Kneipp treatment is based on a fivefold approach:
Hydrotherapy = Treatment with water at graduated temperatures from cold to hot.
Motion therapy = Movement as a comprehensive programme also achieving beneficial psychological effects.
Phytotherapy = Treatment with medicinal plants.
Whole food nutrition = Sufficient intake of all the substances needed by the body (vitamins, trace elements, dietary fibres etc.).
Ordinal therapy = A health-oriented lifestyle extending to social and psychological factors.
>To become a member of the Austrian Kneipp Association and the Austrian Spa Association and to qualify for official recognition, a facility has to meet a number of basic requirements.
For further information on Kneipp treatment and the catalogue of requirements, contact:
- Österreichischer Kneippbund Kunigundenweg 10 A-8700 Leoben Tel. +43/(0)3842/21682
- Österreichischer Heilbäder- und Kurorteverband Josefsplatz 6 A-1010 Wien Tel. +43/(0)1/5121904 Fax +43/(0)1/5128639