Recently many people have experienced post-Covid-19 symptoms. These symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, chest pain, or a change in exercise tolerance in combination with fatigue syndrome. The importance of medical rehabilitation is increasing with the aim of a faster return to normal life. The added value of treatment in natural health spas is the holistic approach of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals using not only balneology and climatic conditions suitable for treatment, but also physiotherapy, physical medical treatments, healthy nutrition, guest education about healthy life style, availability of light sports activities under professional guidance.
The Respiratory Recovery Program at Ensana health spas is designed to slow down and minimize progression of the debilitating symptoms of lung disease by combining exercise with education. Retraining how we breathe improves breathing activity and helps to regain lung capacity resulting in improved blood oxygen saturation levels. The program includes a series of treatments and exercises which help guests to ‘learn’ a healthy breathing pattern. Treatments include local spa signature treatments, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, massages, inhalation therapy, oxygen therapy and exercise aimed at practicing proper breathing in combination with regular, brisk 30-minute walks. The synergy of linking these treatments aims to restore lung capacity and blood oxygen saturation levels. Restored lung capacity makes breathing easier, strengthens the health of the lungs and brings improved quality of life. Salt cave treatments (available in selected Ensana hotels) can also help with respiratory conditions. All Ensana hotels are in unique locations, surrounded by pure nature. Spending time between the treatments in fresh air, surrounded by forests, lakes and rivers, increases energy levels.