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Sustainable selection of natural ingredients

We are extremely grateful for spruce resin, which is a great gift of nature, so we also select the ingredients with extraordinary sensitivity and respect for nature. Spruce resin is collected by us in a way that does not cause damage to the trees. Also, all other ingredients are selected taking into account the sustainability aspect, while in the selection there are of course purely natural ingredients.

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Hand made

All production processes take place with great care and precision and manually, so we add a piece of ourselves into each product. The production takes into account high standards of hygiene and safety. 85% of waste from our production goes into a recycling process and bio-waste, only 15% in a mixed waste container.

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Charity

Every individual can find himself in a difficult social situation at a certain moment. If you are in such a situation, contact us and we will ensure that you will receive Smrekovit products for free. We also maintain low prices of our products, because we want to enable access to the efficiency of spruce resin to all people.

History of the company

It all started in 1989

In 1989, Janez Konc (Ivo Konc) designed Smrekovit Klasik (a spruce ointment), the first spruce ointment in this part of Europe. The decisive cause of this was unbearable back pain that he had felt since the age of 10 when he overcame tick-borne meningitis. From then on the problems only became worse and were so severe that at the end of his studies at the Faculty of Sport he was exempted from performing the practical part of the exams, and in 1974 he was also exempted from military service in the then Yugoslavian People's Army. At that time, the specialist doctor referred him to an operation as the only option to avoid disability before thirty years of age. He declined the operation and started looking for natural treatments. In this way, he came to Ms. Prežle in Lesce, who gave him resin wraps, with which he effectively coped with pain in his spine.

When he dislocated a finger on his hand in 1989, the black and sticky wrap of Ms. Prežle was not suitable for treatment and thus he made the first spruce ointment. Although he could not help himself and his dislocation with his invention, it was effective with many other problems. The spruce ointment spread in two years through the whole Yugoslavia at that time, through neighbors, friends and acquaintances who excitedly told about its effectiveness. In 1990, he opened a trade.

It all started in a small workshop in Naklo near Kranj

Due to his own problems, Janez Konc (Ivo Konc) developed the first spruce ointment in Naklo near Kranj in 1989. At first, in front of the garage of his house and later he arranged a small building in front of the house for this purpose.

Janez Konc in equiping the spruce ointment

Janez Konc (Ivo Konc) has had problems with his spine since the age of 10, which has escalated to the stage, that his doctor advised an operation as the only option to avoid disability. Through Ms. Prežle in Lesce, he was introduced to the efficiency of spruce resin and in 1989 developed the first spruce ointment. He was never operated.

We moved to Ljubljana

Since 2010, the company and its mission have been continued by Janez’s (Ivo’s) son, Matic Konc, whose life path brought him to Ljubljana, where we also moved the company and production in 2015.

Further development

Deepening the knowledge and developing new products

Knowledge about spruce resin medicinal properties, acquired through the experience of the many users of Smrekovit Klasik (spruce ointment) and research of its chemical properties in 2010 led to the development of a new product Smrekovit Ekstra (spruce cooling ointment), which was jointly designed by Janez Konc (Ivo Konc) and his son Matic Konc. The latter took over the company and its mission in 2010. At the end of February 2015, he moved the company's headquarters and production to Ljubljana (Podmolniška cesta 14). With further education, deepening of chemical knowledge and researching of spruce resin properties and the upgrading of laboratory equipment, in 2016, he developed new, even better and more efficient products Smrekovit 365, Smrekovit Ekstra in a tube, Smrekovit capsules and Smrekovit Oral Spray.

Matic Konc

After finishing the Secondary nursing school, Matic Konc studied at the Faculty of Sports, where he graduated and continued his education at the Laboratory Biomedicine at the Faculty of Pharmacy. He constantly deepened his knowledge of spruce and its functioning. In 2010 he took over the company and his mission from father Janez (Ivo) Konc and made great progress in the development of spruce resin products.

Purchase and consulting

At our address, we are available to you every working day. Since we do not adhere to working hours, call us on the day of your visit. We will be happy to advise you.

Associates

Matic Konc

Owner, director of the company and at the same time worker in the production and developer of new products from spruce resin.

Janez Konc

The founder of the company and the first in this part of Europe, who, according to the tradition of his ancestors, began to produce spruce ointment for the market in 1990.

Roman Perko

Successfully continues the implementation of Smrekovit bio-stretching therapy according to the principle of the pioneer of the therapy Janez Konc.

Anton Lorenzutti

ensures that the packaging is nicely and accurately plastered with labels.

Smrekovit bio-stretching therapy

Beginnings of smrekovit bio-stretching therapy

Janez Konc (Ivo Konc), shortly after 1990, when he started producing Smrekovit Klasik (spruce ointment), developed his own "Smrekovit bio-stretching therapy", with which he had great success in the rehabilitation of sports injuries with great care and with the help of Smrekovit spruce ointment. People then went to him massively, and many, through his intervention and Smrekovit products, practically "overnight" recovered from the problems that they had for years (sciatica, back pain, neck pain, hand and leg pain and headaches as a result of back problems, etc.).

Manual treatment of the spine was already known in ancient Egypt and Greece, and was supposedly also performed by Hippocrates in the 5th century B.C. Gregor Ahčin from Domžale was the greatest influence on Janez Konc (Ivo Konca) in the development of his own "Bio-stretching therapy". "He was a miracle worker, master of manipulation," he says. Through the knowledge of functional anatomy (as a professor of sports education), experience with sports injuries during a 20-year coaching work with ski jumper (he also took part in the rise of the Nordic combination in the mid-1990s) and during the work as a therapist in the early 90s with the first league football team NK Naklo and under the influence of Gregor Ahčin, he developed his own "Smrekovit bio-stretching therapy" for the treatment of the spine and some other problems. In 2011, he stopped to perform therapies or performs them merely as an amateur. His method of soft manipulation is very successfully pursued by Roman Perko, former youth champion in the Nordic combination.

Principle

The method is purely mechanical and based on stretching, mechanical adjustment of those moving parts of the skeleton, which, by pressing on the nerve, cause problems along the nerve that is compressed. Typically, these problems involve insignificant movements of the vertebrae, which then, according to the location of the movements, cause pain, either locally in the spine, but if the trapped nerve is connected to a larger number of muscles, the pain is often also outside the spine area, which is experienced as pain in legs that spreads through the buttocks to the thigh and down to the toes (sciatica), pain in the arms, weakened arm strength, tingling in the arms or legs, headaches, etc. The so called subluxation (minor joint movements) may also occur in other joints, most often in the shoulder, and may also cause problems along the entire limb. The mechanical adjustment of such movements with "Smrekovit bio-stretching therapy" proved to be an excellent aid in the use of Smrekovit products.

»Smrekovit bio-stretching therapy« was taken over by Roman Perko, a former excellent athlete in Nordic combination (a young world champion) who continues the method and is very successful in doing so. 

 

Implementer of "Smrekovit Bio-stretching therapy" according to the principle of the pioneer of the therapy Janez Konc: 

Bioterapija, Roman Perko s.p.,

Srednja pot 11

4290 Tržič

tel.: 041 423 279

e-naslov: bioterapija1@gmail.com