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Boosting Your Physical and Mental Health with Hot Springs in Carson WA

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.

Relieves Pain

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.

Benefits Skin 

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.

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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.

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Our Mineral Water: What it is and What it Does

Our mineral water, pumped from the riverbed of Wind River, warms and detoxifies the body while bringing the blood to the surface of the skin. The mineral water we use offers a variety of health benefits and helps with issues including but not limited to: pain, stress, indigestion, musculoskeletal disorders, and more. Learn what our water is made of and how it benefits your body and soul.

Potassium
1. Release of energy from cells
2. Manufacture of glycogen and protein
3. Regulates fluid balance
4. Transmission of nerve impulses
5. Important in maintaining normal heart beat
6. Muscle contractions

Sodium
1. Maintain normal fluid balance
2. Transmission of nerve impulses
3. Muscle contractions
4. Helps to increase permeability of cell walls

Calcium
1. Development and maintenance of strong bones & teeth
2. Protects against Osteoporosis
3. Ensures proper clotting of the blood
4. Needed for the contraction and relaxation of muscles, especially the heart
5. Needed for proper utilization of iron
6. Assists in the absorption of Vitamin B-12
7. Helps to regulate cell permeability

Magnesium
1. Helps to form strong bones and teeth
2. Helps to regulate muscle relaxation and contraction
3. Maintains proper function of nerves
4. Activates enzymes controlling energy metabolism

Sulfate
1. Maintains healthy hair and nails
2. Needed in eliminating blood diseases
3. Helps to eliminate some skin diseases
4. Stimulates the liver and increases the flow of bile
5. Important in maintaining normal body metabolism
6. Detoxifies some poisons in the body

Phosphate
1. Development of strong bones and teeth
2. A component of the enzyme system in a cell which governs the release of energy
3. Assists with protein production and defines the structure of cell DNA and RNA
4. Helps maintain neutrality of body fluids

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What’s Special About Hot Springs in Washington

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At Carson Hot Springs Golf and Spa Resort, we can gush about hot springs in Washington all day–pun intended. Hot springs spas like Carson are places of healing and relaxation. But there’s something special about hot springs in Washington and hot springs near Oregon. The truth is, Carson is about as good as it gets when it comes to hot springs spas! Here’s why. Continue reading

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Why We Love Golfing This Time of Year

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You may not have known this, but Carson is right next to Elk Ridge Golf Course, a gorgeous 18 hole course where golfers of all ages and skill levels can enjoy a challenging game. And as we near Memorial Day, we thought we’d share with you the reasons why we love golfing this time of year.
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5 Ways Stress Affects Your Body and What to Do About It

5 ways stress affects your body

Many of our guests here at Carson visit us to relieve stress, and for good reason. There are lots of natural stress relief techniques available here, from soothing mineral water baths to relaxing massages. We’re sure you’ll be eager to try them when you read this list of 5 ways stress affects your body. These are just a few of many adverse effects stress has on the body. So check them out and then book a stress relieving stay with us! Continue reading

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Why A Mineral Soak is Good in the Winter

mineral soakAs the weather gets colder and you’re forced to wear more and more layers of clothes, it might be time to try a mineral soak. Due to the obvious cold factor, we tend to spend less and less time outside and more time on the couch. Without the constant use of exerting ourselves physically, we begin to get more stiff which in turn causes more and more joint and muscle pain. Continue reading

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Why Your Body Needs Mineral Baths

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At Carson Hot Springs Resort, we give guests a chance rejuvenate their body. For us, this rejuvenation comes in the form of mineral baths. Your body needs mineral baths for a variety of reasons. We believe it’s our duty to inform you of the ways in which our resort can heal you. Continue reading

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Featured Hike: Falls Creek Falls Hike

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A mere 30 minutes from Carson Hot Springs Golf & Spa Resort and you’re transported somewhere quite serene. Although a bit more taxing than a spa day, the Falls Creek Falls hike offers visitors a perfect chance to earn their relaxation afterward.

Spanning a little over 6 miles overall, the hike is just enough to get the oxygen flowing and the heart pounding, but not overly exhausting to where you need a respirator. The hike is manageable for little kids as well, so it serves as a great outdoor activity for the whole family. Continue reading

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4 Ways to Relieve a Headache at Carson

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If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, you know how frustrating and difficult it can be to get some much-needed relief. Plus a lot of people are reluctant to take medicine like ibuprofen on a regular basis. Luckily, there are many holistic ways to relieve a headache at Carson. Here are four. Continue reading

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