Untouched traditions and crafts
Nature is a strong healer, it can provide us with peace and relaxation. Man seems to be returning to nature instinctively and may not even know why. The forest used to be our natural environment and has been giving us its gifts, livelihood. and clean environment for thousands of years. Over the centuries, we have been learning how to recognise and use the healing power of trees and plants.
Herbal medicine, phytotherapy or herbal therapy are among the oldest and most effective treatments. More than 800 species of medicinal plants grow in Slovakia and about 150 of them are still used in official medicine today. After all, our ancestors already mastered the secrets of herbs and treated the sick. Learn it too! Enjoy the power of the forest and medicinal herbs. The unique concept of using the power of the forest was created in the natural environment above the Vinné Lake, about 8 km from Michalovce. You will go through the route tailor-made for this forest therapy slowly, gradually and with the involvement of all the senses. You will experience an intensive stay in the forest and fully obtain the health benefits that the forest provides us. Do not hesitate and experience the forest differently thanks to simple techniques, exercises, and forest bath activities accompanied by experienced forest therapists.
The forest bath includes:
Shinrin Yoku – forest therapy, a bath for health and relaxation, proven in Japan.
With the help of the pleasant therapeutic techniques of the Forest Bath, you will enjoy the positive effect of forest on your health. Sensitively, non-violently, without any interference with the life of the forest itself. This method brings many health benefits, as well as stress relief, support of the immunity system, improved health, prevention of burnout, increased concentration, improved sleep quality, support of healing processes, and many others. And why is the Forest Bath actually so healthful? The invisible substances that fly in the forest air are responsible for this. These substances, phytoncides, are also produced by trees for their own protection. They protect them from bacteria, viruses, fungi and insects. And through phytoncides, the trees even communicate with each other! Phytoncides are extremely fragrant, thanks to the various terpenes they contain.
At the forest bath, you will bathe in terpenes, in a “fragrant cocktail of trees”. And terpenes are responsible for directly improving our health.
Practical phytotherapy – the healing power of herbs.
Right in the forest, you may try and recognise trees and plants. You will learn something about their life and healing power, how to collect and process them. You will discover ways to sensitively make various medicines from them, you will recognise herbs for teas, for the kitchen and for the bath, and finally you will find out that making medicinal ointments, tinctures, oils or syrups from forest herbs is not so complicated at all. Just come and let yourself be carried away by nature.
Tasting of syrups and jams.
You will not find any dyes or flavours in these products; they are 100% biological. Producers enjoy living and working in a way that preserves traditions and indigenous culture, and strives to promote biodiversity and sustainability, while consciously respecting the wisdom and simplicity of our ancestors.
Nevertheless, it is wonderful to use traditional methods and quite simply to contribute to improving the quality of our lives and creating a safe place to live.
In addition to fruit and herbal beneficial syrups, we also offer homemade fragrant jams cooked in a cauldron.
You may agree on a tailor-made programme at:
Vinianske Jazero lake
Castle above the village of Vinné
The ruins of the church under Senderov
Hippocentre Vinné riding school hipocentrum.sk
Staško Winery – INVITAS
Product: Forest bath and practical phytotherapy
Matúš Vdovjak – VDOVJAK WINERY
Tokaj, wine, traditions
Matúš is an important part of the Vdovjak family winery, which by employing its personal approach, honestly and joyfully produces handicraft products, which are always a rare “limited edition”. The production is exclusively traditional, without bred yeast or filter interventions in the wine. The story of this quality product in Tokaj began with the reconstruction and cleaning of the old Tokaj pub in Veľká Třňa, but the spirit of the place remained and traditions such as quality wine in local barrels have matured!
Marcel Slivka – PARADISE BEES
Eco, bees, craft honey
Marcel, thanks to his dexterity, gives the bees in the area of the eco-beehive Paradise Bees, the opportunity to fly across the flowering meadows, but also to people, to learn a little more about what bees actually do and taste the results of their work! And even if he is not a physician, he treats people who “fly in” to relaxation to api house, where they listen to the buzzing of bees and inhale bee air right from the hive. They get rid of allergies or problems associated with high blood pressure.