Hay bath is a means of Phytobalneotherapy is being used more frequently for disease prevention, clinical treatment and rehabilitation in Southern Germany and Austria.
Early in the morning or in the evening, when the grass still contains all the ethereal oils, the grass is cut and dried. Hay – beyond grass - also contains different plants like lady’s mantle, mountain arnica, gentian and thimble these plants also have a beneficial effect on the body. During a hay bath, the body is wrapped in soaked hay. Due to the heat (40-42 °C-104 °F) the valuable elements in the herbs and plants are released and stimulate the body.