Here at Spa Week Daily, we love our Hot Mom Spa Squad. They love the spa, and presumably, their kids. But for those having biological trouble joining any sort of Mom Squad, we’ve found a place that can help. This place happens to be rather beautiful.Linda Troeller
The Czech Spa Triangle of Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Marianske Lazne (Marienbad), and Frantiskovy Lazne (Franzensbad), encompasses a stretch of land ripe with natural sources of carbonic mineral water. The spas in this region are maintained by doctors that, in addition to modern medicine, are well studied in baleontology and geology. They understand the mineral content of the various waters that dwell in springs miles beneath the earth’s surface, and their effects on the human body.
In Frantiskovy Lazne, this water has naturally transformed into moor, a type of mud in which minerals from the carbonic water mixed with paleolithic plant matter that existed in the days even before the dinosaur. Over time, it essentially created a pre-historic reduction that possesses a type of positive radiation that helps the body cure itself.
What does this mean for mommies in waiting? Well, see, the process of this fertility treatment come in the form of a tampon-like structure, which inserts the moor mud directly into the vagina. This mud is heavy with FeS2 (pyrite) which when oxidized reduces the pH of moor to 1.6 and promotes natural bacteria and flora growth. This controls and corrects the pH of the vagina, which is typically a source of sterility.
Czech it: they’ve been practicing this therapy since 1827. Before that, the moor mud was used for locomotive problems, but during the early stages of application, they discovered its utility for feminine issues. Not only does it help correct infertility, but it is a PID treatment for any serious vaginal inflammation, and used after bladder and gynecological operations, among other benefits.
This treatment doesn’t just take effect overnight. You really need four weeks for the cure to work; three weeks of treatment, one week of period hiatus. Many treatments are based on a Dr.’s prescription (examination upon arrival, anyway).
The heat of the moor mud is of utmost importance. It stays warm throughout the entire procedure. What really differentiates the mud from the water treatment is heat; 43º C mud feels like 39º water. Water gets too hot to endure at 42º The moor also retains the heat during the procedure, as it helps to vaso-dialate the veins and improve circulation. It also helps to keep Aunt Flow in line.
We stayed at the four star Hotel Pawlik-Isis, where they have the super family-friendly Aquaforum (and the extremely hot-staffed Fitforum). The Aquaforum is a sprawling swim club with a giant pool, fountains, whirlpool and grotto inside, and a huge pool with a water-park-grade water slide outside. Only these pools are filled with mineral water, so it’s healing to swim.Linda Troeller
The Imperial Hotel, also four stars, is more focused on on the medical treatment of infertility. It is there we met with Dr. Jarisoslav Kozma, the gynecologist who introduced us to these fertility treatments and answered our questions about them.
You may be wondering how in the world you’re going to get to these (not-so) remote towns in the Czech Republic (and afford to stay a whole month). Highly understandable question: Which is why the EuroSpaClub is working with Czech Tourism to bring you package deals. Some spas already offer such prices as $415 (EUR 300) per person/week, with room, meals and 3 treatment per day included!
If fertility is not an issue for you, Czech It Out Karlovy Vary, Marianske Lazne (which I’ll be telling you all about shortly!), and other cities have a cure suited just for you.