Indulge your mind, body and soul with Kneipp therapy at home


An ancient form of european healing

Kneipp therapy is a holistic approach to health and wellness found in Europe that involves treating the body, mind and soul of an individual. While there are five main pillars of Kneipp, water plays a principal role in achieving overall wellness and balance.  According to Jochen Reisberger, leading Kneipp expert and head of the Kneippianum in Bad Wörishofen, Kneipp treatments are designed to strengthen the body’s natural defenses as well as the cardiovascular system. Kneipp water therapy also boosts the metabolism, enhances the health of the skin, and leads to a balanced autonomic nervous system.  


Understanding the Kneipp 5 pillars

Sebastian Kneipp, founder of Kneipp therapy, was mainly concerned with increasing overall well-being and preventing disease. He developed five pillars for health and wellness which include: hydrotherapy (water healing therapy), medicinal plant therapy, nutrition, exercise therapy, and achieving a balanced lifestyle. He believed nature was the best pharmacy, and the concepts behind his theory were created to be easily incorporated into everyday life using the natural resources around us. These five pillars are still so relevant that they continue to be copied and used by medical experts throughout the world. 


Healing with water

Hydrotherapy, also known as water therapy, is one of the oldest forms of treatment. It has been used throughout history to treat both acute and chronic conditions with success. Kneipp perfected his water therapy treatments while developing his “water cures” using hot, cold, and contrasting hot and cold applications through affusions, baths, foot baths, and washing. Regularly applied, these treatments can help to bring balance to everyday life: recharging the batteries, reducing stress and reviving.

The contrasting applications of hot and cold water through affusions, also known as Kneipping, is unique to Kneipp therapy and particularly effective at stimulating blood flow, increasing metabolism, and giving the immune system a boost.

Kneipp therapy affusions

Dornbracht has developed spa products which allow you to perform Kneipp water therapy affusions from the comfort and privacy of your personal bathroom. Our WATER TUBE and AFFUSION PIPE have been designed using LAMINAR FLOW with a crystal-clear spray pattern that envelops the skin in a blanket of water – making it ideal for carrying out effective Kneipp affusions.

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Arm affusions 

Arm affusions provide an invigorating start to your day or a great way to boost energy whenever you need it. When performed with the Dornbracht AFFUSION PIPE in your shower or attached to your washbasin, they activate blood circulation and promote concentration. Applied regularly, they can also boost the immune system and benefit those who suffer with low blood pressure. 


Leg affusions

Leg affusions are beneficial for relaxation after a demanding day because they firm the skin, lower blood pressure, and encourage deep, restful sleep. With regular applications which can be easily integrated in your daily shower routine using the Dornbracht WATERTUBE, the cold leg affusion can help to boost the body’s natural defenses and immune system. It also speeds-up metabolism and prevents unattractive vein problems such as spider and varicose veins. 


Facial affusions

Facial affusions can be performed at any time of the day as a refreshing treatment using Dornbracht’s AFFUSION PIPE specially designed for the washbasin. This treatment works to stimulate the circulation and firms the skin. The cold facial affusion is ideal as a quick fix if you are feeling tired, have a tension headache, or are starting to develop a migraine. It also has a calming effect if you are nervous, or your heart is racing. 

„Kneipp improves physical and mental vitality.“
Jochen Reisberger runs Germany’s leading Kneipp and health resort, the Kneippianum in Bad Wörishofen. He is also part of the Dornbracht Healthness network of experts. He explains the Kneipp principle – and its all-embracing mode of action – in an interview.

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Dornbracht spa solutions

Dornbracht spa solutions make it easy to experience Kneipp therapy water applications in the comfort of your home. Designed in cooperation with some of the world’s leading health and wellness experts and based on the Kneipp principle, our spa solutions offer you an ideal way to treat and regenerate the body, and thereby increase your overall well-being.

„At Dornbracht, awareness of the beneficial and health-promoting effects of water is of fundamental importance. To enhance and perfect this awareness, we cooperate extensively with leading experts. Their knowledge and expertise flow into our product solutions.“
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