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Therapies

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 passages
  • improving complexion and metabolism
  • vessel health
  • musculoskeletal system
  • increasing physical performance

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

 

 


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 with.

 

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, lemon balm, rosemary).  

Indications:

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

Contraindications:

  • Open wounds
  • eye contac
  • ski lesion
  • fever, hyperthermia
  • cardiovascular disease
  • pregnancy

CO₂ - bath

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

Indications:

  • Circulatory problems
  • 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:

  • Shoulder and hip complaints
  • Pain in the spinal column
  • Postural defects
  • Osteoporosis
  • Morbus Parkinson

Massagen

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...

Acupuncture massage according to Penzel

Due to accidents, surgeries or wrong habits arise according to Chinese acupuncture doctrines of the flow of energy along the body meridians, which can be removed by the acupuncture massage again.

Indications:

  • spinal disorders Diseases of the small and large joints
  • Rheumatic manifestations
  • migraine neuralgia
  • Circulatory disorders

Connective tissue

Massage technique in which the area of ​​the skin is positively influenced by the skin area.

Indications:

  • chronic swelling conditions
  • Structural changes of the connective tissue
  • vegetative disorders

Reflexology

Targeted treatment in the plantar area, which affects reflexive positive organs and joints.

Indications:

  • vegetative organ disease
  • chronic pain conditions
  • sleep disorders

Lymphatic drainage

Special massage to promote the drainage of tissue fluid through the lymphatic system, thereby decongestion and detoxification, pain relief.

Indications:

  • acute and chronic swelling conditions
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Scar swelling and pain after joint surgery and after accidents

Segment massage

Targeted stimulation on certain areas of the body leads to a reflex influence on the associated organs.

Iindications:

  • Diagnostic significance Disorders of the head bronchia lung heart Liver and bile pancreas
  • Stomach and intestines
  • Bladder and kidneys
  • Female organs of the small pelvis
  • Circulatory disorders

Contraindications:

  • inflammation open wounds
  • acute herniated disc lymphedema

Partial or full body massage

Classic massage of the back or the whole body.

Indications:

  • degenerative and rheumatic diseases especially the neck and lumbar spine

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

Cold mud pack

Part packs with cold bog.

Indications:

  • varicose veins
  • gout
  • acute joint pain

Mudpack

Part or full package with warm bog

Indications:

  • degenerative and rheumatic joint diseases
  • osteoporosis
  • gynecological diseases

Curd winding

It has been used as a proven home remedy for centuries. If the curd comes in contact with the skin, a lactic acid process begins. This has a positive effect on the inflammatory process. Curd windings have a decongestant and analgesic. Thanks to their good skin tolerance, they are also suitable for sensitive skin.

Indications:

  • varicose veins
  • gout
  • acute joint pain
  • Aftercare of superficial phlebitis

Contraindications:

  • flu-like infections
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • skin rash
  • open legs
  • chronic rheumatism and joint pain

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. 

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, strengthen muscles...

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. 


FULL BODY CRYOTHERAPY -110°C

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

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.

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

Radon

In radon spa therapy, radon is said to stimulate the human immune system and thereby alleviate illnesses

Radon is transmitted through the skin into the human organism by way of inhaling highly active air containing radon, or by bathing in baths or exercise pools. The medical healing properties of radon have been scientifically investigated and exploited for over a century, as a result of which two types of usage have been distinguished:

  • Radon baths, whereby radon is transmitted through the skin
  • Radon inhalation, whereby patients breathe in air containing radon
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