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Gastein Spa Treatments
The healing treatments in Gastein have been renowned for centuries and were even imperially tried and tested: in 1822, the Archduke Johann came here for his so-called Sommerfrische (summer holiday), and later he was followed by other imperial highnesses such as Wilhelm I, Franz Josef I and Empress Sisi, so that they could also benefit from the healing power of Gastein’s thermal waters. The Gastein valley was where the rich and powerful gathered – and it remains true today that this medically approved health resort is one of the first choices for spa guests from all over the world. The water that offers this world-renowned healing effect flows from 17 springs. It contains the noble gas radon, which is especially effective in easing Bekhterev’s disease (ankylosing spondylitis), rheumatism, arthritis, respiratory illnesses and skin ailments. This particular combination of radon, warmth and Gastein’s higher elevation is unrivalled worldwide.
As a guest of the state-approved spa hotel CESTA GRAND, you’ll benefit from the many effective treatments available here. After a consultation with our spa physician Dr. Mayerhofer, we’ll organize your transports into the Heilstollen (healing galleries), which ease pain and stabilize the immune system. 90 percent of our patients respond to the radon hyperthermia treatment, which activates the body’s own healing powers. Depending upon the extent of your ailment, you’ll need 8–12 trips into the Gastein Heilstollen galleries over the course of 2–3 weeks. The radon thermal bath in the Hotel CESTA GRAND has the same positive effect: the body overheats in the thermal water, which stimulates its metabolic processes. You absorb the radon through your skin and respiratory system, which causes your body to release its natural pain-killers.