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Mineral Spas…Healthy Or Hype?

We all watch the lifestyles of the rich and famous with either awe or distain, but deep inside we all wish that we had the type of life that involves sitting in a hot spring spa and having someone cater to our every need. That begs the question whether the mineral spa treatments are really all that they are chalked up to be. With so many claims of health benefits, skin benefits, anti-aging benefits and the like, is it all real or fabricated by the mineral spa tourist industry to suck us in and make us sit for nothing? Before you go out and buy your ticket to the hot springs of some far away paradise, you may want to know how much of the claims made to mineral spas are real and how much it is just hype.

To find out what the facts are, I went on a search to find answers to the following questions:

Is there really a benefit to soaking in a natural mineral spring spa?

Hot natural springs have for centuries believed to have healing benefits to bodies. Known as the mineral cure, the wealthy would spend their fortunes to soak their bodies in the springs in far away lands. There is reason to believe that there is some science behind what sitting in a hot mineral spa can actually do for the body. Mineral deficiencies in the body can wreak havoc to the immune system and other body functions. When you sit in a mineral spa the minerals of the hot spring are absorbed into the body via the skin. If you are deficient in any mineral concentration, it can aid your body to function better.

It also works by hydrating the skin and helping the epidermic layers to heal and rejuvenate. There is also evidence to suggest that the minerals combined with the hot water therapy, aid in sore muscles and pain. Mineral springs have also shown to benefit diabetes, lung conditions and heart diseases. Due to the high concentrations of magnesium, it also aids to decrease blood sugar levels, blood pressure regulation and to improve airway function. The best part about it is that it helps to remove the top layers of the skin through exfoliation allowing new layers to emerge, giving you a more youthful appearance and stimulating the growth of skin cells.

What is actually happening in your body when you sit in a mineral spa?

When you are immersed in a mineral spa your body is absorbing the minerals from the water. Most of the water that we ingest into our bodies is absorbed through the skin’s surface. That means while you soak, not only are you being hydrated, your body is also absorbing all the rich minerals that the spa contains. Going to work where your body is deficient, the minerals help to increase the function of your body systems immediately. Quite arguably the quickest absorption of minerals into the blood stream, all you have to do is sit to reap the benefits.

So what is the conclusion?

There is usually some sound reason why myths persist throughout the centuries. Wives tales get started for a reason in most cases. The same is true of hot spring mineral spas. The healing benefits of sitting and soaking are not just myth, they are real. Not hype, there is scientific evidence to back the realism of claims that are made by the hot springs tourism marketing experts. Now that you know, go ahead and make those reservations. If the hot spring isn’t healthy enough, the time away to find your own special paradise will be. Why should the rich and famous be the only ones who get to vacation in remote places?

We all watch the lifestyles of the rich and famous with either awe or distain, but deep inside we all wish that we had the type of life that involves sitting in a hot spring spa and having someone cater to our every need. That begs the question whether the mineral spa treatments are really all that they are chalked up to be. With so many claims of health benefits, skin benefits, anti-aging benefits and the like, is it all real or fabricated by the mineral spa tourist industry to suck us in and make us sit for nothing? Before…

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About Julie Keating

Julie Keating, commissioned writer, has been in the freelance writing industry for over ten years. Her academic accomplishments include a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Journalism. She insists that it is her personal experiences as the mother of six, the mother to a special needs child, and being widowed at a very young age, that brings personalization to her writing and captivates her readers.