• Hydro
  • Kneipp Cures
  • Caracalla
  • Jouvence
  • Balance
  • Kneipp Cures
  • Temperature: 10C - 38C
  • Environment: Hot-cold alternating bath
  • Material: Stone-clad or ceramic
  • Effect: Vitalising and hardening up the body
  • Further Details: Father Kneipp, a German holistic teacher and supporter of natural remedies, made cold-water therapy popular in the 19th century. Originally involving dips in the icy Danube, today Kneipp Therapy includes immersion both in hot and cold water. Regular use hardens the body, fights off cold and flu viruses and strengthens the immune system. As it revitalises and stimulates it is often recommended during convalescence. It stabilises circulation and even has prophylactic effects on varicose veins. Kneipp baths contain water as cold as 10C at one end and as warm as 38C at the other. It is recommended to wade through as Kneipp did, stork-like 4 or 5 times, beginning at the warm end. If you plan to rest afterwards, you should finish with warm water. Alternatively if you plan go for a sauna, you should finish with cold.