Therapeutic Treatments Therapies for nonresidential and residential guests
A comprehensive therapy program with a modern infrastructure and highly qualified physicians and therapists – this is our offer for your good health.
You can take advantage of our therapy programs either in the course of a residential stay covered by your social-insurance provider or as an outpatient subject to referral from your own doctor. And even if you simply want to do something good for your health, during your holiday in Gastein for example, you are more than welcome to enjoy the therapeutic and diagnostic benefits provided by the Alpentherme Gastein Health Center.
Healing Thermal Water
Tip: Discover the benefits of Gastein thermal water as part of a sampler treatment. No doctor's visit needed. Physician referrals for additional radon treatments can be obtained after a check-up given in our own medical practice.
Our sports scientists have the right custom-tailored strategy for everyone in search of the right path towards a sustainably active lifestyle. Benefit from professional diagnostics with physicians, sports scientists and therapists all under one roof!
Frequently asked questions
Does radon help with nerve pain?
Yes, radon therapy is a very good treatment for neuralgia.
Do mud packs contain radon?
I recently had a rheumatic flare-up, what do I need to pay special attention to?
You should definitely bring your most recent medical reports with you to your checkup with our spa physicians. In consultation with you, the doctor will then decide how much heat therapy you should currently be exposed to.
What should I be aware of after a stroke?
- it should be at least 6 months ago
- blood pressure should be well adjusted and controlled
- possible stroke causes (blood clots, auricular fibrillation) must have been treated
I have potency problems, will radon help?
Centuries of experience have shown that radon therapy may indeed help with this specific problem, with positive “side effects”.
Does the mountain elevation cause heart problems?
Therapy institutions in Gastein are located at elevations between 960 and 1280 m above sea level, where there is plenty of oxygen in the air and there is absolutely no risk for heart patients. To the contrary, the ability of the blood to bind oxygen is actually stimulated, which means you will have even more oxygen in your blood. This same effect is harnessed by athletes when they undergo altitude training.
What complaints can be treated successfully?
Here you can find a list of medical indications.
When should I not participate in thermal radon therapy?
If you are suffering from any kind of acute severe disease. Be particular cautious if you are suffering from severe heart disease, lung disease, mania, psychosis. There are no restrictions which are specific to Gastein.
What should I be aware of with respect to vascular diseases?
Vascular diseases are not generally problematic when undergoing heat treatments if you do the following:
- expose yourself to cold water before and after heat treatments
- use cold veinous wraps as prescribed by the spa physician
- wear compression stockings
- walk a lot, elevate your legs
- take your vascular medication as prescribed
- consult the spa physician
What should I be aware of if I had a heart attack e.g. six months to a year ago?
Since the acute phase of a cardiac infarction is generally over after one year, radon therapy can once again be considered if you are able to achieve around 100 Watts in an ergometric stress test without a problem.
What should I be aware of with respect to blood thinners?
- your blood thinners must be correctly adjusted
- because your circumstances are different than at home, monitor your levels more frequently
- mechanical therapies (massage, electrotherapy) must be adapted as appropriate by the spa physician in order to avoid any danger of hematomas
What should I be aware of with respect to high blood pressure?
If you are taking correctly dosed medications and monitor your blood pressure regularly, it will not be a problem during treatment.