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In our resort, we offer individual and group exercises under the guidance of experienced physiotherapists. Basic types of exercises help to improve the body’s functional state, during individual physiotherapy, we can focus on problematic areas
If you want to get closer to rehabilitation process in Reitenberger Spa Medical:
Spiral spine stabilisation
Improves the functional condition of the body with ease
The group health exercises in the resort pool are a pleasant opportunity to gently stretch and given your options, get your heart pumping. Exercise is designed as a therapy for total relaxation, not as a demanding training routine.
We recommend exercising in the pool especially to clients with more pronounced musculoskeletal disorders, for whom classic exercise is difficult or impossible.
Healthy back, firm abs, calm mind
At Reitenberger Spa Medical, we offer our clients classical yoga lessons. Basic yoga positions are performed in a light rhythm and we adjust the intensity of the exercises to the level and requirements of the clients. During the lesson, under the guidance of an experienced trainer and physiotherapist, you will strengthen your body and stretch. Practicing yoga leads to total release and relaxation. A significant advantage of yoga lessons at Reitenberger Spa Medical is a very individual approach, a maximum of four clients attend each class.
Yoga is an ideal complement to strength sports – if you play tennis, swim or go to the gym, you should include yoga among these activities. It improves performance, flexibility and balance. It promotes weight loss, relieves stress, and also rejuvenates. If you have not been to a yoga class yet, why not try out your very first one with us at Mariánské Lázně!
Pilates exercises focus on the basic building block of the whole body – the centre, or core, from which all your strength comes. These are not only the abdominal muscles that are visible at first glance, but also the straightening of the spine, the stabilising muscles of the back, the muscles of the pelvic floor, the diaphragm and the deeper abdominal muscles. You strengthen these muscle groups with your own weight during Pilates exercises. Thanks to this, your stability in sports and in everyday life will soon improve.
When you do pilates, you gain all the strength you need, you learn to exercise your abdominal muscles more effectively and involve them even during everyday activities. Exercise will support proper posture and also serve to prevent lumbar spine injuries when lifting heavy objects. It has a preventive effect against pain in the back, cervical spine, and large joints. It will help women strengthen their pelvic floor after childbirth.
Break away from the sedentary position and straighten your spine
Exercise helps to restore muscle harmony and function lost due to a sedentary lifestyle. We gently return your posture to an upright position, straighten the spine to the midline and stretch it upwards. During exercise, the spine is opened for movement and the movement is naturally divided into individual segments of the spine and large joints. Spiral stabilisation of the spine straightens your body, relieving pressure on the intervertebral discs and joints.
We recommend spiral stabilisation therapy to clients with intervertebral disc herniation, back pain in the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine, scoliosis, headache, flat feet or poor posture.
Body surface massage treats the organs inside
Reflexology massage works mainly on the level of the nerves. The body’s organs and tissues are supplied with nerve fibres that are interconnected. Changes in organs can thus cause changes in the surface of the body or in muscles. During a reflex massage, the therapist then tries to remove the reflex changes in the tissues. The relationships between individual parts of the body, organs and tissues are extensive and complex, so reflexology has a wide range of uses.
We recommend it as a treatment method for functional, degenerative, and chronic rheumatic diseases of the spine and joints. It will also help with post-traumatic conditions, circulatory disorders, and functional diseases of the intestinal organs.
Reflexology massage causes effects in the massage site itself – it improves blood circulation, increases the temperature of the site being treated and affects muscle tension. However, such effects can also be produced in more remote parts of the body. Reflexology massage, unlike classic massage, is performed dry and the therapist’s touch is very slow.
Mobilisation and work with soft tissues
Soft techniques belong to a relatively new branch of manual medicine and are suitable for clients with pain in the spine, joints, tendons and muscles. This is a type of massage in which the fascia of the muscles are moved and individual blockages are released. This method of gentle manipulation gradually removes all muscle tension. The physiotherapist stretches, strokes, and presses on these soft tissues. The physiotherapist works with the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles, and muscle casing through gentle mobilisation.
The method of soft techniques is used in the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. It will also help with muscle imbalance. Therapy can only be performed by a certified physiotherapist.
Returns everything to its right place
Gentle treatment of the vertebrae, joints and back using the Dorn technique ensures their return to their original position. The physiotherapist gently manually pushes the vertebrae and joints into place – the method is performed by free and natural movement of the client and light pressure of the physiotherapist’s thumbs or hand. There are no sharp movements.
After returning the joints and vertebrae to their original position, the client will feel immediate relief and all their disturbed energy pathways will be cleared immediately. The Dorn technique relieves the body not only of physical blockages, but also of mental problems and the very causes of the disease.
Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
Athletic taping normalises muscle tension using coloured tapes that adhere to the skin. The tapes are similar to a patch and their application is not painful. They are mainly used to strengthen and improve the function of the blood and lymphatic circulation. At the same time, they support the healing of tissues under the tape. The technique of athletic taping is used in sports, regeneration, and rehabilitation.
We recommend it to our clients for pain in the spine, joints, tendons, and muscles, during increased sports performance, scoliosis, poor posture, or osteoarthritis. It also helps with swelling and hematomas or carpal tunnel syndrome. We even apply it after injuries or to prolong the effects of massage.
A soft, stress-reducing technique
Ball facilitation is one of the soft techniques that help reduce tension in various areas of the body. The physiotherapist works with a foam ball that they roll with their palm, fingers, or wrist.
This ball massage wonderfully stimulates nerve endings, corrects poor posture, and helps with osteoarthritis and scoliosis. We recommend it for postoperative scar care, for instance for total joint replacements.
Stretch and relax your body
Group exercise under the supervision of an experienced physiotherapist mainly include types of exercises that can effectively improve the functional state of the body of our clients. Although the spa stay mainly includes therapeutic treatments, massages, and relaxation, we recommend taking part in the group exercises and stretching the whole body at least twice during your stay.
During the exercise and in agreement with the therapist, you can focus on problematic or painful areas of your body.
A therapeutic method for managing self-care and work activities
Occupational therapy or work therapy is based on the premise that a client can improve their health if they actively engage in their employment or other meaningful work. The method of occupational therapy supports health and mental well-being of the client, helps in the development of their abilities and skills in self-service. It helps the client return to society and gets them in better shape.
At Reitenberger Spa Medical, we focus primarily on hand therapy and training of daily activities. We help clients after a stroke, injuries, mental disabilities, or Parkinson’s disease. We also use acupressure in this therapy.
Individual improvement of the client’s functional condition
During individual physiotherapy, the client and therapist focus on problematic areas of his body and use a number of exercises to improve their body’s function. We perform special exercises to strengthen the deep stabilisation system of the spine as well as soft and mobilisation techniques. Reflexology, ball massage, the spiral spine stabilisation system and athletic taping can bring great benefit to our clients.
We individually choose the most suitable method for each client, we use for instance, the Dorn method, the Vojta method (reflex locomotion), exercise on balls and ergotherapy.
Relaxes stiff muscles and painful trigger points
The popular cupping method is based on applying glass or plastic cups to the skin of the back. A vacuum is created in the flask, so it adheres to the skin, draws the skin and subcutaneous tissue into the cup and dilates the vascular and capillary bed, which leads to massive blood circulation.
Cupping provides relief, alleviates pain, and increases metabolism in the treated area. It can effectively relax stiff muscles and painful trigger points in muscles and soft tissues. We recommend it to clients with spine pain, arthrosis of the joints, gynaecological problems, or asthma. It works great for spring and autumn fatigue or for stimulating immunity.
Release of one intervertebral disc after another
A gentle energetic-manual massage of the spine releases physical, mental, and mental blockages. It is a sophisticated technique which regenerates the intervertebral discs. The author of this method – Austrian healer and specialist in natural medicine, Rudolf Breuss, claimed that the discs are not worn, but degenerated, which can be helped by regenerative massage. Cold-pressed olive oil and St. John’s wort are gradually massaged into the skin with massage strokes. Their combination will help swell the discs and release the nerves that come from the spine to the whole body. At the end of the therapy, silk paper and a towel are applied to the back, which allow the St. John’s wort oil to penetrate even deeper into the spine.
We recommend the Breuss massage for sciatica, lower back pain, problems with the intervertebral discs and before or after therapeutic stabilisation of the spine. For clients, this therapy is also suitable for clients experiencing general exhaustion or nervous tension.
At Reitenberger Spa Medical, we offer basic medical services to our clients. You can turn to our specialist doctor and nurses with confidence. In addition to medical consultations, we measure blood pressure, apply injections to muscles and diagnose blood oxygenation. You can also be examined by a rehabilitation doctor. Providing prescriptions is a matter of course.
At Reitenberger Spa Medical, we have a wide range of modern rehabilitation devices at our disposal, which we use especially for individual diagnoses and pains. Device therapy always takes place under the professional supervision of a doctor or physiotherapist.
Immediate release of painful blockages
The popular laser therapy increases metabolism in tissues and cells. It relaxes, regenerates muscles and relieves pain. In addition, the laser non-aggressively affects inflammatory processes.
We recommend laser therapy for reducing pain, muscle diseases, back and joint pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatological problems, rotator cuff tear syndrome, tennis and golfer’s elbow, painful groin, carpal tunnels, Dupuytren’s contracture, acute traumatic injuries muscle pain, tendonitis, post-traumatic conditions, pain and inflammation of the nerves, skin problems and hair loss.
Body detox and release of skeletal muscle tension
The magnetic field increases the permeability of the cell membrane and accelerates metabolism. Thanks to the dilation of blood vessels, the body is oxygenated, and blood flow is promoted, which benefits cell division, facilitates healing processes and reduces swelling. Magnetotherapy has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, detoxifies the body, relieves skeletal muscle tension, and accelerates healing. We also recommend it as a regeneration therapy after sports or injury.
Our clients most often use magnetotherapy for back pain and spinal blockages, arthrosis of the joints, frozen shoulders, tennis elbows, carpal tunnel, headaches and migraines, post-traumatic and post-operative conditions, chronic inflammation, infertility or sexual dysfunction, circulatory disorders and fatigue or stress.
Detoxifies the body and strengthens the immune system
During this treatment, the lymphatic system is stimulated, excreting harmful substances from the body. Lymph flow helps detoxify the body and strengthens the immune system. This type of lymphatic drainage improves metabolism and physical condition, in addition, increases the body’s defences. The procedure is pleasant for overall relaxation.
During lymphatic drainage therapy, pressure waves pass through special sleeves that you put on. The procedure is suitable for the treatment of swelling and burns or for varicose veins.
Relieves tension and improves blood circulation
Baths have an irreplaceable place in spa care. A dry gas bath has a beneficial fatigue-fighting effect, effectively soothing and washing away all stress and tension. It also affects cellulite and promotes weight loss. It can relieve joint pain, improve blood circulation, and has a significant effect on the musculoskeletal system. During a dry gas bath, you will also support the metabolism and relax your muscles.
The therapy takes place in a special plastic case with CO2, in which your whole body’s blood flow will increase, the capillaries will expand, and you will be able to draw new energy from this basic spa procedure.
Mechanical and thermal energy penetrating to a depth of 5 cm
Acoustic waves with supersonic frequency act on the tissues via mechanical and thermal energy. A local increase in temperature occurs at the treatment site and the ultrasound penetrates the tissue to a depth of 5 cm. The therapy is used for soft tissue damage, improves blood circulation, relieves tension, accelerates healing, and alleviates pain.
We recommend ultrasound to clients with chronic inflammatory diseases of the joints and swelling of the joints. It helps with muscle pain, sprains, or stiffness, and also significantly relieves post-traumatic conditions.
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Electrotherapy uses the healing effects of direct current and alternating current with different frequencies. Both currents improve blood flow to the tissues, relax and subsequently strengthen the muscles. Electrotherapy relieves pain, improves metabolism, and reduces swelling. We recommend it as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of pain caused by functional or degenerative disorders.
The method is suitable for clients with common back pain, post-traumatic conditions of the musculoskeletal system, disc herniation, nerve pain, frozen shoulder syndrome, arthrosis of the joints and muscle pain.