Do you feel you could do with a bit of rest and relaxation?
Wouldn’t you like to get fit and have the feeling that someone is pampering you?
So what are you waiting for; come to a Czech spa. A centuries-long tradition, over 30 spa towns across the country, several hundred natural springs and large deposits of mineral-rich mud all come together to make the Czech Republic one of the superpowers of the world’s spa industry.
Tradition and prominent guests to have visited the spas
The 15th century probably marks the beginning of the Czech spa industry, though the springs in Teplice were known about 2000 years ago and are some of the longest and most intensively used in all central Europe.
Relaxation, stress relief and care for body and soul are not just a privilege for the chosen few but a right for all. Investing in your health is will pay dividends in the future. Spas organise special packages for clients, including various types of activities suitable for different age groups.
In the spas’ early days up to the 16th century some of the procedures could be described as fairly drastic. Patients would spend 10 or more hours in the baths, as it was believed that when the skin split open this let out all the impurities in the body which were responsible for the disease in question.
Even spas have their own specific products, whether it be a certain type of food or porcelain. If you haven’t tried traditional spa wafers or spa liqueur, you haven’t really had the true spa experience.
Spa towns are well-known for their special atmosphere, created in no small part by their unique architecture. Apart from taking the waters, the spas also used to be places where business was done, weddings were held, contacts were forged and medical conferences, balls, music and theatre performances took place.
The Czech Republic is known for its high standard of medical care and low costs in comparison to other countries. Highly qualified staff take good care of guests at spa facilities, and in combination with the unique affects of the water and mud, guests can expect top quality procedures and improvements in their state of health.
spa towns are situated in places where natural curative resources are found. Areas where these materials are located are typically unpolluted and unspoilt. There are usually many forests in the surrounding area, guaranteeing plenty of fresh air. This is an integral part of any stay at a spa.
Experts advise those staying at spas to adopt a healthy lifestyle which will help the visitor to better deal with the strains of modern life. A healthy lifestyle, as is the case with a relaxing stay at a spa, involves movement.
Culture is an essential part of life at the spas. Every year in May at almost all the spas the beginning of the spa season is celebrated. Special ceremonies see the springs blessed so that they do not lose their curative properties.