Carried away by Turkey and Egypt people, somehow, forgot about sanatoriums. However, some time ago people did not at all go to the Red Sea to see the corrals every year, but half million citizens used to go to restore their health. Vacation is, first of all, the time to rest. According to the data of Russian Public Opinion Research Center, though people travel to foreign resorts, they do not have any rest there, as 65% of questioned admitted. Some of them organize alco- or sex-marathons; the others get exhausted by going to excursions. And they all come home tired, with just one wish, to relax after this kind of “rest”. The tiredness is accumulated during years and brings to serious illnesses. And only 14% confirmed that it was for treatment why they or their relatives went to resort in 2008. The specialists are concerned because during the last decade the ideas of “rest” and “treatment” were confused.
Why do people go to foreign beaches more often than to sanatoriums in their countries? Maybe people just forgot what the resort treatment means?
People go to foreign trips for a week or for weekend. It is good if there is no time zone change. Otherwise, two or three days will be spent to rebuilt and adapt the organism to the new conditions. It is much more difficult with the treatment – it is completely useless to go for a weekend. Many people, perhaps, remember the classical recommendations to rest 21 days, and they sigh with sadness when they think that it is impossible to leave the work for such a long time. Nowadays, however, due to the modern medical technologies, short-term rehabilitation programs have been worked out, the whole course of treatment can be passed in two weeks.
After arriving at an Egyptian resort or going for a tour along Europe, tourists rush to see, try, and feel everything as much as they can, literally regardless of their own health. Really, as soon as they have come to such a far place, it is necessary to manage to see all the palaces of interests, castles, museums, bawdy places, to taste all the exotic delicacies and to try all the local alcoholic drinks. As to the sanatorium, here everything is done according to the strict prescription of the doctor: procedures, the diet – no excesses.
Nevertheless, some perfectionists even in medical places try to load themselves “in full measure”. As doctors tell, they often have to come across with individuals, claiming: I want everything and at once, having in mind that everything is paid. Why to overload the organism with unnecessary procedures – is not clear. Doctors remind of the old truth: medicine in big doses becomes a poison.
Not many people go for a trip alone. It is habitual to join into a big company of friends or at least take a crowd of relatives, starting with the mother-in-law. But for those people who are engaged in work, vacation is the only time to meet with the wife and children. By the way doctors recommend going for treatment without any company. Then you will not have to invent every hour, where to leave your child during the procedures, or to think every moment how to keep the child busy. Treatment is also working. If there is much time left in the sanatorium for meeting your relatives, then you do something in a wrong way.
Not many people can afford a vacation abroad (according to the data of different questionnaires, only a little percent of the world population rest abroad). All aware Russian Public Opinion Research Center states, that the overwhelming majority of citizens explain it by shortage of money and time. Sanatoriums are ignored on the same reason. So far a part of sanatoriums are funded at the account of federal budget, and the only thing for which the state workers, who were lucky to get a permit, must pay is the fare. A big part of places in sanatoriums is also bought by big commercial companies, which pay for their workers 50-80, sometimes even all the 100% of the price of their rest. Of course, sometimes not all the workers are aware of this opportunity, and they are not always able to achieve getting the due permit.
France, Check Republic and many other countries give a lot of opportunities for getting treatment: there is no shortage in muds and mineral waters there. Then, what to choose?
The main thing for which one should be ready is the problem of language. To overcome it will be much more difficult if a man came to get treatment, but not to travel. In the best case the patient will have an interpreter (by the way, not always a qualified one), in the worst case the holiday-maker himself should master a foreign language at the level of an interpreter for a soap opera “Doctor House”: the doctor will have to be explained the shades of physical state, told about the complaints from the anamnesis and those which will appear while getting the treatment. If your attitude to the health is serious then you can’t do without the knowledge of language.
The other problem of the treatment abroad is the change of climate. If the climate at your motherland is thought to be terrible and not good for life, your organism will get used to it. Even a positive change will be an additional stress for the organism. Thus, sometimes it is better to pay attention to the sanatoriums, situated in your area, than to long for expensive complexes abroad.
Among the advantages in foreign sanatoriums the high level of service is mentioned.