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Frequently Asked Questions - Spa Jáchymov




Why is it not possible to take more than 10 radon baths?
Through radon baths a very small dose of alpha radiation is applied. It stimulates physiologically, naturally, and repairs certain mechanisms in the body. It is more beneficial and safer than using a single higher dose. It is important to let your body regenerate between the individual doses. The number of such small doses is sufficient to see visible results. Thanks to long-term monitoring of the radon therapy effects, there has been determined the minimum number of baths based on the activity of our waters to 10 baths.

How many radon baths can be taken in one year?
The maximum number of radon baths is 24 per year. If there is a break of 10 months between the individual stays, the number of baths can exceed 24. In other words, it is possible to repeat 2 times 14 days long stays with a break of six months. However, between two 21 days long stays there should be a break of at least 10 months.

What is the process of radon bath?
Radon bath is done in the form of whole body application in a special bathtub. Duration of the bath is 20 minutes, the water temperature is optimally 36 °C. The patient should be at rest while bathing.

Is it possible to take radon baths after oncological diseases?
We do not provide any treatment if the patient suffered from an active malignant cancer recently or took during previous two years any oncological treatment (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, etc.) The treatment is possible only if prescribed by an oncologist in written.

Does Jáchymov spa offer a drinking procedure or mud baths?
We do not provide a drinking procedure or mud baths since our natural healing source is radon water in the form of full-body baths.

Brachyradium therapy or "Jáchymov Boxes" - how often this unique treatment can be repeated? What is the process of the treatment?
The so called “Boxes” can be repeated once a year for a particular time. The time is determined by the sum of doses applied on the affected part of the body. "Box" - Brachyradium therapy - is a local source of gamma radiation in the form of radio salts. The predominant effect is analgesia, the peak effect is reached after six weeks after application. It is a one-time procedure lasting 6 hours. The applicator is attached and fixed to the particular place where it remains the whole time. During this time, the patient is in the room designated for the treatment. The condition for undergoing this treatment is normal blood pressure, and absence of topical corticosteroids in the irradiated parts two months before and after irradiation. The treatment is ALWAYS recommended by a doctor, the radiation schedule is carried out by the radiotherapeutist.
More about Brachyradium therapy: http://www.laznejachymov.cz/en/brachyradiumtherapy/

Can children be treated in Jáchymov spa?
Children are not treated in Jáchymov, as stated in the contraindications and information materials on the website http://www.laznejachymov.cz/en/indications-contraindications/.



Questions regarding diagnoses


I would like to come for radon treatment, but I fear it is not for me due to the diagnosis Myasthenia Gravis and the treatment might hurt me. I use the medicine Methotrexat.

Physician’s answer:
Myasthenia gravis is indicated for the radon treatment assuming that disability is in its beginning and the patient is self-sufficient. A general condition for a spa therapy is to be in a stable condition. The mentioned drugs are not an obstacle for undergoing the radon therapy.

We would like to undergo a treatment in Jáchymov. We have psoriasis vulgaris with seasonal fluctuations. Is the treatment appropriate?

Physician’s answer:
Treatment of psoriasis vulgaris with seasonal fluctuations can be treated successfully in Jáchymov. Especially in connection with joint involvement known as psoriatic arthritis, we can expect improvement. In addition to relieving pain and reducing inflammatory activity, we have observed an improvement of the skin. Larger skin lesions, especially wetting ones, are unsuitable for the treatment. It always depends on the current health condition and individual ability.

Are radon baths suitable for cardiac patients?
We have two clients who would like to join our group and undergo treatments in the spa. The man suffered two heart attacks and the lady has been suffering from a heart condition. Could they undergo radon baths? If not, is there any suitable alternative treatment for them?

Physician’s answer:
Both these clients can take radon baths, but have to be in a stable condition, as everyone else. A heart attack in the past or a weak heart is not a contraindication for radon baths. On the other hand, radon baths are not recommended for heart diseases. Such disease is not an obstacle, but it can not be treated by radon baths.

My wife has a shoulder prosthesis and a friend of mine has a stent. Can they undergo radon treatment?

Physician’s answer:
Yes, both can undergo the treatment. In the postoperative period, after prosthesis implantation, radon baths are even recommended within postoperative rehabilitation. The stent itself is not an obstacle for radon baths.

My husband has a pacemaker. Could he undergo radon baths? Are Jáchymov Boxes a possible alternative treatment? Certain procedures such as magnetotherapy are not recommended. Will these procedures be compensated?

Physician’s answer:
Despite pacemaker implantation, radon baths are possible. Jáchymov Boxes are also possible in this case as a supplement, not only as an alternative to radon baths. Electrotherapy is contraindicated. But other treatments, especially, Individual professional physiotherapy, topical application of laser, hydrotherapy,and massages treatments can be prescribed so that the total number of procedures within the package is not shortened.
We have been your clients a few years ago, but since my kidney surgery (kidney was removed due to cancer), I have not taken any treatment. Is the treatment suitable for me? After the surgery, I underwent radiation, but not chemotherapy. Can you give me some information?

Physician’s answer:
Two and more years after the operation and related therapy, the treatment is possible. The rules for undergoing radon therapy for cancer malignancies are listed in the contraindications and our information materials and website http://www.laznejachymov.cz/en/indications-contraindications/

Do you offer any treatment for muscle imbalance? (Necessary stretching rectus femoris)

Physician’s answer:
Muscle imbalance is a manifestation of functional and organic disorders of the body. Correcting and eliminating muscle imbalance is one of the basic goals of any rehabilitation care, regardless of where it is provided, including for us. First, it is necessary to carefully diagnose the extent of the imbalance - it is never a single muscle handicap - and identify possible causes. Furthermore, using an appropriately selected methodology and with the help of an experienced physiotherapist, correct the imbalance and introduce measures to minimize its future occurrence.


I am coming by my own car, is it necessary to book a parking spot in advance? Is the parking lot for free?

As the capacity of the parking lot is limited, we recommend to book a spot in advance. Reservation fee is 120 CZK.
Valet parking fee is 80 CZK / day.

Do you provide transport from a bus stop or railway station to the hotels?
At scheduled times, there is a shuttle bus operating among the hotels and Jachymov for 15 CZK per ride. Otherwise it is possible to take a spa taxi. 

How much do other transfers cost?
At particular times, we offer transportation from / to the train station in Ostrov for 50 CZK.
Otherwise it is possible to take a spa taxi - the current rates are:
Jáchymov – Ostrov for 250 CZK
Jáchymov – Karlovy Vary for 500 CZK

Subject to change


How does the Radon Spa Club work?

To take a look at a complete summary of the Radon Spa Club go HERE.

Where can I file a complaint about the services?
Your complain has to be written and as soon as possible submitted to the front desk, hotel staff or management in order to be handled on the spot.

Is Wi-Fi free?
Wi-fi connection is available in all spa houses free of charge.

Discounts
For the latest list of benefits and discounts go HERE

What's the weather in Jáchymov?
The climate in the Jáchymov region is mild with the sub-mountain climate with cold winters and a short, quite warm summer. The Ore Mountains as a whole cause a rain shadow in the area of the Ore Mountains basins, this means that only about 500 mm of precipitation fall in Jáchymov every year. In winter the mountains around Jáchymov are very popular among tourists. The snow cover is up to 4 meters at some places. Sometimes it snows for 100 days a year. Freezing frosts can be seen on the ridges even in June and September.

Are pets allowed in the spa hotels?
In the spa hotels and guesthouses small dogs are allowed only with a prior approval. The fee for temporary accommodation of an animal is 350 CZK / day, in the hotel Radium Palace the fee is 500 CZK / day.

What to take with you to the spa?

  • Personal documents, accommodation voucher (the confirmation form you received from our reservation department).
  • Swimwear and slippers to the pool, comfortable clothing and leisure shoes, casual clothing to the dining room, slippers for procedures.
  • Towels are not needed, they are standard in the rooms.
  • Clients are recommended to bring their medical reports, or send them in advance. Please bring your regular daily medicine with you in a sufficient amount for the entire length of your stay.

How big is the pool? Swimming, water temperature?
The Agricola Spa Center has a swimming pool with three 25 m long lanes. Besides, there is a small swimming pool with a water slide, a fitness pool, a whirlpool and a Kneipp path. The usual water temperature is 26 - 30 ˚C. Smaller relaxation pools are also available in the following hotels: Radium Palace, Běhounek, and Curie.

Travel insurance
Please note that there is no insurance included in the price. We recommend that clients arrange their own travel insurance before arrival.