1 Week in Romania – Relax and Tour
The anti-stress program in Covasna
Combine relaxation and touring for a full week in a Carpathian spa resort.
Program 1 (arrival/departure to/from Bucharest)
Bucharest; Covasna spa resort – optional daily trips to Brasov, Bran Castle, Sighisoara, Fortified Churches, old manors and traditional villages in Transylvania, Sinaia – Peles Royal Castle (visit on your way to or from Covasna); Bucharest
Program 2 (arrival/departure to/from Targu Mures)
Targu Mures; Covasna spa resort – optional daily trips to Brasov, Bran Castle, Sighisoara, Fortified Churches, old manors and traditional villages in Transylvania; Targu Mures
Bucharest/Tg.Mures – transfer to Clermont Hotel in Covasna spa resort, dinner and overnight
Full day in Covasna – specialized medical consultation, start the procedures, take in the resort; dinner, overnight in Clermont Hotel/Covasna (B)
DAY 3 – 7
Morning medical procedures. Optional trips. (B)
Transfer from Covasna to the airport in Bucharest/Targu Mures (B).
Suggested optional trips (transportation, English speaking guide assistance and entrance fees included):
-Sighisoara, Europe’s best preserved inhabited medieval citadel, Biertan Fortified Church – from Euro 45.-/pers.
– St. Ana volcanic lake and Bicaz Gorges – from Euro 40.-/pers.
– Harman & Prejmer fortified churches – from Euro 40.-/pers.
– Brasov – city tour including the Black Church and St. Nicholas Church; Bran Castle; and lunch at a native restaurant – from Euro 72.-/pers.
1 Week Relax and Tour – The anti-stress program in Covasna Features:
· Accommodation: 7 night’s at selected 4* Clermont Hotel in Covasna
· Buffet Breakfast daily
· Swimming pool, fitness and sauna entrance
· R/T airport transfers (Bucharest – Covasna SPA – Bucharest or Tg. Mures – Covasna Spa – Bucharest)
· All local taxes (luggage handling is not included)
Price does not include:
· Air tickets, travel insurance, luggage handling, tipping
· Health insurance
· Photo & Video taxes and permissions where necessary
· Any meals and drinks not included in the programme
· Any items of personal belonging such as laundry, mini bar, phone, fax, room service, etc.
Note: – Museums are closed on Mondays
– Peles Castle is closed on Mondays (winter time closed also on Tuesdays)
– The Black Church is closed on Mondays (short program on Sundays)
Treatment at the SPA/Beauty Center is not included.
While visiting Romania, choose a two in one vacation: a relaxation program entwined with trips to tourists sites close to the resort. Covasna is one of Romania’s best spa resorts, situated in Transylvania, the well known land of forests, castles, medieval and ancient citadels, fortresses and marvellous landscapes.
Peles Castle, situated in Sinaia mountain resort, is a masterpiece of German New-Renaissance architecture. Former summer residence of the Royal Family, it is now one of Romania’s most beautiful museums, displaying priceless collections of weaponry, hand woven silk rugs and furniture, ceramics and sculptures.
Sighisoara citadel, built by the Saxons in the 12th Century, rises above the town and is situated in the midst of Transylvania province. Sighisoara, the best preserved inhabited medieval citadel in Europe is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site; pay a visit to the Clock Tower Museum, climb the covered wooden steps to the the Church on the hill, take a peek to Vlad Dracula’s House, where Prince Vlad Tepes “the Impaler”, nicknamed Dracula, was born. The house has been turned into a restaurant and a museum that keep the old atmosphere. Passing through the town’s narrow streets with original architecture, cobbled alleys, steep stairways, secluded squares and towers, is like stepping back in time.
A great tip: if you ever come to Romania in August, don’t miss the famous “Medieval Art and Theatre Festival” taking place in Sighisoara, where arts and crafts blend with rock music and stage plays.
Brasov is a medieval trading centre, the second largest city in Romania, strategically situated at the meeting point of the three Romanian principalities: Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania. You may visit the Black Church, so called because of a 1689 fire; drive slowly to old Schei District of Brasov, to visit St. Nicolas of Schei Church, built between 1518-1598, where you can see actual 16th century books and documents of great value, as well as the first printing machines.
Bran Castle, widely known as Dracula’s Castle, built at the beginning of the 13th century by Knight Dietrich of the Teutonic Order. Mainly used as a fortress, to protect the commercial route to Transylvania, then used by the Royal Family, it was later on turned into a museum and opened to visitors.
Leaving Covasna, passing through beautiful old Saxon villages, arrive at Prejmer fortified church, the biggest fortified church in Southeast Europe, built in the 14th century. Inside its walls there is a church, but the main attraction here is the honeycomb like inner wall. Next follows Harman Fortress; the powerful peasant fortress in Harman was built around a former basilica, recorded for the first time in a royal document dating from around 1420.
Clermont Health Center
Covasna – the resort of the 1000 health springs
Covasna is situated at the bottom of the western slopeof the eastern Carpathians, at an altitude of 564 m. Skirting a richly timbered area, Covasna has a climate peculiar to a depression closed in by mountains, with cool summers and cold winters. The resort is sheltered against strong currents and winds because of the wooded heights around it. The mountain breeze is very well felt, as a result of the differences of temperature and atmospheric pressure between the mountains and the depression.
The carbo-gaseous, bicarbonated, chlorurated, sodice, feruginous mineral waters and the therapeutic mofette gas are the results of post-volcanic manifestations and through their therapeutic features they make Covasna a resort of European value, focused mainly on the treatment of cardiovascular damages throughout the year. The high CO2 concentrations (up to 98%) places mofettes in Covasna first in Europe, exceeding by 24 % – 34 % the CO2 concentration of gases in Grota di Cani – Italy, one of the most renowned Europe-wide.
The characteristics of gas emanations, the high number of sources, the overall flowrate, their association with mineral waters and the position in a natural and climate environment with important therapeutic effects, create an outstanding balneal potential, not used to the fullest.
Clermont Health Center
An integrated part of CLERMONT**** Hotel, inaugurated in November 2007, the Health Center represents the main element of this hotel complex due to the state-of-the-art facilities, the quality of the services provided as well as the qualified personnel. The Wellness & Spa offer addresses both the domestic and foreign markets.
Facilities and services
Clermont Health Center offers the following facilities and services:
- State-of-the-art, computerized electrotherapy equipment which produces low, medium and high frequency currents as well as low frequency electromagnetic fields. In electrotherapy the electric power in physiological doses is used and it has a positive action on the human body without endangering the body’s bio-umoral balance state;
- Medical manual massage room;
- Medical gym where the following can be done: kynetotherapy with devices, kynetotherapy on small groups of injuries or individual, recovery kynetotherapy to recover the diminished or lost functions after certain diseases;
- The hydrotherapy section equipped with:
– Tubs for carbogasesous water baths with a high content of carbonic gas, dissolved carbonic acid and CO2 bubbles which form a delicate thermo-isolating film on the tegument placed in the tub when it comes into contact with the water. Through microtactile stimuli they increase blood circulation, lead to active vasodilatation which improves peripheral circulation – it has a ‘digitalic’ effect on the heart through the economic involvement of the heart without any energetic burdens. It is done at a temperature of 31 – 35 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes, body fully or partially submerged;
– Multifunctional tubs with the possibility of having a Jacuzzi bath, aroma hydrotherapy with an addition of different plant substances for relaxing purposes or underwater shower with general relaxing effects, through the deeply muscular massage of the water jet at a pressure of 1 – 1.5 atmospheres;
- The natural mofette.
What it treats (indications, contra-indications)
In the Clermont Hotel Health Center one can undergo relaxation and rest treatments as well as preventive, curative or functional recovery treatments after certain injuries.
The Health Center focuses on two types of services:
− replenishing the body (wellness) through procedures aimed at the body’s general relaxation, improving the general state of health, fighting sedentarism, re-balancing the general muscular tonus, encouraging practicing a sport, balancing the nervous system, eliminating the physical and mental discomfort generated by daily stress factors, restoring the awake-asleep and rest-effort biorhythms, training adjustment functions for fighting stress, inducing the state of wellness.
It addresses people of different ages, with physical or mental discomfort symptoms, fatigue sensation, irascibility, and reduced professional efficiency, with jobs that are demanding for the neuro-psychic system, with perturbations of the awake-asleep and rest-effort biorhythms.
Besides the undergone procedures, the following are also taken into account: the education regarding the harmful effect of smoking and alcohol use, rational alimentation, exercise in open-air.
− Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular damages, rheumatic damages, but other damages as well.
Therapeutic indications of the natural factors in Covasna area
a) arthropathy obliterans of the inferior limbs in stages I and II. Those with clear surgical indication are excluded
b) Bűrger thromboangiitis
- Chronic ischemic cardiopathy
a) sequels within minimum 6 months after the myocardial infarction after the acute episode, without rhythm affection, without unstable angor, balanced from a hemodynamic point of view
b) stable pectoral angina, angina of effort (under medicated treatment)
- Arterial hypertension stages I and II – under medical surveillance without associated diseases that would contra-indicate the treatment with natural factors
- Venous affections: sequels after superficial or profound thrombophlebite
a) rheumatismal valvulopathies without hemodynamic clinical affections
b) operated valvulopathies without clinic and hemodynamic trepidations 3 months after the operation, endorsed by the
- Sequels after cerebral vascular accidents at the patients balanced from a cardiovascular point of view, endorsed by the neurologist
_ Diseases of the locomotive system
a) articular and abarticular affections of degenerative type and arthrosis type
b) degenerative affections of the spinal vertebra – spondylosis
c) chronic inflammatory articular or spinal vertebra diseases – only in the summer season and with normal biological samples
d) rheumatism outbreaks (after calming the outbreak)
_ Endocrine diseases, generally hypofunctional
_ Nutrition diseases: diabetes, obesity, gout
_ Diseases of the peripheral nervous system: radiculopathies, polyneuritis , post trauma sequels of peripheral nerves
Contra-indications of the balneal-physical treatment:
a) general contra-indications: febrile acute damages, infectious diseases, venereal diseases in contagious stage, pathogen germ bearers, malign or benign tumors with a known potential of malignization, any type of hemorrhage, normal pregnancy over 3 months, epilepsy, system diseases, manifested chronic psychopathy, dermatological diseases with a potential to become contagious or with big unaesthetic lesions, manifested cardiac renal or hepatic insufficiency, patients who are incapable of self-service.
b) specific contra-indications: myocardial infarction with severe evolution in acute phase, ischemic cardiopathies with frequent seizures, unpainful cardiopathies with major rhythm or conducting affections, insufficiency, valvulopathies with cardiac insufficiency signs or recent thrombotic accidents, arterial hypertension in stage III or HTA with complications, cerebral atherosclerosis with psychic and behavior affections, cerebral thrombotic accidents with important neurological sequels.
Mofette and mineral water baths
Mofettes are gas resulting from post-volcanic emanations in the Carpathian curved area, of which 95 – 98 % of carbon dioxide is used as a therapeutic factor. The mofettes in this area are unique Europe and worldwide. Alongside carbon dioxide, mofette gas also includes other gases of volcanic emanation: ammonia, sulphur etc, as well as helium and radon in small quantities leading to the pulverization of CO2 molecules increasing its penetration power. Carbon dioxide alone is not appropriate for life, but used for therapy purposes, its absorption at tegument level brings about great benefits to blood circulation through peripheral and systemic vasodilatation.
The natural mofette rings about an increase in blood flow through the penetration of CO2 through the skin both through the tegument and muscles. Its action is direct onto the smooth muscle mass of blood vessels, especially onto very small vessels (arterioles), an action considered superior to peripheral vasodilatation medicines. The procedure is done standing, for the lower part of the body for 5-20 minutes progressively.
As it is heavier, carbon dioxide forms a blanket in the lower part of the mofette – an area where the lower half of the torso is, and it has a benefic action. The much lower concentration of CO2 in the upper layers of mofette gases stimulate breath, therefore the transport of oxygen to the tissues, including the brain, increasing intellectual performance.
Clermont Health Center also uses another natural factor in the area – carbogaseous mineral water or carbon dioxide bath – the mineral water has a high content of dissolved carbonic gas.
The mineral water bath combines the effect of the thermal factor with that of the chemical one and the water hydrostatic pressure. The CO2 slowly descends onto the tegument forming a CO2 bubble film causing active vasodilatation through the microtactile stimulation of the submerged tegument.
Combining the same CO2 therapy factor as mofette and bath leads to an accumulated effect of vasodilatation. This means better feeding of the tissue and cells, faster processing of normal or pathological metabolic waste and its transport to the specialized organs to be processed and eliminated, thus reducing the inflammatory process and making metabolic processes normal at the level of organs, tissues and cells.
Should the CO2 bath or mofette have contra indications, they may be replaced by other electrical procedures with a similar effect, explaining the patient the reasons why the said treatments cannot be prescribed.