7 Things to do on a Spa Holiday in Slovakia

 green01   November 4, 2012
Europe

Slovakia, like many Eastern European countries, is a popular destination for spa holidays. This is because it’s easy to get to, affordable, boasts a wealth of natural resources, and last but not the least, has unique pampering spa procedures on offer.

Immersing yourself in the calm and picturesque surroundings of one of the many spa resorts in Slovakia, you can forget life’s stresses and strains. A lot of the resorts in Slovakia offer 5 star hotels with luxurious rooms and excellent, yet affordable, dining facilities.

Still unconvinced? Here’s our top seven personal recommendations for leisure seekers considering a spa holiday in Slovakia.

Spa Holiday in Slovakia

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1) Indulge – the first priority of any spa holiday is to unwind your tense muscles and calm your fretful mind. So your first stop on any spa holiday should be for a professional massage and a stint in the sauna or steam room.

2) Beauty – the thermal springs that spa resorts are built on top of have long had a reputation for smoothing skin, with their high mineral concentration. On top of the natural resources, most spas also offer a broad range of beauty treatments, so you’ll come home not just feeling fresher, but also looking younger.

3) Medicinal – the mineral-heavy spring water and mud is also reputed to be beneficial for all kinds of medical complaints, such as aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism. The region of Smradky specializes in spas where people with dermatological conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can relax and unwind without feeling self-conscious.

4) Chill out – Slovakian spa resorts are invariably situated in areas of great natural beauty, and none more so than the resorts in the region of Piesty, on the banks of the river Vah. Stroll through the manicured gardens, or even venture out into the countryside if you’re feeling exploratory, and revel in the relaxing aura of the great outdoors.

5) Get fit – if you get tired of all the indulgence and chilling out, you can also engage in some low impact exercise, including aerobics, yoga, Pilates and AquaFit, and more outdoorsy sports such as jogging, tennis, golf, fishing, water sports, squash and bowling.

6) Get healthy – at the start of your break, expert staff will discuss with you what you want from your break, and ask you about any specific health complaints or concerns you’re experiencing. You’ll also have the option of undergoing a medical assessment, in which a medical expert will assess your health, taking into account things like weight, blood pressure, fat levels, blood sugar, joint health and more.

Based on their initial assessment, expert staff can design a wellness break that’s tailored just for you. They’ll choose treatments and activities that are specifically designed to have you feeling better, both mentally and physically, combined with a food program of delicious, seasonal foods that complement your health needs.

7) Get a great deal! Last, but certainly not least, is our favorite reason for taking a Slovakian spa holiday – you can get a fantastic deal for a break which will leave you well rested, relaxed and rejuvenated, without breaking the bank.

Most people who choose Slovakia as the destination for their wellness holidays do so because its resorts are scenic, inexpensive and rich in natural resources. Seriously, what else do you need for the ultimate relaxing and reinvigorating spa holiday?

About the guest authorTravel writer Dan Aldulescu specializes in finding and reviewing the most popular wellness holidays destinations in Central and Eastern Europe.

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