Priessnitzovy lázně - Jeseník
The existence and the subsequent prominence of Priessnitz Medical Spa plc is something for which the spa is deeply indebted to Vincenz Priessnitz. (1799 – 1851).
In 1822, his house was completely refurbished, which had originally been a wooden building. Transformed into a stone structure, it boasted more space and rooms especially designed for healing, making it the world’s first hydrotherapy institute. Vincenz Priessnitz, the Württemberg government decided to establish in their country a sanatorium adhering to the Priessnitz model, requesting testimonials from the royal court in Vienna. Based on these, a license to operate the spa on a permanent basis was finally issued in 1837.
Priessnitz Medical Spa is located in a truly beautiful part of the world. Based on the side of a hill that forms the eastern edge of the Rychlebske hory mountains, it is situated about 2 km from the town of Jesenik at an average altitude of 620 metres. The dramatic landscape makes it a most suitable place for treating the upper and lower respiratory tract, as well as addressing disorders within the circulatory and nervous system, including the autonomic nerves. The resort benefits from a favourable climate, meaning guests can visit whatever the season. The health resort offers a rather cool climate moving in from the north air current of the Baltic Sea, escaping harmful emissions. From the south, west and south-east, Hrubý Jeseník, Rychlebské hory and the Zlatohorská vrchovina, it is protecte against emissions. In general, a lower level of allergens in the atmosphere subsequently has an influence on the presence of negatively charged lone molecules. Recent systematic analyse have proven the presence of several trace elements, Essentials in order for the body to develop and function properly. The change in environment for individuals to new healthy surroundings not only influences their psychological state but primarily their overall state of health.