Dornbracht is turning the bathroom into a LifeSpa: Dornbracht’s LifeSpa vision has taken the idea of health-oriented bathroom design to a new level. The concept epitomises the holistic approach to bathroom planning and furnishing in the sense of a healthy and illness-preventive lifestyle – as much in the private bathroom or home spa as in an exclusive hotel and wellness environments. The focus is on integrating health-enhancing water applications in the context of a modular architecture in the bathroom that has the flexibility to adapt to individual needs.
Aquapressure: Vertical ShowerATT with Water Curve and WaterFan
Vertical Shower combines special outlet points with different flow modes, sometimes gently surrounding the body in heavy water drops, sometimes massaging it with powerful streams. The different forms of presentation and pre-programmed signature treatments of Vertical Shower make it ideal for many health-enhancing and preventive applications – from an invigorating contrast shower to a relaxing water massage.
The Water Fan and WaterCurve massage jets are a new addition, and extend the range of health-enhancing applications in the bathroom. They have a new, fan-like flow mode which provides a targeted massage in the neck area (WaterCurve), thoracic vertebrae (vertical WaterFan) or lumbar vertebrae (horizontal WaterFan) area, and helps to alleviate and prevent tension. The height of the massage jets can be adjusted, giving them the flexibility to adapt to any user’s height.
The new massage jets can therefore be used to stimulate specific pressure points and meridians. Dornbracht – inspired by the tried and tested methods of acupressure in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – calls this application Aquapressure. “Aquapressure harmonises muscle tone and has a positive effect on the perception of pain”, explains Christoph Stumpe, experienced TCM therapist and head of the renowned Shen Men Institute, who worked closely together with Dornbracht to develop the new massage jets. “Through Aquapressure, the flow of blood through the muscles intensifies, stimulating the flow of energy and aiding mobility. Tension and stress melt away and the body’s natural defences are activated.”