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Gasteiner Heilstollen

Health center for radon therapy

Airport: Salzburg 100 km
Train station: 5,5 km


Heilstollenstraße 19, 5645 Bad Gastein | +43 6434 37530

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The Gasteiner Heilstollen is situated 100km in the south of Salzburg, in Gastein Valley. Travel to an from the Gasteiner Heilstollen is possible by private vehicle (plenty of parking available), shuttle service or by public bus.


Unique worldwide

The aim of the therapy is to activate your body's own natural ability ti heal itself. Pain alleviation, exercise and movement, lifestyle, self-management and medical competence are the five pillars on which a holistic therapeutic concept is based. The Heilstollen treatment (a combination of mild over-heating, known as hyperthermia, and radon therapy) lies at the heart of this concept. Depending on the scale and severity of your condition, you will require around 8 – 12 sessions in the Heilstollen over the course of 2 – 3 weeks. In patients with less severe conditions, it is possible to achieve benefits with even fewer sessions. By means of regular repetition of the Heilstollen treatment, you will be able to benefit from the positive effects of: pain alleviation, reduction in need for medication, stabilization of the immune system, reduction of inflammation.

Scienttifically proven effectiveness

Several controlled research studies in patients with ankylosing spondylitis have shown that patients experience reduced pain for up to 9 months and have less need for medication for up to 1 year after their Heilstollen treatment, when the Heilstollen is integrated into a combined treatment program. Through regular repetition of healing gallery therapy, the need for painkillers is reduced reduced long-term, and the patient’s quality of life is significantly improved.

How the Gastein Heilstollen treatment works

After being absorbed through the lungs and skin, the noble gas radon is rapidly dispersed throughout the body, and its decomposition products are deposited on the skin. Mild alpha radiation is emitted. This stimulates the body’s cell repair mechanism and reduces the number of free radicals, also activating the healing and anti-inflammatory cell messenger TGF-beta (an antagonist of the cytokine TNF-alpha). As a result, there is a reduction in the migration of inflammatory cells through the vessel walls. These processes help prevent chronic inflammations and allergies, thus bringing about an immunological balance. As to the radon itself, only half of it remains in the body after 20 – 30 minutes, and it is completely eliminated from the body after 3 hours.

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Radon Therapy - for natural pain relief

Radon Therapy - for natural pain relief

Pain relief with a unique combination of high humidity, heat, and radon

90 percent of the patients benefit from hyperthermal radon treatment. It activates the body‘s own cell messengers, which promote healing and reduce inflammation, with long-lasting effects. It has been shown that patients with diseases of the locomotor apparatus (such as ankylosing spondylitis) can expect pain to be alleviated for around 9 months and a reduced need for medication for 1 year after the treatment. Respiratory illnesses and skin conditions also respond well to stabilization of the immune system. Your pathway to better health and an improved quality of life.

Conditions for which the treatment is particularly beneficial

  • diseases affecting the locomotor apparatus: ankylosing spondylitis and other spondylarthroses, rheumatoid arthritis (chronic polyarthritis), arthroses (including polyarthrosis of the fingers), chronic gout, psoriatic, arthritis, spinovertebral syndrome, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis pain, neuralgias, polyneuropathia, sports injuries, sarcoidosis
  • respiratory Illnesses: chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, chronic sinusitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hay fever
  • skin Conditions: psoriasis (vulgaris), neurodermatitis, slow-healing wounds, scleroderma
  • the treatment is also helpful in combating menopausal symptoms, and as a prophylaxis (preventative medicine), as well as in stabilizing the immune system


Pregnant women, those with untreated overactive thyroids, severe claustrophobia, and cancer patients in their first year post treatment.  It also recommended that you seek medical advice if you suffer from serious heart, circulatory, or renal illnesses.

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Heilstollenstraße 19
5645 Bad Gastein

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