Rest forms an integral part of human life. A person’s mood and emotional state after the rest depend greatly on the kind of rest they have just had. And you do not have to go abroad, traveling several thousand kilometers for good impressions, positive emotions, and healthy pastime. Russia is rich in little slices of heaven, good sanatoria, and resorts with excellent first-class service.
History of Staraya Russa
Over almost 200 years Staraya Russa resort, located in Novgorod region, has been receiving visitors. The sanatorium is located at a reasonable distance from the city of Veliky Novgorod. They are as much as 100 kilometers apart. The number of services and spa and treatment procedures provided as well as their diversity are constantly growing.
Staraya Russa first opened its doors back in the 19th century. The first visits date back to 1828, when the resort was known as Starorusskiye mineralnyye vody (Old Russian mineral waters) and quite often members of the imperial family Russian tsar’s nobles stayed here for treatment.
The procedures provided together with the fresh air had and still have to this day beneficial effects on sick people. Here, in this place, everyone recovers equally well and fast, starting from children weakened from birth, fragile and delicate women, and brave strong men.
Despite the fact that the core service of the resort is treatment of various illnesses, mainly respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and endocrine diseases, and nervous disorders, people buy vouchers to Staraya Russa sanatorium also to have a good (and healthy) rest. The resort enables you to relieve the tension, get rid of sadness and angst, handle the stress and cope with melancholy.
Over the years the number of procedures is increasing, the treatment facilities are becoming more and more sophisticated and infrastructure is constantly developing.
Today the name of the resort is changed to AMAKS Staraya Russa resort. The resort offers the guests a wide range of first-class medical services. Here there is also a number of programs, specially designed for an particular illness. Individual treatment course is drawn up for each visitor, which includes up to 7 procedures daily.
One can buy a voucher to Staraya Russa not only to restore their health but also to have a vacation in the fresh air in a picturesque place. The resort is surrounded by a park, which is amazing firstly because of its huge territory and is also pleasing to the eye and soul thanks to its numerous flower gardens and flowerbeds, fountains, and benches. There are three lakes around the sanatorium: Sredneye (Middle) Lake will attract the visitors with its beach, while Nizhneye (Lower) and Verkhneye (Upper) Lakes have been turned into mud baths. But the main feature of the place is its natural fountain called Muravyevsky.
The main medicinal factors used in Staraya Russa resort:
- mineral waters for internal and external use;
- therapeutic mud.
The main procedures included into the recovery program:
- prescription of mineral waters for internal use;
- mineral water baths;
- silt sulfide mud treatment.
Main treatment areas
Staraya Russa resort is a multi-oriented institution where functions of various systems and organs is successfully restored. Mostly visitors come to the resort to undergo treatment for:
- digestive system (gastrointestinal) disorders;
- respiratory system (excluding tuberculosis);
- nervous system;
- musculoskeletal disorders;
- endocrine disorders;
- ENT diseases;
- gynecological disorders including infertility;
- skin diseases.
Visitors have an opportunity to consult specialists of the following narrow areas of expertise:
- general practitioner;
You can find the full list of specialists and the cost of each consultation on Staraya Russa resort website.
Very often families come with children, especially those who often get sick. The basic condition to appoint procedures is that a child must be at least 4 years old. Treatment course is prescribed based on the medical condition– same as for adults.
Health improvement methods
In Staraya Russa sanatorium the following is used for treatment procedures:
- mineral waters;
- therapeutic baths and showers;
- therapeutic mud;
- infrared irradiation;
- microwave and EHF-therapy;
- laser therapy;
- lymphatic drainage;
- physical therapy;
- oxygen cocktails;
- ultraviolet irradiation and many other methods.
To its guests willing to restore their health or just to rest Staraya Russa offers the following types of diagnosis:
- functional diagnosis;
The resort is open year-round. There are always many guests here. On site there are 8 buildings (two to five floors). Each building is equipped with rooms of different levels of comfort: “comfort”, “standard”, “economy”, “studio”, “block”, and almost all buildings are equipped with additional rooms: two canteens – one in the 3rd and one in the 6th building, library, museum of sanatorium history, pool hall, sauna, gym, concert hall, pump room, swimming pool, restaurant, bar. Four- and five-storeyed buildings are equipped with elevators.
To evaluate the quality, interior and beauty of the resort, go to Staraya Russa website where there are numerous photos of the sanatorium. You can also find there a plan and a map of Staraya Russa.
In the resort guests are served three meals per day. The meals are served in the form of smorgasbord in two canteens with a total capacity of 600 people. In some cases, guests with a special prescription are served additional meals.
Everyone is welcome to visit a restaurant in building 10. Here guests can enjoy Russian and European cuisine.
Various recreational activities are organized in the resort to match any taste and any group. Children and adults are invited to visit:
- beauty salon;
- dance hall;
- swimming pool;
- beer house (open during summers only).
You can visit cinema and concert hall or children animation programs as well as the beach of Sredneye Lake. Some of the guests might enjoy a game of pool or table tennis.
The sanatorium is perfectly suited for recreational activities. Everyone will find something to their liking and will have a great time.
Those interested are offered to take a tour round Novgorod region. The key attractions of the region are:
- local history museum;
- art gallery;
- Dostoevsky museum;
- St. George’s Church and other nearby temples;
- Northwestern Front museum.
Staraya Russa sanatorium official website allows you to learn more about treatment, discounts and special offers available, to study the prices and get feedback from the previous guests.
List of documents
Those willing to undergo a treatment course in Staraya Russa sanatorium need to prepare a set of documents.
Adults need to bring with them:
- sanatorium card containing indications of passed fluorography, ECG (electrocardiography), blood and urine test results, gynecologist’s opinion, and other highly specialized doctors’ opinions if the patient has any associating diseases.
Tests and examinations results shall be valid for a month.
When bringing a child for treatment you must provide:
- birth certificate or passport (if applicable);
- vaccination records;
- sanatorium card containing blood and urine test results, stool testing for helminth hosts and enterobiasis results;
- epidemiological certificate.
Tests results shall be valid for a month.
Main advantages of rest in Staraya Russa
If you buy a voucher to Staraya Russa you opt for:
- excellent living conditions which are non-inferior to those in the well-known world resorts;
- complex treatment with a wide range of procedures;
- possibility to have a peaceful and quiet rest or active leisure by choosing the most suitable entertainment from a large variety thereof;
- possibility to go on most fascinating tours and take a trip around picturesque places of Novgorod region.
Among the main advantages of Staraya Russa sanatorium we must highlight its treatment capacity, unique natural conditions and reasonable prices.
A holiday in Staraya Russa sanatorium is a perfect opportunity to have a good time and improve your health avoiding lengthy acclimatization. Mineral springs, fresh air, therapeutic mud, picturesque landscapes, top-level treatment and service, non-inferior to well-known world resorts, all of it is right here in Novgorod region. Affordable price of the voucher to Staraya Russa sanatorium is another thing worth mentioning.