Comprehensive Medical Spa Treatments
Oct 1, 2011
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5 Top Medical Spa Programs for Chronic Pain, Anti-aging and Wellness
Whether you seek to relieve chronic pain, recuperate from surgery or undergo cosmetic enhancements, medical spas are a great
source for a myriad of treatments that will elevate pain and enhance your well-being.
A medical spa is a combination of a medical office and day spa operated under a physician’s licence and care. By applying medical approach to traditional spas, medical spas focus more on visible results and less on relaxing and pampering treatments. From wellness and prevention programs, to alternative and holistic medicine, medical spas can wise choice for physical, spiritual and psychological healing.
I have provided a brief description of four of the most popular programs found in medical spas, along with some ideal destinations that provide world-class care.
1. Medical Treatment
This type of medical spa is generally a health and rehabilitation center. It treats specific medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and sleep disorders; to name a few. An on-site spa physician will prescribe tailor-made treatments to address specific ailments.
For those interested in Wellness and prevention, many medical spas offer preventative medicine. These locations provide the diagnostic capabilities and expertise of a large hospital in an intimate setting. Wellness and prevention services include weight loss, nutritional counselling, bio-identical hormone treatments, detoxification programs, disease screening and much more
Destinations: United States, Italy, Switzerland, Germany
2. Executive Health Program
In medical spas featuring executive health programs, guest are examined by a team of doctors and given a comprehensive line of tests. With consultations lasting multiple days, examinations are often far more thorough than what a primary care physician would administer.
3. Spirituality Programs
Spas focusing on spirituality generally offer programs and classes on meditation, yoga and spiritual awareness. Care in these facilities addresses the “whole person” and looks at all aspects of one’s well-being – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental and social.
Typical wellness programs include yoga, meditation, acupuncture, Ayuveda, psychological workshops and nutritional programs. Educational workshops are offered on lifestyle improvements and health enhancements through a combination of exercise and healthy eating,
To address brain health, a few spas offer brain training programs and education to help you stay mentally fit. These facilities work with brain research institutes to develop programs to prevent the onset of age-related cognitive disorder. To learn more about these cutting-edge facilities, contact our Care Manager.
Top Destinations: United States, India, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Mauritius, Costa Rica
4. Hydrotherapy – Mineral Springs and Thalassotherapy:
Water has been used medicinally for thousand s of years and involves treatments in many and temperatures to stimulate blood circulation, relieve back pain and treat symptoms of certain diseases.
Spas that provide mineral-based therapies are often located near natural springs whose waters contain dissolved minerals. Dissolved minerals salts and sulphur compounds in the mud are used to treat skin inflammations such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as reduce stiffness and inflammation in joints due to arthritis. Mineral therapies are also help in the recuperation of surgery.
Thalassotherapy use minerals from the sea; common staples include seaweed, algae and seawater. These treatments relieve general aches and pains, relax and distress.
Destinations: Thalassotherapy: Greece, Caribbean, Unite States, Italy, Thailand
Mineral Springs and Thermal Water: United States, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Costa Rica
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5. Cosmetic and Aesthetic Enhancements:
Cosmetic and Aesthetic spas offer medical-grade cosmetic enhancements and treatments that are stronger and more involved. Services include Botox or injectable fillers, anti-aging facials, microdermabrasion, dentistry, dermatology, surgery and other procedures that target the effects of aging.
Destinations: United States, Panama City, Costa Rica.
When considering a medical spa visit – whether it’s for weight-loss or medical treatment– it’s important to consider your goals. Would you like to travel to a destination rich in natural and indigenous healing traditions, or feel more comfortable with a M.D. treating a specific ailments? Many medical spas offer a combination of approaches, and Voyage for Health empowers you to take charge of your health by making it easy to connect with these facilities.