiredness, poor diet or
stress. The solution in the treatment bowl
changes color during the session to – brown,
orange, green or even blue! This color change
is due to the ionization process and does not
relate to the detoxification of the body; neither
does it have any connection with the physical
state of the person. The Aqua Detox treatment provides electrons and negative ions to
rebalance the charge and neutralize the positive ions, therefore allowing the blood to
improve its delivery of oxygen to the cells and
tissues. Neutralizing the positive ions allows
the cells to detoxify and accept nutrition. It can
be used by people of all ages; however it is not
recommended for people with pacemakers,
epileptics or pregnant women!
Time of treatment: 20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Detox
Available: Margitsziget
This treatment is conducted in the lying position on a bed or couch, while the treated body
part is exposed to an artificial magnetic field
(magnetic blanket). By creating a weak pulsating magnetic field around the body, it has the
effect of recharging the magnetic stimulation
of the cells. This results in the normalizing
of the metabolism and regeneration of cells
thereby supporting the healing process. The
treatment also has counter indications, such
as implanted cardio stimulators (pacemaker),
fungal diseases, tumors and pregnancy.
Time of treatment: 15-30 min.
Prescription: needed
What is it for: Re-energizing
Available: Sárvár
ULTRASOUND
WITH INTERFERENCE
A combined physical therapy procedure, in
which ultrasound and mid-frequency electrotherapy are applied together. One electrode
is placed on the surface of the body, while the
other (active) electrode is filled by the ultrasound handpiece. The treated tissue induces
local vasodilation, which improves circulation
and assists in the removal of accumulated
metabolites. It also has significant smooth
muscle antispasmodic and analgesic effects.
In all cases, the frequency and intensity of the
treatment is specified according to a doctor's
prescription.
Time of treatment: 10 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Bük, Sárvár
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EDIT
EDIT (electric differential therapy) is a lowfrequency type of electrotherapy, which can
be combined with other low-frequency (e.g.
TENS) or mid-frequency (e.g. inferential therapy) electrical signals for therapeutic treatment. The essence of the biological effect – by
inducing local hyperaemia – is an improvement in tissue metabolism, which results in
improved circulation and reduced oedema.
It is beneficial for relieving chronic muscle
spasms and reducing pain. Its effect is primarily felt on the surface layer of tissue. The
low-frequency mode of operation – depending on the direction of power – increases the
stimulation threshold of the sensory nerves
while reducing their motor movement, thus
creating an analgesic and muscle-strengthening effect. The treatment occurs with either 2
or 4 electrodes, causing a local tingling sensation.
Time of treatment: 10-15 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Bük
PACKS
MUD PACK
In Danubius hotels, the mud used in treatments comes mainly from three famous
sources: from the famous Hévíz Thermal Lake
in Hungary, and from sediment from a branch
of the River Váh on the site of the hot springs
in Piešt’any. Saturation of this mud in the
thermal waters creates a unique compound
inhabited by healing bacteria and sulphur that
has many chemical and biological reactions.
Firstly, it has excellent heat-conducting fea-
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tures, cooling down four times slower than
water, and secondly, when the sulphur and
minerals are absorbed through the skin to
the ligaments, cartilages and sinews, it inhibits
the degradation of elastine and collagen. The
mud is applied either by pump or hand onto
the body in a 5 cm-wide layer, except for the
head and frontal parts of the chest and neck.
Its temperature is normally between 40-45 °C.
The body is then wrapped up in blankets. After
20 minutes, the mud is hosed off and a 15minute dry wrap can be conducted. The mud
pack results in a reduction of local swelling
around the joints, a reduction of muscle tension and better nutrition of the cartilage,
connective tissue and spinal discs. It also
strengthens anti-inflammatory activity and
immune processes within the body. The mud
can also be applied partially. In Sovata, Romania, mud is used from the Bear Salt Lake. This
mud is applied in the same way. The salt mud
is not only effective for mobility disorders, but
also for some skin conditions and gynaecological disorders.
Time of treatment: 20 min.
Prescription: needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Margitsziget, Hévíz, Aqua, Bük,
Sárvár
The intensity of the heat is slightly lower than
the pure paraffin, making it a more patientfriendly treatment. The local application of the
heat relaxes the muscles, causing spasm
release, easing chronic pain and supporting
the healing and nutrition of the tissues. It also
has sedative and immunobiological features.
Time of treatment: 15-45 min.
Prescription: some places needed
Available: Helia
PARAFANGO PACK
INHALATION
Parafango is a combination of dry mud, usually
used from a local source as in Piešt’any, and
pure hard paraffin and paraffin oil. The mixture is melted and heated in a special unit,
then applied to the problematic area of the
body in a 1 cm thick layer, just as it begins to
harden at a temperature of between 38-45 °C.
cine, are inhaled through a tube. During this
inhalation process, the medicine is inhaled
directly into the respiratory system and lungs,
where it helps to dissolve mucous and has a
cleansing reaction. It is effective in the treatment
of chronic respiratory conditions, allergies or
the after-effects of a cold or respiratory infection.
Time of treatment: 10-20 min.
Prescription: some places needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
SPECIAL CREAM PACK
A variety of special cream packs is available for
inflammatory and painful conditions. Generally,
the cream is spread on the affected body part,
which is covered with a special foil and kept
warm with a blanket. These creams include
Innoreuma, Antiphlogistin and sulphur, which
have a chilling effect when applied to the skin.
They are also effective for anti-inflammation
and pain relief. Likewise, the Ritex pack achieves
the same effect, but creates a hot sensation
when applied to the skin, which additionally
helps blood circulation to the area.
Time of treatment: 20-60 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
SALT INHALATION
Salt pulverized in mineral water or medicinal
water is inhaled through a tube into the
mouth. In Sovata, Romania, natural salt water
is used. During the inhalation process, tiny salt
particles are inhaled into the respiratory system and lungs. Since salt has an antibacterial
effect, the salt particles help dissolve mucous
and have a cleansing reaction in the respiratory system. Since salt is a natural substance,
this treatment naturally is entirely based on
natural resources. It is effective in the treatment
of chronic respiratory conditions, allergies or
the after-effects of a cold or respiratory infection.
Time of treatment: 10-20 min.
Prescription: some places needed
What is it for: Re-energizing
Available: Helia, Sárvár
OXYGEN INHALATION
INHALATION
Inhalation with medicine has the same effect
and uses the same principles as salt inhalation
or thermal water inhalation (See: Salt Inhalation), but has a stronger effect. A combination
of water, sometimes mineral water and medi-
Oxygen is inhaled through an intranasal tube
into the nose whilst you lie comfortably in a
reclining chair. The air being inhaled is enriched with about 40-60% oxygen at a reasonable level of humidity. An increased supply
of oxygen into the body enhances the im-
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mune system, improves heart activity and the
elasticity of the lungs, helps the condition and
efficiency of the mind and is excellent for overall health. Sometimes a vitamin drink is also
offered as part of the treatment.
Time of treatment: 50-120 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
SALT CAVE
(artifical salt cave)
The salt cave is a room constructed from
real salt, and depending on the location this
salt can be imported from several different
sources. The room is designed to be relaxing
and atmospheric. During the treatment, you
lie comfortably in a chair relaxing whilst
breathing in the special salty air. In the process, tiny salt particles are inhaled into the respiratory system and lungs. Since salt has an
anti-bacterial effect, the salt particles help dissolve mucous and have a cleansing reaction
in the respiratory system. It is effective for the
treatment of chronic respiratory conditions, or
the after-effects of a cold or respiratory infection. Because the body is in a totally relaxed
position, the inhalation process is more effective, and it combines improved respiratory
function with stress reduction. In some locations this treatment is followed by a thermal
bath (See Balneotherapy: Thermal Bath).
Time of treatment: 45-60 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Bük,
Sárvár
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SALT CHAMBER
This is a small room into which is pumped a
saline mist. The person receiving the treatment
sits comfortably in a chair inhaling the salt particles in the air. Salt has a natural anti-bacterial
effect and also breaks down mucus in the respiratory system. This is an excellent treatment
for people suffering from respiratory conditions or allergies. Some chambers may have
their walls constructed out of salt bricks.
Time of treatment: 45 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Aqua
fully. U.V. rays can be used for different medical effects. Applied with care, U.V. light can
improve the body’s immune system, muscle
performance and the formation of red blood
cells. U.V. light is also used in the treatment
of many skin disorders, such as psoriasis
and eczema, particularly in our health spa in
Smrdáky, Slovakia, which specializes in treating conditions of this type.
Time of treatment: 1-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
Available: Hévíz
FOOT MASSAGE
RELAXATION, BEAUTY, FITNESS |
Wellness massages
Foot massage is different from reflexology
(See Physiotherapy: Foot Reflex Massage). The
foot massage is a gentle, general massage
with Swedish massage techniques concentrated on the feet, ankles and toes. The massage is conducted on a normal massage bed
with the feet slightly raised. It has the effect of
improving blood circulation, and releasing tension, tiredness and stiffness in the feet and ankles. This treatment is recommended after a
long day or tiring journey.
Time of treatment: 20-40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua
THAI MASSAGE
REVITALIZING AROMATIC MASSAGE
This ancient massage actually has its origins
in India. The founder of this art was an Indian
Doctor, Jivaka Kumar Bhaka, who was a contemporary of Buddha. The massage is conducted in light clothing, on a special mattress
lying on the floor. It is a full body massage,
during which the masseur uses steady and
precisely-directed pressing actions on the
pressure points of the body, combined with
passive stretching movements. Massaging
these pressure points removes energy blockages and removes pain in the joints, spine and
muscles. The massage also helps strengthen
the nervous system, increases mobility/flexibility, and improves blood and lymph circulation.
Time of treatment: 50-80 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük
The revitalizing aromatic massage is conducted on a massage bed whilst the masseur
massages part or all of the body. The massage
uses Swedish techniques in combination with
aroma oils. Different aroma oils are used in
our different spa locations, for example Peppermint, Rosemary and Lemon oil in a Hazelnut oil base. Our revitalizing aromatic massage
is effective in improving blood circulation, the
oxygen supply to the tissues, muscle flexibility
and in refreshing and reviving the body. The
time of the massage depends very much on
you, but is generally available in 20-minute
sessions that can be extended according to
your wishes.
Time of treatment: 20-40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
PHOTOTHERAPY
LASER THERAPY
Laser therapy is a therapy that uses coherent,
monochromatic light that is part of the segment of visible light. This light is applied locally
to the body either continuously or in impulses,
based on a doctor’s prescription. It is either
carried out on specific points, or larger areas
using a laser scanner. It has a special bio-stimulating effect, mainly due to the fact that it
stimulates collagen, speeds up the regeneration of blood vessels and lymphatic routes and
improves the utilization of oxygen resulting in
a positive effect on the healing process.
Time of treatment: 5-15 min.
Prescription: needed
Available: Aqua, Sárvár
U.V. SOLUX/INFRA RED
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RELAXING AROMATIC MASSAGE
RELAXING HEAD AND FACE MASSAGE
ANTI-CELLULITE MASSAGE
The relaxing aromatic massage is conducted
on a massage bed whilst the masseur massages part or all of the body. This is a slow
massage with Swedish techniques that uses
steady stroking movements of the hand in
combination with aroma oils. Different aroma
oils are used in our various spa locations. Our
relaxing aromatic massage is effective in
releasing tension in the joints and tissues,
improving muscle flexibility, blood circulation
and built-up tension. The time of the massage
depends very much on you, but is generally
available in 20-minute sessions that can be
extended according to your wishes.
Time of treatment: 20-40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
This treatment is conducted lying in a comfortable position. A relaxing massage technique is applied with gentle pumping and
stroking movements to the face, forehead,
nose, eyes and ears. The same technique is
also used on the nape or back of the neck.
This massage gently reduces stress and tension and is recommended after a stressful
day, stiffness after a long journey, or after
working on the computer for a long stretch.
Time of treatment: 15-30 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
This is a body shaping massage in which the
fat cells in the connective tissue under the skin
are broken down by a special powerful massage technique. As this is a very intensive massage, minor bleeding can occur under the skin’s
surface as a side effect. For this reason, sufficient fluid intake is recommended after the
massage to help flush out the toxins from the
body released during the treatment. Due to the
intensity of this treatment, it is not recommended for guests over the age of 60 or for
those with varicose vein problems. The treatment
is effective in helping combat cellulite, particularly when combined with a fitness programme.
Time of treatment: 20-25 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Detox, Weight loss
Available: Helia
HOT TOWEL BACK MASSAGE
This massage uses two rolled up towels soaked
in hot water. The massage targets the back
using the heat from the towels and a special
rolling action, with the masseur firmly rolling
the towels across the neck, shoulders and down
the back to the sacrum in one continuous action. The treatment is excellent for reducing
stress in the back, and releasing tension and
pain. This makes a refreshing alternative to
other standard massages, but can also be used
in conjunction with other relaxation and massage treatments (See: Dolce Vita Massage).
Time of treatment: 15-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua, Bük
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TRADITIONAL DRY BRUSH MASSAGE
This special massage uses stroking techniques, applied in a special technique to the
skin using a brush of half bristles. This action
helps increase blood circulation in the skin
and removes dead cells from the upper skin
layer. This leaves the skin surface smooth and
receptive for other treatments. It is therefore
often used as a preparation treatment for
some packs (See Further relaxation treatments:
Aphrodite Pack). Owing also to its effect as a
metabolism stimulator, it can be used as part
of a detoxification or anti-cellulite treatment.
Time of treatment: 15-25 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük
DOLCE VITA MASSAGE
This treatment begins with a relaxing aroma
massage (See: Relaxing Aromatic Massage).
This is a slow massage technique that uses
steady stroking movements of the hand with
relaxing aroma oils. It is then followed by a hot
towel back massage (See: Hot Towel Back
Massage) for 20 minutes, using two rolled
up towels soaked in hot water. The massage
targets the back muscles, using the heat from
the towels in a special rolling action. The masseur firmly rolls the towels across the neck,
shoulders and down the back to the sacrum in
one continuous action. It finishes with a short
relaxation back massage. The combination of
both treatments helps improve muscle flexibility, blood circulation, built-up emotional stress
in the back, and releases tension and pain.
Time of treatment: 45-50 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
DE LUXE MASSAGE
The de luxe massage is a relaxation massage,
based on Swedish massage techniques for 50
minutes. This is a slow massage that uses
steady stroking movements of the hand in
combination with aroma oils. Different aroma
oils are used in our various spa locations,
for example: Lavender, Tangerine and Orange
flower in a Hazelnut oil base. Our relaxing aromatic massage is effective in releasing tension
in the joints and tissues, improving muscle flexibility, blood circulation and built-up tension.
Time of treatment: 50 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia
SHIATSU MASSAGE
Shiatsu is an old, traditional Japanese healing
method which is carried out on the floor
in loose clothing. (Shiatsu in Japanese means
‘finger pressure’). Unlike the massages of the
West that focus on kneading and friction,
pressure and stretching are the techniques
used in Shiatsu. The masseur uses palms,
fingers, thumbs, knuckles, elbows, knees and
feet on the body’s acupuncture points along
what are considered the body’s meridians or
energy channels. In Shiatsu, it is believed that
disease is a result of blocked or unbalanced
energy in these channels, and the pressure
applied in the massage helps to release it.
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Shiatsu massages are effective in treating
many conditions, particularly respiratory and
digestive problems, as well as headaches.
Time of treatment: 50-75 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Aqua
HOT STONE THERAPY
Hot stone therapy is a variation on classic
massage therapy. Massage oil is first applied
to the body, which allows the stones to glide
smoothly along the muscles. The stones used
are normally lava or basalt, a type of rock rich
in iron that retains heat. These stones are
heated to a suitable temperature and used to
massage the back. After the massage with the
stones is completed, the treatment continues
with a normal massage using Swedish techniques. When this is completed, the hot stones
may then be placed on key points on the body
and left for a short period of time. Depending
on the length of the massage, this can then be
repeated on the front section of the body. The
massage is effective for back pain, poor circulation, stress relief and tension.
Time of treatment: 25-75 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua
ROYAL FOUR HANDS MASSAGE
This superior relaxation massage utilizes two
masseurs who have been especially trained
to work in harmony with one other, four
hands in synch, resulting in what must be the
most luxurious of massages. This 40-minute
treatment concentrates on every part of the
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body from head to toe and it starts with a
combined relaxing head and face massage
and foot massage at the same time. It is then
followed by a relaxing massage on the legs
and arms and then on the back, the masseurs
working in tandem with synchronized, rhythmic movements. The treatment finishes with
one masseur concentrating on the pectoral
girdle and the other the sole of the feet resulting in an unbelievable recharging sensation. The positive effect of this ‘massage of all
massages’ is a sensation of total relaxation
and rejuvenation.
Time of treatment: 40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Bük
WINE CREAM MASSAGE
This massage is performed with a massage
cream made from famous Hungarian wines,
and is considered a Hungarian speciality. The
basis of the massage is a relaxing massage
technique, which, depending on the duration
of treatment, is applied to the back or over the
entire body. The effect of the massage depends
on the active ingredient content of the wine
cream and can be skin nourishing or regenerating, relaxing and energising at the same time.
Time of treatment: 20-50 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget
VACUUM MASSAGE
This unique treatment is carried out utilising
the positive effects of suction through a specially-designed rubber cup. The cup is gently
pressed down onto the skin, and when slightly
released produces a naturally-pressurised
vacuum effect. The skin is then lubricated with
oil through soft massage techniques. The cup
is pressed down onto the skin and directed in
circular movements across the hip, waist, back
and shoulders. As well as relaxing the body,
this treatment is especially effective for stimulating blood circulation.
Time of treatment: 20-40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing
Available: Hévíz, Aqua
DEAD SEA SALT MASSAGE
This treatment begins with a full body scrub.
Dead sea salt and oil are used as an exfoliating scrub to naturally remove dead cells from
the outer layer of the skin and open and clean
out the pores. A warm shower then washes
off the oil and salt particles, after which body
lotion is applied to the skin in the form of a
massage, leaving you feeling relaxed, revived
and with baby-soft skin.
Time of treatment: 30 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing
Available: Bük, Sárvár
LYMPH MASSAGE
The lymph system is crucial for the body’s drainage of toxins and bacteria. This massage uses
a very light pressure combined with soft pumping movements to stimulate the lymph nodes.
The massage begins in the lymphatic area of
the neck, and slowly works down the body to
targeted areas. Different from lymph drainage
(which is carried out by a physiotherapist for
serious health conditions), a lymph massage can
be given by a trained therapist or cosmetician as
part of an anti-cellulite or detox programme.
Time of treatment: 20-50 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Hévíz, Aqua
CHOCOLATE MASSAGE
The treatment begins with a special body
scrub followed by a shower, during which a
chocolate-almond massage oil is heated to
a warm temperature. This delicious combination is applied all over the body and left to
absorb for 20 minutes. This is washed off in a
second shower. The final phase of the treatment is a mouth watering chocolate lotion that
is rubbed into the skin. This unique mixture of
chocolate and almond oil not only revitalizes
the skin and replaces lost nutrients, but also has
a positive, uplifting effect on your state of mind.
Time of treatment: 20-60 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing
Available: Sárvár
SPORT MASSAGE
This treatment is a classic full body massage
using Swedish techniques. The aim of the treatment is to invigorate, stimulate the muscles
and release any tension. Therefore during the
treatment the masseur will use such actions as
squeezing and light slapping. This is a perfect
treatment for after sports or physical activity.
Time of treatment: 25 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing
Available: Helia
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DETOX HONEY BACK TREATMENT
In this treatment we use honey combined with
a special pumping massage movement that
causes a vacuum effect. This helps the absorption of the minerals from the honey deep
into the skin layer. Not only does this help to
activate the inner organs, but at the same
time it removes toxins from the body. This
treatment is recommended for spine problems, neck, shoulder, backache, rheumatism
and joint inflammation. In addition it helps
relieve any tightness and improves the elasticity of the skin.
Time of treatment: 15-40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Detox
Available: Aqua, Bük, Sárvár
ROYAL MASSAGE
This massage combines both a full body relaxing massage based on Swedish massage
techniques with a relaxing head and face massage (See: Relaxing Head and Face Massage)
at the end. Our relaxing aromatic massage is
effective in releasing tension in the joints and
tissues, improving muscle flexibility, blood circulation and built-up tension. The essential oils
enhance the relaxing effect of the massage.
Time of treatment: 50 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Helia
AYURVEDIC MASSAGE
A traditional south-indian massage simultaneously harmonising the triple unity of the body,
mind and spirit. During the treatment natural
essential oils are used in a personalised way
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following diagnosis of the dosha (a unique
combination of vata, pitta and kapha). The
treatment extends to the entire body with the
exception of the face and the section of the
scalp with hair on it. In addition to traditional
massage using an intensive massage technique it tightens and nourishes the skin,
strengthens the immune system, increases
metabolism and improves circulation. Indications: acute and chronic backache, exhaustion
of a mental origin, osteoporosis.
Time of treatment: 65 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Aqua
TIP TO TOE MASSAGE
This long pampering treatment starts with a
relaxing head and face massage, followed by a
full body massage based on Swedish massage
techniques with foot massage at the end.
Our relaxing aromatic massage is effective in
releasing tension in the joints and tissues,
improving muscle flexibility, blood circulation
and built-up tension. The essential oils enhance the relaxing effect of the massage.
Time of treatment: 70-80 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Helia
LAVENDER OIL MASSAGE
TRADITIONAL CHINESE FIRE CUPPING
The ancient Chinese method is one of the
most powerful and effective ways of stimulating the reflex zones. As a response to the suction of the vacuum the capillaries expand in
the treated area improving the blood supply
and with the fresh blood more oxygen flows
to the connecting tissues. Parallel to this the
used blood, lymph and metabolites enter the
blood stream, the tissues are purged and the
detoxification of the body commences. This
treatment is suitable for a number of problems, e.g: localised weight loss, treating cellulite, improving lymph circulation, headache,
cold, allergy, asthma, shortness of breath.
Time of treatment: 20-30 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Bük
The difference between this treatment and a
normal relaxing aromatic massage is that we
purposely use essential Lavender oil from the
ancient Monastery of Pannonhalma based on
an ancient Hungarian recipe. The relaxation
effect is generated through special active ingredients in the massage oil and the absorption of the Lavender essences. This treatment
uses slow Swedish massage techniques with
steady stroking movements of the hand to relieve muscle tension caused by stress. Our Lavender oil massage is effective in releasing tension in the joints and tissues, improving muscle
flexibility and blood circulation and releasing
built-up tension. The remaining oil is given to
the guest after the treatment for home usage
and as a souvenir and memento of Hungary.
Time of treatment: 20/50 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
FOOT MASSAGE WITH
HEAVENLY LINDEN CREAM
The special effects of this treatment combine
both the benefits of massage with an effective
skin treatment for the foot. The skin on the
soles, which can often be cracked and dry, are
softened with Heavenly Linden Cream from
our owned labeled line of Danubius Care Collection beauty products. This rich protective
cream is an excellent product for foot massages, being absorbed completely into the
skin, softening the soles of the feet. The active
elements in the cream replace the fat content
of the skin helping to preserve its softness.
This treatment is recommended for tired
feet after a long day or tiring journey, using
Swedish massage techniques concentrated
on the feet, ankles and toes. The massage has
the effect of improving blood circulation,
releasing tension, tiredness and stiffness. The
remaining cream is handed to the guest after
the treatment for home usage and as a souvenir and memento of Hungary.
Time of treatment: 20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Helia, Hévíz, Aqua, Bük, Sárvár
KID'S MASSAGE
This short massage is almost like a treatment
appetizer especially for kid’s, introducing them
to the experience and benefits of massage.
Our excellent therapists have tailored certain
traditional massage techniques and adapted
them to suit the body of a child. This massage
is effective in improving blood circulation, the
oxygen supply to the tissues and it improves
muscle flexibility and reduces stress which can
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be caused by studying. During this treatment,
as with all our kid’s treatments, parents should
accompany and stay with their child.
Time of treatment: 20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Bük
'DANUBIUS MAGIC'
HOT OIL CANDLE MASSAGE
This magical, pampering treatment uses a
candle massage oil in a special ceramic pitcher
designed especially for the light appliance of
the oil which contains a variety of scents. Before the start of the treatment, guests are able
to choose the appropriate fragrance to suit
their mood. The solid palm oil turns liquid
after being heated. The candle massage oil
has a superb skin softening and protecting
effect. By the end of the treatment, the skin
becomes velvety-soft, flexible and pleasantlyscented, while the body is physically, energetically, and mentally recharged.
Time of treatment: 25-50 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
'DANUBIUS GOLD MAGIC'
HOT OIL CANDLE MASSAGE
This aroma cup contains argan oil and gold
dust, which is lit and changes to liquid gold before your very eyes. Our guests are spoiled
during the treatment with this heated ‘liquid
gold’, combined with sophisticated massage
movements. The unique features of skin-nourishing argan oil are its 80% essential fatty acid
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and its high vitamin E content. It increases
oxygen supply to the skin, provides elasticity
to the skin, regenerating and binding free radicals, and helps restore the skin's hydration.
The soothing warmth and perfumed fragrance
of the liquid gold is nothing short of enchanting. After using – just as if you had stepped out
of Cleopatra's shrine – the skin becomes silky
to the touch, bewitchingly attractive, golden
shiny and fragrant.
Time of treatment: 25-50 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua
ture of about 34 °C. To this different herbs and
oils are added depending on the effect desired. For relaxation the unique extracts from
different plants. These extracts combined with
the effects of the warm water help ease tension in the muscles and release stress. The
bath is normally combined with massage or
an alternative wellness treatment.
Time of treatment: 15-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
CLEOPATRA BATH
RELAXATION, BEAUTY, FITNESS |
Baths
REVITALIZING AROMA BATH
This treatment is carried out in a bath, sometimes with soft whirling water at a temperature of about 34 °C. Different herbs and oils
are added to the water depending on the
effect desired. For revitalization the unique
extracts from different plants. These plant extracts combined with the effects of the warm
water help to re-energize and refresh the
body. The bath is normally combined with
massage or an alternative wellness treatment.
Time of treatment: 15-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua, Bük
RELAXING AROMA BATH
This treatment is carried out in a bath, sometimes with soft whirling water at a tempera-
This treatment is carried out in a bath of soft
whirling water at a temperature of 34 °C. Milk
and honey are used as a basis for this treatment and are added to the water. Honey is
known to contain a large concentration of
natural minerals, trace elements and vitamins.
It also has a smoothing, antibacterial effect on
the skin and the skin feels noticeably soft and
smooth after this treatment. In addition the
soft massaging water helps the body to relax
and unwind. The Cleopatra bath is generally
recommended after a dry brush massage (See
Massage: Traditional Dry Brush Massage).
Time of treatment: 15-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua
WINE BUBBLE BATH
Mixed to a pleasantly warm bubble bath of
34 °C, we add wine originating from the local
area. The bubbles from the water gently massage the body relaxing the muscles, mean-
while the antioxidant ingrediants from the wine
are absorbed through the skin into the body.
We recommend this treatment as part of a
wine and wellness program, often combining
it with a wine cream massage afterwards.
Time of treatment: 15-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Hévíz, Aqua
DEAD SEA SALT BATH
The salt from the dead sea is famous for its
healing qualities, particularly with regards to
skin and mobility problems. We combine this
unique ingrediant with a hydromassage bath.
The dead sea salt is mixed into a warm water.
The bubbles and water currents gently massage and relax the body, whilst the salt detoxifies and cleans the skin.
Time of treatment: 15-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Detox
Available: Hévíz, Aqua, Sárvár
ALKALINE BATH
Alkali salts and soda bicarbonate are sprinkled
into a bath full of softly swirling pleasantly hot
water at a temperature of 34 °C. It restores
the pH of the body’s skin acidified from pollutants, significantly supporting the detoxification of the whole body in addition to leaving
the skin feeling silky. Plenty of liquid and 15
minutes relaxation is very important after the
treatment followed by a skin refreshing shower.
Time of treatment: 20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Detox
Available: Margitsziget
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STRESS RELIEF HÉVÍZ MUD BATH
This treatment is carried out in a bath at a
temperature of about 34 °C to which Hévíz
liquid mud is added. The positive effects of the
mud from Hévíz are well known. Because of
chemical components of the mud it is a perfect therapy to combat stress, fatigue and
stress. In addition the mud is rich in mineral
ingredients that detoxify the skin and body,
improve the blood circulation and complement lost minerals, whilst, at the same time,
leave the skin feeling regenerated and toned.
Time of treatment: 15-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Bük, Sárvár
BITTER AND SWEET BEER BATH
The beer bath is well known from the Middle
Ages for its rejuvenating and regenerating
effects. The bath is enriched with hop and
grain extracts, high in vitamin B and the foam
generated from the bath helps to pamper and
revive the skin. Natural almond oil results in
the skin becoming silky soft and fresh. The
uniqueness of this treatment is in the fragrance of the oil which is sweet, but with a
pleasant slight bitter twang.
Time of treatment: 15-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua
RED WINE BATH WITH
ANTI-CELLULITE EFFECT
Mixed to a pleasantly warm bubble bath of
34 °C, bath oil is added containing red wine
and grape extracts. Different to the simple red
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wine bath which uses actual wine, this special
oil creates a relaxing, pampering foam in the
tub. The oil from the red grape is exceptionally
high in natural antioxidants, helping to delay
skin aging and improve skin elasticity. The treatment helps to regenerate, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, the oil’s special ingredients
having an anti-cellulite influence.
Time of treatment: 15-20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Bük
AROMA BATH WITH LAVENDER
This treatment is carried out in a bath at the
relaxing temperature of around 34 °C with
Lavender bath salts brought directly from the
Monastery of Pannonhalma, based on an ancient Hungarian recipe. Lavender, grown on
the slopes of the hill on which the Monastery
stands is known for its relaxing and calming
effects. During the treatment the dried Lavender flowers float the water’s surface. The
reason for the intense relaxation sensation experienced during the treatment comes from
the essential Lavender oil, as its active ingredients are absorbed deeply into the skin, combined with the pleasant temperature of the
water. The bath is effective for releasing tenrelieve stress. This aroma bath with Lavender
is generally recommended before a Lavender
oil massage.
Time of treatment: 20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
RELAXATION, BEAUTY, FITNESS |
Further relaxation treatments
WELLNESS MUD PACK
The wellness mud pack is an excellent therapy
for replenishing lost minerals from the body
and cleaning out the pores of the skin. The
warm mud is packed directly onto the skin and
left for 20 minutes. During the treatment the
capillaries enlarge letting in the small particles
of mud that are washed away at the end of the
treatment with any waste products from the
skin. Because of the gentle heat and chemical
components of the mud, it is a perfect therapy to combat stress, tiredness and nerve
problems. The microelements of the mud also
have a peeling effect, which removes dead
skin, making it feel smooth and revived afterwards. The wellness mud pack is different to
the traditional mud pack (See Packs: Mud Pack)
in that the quality of the mud is smoother and
it is applied at a lower temperature and a
thinner layer.
Time of treatment: 20-30 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
INFRASAUNA
The infrasauna is different to a normal sauna
in that the infrared light which is used, (similar
to the rays of the sun), heats only the body
and not the air in the sauna chamber. This
means that the temperature of the chamber
only reaches about 38 °C making it a suitable
treatment for guests who dislike the heat intensity of the traditional sauna or who have
cardiovascular complications. This heat, generated by the rays, penetrates through the
skin to produce a heat deep in the body. The
direct result of the treatment is improved
blood circulation, detoxification through perspiration, a strengthened immune system and
a feeling of relaxation. The heat also leads to
a dilation of blood vessels that increases the
oxygen supply to the joints, hence fastening
the healing process.
Time of treatment: 20-25 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox,
Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Helia
APHRODITE PACK
(Superior)
Aphrodite pack superior is a wellness treatment starting with a foot bath and aroma oil
ritual. The treatment begins with a dry brush
massage (See Massage: Traditional Dry Brush
Massage). This special massage uses stroking
techniques applied in a special way to the skin,
using a brush of half bristles. This action helps
increase the blood circulation in the skin capillaries and removes from upper skin layer
dead cells leaving the skin surface smooth and
receptive. The body is then covered with a
special cream containing whipped cream,
honey and orange oil and then wrapped. This
cream wrap is left for 20 minutes whilst the
nutrients from the honey and cream are absorbed into the skin. The treatment is completed with a short relaxation massage.
Time of treatment: 45-50 min.
Prescription: not needed
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua
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GREEN CLAY PACK
This green clay, with special detox properties
is applied over all the body including a thin
layer on the face. The body is wrapped tightly
and left for twenty minutes, whilst the clay naturally absorbs toxins from the skin. After 20
minutes the clay is hosed off in a shower. As
part of the detox process, plenty of water or
tea is recommended after the treatment.
Time of treatment: 20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Detox
Available: Helia
BODY SCRUB WITH SALT AND
FRUIT BRANDY AND ALKALINE BATH
This skin renewing therapy has been created
from an old Hungarian folk recipe. Sea salt and
fruit brandy are mixed together with massage
oil to create a special thick body scrub. Using
smooth movements the mixture is gently massaged into the skin over the whole body. The salt
granules naturally remove the dead skin cells
and this combined with the vitamin fruit brandy
stimulates the blood circulation in the skin. The
result is clean, soft, velvety skin. The treatment
ends with a 20- minute bath with alkaline salts.
Time of treatment: 40 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Detox
Available: Margitsziget, Helia
DEAD SEA COMPLEX BODY TREATMENT
The treatment begins with a traditional body
scrub, which cleans, opens up the pores and
removes dead skin. The scrub mixture is then
washed off in a warm shower, whilst a special
mixture of Dead Sea mud is prepared. This
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mixture is applied to all the body and is then
covered with a foil and blanket. Following a relaxing rest for 20 minutes the mud is removed
in an invigorating shower. An effective anti-cellulite gel is then applied to all the problem
areas of the body.
Time of treatment: 60 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing, Detox
Available: Bük, Sárvár
BODY WRAPPING
This treatment combines the benefits of body
wrapping with aromatherapy. It begins with
the appliance of a special cream followed by a
wrap using a porous film – from the ankle up
to the neck area, which is administered with a
slight pressure to gently compress the cells.
Then follows a 45-minute period of relaxation
to allow the cream to absorb into the skin.
When the treatment is over and the film is
taken off, the non absorbed cream is massaged into the body. It is then advised to drink
plenty of water to ensure a positive effect from
the treatment and to abstain from bathing for
a couple of hours. The aim of the treatment is
to stimulate the blood and lymph circulation,
which helps trigger the body’s detoxification
processes, as well as to promote weight loss.
It is also recommended in combating cellulite
and stretch marks as well as to improve the
skin’s elasticity. This is an excellent treatment
when used in conjunction with dieting, detoxifying and weight loss programs.
Time of treatment: 50 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Detox, Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Hévíz, Aqua, Sárvár
FISH MAGIC
In this 20-minute-long fish pedicure tiny Garra
Rufa fish pamper your feet underwater with
a micro-massage. The fish delicately remove
dead skin cells during the treatment, rejuvenating your feet, which become soft and
smooth following the treatment. The fish remove calluses and dead epidermal skin on the
soles of the feet through pinching and sucking, which is a much gentler compared to mechanical or chemical methods. During cleaning,
the fish inject a special enzyme into the
cleansed surface that promotes a rapid regeneration of the skin. The water is sterilised
and the water and fish are regularly replaced,
ensuring the highest level of hygiene. Fish
pedicures pleasantly relax the feet, reducing
the feeling of fatigue and making the skin
softer. The treatment also has a beneficial
effect on eczema, psoriasis, and corns alike.
It is also recommended for diseases of the
joints, muscle damage, and neurological disorders. However, it is strictly prohibited for any
type of viral, fungal, or bacterial disease on the
feet, or feet that have open wounds or cuts.
Time of treatment: 20 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress
Available: Margitsziget, Bük, Sárvár
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Fitness
DANUBIUS PREMIER FITNESS
CLUBS AND STUDIOS
At Danubius we operate our own brand of
fitness clubs under the name of Danubius
Premier (See: www.premierfitness.hu). These
clubs offer fully equipped fitness centers with
membership for outside guests. Each club has
a wide range of strength and cardio equipment, pools and saunas and the latest trend in
exercise classes (See: Exercise Classes). Friendly,
multi-lingual staff are on hand to give advice
and assist in devising fitness programs (See:
Personal Fitness Consultation). In some of
our spa locations, we offer a smaller version
of a Danubius Premier Fitness Club, these have
been branded under the name ‘Danubius
Premier Fitness Studios’. In each studio you
will find a variety of professional cardio and
strength equipment, enough to offer a fullbody complete fitness workout.
PERSONAL FITNESS CONSULTATION
In our Danubius Premier Fitness locations we
offer the possibility of a fitness consultation.
During the consultation the instructor will
conduct a screening to determine your fitness
level and if you have any risk factors. This will
include a blood pressure and heart rate reading and an assessment of your weight, body
mass index and waist/hip ratio. Following the
consultation they will also discuss your goals
and help you design a program to help you
achieve them. The fitness consultation normally includes demonstrations and coaching
on how to use the equipment. A follow up
consultation is advised two months later.
Time of treatment: 20-60 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing, Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Bük,
Sárvár
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PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING
Personal fitness training is different to a standard fitness consultation and advice. In a standard fitness consultation the instructor will
carry out essential measurements, establish
your goals and demonstrate the exercises.
Whilst of course our instructors are on hand
to give assistance and advice, once the guest
understands the program they will be left to
exercise on their own. With personal training
the trainer will carry out the same assessment
and demonstration, but they will remain with
the guest during the workouts. Personal training
is especially appropriate for guests wanting
to really develop their fitness potential or
for guests who need professional motivation
during their workout. Generally guests will
book a number of personal training sessions
with a definitive goal to achieve at the end
of the course.
Time of treatment: 60 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing, Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget
RELAXATION, BEAUTY, FITNESS |
Exercise classes
AQUA FITNESS
Aqua fitness is different to water rehabilitation
(See Physiotherapy: Water Rehabilitation) in
that its focus is not just mobilization, flexibility
and rehabilitation. Here, a number of exercises are incorporated into the class using
large muscle groups that increase heart rate
thereby giving the body a cardio workout. Regular exercise of the cardiovascular system has
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been proven to reduce heart disease, lower
blood pressure, help weight loss and reduce
the risk of many diseases. Aqua fitness uses
the resistance of water to exercise the body
as well as resulting in minimum stress being
placed upon the joints. In addition to improving the cardiovascular fitness of the body,
using certain water-based equipments, muscletoning exercises are often incorporated into
the class. All fitness classes begin with warm
up and stretching, before beginning the more
intensive exercises. Classes likewise end with a
cool down and developmental stretching.
Time of treatment: 20-30 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing,
Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
STEP AEROBIC
Regular exercise of the cardiovascular system
has been proven to reduce heart disease,
lower blood pressure, help weight loss and
reduce the risk of many diseases. In addition
it helps speed up the body’s metabolism. To
exercise the cardiovascular system it is necessary to use large muscle groups such as the
legs. Based on this principle step aerobic combines traditional aerobic movements (See:
Aerobic) with small steps up onto a purpose
built step. With an increased fitness level
these steps can be heightened. Step aerobics
are an extremely comprehensive aerobic and
cardiovascular workout and are therefore only
advised for persons with a good level of basic
fitness. All fitness classes begin with warm up
and stretching, before beginning the more in-
tensive exercises. Classes likewise end with a
cool down and developmental stretching.
Time of treatment: 30-60 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing, Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Helia
AEROBIC
Regular exercise of the cardiovascular system
has been proven to reduce heart disease,
lower blood pressure, help weight loss and
reduce the risk of many diseases. In addition
it helps speed up the body’s metabolism.
To exercise the cardiovascular system it is necessary to use large muscle groups. Aerobics
uses dance movements and rhythmical stepping, directly targeting the large muscle groups
of the body, which in turn work the heart and
respiratory system. All fitness classes begin with
warm up and stretching before beginning the
more intensive exercises. Classes likewise end
with a cool down and developmental stretching.
Time of treatment: 30-60 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing, Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Helia
PILATES
Joseph Pilates developed his concept in England whilst interred during the First World
War, basing his principles on yoga and Tai Chi
(See: Yoga, Tai Chi). Whilst working in a hospital he began devising equipment to rehabilitate his patients, taking springs from beds and
rigging them to create resistance. Pilates is
mainly taught on a mat, sometimes using specialist equipment that has changed little from
the original hospital bedsprings. Practiced faith-
fully Pilates yields numerous benefits, including increased lung capacity, strength, flexibility, posture and balance. The balance and
control taught in Pilates helps in all areas of
ones life. His methods are so successful that
all types of people now use them from ballet
dancers to rugby players.
Time of treatment: 30-60 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Re-energizing, Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Helia
YOGA
The word yoga means ‘union’ in Sanskrit, the
language of ancient India where it originated –
the union of mind, body and spirit. Many
people think that yoga is stretching, but whilst
stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really
about creating a balance in the body through
developing both strength and flexibility. This is
done through a series of poses, each of which
has specific physical benefits. These poses can
be done quickly in succession, creating heat
in the body through movement, or slowly to
increase stamina and improve the alignment.
In addition to these poses, yoga classes may
include instruction on breathing or meditation.
Time of treatment: 60-75 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing,
Weight loss
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua
NORDIC WALKING
Nordic walking is derived from cross-country
skiing and its principle is based on using two
specially designed poles whilst walking. This
means that during the workout the upper
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body is utilized, resulting in a more intensive
cardio workout compared to normal walking.
However because of the support from the
walking sticks, you do not feel you are working
out at such a high intensity, meaning a lower
‘perceived rate of exertion’. In addition, the
exercise works the arms, shoulders, upper
chest and back muscles through a full range
of movement, lengthening muscles that are
often tight. The poles are also good support
and they provide stability if you have balance,
knee or leg problems.
Time of treatment: 60-120 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing,
Weight loss
Available: Hévíz, Bük, Sárvár
RELAXATION, BEAUTY, FITNESS |
Beauty
CLARINS BEAUTY TREATMENTS
Clarins facial and body treatments are unique.
They combine the natural benefits of botanical
ingredients with special manual techniques.
Experience this perfect marriage of product
and technique to reveal your full beauty –
softer skin, a firmer body and the soothing
balance of inner calm.
Time of treatment: 60-75 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Hévíz
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BABOR BEAUTY TREATMENTS
This is a unique skin care system that has over
50 years of experience of being on the market.
It offers professional cosmetic treatments for
a vast variety of skin needs. Babor is a leading
beauty brand from Germany combining the
very best natural ingredients with a range of
cosmetic techniques. It’s treatments and products are continually being modernized and
refined according to the latest trends.
Time of treatment: 30-90 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Aqua
KAVICZKY BEAUTY TREATMENTS –
THE SYMBOL OF NATURAL BEAUTY
Héviz mud and thermal water are key ingredients in the Kaviczky product range which makes
use their special curative effects for this unique
skin care range. A special combination of agents
are present in each Kaviczky product, called
the Pannon Formula PFTM, combining the
mud, thermal water, natural grain extracts and
purified essential oils.
Time of treatment: 30-90 min.
Prescription: not needed
What is it for: Stress, Re-energizing
Available: Margitsziget, Hévíz, Aqua, Bük
OTHER BEAUTY SERVICES
Hair dresser, hand and foot care.
Available: Margitsziget, Helia, Hévíz, Aqua,
Bük, Sárvár
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