As late as 1990, the core process on which hay bathing had been built 50 years earlier was the same: The hay was mown early in the morning (first on the Sciliar, later on Alpe di Siusi) and then brought in to partially dry in a hay room. There, the hay fermented and developed the heat for the hay baths all by itself. At the beginning of the 1990s, Maria Kompatscher, now senior manager, began experimenting with a heatable waterbed, which quickly developed into a modern alternative to the traditional hay bath that could be used all year round. Due to unfavourable weather conditions, no usable hay could be brought in during summer 1995, and the traditional hay bath had to be stopped. The initial scepticism about the new method vanished in the coming years, and the reinterpretation ensured the survival of the hay baths.