Ankylosing spondylitis therapy services

The Gastein spa offers three different options for radon therapy: from the world's largest therapy center for ankylosing spondylitis in the Gastein Heilstollen to the steam bath and bathing in the healing Gastein thermal water.


Help your body to help itself. With Gastein's various therapies, you support your body's natural self-healing powers.

The positive effects

  • pain relief of the joints
  • a stabilized immune system
  • reduced consumption of medication.

The earlier ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed and the sooner targeted and professional treatment is started, the greater the chances that permanent damage to the spine and joints can be avoided. Physical therapy methods such as heat baths have proven to be very helpful in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. The effectiveness of radon therapy, as offered in the Gaseinertal, has also been proven many times by scientific studies.

3 natural remedies of Gastein

  1. Gastein Heilstollen
    The Gasteiner Heilstollen, with the world's largest center for the treatment of Bekhterev's disease, is considered the most intensive form of radon therapy. Every year, thousands of Bekhterev's disease patients from all over the world take advantage of the unique healing climate that prevails two kilometers inside the Radhausberg. The radon-enriched air in the heart of the mountain activates the body's self-healing powers - and the pain of the joints, spine less. By the way: Under certain conditions, employed persons in Austria with a diagnosis of Bekhterev's disease can be granted an annual Heilstollen therapy as a voluntary benefit by the insurance carrier. In any case, your application must contain a well-founded medical justification. For further information, please contact
  2. Radon - Thermal Haze Bath
    The radon thermal steam bath is located above Bad Gastein's most productive thermal spring, the Elisabethquelle. A system of shafts leads the steam into so-called box baths, where the noble gas acts on the patients for 20 to 30 minutes. The steam from the Elisabeth Spring is also successfully used to relieve pain in Bekhterev's disease patients. A therapeutic approach to help relieve pain in the joints, spine or thoracic spine. The treatment is considered particularly gentle and is therefore also very suitable for patients with circulatory problems.
  3. Radon bath in the Gastein thermal water
    With temperatures of up to 46° C, the Gastein thermal water emerges from 18 springs at the foot of the Graukogel. Characterized by a centuries-old cycle at a depth of 3,000 meters, the hot spring water is enriched with valuable minerals and the noble gas radon. The noble gas radon has the ability to regenerate cells, activate the body's own self-healing powers and reduce inflammation in the body. This can lead to up to 9 months of lasting relief from the symptoms caused by Bekhterev's disease.

How do you get a Heilstollen therapy approved, what is the procedure of a cure in Gastein and what can you expect from the therapy offers in Gastein? We will be very happy to help you and give you tips for your spa application. See you soon in the Gastein Valley, we look forward to seeing you!

How is ankylosing spondylitis treated?

Mild Gastein radon hyperthermia therapy can help reduce symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, such as joint inflammation and pain. This improves the stiffness of the musculoskeletal system. With the help of regular therapy stays in the Gastein Valley, relapses of the disease can also be reduced. In the case of Bekhterev's disease, the Heilstollen therapy is usually recommended by doctors. 8-12 visits to the Gastein Heilstollen are a medically reasonable dose. In case of contraindications, 8-12 steam baths are helpful as an alternative. Radon tub baths and exercise therapy during the stay are recommended as therapeutic supplements.

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