How everything started

The chance realisation that vibrations influence biological systems Bruno Nuyttens – the founder of hhp – has always had a close relationship with his father. So when his dad started suffering from chronic back pain more than a decade ago, Bruno had only one thing in mind: to help free his father from this incapacitating condition.

This is when Bruno came across a massage mattress at a fair in Germany. The mattress itself was fairly undeveloped and basic, but it incorporated one of the founding principles on which all subsequent hhp products have been based: mechanically induced vibrations. Intrigued by the supposed benefits of this simple device, Bruno decided to test it on his father in an attempt to alleviate his suffering. After a series of sessions on the mattress, his father’s condition improved noticeably. The pain gradually subsided until it finally disappeared completely!

Turning a dream into

This unexpected outcome was the one event that lead to Bruno’s newfound mission in life – he pledged to help as many people as possible in the alleviation of their suffering, assisting them to regain a measure of hope, and improve their quality of life.

Ever since that day, Bruno has put all his energy into developing products inspired by this Biophysical principle. This is how hhp has developed a range of professional devices, tools and services that empower people to ease their mild disabilities and chronic conditions. Our mission from the start has not just been constrained to the development of pain relieving products; instead,our ambition has been more holistic, associating the benefits of technology with a complete philosophy around health that finds its source in the concept of self-care.

  • 2000

    While at a trade fair in Germany,
    Bruno Nuyttens discovers a massage mattress
    and thus relieves his father from crippling pain.

  • 2001

    hhp Belgium is founded.
    Bruno Nuyttens is keen on bringing
    the possibility of pain relief
    to the widest possible public.

  • 2001

    The first therapy system is launched on the market. Initially though, sales are restricted to trade fairs.

  • 2002

    The first branch in Germany is opened, the number two country for exhibitions.

  • 2004

    Another country follows suit. In 2004 the hhp Holland branch is founded in Breda.

  • 2004

    Then still known as a massage couch, in 2004 the 2nd model from hhp comes on the market. In those days, however, there were no medical programmes.

  • 2005

    ANDUVET, the horse cover, is a new addition to the product family. What’s good for people can also help their favourite animals.

  • 2005

    The hhp system produced by the METEK company under the type number VM 91 00 RM II receives approval as a tested medical product.

  • 2007

    Neither should man’s best friend be denied the pleasure of deep-reaching relaxation. So there are now ANDUVET covers for dogs available too.

  • 2007

    hhp has had a branch in the land of love since 2007.

  • 2007

    And another development of the hhp system comes on the market – medical programmes are developed for the first time.

  • 2010

    hpp reaches new heights in the alpine republic. The Swiss branch is opened in 2010.

  • 2010

    The product range is expanded. The ANDUGURT is launched. The extra motors are designed to allow an even deeper effect.

  • 2012

    The revolution! In combination with the abdominal belt and the heart-scales cushion, it is now possible to use the new hhp system more effectively than ever before.

  • 2012

    Since 2012, there is not only sun and sea in the Iberian peninsular but also considerably more health initiatives. hhp Spain is now represented in Madrid and Barcelona.

  • 2013

    In 2013, the newest hhp branch of all was opened in the former Ottoman Empire. In Istanbul, the ANDUMEDIC is enthusing young and old alike.

  • 2013

    With its futuristic design, the new hhp Lounge in Istanbul is a milestone on the road to the future.

  • 2013

    Since 2013, hhp has been working together with IBMP on the development of a spacesuit, which transfers the operating principle of ANDUMEDIC to space applications. ANDUSPACE has been born.

  • 2014

    ANDUMEDIC 3 is coming on the market. The cooperation between medicine and research has resulted in an optimal application.

  • 2014

    The 21st-century sleeping system is ready for launch.
    From now on, sleep problems should be a thing of the past.

Intense product engineering and scientific research

The real challenge in the early days of hhp was to turn a simple massage mattress into a fully compliant, high-quality medical grade product. To overcome this challenge, we carried out the development phase in close collaboration with scientists, university departments and physicians, based on the remarkable advances that have been made in the field of Biophysics.

The resulting technology has been trademarked as “ Andullation®”.

The secret of Andullation® lies in the combined effect of mechanically induced vibrations and infrared light to stimulate cell metabolism and enhance regeneration processes. Andullation® has a particularly positive effect on the human body, and can be used to help alleviate pain. This unique technology has undergone many different rounds of clinical studies. We’ve also carried out in vitro and in vivo research projects to develop innovative treatment strategies on the basis of Andullation® technology, and we’ve done this through the support of the International Association for Andullation® Technology (IAAT), which initiates, coordinates and monitors these activities.

Building relationships with our professional partners

We wouldn’t be where we are today without the close relationships and partnerships we’ve established over the years with physiotherapists, GPs and other healthcare professionals – particularly those employed in the field of sport.

Our professional partners have come to trust our products and services, as they use them to dispense better care and a higher level of service to their patients. This is particularly the case when treatments are ongoing thanks to our products being available for use in the comfort of a patient’s home, making it easier to manage long-term conditions and facilitate regular follow-ups with patients. Today, more than 120,000 patients have been helped in this way.

Development of our product range

Andullation® is a unique technology that can be engineered into different types of devices to suit many different needs and requirements. Each item in our professional range has gone through many different rounds of product development, and our range itself has expanded significantly in recent years. The range includes the ANDUBALANCE®, which brings a radical new approach to medical problems associated with water retention and weight control. It also includes the ANDUBED®, which sees Andullation® being applied for the first time to facilitate relaxation and rest, bringing about a genuine revolution for all those suffering from stress and sleep disorders.

The ANDUFLEX®® is the latest addition to our self-care range, and reflects the need expressed by many of our customers for a more versatile and compact Andullation® device. The ANDUFLEX® can be applied to the forearms, thighs and a variety of different leg muscles, and is proving to be a huge success with active people who want to stay fit.

Future product development and value-added services

hhp has many unique concepts planned that are yet to be developed and manufactured. One such idea is the hhp Energy Capsule. This unique egg-shaped module will accommodate any of our high-end professional products and its aim will be to help recover the essential energy we all need for our daily activities. It will be further equipped with options such as light therapy and quality audio for a totally immersive experience. The hhp Energy Capsule will be available in our concept stores, dedicated hhp health centres and at the practices of selected healthcare professionals.

Along with our range of self-care products, we’re also developing a self-care related online platform offering Health Cures for pain-relief, sleep, wellness and sports performance and recuperation. These health cures will be tailored to the needs of individual customers and offer them the benefits of our products in the comfort of their own home. They’ll also be assisted and advised by an hhp Health Coach.

hhp concept stores

An important milestone in our history has been the opening of our first concept stores in Antwerp (Belgium) and Istanbul. These stores have been conceived as unique environments with space to relax and test our complete product range in peace. They’ll also give customers an opportunity to share their needs with our professional health coaches, and also learn more about our brand philosophy, Andullation® technology and our many value-added services, such as our affordable programme of cures. With the success of both these stores, we’ll be opening new concept stores in major cities around the world in the near future.

Gradual expansion of our international network

Patients with mild disabilities or chronic diseases across Europe are increasingly enthusiastic about the way our products and services help them to manage their health and improve the quality of their lives. After a rapid phase of expansion in Western Europe, and in particular Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, further branch openings will follow soon in North and South America.

With the gradual expansion of our international network, we’ve set out to further expand our partnerships with physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals. In all of these markets, regular health events are organized in local centres or physiotherapist practices. This gives people an opportunity to test our products and services first-hand, and is crucial to hhp because we never stop being amazed by how positively some patients can respond to the effects of Andullation® after just a single session.