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Poland For Health and Beauty

Polish Tourist Organisation ul. Chaubiskiego 8, 00-613 Warszawa tel. +48-22 536 70 70 fax +48-22 536 70 04 e-mail: pot@pot.gov.pl, www.pot.gov.pl

Welcome!
Stress, fatigue, deteriorating form and vitality, not looking after your gure, appearance and skin properly these are the most frequent afictions of our times. One excellent and effective cure for these problems is a visit to Polands SPA centres specializing in restoring health, beauty, and a positive mental outlook. Found in more than 40 towns across the country, these are centres with a rich tradition, specializing in health treatments since the 13th century. Recently these centres have successfully expanded their classic proposals to include regeneration, beauty and relaxation treatments, including those from the SPA range (Sanus Per Aquam health through water). There is a total of 45,000 sanatorium beds available at 43 health resorts, and almost 80,000 more at holiday centres, hotels, guesthouses, and tourist centres together with the sanatoria and SPA centres, these form complete systems for health, relaxation, and beauty treatments. Supplementing these systems are numerous beauty farms working together with the SPA centres, which use the latest scientic developments to provide professional, comprehensive programmes counteracting the harmful effects that modern civilization has on us all. The unquestioned resources of Polands SPA centres, and the accompanying health and beauty treatment centres, include: combining therapy with cosmetic and relaxation treatments, a rich variety of medical treatments using state-of-the-art methods as well as the latest in dietetics, cosmetology, and beauty care, an excellently qualified and specialist staff of doctors, cosmetologists and physiotherapists as well as skilled auxiliary personnel, unpolluted natural therapeutic resources, such as mud, peat, mineral and thermal water, salt deposits, brine springs, modern equipment and rehabilitation facilities for exercising: courts, swimming pools, bicycle routes, treatment duration adjusted to individual needs, care for the individual requirements of every guest, a rich variety of cultural events and tourist excursions, fresh air and water, gentle and soothing microclimates.

With our invitation to Polands SPA centres and health and beauty treatment centres, we would like to provide you with some information on the natural means and methods of treatment that will allow you to regain your health and joie de vivre, free you from stress and fatigue, and recover the fullness of your wellbeing. Polish Tourist Organisation

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UNESCO World Heritage sites UNESCO World Biosphere reserves

Hunting grounds Angling grounds Former Nazi concentration camps Castles Palaces Open-air ethnographic museums Museums Folklore centres Old churches, Orthodox churches Old mosques, synagogues Religious sanctuaries Waterways

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Ustka Sopot

Airports Main roads Border crossings

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winoujcie Koobrzeg

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International ports Sea beaches Water sports centres Winter sports centres
Augustw

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Kamie Pomorski

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Poczyn Zdrj

Equestrian centres Hippodromes

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Ciechocinek

Polish Geysers, Sea , and Oxygen 4-5 ________________________________________________________ SPA - The Benets of Water 6-7 ________________________________________________________ Renowned SPA centres 8-9 ________________________________________________________ Therapeutic Mud - A Treatment from the Forest 10-11 ________________________________________________________ Cultivating Health and Good Looks 12-13 _______________________________________________________ Business People Need to Rest 14-15 ________________________________________________________

Wieniec Zdrj

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Konstancin-Jeziorna

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Total Detox 16-17 ________________________________________________________ Salt Caves 18-19 ________________________________________________________

Czerniawa Zdrj wieradw Zdrj Cieplice lskie Zdrj

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Szczawno Zdrj

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Jedlina Zdrj

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Kudowa Zdrj Duszniki Zdrj Polanica Zdrj

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Ldek Zdrj Busko Zdrj Solec Zdrj

Graduation Towers - Gigantic Inhalatoria 22-23 ________________________________________________________

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Krasnobrd

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Dugopole Zdrj

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Goczakowice Zdrj Ustro

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Horyniec Zdrj

Health and beauty tourism 22 _______________________________________________________ Disorders Treated at the Health Resorts 24-25 _______________________________________________________ Tourist Attractions in the Environs 26 ________________________________________________________

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Swoszowice

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Wapienne Rabka

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Szczawnica

Wysowa Piwniczna Krynica Zdrj egiestw Zdrj Muszyna

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Iwonicz Zdrj Rymanw Zdrj

Treatments Provided at Polish Health Resorts 27-31 ________________________________________________________ Practical information 32 ________________________________________________________

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Water and air these are two elements essential to life, with boundless possibilities for exerting a positive impact on our health.

Balneotherapy with peloidotherapy and climate therapy are the main therapeutic methods used at health resorts to treat patients. The various methods use peloids, seawater and gases, for instance during baths in carbonic acid, carbonic acid gas in carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, and even baths in an oxygen-ozone mixture: peloidotherapy this treatment, prescribed by doctors, involves highly mineralised, purified therapeutic mud or peat dissolved in water. It is used to treat rheumatism, inammations, neuralgia, and is useful in combating obesity, cellulite and stretch marks, climate therapy involves fresh air and exercise, sunbaths, brine or seawater aerosol inhalations, and talassotherapy, which takes advantage of the natural therapeutic properties of the sea. Renowned resorts specializing in balneotherapy: Ciechocinek, where female diseases, circulatory, respiratory and peripheral nervous system ailments as well as rheumatic diseases have been treated for 170 years, thanks to the rich springs of thermal brine, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj in the Sudety Mountains, where rheumatic diseases and mobility disorders, urinary and circulatory system diseases are treated, Ldek-Zdrj, a very famous resort in the Kodzko Valley, where thermal springs of weakly mineralised water are used to treat mobility disorders, rheumatic, skin and peripheral circulation problems, Naczw, which has a special microclimate enabling it to offer prevention and treatment of heart diseases, Busko-Zdrj, with unique therapeutic waters and a thermal-humid climate, where skin diseases and mobility disorders are treated as well as neurological diseases, osteoporosis, and brucellosis, Koobrzeg, where seawater aerosol containing salt and iodine facilitates treatment of respiratory diseases, w Rabce Zdroju prowadzi si specjalistyczn rehabilitacj kardiologiczn, na bazie rabczaskiej solanki produkuje si kosmetyki dla skry wymagajcej pielgnacji najwyszej jakoci (problemy z alergi, atopowe zapalenie skry).

In Poland, there is an abundance of mineral waters, including thermal waters whose role in restoring peoples health cannot be overestimated. There are rich springs of acidic waters, sulphide waters, brine, mineral waters, radioactive waters, and thermal waters whose temperature reaches 70C. Thanks to this profusion of water springs, Polands health resorts, regeneration centres, and health and beauty clinics widely use hydrotherapy treatments. The types of hydrotherapy guaranteeing excellent results include: algae therapy treatment with specially prepared marine algae rich in mineral ingredients, trace elements with strong moisturizing, toning and anti-cellulite properties, aqua-aerobics exercises in a pool, at various depths, to music this aids body suppleness, strengthens the muscles of the back, legs and buttocks, and reduces fatty tissue, aqua-gym a quiet, relaxing version of aqua-aerobics, Jacuzzi a hydromassage tub for several people, relaxing tense muscles and providing anti-cellulite action. Special nozzles push a mixture of air and water under pressure into the tub: the resultant stream massages the body, enhancing blood and lymph circulation, cleansing the skin of toxins, making the muscles stronger and more springy, power shower dousing the body with a powerful stream of hot and cold water alternately this treatment gives a bit of a shock, but is great for toughening the body, removing symptoms of fatigue, improving circulation, toning the muscles, and speeding up metabolism, brine baths in brine highly saturated with iodine speeding up metabolism and assisting weight loss the brine also contains bromine which has relaxing and calming properties, pearl baths in spring or thermal water, in an individual tub fitted with air nozzles, where bubbles gently massage the body like champagne and send pleasant signals to nerve endings, eliminating fatigue and stress.

Polish Geysers, Sea, and Oxygen

Thanks to its special properties, seawater is widely used in cosmetology. It tightens the skin, assists in weight loss and Ciechocinek www.ciechocinek.pl, www.puc.sky.pl Naczw www.uzdrowisko-naleczow.com.pl Koobrzeg www.uzdrowisko.kolobrzeg.pl Ldek-Zdrj www.uzdrowisko-ladek.com.pl Cieplice lskie-Zdrj www.uzdrowisko-cieplice.pl Busko-Zdrj www.uzdrowisko-busko-zdroj.com.pl Rabka-Zdrj www.uzdrowisko-rabka.pl Ustka www.uzdrowisko-ustka.com.pl Jastarnia www.zdrojowy.com.pl
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helps combat cellulite, cleanses the skin, strengthens small blood vessels, regulates the acid-base equilibrium, makes the body resistant to infection, eliminates swelling, and protects the skin against free radicals which cause ageing. The Baltic is a relatively low-salt sea, and thus the holiday and therapy centres located along the 500-kilometre Polish coast offer balanced, non-aggressive treatments: Ustka offers a complete range of treatments, including brine baths, hydrotherapy, inhalations, therapeutic massages, parafn compresses, magnetotherapy, cryotherapy, kinesitherapy, and talassotherapy, many centres on the Baltic coast (including Koobrzeg, Mielno, Krynica Morska) have special talassotherapy programmes where the main medicines for treating numerous ailments are seawater, sand, air, and sun.

Ciechocinek Warszawa

Naczw Cieplice lskie-Zdrj Ldek-Zdrj

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SPA The Benets of Water

The medicinal and relaxing properties of water have been known since antiquity.
In Europe, treatments by means of various kinds of baths were abandoned or neglected until recently, but are now witnessing a veritable renaissance. In Poland, too, SPA treatments are offered by a growing number of new centres as well as traditional places known from historical peregrinations to take the waters. Water treatments speed up metabolism, help in rehabilitation of the limbs, and the mineral salts contained in the waters are excellent for treating many skin ailments. Alternating baths make the ody more resistant to infection, help regain ones vigour, and are relaxing for body and mind. From among over a hundred various hydrotherapy treatments, the most popular are brine and mud baths, hydromassages and underwater massages, and wrapping in mud-water compresses. Paramedical treatments that serve relaxation include wading in water, snow and dew, sweating off in a sauna, and of course drinking various special mineral waters. Hydrotherapy uses practically every kind of water: rainwater, spring water, seawater, thermal water both pressurized and calm. Many special waters are also prepared with added salts, oils, mud, and herbal mixtures. Mineral ingredients from other parts of the world, the Dead Sea for instance, are also used. Clients can even try a bath in goats milk with herbs and essential oils. The benefits of water can be enjoyed not only at health resorts and sanatoria, but also at good hotels and beauty farms. In Poland, most SPA centres have been set up close to traditional therapeutic water springs in Krynica-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Ldek-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj, though there are also SPA centres in coastal towns, in Mazuria, and in Zakopane. All of them are fitted with specialist equipment and rooms for taking all kinds of baths

the staff include doctors, cosmetologists, dieticians, physiotherapists. These SPA Temples are closed to children, everybody speaks in a low voice, and mobile phones are not allowed. Treatments are carried out to the accompaniment of soothing music, candlelight, and fragrant aromas. The offer of Polands SPA centres is extremely interesting, and their unique advantages include unpolluted mineral resources, a great variety of brines and mineral waters, an abundance of therapeutic mud and peat, and local eco-friendly plantations and farms supplying herbs and other plants as well as milk. Some centres specialize in revitalizing facial skin, others in correcting the gure, including elimination and prevention of cellulite. Many have cryogenic chambers, others offer light therapy treatments. Polish SPA centres are flexible and adjust to the time clients have at their disposal, preparing weekend programmes as well as longer, one or two-week stays.

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From among the large number of SPA centres operating successfully in Poland, at least several are leaders deserving a separate mention.

cellulite and obesity, improves circulation, and smoothes the skin. The same hotel also offers a complete package of water treatments. In the very heart of Gorce Mountains lies Rabka-Zdrj, where the state-of-the-art regeneration centre Rabczaski-Zdrj Medical SPA was established. Besides a salt sauna, Roman baths, and Jacuzzi hydro massage, the facility provides very interesting beauty treatments in a SPA capsule (beer, chocolate, goats-milk baths) and relaxing and therapeutic massage (herbal stamps, hot stones).

Undoubtedly among this group of private luxury centres is the Belvedere Hotel in Zakopane and the SPA Eris Hotel in Krynica -Zdrj and Wzgrza Dylewkie. They offer many beauty and relaxation treatments supervised by doctors, physiotherapists and cosmetologists: aqua-aerobics, pearl baths, hydromassage, 10-day weight loss programmes, and also a wide range of services and treatments in medical/beauty salons, excellently equipped gyms, swimming pools, and saunas. The programmes are individually tailored to clients needs and some can be very original indeed. An active holiday on the waters of Lake Czos in Mrgowo can easily be combined with specialist treatments. The Mrongovia Resort & Spa Hotel offers ideal conditions for many kinds of treatment all recommended by worldrenowned cosmetic companies. This is comprehensive care: for example, before the core nail care treatment, a customer will receive a hot-stone massage of the hands to improve circulation and loosen tense wrist and arm muscles. In the excellently equipped gyms, physiotherapists offer individual exercises supervised by a personal trainer, followed by bathing in a pool of thermal water. Specialist beauty treatments are combined with leisure activities horseback riding and tennis.

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Renowned SPA centres

The mountain climate and ecological resources of the Beskidy range are an excellent complement to the cleansing treatments offered at the Klimczok Hotel, in the Roman SPA a copy of Roman thermae. It boasts Polands only Vacustyler, a device that until recently was used only by astronauts. During the treatment, the apparatus pumps oxygen into body tissue, and the pressure pushes out any toxins. Apart from detoxication, this treatment helps combat

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Ustka Koobrzeg Mrgowo Ciechocinek Warszawa

Cieplice lskie-Zdrj Ldek-Zdrj Szczyrk

Solec-Zdrj Busko-Zdrj Rabka-Zdrj Krynica-Zdrj


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Therapeutic mud is a term which refers to different kinds of peat containing mineral and organic components, including vestiges of moss, sedge, cranberry, heather, and bilberry.

Therapeutic Mud A Treatment from the Forest

Thousands of generations of plant life from the peat bogs, decomposing under water without air, have retained their important natural properties. Polish therapeutic mud comes from deposits of the highest purity, and Polish health resorts have taken advantage of their medicinal properties for 150 years. Mud poultices and baths have thermalstimulating properties, removing or minimizing the effects of rheumatic, female, neurological, ear, nose and throat, and vascular diseases. Quite recently, therapeutic mud from Polish health resorts has become a cosmetic hit, as laboratories have developed special technologies for using it in beauty treatment cosmetics. Now, therapeutic mud can be used for detoxification, slimming and rejuvenating treatments and because it contains plant hormones, it is also effective in combating wrinkles. This is why therapeutic mud from Polish forests is competing successfully with algae and mud from the Dead Sea. Polish therapeutic mud contains all the elements the skin needs to function properly such a unique and complete set of ingredients cannot be found in even the most expensive creams.

Polish health resorts, health and beauty centres, and SPA facilities use therapeutic mud widely. Besides medical treatment (peloidotherapy) they also propose regeneration stays during which guests can effectively lose weight and remove the toxins accumulated in their skin. One treatment ensuring overall benets are mud poultices, which are applied at temperatures of 38-45C to improve circulation and release toxins. An additional benefit of hot cosmetic poultices is the saturation of the cleansed skin with macro - and microelements contained in the mud, including plant hormones which act similarly to female estrogens, the deciency of which causes ageing. Apart from mud treatments, many centres offer their own therapeutic mud preparations, and have doctors on hand to advise guests on how to use these at home. Centres specializing in therapeutic mud poultices, and for cosmetic purposes, are found in KrynicaZdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Piwniczna-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Poczyn--Zdrj and Koobrzeg.

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Koobrzeg Poczyn-Zdrj Ciechocinek Warszawa

Duszniki-Zdrj Horyniec-Zdrj Piwniczna-Zdrj Krynica-Zdrj

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hotel is superbly equipped after a day spent yachting, or hiking in the Mazurian forests, even if youre not staying at the Amax you can come in to use the steam sauna, swimming pool, pearl bath, and hydromassage in a special tub. For those who enjoy relaxing on the Baltic Sea, Polands seaside towns have a huge variety of services restoring beauty and physical form as well as providing mental relaxation. At the Aga guesthouse in Gski near Sarbinowo, in quiet surroundings and in the excellent care of expert staff, guests can lose weight quickly and pleasantly thanks to brine and mud baths, electro-stimulation, special exercises, and horseback riding. After a run/walk along the beach, excellent for soothing the nerves and inhaling the fresh air oxygen, the centre has not one but two foot massages per day. In Augustw, surrounded by primeval forests in the proximity of fresh water lakes, the health and beauty centre at the

Cultivating Health and Good Looks

It is always worthwhile devoting a few days to restoring yourself to good form and good looks.
This is why the most renowned Polish health resorts have expanded their offers to include regeneration programmes and beauty and relaxation treatments provided by beauty farms. This greatly increases the attractiveness of services at the resorts, ensuring a luxurious, holistic stay with high-standard care. Beauty farms, whose numbers have doubled over the past few years, proving they are much appreciated, propose a diverse range of programmes. Depending on your needs, you will be able to choose the treatments and standard as well as duration most convenient for you. Guests can come for a weekend, a few days, a one - or two-week holiday, while some only drop in for a few hours, which is especially easy when a resort is close to a large city. Guests can choose from a series of beauty treatments (sometimes even minor plastic surgery), recreation, low calorie diets, often mandatory discos, classes on health, nutrition, cosmetics and natural medicine. Available facilities include solaria, saunas, gyms, swimming pools, tennis courts, and hippodromes. The centres employ a large number of specialists: doctors, massage therapists, instructors, dieticians, beauticians and hairdressers, who will choose the best forms of treatment and recreation for each guest. In todays world, the people with the greatest chances of professional and personal success are those who have a shapely gure, are dynamic, and look healthy. These people inspire condence in their business partners its no wonder that the most popular beauty farms are those offering weight-loss programmes, forming shapely and well-proportioned bodies, improving peoples appearance. There are many methods of achieving this goal: there is proper diet (always individually adapted), and also skin care, including erasing wrinkles using botox or hyaluronic acid, deep cleansing by means of specialist peeling, removal of blemishes with microdermabrasion, laser treatment, and particularly laser photo-rejuvenation. In Naczw a widely known health resort the Feniks health and beauty centre proposes rejuvenating, weight-loss, and anti-cellulite treatments as well as prevention of hair loss. Feniks also has a package of cosmetic treatments for men, who increasingly appreciate the necessity of actively taking care of ones appearance. At the cosy Amax Hotel in Mikoajki, in the land of a thousand lakes Mazuria, guests can come for a weekend of numerous beauty treatments, and detoxify their bodies and minds during aroma - and music -therapy sessions. The

Deln Hotel offers a beauty capsule where guests can lose weight quickly. The hotel also has interesting relaxation and rejuvenation programmes. Some beauty farm programmes also feature health treatments, to mention just the Health and Beauty Clinic at the Bryza Hotel in Jurata, which specializes in atherosclerosis prevention treatments. At Warsaws Victoria Hotel, Kanebo of Japan have opened a health and beauty studio. Its attractions include the 1500-yearold traditional am-ma massage, where am means to press and ma means to rub, and those are exactly the actions performed by the beautician. The treatment consists of a dry body massage, and then a face and neck massage. This treatment stimulates the energy points in the shoulders, feet, hands and ears, speeding up lymph circulation and cleansing the body. The treatment provides a huge energy boost fatigue disappears and facial features are made smoother. The microclimate of Milanwek encouraged investors from Warsaw to choose it as the location for one of the most modern health and beauty centres. The Metropolitan offers unique peeling treatments and fresh-fruit compresses grapefruit, orange, kiwifruit. Apart from a package of relaxation, beauty and cleansing treatments, another great attraction is the holistic pedicure. The clients chair vibrates massaging the back, and the feet, which are immersed in fizzy water, are subjected to reflexotherapy in addition to the routine pedicure.

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advantage of the full recreation offering, its possible to alleviate the effects of stress and fatigue by having a rest in the SPA Park next to the brine graduation towers. This has a calming and relaxing effect as well as improving the respiratory tracts functions. The SPA Villa Park centre in Wesoa also offers relaxation to those who nd their stay in Warsaw tiring. This hotel and recreation complex, just 18 kilometres from Warsaws centre, has a swimming pool with computer-controlled water flow, showers, waterfall and counter-currents. Guests can also enjoy a hydromassage and use the complexs rooms for yoga, aerobics, and squash. Farma Zdrowia i Urody (Health and Beauty Farm), located even closer to Warsaw, in Jzefw, offers a wide range of health and beauty treatments. You can drop in for a few hours, or spend a wonderful weekend after a hard weeks work. Krakow also has a specialist and diverse range of health and beauty treatments for those who feel tired and want to relax. Located in the city centre, in the historical Mateczny Park, the Day Spa Relax Care Health and Beauty Centre has treatments using sulphur-brine water whose pressure causes it to flow from a spring 30 metres under ground. The minerals it contains make this one of the most valued mineral waters in Poland. The hardships of negotiations and the stress linked to working and staying in large cities can be alleviated by devoting free time to relaxing at health and beauty treatment centres available there, or at nearby suburban SPA centres. Many Polish cities are surrounded by areas that have a unique microclimate, where natural mineral resources are used by local health and beauty centres. A tired business person staying in Warsaw needs to travel just 20 kilometres to find themselves in KonstancinJeziorna, a health resort situated in the forest, famous for its medicinal microclimate. This resort, once an exclusive holiday destination, features many architecturally interesting villas (and a beautiful palace) set in an old pine forest. Apart from core medical treatment, the sanatoria and hospitals offer many health and beauty treatments as well. Konstancins natural mineral resources include bromide and ferrous brine. Even if theres not enough time for a longer stay to take Rich in magnesium and calcium, it also contains selenium, an element that is seldom found in waters and has anti-cancer properties as well as the possibility of eliminating free radicals. Apart from locations on the outskirts of large cities, there are an increasing amount of Polish hotels and guesthouses offering comfortably furnished beauty salons, gyms and workout rooms, aqua-parks, tennis courts and swimming pools, where business people can go in their free time to regain their vigour, release stress, and improve their appearance.

Business trips to Poland dont need to be only hard work and stress.

Business People Need to Rest

Jurata Gski Mikoajki Augustw


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Many Polish health spas specialize in various methods for cleansing the body of toxins.

These programmes are based on diets supplemented by regeneration treatments and exercise regimes. The principal goal of this means of restoring beauty and holistic wellness is to eliminate undesirable substances accumulated in the body. The greatest enemies of our health include calcium salts, cholesterol, and inactive ballast proteins we accumulate them through an unhealthy lifestyle, poor nutrition, and the use of harmful substances. Special diets can cleanse the body of toxins and dissolve the deposits that hamper the ow of blood and lymph and disturb cell function by eliminating tired cells these diets restore optimal body function. Another substantial benet of a detoxication holiday is that you lose excess kilograms and feel truly great. Diets are planned to suit each individual client, depending on the needs and characteristics of their body. The centres offering them usually have two types of diet: liquid based on freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices, and low-calorie (from 500 to 1,000 kcal daily) also based on fruit and vegetables as an excellent source of antioxidants substances that sweep the toxins from our bodies. Though the diets are based on fruit and vegetables, the menus are very diverse, supplemented with herbs and mineral waters, and all the products used in such regimes come from organic farms. Some centres even serve food exclusively from their own plantations, where no genetically modied produce is grown. The regeneration treatments accompanying these programmes are also based on plant and mineral components. The standard facilities of such centres include dry and steam saunas, swimming pools, gyms, hydrotherapy equipment, and solaria. A complete range of supplementary services is offered, including poultices made from Polish therapeutic mud and mud from the Dead Sea as well as poultices made from honey, milk, a mixture of cinnamon and marine algae. Guests can take advantage of massages using natural oils and peeling substances. Centres offering cleansing treatments recommend a sizable dose of physical exercise in their gyms, workout rooms, swimming pools and, of course, out in the fresh air which carries an added value, as these centres are most often located in health and holiday resorts famous for the splendor of their landscapes.

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Salt contains elements essential to life


iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, selenium, copper these are just some of the microelements whose lack or shortage in the body leads to serious problems with physical and mental health. For example, the selenium contained in salt has a huge impact on halting skin ageing processes. This is why treatments involving selenium-saturated salt solutions are included at Polish health resorts and health and beauty centres. Many guidebooks on Poland feature detailed descriptions of the tourist and therapeutic value of the natural salt caves in Wieliczka and Bochnia. The greatest range of treatments can be found at the Wieliczka salt mines subterranean rehabilitation and therapy centre. This centre proposes comprehensive treatment of asthma, allergies, respiratory diseases, skin diseases and bl mishes as well as obesity. The part of this health SPA located 135 metres under the surface, in a chamber called Lake Wessel, has unique therapeutic benefits, but also great aesthetic value. Seven-hour stays in absolutely

pure air saturated with therapeutic sodium chloride, ions of magnesium and calcium, in the expert care of doctors and physiotherapists, are not cheap but this type of treatment for the body and soul cannot be compared with anything available at a conventional sanatorium. The salt mine in Wieliczka is unique on a global scale, but the therapeutic properties of salt are successfully used by other centres, in articial salt caves built exclusively from timber without any metal parts, lled with salt from subterranean deposits and sea salt from the Baltic, the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. Salt caves and caverns can be found in almost every health resort and numerous hotels across the country. The special atmosphere of these artificial caves is due to the great care taken to re-create the landscape forms of natural caves, appropriate lighting that brings out the structures of lumps of salt crystals, soft music, and a pleasantly higher temperature and humidity compared to natural caves. Saturation with bioelements vital for human health is many times higher than during a heavy storm on the seashore, though these caves climate is conducive to absolute relaxation, as obviously they are free of the unpleasant wind and noise of a raging storm. The list of therapeutic effects of staying in articial salt caves includes positive results in treatment of neuroses and neurotic states, in rehabilitation after injuries sustained in sports or accidents, and in alleviating the effects of physical and emotional exhaustion resulting from working in jobs that involve, for example, a high level of responsibility for the lives of other people or financial accountability.

Salt Caves

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Treatments involving drinking mineral waters are among the oldest therapies.
Systematic and properly dosed water drinking has a local effect on the digestive system and the general effect of supplementing any shortages of macro and microelements. In times when food lacks many of these components (such as selenium, calcium, copper etc.), the possibility of supplying the body with all the necessary elements is enormously important, as proved by clinical tests and scientic research. Due to the need to tailor such treatments to individual needs, a doctor always supervises the therapeutic process and dosage. All the varieties of mineral waters present in a town are available at Polands SPA centres, and the pump rooms are located close to the intake so that the water doesnt lose its valuable physicochemical properties. The pump rooms and adjacent promenade halls are often examples of historical architecture, emphasizing the centuries-long tradition of health spas. The drinking of therapeutic water during a stroll is a ritual that in itself brings the body additional benets. Though oxygen is unquestionably the basic life-giving element, its therapeutic properties started being exploited only recently. Oxygen at higher pressure (in hyperbaric therapy) can be effective in the treatment of many ailments, including problems with the coronary vessels, asthma, liver problems, multiple sclerosis, long-healing wounds (also related to diabetes), burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, and rapid blood loss. This kind of therapy is offered by the Mazovian Hyperbaric Therapy Centre in Warsaw. Oxygen rejuvenates the body, and helps maintain good form, for instance after a heart attack. The Polish Oxygen Therapy Centre runs many therapeutic outlets in Poland, including oxygen bars which are well worth visiting as a preventive measure, to aid in weight loss and reduce cholesterol levels.

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The local springs of brine are used for therapeutic and preventive cures in several Polish spas.

The iodide and bromide brine that is used for this purpose is rich in many health promoting micro elements such as iodine, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and others. The brine solutions are pumped up onto the platforms located on top of the specially constructed wooden structures known as graduation towers. Dripping down through the bundles of brushwood, the brine evaporates and releases a large amount of aerosol that create a microclimate rich in ozone and iodine, similar to that which prevails on the seashore after a summer storm. Depending on the chemical content of the brine, the natural aerosol near the graduation tower may have different medicinal properties. Inhalation is particularly recommended for people suffering from respiratory system difculties, thyroid disorders, certain circulatory system problems, and in the preventive treatment of allergies. A graduation tower is a wooden construction, from a few to several meters high with a total length of tens of meters even up to several hundred meters, usually made of pine and spruce timber. The wall-like frame is filled with bundles of blackthorn. The brine drips down through the branches, evaporates and lls the air around the graduation tower with a medicinal, ionized mist, creating an enormous, natural inhalatorium. The rst graduation towers were used during the production Process of table salt. It was only after some time that the therapeutic properties of the microclimate around the graduation towers were discovered. Three Polish health resorts have graduation towers which serve as outdoor inhalatoria. They are located in Ciechocinek a 19th century historical graduation tower, Inowrocaw and Konstancin. Busko-Zdrj and Grudzidz have smaller indoor installations. Since recently, mini-graduation towers have been operating in Koobrzeg and Rabka-Zdrj. Viewing terraces on top of the facilities in Ciechocinek and Inowrocaw attract many visitors.

Graduation Towers Gigantic Inhalatoria

Health and beauty tourism


People nowadays are increasingly in need of rest, tranquillity, and the regeneration of the body and soul, which are tainted by the hardships and stress of life and work in big cities. Poland is one of the most popular paradises of health and beauty tourism. Several dozen clinics and SPA & Wellness centres located in stunning health resorts and regions, both in rural and urban surroundings, cater for all the needs of the modern man and woman comfort, entertainment, leisure time, and health. The excellent quality of medical and cosmetic services, outstanding beauty specialists, cutting-edge equipment and affordable prices, attract thousands of visitors from this country and abroad, yearning to soothe their bodies and souls. Aesthetic, cosmetic, and dental medicine, ophthalmology, and orthopaedic surgery (including the installation of hip-joint endoprostheses) are only a few of the services. A number of clinics provide all-round services not just related to treatment but also tourism. All in one. World-class quality services at affordable prices for your health and beauty.

Info: www.medicaltourism.pl

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tel. +48-87 643 28 71 ul. Zdrojowa 3, 16-300 Augustw tel. +48-41 370 31 51 Park Zdrojowy, 28-100 Busko-Zdrj tel. +48-54 283 62 65 ul. Kociuszki 10, 87-720 Ciechocinek tel. +48-75 755 10 03 ul. P. ciegiennego 5/7, 58 - 560 Jelenia Gra tel. +48-75 782 05 39 ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja 1, 59-850 wieradw-Zdrj tel. (74) 814 64 37 ul. Wolnoci 4, 57-540 Ldek-Zdrj tel. +48-74 866 79 00 ul Zielona 23, 57-340 Duszniki-Zdrj tel. +48-32 449 21 01, ul. Uzdrowisko 54,43-230 Goczakowice-Zdrj tel. +48-87 615 41 92 ul. Wczasowa 7, 19-500 Godap tel. (016) 631 30 88 ul. Sanatoryjna 3, 37-620 Horyniec-Zdrj tel. +48-52 356 32 87 ul. Solankowa 77, 88-100 Inowrocaw tel. +48-13 430 87 80 Al. Torosiewicza 2,38-440 Iwonicz-Zdrj tel. +48-74 845 52 86, ul. Ratuszowa 1, 58-310 Szczawno --Zdrj tel. +48-91 382 50 42 ul. Szpitalna 13, 72-400 Kamie Pomorski tel. +48-94 354 88 25, ul. ciegiennego 1, 78-100 Koobrzeg tel. +48-22 756 40 24, ul. Wierzejewskiego 15, 05-510 Konstancin-Jeziorna tel. +48 84 660 71 02, ul. Sanatoryjna 1, 22-440 Krasnobrd tel. +48-18 471 28 01 ul. Nowotarskiego 9/4, 33-380 Krynica-Zdrj tel. +48-74 868 04 01 ul. Moniuszki 2, 57-320 Kudowa-Zdrj tel. +48-74 814 64 37 Wolnoci 4, 57-540 Ldek-Zdrj tel. +48-18 471 42 05 ul. Mciwujewskiego 1, 33-370 Muszyna tel. +48-81 501 43 56 Al. Maachowskiego 5, 24-140 Naczw tel. +48-18 446 42 43 ul. Krynicka 3, 33-350 Piwniczna--Zdrj tel. +48-74 868 03 71 ul. Parkowa 4, 57-320 Polanica-Zdrj tel. +48-13 470 30 43 ul. Zdrojowa 32, 38-610 Polaczyk tel. +48-94 366 24 24, ul. Zdrojowa 6, 78-320 Poczyn-Zdrj tel. +48-74 837 50 50 58-230 Przerzeczyn-Zdrj, ul. Zdrojowa 32 tel. +48-18 267 62 18 ul. Orkana 49, 34-700 Rabka-Zdrj tel. +48-13 435 74 61 ul. Zdrojowa 48, 38-481 Rymanw--Zdrj tel. +48-41 377 60 17 ul. 1 Maja 1, 28-131 Solec-Zdrj tel. +48-58 555 08 82, ul. Chrobrego 6/8, 1-756 Sopot tel. +48-12 254 78 11, ul. Kapielowa 70, 0-698 Krakw tel. 18 262 22 97, ul Zdrojowa 26, 4-460 Szczawnica tel. +48-74 849 32 36 ul. Ratuszowa 1, 8-310 Szczawno-Zdrj tel. +48-75 782 05 39, ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja 1, 59-850 wieradw-Zdrj tel. +48-91 321 44 52, ul. E. Gierczak 1, 72-600 winoujcie tel. +48-59 814 56 65, ul. Beniowskiego 1, 76-270 Ustka tel. +48-33 856 50 55, ul. Sanatoryjna 1, 43-450 Ustro tel. +48-18 351 81 63, Wapienne 45, 38-307 Skowa tel. +48-54 236 20 21, Wieniec-Zdrj, ul. Zdrojowa 2, 87-800 Wocawek tel. +48-18 353 20 54, 38-316 Wysowa-Zdrj 149 tel. (018) 471 55 22, ul. Nowotarskiego 9/4, 33-380 Krynica-Zdrj

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Camaldolese monastery and Lake Wigry Wigry National Park, www.wigry.win.pl Cistercian trail Jdrzejw www.szlakcysterski.org Nicolaus Copernicus town Toru, www.it.torun.pl Highest Sudeten Range Karkonosze National Park, www.kpnmab.pl Castle Czocha Lena, www.zamekczocha.pl Polands most beautiful cave Bears Cave near Kletno, www.jaskinia.pl Marian sanctuary Bardo, www.sankt_bardo.opoka.net.pl Sumptuous princes palace Pszczyna, www.zamek-pszczyna.pl The highest viaducts Staczyki, www.stanczyki.pl Jewel of Polish Renaissance Zamo, www.zamosc.pl Romanesque Church Kruszwica, www.kruszwica.um.gov.pl Worlds oldest oil well Bbrka, www.bobrka.pl Church of Peace widnica, www.kosciolpokoju.pl Museum of Railways Gryce, tel. +4891 384 11 70 Bride of the Sea Trzsacz, www.rewal.pl Polands capital Warsaw, www.warsawtour.pl Jewel of Polish Renaissance Zamo, www.zamosc.pl Trail of timber architecture Binarowa, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl Bdne Skay, or the Erratic Boulders Gry Stoowe National Park, www.pngs.com.pl Marian sanctuary Bardo, www.sankt_bardo.opoka.net.pl World-famous salt mine Wieliczka, www.kopalnia.pl City of artists Kazimierz Dolny, www.kazimierz-news.com.pl Trail of timber architecture Lipnica Murowana, http://szlak.wrotamalopolski.pl Cistercian monastery Henrykw, www.szlakcysterski.org Polands largest open-air museum Sanok, www.mbl.sanok.pl Hanseatic city Stargard Szczeciski, www.stargard.pl Castle Zbkowice lskie, www.zabkowiceslaskie.pl Historical capital of Poland Cracow, www.krakow.pl Trail of timber architecture Haczw, www.haczow.pl Cistercian trail Koprzywnica, www.szlakcysterski.org City of Solidarity Gdask, www.gdansk4u.pl Historical capital of Poland Kracow, www.krakow.pl Castles of the Pieniny Mountains Niedzica and Czorsztyn, www.niedzica.pl Enormous castle perched on a rock Ksi, www.ksiaz.walbrzych.pl Paradise for cross-country skiers Polana Jakuszycka, www.szklarskaporeba.pl Bride of the Sea Trzsacz, www.rewal.pl Gothic castle and museum Supsk, www.slupsk.pl Little Vienna Cieszyn, www.cieszyn.pl Renaissance market square Tarnw, www.turystyka.tarnow.pl Polands largest church Liche Stary, www.lichen.pl Trail of timber architecture Skowa, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl Magnates castle Nowy Winicz, www.nw.com.pl

Historical waterway Augustw Canal, www.um.augustow.pl Attractive city in all seasons, Kielce, www.um.kielce.pl Knights tournament Golub-Dobrzy, www.zamekgolub.pl Castle Czocha Lena, www.zamekczocha.pl Paradise for cross-country skiers Polana Jakuszycka, www.szklarskaporeba.pl Gold mine Zoty Stok, www.kopalniazlota.pl Marian sanctuary Wambierzyce, www.sanktuarium.wambierzyce.pl Memorial museum of the extermination victims Auschwitz-Birkenau, www.auschwitz.org.pl Polands magnicent Baroque wita Lipka, www.swlipka.org.pl Tarpans habitat Roztocze National Park, www.roztoczanskipn.pl Settlement built thousands of years ago Biskupin, www.biskupin.pl Polands largest open-air museum Sanok, www.mbl.sanok.pl Mysterious subterranean city Walim, www.sztolnie.pl Inland seaport Szczecin, www.zamek.szczecin.pl Castle of the Pomeranian Princes Darowo, www.darlowo.pl Chopins birthplace elazowa Wola, www.nifc.pl Tarpans habitat Roztocze National Park, www.roztoczanskipn.pl Trail of timber architecture Skowa, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl Marian sanctuary Wambierzyce, www.sanktuarium.wambierzyce.pl Polands most beautiful cave Bears Cave near Kletno, www.jaskinia.pl Magnates castle Nowy Winicz, www.nw.com.pl Where cultures meet Lublin, www.lublin.pl Polands oldest salt mine Bochnia, www.kopalniasoli.pl Polish Carcassonne Paczkw, www.paczkow.pl Europes least populated region Bieszczady National Park, www.bdpn.pl Teutonic Knights castle and museum Bytw, www.hotelzamek.com.pl Church of Peace widnica, www.kosciolpokoju.pl Passion plays Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, www.kalwaria.ofm.pl Worlds oldest oil well Bbrka, www.bobrka Renaissance residence Baranw Sandomierski, www.baranow.com.pl Ships-museums and sea aquarium Gdynia, www.gdynia.pl World-famous salt mine Wieliczka, www.kopalnia.pl Trail of timber architecture Dbno, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl Mysterious subterranean city Oswka, www.osowka.pl Castle Czocha Lena, www.zamekczocha.pl Seashore cliff Midzyzdroje, www.wolinpn.pl Chequered Land Swoowo and Kluki, www.swolowo.pl Sumptuous princes palace Pszczyna, www.zamek-pszczyna.pl Worlds oldest oil well Bbrka, www.bobrka.pl Former capital of Mazovia Pock, www.ump.pl Worlds oldest oil well Bbrka, www.bobrka.pl Trail of timber architecture Lipnica Murowana, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl

Polish photo-safari Biebrza National Park, www.biebrza.org.pl Castle and splendid cave Chciny and the Paradise Cave, www.checiny.pl City of music and festivals Bydgoszcz, www.visitbydgoszcz.pl Church of Peace Jawor, www.jawor.pl Highest Sudeten Range Karkonosze National Park, www.kpnmab.pl Marian sanctuary Bardo, www.sankt_bardo.opoka.net.pl Polands most beautiful cave Bears Cave near Kletno, www.jaskinia.pl Little Vienna Cieszyn, www.cieszyn.pl Wolfs Lair Hitlers headquarters Giero, www.wolfsschanze.home.pl Magnicent organ Leajsk, www.baroqueorgan.com Romanesque Church Strzelno, www.strzelno.pl Europes least populated region Bieszczady National Park, www.bdpn.pl Mysterious subterranean city Oswka, www.osowka.pl Hanseatic city Stargard Szczeciski, www.stargard.pl Museum of Railways Gryce, tel. +4891 384 11 70 Baroque palace and romantic park Nieborw and Arkadia, www.nieborow.art.pl Little Rome Sandomierz, www.sandomierz.pl Rafting through the Dunajec Gorges Pieniny National Park, www.pieninypn.pl Mysterious subterranean city Walim, www.sztolnie.pl Gold mine Zoty Stok, www.kopalniazlota.pl Trail of timber architecture Dbno, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl Baroque residence and socialist-realist art museum Kozwka, www.muzeumkozlowka.lublin.pl Trail of timber architecture Skowa, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl Marian sanctuary Bardo, www.sankt_bardo.opoka.net.pl Castle and park complex Krasiczyn, www.krasiczyn.com.pl Unique Kashubian folklore Kashubian Lakeland, www.muzeum-wdzydze.gda.pl Cistercian monastery Henrykw, www.szlakcysterski.org The Popes town Wadowice, www.wadowice.pl Europes least populated region Bieszczady National Park, www.bdpn.pl Renaissance market square Tarnw, www.turystyka.tarnow.pl Polands lowest region The uawy Region, http://visitzulawy.pl Passion plays Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, www.kalwaria.ofm.pl Winter capital of Poland Zakopane, www.zakopane.pl Cistercian monastery Krzeszw, www.krzeszow.info Highest Sudeten Range Karkonosze National Park, www.kpnmab.pl Organ music concerts Kamie Pomorski, www.kamienpomorski.pl Shifting dunes Sowiski National Park www.slowinskipn.pl Paradise for skiers and folklore Silesian Beskid Range, www.it.bielsko.pl Trail of timber architecture Binarowa, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl Romanesque Church Kruszwica, www.kruszwica.um.gov.pl Polands oldest salt mine Bochnia, www.kopalniasoli.pl Renaissance market square Tarnw, www.turystyka.tarnow.pl

Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Muszyna-Zdrj, Naczw, Polanica-Zdrj, Polaczyk, Poczyn-Zdrj, Rabka, Rymanw-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj. PLN 12-16 (~ 2.7-3.6)

4 | Underwater

massages

Massage of the whole body or parts of it with pressure water jets. Relaxes tense muscles, increases blood ow to tissues, increases lymph ow. Towns: Augustw, Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Czerniawa-Zdrj, Dugopole-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Godap, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Koobrzeg, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Muszyna-Zdrj, Naczw, Piwniczna-Zdrj, Polanica-Zdrj, Polaczyk, Poczyn-Zdrj, Przerzeczyn-Zdrj, Rabka, Rymanw-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj, Sopot, Swoszowice, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj, winoujcie, Ustka, Ustro, Wysowa-Zdrj, egiestw-Zdrj. PLN 15-20 (~ 3.5-4.5)

1 | Medicinal

baths in mineral waters

The active compounds in the water penetrate the patients skin during bathing, having a local and general benecial impact on the body. Towns: Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Czerniawa-Zdrj, Dugopole-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Muszyna-Zdrj, Naczw, Piwniczna-Zdrj, Polanica-Zdrj, Polaczyk, Poczyn-Zdrj, Przerzeczyn-Zdrj, Rabka, Rymanw-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj, Swoszowice, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj, winoujcie, Ustka, Ustro, Wieniec-Zdrj, Wysowa-Zdrj, egiestw-Zdrj. PLN 15 (~ 3.5)

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5 | Pearl

baths

Air pumped under pressure into a bathtub lled with water has a toning and calming effect, while special emulsions added to the water augment the relaxing, restful, painkilling and soothing effect. Towns: Busko-Zdrj, Czerniawa-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Koobrzeg, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Muszyna-Zdrj, Naczw, Polanica-Zdrj, Rymanw-Zdrj, Sopot, Swoszowice, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj, winoujcie, Ustka, Ustro, Wieniec-Zdrj, Wysowa-Zdrj. 15-18 PLN (~ 3.5-4.1)

2 | Medicinal

dips

For patients with contraindications for bathing, this treatment involves dipping the lower or upper limbs in medicinal water. Towns: Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj. PLN 15 (~ 3.5)

3 | Douches,

power showers

A shower in water of varying pressure and temperature stimulates circulation, which has a calming effect and helps build up immunity. Towns: Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Czerniawa-Zdrj, Dugopole-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg,

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Towns: Augustw, Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Godap, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Muszyna-Zdrj, Naczw, Polanica-Zdrj, Polaczyk, Poczyn-Zdrj, Rabka, Rymanw-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj, Sopot, Swoszowice, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj, winoujcie, Ustka, Ustro, Wieniec-Zdrj, Wysowa-Zdrj, egiestw-Zdrj. PLN 10-15 (~ 2.3-3.5)

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9 | Exercises
Exercising is a basic rehabilitation treatment. It helps develop and improve mobility, shape joint surfaces, improve elasticity and springiness of joint capsules and ligaments. Towns: Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Koobrzeg, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Muszyna-Zdrj, Naczw, Polanica-Zdrj, Poczyn-Zdrj, Sopot, wieradw-Zdrj, winoujcie, Ustka, Ustro, Wysowa-Zdrj, egiestw-Zdrj. PLN 15 (~ 3.3) winoujcie, Ustka, Ustro, Wieniec-Zdrj, Wysowa-Zdrj, egiestw-Zdrj. PLN 9-25 (~ 2-5.6)

6 | Whirlpool

massages

For the upper and lower limbs. Whirling warm water massages them, with a swelling-reducing and musclerelaxing effect, stimulating circulation in the peripheral vessels. The addition of mud emulsion has a warming and painkilling effect. Towns: Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, Polanica-Zdrj, Poczyn-Zdrj, Rabka, Rymanw-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj. PLN 8-14 (~ 1.8-3.2)

Towns: Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Czerniawa-Zdrj, Dugopole-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Muszyna-Zdrj, Piwniczna-Zdrj, Polaczyk, Poczyn-Zdrj, Rabka, Rymanw-Zdrj, Swoszowice, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj. PLN 10-15 (~ 2.3-3.5)

16 | Electrical

and light therapy

13 | Magnetotherapy
Treatment with a variable magnetic eld improves peripheral circulation, accelerates regeneration processes such as healing of wounds and fractures, has a painkilling, anti-inammatory and soothing effect. Towns: Ciechocinek, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, winoujcie, Ustka, Wysowa-Zdrj. PLN 10-14 (~ 2.2-3.1)

Electrotherapy treatment with direct current and lowand medium-frequency electrical impulses. Light therapy treatment with light from natural (heliotherapy) or articial sources (actinotherapy). Towns: Augustw, Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Czerniawa-Zdrj, Dugopole-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Muszyna-Zdrj, Naczw, Piwniczna-Zdrj, Polanica-Zdrj, Polaczyk,

10 | Pool

exercises

Exercises in water, under lightened strain. The aquatic environment lessens neural excitability, relaxes the muscles, relieves the joints. Towns: Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Godap, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, Polanica-Zdrj. PLN 5-15 (~ 1.1-3.5)

7 | Mud

treatments

Covering specic parts of the body with a mud pack of set temperature and thickness for deep warming of the body, achieving an anti-inammatory, regenerating and anti-bacterial effect. Towns: Augustw, Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Godap, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, Piwniczna-Zdrj, Polanica-Zdrj, Poczyn-Zdrj, Przerzeczyn-Zdrj, Rymanw-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj, Sopot, Swoszowice, wieradw-Zdrj, winoujcie, Ustka, Ustro, Wieniec-Zdrj, Wysowa-Zdrj. PLN 15-30 (~ 3.5-6.7)

14 | Thermotherapy
Applying heat for therapeutic purposes to the patients body, directly or using additional media. Towns: Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, Rabka, Rymanw-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj. PLN 5-11 (~ 1.1-.2.4)

11 | Working

out

Treatment through various forms of physical activity with appropriately designed loads. Towns: Augustw, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Godap, Konstancin, Kudowa-Zdrj, Naczw, Polanica-Zdrj, Przerzeczyn-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj, Sopot, winoujcie, Ustka, Ustro, egiestw-Zdrj. PLN 15-25 (~ 3.3-5.6)

15 | Sauna
A thermal therapy in a room lled with hot air, used chiey for regeneration and building up immunity. Towns: Augustw, Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Czerniawa-Zdrj, Dugopole-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, Piwniczna-Zdrj, Poczyn-Zdrj, Przerzeczyn-Zdrj, Rabka, Rymanw-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj, Sopot, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj,

8 | Classical

massages

12 | Cryotherapy
The stimulating effect of extremely low temperatures, from 120C, achieved using liquid nitrogen. Acting on the bodys surface for 2-3 minutes, it causes a defensive reaction, leading to a painkilling, swelling-reducing and anti-inammatory effect.

This treatment, applied to the whole body or locally, involves a specic succession of such techniques as stroking, rubbing, kneading, patting, vibration. It improves circulation, increases tissue elasticity, relaxes tense muscles, improves lymph circulation.

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Poczyn-Zdrj, Rabka, Solec-Zdrj, Sopot, Swoszowice, wieradw-Zdrj, winoujcie, Ustro, Wieniec-Zdrj, Wysowa-Zdrj. PLN 10-15 (~ 2.2-3.5)

PLN 8 (~ 1.8)

21 | Parafn

poultices

A thermal treatment in which parafn heated to 4050C increases blood supply to the area being treated. Towns: Augustw, Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Czerniawa-Zdrj, Dugopole-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, Piwniczna-Zdrj, Poczyn-Zdrj, Przerzeczyn-Zdrj, Rabka-Zdrj, Rymanw-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj, Sopot, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj, winoujcie, Ustka, Ustro, Wieniec-Zdrj, Wysowa-Zdrj, egiestw-Zdrj. PLN 9.5-17 (~ 2.1-3.8)

17 | Laser
A monochromatic beam of dense energy coherent light reaches deeper tissues. This therapy has a painkilling, regenerating and swelling-reducing effect. Towns: Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Konstancin, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, wieradw-Zdrj, winoujcie, Wysowa-Zdrj. PLN 9-14 (~ 2-3.1)

18 | Inhalation
A treatment involving inhaling the vapour of mineral waters, diluted medications or their aerosols from an inhaler or by inhaling the steam of a boiling liquid. Towns: Augustw, Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Czerniawa-Zdrj, Dugopole-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Kamie Pomorski, Koobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrj, Kudowa-Zdrj, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, Piwniczna-Zdrj, Poczyn-Zdrj, Przerzeczyn-Zdrj, Rabka-Zdrj, Rymanw-Zdrj, Solec-Zdrj, Sopot, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, wieradw-Zdrj, winoujcie, Ustka, Ustro, Wieniec-Zdrj, Wysowa-Zdrj, egiestw-Zdrj. PLN 4-9 (~ 0.9-2)

22 | Hot

pebble massages

Thanks to the heat of the pebbles and a massage involving moving them across the body, energy ow is unblocked. Towns: Ciechocinek, Klekotki, Krynica-Zdrj, Mrgowo, Szczyrk, Warsaw. Most of the resorts Spa. PLN 150-180 (~ 34-40)

23 | Endermology
A combination of mechanical massage with precisely regulated vacuum, this treatment improves blood and lymph circulation, eliminates toxins, reduces the volume of deep fat deposits. Towns: Mikoajki, Koobrzeg, Ldek-Zdrj, Naczw, Trzebnica, Warsaw, Zakopane. Most of the resorts Spa. PLN 100-200 (~ 22-44)

19 | Salt

cave

Staying in bacteriologically pure air saturated with therapeutic sodium chloride as well as magnesium and calcium ions. Towns: Bochnia, Busko-Zdrj, Ciechocinek, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Wieliczka. Salt caves and caverns can be found in almost every health resort and numerous hotels across the country. PLN 10-11 (~ 2.2-2.5)

24 | Oxygen

therapy

Stimulates detoxication of the body, rejuvenates it, activates its vital force and immunity. Towns: Ciechocinek, Cracow, Gliwice, Jelenia Gra, d, Tarnw, Warsaw. Most of the resorts Spa. PLN 80 (~ 17.8)/ 1 h

20 | Drinking of mineral waters (crenotherapy)


Drinking of medicinal waters for a specied time, in doses dened as to amount, temperature, and time in relation to meals. Has a local effect on the digestive system. Towns: Cieplice lskie-Zdrj, Czerniawa-Zdrj, Dugopole-Zdrj, Duszniki-Zdrj, Goczakowice-Zdrj, Horyniec-Zdrj, Inowrocaw, Iwonicz-Zdrj, Jedlina-Zdrj, Krynica-Zdrj, Muszyna-Zdrj, Naczw, Piwniczna-Zdrj, Polanica-Zdrj, Rymanw-Zdrj, Szczawnica-Zdrj, Szczawno-Zdrj, Wapienne, Wieniec-Zdrj, Wysowa-Zdrj.

25 | Vacuum

massage

In the Vacustyler capsule, negative pressure causes blood and oxygen to be sucked to the lower parts of the body. This enables cellulite and excess fat to burn away at record speed. Towns: Szczyrk, Warsaw. Some centres SPA. PLN 130-180 (~ 28.9-40)

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Republic of Poland
Area: 312,000 sq km. Location: Central Europe. Poland borders on Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Russia. Its northern border 500 km long runs along the Baltic Sea coast. Population: 38,000,000. Flag: White and red. Ofcial language: Polish. Capital city: Warsaw. Other major cities: d, Krakow, Wrocaw, Pozna, Gdask, Szczecin, Katowice, Lublin. Climate: Temperate, the average temperature in July is 19C (67F), but there are many summer days when temperatures rise to 30C (86F). The best time of the year for practising winter sports is between January and March.

Customs regulations
Customs rules and procedures are similar to those prevailing in the majority of EU countries. Detailed information is available from the Ministry of Finance, tel. +(48-22) 694 31 94, www.mf.gov.pl.

Air
There are airports in Poland in the following cities: Warsaw, Krakow, Gdask, Katowice, od, Pozna, Rzeszw, Szczecin, Wrocaw and Bydgoszcz. LOT Polish Airlines is Polands national carrier. In order to nd the necessary information, all travellers planning to come to Poland and move around the country by air should visit the LOT website: www.lot.com. In addition, there are other carriers, including budget airlines such as Easy Jet www.easyjet.com, Germanwings www. germanwings.com, WizzAir www.wizzair.com, Ryanair www. ryanair.com, Norwegian www.norwegian.no, Aer Lingus www. aerlingus.com

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Public holidays and work-free days


Non working days are Saturdays, Sundays, and following holidays: New Years Day (Jan. 1st), the Easter (Easter Sunday and Monday are moveable holidays), Labour Day (May 1st), the anniversary of the Constitution of May Third (May 3rd), Corpus Christi (Thursday, movable feast), Feast of the Assumption (Aug. 15th), All Saints Day (Nov. 1st), National Independence Day (Nov. 11th), Christmas Holidays (Dec. 25th and 26th).

Train
Poland has a well-developed rail network. Major Polish cities are interconnected by Intercity express trains running between European cities. The national railway network is administered and serviced by the Polish State Railways (PKP). All necessary information can be found on the PKP website: www.pkp.pl, www.intercity.pl, www. rozklad-pkp.pl and tel. +48 42 194 36.

Where to stay?
All hotels are classified and their categories range from inexpensive to luxurious. Rooms can be booked by telephone or Internet: www.discover-poland.pl, www.hotelsinpoland.com, www.polhotels.com, www.hotelspoland.com, www.polhotel.pl, www.warsawshotel.com, www.visit.pl, www.orbisonline.pl, www.pph.com.pl Many historic and old buildings (palaces, castles, manors, mills) have been adapted for tourist purposes www.hhpoland.com, tel. +(48) 501 253 374 and www.goscinnezabytki.pl, tel./fax +(48 22) 412 50 13, +(48) 507 842 552 Booking of rural B&B accommodations: tel. +(48-52) 398 14 34, mobile +(48-602) 459 137, www.agritourism.pl, www.agroturystyka.pl, federgg@wp.pl Youth hostels: tel. +(48-22) 849 81 28, fax 849 83 54, www.ptsm.org.pl Camping: tel./fax +(48-22) 810 60 50, www.pfcc.eu Polish Tourist Country Lovers Association: www.pttk.pl.

Bus
Any place in Poland can be easily reached on the extensive network of national and local roads. Coach services are operated throughout the year by state and private bus companies across the country. www.polskibus.com, www.rozklady-jazdy.info

Branches of the Polish Tourist Organisation Abroad


AUSTRIA BELGIUM Vienna Brussels tel. +(43-1) 524 71 91 12 tel. +(32-2) 740 06 20 fax 524 71 91 20 fax 742 37 35 www.polen.travel www.polen.travel www.pologne.travel www.pologne.travel www.polen.travel www.poland.travel www.polen.travel www.lengyelorszag.travel www.polonia.travel www.poland.travel www.polonia.travel www.poland.travel www.polen.travel www.poland.travel www.polscha.travel info.at@polen.travel info.be@polen.travel info.be@pologne.travel info.fr@pologne.travel info.de@polen.travel info.uk@poland.travel info.nl@polen.travel budapest@pot.gov.pl info.it@polonia.travel info.jp@poland.travel info.es@polonia.travel info.ru@poland.travel info.scan@polen.travel info.na@poland.travel info.ua@polscha.travel FRANCE GERMANY Paris Berlin London Amsterdam Budapest Rome Tokyo Madrid Moscow Stockholm New York Kiev tel. +(33-1) 42 44 19 00 tel. +(49-30) 21 00 920 tel. +(44-0) 300 303 1812 tel. +(31-20) 625 35 70 tel. +(36-1) 269 78 09 tel. +(39-06) 482 70 60 tel. +(81) 3-5908-3808 tel. +(34-91) 541 48 08 tel. +(7-495) 510 62 10 tel. +(46-8) 21 60 75 tel. +(1-201) 420 99 10 tel. +(38-044) 278 67 28 fax 42 97 52 25 fax 21 00 92 14 fax 300 303 1814 fax 623 09 29 fax 269 78 10 fax 481 75 69 fax 3-5908-3809 fax 541 34 23 fax 510 62 11 fax 21-04-65 fax 584 91 53 fax 278 66 70

Practical information

Taxi
Taxi stands are marked with the TAXI sign. Taxis are best be booked by telephone. Higher rates are charged for travel out of city limits, on Sundays and holidays; a special night fare is applied between 10 pm and 6 am.

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Trafc regulations
These are compatible with the regulations in EU countries. Speed limits on Polish roads are: 50 km/h for all vehicles in built-up areas; 90 km/h on two lane roads; 120 km/h on expressways; 140 km/h on motorways; Headlights must be switched on at all times while driving.

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How to Pay?
The Polish currency is the zloty (PLN). You can pay using other currencies e.g. Euro, after you have come to an agreement with the vendor, but this is not always the case. Most transactions are done in zloty. Money can be changed at banks or exchange counters (Kantor). Credit cards are accepted in most shops and for services in the whole of Poland. Cash dispensers of the different banks are available 24/24 in cities and towns. The official money is the zloty divided into 100 groszy. Polish money is in circulation as coins and banknotes. Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 groszy and 1, 2, 5 zloty. Banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 zlotys.

Useful telephone numbers


Nationwide toll-free 24 hour emergency phone numbers are: Ambulance 999, Fire Brigade 998, Police 997. Mobile Phone Assistance 112, Tourists can use the following emergency number during the summer season: 800 200 300, +48-608 599 999. Publisher: Polska Organizacja Turystyczna / Polish Tourist Organisation 00-613 Warszawa, ul. Chaubiskiego 8, tel. +(48-22) 536 70 69, fax +(48-22) 536 70 04 e-mail: pot@pot.gov.pl, www.pot.gov.pl Editor: Brandy Design - www.brandy.pl, Artintro - www.artintro.com.pl Text: D. Kulicka, Z. Antczak; Translation: Dutkiewicz; Photographs: . Grimix, D. Zard, Hotel Amax, Hotel Klimczok, Hotel Senator, Agora, health resort archives and POT.

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