Soaking in hot mineral springs is a relaxing way to spend a vacation, but did you know it also has many health benefits? The high temperature and mineral content of the water has numerous healing properties, which have been used across Europe and Japan for thousands of years. In America, the temperatures range from roughly 90-130 degrees, and the plethora of minerals include sulfur, calcium, potassium, silica, magnesium, bicarbonate, and lithium. If you have pain, stress, skin concerns, or just need a way to unwind, our Carson hot springs are here to help.
Boosts Heart Health
The various minerals found in natural hot springs are excellent for heart health. Sodium bicarbonate stimulates circulation, potassium balances blood pressure, and calcium protects the heart — similar to the effects of exercise. In fact, the high water temperatures alone were found to increase heart rate and lower both diastolic and mean blood pressure in a study by the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education. When your heart’s healthy, your other vital organs and tissues are also kept strong.
Soaking in hot-spring water relaxes muscles and relieves pain which makes it beneficial for people with arthritis and chronic muscle aches. The levels of sodium, magnesium, and potassium work to ease muscle cramps and fatigue – even long after you leave the water. In one study, hot mineral bathing was discovered to help improve fibromyalgia fatigue and function, as well as provide pain relief. Furthermore, soaking in the water eases the pressure off stiff joints and muscles and encourages more natural movement.
Spring water is rich in minerals which boosts skin health. After soaking in the water, dry, rough skin will become soft and moisturized thanks to the silica. The high sulfur content is excellent for improving rashes, eczema, and psoriasis. The presence of magnesium in mineral water has also been proven to hydrate dry skin, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the skin barrier, a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology reveals.
Carson Hot Springs
Finally, hot springs are also effective stress relievers. Heat relaxes muscles while minerals like potassium and lithium improve mental health and relieve stress and anxiety. When you soak in warm water, your body temperature will also rise and cool, a process which helps promote deep restful sleep. A long soak in our hot mineral spring is just what you need to relax and rejuvenate your body, mind, and health. So, book your relaxing getaway to our beautiful Carson Hot Springs for a rejuvenating trip amongst our beautiful Washington accommodations.