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

ISERLOHN Health and preventive care are two of today's biggest social trends – and they 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. Health and self-awareness are increasingly understood as an attitude of mind – as something for which we can take responsibility. More and more people are creating small islands of regeneration 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 and added the appropriate applications to their spas. Many exclusive names rely on product solutions from Dornbracht. The 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 health megatrend as the starting point for developing new product and system solutions. The manufacturer has focused for years on people's individual needs and their personal rituals in the bathroom and spa, with the knowledge gained being carried over into innovative presentations of water. By using smart controls for their water applications, Dornbracht has succeeded in generating exceptional added value for health and wellbeing. The individual scenarios have a relaxing or revitalising effect on the senses, as required, restoring inner balance or contributing new energy. The applications that can do this are based on Dornbracht's Ambiance Tuning Technique, with Sensory Sky, Vertical Shower, Horizontal Shower and Foot Bath 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 hotels such as the Four Seasons, and small, exclusive boutique hotels and spas also rely on Dornbracht – whether in Zurich or London, in Paris, Istanbul, Milan, Amsterdam, Moscow or Copenhagen. They are all united by the promise of outstanding quality, perfection and a unique experience of water.

Exceptional experiences with water for health and wellbeing

Rain, mist, light and fragrance interact on the senses in the shower experience provided by Dornbracht's Sensory Sky. The scenarios of this shower application 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 is an active shower, in which different jet types and outlet points combine in therapeutic choreographies. 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 Water Bars develop the different scenarios, while your body is gently warmed by the heated reclining area.

Foot Bath gives delightful stimulation to the reflex zones on the feet. The unit has a choice of scenarios, massaging the soles of the feet, warming or refreshing with deliberate changes of temperature and offering individual Kneipp showers, to improve physical wellbeing. But the effect is not limited to the feet, it gradually spreads throughout the organism.
These applications are controlled by so-called Smart Tools – digital control elements that regulate water temperature and volume at the flick of a switch, as well as selecting complex choreographies. The useful presets and functions of these intelligent systems create added value, for greater convenience and an enhanced quality of life – whether in the spa, or in your own home.
01_Dornbracht_Spas_Europe_Kokkedal Slot Kokkedal Castle near Copenhagen houses 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
02_Dornbracht_Spas_Europe_Kokkedal Slot The exclusive Kokkedal Slot Spa offers an exceptional experience with water: Dornbracht Sensory Sky. Individual scenarios of rain, mist, light and fragrance harness the transforming power of the water and touch all our senses. Photo: Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen
03_Dornbracht_Spas_Europe_Skodsborg Nordic tradition meets modern architecture in the Skodsborg Kurhotel & Spa in Copenhagen. Surrounded by a fascinating natural landscape on the Øresund Sound, the exclusive complex is an attraction 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. Dornbracht fittings are used in all areas of the Skodsborg Spa & Fitness Centre. The spa also has the Vertical Shower shower application. Photo: Dornbracht
05_Dornbracht_Vertical_Shower Vertical Shower is one of the highlights at the Skodsborg spa. This shower application from Dornbracht can offer three choreographies to meet individual needs: Balancing, Energizing and De-Stressing. Photo: Dornbracht

06_Dornbracht_Spas_Europe_The_Thief_Spa 800 square metres devoted to wellness. The Thief Spa in Oslo 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 Sensory Sky. Photo: The Thief Spa
07_Dornbracht_Sensory Sky With Sensory Sky, individual water choreographies, fascinating light scenarios 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. Foto: 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
11_Dornbracht_Foot Bath Foot Bath combines different jet types, comfort functions and pre-programmed scenarios, the pleasing effects of which remain long after the application is finished. The extending nozzle offers the opportunity for individual Kneipp showers. Photo: Dornbracht