New trends – medical wellness

"European and Slovak spa industry discovered a new journey. Treatment and especially prevention of lifestyle diseases follow the latest trends. Medicine wellness is another trend. Everything is based on a renaissance of the art of compensation of work with high-quality relaxation and active beauty and health care. A philosophy of wellness is to achieve the harmony of body and soul, peace of mind and good physical condition.

Today, wellness is a modern sector providing untraditional forms of rest in pleasant environment, services that allow us to relax, to care about beauty, as well as prevention of lifestyle diseases. Economically active people are the target group. Wellness can be defined as a high quality of being, or a state of being in good health condition, especially as the result of an active approach. The purpose is to make people voluntarily more active in making themselves feel better and in slowing down the effects of growing old.

It has been proved scientifically that we can influence as much as 80% of our health by our daily regime and our lifestyle.

In general, a good health and a good appearance are economic necessities at present, and such factors directly influence personal happiness of people. Wellness includes weight control, optimal healthy diet, exercise, control and elimination of stress.

Firms save money thanks to prevention

Various professionals, such as physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nutrition experts, professional instructors, and cosmeticians deal with the issue of contemporary wellness. Programmes that include assessment of health risks, voluntary screening and suggest solutions, were implemented.

Many firms offer preventive programmes to their employees and thus they save considerable sums of money that would be spent on health care otherwise. The preventive programmes are aimed to assess risks and to promote healthy lifestyle. Implementation of such preventive programmes influences health statistics in a positive way, not to mention lower invalidity, less incapacity for work and the related savings of considerable financial sums.

Spa as the centre of medical wellness

A spa can provide services that improve physical and mental performance in an effective way, enable rest of high quality, relaxation and active care of beauty and health. Spa stays have especially preventive effects and are aimed to eliminate adverse impacts of the contemporary lifestyle (overweight, lack of exercise, inappropriate diet) and to help us to restore our mental and physical well-being.

Slovak spas perhaps offer the best way of lifestyle disease prevention, mental and physical well-being restoration.

Gold Spa Turčianske Teplice is one of such spas. Natural healing mineral potable water, moderately mineralised, containing sulphates, bicarbonates, calcium, magnesium, and an increased content of fluoride ions, is used in the spa. Springs are situated several dozen metres deep. Water mineralisation is approx. 1,500 mg/l, spring water temperature is 40-46°C. The mineral water is used for total or partial treatment and relaxation or for water drinking therapies. The spa offers complete balneological treatment:

High-quality accommodation and catering is available, too. Spa & Aquapark, where only the natural healing mineral water from the local healing resources is used, is ideal for relaxation and revitalisation. During a stay in Turčianske Teplice spa, you can drink healing natural mineral water from the local springs “Kollár” and “Živena” that supplements the spa treatment and help prevent some diseases thanks to the content of minerals."