The five elements of naturopathy, which together in Kneipp therapy are intended to strengthen the immune system and bring about healing, are composed of typical treatments.
The best known is hydrotherapy, which involves various treatments with water. Among them are washes, baths, casts, treading water, snow and dew running, steam baths, wraps and similar forms, which are accompanied by different doses of therapeutic stimuli.
Hydrotherapy is associated with other health-promoting measures. These include massage, exercise therapy, the use of medicinal plants, oils and teas, and a healthy diet.
The goal is to bring the body back into harmonic balance . Many resort towns have dedicated themselves entirely to healing therapies according to Kneipp and, if they meet the right requirements, can call themselves a Kneipp resort town.