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Health and wellness is the market of the future: leading spas in Europe rely on water applications from Dornbracht


Looking after your health and taking proactive care of it are two of today's biggest social trends, which will become even more significant in the future. As the everyday challenges faced by individuals increase, so the focus of attention turns to maintaining physical and spiritual wellbeing. Staying healthy in a truly mindful way is increasingly popular. . More and more people are making time for moments of mindfulness in their everyday lives, whether it be a short spa break or a relaxing treatment between business appointments. Health and wellness centres are experiencing a significant boom, and hotels have also responded to the trend by adding the appropriate facilities to their spas. Many exclusive names in the spa world rely on product solutions from Dornbracht. This premium manufacturer has enhanced famous spas throughout Europe with unique water experiences, providing therapeutic treatments for body, mind and soul. 

Dornbracht has long regarded the worldwide trend for maintaining health and wellbeing as the starting point for developing new products. The manufacturer has focused for years on people's individual needs and their personal rituals in the bathroom and spa. Using this knowledge, Dornbracht is able to develop innovative water technologies.. By using smart controls for its products such as mixers and showerheads, Dornbracht has succeeded in enhancing health and wellbeing experience. Depending on the experience required, Dornbracht’s products can contribute to  a relaxing or revitalising effect on the senses, restoring inner balance or contributing new energy. Using Dornbracht's Ambiance Tuning Technique, which transforms the effect of water, its Sensory Sky, Vertical Shower, Horizontal Shower and Foot Bath applications are already on offer to guests at many wellness and health hotspots throughout Europe.

This includes such notable health centres as Lans Medicum in Hamburg, or the recently opened Lanserhof Tegernsee on Lake Tegern. Prestigious hotel groups such as the Four Seasons, and small, exclusive boutique hotels and spas also rely on Dornbracht – whether in Zurich, London, Paris, Istanbul, Milan, Amsterdam, Moscow or Copenhagen. All these locations are united by the promise of outstanding quality, perfection and a unique experience of water courtesy of Dornbracht.

Exceptional experiences with water for health and wellbeing 

Rain, mist, light and fragrance interact with the senses in the shower experience provided by Dornbracht's Sensory Sky. The different settings of this shower are inspired by weather phenomena and the moods of nature: they cleanse and release like intense summer rain, revitalise like a gentle shower before dawn, or protect and envelop like a warm curtain of rain.

Vertical Shower provides a stimulating shower sensation whereby different jet types and outlet points combine for a powerful, therapeutic experience. Water falls on the body in large, glistening drops, for example, or gushes powerfully to stimulate the shoulders and back. 

Enjoy a unique and relaxing water massage as you recline, with Horizontal Shower.Six different outlets of water with varying speeds and pressures provide the experience of relaxation, while your body is gently warmed by the heated reclining area.

Foot Bath gives delightful stimulation to the reflex points on the feet. The unit has a choice of scenarios, either massaging the soles of the feet, warming or refreshing with deliberate changes of temperature and offering individual Kneipp showers to improve physical wellbeing. The effect is not limited to the feet, but gradually spreads throughout the body.

These applications are controlled by so-called Smart Tools – digitally controlled elements that regulate water temperature and volume at the flick of a switch, as well as selecting complex sequences of movement. The useful presets and functions of these intelligent systems vastly improve the experience, providing much greater convenience and an enhanced quality of life – whether that’s in the spa, or in your own home.

01_Dornbracht_Spas_Europe_Kokkedal Slot The 18th century Kokkedal Castle near Copenhagen is now a luxury hotel. Since the spa opened in 2014, guests have been able to enjoy personally tailored treatments in the heart of the magnificent Danish countryside.
Photo: Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen
03_Dornbracht_Spas_Europe_Skodsborg Nordic tradition meets modern architecture in the Skodsborg Kurhotel & Spa in Copenhagen. Surrounded by a stunning natural landscape on the Øresund Sound, this exclusive complex is a retreat that draws guests from all over the world.
Photo: Kurhotel Skodsborg
04_Dornbracht_Spas_Europe_Skodsborg Twelve hot and cold spa baths and pools promise a rather special wellness experience here. Dornbracht fittings are used in all areas of the Skodsborg Spa & Fitness Centre. The spa also has Dornbracht’s Vertical Shower shower application.
Photo: Dornbracht
06_Dornbracht_Spas_Europe_The_Thief_Spa The Thief Spa in Oslo offers eight hundred square metres devoted to wellness. It was re-opened in March 2014, and provides the best of different bathroom cultures from all over the world. Among the exclusive features is Dornbracht’s Sensory Sky shower experience.
Photo: The Thief Spa
07_Dornbracht_Sensory Sky With the Sensory Sky shower experience, individual water sequences, intriguing patterns of light and therapeutic fragrance compositions are combined to give a unique body experience, which has recently been available to enjoy at the Thief Spa in Oslo.
Photo: Dornbracht
08_Dornbracht_Spas_Europe_The_Thief_Spa A distinguishing feature of the Thief Spa is its luxurious yet intimate atmosphere. Stress is easily left behind in the spacious pool and in the different sauna baths. Photo: The Thief Spa
09_Dornbracht_Horizontal Shower You can also experience a Dornbracht Horizontal Shower in Europe's premium spas: a unique, reclining shower experience. Photo: Dornbracht
10_Dornbracht_Spas_Europe_Lanserhof The new Lanserhof on Lake Tegern is one of the leading health centres in Europe, and is famous for its vital medicine. With its therapeutic effect on body and mind, Sensory Sky is a logical addition to the preventive health care services offered by this renowned resort. Photo: Lanserhof Tegernsee/Egbert Krupp