Just like Germany, Austria has a long tradition of health spas. There are a number of wellness hotels, health resorts and luxury hotels with wellness and spa facilities in Austria offering wellness packages of the highest standard. Besides the high service levels and quality wellness facilities, the clear mountain air, handmade regional produce and established traditions are what make a wellness holiday to Austria special. Explore the unspoiled nature, pure tranquillity, the mountains and the thing we crave most in our hectic lives: time to yourself. In Austria, you can walk along the grass plains with blossoming plants and flowers. Or head off on an adventure along winding paths. Ride by spectacular gorges on a mountain bike. Enjoy breath-taking views. Austria has a number of typical local treatments, such as herbal compress massages using special herbs from the Alps, steam, hay and molke (whey) baths, and not forgetting Kneipp treatments. What’s so great about Austria? You get to combine wellness with sports such as skiing, langlaufen and golf. Austria also offers professional spa programmes in specialist fields such as Ayurveda, Dr. Mayr or Modern Mayr detox programmes. Health holidays, anti-stress breaks and burn-out prevention holidays in Austria are also available through Puurenkuur.
Austria has plenty to offer in terms of health and wellness holidays. Below are the various options:
Austria has over 100 health resorts and thermal baths that will help relax you in various ways – both physically and mentally. Austrians take wellness holidays very seriously: there’s no single other country in the world that boasts a higher density of 4 and 5* luxury spa hotels.
In every region in Austria, there are various types of wellness hotels with special wellness offerings – there’s something for everyone.
A wellness holiday in Austria is perfect for anyone looking for peace in both mind and body. There are many luxury spa hotels to choose from in Tyrol, Salzburg of Carinthia. Austria is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, where anyone looking for a wellness holiday is sure to find their perfect trip.
More and more people are seeking out rest and relaxation during their free time to compensate for the everyday stresses and strains of life. Chronic complaints can also be treated. A cure programme is a medical treatment programme to address and promote health. Natural remedies are used according to centuries’ old traditions in for example, Ayurveda, Kneipp therapy or Dr. Mayr detoxes.
Whether you’re looking for a sauna or spa in nature for complete stillness, or prefer a city where you can enjoy a sauna or perhaps a private jacuzzi in the evening, Puurenkuur has the ideal holiday for any interest. Luxury wellness hotels with wellness facilities come in many shapes and sizes! We even offer a number of hotels where you can enjoy the town and the country at once. Feel free to contact one of our wellness specialists to find your ideal wellness hotel in Austria.
Tyrol is the first place that comes to mind when you hear the word Austria. More than any other Austrian state, Tyrol boasts spectacular Alps, deep valleys, green pastures and romantic villages. Enjoy long walks and bike rides during the summer months and winter sports in the winter. Puurenkuur offers (specialist) health and wellness hotels in Tyrol. Some offer authentic Ayurveda treatments and Ayurveda programmes whilst others specialise in the Dr. Mayr detox method. Most wellness hotels and health resorts in Austria include extensive spas and some even have thermal springs. A wellness holiday in Tyrol will quite literally give you some breathing space!
With 127,000 inhabitants, Innsbruck represents Tyrol’s main city. Unlike other Austrian cities – such as Vienna, Linz and Graz – Innsbruck is situated in the middle of the Alps. Besides the surrounding mountains, Innsbruck city centre has plenty of cultural highlights for holiday-goers to enjoy. The best known of these being the Goldenes Dach, built in 1500 on the occasion of the Emperor’s wedding. Other great attractions include the Helblinghaus with its rococo façade, the Rathaus dating from 1358 and the Hofburg, once one of the most important residences of the Habsburgers, now a museum.
Dr. Mayr detox
A detox isn’t just a juice cleanse. An alternative detox holiday is a Modern Mayr concept detox holiday. A Dr. Mayr detox holiday involves an intensive cleanse of the digestive system. The Mayr method regards the colon as the roots of the body, and traces illness back to issues of the digestive tract. A cure involves a specific Mayr diet, physical exercise and relaxation.
Dr. Mayr theory: detox through colon cleansing
Dr. Mayr, the inventor of the Mayr cure, believed that accumulated toxins in the colon cause disease and premature ageing. He believed that thorough cleansing of the digestive tract significantly enhances our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Dr. Gartner, Dr. Mayr practitioner at Park Igls (Austria), provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Dr Mayr detox cure. By means of an individualised diet and drinking large amounts of water, toxins that have come stuck in the tissue get released into the bloodstream to be eliminated. A special abdominal massage, unique to the Dr. Mayr method, is used to facilitate this. Performed by a specialist doctor, these treatments release even the most deep-rooted of toxins found in the digestive system.
Besides cleansing, relieving the digestive system is another important element of the cure. Reducing the production of new toxins gives the system a break, allowing it to regain balance. A third and essential element is learning to eat differently. I always say: ‘When and how we eat matters more than what we eat.’ We show our guests how to chew and swallow correctly – slowly and intensely – and how they can pay attention to the preparation and presentation of their food. Because that actually promotes good digestion!
The final piece of the cure is exercise. Whilst the traditional Dr. Mayr cure did not include exercise, today’s detox breaks and the modern method work off the premise that physical exercise leads to overall fitness and vitality. That’s why a variety of activities are available on a Mayr detox cure.”
Ayurveda retreats in Europe
Are India and Sri Lanka too far for you? No problem. Ayurveda is on-trend! That’s why more and more European spa & wellness hotels are offering Ayurveda retreats with individualised treatments, a dosha-specific diet and daily yoga and meditation.
Thermal baths do wonders for one’s health. Indeed - there’s good reason why the Romans took the plunge for treating all kinds of complaints and ailments. The water comes from deep down in the earth, rising to the surface purified and enriched with minerals. The specific minerals the water contains depends on the composition of the ground. As such, each hot spring has different healing properties. There are those that ease rheumatism, pain and skin conditions. Others still help with inflammation and complaints of the digestive or nervous system. Many health resorts also use the thermal waters in the therapies they offer. This creates the opportunity for you to combine a relaxing wellness holiday with optimising your wellbeing and the preventative treatment of physical ailments.
What is a wellness holiday with thermal baths? Thermal water can be used therapeutically in various ways. The spa at the health or wellness resort may use the waters as part of a water cure. In this application, the minerals are absorbed by the skin. Other treatments revolve around inhalation, whereby the healing components are breathed in. There are also drinking cures for internal healing. You may notice the results after just a few days, or it may take longer. Whatever the case, the beneficial and relaxing effects of the thermal waters will not escape you. When combined with other delights – such as delicious food, luxury, service and rest – a spa holiday with thermal baths makes for the ultimate wellness holiday.
Check out the overview of luxury wellness hotels, spas, saunas and health resorts with thermal baths or mineral springs. Want to find out more? Get in touch – we’d be delighted to chat through the options with you.