In Pinzgau traditional, regional holistic healing has a long tradition. Even in bygone times, herbal ointments, tinctures and oils were used to cure diseases or to prevent them. In the Salzburg Saalachtal, resins, onion, lard, honey, vinegar, arnica, pine, clay, St John's wort, and potatoes were among the most important remedies. Their positive effect on a person’s wellbeing has also been scientifically proven by a study by Paris Lodron University of Salzburg. In addition to the medical effect caused by the traditional holistic healing, there are other health-promoting effects:
- The passing down of traditional holistic healing empowers people, allows them to participate and to bond. The three pillars of empowerment, participation and bonding are the basis for promoting health.
- Just by becoming active, having an impact, strengthens self-esteem, helps to save and to promote individualisation.
- The belief that one's own life and activities have a meaning has a salubrious effect according to the concept of salutogenesis by Antonovsky (Antonovsky, 1997).
During garden tours and excursions to the countryside, our TEH experts will provide you with exciting knowledge about the effect of the different indigenous herbs and foods, which you can apply to your stay in Saalfelden Leogang.