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Medical Wellness Retreats in Bavaria: Anti-stress in Allgau
Many people suffering from medical complaints and stress-related illness strive to find a middle way between medical treatment and alternative therapies. Pulling together the diverse strings of these apparently mutually exclusive approaches to human health and well-being, medical wellness is a relatively new concept that is gaining popularity in the Western world. Although the concept itself is new, the theory is draws from isn't. The work of Bavarian priest Sebastian Kneipp, a co-founder of the naturopathic medicine movement who founded the idea of 'hydrotherapy', is still widely applied in the wellness industry.
Retreats in Bavaria: Hotels
Bad Clevers Gesundheitsresort in Bad Grönenbach is one such medical wellness hotel whose philosophy is heavily influenced by the work of Kneipp. Emphasising the healing property of water, the importance of a balanced diet, regular exercise, mental well-being, and the use of herbal medicines, the medical wellness professionals at Bad Clevers guide their guests towards finding physical and mental balance through their daily routine. Schüle's Gesundheitsresort in the outskirts of the climatic spa town of Oberstdorf similarly unites the principles of the Kneipp Cure with modern medical technology to create a holistic approach to health that pervades all aspects of their hotel. This combined with luxurious spa facilities and a breathtaking location assure that their visitors will acheive their health goals.
Our environment is also an important factor when it comes to our well-being, which is why so many visitors seeking mental and physical wellness flock to Bavaria and the alpine regions of Europe. Dramatic mountain landscapes, pure alpine air, and picturesque towns and villages provide a serene and calming backdrop to medical wellness treatment. Exercise programmes don't have to end on-location. The area is excellently suited to hiking, Nordic Walking, mountain biking, and jogging - the perfect accompaniment to a medical wellness retreat in Bavaria.
Manual lymphatic drainage was founded by the Danish physiotherapist Emil Vodder. During his work at an institute for physical therapy in the south of France he observed that patients with chronic colds quite often suffer from swollen lymphatic glands in the throat area.