Let your imagination wander into the beneficial waters of hot springs. As you emerge your body into the warm, subtle water, the stress drifts away with each gentle ripple. A sense of calmness will immediately greet you with the feel of the natural steam against your face, your body will ease into a state of relaxation.
The breeze whispers a gentle mantra to you; to welcome health and serenity. What some people look at as a fun weekend trip, others explore as a personal health retreat; for both the body and mind. The good thing is, soaking in a hot spring can serve as both fun and beneficial.
If you’ve soaked in these waters, you know there’s something about the experience that’s almost indescribable. On the other hand, if you haven’t been, I’m sure at some point, you’ve felt a mysterious urge to go. There’s a chance neither of the above applies, but you might feel more inclined for a soak after learning what it has to offer. Not only do they hold so much beauty, but soaking in a hot spring will slowly melt away your worries, along with your aches and pains.
How can water be so beneficial?
For thousands of years, hot springs have held a reputation for their therapeutic benefits. They’ve also been used to ease and treat certain ailments and diseases. For example, many scientists from around the world, such as Europe and Japan, have studied the healing powers of balneology; the “treatment of disease by bathing.”
The minerals found in the natural pools are essential for our vitality and help increase our body’s ability to absorb them. The temperature of the water encourages relaxation and comfort throughout the body.
While the idea alone of going for a nice soak sounds magical, knowing that it’s actually recommended in some countries, is even better. I suppose you could say; it’s just what the Doctor ordered.
As if you needed another reason to plan a trip, read a few of the benefits that lay within these healing waters. Then grab a map and write yourself a health slip.