Karvi Lovi is one of the largest physiotherapy cities in the Czech Republic. It is known in the whole world for its hot mineral water springs. It is a unique city and its importance and position has not changed despite the emergence of various medical sciences. It is considered one of the most important and best countries in bathing and convalescence.
Its history in doing physical therapy goes back more than 600 years, and one of the most important features of it is its presence near the Tepla River.
What is the Carvey Luffy Clinic?
The city of Karvi Lovi is located in the northwest of the Czech Republic, 122 km from the capital, Prague. It was built by King Charles and named the Czech King and Caesar IV. He built the city in 1370. Thermal Hotel and Clinic was established in 1977. It is considered a 4-star category and contains 273 rooms and one apartment. This building is characterized by luxury and has conference and meeting room.
The importance of mineral water
The mineral water in Carvi Luffy is hot and contains a large proportion of carbon dioxide and sulfur
It has a small percentage of salt.
There are some effects that result from the use of mineral water and these effects are:
- affect bile secretion
- Affect the secretion of the alimentary canal
- It affects the secretion of the pancreas
- It reduces blood and urine sugar levels
- It improves the body in general
- It reduces the level of fat in the blood
-Diseases treated in Thermal:
- Treats some chronic stomach and digestion problems
- Some cases of twelve and visible
- Having some chronic intestinal disorders
- Exposure to severe infections in the stomach
- Post-surgery cases in the stomach
-Diseases of metabolic disorders:
- exposure to diabetes
- Gout and some lipid metabolism disorders
-Musculoskeletal system diseases:
It includes many diseases, including:
- Chronic spinal pain and some cases after spinal surgeries
- Exposure to joint pain and inflammation in the joints and after accidents.
-Bathing with hot spring water: Bathing with hot spring water, the temperature of which ranges from 37 to 40 degrees Celsius. We benefit from the effect of a warm bath and the minerals contained in spring water that are absorbed by the skin. It especially affects the circulatory system, intestines, and calming in general
Carbon bath: a bath with hot spring water whose temperature ranges from 33 to 35 degrees Celsius and which contains industrial carbon dioxide, which improves local and global blood flow, lowers blood pressure and leads to psychological comfort. After the bath, compresses are applied for 10 minutes. Repeating the bath has a positive effect on improving blood circulation
– “Kalmonal” bath: positively affects the musculoskeletal system, relieves muscle tension and affects against pain. After the iodine-added bath and therapeutic mud, compresses are applied for 7 minutes. This bath is especially useful for treating cases after accidents or surgeries, or for treating degenerative changes in the spine and joints. It also leads to relaxation and affects against psychological exhaustion
-Bath by contrast: is the alternative application of warm water and cold water by spraying to the whole body. And leads to the activation of the work of the heart and improve metabolism. On the contrary, the bath is suitable for the treatment of obesity, sensory and hormonal functional disorders, and leads to an improvement in immunity, including psychological immunity.
-Water vortex for the whole body: It is a bath in warm mineral water in which a heavy massage of the whole body is done through the nozzles inside the bathtub. The bath has a special relaxing effect. It is suitable for circulatory disorders, pain relief for those with problems with the spine or joints, and also for relaxation.
-Water whirlpool for the legs: It is an underwater massage through the small nozzles inside the bathtub seat. This treatment helps in the work of blood circulation and metabolism in the tissues where the massage is done. It is suitable for people with circulatory disorders, leg joint diseases and heavy legs feeling.
Underwater massage: a relaxing treatment that combines the effect of a warm bath and massage with active and passive movement in the water. The water jet massage is done in a full water bath. It is applied manually or by machine. It relieves muscle tension and strengthens the effect of massage.
Therapeutic mud bath: In warm water whose temperature ranges from 38 to 40 degrees Celsius, we benefit from the effect of warm water and the minerals contained in spring water, as well as therapeutic mud. The body is gradually and evenly heated up, relieving muscle tension, improving blood circulation and regenerating tissues. It is especially suitable for people with rheumatic diseases, degenerative changes in the spine, joints, skin diseases such as psoriasis, acne and chronic eczema, or as a preventive method to improve the body’s immunity. And use the shower after the bath and then compresses for 10 minutes.
Hydroxir Whirlpool: a great multi-functional bath tub for the most discerning client. Intense underwater massage with small nozzles inside the tub. It is possible for the client to adjust the water pressure by himself in the places where the massage is required. Connects massage to small nozzles
Reflexology massage: A very specialized massage is applied at the site of degenerative changes. It is done by a qualified worker. And by means of pressure and special techniques, the places that relieve spasm are activated. It affects the changes resulting from diseases. It is applied in case of reversal of problems in the skin and muscles.
Anti-cellulite massage: It is a manual massage for the abdomen and thighs using multi-ingredient natural cosmetics of the Italian company “Rubius”. The massage helps in tissue oxidation, removes excess water from the body, restores elasticity, smoothes the skin, removes cellulite, slims and restores a good shape to the body.
Ordinary massage: we do a partial massage – for the neck, shoulders and back, or a full massage – for the spine, arms and legs. It is a manual massage using cream or oil. It helps with metabolism and blood circulation in the tissues in the place where the massage is done. It helps in the treatment of tumors, hydatid cysts and hematomas, affects the muscles and can break calcified tissues. Finally, it leads to calm and relaxation of the patient.
Individual exercises: It is recommended in cases of disorders of the musculoskeletal or neuromuscular system and when problems with movement after an injury…etc. The client learns the exercises under the supervision of the physiotherapist first, and the exercises are focused on the affected place. It is important for the client to memorize the exercises in a good manner and to continue them afterwards at home.
Group exercises: the groups are small (10 people at most) and according to the doctor’s prescription, the exercises are carried out under the supervision of an expert physiotherapist.
Walking with a stick (NORDIC WALKING): It is walking with a special stick and improves the correct posture of the body and physical fitness.
Exercise in the pool: This method of physical therapy makes use of both exercise and hot spring water. The exercises take advantage of the science of statics, heat, water resistance and buoyancy that make it easier to work out in the water than out of the water. It is suitable for diseases of the musculoskeletal system and for cases after surgery or injuries.
Laser and Scanner: They are two devices that produce a beam of light at a precise wavelength. The laser is used for treatment whenever we want to speed up treatment, remove infections, or in cases of chronic or existing pain.
– The “V-Action” device: It is an electrotherapy device suitable for the treatment of chronic diseases of the spine and joints, and cases after accidents or surgeries in the spine and joints.
Magnet therapy: It uses a low-frequency pulsating magnetic field. It affects pain relief and anti-inflammatory and speeds up treatment. It is successfully applied to patients who have artificial joints.
Other treatment methods
Therapeutic mud compresses: a layer of therapeutic mud is applied and a special heated layer is applied to it. The required heating is done gradually over two (2) or three (3) minutes. The patient is lying wrapped in compresses, the affected area is heated, and the therapeutic substances leak out of the mud. It is used for chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system and for some diseases of the digestive system
– Paraffin – Gloves: Melted paraffin is applied to the hands by dipping them in a special basin. Paraffin freezes quickly. The hands are wrapped in a plastic bag and two special gloves to keep the heat during the whole process. It affects the small joints of the hand in case of chronic and degenerative diseases and softens the skin on the hand.
Inhalation: Inhalation of metals in the air through the nose or mouth. Usually we use Vincentka mineral water. It improves the work of the mucous membrane in the respiratory tract, has an anti-inflammatory effect, dissolves phlegm and facilitates its expulsion.
Obesity treatment program
The solution to the problem of obesity lies in influencing people who suffer from obesity to reduce their weight, as well as by preventing the number of people suffering from obesity from increasing. People should eat a varied and varied diet, full of vegetables and fruits. It is especially important to have good sources of the proteins it contains, for example fish, poultry meat, legumes and grains. It is better for good nutrition to replace animal fats with vegetable fats and oils and reduce the amount of meat. The person should pay special attention to the daily food system and eat from 5 to 6 times a day in sufficient quantities and not increase in food and drink enough fluids during the day. In order to maintain the correct weight, it is necessary to eat good food in the right quantities, as well as adequate physical exercise.
Pictures from inside Thermal Hotel and Clinic