In addition to the general uses, like,Living use, Public bath, Gardening, Cooking, Heating, and Geothermal energy, hot spring bathing has a number of advantages:
Therapeutic effects - Soaking in a hot spring need not be solely reserved for a relaxing vacation or a weekend getaway. These mineral-rich baths offer a slew of natural health benefits you may not know about. The healing powers of hot springs have been used for thousands of years and are widely accepted as natural treatment options for various common ailments. The therapeutic use of water could be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to relieving pain, stress, skin woes and more.
Traveling to a hot spring resort can bring about a positive change of mood, leading to a beneficial transformation of one's mindset. Hot springs contain high amounts of negative ions, which can help promote feelings of physical and psychological wellbeing.
Reduces Stress, Promotes Sleep - It is believed that many cases of insomnia can be traced to hectic/stressful lifestyles. 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,about two hours before bedtime (about 15 minutes at a time). As 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.
Boosts Blood Circulation - When bathing in a natural hot springs, circulation and oxygen flow increases - much like when you exercise. An oxygenated circulatory system is beneficial in keeping not only your heart, but also your body's other vital organs and tissues, healthy and strong.
Stimulation of the immune system -Trace amounts of minerals such as carbon dioxide, sulfur, calcium, sodium bicarbonate,magnesium, and lithium are absorbed by the body, your hydrostatic pressure rises- provide healing effects to various body organs and system. These include stimulation of the immune system; physical and mental relaxation; the production of endorphins; and normalize gland function.
Solves Skin Problems - The high silica content found in hot springs can smooth and soften dry and rough skin. Similarly, the medicinal properties of the water's sulfur content can relieve uncomfortable eczema and psoriasis symptoms.
Lower Blood Pressure - Socking in a hot bath gives many of the health benefits of exercise with less strain on the heart. It increases the heart rate while it lowers blood pressure rather than raising it as does other forms of exercise. Immersion in hot water first speeds up the heart to send blood to the surface and disperse extra body heat into the air. But after a few minutes, the warm blood causes the blood vessels to dilate, which lessons resistance to blood flow and lowers the blood pressure.
Reliefs Muscle Pain/Improve Joint Mobility - The combination of warmth and buoyancy is extremely beneficial to arthritis sufferers. The buoyancy of the water relaxes the muscles, and supports and reduces stress on the joints, which encourages their range of motion. Researchers now think rheumatoid arthritis patients can exercise safely as water therapeutically massages the joints with every movement and help increase aerobic capacity and muscle strength.
Eliminate Toxins/Detoxification - A hot spring bath is used for relaxation, lowering the body's energy. It stimulates sweating and increases the elimination of toxins through sterilizing and detoxifying effects.One may use fresh herbs or the essential oils to enhance the process. Adding Epsom salt to the bath helps arthritis and rheumatism; and sea salt promotes healing, reduces inflammation and prevents infection.
Kills harmful germs and viruses - Bathing in hot springs gradually increases the temperature of the body, thus killing harmful germs and viruses.
Skin beautification - If properly utilized, hot springs contribute for skin cleansing, skin moisturizing, clear skin and other skincare benefits.
Normalize functions of endocrine glands and nervous system - Repeated hot spring bathing (over 3 - 4 weeks) can help normalize the functions of the endocrine glands as well as body’s autonomic nervous system.
Aiding digestion - Bathing also enhances body metabolism, including stimulating the secretions of the intestinal tract and the liver, aiding digestion – greatly encourage the effects of dieting.
Anti-aging - Hot spring water supplements ceramide formation and leads to enhance collagen turnover.