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We greatly improve the quality of life of our guests with our extensive range of services in order to rebalance and sustainably strengthen your health.

In our Vivea health hotel in Bad Bleiberg we have doctors, masseurs, physiotherapists, dieticians and psychologists working side by side. They share valuable experiences on a daily basis and support our guests as a team.

Our guests reap the benefits of soothing treatments in order to bring the harmony of body, mind and soul into balance.



Our specialisms

  • respiratory tract
  • allergies
  • cardiovascular health
  • improving complexion
  • increasing physical performance
  • musculoskeletal system.

TsunaMED®-Vital-field-analysis

TsunaMED® vital-field analysis is a biophysical method of measurement which records the energy-related condition of somatic cells. Using the results of TsunaMED® vital-field analysis, appropriate therapies are determined from a holistic...

TsunaMED® vital-field analysis is a biophysical method of measurement which records the energy-related condition of somatic cells. Using the results of TsunaMED® vital-field analysis, appropriate therapies are determined from a holistic medical perspective.

What does TsunaMED® vital-field analysis measure?

Two electrodes are attached to the feet and 200 m electrical pulses are sent through the body. The cells or organ each produce a specific response to these pulses. These responses are compared against computerised data. When producing a diagnosis and giving advice, we pay particular attention to the responses of the functional tissue. 

How does TsunaMED® vital-field therapy work?

The body’s response to the electrical stimulus activates self-healing powers. For lower pulse strengths, repetitions are required in order to activate the organism. If a stronger pulse is used, a pause is recommended between therapies so that the body is not overstrained and an optimal stimulus response can be achieved. According to specific health needs, the therapy lasts between ten and thirty minutes or longer. The frequency of TsunaMED® vital-field therapy will be determined together on the basis of your individual situation and the doctor’s recommendation.

 

TsunaMED® Vital-field analysis yields information concerning:

  • Physical vulnerabilities/blockages/interference fields
  • Changes in the body’s energy balance,
  • The body’s regulatory capacity and influence of external factors (e.g. toxins, hormones, medicines, metals and much more). 

Activate your self-healing powers 

Vital-field analysis helps to more accurately determine medical history (anamnesis).
Vital-field therapy provides an ideal addition to the programme of therapies. 

Contraindications for Vital-field analysis and/or therapy

  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Acute cancer
  • Pregnancy

It should be noted that some electro-therapies are not suitable for guests who carry a cardiac pacemaker or metal implants." 


*Galvanic bath

Also referred to as a hydro-electric bath. This therapy combines the water’s thermal and hydrostatic effects with the electrical effects of a galvanic current.

Indications:

  • Disc surgery
  • Polyneuritis

Contraindications:

  • Patients with a cardiac pacemaker or metal implants

BATHS

Baths have a relaxing, calming effect and provide thermal energy. Bath supplements increase this powerful healing effect. A few examples: rosemary alleviates rheumatic and circulatory problems; lavender has a calming effect and helps...

Baths have a relaxing, calming effect and provide thermal energy. Bath supplements increase this powerful healing effect. A few examples: rosemary alleviates rheumatic and circulatory problems; lavender has a calming effect and helps with insomnia and anxiety, as well as a nervous stomach.


Baths with supleement

The duration of the bath is up to 20 minutes at a temperature of approx. 36°C with a variety of supplements (eucalyptus, spruce needles, healing salts, hay blossoms, lavender, lemon balm, rosemary).  

Indications:

  • Convalescence
  • Disorders of the vegetative nervous system
  • Stress conditions

Contraindications:

  • Open wounds


CO₂ - bath

The duration of the bath is up to 20 minutes at a temperature of approx. 36°C.

Indications:

  • Circulatory problems
  • Convalescence
  • Balance problems 

Contraindications:

  • Serious heart conditions
  • Morbus Parkinson
  • open wounds

GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics lend themselves to maintaining and strengthening physical stability and mobility. We offer gymnastics as an individual or group therapy. All forms may be practised in water, according to personal requirements.

Healing exercises

Individual or groupgymnastics

Indications:

  • After accidents
  • After orthopaedic operations
  • After a stroke
  • Osteoporosis
  • Morbus Parkinson
  • Musculosketal system order

Medical apparatus training

In small groups under the supervision and guidance of a physiotherapist

Indications:

  • Muscle development
  • Improving mobility of the joints in osteoarthritis
  • After accidents, sports injuries, joint operations
  • Stroke

Underwater gymnastics

Individual or group gymnastics in the indoor pool and/or exercise pool

Indications:

  • Pain in the spinal column
  • Postural defects
  • Osteoporosis
  • Morbus Parkinson

Spinal exercises

Spinal exercises are designed for anyone who suffers from pain in the spinal area. This therapy is recommended as a precautionary measure for office workers and all “sedentary jobs”. The exercises themselves are based on the following principles. 

Indications:

  • Improving coordination
  • Strengthening the postural muscles
  • Elongation of shortened musculature
  • Mobilisation of blocked segments of the spinal column

MASSAGES

Massages are among the most popular treatments for alleviating physical complaints. We offer various types of massage; we are happy to provide advice on which massage would best benefit your well-being, with no commitment required on your...

Connective tissue massage

A massage technique which has a positive influence on the allocated regions of the body over the skin area

Indications:

  • Chronic swelling conditions
  • Structural changes to connective tissue
  • Vegetative disorders

Foot reflex zone massage

Targeted treatment of the foot sole area which has a positive, reflexive influence on the affected organs and joints.

Contraindications:

  • Vegetatively-induced organ complaints
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Sleep disorders

Lymph drainage

Specialist massage for promoting drainage of tissue fluid through the lymph system, resulting in decongestion, detoxification and pain relief.

Indications:

  • Acute and chronic swelling conditions
  • Circulatory problems
  • Scar swelling and pains after joint operations and accidents

Part or full body remedial massage

Classic back or full body massage.

Indications:

  • Degenerative und rheumatic illnesses
  • Especially neck and lower back

Underwater hydro-massage

Systematic massage using a pressurised water jet underwater

Indications:

  • Chronic muscle tension
  • Eases osteoarthritis of the hip and knee

COMPRESSES

Pamper your skin and your senses with a purifying peeling or soothing body compress. These are designed to stimulate activity in certain organs or relax musculature according to the type of body compress.

Pamper your skin and your senses with a purifying peeling or soothing body compress. These are effectively designed to stimulate activity in certain organs, relax musculature or ease joints at a soothing temperature, according to the type of body compress.



Fango

Classic part or full compress with warm natural fango. It can be applied directly to the skin without the need for a protective layer. This way, the fango’s valuable ingredients can take their full effect. 

Our Freiburg natural fango is distinguished by its very powerful heating effect on spinal column, joints and muscular system, without feeling unpleasantly hot on the skin. 

The heating effect gives rise to an antispasmodic effect in the muscular system, improving circulation and encouraging metabolism in the treated part of the body as a further consequence.

Indications:

  • Chronic joint inflammation (osteoarthritis) 
  • Intervertebral disc problems
  • Sciatica and muscle rheumatism 
  • Muscle tension


Hay blossom compress

Compress made with hay blossoms.

Indications:

  • Convalescence
  • Disorders of the vegetative nervous system

 


INTENSIVE CARBOVASAL THERAPY

Natural carbon dioxide gas is at the heart of our intensive carbovasal therapy. It stimulates vessel activity and mitigates pain caused by all types of circulatory disorder. This therapy makes its presence felt with a…

Natural carbon dioxide gas is at the heart of our intensive carbovasal therapy. It stimulates vessel activity and mitigates pain caused by all types of circulatory disorder. This therapy makes its presence felt with a strong feeling of warmth and pleasant tingling sensation.


This therapy can be applied with great success in the following cases:  

All types of circulatory problems, vessel diseases, venous ulcers (leg ulcers), micro-circulation disorders (e.g. diabetes mellitus) and phantom pains. 


So what exactly happens during this therapy?

First, the skin is soaked well and warmed in a special arm or foot bath (if medically necessary), which significantly increases the intake of carbon dioxide through the skin later on. Next, the guest is given a specially developed plastic suit. These suits include a full-body suit which is used to treat the legs and torso up to chest height. The plastic suits are tightly secured with a belt before preheated natural carbon dioxide gas is introduced through a process of humidification.

The natural carbon dioxide works intensively on the body through sustained pressure for a duration of 15 minutes, causing blood vessels to expand and stimulating pumping action, which in turn stimulates strong circulation. This also improves blood flow properties, enhancing vessel tone and promoting tissue repair and/or healing of venous ulcers. Improved circulation results in a strong feeling of warmth and sometimes also a pleasant tingling sensation.

After the therapy has been completed the same rule applies as always: “Don’t forget to rest.”


ELECTRO-PHYSICAL TREATMENTS

Electro-physiotherapy is a gentle method for treating a wide spectrum of health issues. Depending on the type of treatment, we use electro-physical therapies in order to stimulate the nervous system, promote circulation…

Electro-physiotherapy is a gentle method for treating a wide spectrum of health issues. Depending on the type of treatment, we use electro-physical therapies in order to stimulate the nervous system, promote circulation, strengthen muscles or relieve tensions.



The choice of therapy depends on the type of illness, the extent and intensity of the injury, pain perception and general condition, as well as previous treatments received. 

Our team of doctors will determine the best therapies for you.

Choice of electro-therapies

  • Exponential current
  • Galvanisation
  • Full galvanic bath
  • Two and four cell galvanic bath
  • Iontophoresis
  • Microwaves
  • Electro-physiotherapy
  • Red light irradiation
  • Surge current
  • Ultrasound

 

Contraindications:

It should be noted that some of the electro-therapies above are not suitable for guests who carry a cardiac pacemaker or metal implants. 


GAMMA SWING

Alongside kinesiatrics, extension therapy has proven successful among methods of physical therapy for treating back pain. Thanks to the novel therapeutic approaches enabled by the Gamma Swing apparatus, this treatment…

Thanks to the novel therapeutic approaches enabled by the Gamma Swing apparatus, this kind of treatment is enjoying great success in a clinical setting, promising modifications and further development.

Based on the ancient, proven principle of spinal column stretch treatment, an innovative modification of this tried and tested treatment principle was developed by Tyrolean inventor Prim. Dr. Ferdinand Gundolf in collaboration with manufacturer Ing. Hannes Grissemann in Kufstein and with the assistance of Univ.-Doz. Dr. Erich Mur from the Medical University of Innsbruck, whereby the spinal column extension treatment is optimally combined with a swinging motion in an individually customisable manner. 

The primary area of application for the Gamma Swing is treating degenerative diseases of the spinal column, in particular the lumbar part of the spine (“low back pain”). Gamma Swing treatment (also called extension therapy) can have a beneficial impact on tensions in the back muscles, blockages of small vertebral joints and, above all, changes in the intervertebral discs. During the treatment, the patient is slowly raised up on the Gamma Swing using specially padded gaiters attached to the lower leg. The treatment uses the patient’s own weight and takes place three times per week. 

Before the treatment begins the patient is required to have a detailed medical examination to confirm their suitability for the treatment and to exclude any contraindications. 

Results

  • Relaxes the back muscles
  • Unblocks small vertebral joints
  • Positive influence on changes in the intervertebral discs 

Positive effects

  • Pain relief
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Improved mobility

WHOLE-BODY CRYOTHERAPIE -110°

Only with bath clothes go to a space with below 110 degrees centigrade and there up to three minutes stay? What sounds inconceivably, is a therapy form which has been developed about 1980 in Japan and finds, in the meantime, wide use.

The list of illnesses and associated symptoms which can be alleviated with the help of whole-body cryotherapy is a long one. It ranges from inflammatory rheumatoid diseases and osteoarthritis, through diseases of the spinal column and chronic pain conditions, right up to neurodermatitis and psoriasis, as well as sleeping disorders. 


Therapy in the three-chamber system

Whole-body cryotherapy takes place in a three-chamber system. The first two chambers are lock chambers set at temperatures of minus 10 and minus 60 degrees Celsius, primarily so that you can quickly acclimatise. But these two chambers also have a technical purpose; namely, ensuring that not too much cold air can leak out of the actual therapy chamber. You stay in the therapy chamber for approximately three minutes. This way, although you feel the cold on your skin, it is not allowed to penetrate below the skin. But the extremely low temperature still has an effect on the entire body because the skin vessels are made to contract, causing the blood to be redistributed. In order to protect sensitive body parts from frostbite, users wear mouth, nose and ear protection, as well as gloves, socks and firm footwear. Overall, this therapy is tolerated very well, elderly people included. 


Blocked pain conduction

In the first instance, the extreme cold blocks pain conduction. This means that the not unpleasant “bright” pain caused by the low temperature masks the unpleasant “dull” pain. As medical research has now confirmed, a result of chronic pains is the development of a so-called pain memory, which can cause violent reactions to even small pains. Whole-body cryotherapy can have a positive impact on this. The extreme cold also has an anti-inflammatory effect; an aspect that particularly benefits sufferers of chronic inflammation. As such, this therapy is suitable for treating rheumatoid arthritis, Bekhterev’s disease, as well as neurodermatitis and psoriasis, because the low temperatures also help to block itching. The performance-enhancing effect of whole-body cryotherapy has to do with the redistribution of blood: the blood is forced away from the skin, causing the supply of blood to the muscles to increase, an effect which is made use of first and foremost by competitive sportspeople in order to boost their training results. 


Two to three doses per day

Whole-body cryotherapy should be undertaken during the period of a three to four week stay in order for the therapy to have optimal impact. The ideal scenario is for you to enter the cold chamber two to three times per day, with an interval of three to four hours in between. The positive effect can sometimes be felt already after just one treatment session. Most guests report a striking improvement in their symptoms after approximately 14 days. This improvement can last for up to half a year. 

As with all types of therapy, there are some contraindications for whole-body cryotherapy. For example, it should not be used for people with cardiovascular problems, after a stroke or heart attack, nor if the person has epilepsy, untreated high blood pressure or impaired circulation. An acute illness – such as a severe cold – also renders the guest unfit for treatment. In terms of age, children as young as four years may use the cold chamber (accompanied by an adult) under particular conditions. Apart from that, the treatment is available right up into old age. 


Indications:

  • Inflammatory rheumatoid diseases in the joints and spinal column
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft-tissue rheumatoid diseases (fibromyalgia)
  • Chronic pain conditions with various causes
  • Impaired regulation of muscle tone in infantile cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and muscle tensions
  • Psoriasis with and without joint involvement
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Blunt injuries of the joints, conditions following operative intervention in the joints and spinal column
  • Performance optimisation for work, sport and medical rehabilitation

Contraindications:

  • Circulatory problems
  • Heart disease, very high blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Loss of sensation in extremities
  • Severe cold
  • Cold intolerance
  • Claustrophobia
  • Localised frostbite
  • Paraesthesia 

HEALING TUNNEL CLIMATE

Allergy and asthma patients praise the positive effects of our healing tunnel climate therapy. This can be explained by the tunnel’s consistent temperature of 8°C, its high level of atmospheric moisture, as well as the dust and...

Treatment method

 

There are two main reasons behind the therapeutic effect of moist cold caverns on illnesses of the respiratory passages. The first which should be underlined is the lack of dust and allergens in the air, a fact to which the high relative atmospheric humidity contributes significantly. Any dust and allergen particles present in the air a quickly sedimented and, as a result, they remain stuck to a large extent on the moist walls and floor. 

 

The second reason lies in the air temperature of 8°C with a near 100% relative atmospheric humidity, whereby the absolute humidity remains very low. When the cold air is breathed in, it is warmed up to 37°C. Through the process of being warmed, the relative humidity of the air falls to approximately 20%, as dry as desert air, and must draw moisture from the tissue in order to reach its aqueous vapour saturation. For every hour spent in the tunnels around 22ml of water is extracted from the respiratory passage, thereby dehydrating swollen mucous membranes enough for them to permit a greatly improved flow of air. At the same time, the low dust and allergen content of the inhaled air ensures that no new irritations or allergic reactions are triggered. 

 

Breathing correctly

 

Breathing correctly is the foundation for a health life. Many people breathe too shallowly, taking short breaths that a quickly exhaled again. Shallow breathing uses only a small proportion of the entire volume of the lungs, thereby decreasing oxygen levels in the blood, making you tired quicker and diminishing concentration levels. 

 

You should take deep breaths regularly; especially towards the end of winter when early year fatigue threatens to set in, breathing correctly will afford new energy. Spend a little quiet time in bed after waking up. Then, once you have got up and stretched properly in front of an open window, you will immediately feel able to face the new day with greater positivity. 

 

Doing exercises in the mornings similarly offers the opportunity to breathe consciously and deeply. Of course, the room should be given a good airing beforehand, or else you should exercise out in the garden or on the balcony. When doing sport, it is particularly important that you do not “forget” to breathe. It is particularly easy to neglect proper breathing when you are physically exerting yourself. This leads more quickly to aching muscles and to stitches when running. 

 

You should keep reminding yourself to breathe deeply throughout the day, as this will help with stress, lack of concentration, and also promotes a healthy appetite. It doesn’t matter whether you are sitting or standing, as long as you hold your upper body straight and upright.

 

Breathe in through the nose, this way the air is warmed up, cleaned and moistened before it enters the lungs. Take the time to breathe in “properly” – by lifting up your arms towards the end of breath and stretching them straight upwards the fresh air will reach the upper portion of the lungs more easily. 

 

Imagine that you are inhaling the deep, beautiful and limitless blue of the sky. Hold the breath for a while in your body and feel how it refreshes each cell in turn. Let the breath escape through your mouth and imagine that it is no longer blue but gold. You will be amazed at the positive energy this process can set free inside you. 

 

Indications:

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Allergic und chronic colds
  • Allergic und chronic paranasal sinus illnesses 
  • Various allergies and skin diseases
  • Fibrosing alveolitis
  • Pseudocroup


INHALATIONS

Breathing in gaseous active substances is a gentle way of promoting a healthy respiratory tract. Inhalations have a mucolytic effect and help – depending on the supplement – to alleviate allergy-related respiratory problems and pain in the...

Moist, warm salt water inhalation treatments and inhalations with medicinal supplements cause a rapid alleviation of symptoms in the neck, nose and throat. They have a mucolytic effect and, what’s more, help to reduce inflammation, promote circulation and reduce swelling.

Furthermore, the mucous membrane defences are strengthened. This treatment can also be applied to post-operative tissue repair following ENT interventions, acute and chronic inflammations of the upper and central respiratory passages, as a preventive treatment for coughs and colds, as an effective means of support during the hay fever season, and for acute and chronic inflammations of the paranasal sinuses.

Inhalations are offered with and without supplements.


KNEIPP THERAPY

Warm, cold, warm – this is the simple principle behind Kneipp therapy. The soothing effect lends this supposedly conservative form of treatment particular popularity among young and old alike. The Kneipp method is a gentle therapy...

Warm, cold, warm – this is the simple principle behind Kneipp therapy. The soothing effect lends this supposedly conservative form of treatment particular popularity among young and old alike. The Kneipp method is a gentle therapy designed to fortify the immune system, strengthen the veins, stimulate metabolism and improve sleep quality. 



For this therapy, you tread alternately in cold and warm water, ensuring that one leg is always completed lifted out of the water and that the point of the foot is stretched downwards. Treading water in this way stimulated circulation and promotes arterial flow. The cold shock allows the surface blood vessels to contract. Together with muscle movement, this also promotes the flow of blood through the veins and prevents varix.


Indications:

  • Circulatory problems
  • Varix
  • Strengthening the body’s defences

BATHS

  • intensive carbovasal therapy € 21,00  
  • CO2 bath € 17,70 
  • Eukalyptus bath € 21,00 
  • Spruce needle bath € 21,00  
  • Healing salt bath € 21,00 
  • Hay blossom bath € 21,00  
  • Lavender bath € 21,00 
  • Lemon balm bath € 21,00 
  • Mud bath (suspended solid) € 21,00 
  • Rosemary bath € 21,00 

DIETOLOGICAL SERVICES

  • BIA measurement and consultation € 28,50
  • Nutritional consultation € 27,40
  • Creation of individualised diet plan € 27,40

ELECTRO-PHYSICAL TREATMENTS

  • Exponential current € 16,70 
  • Galvanisation € 16,70 
  • Galvanic full bath € 26,30 
  • Galvanic four-cell bath € 21,00 
  • Galvanic two-cell bath € 21,00 
  • Iontophoresis € 16,70 
  • Microwaves € 16,70 
  • Electro-physiotherapy € 16,70 
  • Red light irradiation € 12,40 
  • Surge current € 16,70 
  • Ultrasound € 16,70 

GAMMASWING

  • One treatment (approx. 30 Min.) € 33,30 
  • Six treatments € 176,30

WHOLE-BODY CRYOTHERAPY -110°

incl. doctor`s appointment, resting ECG as well as daily blood pressure measurement as necessary
(1 usage ≡ )

  • 5 usages € 77,40
  • 10 usages € 98,90
  • 20 usages € 187,10
  • 30 usages € 274,10

GYMNASTICS

  • Respiratory gymnastics, group € 14,50 
  • Medical gymnastics, individual € 38,70 
  • Medical gymnastics, group (spine) € 14,50 
  • Med. apparatus gymnastics, group € 19,90 
  • Underwater gymnastics, individual € 38,70 
  • Underwater gymnastics, group € 19,90 

HYDROJET

  • Hydrojet € 26,30 

INHALATIONS

  • Healing tunnel climate therapy € 24,20 
  • Medicinal inhalation € 13,40 
  • Paranasal sinuses inhalation € 9,10 

KNEIPP THERAPY

  • Water treading € 10,20 

MEDICAL SERVICES

  • ECG € 41,90
  • Spirometry € 30,10

MEDICAL EXEMINATIONS
(does not replace a TsunaMED®-Auswertungsgespräch)

  • Final examination with doctor`s report  € 35,50
  • Blood test / lab € 26,30
  • Preliminary examination € 49,50
  • Follow-up examination € 38,70

MANUAL TREATMENTS

  • Acupuncture massage according to Penzel method (approx. 40 min.) € 57,50  
  • Connective tissue massage € 24,20 
  • Foot reflex zone massage (approx. 20 Min.) € 24,20 
  • Remedial massage, full (approx. 40 Min.) € 44,00  
  • Remedial massage, part € 22,00 
  • Lung tapotement massage € 24,20 
  • Lymph drainage (approx. 20 Min.) € 24,20 
  • Lymph drainage (approx. 40 Min.) € 48,40  
  • Segmental massage € 24,20 

COMPRESSES

  • Hay blossom compress, full€ 31,20 
  • Hay blossom compress, part € 21,00 
  • Cold mud € 18,80 
  • Clay fango, warm € 14,50 
  • Mud wrap, full (up to 7 sheets) € 35,50 
  • Mud wrap, part (up to 3 sheets) € 23,10 
  • Natural fango, full compress € 31,20 
  • Natural fango, part compress € 21,00 
  • Quark compress € 21,00 

TsunaMED®

  • Measurement € 27,40
  • Follow-up measurement € 16,70
  • Evaluation session approx. 30 min. € 54,80
  • Therapie per minute € 1,10
The indicated duration of the treatments are approximate and include the time for dressing and undressing.

We have put together a range of package deals which already include our soothing therapies, such as our Health Week package. This encompasses 14 of our therapies tailored to your health: 3 from the red category, 3 from the yellow category and 8 from the green category.

You can find a detailed breakdown of the prices for our individual services and the corresponding category on our price list.

 

 Green (e.g. ultrasound, medical apparatus gymnastics, and much more) 

  Yellow (e.g. intensive carbovasal therapy, full bath with natural carbon dioxide gas, and much more) 

 Red (e.g. lymph drainage or foot reflex zone massage for 20 minutes, and much more)

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