Open-air inhalatorium and Kneipp water-treading pool
In the Kurpark gardens there is an outdoor brine inhalation park as well as a Kneipp water-treading pool to improve your health.
A breath of salty fresh air
Inhale the salt vapour produced by the graduation walls or the brine nebuliser. Salt water inhalation is highly beneficial for the airways and allows you to relax for a while.
Make the most of the Kneipp pool - how to do it properly
Water-treading is one of the health treatments offered at the spa resort. Thanks to hydrotherapy, which goes back to Sebastian Kneipp, this treatment is still held in high regard today. Water affusions play an important role in this process. If you wade through water which is about 30 centimetres deep, lifting each foot out of the water completely like a stork, this stimulates the circulatory system, promotes blood circulation, and on hot days can prevent your legs from swelling. It strengthens the veins, and water affusions are regarded as good prevention against varicose veins. The immune system is also strengthened by the targeted cold stimulus. Water-treading in the evening helps you fall asleep, while the arm bath is called “Kneipp espresso". The arm bath is invigorating when you are tired or suffering from fatigue, and it improves blood circulation in the arms, heart and lungs.
Cold water applications should be carried out when your body is properly warmed up - at best from exercise. Cold affusions on a cold body are to be avoided as well as draughts. Follow water-treading with the barefoot path with its various materials to warm up your legs again. After this, just use your hands to brush the water off.
The pool is regularly filled with 6,000 litres of fresh water. Depending on the weather, the water is changed every two days to once a week (in summer months) which means a consumption of around three million litres of fresh water. The water-treading pool is cleaned twice a day.