Water is the source of life and symbolises the changeability of all living things. Water plays a vital role in Kneipp's natural healing method. At the "Healthy in Algund" stations, water can be experienced in many different ways: Whether classically in a swimming pool with brine bath, through cold arm baths - the so-called "Kneipp espresso", during cooling and revitalizing water treading, which provides an amazing sense of ease, or the enjoyment of clear spring water.
Treading water stimulates circulation, tired feet become revived and it also refreshes. You move through the water like a stork. First you lift your right leg so that it´s sticking out of the water, then point your toes downwards and dip your foot back in. You do the same with the left foot and so on. Finally, wipe the water off your legs with your hands and ensure rewarming by putting on socks or moving around until you feel a pleasant sense of well-being and ease in your legs.
Coffee with a twist! Instead of your daily cup of coffee, why not enjoy a coffee in the manner of Kneipp as a pick-me-up? The "Kneipp espresso" is a cold arm bath that stimulates but does not irritate. Immerse your arms into the water up to the middle of the upper arms until you feel a cold sensation, or for a maximum of one minute. Meanwhile, continue to breathe calmly and deeply. Then gently wipe the water off your arms. Enjoy the reviving effect!