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Also known as Lemon Balm, Melissa is one of the earliest known medicinal herbs. This aroma intensive herb helps relax and calm anxiety. It will also help sleep and nervous tension.
Take a Melissa soak prior to a massage so that your body will be deeply relaxed and more receptive to the nurturing hands of your therapist. Kneipp Thermal Spring Melissa Bath Salt is made with pure and natural thermal brine salt as well as valuable essential oils of roemar, wintergreen, and juniper. Helps relieve stress and leads to recreation.
Sebastian Kneipp was born in 1821 in the Bavarian region of Germany. His ambition in life was to be a priest, but his plans were waylaid when he fell ill to pulmonary tuberculosis--at that time a fatal disease--during his theological study. As fate would have it, he stumbled upon a book on hydrotherapy. After taking multiple short immersions in the cold waters of the Danube River, he soon found that it caused the illness to go into remission, allowing him to complete his studies.
After his experience, Kneipp wrote a book called 'My Water Cure,' (1886) which took Germany by storm and quickly became a best-seller. Kneipp believed that the physical and mental stresses of everyday life often lead to physical or spiritual overloading, which can be effectively countered by a changeover to a natural lifestyle. He continued his studies into alternative approaches to health and eventually developed an entire system and philosophy of natural healing and wellness. The products bearing his name reflect this philosophy.