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Radon Baths in Jachymov

Oct 28, 2014 by Marina Shmelyova

Today locomotive system diseases and disorders are increasingly widespread among people of all ages. There is a number of treatments and rehabilitation techniques that are used to help people ease symptoms and get rid of these diseases and disorders for good. Radon therapy is a unique and highly efficient method to treat such disorders. The therapy uses radon baths with water from natural radioactive thermal mineral springs.

There is no other spa resort in Europe and the world that offers better radon therapy than the Czech spa town of Jachymov. The town prides itself on its unique radioactive thermal sodium bicarbonate waters that are rich in titanium, molybdenum, and beryllium.

Mineral properties of the spring water, as well as radiation caused by decomposition of the radioactive gas, both positively influence a patient’s health.

When radon decomposes, its molecules create a so called “active cover” that is then absorbed through the skin to reach the blood flow. Radon is also absorbed though mucous membranes and respiratory tract organs. Radon fully decomposes in two or two and half hours transforming into short-lived harmless isotopes.

The main indications for radon therapy include:

  • treatment and recovery after locomotive system diseases and disorders
  • recovery after peripheral nervous system diseases and disorders
  • treatment of systemic autoimmune diseases
  • rehabilitation for sportsmen and manual labor workers
  • recovery after injuries and surgeries
  • overall health improvement, immune system boost

There is a popular belief that radon waters are not safe for human health due to radiation. Obviously, radon therapy should be conducted with care. However, the therapy is quite delicate as moderate water temperatures do not affect body systems or misbalance their function. Radon therapy can be prescribed to people of different ages as it has very few counter-indications and is generally well tolerated by all patients. However, radon therapy is not prescribed to children and young adults under 18 y.o.

As any other treatment method, radon therapy has its counter-indications that include:

  • nfectious diseases in an acute form
  • acute psychotic disorders
  • acute heart failure
  • pregnancy
  • tumors
  • active tuberculosis
  • hyperthyreosis
  • post-surgery conditions

Mineral water from the thermal radon springs is widely used in all medical and spa procedures conducted at Jachymov spas. Among others, radon mineral water is mainly used in:

  • pools and baths
  • regular and massage showers
  •  wraps and compresses

Jachymov’s radon baths are well-known for their therapeutic effects. Local spas offer mineral radon baths and galvanic radon baths.

As a rule, regular radon bath procedures last for 25-30 minutes with the water temperature varying from 35 to 37°C. Radon water is known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and biostimulating properties. It stimulates cell and tissue repair, as well as positively influences anomalous glands and sweat glands functioning.

Radon baths are traditionally followed by 10 minute dry whole-body wraps and rest. Even if your doctor has not included a radon bath in the list of your spa prescriptions, you can still try one.

Galvanic radon baths include galvanotherapy. Depending on the type of electrodes used, galvanic radon baths can be stimulating, analgesic or sedative. This kind of bath is always prescribed to treat diseases and disorders of locomotive, musculo-articular and vascular systems.

Radon bath can only be prescribed by a doctor specializing in balneological and radon therapy after careful consideration of all the indications and counter-indications for this kind of treatment. This way you can be sure that radon therapy will be safe and efficient.

Radon therapy in Jachymov will help you treat different locomotive system diseases and disorders. Radon therapy will also help you relax, boost your immune system, and restore your physical and emotional strength.

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