The Kneipp percourse is known mainly for the water methods. In fact there is an entire treatment concept that has multiple aspects. The Kneipp therapy is based on the following:
- water methods (hidrotherapy and balneotherapy)
- movement therapy
- naturist therapy
- nutritionist therapy
- a healthy life style
The healing and rejuvenating properties of the hidrotherapy are based on the thermical and mechanical effects. These involve the body reaction to the hot and cold elements, to long exposure at heat and the sudden exposure to cold. The nerves tranport impulses at the skin level that are felt deeply into the body, and can have an essential role in stimulating the immunity system. It also influences the production of stress hormones, rejuvenates the blood flow, digestion and reduce the pain sensibility.