Sunday, May 22, 2016

Kneipp coming to Westfield Montgomery Mall; Sephora moving (Photos)

It's not often Bethesda retail signage features a priest. But Father Sebastian Kneipp is making a cameo appearance on Coming Soon signage for his namesake store at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. Kneipp USA will be moving into the former Bose space on Level 2.

A German naturopath afflicted with tuberculosis in the 19th Century, Fr. Kneipp used plants, herbs and hot and cold waters in the natural environment around him to cure himself. That made him quite a popular figure, and led to the retailing of natural bath and body treatments under the Kneipp brand.

The products are actually made in Germany, and include herbal baths that are natural treatments for back pain, stress and sleep issues, among other ailments.

Meanwhile, the reshuffling of stores on Level 2 continues with Sephora now scheduled to move to a new location in September. They will be on Level 2 next to Solstice.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"A German naturopath afflicted with tuberculosis in the 19th Century, Fr. Kneipp used plants, herbs and hot and cold waters in the natural environment around him to cure himself. That made him quite a popular figure, and led to the retailing of natural bath and body treatments under the Kneipp brand."

Snake oil.

Anonymous said...

"Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine employing a wide array of "natural" modalities, including homeopathy, herbalism, and acupuncture, as well as diet and lifestyle counseling. Naturopaths favor a holistic approach with non-invasive treatment and generally avoid the use of surgery and drugs. Naturopathic medicine contains many pseudoscientific concepts and is considered ineffective and can be harmful, which raises ethical issues. Naturopaths have repeatedly been accused of being charlatans and practicing quackery.

"Much of the ideology and methodological underpinnings of naturopathy are based on vitalism and self-healing, rather than evidence-based medicine. Naturopathic education contains little of the established clinical training and curriculum completed by primary care doctors, as naturopaths mostly train by studying unscientific notions and practicing unproven interventions and diagnoses. Naturopaths tend to oppose vaccines and teach their students anti- and alternative vaccine practices, resulting in lower vaccination rates. According to the American Cancer Society, 'scientific evidence does not support claims that naturopathic medicine can cure cancer or any other disease.'"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturopathy

Anonymous said...

Kneipp makes lotions, cremes and bath stuff these days.

Anonymous said...

Just drive (or walk) to your local CVS and buy some of their generic products and save yourself 90% in the cost plus the schlep to the mall.

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Robert Dyer said...

2:30: I doubt you'll find many Made In Germany products at CVS. How is breaking news about a new store opening "sponsored content"? Nutjobs of the world unite.

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Anonymous said...

All Heil Hitler! AKA Dyer