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As Dr. F.X. Mayr himself once said, "If you fast correctly, you don't get hungry!" - Up to now, over the last 20 years or so, we are proud to say that not a single therapy guest participating in the F.X. Mayr Kur decided to quit because they were hungry – though we frequently hear that that is indeed a common concern going into the process. Thanks to the daily motivation and support from our entire team as well as the positive group dynamic among our therapy guests, it is absolutely possible to overcome any personal crises during the fasting process.
Actually, you can book F.X. Mayr Treatment along with the accompanying therapy packages on a weekly basis. 3 weeks are ideal – though even in just one week, you can achieve a lot. Throughout therapy, we provide you with many valuable tips and suggestions for after your return home. Furthermore, at any time during the year you can return to us for a brief health check, while we would also be happy to recommend an F.X.
Mayr doctor close to you for additional treatments.
The majority of the costs associated with our package offers are to cover our expenses for doctors and therapists. Please note that your individualized diet as well as all medical and therapy costs are included in our prices, as are: Chi Gong, yoga, Nordic walking, guided hikes, your daily newspaper, various talks etc.
The ingredients used to make your meals are exclusively organic products. We are also committed to supporting local farmers and their products such as goat cheese, meat & fish etc. This form of sustainability likewise has its price, though it also guarantees the correspondingly high quality of our foods as well as their positive benefits for your health.
Even people who are underweight have intestinal problems that place and added burden on her body, potentially even leading to underweight and other complaints, not least because a week and got is no longer able to absorb sufficient nutrients. Because you will be supported by an excellently trained team of physicians and therapists, and because there are also dietary forms that give you more to eat from the very beginning, Mayr Therapy is definitely possible, and even recommended for those dealing with issues associated with being underweight.
That said, we do indeed have experience with some patients who are severely underweight and who, with the help of Mayr Treatment, have learned to eat correctly once again.
You will receive a detailed bill from us for all of the medical and therapeutic treatments you have received, along with your personal diagnosis. Based on our experience, private supplemental health insurance plans occasionally cover as much as 80% of therapy costs. That said, you should absolutely check with your insurance provider ahead of time.
The time from Monday through Friday between 7 AM and 3 PM is generally filled with therapy sessions and meals. Any free time you have in between can be used for the rest and relaxation your body needs while fasting. You can spend the afternoons on guided hikes, Nordic walking, enjoying Chi Gong, yoga and much more. At the weekend, you can treat yourself to ayurvedic massages and beauty treatments. Beyond that, the Dachstein-Tauern Region has countless outdoor recreational opportunities to offer you as well.
Yes! We are a dog-friendly hotel and know from personal experience how difficult it is to leave your dog at home. However, out of respect for our other guests, please do not bring your dog into the dining room or the therapy area. If this should be a problem for you, we will be happy to serve your meals in your room. And during your therapy sessions, one of our employees will be happy to take care of your furry friend.
Nowadays, barely anybody tolerates cows' milk or wheat very well. For example, wheat now contains around 80% gluten, whereas in 1950 that number was around 5%. And back then, milk still came fresh from the farmer. When we take that into consideration, we see that milk & bread rolls only made sense in Dr. F.X. Mayr's day. That is why we mainly use buckwheat or spelt rolls as well as goat- or soy milk products.
Not a problem at all. Our kitchen is very flexible and cooks for each guest individually based on their personal needs. We suggest letting us know what you can or cannot eat at the same time you make your booking.
Because therapy isn't only about detoxifying your body, but also your mind, you should always heed your innermost wishes: ask yourself whether you truly want to have someone at your side during your therapy stay, or whether you would prefer to be alone. That said, you should never try to convince someone to participate in a fasting program if that's not what they want – in our experience, we have seen that people who have been "press-ganged" tend to be unhappy and, because of their negative mindset, don't enjoy the same therapy success.
It actually happens quite frequently that our therapy guests are accompanied or visited by friends or family members. You also have the option to book a bigger room. For breakfast, we serve a breakfast buffet, while lunch consists of a delectable gourmet-quality menu. Of course, accompanying persons are welcome to participate in our extensive therapy, cosmetics and activity programs.
Our therapy guests are people of all ages who, just like you, have decided to participate in F.X. Mayr Therapy and are pursuing the same goals. The group dynamics are often very pleasant and help to overcome the hurdles associated with fasting, although it is always possible to withdraw into your own private space whenever you wish. In addition to your fellow guests, our employees are also open & good discussion partners who not only "do their job", but also have a sincere interest in their guests.
For hikes, we recommend sturdy shoes, while for morning exercise, Chi-Gong etc. you will need comfortable exercise clothing. Often, guests tend to get chilled during therapy more than usual, meaning that thick socks are a good idea. Otherwise, you should feel completely at home here with us. No one will notice, for example, if you come down for lunch without makeup or in a sweatsuit – simply be yourself!
Ultimately, of course, everyone has to make up their own mind – but perhaps a checklist will help: » How much is my health worth to me? « and » How much time am I willing to invest in it?« For many of our guests, their Mayr Therapy is very much a vacation in its own right – even if you might not think so at first: after all, you don't have to neglect relaxation or enjoyment in order to participate fully in a therapy program!
F.X. Mayr Therapy is all about detoxifying the body. Much of this occurs under the skin. Based on our experience, swimming in chlorinated water is not helpful and might in fact inhibit the detoxification process.
Service is part of who we are – in fact, we were able to make both of the above examples happen for our guests. When you make your booking, let us know what your special wishes are and we will do our very best to make the arrangements. However, don't get mad at us if a few things prove impossible.
During your stay at our therapy hotel, you will be looked after by our competent and cheerful team. The limited size of our hotel does its part to add to the family-style atmosphere and the individual support we are able to provide. In other words, we prefer to exchange the cliché of an impersonal "white gown" for the original interpretation of the word "therapist" as a kind of attendant, companion or chaperone.
In our therapy hotel, with its personal home-away-from-home atmosphere, each of our rooms is comfortable and features 4-star amenities (including a desk and Internet access). Tasteful interior decor surprises with loving details and positive, bold colors. Our therapy area, which we also refer to as the "therapy garden", brings nature into the 500-year-old vaulted spaces with the help of Josef Frank fabrics & old pine furniture. Traditional Styrian warmth and good health are far from being a contradiction in terms!