SANATORIUM MARCONI AT BUSKO-ZDRÓJ
This sanatorium has a 160 year tradition in successfully
curing diseases of the locomotive system
(skeleton, joints, muscles, mobility) which
usually have a rheumatic background; offering diagnostics
and treatment of osteoporosis, lumbago, arthritis,
discopathy, neurological disabilities, conditions after accidents,
after orthopedic operations, after strokes, myocardial infarcions,
coronary angioplasty and patients with arterial
hypertension. Allergies, psoriasis,
its variations and other skin problems are
also treated at Busko-Zdrój - the percentage of recoveries
is extremely high.
Important! The balneological treatment
is not recommended in case of: cardiac failure, infectious
diseases, neoplastics, venereal and parasite diseases, tuberculosis,
psychosis and diseases in an acute condition.
Busko-Zdrój is situated in Swietokrzyska Province (50km
south of Kielce, capital of the province, 80km north of Cracow
and 220km south-east of Warsaw) in a broad and picturesque
valley of the Nida river, called Ponidzie. Within 50km there
is no industry. Natural springs of healing waters, ecologically
sound environment, pleasant and mild climate with most days
of sunshine a year in Poland warrant rapid and complete recovery.
Sulphide springs (unique for Busko-Zdrój)
combine the features of iodide and bromide mineral water and
the products of sulphur reduction in gypsum deposits. The
curative process begins when bivalent sulphur is absorbed
from the skin, respiratory system, digestive tract and female
reproductive organs. This initiates a chain of biochemical
reactions, antiphlogistic and antidotal processes. Suggested
treatment includes baths, washing the mouth, irrigation and
drinking. Among the beneficial effects, the most significant
ones have proved to be the reduction of the sugar and cholesterol
level in blood, alleviation of swelling, pain relief and improvement
of motor activity of the joints. We have also observed a rejuvenating
effect of the sulphide water.
Iodide and bromide mineral water (2,2% concentration
of dissolved solid substance) has its source in deep mineral
deposits formed on the sea bottom in the Miocene epoch from
10 to 25 million years ago. It contains some important trace
elements, mainly natrium, potassium, magnesium, selenium,
iodine and iron, believed to be a critical factor in physiological
processes. Taking baths in it, you will increase your antiviral
immunity, strengthen your nervous system, improve your peripheral
circulation and heart efficiency.
Therapeutic mud is a highly organic soil formed through
a natural process used in treatment (poultice or tampon)
of rheumatic disorders and diseases peculiar to women,
especially of the reproductive organs.
Additionally to treatment with natural resources
of the sanatorium, up-to-date methods and techniques of physiotherapy
are very important (this sanatorium offers 45 kinds of treatments).
This includes a wide range of remedial gymnastics, massages,
inhalations and physiotherapeutic techniques (such as light
and heat therapy, electrotherapy, phototherapy, etc).
ACCOMODATION AND ROOM RATES
Single and double rooms with bath. Most rooms are suitable
for disabled persons.
Included in daily room rates: full board (3 meals per day),
medical care (doctors and nurses), 3 medical treatments plus
curative gymnastics. No treatments on Sundays.
Please bring your current medical record, if available.
Room rates per day in 2012
Price per person per day
13 days or more
13 days or more
Price / Season
15 APR – 14 OCT
15 OCT – 14 APR
Single room with bath
Double room with bath
Suite occupied by one person
|Suite occupied by two persons
pays PLN 138 per day)
Approximate exchange rate: 1 Euro = 4,3 PLN
Check current exchange rate
Full board – three meals per day.
The food served in the dining halls is based on traditional
Polish cuisine.Special diets are available on request.
A wide range of treatments is available – 45 in all.
Sulfide waters used here for baths come from natural springs
in the environs of Busko-Zdrój. Saline sulfide-sulphuretted
hydrogen waters also contain a lot of other microelements.
Sulfide ion is their crucial active factor which is easily
absorbed into the blood stream through the skin and reaches
all the tissues of the system, prevents tissues from being
destroyed by inflammatory conditions, stops blood vessels
from being injured and lowers blood coagulability. Sulfide
baths have regenerative effects on connective tissue, which
favors the treatment of rheumatic diseases, deforming osteoarthrosis
and atheromatosis. They also have detoxifying effects in,
for example, lead poisoning.
The qualities of the local sulfide waters are verified by
the results of scientific research and bring the resort into
the foreground of the world spas. From the investigations
done by the Department of Clinic Pharmacology in the Collegium
Medicum of the Jagiellonian University of Cracow, Poland,
it follows that sulfide water used in drinking treatment has
a very favourable effect on disturbances of fat balance (lowers
the levels of sugar, cholesterol, LDL fractions of cholesterol
Iodide-bromide water containing iodine and selenium is used
in some diseases of the circulatory system and the nervous
system. Selenium present in the water is indispensable to
the health of the heart muscle and blood vessels, counteracts
neoplasia and enhances the immune system.
Carbon dioxide bath
This bath water is a mixture of water with such a quantity
of carbon dioxide that the bath water reaches temperatures
of 32 to 34C. Carbon dioxide present in the water comes out
as gas bubbles on the skin and causes a great many changes
in the system by dilating arterial and venous capillaries,
which results in lowering blood pressure. A CO2 bath also
has soothing and relaxing effects.
It is used in circulatory failure, post-inflammation of the
heart muscle treatment, myocardiac degeneration, obesity and
Used to treat patients who can not take a regular bath for
medical reasons, by immersing their upper and lower limbs
in sulfide water.
Massaging the body immersed in the water with lots of air
bubbles. It has strong relaxing and antidepressing effects,
controls the flow of primary oxygen through the skin, dilates
capillaries, inhibits varication, helps to combat cellulite
accumulation, smoothes out wrinkles, adds a softer and smoother
shine to the skin, enhances the nourishment and metabolism
of tissues, stimulates the activity of joints and relieves
tension and tired muscles.
Ozone has bactericidal and fungicidal effect and facilitates
metabolism. Also prevents respiratory and digestive disorders.
Recommended for relieving muscular tension (of the transversospinal
system in discopathy in particular) and used in back pains.
Different massages – a hand massage, a partial rotational
massage,and complete massage with a mechanical effect on the
tissues, contributing to a faster flow of body fluids, which
improves the efficiency of the whole system or its specific
Vibratory massage (Aquavibron)
A massage based on the local application of a vibratory rubber
membrane which is powered by the water flowing through the
system of rubber pipes. Application: rehabilitation of the
locomotor organ, neuralgias, backbone degeneration, etc.
It is a regenerative procedure for sportsmen and working people
and also a regeneration procedure which improves the blood
supply to the skin and muscles as well as the skin elasticity.
Used as relaxing and regenerative procedure which acts as
a pain and tension reliever as well as a stimulant.
Mechanical massage hydro-jet
A waterbed massage of the whole body with regenerative, relaxing
and soothing effects. It causes beneficial changes in the
metabolism of muscular cells and gives a feeling of psychological
comfort. A rehabilitation massage is used in disorders of
degenerated joints and the backbone and in the rehabilitation
of the muscular system.
A therapeutic massage is recommended in syndromes of backbone
pains resulting from overloading the bones and joints and
Designed for the therapy with a pulsating magnetic field of
low frequency which steadily penetrates through all parts
of the body. It relieves pains, prevents inflammatory conditions
and relaxes sore muscles. It has beneficial effect on treating
bone fractures, damaged ligaments, injuries of tendons, bruises,
dislocations, sprains, neuralgias, neuromas and phantom limb
Apparatuses designed for physicotherapeutic procedures (magnetostimulation)
with the use of a magnetic field affecting the whole body
or its specific parts. It improves the peripheral circulation,
affects the regeneration of soft tissues, speeds up the cicatrisation
of wounds and bone fractures and is beneficial in degenerative
The essence of the effect of laser infrared radiation on the
system is to convey energy of increased intensity to tissues
deep inside the human body which are out of reach of ordinary
physical agents. Thanks to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory,
antiedematous, bioregenerative and cicatrizant action, a laser
is used in, among others, sports rheumatology, dentistry,
dermatology and medical cosmetics.
Are alternating currents of medium frequency. They are applied
by four electrodes put to the patient’s body in such
a way that they form two intersecting electric circuits. As
a result of interference a curative stimulus occurs within
a specific area of the patient’s body.
The currents have analgesic effects, stimulate the peripheral
circulation, nutritional processes and metabolism of tissues.
They relieve the tension of the sympathetic nervous system
and are used in neuralgias, polyncuropatia, algesic syndroms
of degenerative diseases of the backbone and disorders of
the peripheral circulation.
Impulse currents mostly used in protracted analgesic therapy
and neuralgias, polyncuropatia, algesic syndromes of degenerative
diseases of the backbone, disorders of the peripheral circulation
and to stimulate skeletal muscles.
Stimulation by Kotz or Russian stimulation, is used to build
up the strength of muscles and develop musculature.
An electrostimulator of high electrotherapeutic efficiency.
Modulated impulse currents of medium frequency are capable
of stimulating neuromuscular structures. They are felt by
the patients as pleasing vibrations.
Modulated currents formed by imposing a harmonic current on
a galvanic current. They are mostly recommended to obtain
analgesic action and to relieve the muscle tension.
A way of introducing ions and molecules of drugs into the
system through the skin and mucous membrane under the influence
of direct current. According to the drug used, it is likely
to improve innervation, to obtain hypesthesia and increase
the calcareous infiltration of the skeleton. It also shows
An electrotherapeutic procedure which consists of a passage
of direct current through the treated parts of the body. It
is used in neuralgias, pains caused by backbone degenerative
changes and disturbances of the peripheral circulation.
A rectangular impulse current of constant parameters: time
per impulse 2ms and interval time 5 ms. Current UR is of remarkable
advantage to the therapy of pains caused by backbone disorders,
of neurology with spastic component and of diseases of peripheral
Improve blood supply, show analgesic action, soothe muscular
tension, stretch and contract tissues in micromassage.
Exposure to polarized light of Bioptron lamp is of profit
to the system. Inflammations disappear, pains are relieved
and the circulation and the immune system is stimulated. The
therapy with Bioptron light is effective in healing skin diseases
and disorders of the locomotor system (rheumatism, sports
Infrared radiation is employed here. This radiation penetrates
the tissues and causes the congestion of tissues as well as
it prevents the possible undesirable skin reactions caused
by ultraviolet rays. This lamp emits UV type B that is inevitable
in converting carotene into vitamin D3 and in immunological
processes of the system.
The thermal factor causes both the surface and the deep congestion
of tissues. The application is the same as in moor mud procedures.
Treatment at extremely low temperatures. It consists in lowering
the temperature of tissues by nitrogen vapours refrigerated
to –180 degrees C.
A procedure takes 1 to 3 minutes. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory
effects, combats tissue swelling and improves the movability
The oldest way of regenerating the body and its stamina which
consists in heating and cooling it in turns. Application:
susceptibility to infections, a predisposition to colds, chronic
bronchitis, idiopathic hypertension at its first stages, low
blood pressure, disorders of capillary circulation (cold hands,
feet), arthrosis, non-inflamatory disorders of the backbone,
disturbances of metabolism, obesity, diabetes, chronic rheumatic
diseases, post-traumatic states of the locomotor organ, gynecopathy.
Three medical treatments plus curative gymnastics are included
in price per day – as recommended by the doctor.
Important! In order for treatments to really
“catch on” and show durable positive results you
feel and see long after you return home, your stay should
preferably take at least 14 days.
Please be prepared to pay PLN 3 per day to the
reception – standard registration fee.
Hydromassage, solarium, Jacuzzi in suites, lift.
Concert hall with its Spa Chamber Orchestra and famous singers
produce a calming effect on the audience. This Orchestra,
considered the best spa orchestra in Poland, has animated
the local cultural scene for 56 years providing visitors with
impressions to remember.
Bus station 40m.
Excursions, dances, walks in historic parks.
Excellent local mineral water "Buskowianka".