Kneipp treatments include pouring cold and warm water and jets of water on the body, as well as packing, washing down, wrapping in herb infusions and aroma baths.###

The Kneipp treatment is named after Sebastian Kneipp, a German priest who lived in the 19th century. Recovering from an illness he treated with water and herbs, he developed the theoretical and practical fundamentals of his cure. The cure is effective for the treatment of sleep disorders, exhaustion, certain heart conditions, strengthening the vascular and immune systems, but also effective in stress reduction.