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Spa Treatment of Children in the Czech Republic: Karlovy Vary

Dec 12, 2016 by Marina Shmelyova

Karlovy Vary, or Carlsbad, is the largest spa resort in Czechia and one of its oldest towns. Also, it is a popular spa destination. Let us tell you about treatment of children in Karlovy Vary.

The majority of Karlovy Vary’s spas offer spa treatment for children 12 years old and over, but there are some spa hotels with programmes designed for children 2-5 yo.

Advantages of Karlovy Vary’s Spa Treatment for Children:

  • Comfortable climate, clean unpolluted air, and curative mineral water in combination with modern medical techniques contribute to better recovery and improvement of the child’s immune system.
  • Advanced medical equipment and highly qualified medical personnel, along with a comparatively low cost of treatment will ensure effective and comfortable treatment for every child.
  • A combination of time-tested spa procedures and modern techniques, complex care and individual approach, as well as carefully selected medical procedures, all provide first-in-class treatment.
  • Thanks to free babysitting services (a limited-time offer at Spa House Manes), parents can also enjoy quality wellness and pampering spa procedures.
  • The Czech Republic is a comparatively small country, so if you plan your stay well, when not at the spa, you will have a plenty of free time to have a good rest and visit many interesting places the western part of the country has to offer.

Indications for Treatment of Children in Karlovy Vary

Digestive tract diseases:

  • Peptic ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Esophagus diseases
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Liver diseases
  • Bile duct and gall bladder diseases
  • Pancreatic diseases

Metabolic diseases:

  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Gout

Locomotive system diseases:

  • Chronic diseases
  • Persistent pain in joints and spine
  • Arthroses and osteoarthroses of large joints

Oncological diseases:

  • Conditions after chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Bowel cancer and rectal cancer

Contraindications

  • Poorly controlled diabetes
  • Metabolic disturbances
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Bile duct pathologies
  • Liver failure
  • Infectious diseases
  • Stenoses
  • Mental illnesses
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis

Expected Results from Treatment

Climatotherapy and drinking therapy in combination with modern medical treatments ensure positive results of treatment of children in Karlovy Vary.

Wellness and medical procedures will boost your child’s energy and strengthen their immune system, enhancing immune activity against viral infections.

An Example of A Treatment Plan (Spa House Manes***)

Spa programmes are designed for children 2 yo and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Take your child’s medical record and the medication that they take on a regular basis.

The programme begins with a comprehensive medical examination. Your attending physician will use its results to create an optimal treatment plan for your child. Children suffering from diabetes and obesity are prescribed special treatment plans.

Every morning children have drinking therapy with mineral water from spring #1 (30°C). Overall, there are 12 mineral springs in Karlovy Vary but this is the only spring that is used for treating children.

In the spa’s balneology center children have 3-4 treatments daily, including therapeutic exercises, massages (underwater massages, classical massages, partial massages), baths (carbon dioxide baths, pearls baths, mineral baths), inhalations, magnetotherapy, electrotherapy, oxygen therapy, hydrotherapy. 

Every programme suggests regular follow-up check-ups and the final medical examination. At the end of your stay your child will be given a medical assessment report and a list of recommendations for further treatment.

The recommended duration of the programme is three-four weeks.

What Spa Hotel To Choose

Curative and preventive spa programmes for children are available all year round but offered by a limited number of spa hotels.

Medical Spa Resort Manes*** is situated not far away from the center and mineral springs in a quiet and peaceful environment, near the forest. Here you can have a comprehensive medical examination and all the treatments prescribed by the doctor. Children must stay with parents or guardians. The spa offers comfortable rooms with all amenities, play rooms and nurseries. Spa programmes are designed for children 2yo and over.

Vienna House Dvorak Karlovy Vary**** is situated in the center of the resort, by the river. Spa Hotel Dvorak is a member of the Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG and provides Mayr Therapy-based treatment for children 15 yo and over.

Spa Hotel Bristol***** is a spa complex consisting of five buildings situated in the center of the resort, in a quiet and picturesque environment surrounded by a beautiful English garden. The rooms are furnished with stylish Italian furniture and decorated with paintings. Spa programmes are designed for children 15yo and over.

Spa & Wellness Hotel Cajkovskij**** is located in a historical building in a popular neighborhood, close to St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church. Spa programmes are designed for children 6yo and over.

Hotel Kolonada**** is a spa complex equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and situated on the river bank, close to mineral springs. Spa programmes are designed for children 15yo and over.

Leisure Activities for Children in Karlovy Vary

Walks in green parks will benefit both children and adults. They will also help children learn to feel the beautiful harmony of the world around them.

Magnificent architecture of one of the oldest European spa resorts will help develop a sense of beauty and introduce your child to different architectural styles.

Excursions to Angel Mountain, trips to Prague, local air excursions will be both fun and educational. You can also visit the Karlovy Vary Museum, local exhibitions and galleries.

There are two swimming-pools in Karlovy Vary. One is a 50-meter heated outdoor pool, and the other one is an indoor pool with mineral water. Aquapark in Klasterec nad Ohr is just twenty kilometers from Karlovy Vary.

In Karlovy Vary you can also enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including tennis, chess, golf, pool, horse-back riding, rifle-shooting, bowling.

During a spa season the town holds various music concerts, theatrical performances, the International Film Festival and a number of sports events.

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