Radon, heat and high humidity – for over 60 years, visitors have been using the unique climate in the Gastein Heilstollen to boost their immune system in a completely natural way, to activate the body's self-healing powers and to relieve pain.
2.5 kilometres inside the Radhausberg, there is a healing climate that is unique in the world and was only discovered by chance during excavation work in the 1940s. Today, guests take a train into the mountain's interior to soak up the stimulating climate in the natural radon tunnel: Radon radiation, 37 to 41.5° C heat and 75 to 100 % humidity. Therapy with healing gallery entrances is particularly helpful for chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system, the respiratory tract and the skin. In many cases, the treatments lead to a significant increase in quality of life, savings on medication and natural pain relief that lasts for up to 9 months. There are also introductory offers for those interested.
Before the first entry, each guest receives a medical check-up. A train then takes to one of the five stations, which differ in terms of the intensity of the climate. A therapy unit lasts 60 minutes. In addition to heat and humidity, mild alpha radiation acts on the body inside the mountain, stimulating the repair function of the cells and sending out anti-inflammatory messenger substances. In order to achieve long-lasting pain relief and stabilisation of the immune system, 8-12 units are usually recommended.
On average, radon therapy reduces pain associated with rheumatic complaints by nine months. This is confirmed by various research, including the ImuRa study (international, multi-centered radon study) by Annegret and Thomas Franke, published in scientific journals including Rheumatology International.
Since 1946, the effect of the Gastein Heilstollen has been continuously scientifically investigated. Even a separate research institute for the region deals with radon therapy. You can find more information on scientific investigations and studies here.
The healling gallery is particularly effective for rheumatic-inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal system and for respiratory and skin complaints. The therapy is recognised by Austrian, German and South Tyrolean health insurance companies and therefore the costs are also covered if there is medical justification. The recommended duration of treatment is usually two to four weeks with three to four visits to the healing galleries per week.
Test the effect for yourself with a test drive into the Gastein healing gallery, please contact us in advance: +43 6434 3753 0