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Poland For Health and Beauty
Poland
For Health
and Beauty
Polish Tourist Organisation
ul. Chałubińskiego 8, 00-613 Warszawa
tel. +48-22 536 70 70
fax +48-22 536 70 04
e-mail: [email protected], www.pot.gov.pl
Welcome!
Stress, fatigue, deteriorating form and vitality, not looking after your figure, appearance and skin properly
– these are the most frequent afflictions of our times. One excellent and effective cure for these problems
is a visit to Poland’s 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 scientific developments to provide professional, comprehensive programmes
counteracting the harmful effects that modern civilization has on us all.
The unquestioned resources of Poland’s SPA centres, and the accompanying health and beauty treatment
centres, include:
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combining therapy with cosmetic and relaxation treatments,
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a rich variety of medical treatments using state-of-the-art methods as well as the latest in dietetics,
cosmetology, and beauty care,
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an excellently qualified and specialist staff of doctors, cosmetologists and physiotherapists as well as
skilled auxiliary personnel,
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unpolluted natural therapeutic resources, such as mud, peat, mineral and thermal water, salt deposits,
brine springs,
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modern equipment and rehabilitation facilities for exercising: courts, swimming pools, bicycle routes,
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treatment duration adjusted to individual needs, care for the individual requirements of every guest,
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a rich variety of cultural events and tourist excursions,
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fresh air and water, gentle and soothing microclimates.
With our invitation to Poland’s 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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36 Health resorts
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Ustka
Sopot
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Kołobrzeg
Świnoujście
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Gołdap
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Kamień Pomorski
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Augustów
Połczyn Zdrój
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UNESCO World Heritage sites
Angling grounds
UNESCO World Biosphere reserves
Former Nazi concentration camps
Airports
Castles
Main roads
Palaces
Border crossings
Open-air ethnographic museums
International ports
Museums
Sea beaches
Folklore centres
Water sports centres
Old churches, Orthodox churches
Winter sports centres
Old mosques, synagogues
Equestrian centres
Religious sanctuaries
Hippodromes
Waterways
Polish Geysers, Sea , and Oxygen
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Ciechocinek
Inowrocław
Hunting grounds
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SPA - The Benefits of Water
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Wieniec Zdrój
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Renowned SPA centres
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Therapeutic Mud - A Treatment from the Forest
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Konstancin-Jeziorna
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Cultivating Health and Good Looks
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Business People Need to Rest
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Salt Caves
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Czerniawa Zdrój
Świeradów Zdrój
Cieplice Śląskie Zdrój
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Water and Oxygen Bars
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Szczawno Zdrój
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Jedlina Zdrój
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Kudowa Zdrój Duszniki Zdrój
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Polanica Zdrój
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Graduation Towers - Gigantic Inhalatoria
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Przerzeczyn Zdrój
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Busko Zdrój
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Krasnobród
Solec Zdrój
Lądek Zdrój
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Horyniec Zdrój
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Goczałkowice Zdrój
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Treatments Provided at Polish Health Resorts
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Wapienne
Rabka
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Disorders Treated at the Health Resorts
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Tourist Attractions in the Environs
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Swoszowice
Ustroń
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Wysowa
Piwniczna
Krynica Zdrój
Żegiestów Zdrój Muszyna
Szczawnica
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Długopole Zdrój
Health and beauty tourism
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Iwonicz Zdrój
Rymanów Zdrój
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Polańczyk
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Practical information
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Table of Contents
Total Detox
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Nałęczów
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:
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peloidotherapy – this treatment, prescribed by doctors, involves highly mineralised, purified therapeutic mud
or peat dissolved in water. It is used to treat rheumatism, inflammations, neuralgia, and is useful in combating
obesity, cellulite and stretch marks,
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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:
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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,
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Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój in the Sudety Mountains, where rheumatic diseases and mobility disorders, urinary and
circulatory system diseases are treated,
In Poland, there is an abundance of mineral waters, including thermal waters whose role in restoring people’s health cannot
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used to treat mobility disorders, rheumatic, skin and peripheral circulation problems,
be overestimated. There are rich springs of acidic waters, sulphide waters, brine, mineral waters, radioactive waters,
and thermal waters whose temperature reaches 70˚C. Thanks to this profusion of water springs, Poland’s health resorts,
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Nałęczów, which has a special microclimate enabling it to offer prevention and treatment of heart diseases,
regeneration centres, and health and beauty clinics widely use hydrotherapy treatments. The types of hydrotherapy
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Busko-Zdrój, 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,
Polish Geysers, Sea, and Oxygen
guaranteeing excellent results include:
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Lądek-Zdrój, a very famous resort in the Kłodzko Valley, where thermal springs of weakly mineralised water are
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algae therapy – treatment with specially prepared marine algae rich in mineral ingredients, trace elements with strong
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Kołobrzeg, where seawater aerosol containing salt and iodine facilitates treatment of respiratory diseases,
moisturizing, toning and anti-cellulite properties,
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w Rabce Zdroju prowadzi się specjalistyczną rehabilitację kardiologiczną, na bazie rabczańskiej solanki produkuje
się kosmetyki dla skóry wymagającej pielęgnacji najwyższej jakości (problemy z alergią, atopowe zapalenie skóry).
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,
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aqua-gym – a quiet, relaxing version of aqua-aerobics,
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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,
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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,
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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,
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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.
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
Nałęczów
www.uzdrowisko-naleczow.com.pl
Ustka
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:
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Ciechocinek
Lądek-Zdrój
www.uzdrowisko-ladek.com.pl
Busko-Zdrój
www.uzdrowisko-busko-zdroj.com.pl
Jastarnia
www.zdrojowy.com.pl
Ustka offers a complete range of treatments, including brine baths, hydrotherapy, inhalations, therapeutic
massages, paraffin compresses, magnetotherapy, cryotherapy, kinesitherapy, and talassotherapy,
Warszawa
Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój
www.uzdrowisko-cieplice.pl
Ustka
www.uzdrowisko-ustka.com.pl
the body resistant to infection, eliminates swelling, and protects the skin against free radicals which cause
Kołobrzeg
Kołobrzeg
www.uzdrowisko.kolobrzeg.pl
Rabka-Zdrój
www.uzdrowisko-rabka.pl
helps combat cellulite, cleanses the skin, strengthens small blood vessels, regulates the acid-base equilibrium, makes
Jastarnia
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many centres on the Baltic coast (including Kołobrzeg, Mielno, Krynica Morska) have special talassotherapy
programmes where the main medicines for treating numerous ailments are seawater, sand, air, and sun.
Nałęczów
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Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój
Lądek-Zdrój
Busko-Zdrój
Busko-Zdrój
Rabka-Zdrój
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SPA – The Benefits of Water
The medicinal and relaxing properties of water have
been known since antiquity.
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
In Europe, treatments by means of various kinds of baths were abandoned or neglected until recently, but are now
soothing music, candlelight, and fragrant aromas.
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
The offer of Poland’s SPA centres is extremely interesting, and
metabolism, help in rehabilitation of the limbs, and the mineral salts contained in the waters are excellent for treating
their unique advantages include unpolluted mineral resources,
many skin ailments. Alternating baths make the ody more resistant to infection, help regain one’s vigour, and are relaxing
a great variety of brines and mineral waters, an abundance of
for body and mind. From among over a hundred various hydrotherapy treatments, the most popular are brine and mud
therapeutic mud and peat, and local eco-friendly plantations
baths, hydromassages and underwater massages, and wrapping in mud-water compresses. Paramedical treatments
and farms supplying herbs and other plants as well as milk.
that serve relaxation include wading in water, snow and dew, sweating off in a sauna, and of course drinking various
Some centres specialize in revitalizing facial skin, others in
special mineral waters. Hydrotherapy uses practically every kind of water: rainwater, spring water, seawater, thermal
correcting the figure, including elimination and prevention of
water – both pressurized and “calm”. Many special waters are also prepared with added salts, oils, mud, and herbal
cellulite. Many have cryogenic chambers, others offer light
mixtures. Mineral ingredients from other parts of the world, the Dead Sea for instance, are also used. Clients can even
therapy treatments. Polish SPA centres are flexible and adjust
try a bath in goat’s milk with herbs and essential oils. The benefits of water can be enjoyed not only at health resorts and
to the time clients have at their disposal, preparing weekend
sanatoria, but also at good hotels and beauty farms.
programmes as well as longer, one or two-week stays.
In Poland, most SPA centres have been set up close to traditional therapeutic water springs – in Krynica-Zdrój,
Ciechocinek, Lądek-Zdrój, Solec-Zdrój, 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
www.uzdrowisko-naleczow.com.pl
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www.spanaleczow.pl
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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-Zdrój, where the state-of-the-art
regeneration centre “Rabczański-Zdrój
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, goat’s-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 -Zdrój and Wzgórza 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 Mrągowo 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
Renowned SPA centres
riding and tennis.
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www.hotelspa.pl
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 Poland’s 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 detoxification, this treatment helps combat
Ciechocinek
www.ciechocinek.pl, www.puc.sky.pl
Ustka
Mrągowo
www.mrongovia.hotel.pl
Kołobrzeg
www.uzdrowisko.kolobrzeg.pl
Kołobrzeg
Lądek-Zdrój
www.uzdrowisko-ladek.com.pl
Mrągowo
Ciechocinek
Warszawa
Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój
www.uzdrowisko-cieplice.pl
Busko-Zdrój
www.uzdrowisko-busko-zdroj.com.pl
Rabka-Zdrój
www.uzdrowisko-rabka.pl
Solec-Zdrój
www.uzdrowiskosolec.pl
Krynica-Zdrój
www.ukz-zdrowisko.krynica.com.pl
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Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój
Lądek-Zdrój
Solec-Zdrój
Busko-Zdrój
Szczyrk
Rabka-Zdrój
Krynica-Zdrój
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Therapeutic Mud – A Treatment from the Forest
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.
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Thousands of generations of plant life from the peat bogs, decomposing under water without air, have retained their
Polish health resorts, health and beauty centres, and SPA facilities use therapeutic mud widely. Besides medical
important natural properties. Polish therapeutic mud comes from deposits of the highest purity, and Polish health
treatment (peloidotherapy) they also propose regeneration stays during which guests can effectively lose weight and
resorts have taken advantage of their medicinal properties for 150 years. Mud poultices and baths have thermal-
remove the toxins accumulated in their skin. One treatment ensuring overall benefits are mud poultices, which are
stimulating properties, removing or minimizing the effects of rheumatic, female, neurological, ear, nose and throat,
applied at temperatures of 38-45°C to improve circulation and release toxins. An additional benefit of hot cosmetic
and vascular diseases. Quite recently, therapeutic mud from Polish health resorts has become a cosmetic hit, as
poultices is the saturation of the cleansed skin with macro - and microelements contained in the mud, including plant
laboratories have developed special technologies for using it in beauty treatment cosmetics. Now, therapeutic mud
hormones which act similarly to female estrogens, the deficiency of which causes ageing. Apart from mud treatments,
can be used for detoxification, slimming and rejuvenating treatments and because it contains plant hormones, it is also
many centres offer their own therapeutic mud preparations, and have doctors on hand to advise guests on how to use
effective in combating wrinkles. This is why therapeutic mud from Polish forests is competing successfully with algae
these at home. Centres specializing in therapeutic mud poultices, and for cosmetic purposes, are found in Krynica-
and mud from the Dead Sea. Polish therapeutic mud contains all the elements the skin needs to function properly –
Zdrój, Horyniec-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Połczyn--Zdrój and Kołobrzeg.
such a unique and complete set of ingredients cannot be found in even the most expensive creams.
Ciechocinek
www.ciechocinek.pl, www.puc.sky.pl
Kołobrzeg
www.uzdrowisko.kolobrzeg.pl
Krynica-Zdrój
www.ukz-zdrowisko.krynica.com.pl
Kołobrzeg
Połczyn-Zdrój
Ciechocinek
Piwniczna-Zdrój
www.sanatoriumlimba.pl
Warszawa
Duszniki-Zdrój
www.zuk-sa.pl
Horyniec-Zdrój
www.uzdrowisko-horyniec.com.pl
Połczyn-Zdrój
www.uzdrowisko-polczyn.pl
Duszniki-Zdrój
Horyniec-Zdrój
Piwniczna-Zdrój
Krynica-Zdrój
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hotel is superbly equipped after a day spent yachting, or hiking
in the Mazurian forests, even if you’re 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, Poland’s
seaside towns have a huge variety of services restoring beauty
and physical form as well as providing mental relaxation.
At the Aga guesthouse in Gąski 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.
Cultivating Health and Good Looks
In Augustów, surrounded by primeval forests in the proximity of fresh water lakes, the health and beauty centre at the
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It is always worthwhile devoting a few days to restoring
yourself to good form and good looks.
Delfin 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 Warsaw’s Victoria Hotel, Kanebo of Japan have opened a health and beauty studio. Its attractions include the
This is why the most renowned Polish health resorts have expanded their offers to include regeneration programmes
1500-yearold traditional am-ma massage, where “am” means to press and “ma” means to rub, and those are exactly
and beauty and relaxation treatments provided by beauty farms. This greatly increases the attractiveness of services at
the actions performed by the beautician. The treatment consists of a dry body massage, and then a face and neck
the resorts, ensuring a luxurious, holistic stay with high-standard care.
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
Beauty farms, whose numbers have doubled over the past few years, proving they are much appreciated, propose a
are made smoother.
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,
The microclimate of Milanówek encouraged investors from Warsaw to choose it as the location for one of the most
while some only drop in for a few hours, which is especially easy when a resort is close to a large city. Guests can
modern health and beauty centres. The Metropolitan offers unique peeling treatments and fresh-fruit compresses
choose from a series of beauty treatments (sometimes even minor plastic surgery), recreation, low calorie diets, often
– grapefruit, orange, kiwifruit. Apart from a package of relaxation, beauty and cleansing treatments, another great
“mandatory” discos, classes on health, nutrition, cosmetics and natural medicine. Available facilities include solaria,
attraction is the holistic pedicure. The client’s chair vibrates massaging the back, and the feet, which are immersed in
saunas, gyms, swimming pools, tennis courts, and hippodromes. The centres employ a large number of specialists:
fizzy water, are subjected to reflexotherapy in addition to the routine pedicure.
doctors, massage therapists, instructors, dieticians, beauticians and hairdressers, who will choose the best forms of
treatment and recreation for each guest. In today’s world, the people with the greatest chances of professional and
personal success are those who have a shapely figure, are dynamic, and look healthy.
These people inspire confidence in their business partners – it’s no wonder that the most popular beauty farms are
those offering weight-loss programmes, forming shapely and well-proportioned bodies, improving people’s 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 Nałęczów – 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 one’s appearance.
At the cosy Amax Hotel in Mikołajki, 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
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advantage of the full recreation offering, it’s 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 tract’s
functions.
The SPA Villa Park centre in Wesoła also offers relaxation
to those who find their stay in Warsaw tiring. This hotel and
recreation complex, just 18 kilometres from Warsaw’s centre,
has a swimming pool with computer-controlled water flow,
showers, waterfall and counter-currents. Guests can also enjoy a
hydromassage and use the complex’s rooms for yoga, aerobics,
and squash. Farma Zdrowia i Urody (Health and Beauty Farm),
located even closer to Warsaw, in Józefów, 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 week’s work.
Krakow also has a specialist and diverse range of health and
beauty treatments for those who feel tired and want to relax.
Business People Need to Rest
Business trips to Poland don’t need to be only
hard work and stress.
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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
Rich in magnesium and calcium, it also contains selenium, an
Polish cities are surrounded by areas that have a unique microclimate, where natural mineral resources are used by
element that is seldom found in waters and has anti-cancer
local health and beauty centres.
properties as well as the possibility of eliminating free radicals.
Apart from locations on the outskirts of large cities, there are an
A tired business person staying in Warsaw needs to travel just 20 kilometres to find themselves in Konstancin-
increasing amount of Polish hotels and guesthouses
Jeziorna, a health resort situated in the forest, famous for its medicinal microclimate. This resort, once an exclusive
offering comfortably furnished beauty salons, gyms and workout rooms, aqua-parks, tennis courts and swimming
holiday destination, features many architecturally interesting villas (and a beautiful palace) set in an old pine forest. Apart
pools, where business people can go in their free time to regain their vigour, release stress, and improve their
from core medical treatment, the sanatoria and hospitals offer many health and beauty treatments as well. Konstancin’s
appearance.
natural mineral resources include bromide and ferrous brine. Even if there’s not enough time for a longer stay to take
Jurata
Gąski
Mikołajki
Augustów
Warszawa Wesoła
Milanówek
Józefów k/Warszawy
Nałęczów
Nałęczów
Kraków
Nałęczów
www.uzdrowisko-naleczow.com.pl
Augustów
www.um.augustow.pl
Gąski
www.osrodek-aga.pl
Milanówek
www.metropolitanstudio.pl
Mikołajki
http://hotel-amax.pl
Wesoła
www.villaparkwesola.pl
Jurata
www.bryza.pl
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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 flow of blood and lymph and disturb cell function by
eliminating tired cells these diets restore optimal body function. Another substantial benefit of a detoxification 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
The regeneration treatments accompanying these programmes are also based on plant and mineral components. The
(from 500 to 1,000 kcal daily) – also based on fruit and vegetables as an excellent source of antioxidants – substances
standard facilities of such centres include dry and steam saunas, swimming pools, gyms, hydrotherapy equipment,
that sweep the toxins from our bodies. Though the diets are based on fruit and vegetables, the menus are very diverse,
and solaria. A complete range of supplementary services is offered, including poultices made from Polish therapeutic
supplemented with herbs and mineral waters, and all the products used in such regimes come from organic farms.
mud and mud from the Dead Sea as well as poultices made from honey, milk, a mixture of cinnamon and marine
Some centres even serve food exclusively from their own plantations, where no genetically modified produce is grown.
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
Total Detox
holiday resorts famous for the splendor of their landscapes.
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Salt contains elements essential to life
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
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 mine’s 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
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 artificial salt caves built exclusively from timber without any
metal parts, filled 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 artificial 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
Salt Caves
accountability.
www.kopalnia.pl
www.sanatorium.kopalnia,pl
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www.kopalniasoli.pl
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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 scientific 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 Poland’s SPA centres, and the pump rooms are
located close to the intake so that the water doesn’t 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 benefits.
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
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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Water and Oxygen Bars
problems with the coronary vessels, asthma, liver problems, multiple sclerosis, long-healing wounds (also related to
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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
Graduation Towers – Gigantic Inhalatoria
top of the specially constructed wooden structures known as graduation towers. Dripping down through the bundles of
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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 difficulties, 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 fills the air around the graduation tower with a
medicinal, ionized mist, creating an enormous, natural inhalatorium.
The first 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, Inowrocław and Konstancin. Busko-Zdrój and Grudziądz have smaller
indoor installations. Since recently, mini-graduation towers have been operating in Kołobrzeg and Rabka-Zdrój. Viewing
terraces on top of the facilities in Ciechocinek and Inowrocław attract many visitors.
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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Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Cieplice Sp. z o.o.
www.uzdrowisko-cieplice.pl
tel. +48-75 755 10 03 ul. P. Ściegiennego 5/7, 58 - 560 Jelenia Góra
350
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5
Czerniawa-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Świeradów - Czerniawa Sp. z o.o.
www.uzdrowisko-swieradow.pl www.uzdrowisko-czerniawa.pl
tel. +48-75 782 05 39 ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja 1, 59-850 Świeradów-Zdrój
480
X
6
Długopole-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Lądek-Długopole S.A.
www.uzdrowisko-ladek.com.pl
tel. (74) 814 64 37 ul. Wolności 4, 57-540 Lądek-Zdrój
400
X
7
Duszniki-Zdrój Zespół Uzdrowisk Kłodzkich SA
www.zuk-sa.pl
tel. +48-74 866 79 00 ul Zielona 23, 57-340 Duszniki-Zdrój
588
X
X
X
8
Goczałkowice-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Goczałkowice-Zdrój
www.gozdroj.pl
tel. +48-32 449 21 01, ul. Uzdrowisko 54,43-230 Goczałkowice-Zdrój
261
W
W
W
9
Gołdap Sanatorium Uzdrowiskowe
www.sanatorium.com.pl
tel. +48-87 615 41 92 ul. Wczasowa 7, 19-500 Gołdap
88-130
X
X
X
10
Horyniec-Zdrój "Uzdrowisko Horyniec" Spółka z o.o.
www.uzdrowisko-horyniec.com.pl
tel. (016) 631 30 88 ul. Sanatoryjna 3, 37-620 Horyniec-Zdrój
260
X
X
11
Inowrocław „SOLANKI” Uzdrowisko Inowrocław Sp. z o.o.
www.solanki.pl
tel. +48-52 356 32 87 ul. Solankowa 77, 88-100 Inowrocław
80
X
12
Iwonicz-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Iwonicz S.A.
www.uzdrowisko-iwonicz.com.pl
tel. +48-13 430 87 80 Al. Torosiewicza 2,38-440 Iwonicz-Zdrój
390-430
X
X
X
13
Jedlina-Zdrój "Uzdrowisko Szczawno-Jedlina" S.A.
www.uzdrowisko.szczawno-jedlina.pl
tel. +48-74 845 52 86, ul. Ratuszowa 1, 58-310 Szczawno --Zdrój
500
X
W
X
X
W
14
Kamień Pomorski Uzdrowisko Kamień Pomorski
www.uzdrowisko-kamienpomorski.pl
tel. +48-91 382 50 42 ul. Szpitalna 13, 72-400 Kamień Pomorski
10
X
X
X
X
X
15
Kołobrzeg Uzdrowisko Kołobrzeg S.A.
www.uzdrowisko.kolobrzeg.pl
tel. +48-94 354 88 25, ul. Ściegiennego 1, 78-100 Kołobrzeg
1-7
X
X
W
W
16
Konstancin-Jeziorna
"Uzdrowisko Konstancin-Zdrój" Spółka z o.o.
www.uzdrowisko-konstancin.pl
tel. +48-22 756 40 24, ul. Wierzejewskiego 15, 05-510 Konstancin-Jeziorna
75-100
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Krasnobród
Samodzielne Publiczne Sanatorium Rehabilitacyjne dla Dzieci
www.sanatorium-krasnobrod.pl
tel. +48 84 660 71 02, ul. Sanatoryjna 1, 22-440 Krasnobród
240-270
W
W
W
W
W
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Krynica-Zdrój "Uzdrowisko Krynica-Żegiestów" S.A.
www.ukz-zdrowisko.krynica.com.pl
tel. +48-18 471 28 01 ul. Nowotarskiego 9/4, 33-380 Krynica-Zdrój
560-650
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Kudowa-Zdrój Zespół Uzdrowisk Kłodzkich SA
www.zuk-sa.pl
tel. +48-74 868 04 01 ul. Moniuszki 2, 57-320 Kudowa-Zdrój
400-488
X
X
X
20
Lądek-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Lądek-Długopole S.A.
www.uzdrowisko-ladek.com.pl
tel. +48-74 814 64 37 Wolności 4, 57-540 Lądek-Zdrój
440-480
X
X
X
21
Muszyna-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Muszyna nad Popradem
www.muszyna.wysowa.pl
tel. +48-18 471 42 05 ul. Mściwujewskiego 1, 33-370 Muszyna
450-520
X
X
X
22
Nałęczów Zakład Leczniczy „Uzdrowisko Nałęczów” S.A.
www.uzdrowisko-naleczow.com.pl
tel. +48-81 501 43 56 Al. Małachowskiego 5, 24-140 Nałęczów
170-212
X
23
Piwniczna-Zdrój Sanatorium Uzdrowiskowe "LIMBA"
www.sanatoriumlimba.pl
tel. +48-18 446 42 43 ul. Krynicka 3, 33-350 Piwniczna--Zdrój
400-420
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Polanica-Zdrój Zespół Uzdrowisk Kłodzkich SA
www.zuk-sa.pl
tel. +48-74 868 03 71 ul. Parkowa 4, 57-320 Polanica-Zdrój
350-560
X
X
X
25
Polańczyk Sanatorium Uzdrowiskowe "PLON"
www.sanatorium-plon.com
tel. +48-13 470 30 43 ul. Zdrojowa 32, 38-610 Polańczyk
440
X
X
X
26
Połczyn-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Połczyn S.A.
www.uzdrowisko-polczyn.pl
tel. +48-94 366 24 24, ul. Zdrojowa 6, 78-320 Połczyn-Zdrój
70-430
X
W
X
X
27
Przerzeczyn-Zdrój PCZ Polskie Uzdrowisko Ciepłowody
Przerzeczyn-Zdrój Sp z o.o.
www.uzdrowisko-przerzeczyn.pl
tel. +48-74 837 50 50 58-230 Przerzeczyn-Zdrój, ul. Zdrojowa 32
237
X
X
X
X
28
Rabka-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Rabka S.A.
www.uzdrowisko-rabka.pl
tel. +48-18 267 62 18 ul. Orkana 49, 34-700 Rabka-Zdrój
500-560
W
d
W
W
W
W
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Rymanów-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Rymanów S.A.
www.uzdrowisko-rymanow.com.pl
tel. +48-13 435 74 61 ul. Zdrojowa 48, 38-481 Rymanów--Zdrój
360-390
W
W
X
X
W
W
30
Solec-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Solec-Zdrój Sp. z o.o.
www.uzdrowiskosolec.pl
tel. +48-41 377 60 17 ul. 1 Maja 1, 28-131 Solec-Zdrój
180
X
31
Sopot SPZOZ Uzdrowisko Sopot
www.lesnik.sanatoria.com.pl
tel. +48-58 555 08 82, ul. Chrobrego 6/8, 1-756 Sopot
0-152
X
32
Swoszowice Uzdrowisko Kraków Swoszowice Sp. z o.o.
www.uzdrowisko.krakow.pl
tel. +48-12 254 78 11, ul. Kapielowa 70, 0-698 Kraków
95-135
X
X
X
33
Szczawnica-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Szczawnica S.A
www.szczawnica.pl
tel. 18 262 22 97, ul Zdrojowa 26, 4-460 Szczawnica
430-510
X
X
X
34
Szczawno-Zdrój "Uzdrowisko Szczawno-Jedlina" S.A.
www.uzdrowisko.szczawno-jedlina.pl
tel. +48-74 849 32 36 ul. Ratuszowa 1, 8-310 Szczawno-Zdrój
400-430
W
X
X
X
35
Świeradów-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Świeradów - Czerniawa Sp. z o.o.
www.uzdrowisko-swieradow.pl
tel. +48-75 782 05 39, ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja 1, 59-850 Świeradów-Zdrój
ok. 500
X
X
X
X
X
36
Świnoujście UZDROWISKO ŚWINOUJŚCIE Spółka Akcyjna
www.uzdrowisko.pl
tel. +48-91 321 44 52, ul. E. Gierczak 1, 72-600 Świnoujście
0-5
X
X
X
X
37
Ustka "Uzdrowisko Ustka" Spółka z o.o.
www.uzdrowisko-ustka.com.pl
tel. +48-59 814 56 65, ul. Beniowskiego 1, 76-270 Ustka
0-3
X
X
X
X
X
38
Ustroń Przedsiębiorstwo Uzdrowiskowe "Ustroń" S.A.
www.uzdrowisko-ustron.pl
tel. +48-33 856 50 55, ul. Sanatoryjna 1, 43-450 Ustroń
368
X
X
X
X
X
39
Wapienne Ośrodek Wczasowo-Leczniczy w Wapiennem
www.wapienne.iap.pl
tel. +48-18 351 81 63, Wapienne 45, 38-307 Sękowa
847
X
X
X
X
40
Wieniec-Zdrój "Uzdrowisko Wieniec" Sp. z o.o.
www.uzdrowisko-wieniec.pl
tel. +48-54 236 20 21, Wieniec-Zdrój, ul. Zdrojowa 2, 87-800 Włocławek
64
X
X
W
X
X
X
X
X
X
41
Wysowa-Zdrój "Uzdrowisko Wysowa" Spółka Akcyjna
www.uzdrowisko-wysowa.pl
tel. +48-18 353 20 54, 38-316 Wysowa-Zdrój 149
500-550
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
42
Żegiestów-Zdrój "Uzdrowisko Krynica-Żegiestów" S.A.
www.ukz-uzdrowisko.krynica.com.pl
tel. (018) 471 55 22, ul. Nowotarskiego 9/4, 33-380 Krynica-Zdrój
486
X
X
X
X
X
X
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www.sgurp.pl
d – treatments for children
www.igup.pl
W – treatments for adults and children
www.suup.pl
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Disorders Treated at the Health Resorts
tel. +48-54 283 62 65 ul. Kościuszki 10, 87-720 Ciechocinek
X
Occupational diseases
www.puc.sky.pl www.ciechocinek.pl
X
Eye diseases
Ciechocinek Przedsiębiorstwo Uzdrowisko Ciechocinek S.A.
X
X
Blood and haematopoietic system
3
X
X
Kidneys and urinary tract
X
Gynaecological diseases
X
Skin diseases
X
X
Osteoporosis
X
X
Endocrinological diseases
X
W
Obesity
X
220-250
Diabetes
105-135
tel. +48-41 370 31 51 Park Zdrojowy, 28-100 Busko-Zdrój
Height
above
See level
Digestive system
tel. +48-87 643 28 71 ul. Zdrojowa 3, 16-300 Augustów
www.uzdrowisko-busko-zdroj.com.pl
Address
Lower airways
Peripheral blood vessels
www.sanatorium.augustow.pl
Busko-Zdrój Uzdrowisko Busko-Zdrój” Spółka Akcyjna
Website http://
Upper airways
Heart disease and hypertension
Augustów Sanatorium Uzdrowiskowe “Budowlani”
2
Health Resort (town, place)
Nervous system
1
No.
Orthopaedic, traumas
Rheumatological diseases
Disorders
25
Augustów
2
Busko-Zdrój
3
Ciechocinek
4
Cieplice ŚląskieZdrój
5
Czerniawa-Zdrój
6
Długopole-Zdrój
7
Duszniki-Zdrój
8
GoczałkowiceZdrój
9
Gołdap
10
Horyniec-Zdrój
11
lnowrocław
12
Iwonicz-Zdrój
13
Jedlina-Zdrój
14
Kamień-Pomorski
15
Kołobrzeg
16
KonstancinJeziorna
17
Krasnobród
18
Krynica-Zdrój
19
Kudowa-Zdrój
20
Lądek-Zdrój
21
Muszyna-Zdrój
22
Nałęczów
23
Piwniczna-Zdrój
24
Polanica-Zdrój
25
Polańczyk
26
Połczyn-Zdrój
27
Przerzeczyn-Zdrój
28
Rabka-Zdrój
29
Rymanów-Zdrój
30
Solec-Zdrój
31
Sopot
32
Swoszowice
33
Szczawnica-Zdrój
34
Szczawno-Zdrój
35
Świeradów-Zdrój
36
Świnoujście
37
Ustka
38
Ustroń
39
Wapienne
40
Wieniec-Zdrój
41
Wysowa-Zdrój
42
Żegiestów-Zdrój
Camaldolese monastery and Lake Wigry
Wigry National Park, www.wigry.win.pl
Cistercian trail Jędrzejów
www.szlakcysterski.org
Nicolaus Copernicus town
Toruń, www.it.torun.pl
Highest Sudeten Range
Karkonosze National Park, www.kpnmab.pl
Castle Czocha
Leśna, www.zamekczocha.pl
Poland’s most beautiful cave
Bear’s 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
Stańczyki, www.stanczyki.pl
Jewel of Polish Renaissance
Zamość, www.zamosc.pl
Romanesque Church
Kruszwica, www.kruszwica.um.gov.pl
World’s oldest oil well
Bóbrka, www.bobrka.pl
Church of Peace
Świdnica, www.kosciolpokoju.pl
Museum of Railways
Gryfice, tel. +4891 384 11 70
Bride of the Sea
Trzęsacz, www.rewal.pl
Poland’s capital
Warsaw, www.warsawtour.pl
Jewel of Polish Renaissance
Zamość, www.zamosc.pl
Trail of timber architecture
Binarowa, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl
Błędne Skały, or the Erratic Boulders
Góry Stołowe 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
Henryków, www.szlakcysterski.org
Poland’s largest open-air museum
Sanok, www.mbl.sanok.pl
Hanseatic city
Stargard Szczeciński, www.stargard.pl
Castle
Ząbkowice Śląskie, www.zabkowiceslaskie.pl
Historical capital of Poland
Cracow, www.krakow.pl
Trail of timber architecture
Haczów, www.haczow.pl
Cistercian trail
Koprzywnica, www.szlakcysterski.org
City of Solidarity
Gdańsk, 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
Książ, www.ksiaz.walbrzych.pl
Paradise for cross-country skiers
Polana Jakuszycka, www.szklarskaporeba.pl
Bride of the Sea
Trzęsacz, www.rewal.pl
Gothic castle and museum
Słupsk, www.slupsk.pl
“Little Vienna”
Cieszyn, www.cieszyn.pl
Renaissance market square
Tarnów, www.turystyka.tarnow.pl
Poland’s largest church
Licheń Stary, www.lichen.pl
Trail of timber architecture
Sękowa, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl
Magnate’s castle
Nowy Wiśnicz, www.nw.com.pl
Historical waterway
Augustów Canal, www.um.augustow.pl
Attractive city in all seasons,
Kielce, www.um.kielce.pl
Knights’ tournament
Golub-Dobrzyń, www.zamekgolub.pl
Castle Czocha
Leśna, www.zamekczocha.pl
Paradise for cross-country skiers
Polana Jakuszycka, www.szklarskaporeba.pl
Gold mine
Złoty Stok, www.kopalniazlota.pl
Marian sanctuary
Wambierzyce, www.sanktuarium.wambierzyce.pl
Memorial museum of the extermination victims
Auschwitz-Birkenau, www.auschwitz.org.pl
Poland’s magnificent Baroque
Święta Lipka, www.swlipka.org.pl
Tarpans’ habitat
Roztocze National Park, www.roztoczanskipn.pl
Settlement built thousands of years ago
Biskupin, www.biskupin.pl
Poland’s 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
Darłowo, www.darlowo.pl
Chopin’s birthplace
Żelazowa Wola, www.nifc.pl
Tarpans’ habitat
Roztocze National Park, www.roztoczanskipn.pl
Trail of timber architecture
Sękowa, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl
Marian sanctuary
Wambierzyce, www.sanktuarium.wambierzyce.pl
Poland’s most beautiful cave
Bear’s Cave near Kletno, www.jaskinia.pl
Magnate’s castle
Nowy Wiśnicz, www.nw.com.pl
Where cultures meet
Lublin, www.lublin.pl
Poland’s oldest salt mine
Bochnia, www.kopalniasoli.pl
Polish Carcassonne
Paczków, www.paczkow.pl
Europe’s least populated region
Bieszczady National Park, www.bdpn.pl
Teutonic Knights’ castle and museum
Bytów, www.hotelzamek.com.pl
Church of Peace
Świdnica, www.kosciolpokoju.pl
Passion plays
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, www.kalwaria.ofm.pl
World’s oldest oil well
Bóbrka, www.bobrka
Renaissance residence
Baranów 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
Dębno, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl
Mysterious subterranean city
Osówka, www.osowka.pl
Castle Czocha
Leśna, www.zamekczocha.pl
Seashore cliff
Międzyzdroje, www.wolinpn.pl
Chequered Land
Swołowo and Kluki, www.swolowo.pl
Sumptuous princes’ palace
Pszczyna, www.zamek-pszczyna.pl
World’s oldest oil well
Bóbrka, www.bobrka.pl
Former capital of Mazovia
Płock, www.ump.pl
World’s oldest oil well
Bóbrka, 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
Chęciny 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
Poland’s most beautiful cave
Bear’s Cave near Kletno, www.jaskinia.pl
“Little Vienna”
Cieszyn, www.cieszyn.pl
Wolf’s Lair – Hitler’s headquarters
Gierłoż, www.wolfsschanze.home.pl
Magnificent organ
Leżajsk, www.baroqueorgan.com
Romanesque Church
Strzelno, www.strzelno.pl
Europe’s least populated region
Bieszczady National Park, www.bdpn.pl
Mysterious subterranean city
Osówka, www.osowka.pl
Hanseatic city
Stargard Szczeciński, www.stargard.pl
Museum of Railways
Gryfice, tel. +4891 384 11 70
Baroque palace and romantic park
Nieborów 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
Złoty Stok, www.kopalniazlota.pl
Trail of timber architecture
Dębno, http://unesco.wrotamalopolski.pl
Baroque residence and socialist-realist art museum
Kozłówka, www.muzeumkozlowka.lublin.pl
Trail of timber architecture
Sękowa, 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
Henryków, www.szlakcysterski.org
The Pope’s town
Wadowice, www.wadowice.pl
Europe’s least populated region
Bieszczady National Park, www.bdpn.pl
Renaissance market square
Tarnów, www.turystyka.tarnow.pl
Poland’s lowest region
The Żuławy Region, http://visitzulawy.pl
Passion plays
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, www.kalwaria.ofm.pl
Winter capital of Poland
Zakopane, www.zakopane.pl
Cistercian monastery
Krzeszów, www.krzeszow.info
Highest Sudeten Range
Karkonosze National Park, www.kpnmab.pl
Organ music concerts
Kamień Pomorski, www.kamienpomorski.pl
Shifting dunes – Słowiński 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
Poland’s oldest salt mine
Bochnia, www.kopalniasoli.pl
Renaissance market square
Tarnów, www.turystyka.tarnow.pl
Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój,
Muszyna-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Polanica-Zdrój, Polańczyk,
Połczyn-Zdrój, Rabka, Rymanów-Zdrój, Solec-Zdrój.
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
flow to tissues, increases lymph flow.
1 | Medicinal
baths in mineral waters
The active compounds in the water penetrate the patient’s skin during bathing, having a local and general
beneficial impact on the body.
Towns: Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój, Czerniawa-Zdrój, Długopole-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój, Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój, Kamień Pomorski,
Kołobrzeg, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój,
Lądek-Zdrój, Muszyna-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Polanica-Zdrój, Polańczyk, Połczyn-Zdrój, Przerzeczyn-Zdrój, Rabka, Rymanów-Zdrój, Solec-Zdrój,
Swoszowice, Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój,
Świeradów-Zdrój, Świnoujście, Ustka, Ustroń,
Wieniec-Zdrój, Wysowa-Zdrój, Żegiestów-Zdrój.
PLN 15 (~ € 3.5)
2 | Medicinal
dips
For patients with contraindications for bathing, this
treatment involves dipping the lower or upper limbs in
medicinal water.
Towns: Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój, Horyniec-Zdrój, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrój,
Lądek-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój, Świeradów-Zdrój.
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-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój,
Czerniawa-Zdrój, Długopole-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój,
Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój, Kamień Pomorski, Kołobrzeg,
Towns: Augustów, Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice
Śląskie-Zdrój, Czerniawa-Zdrój, Długopole-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój, Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Gołdap, Horyniec-Zdrój,
Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój, Kołobrzeg,
Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój,
Muszyna-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Polanica-Zdrój, Polańczyk, Połczyn-Zdrój, Przerzeczyn-Zdrój,
Rabka, Rymanów-Zdrój, Solec-Zdrój, Sopot, Swoszowice, Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój, Świeradów-Zdrój, Świnoujście, Ustka, Ustroń, Wysowa-Zdrój,
Żegiestów-Zdrój.
PLN 15-20 (~ € 3.5-4.5)
5 | Pearl
baths
Air pumped under pressure into a bathtub filled 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-Zdrój, Czerniawa-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój,
Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój,
Jedlina-Zdrój, Kołobrzeg, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrój,
Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój, Muszyna-Zdrój, Nałęczów,
Polanica-Zdrój, Rymanów-Zdrój, Sopot, Swoszowice,
Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój, Świeradów-Zdrój,
Świnoujście, Ustka, Ustroń, Wieniec-Zdrój, Wysowa-Zdrój.
15-18 PLN (~ € 3.5-4.1)
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Towns: Augustów, Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój, Goczałkowice-Zdrój,
Gołdap, Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój, Kamień Pomorski, Kołobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrój,
Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój, Muszyna-Zdrój, Nałęczów,
Polanica-Zdrój, Polańczyk, Połczyn-Zdrój, Rabka,
Rymanów-Zdrój, Solec-Zdrój, Sopot, Swoszowice,
Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój, Świeradów-Zdrój,
Świnoujście, Ustka, Ustroń, Wieniec-Zdrój, Wysowa-Zdrój, Żegiestów-Zdrój.
Treatments Provided at Polish Health Resorts
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.
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-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój,
Czerniawa-Zdrój, Długopole-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój, Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój,
Kamień Pomorski, Kołobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój, Muszyna-Zdrój, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Polańczyk,
Połczyn-Zdrój, Rabka, Rymanów-Zdrój, Swoszowice,
Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój, Świeradów-Zdrój.
Towns: Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój,
Kamień Pomorski, Kołobrzeg, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrój,
Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Polanica-Zdrój,
Połczyn-Zdrój, Rabka, Rymanów-Zdrój, Solec-Zdrój,
Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój, Świeradów-Zdrój.
PLN 10-15 (~ € 2.3-3.5)
PLN 8-14 (~ € 1.8-3.2)
Towns: Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój,
Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Gołdap, Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój, Kamień Pomorski,
Kołobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój,
Nałęczów, Polanica-Zdrój.
7 | Mud
treatments
Covering specific parts of the body with a mud pack
of set temperature and thickness for deep warming of
the body, achieving an anti-inflammatory, regenerating
and anti-bacterial effect.
10 | Pool
exercises
Exercises in water, under lightened strain. The aquatic
environment lessens neural excitability, relaxes the
muscles, relieves the joints.
Towns: Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Goczałkowice-Zdrój,
Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Kołobrzeg,
Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój, Muszyna-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Polanica-Zdrój, Połczyn-Zdrój, Sopot,
Świeradów-Zdrój, Świnoujście, Ustka, Ustroń, Wysowa-Zdrój, Żegiestów-Zdrój.
PLN 15 (~ € 3.3)
13 | Magnetotherapy
Treatment with a variable magnetic field improves
peripheral circulation, accelerates regeneration
processes such as healing of wounds and fractures,
has a painkilling, anti-inflammatory and soothing
effect.
Towns: Ciechocinek, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Świnoujście, Ustka,
Wysowa-Zdrój.
Towns: Augustów, Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice
Śląskie-Zdrój, Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Gołdap, Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój, Kamień
Pomorski, Kołobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój,
Lądek-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Polanica-Zdrój,
Połczyn-Zdrój, Przerzeczyn-Zdrój, Rymanów-Zdrój,
Solec-Zdrój, Sopot, Swoszowice, Świeradów-Zdrój, Świnoujście, Ustka, Ustroń, Wieniec-Zdrój, Wysowa-Zdrój.
11 | Working
Towns: Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój,
Inowrocław, Lądek-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Rabka, Rymanów-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój, Świeradów-Zdrój.
PLN 15-30 (~ € 3.5-6.7)
PLN 15-25 (~ € 3.3-5.6)
8 | Classical
12 | Cryotherapy
massages
This treatment, applied to the whole body or locally,
involves a specific succession of such techniques as
stroking, rubbing, kneading, patting, vibration. It improves circulation, increases tissue elasticity, relaxes
tense muscles, improves lymph circulation.
Towns: Augustów, Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Gołdap,
Konstancin, Kudowa-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Polanica-Zdrój,
Przerzeczyn-Zdrój, Solec-Zdrój, Sopot, Świnoujście,
Ustka, Ustroń, Żegiestów-Zdrój.
The stimulating effect of extremely low temperatures,
from –120°C, achieved using liquid nitrogen. Acting
on the body’s surface for 2-3 minutes, it causes a
defensive reaction, leading to a painkilling, swelling-reducing and anti-inflammatory effect.
16 | Electrical
and light therapy
Electrotherapy – treatment with direct current and
lowand medium-frequency electrical impulses. Light
therapy – treatment with light from natural (heliotherapy) or artificial sources (actinotherapy).
Towns: Augustów, Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice
Śląskie-Zdrój, Czerniawa-Zdrój, Długopole-Zdrój, Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Kamień Pomorski, Kołobrzeg, Konstancin, Krynica-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój, Muszyna-Zdrój,
Nałęczów, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Polanica-Zdrój, Polańczyk,
14 | Thermotherapy
Applying heat for therapeutic purposes to the patient’s
body, directly or using additional media.
Treatment through various forms of physical activity
with appropriately designed loads.
PLN 9-25 (~ € 2-5.6)
PLN 10-14 (~ € 2.2-3.1)
PLN 5-15 (~€ 1.1-3.5)
out
Świnoujście, Ustka, Ustroń, Wieniec-Zdrój, Wysowa-Zdrój, Żegiestów-Zdrój.
PLN 5-11 (~ € 1.1-.2.4)
15 | Sauna
A thermal therapy in a room filled with hot air, used
chiefly for regeneration and building up immunity.
Towns: Augustów, Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice
Śląskie-Zdrój, Czerniawa-Zdrój, Długopole-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój, Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój, Kamień Pomorski,
Kołobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój,
Nałęczów, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Połczyn-Zdrój, Przerzeczyn-Zdrój, Rabka, Rymanów-Zdrój, Solec-Zdrój, Sopot,
Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój, Świeradów-Zdrój,
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PLN 10-15 (~ € 2.2-3.5)
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-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój,
Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Kamień Pomorski,
Kołobrzeg, Konstancin, Lądek-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Świeradów-Zdrój, Świnoujście, Wysowa-Zdrój.
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: Augustów, Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice
Śląskie-Zdrój, Czerniawa-Zdrój, Długopole-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój, Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław,
Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój, Kamień Pomorski, Kołobrzeg,
Krynica-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój, Lądek-Zdrój, Nałęczów,
Piwniczna-Zdrój, Połczyn-Zdrój, Przerzeczyn-Zdrój, Rabka-Zdrój, Rymanów-Zdrój, Solec-Zdrój, Sopot, Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój, Świeradów-Zdrój, Świnoujście,
Ustka, Ustroń, Wieniec-Zdrój, Wysowa-Zdrój, Żegiestów-Zdrój.
PLN 4-9 (~ € 0.9-2)
19 | Salt
cave
Staying in bacteriologically pure air saturated with
therapeutic sodium chloride as well as magnesium
and calcium ions.
Towns: Bochnia, Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Inowrocław,
Iwonicz-Zdrój, 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)
20 | Drinking of mineral waters (crenotherapy)
Drinking of medicinal waters for a specified time, in
doses defined as to amount, temperature, and time in
relation to meals. Has a local effect on the digestive
system.
Towns: Cieplice Śląskie-Zdrój, Czerniawa-Zdrój, Długopole-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój, Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Horyniec-Zdrój,
Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój, Krynica-Zdrój,
Muszyna-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Polanica-Zdrój,
Rymanów-Zdrój, Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój,
Wapienne, Wieniec-Zdrój, Wysowa-Zdrój.
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PLN 8 (~ € 1.8)
21 | Paraffin
poultices
A thermal treatment in which paraffin heated to 4050°C increases blood supply to the area being treated.
Towns: Augustów, Busko-Zdrój, Ciechocinek, Cieplice
Śląskie-Zdrój, Czerniawa-Zdrój, Długopole-Zdrój, Duszniki-Zdrój, Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Horyniec-Zdrój, Inowrocław, Iwonicz-Zdrój, Jedlina-Zdrój, Kamień Pomorski,
Kołobrzeg, Krynica-Zdrój, Kudowa-Zdrój,
Lądek-Zdrój, Nałęczów, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Połczyn-Zdrój,
Przerzeczyn-Zdrój, Rabka-Zdrój, Rymanów-Zdrój,
Solec-Zdrój, Sopot, Szczawnica-Zdrój, Szczawno-Zdrój,
Świeradów-Zdrój, Świnoujście, Ustka, Ustroń, Wieniec-Zdrój, Wysowa-Zdrój, Żegiestów-Zdrój.
PLN 9.5-17 (~ € 2.1-3.8)
22 | Hot
pebble massages
Thanks to the heat of the pebbles and a massage
involving moving them across the body, energy flow is
unblocked.
Towns: Ciechocinek, Klekotki, Krynica-Zdrój, Mrągowo,
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: Mikołajki, Kołobrzeg, Lądek-Zdrój, Nałęczów,
Trzebnica, Warsaw, Zakopane. Most of the resorts Spa.
PLN 100-200 (~ € 22-44)
24 | Oxygen
therapy
Stimulates detoxication of the body, rejuvenates it,
activates its vital force and immunity.
Towns: Ciechocinek, Cracow, Gliwice, Jelenia Góra,
Łódź, Tarnów, Warsaw. Most of the resorts Spa.
PLN 80 (~ € 17.8)/ 1 h
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)
www.uzdrowisko-naleczow.com.pl
Treatments Provided at Polish Health Resorts
Połczyn-Zdrój, Rabka, Solec-Zdrój, Sopot, Swoszowice,
Świeradów-Zdrój, Świnoujście, Ustroń, Wieniec-Zdrój,
Wysowa-Zdrój.
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Republic of Poland
Customs regulations
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.
Official language: Polish.
Capital city: Warsaw.
Other major cities: Łódź, Krakow, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk,
Szczecin, Katowice, Lublin. Climate: Temperate, the average
temperature in July is 19°C (67°F), but there are many summer days
when temperatures rise to 30°C (86°F). The best time of the year for
practising winter sports is between January and March.
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
Stockholm
There are airports in Poland in the following cities: Warsaw, Krakow,
Gdańsk, Katowice, Łodź, Poznań, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Wrocław and
Bydgoszcz. LOT Polish Airlines is Poland’s national carrier. In order to
find 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
Amsterdam Berlin
Moscow
Warsaw
London
Kiev
Brussels
Paris Vienna Budapest
Rome
Madrid
New York
Tokyo
Public holidays and work-free days
Non working days are Saturdays, Sundays, and following holidays:
New Year’s 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 Saint’s 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.
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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, [email protected]
• 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.
.
Practical information
Where to stay?
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.
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 • Vienna tel. +(43-1) 524 71 91 12 fax 524 71 91 20 www.polen.travel [email protected]
• BELGIUM • Brussels tel. +(32-2) 740 06 20 fax 742 37 35 www.polen.travel [email protected]
www.pologne.travel [email protected]
[email protected]
• FRANCE • Paris tel. +(33-1) 42 44 19 00 fax 42 97 52 25 www.pologne.travel • GERMANY • Berlin tel. +(49-30) 21 00 920 fax 21 00 92 14 www.polen.travel [email protected]
Taxi
• GREAT BRITAIN • London tel. +(44-0) 300 303 1812 fax 300 303 1814 www.poland.travel [email protected]
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.
• HOLLAND • Amsterdam tel. +(31-20) 625 35 70 fax 623 09 29 www.polen.travel • HUNGARY • Budapest tel. +(36-1) 269 78 09 fax 269 78 10
www.lengyelorszag.travel [email protected]
• ITALY • Rome tel. +(39-06) 482 70 60 fax 481 75 69 www.polonia.travel info.i[email protected]
• JAPAN • Tokyo tel. +(81) 3-5908-3808 fax 3-5908-3809 www.poland.travel [email protected]
• SPAIN • Madrid tel. +(34-91) 541 48 08 fax 541 34 23 www.polonia.travel [email protected]
• RUSSIA • Moscow tel. +(7-495) 510 62 10 fax 510 62 11 www.poland.travel [email protected]
• SWEDEN • Stockholm tel. +(46-8) 21 60 75 fax 21-04-65 www.polen.travel [email protected]
• USA • New York tel. +(1-201) 420 99 10 fax 584 91 53 www.poland.travel [email protected]
• UKRAINE • Kiev tel. +(38-044) 278 67 28 fax 278 66 70 www.polscha.travel [email protected]
Traffic 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.
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. Chałubińskiego 8, tel. +(48-22) 536 70 69, fax +(48-22) 536 70 04
e-mail: [email protected], www.pot.gov.pl
Editor: Brandy Design - www.brandy.pl, Artintro - www.artintro.com.pl
Text: D. Kulicka, Z. Antczak; Translation: Dutkiewicz; Photographs: Ł. Grimix, D. Zaród,
Hotel Amax, Hotel Klimczok, Hotel Senator, “Agora”, health resort archives and POT.
[email protected]