A typical South Tyrolean hay bath revitalizes tired legs and has a healing and diaphoretic impact on the body.
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Tired legs, completely exhausted? Then we recommend you a traditional South Tyrolean hay bath, like farmers used to enjoy it after a hard and busy day.
The raw material for hay baths in South Tyrol is cut right at the doorstep. The grass on the Alpine pastures with its multitude of coloured and officinal plants is cut either early in the morning or in the evening, when the essential oils are still contained in the grass. Ladies’ mantle, mountain arnica, thyme or cinquefoil, a series of beneficial herbs are per se contained in the cut grass, that is dried and stored for the hay baths. For this reason the hay bath can be enjoyed the whole year round, in combination with water the bacterium takes its full effect and a warming process starts, that makes you get sweating.
Hay baths have a positive impact on the entire organism and might provoke a resolution of fluid retention, they stimulate and loosen the body. By the way, a hay bath can carelessly also be enjoyed by persons suffering from allergies, as wet hay is used for hay baths, which is uncritical also in case of hay-fever.
Fiè allo Sciliar is considered the home of the hay bath tradition. Fié is a cure town that is steeped in history, but also in many other places hay baths are offered.