Kneipp therapy is named after a priest called Sebastian Kneipp. As a young boy, he developed what was then the incurable disease of tuberculosis. Amazingly, he did cure himself – by using the healing effects of hot and cold therapy. With this discovery, the foundation of his ‘water cure’ was born. Even today, thousands of people in Europe attend retreats to ‘take the waters.’
In line with our naturopathic and holistic approach to good health, Homefield’s Kneipp pool is filled with fresh, ground source water of around 12 degrees. The aim is to walk around the pool like a stork, removing the lower leg completely out of the water, before replacing the foot. This action stimulates your circulation system, boosts the metabolism and lowers stress levels. In addition we have used various textures of pebbles in the base of the pool to activate the reflexology points in the foot.
After your walk, we advise running warm water over your feet using our aromatherapy showers, or the warm kneipp tap that sits in between the showers.
Benefits of a Kneipp Water Pool
It is believed that using a Kneipp water pool can:-
- Help varicose veins
- Improve sleep patterns
- Help migraines
- Stimulates metabolism
- Stabilises the nervous system
- Strengthens the immune
- Improves cardio-vascular function
- Builds resilience in dealing with stressful situations
Your Kneipp experience will leave you feeling alive, vital and well rested. You’ll sleep like a baby and find that stress and tension simply melts away. Sounds good to us!