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Grand Park Hotel Bad Hofgastein introduces FX Mayr programme

5th April 2012 Print

If you are after serious detox results, it is often easier to do so away from home, and where better than in the luxurious surroundings of Austria's Grand Park Hotel Bad Hofgastein.  Popularly known as the 'Health Valley' of Austria, the Gastein Valley is situated at the foot of the Hohe Tauern National Park, an area of outstanding beauty, 50 minutes from Salzburg.

In an exciting new development, Austria's leading luxury destination spa, The Grand Park Hotel Bad Hofgastein, is offering guests the famous FX Mayr Cure.   The 'Detox Classic' Weeks run from May to August inclusive and are directed by the leading FX Mayr specialist, Dr. Bodo Werner.

On the Scientific Advisory board of the International Society of Mayr Physicians, Dr. Bodo Werner is internationally respected as a leading expert on the FX Mayr Method and is also qualified in Natural Therapy, Neural Therapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine.

Prices start from €1463 per person, and include:

7 nights accommodation in a double room based on two sharing
Individually prescribed diet programme
A medical consultation and examination both at the beginning and at the end of treatment
Two specialist FX Mayr abdominal massages
Two detox baths
Two half body massages
A 25-minute sea salt body scrub
A detoxifying hay flower pack

Medication and nutritional supplements are extra, as are any additional treatments prescribed by the doctor.  For optimum results, guests are encouraged to detox for a minimum two to three week period.

Based on the teachings and intensive medical care developed by Dr Franz Xaver Mayr, The FX Mayr Cure centres on the belief that malfunctioning intestines are the cause of most physical and emotional disorders.   Much of our immune system is located in the bowel and an unhappy bowel not only overloads the liver but can also lead to skin problems, inflammatory diseases, joint pain, food allergies and intolerances, low energy, weight problems and depression.

Using special diagnostic methods, The FX Mayr Cure entails individual dietary plans supplemented by exercise, Nordic walking, relaxation, hydrotherapy, specialist massages, sea salt body scrubs, and hay packs.

The programmes vary from healing fasts to mild elimination diets to purify the intestines.  There is a restricted diet, with spelt bread, sheep's yoghurt, herbal teas and vegetable soups among the core ingredients.  A monotonous but balanced diet lightens the load for the digestive system so that the body is able to regenerate.  Chewing food properly also makes lighter work and this is what the diet is designed to encourage, in addition to promoting long-term healthy eating practices and re-alkalinging the body (an overly-acidic body being associated with disease).  

Guests taking part in the FX Mayr programme will also have the opportunity to boost their immune system in the famous Gastein Healing Caves and the thermal springs which flow into the Grand Spa's indoor swimming pool.  Gentle exercise is encouraged and Grand Park Hotel Bad Hofgastein offers a wide range of Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, gymnastics and water-based exercise classes.  It also encourages Nordic Walking and embracing the outdoors.   For guests of spa-goers, The Hohe Tauern National Park is a veritable adventure playground and offers more physically-challenging pursuits including mountain biking, rafting, paragliding, hiking, mountaineering and rock climbing.

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