"
  • Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best. John C. Maxwell
"

Swim in a Hot Spring

COMPLETED BY 100

LISTED 348

Boosts Blood Circulation

The water found in natural hot springs contains a variety of different minerals, including calcium and sodium bicarbonate. When you bathe in a hot spring, your skin soaks in these minerals and your hydrostatic pressure rises. As this process continues, circulation and oxygen flow increases -- much like when you exercise. An oxygenated circulatory system is beneficial in keeping not only your heart, but your body's other vital organs and tissues, healthy and strong.

Reduces Stress, Promotes Sleep

Stress relief doesn’t have to come in the form of a pill. Excess stress can be remedied naturally by immersing your body in a hot-spring water bath. The minerals in the water can contribute to the psychological healing process, while heat relaxes tense muscles. Improved sleep can be an added benefit; when you soak in warm water, your body temperature rises, then quickly cools down when your bath is complete. This body-cooling process can help you relax and fall into a deeper sleep.

Relieves Pain, Naturally

If you suffer from chronic muscle pain, arthritis or even fibromyalgia, soaking in a pool of hot-spring water can effectively improve pain. An Israeli study found in the journal "Rheumatology International," shows evidence that hot mineral baths may aid in pain relief and fibromyalgia fatigue. Additionally, when your body is submerged in hot-spring water, the buoyancy encourages freer movement by naturally supporting your joints.

Solves Skin Problems

When applied directly to the skin, mineral-rich hot-spring water can help to naturally relieve certain skin conditions. The high silica content found in hot springs can smooth and soften dry, rough skin. Similarly, the medicinal properties of the water's sulfur content can relieve uncomfortable eczema and psoriasis symptoms.

Before You Soak

Always check with your doctor before taking a soak in a hot spring, especially if you're pregnant, elderly, have cardiovascular problems or another serious illness, to be sure the practice is safe for you.

 

Success stories

Ruth kiernan

Mar 07 at 02:31 am
America 2017

Alli Sands

Nov 16 at 08:32 am
Saratoga Hot Springs. So much fun!!

Siru Wallin

Nov 03 at 01:15 am
In Spain.

Krystal Hill

Sep 01 at 04:49 am
dawn and step daughter? ...

Irena Harrison

Jun 11 at 23:56 pm
I did this in Bali, Indonesia.

Shannon Frederick

Mar 08 at 03:11 am
Banff

Jessica Peragine

Mar 07 at 03:03 am
Hot Springs, nc

Jasmine Pestell

Feb 28 at 07:13 am
Swam in a hot spring in Thailand in Pai.

Eline Sophie van Dam

Feb 27 at 21:39 pm
In Bali, it was amazinggg

Lena Ana

Feb 27 at 06:41 am
Nikko

anna grant

Feb 26 at 22:24 pm
fontana spa

Urban Elysium

Feb 26 at 03:36 am
In Florida

Rebekah Heale

Feb 26 at 01:02 am
Hella yes!

Greta Burokaitė

Feb 15 at 11:48 am
Slovakija

Beki B

Jan 03 at 04:42 am
In Bali with Boyfriend:)