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Hot Spring Baths: Surprising Benefits To One’s Health

Update Date: Feb 26, 2017 07:00 AM EST

Hot springs are produced by the occurrence of geothermally heated groundwater that rises from the crust of the Earth. There is a lot of geothermal hot springs in several locations all over the Earth's crust. While there are hot springs that are safe for bathing, others are just so hot that immersion could result in injury or untimely death.

While hot spring destinations offer a very invigorating experience, the water from hot springs could also relieve stress, fatigue and pain, as per The Health Site. There are also a lot of health benefits that we could get from soaking in hot springs.

The water coming from hot springs contain minerals like sodium bicarbonate and calcium. So when a person bath in hot springs, the body of that person also get the minerals. And because of these minerals, oxygen flow and blood circulation increases.

A study in North American Journal of Medical Sciences also suggests that plunging your body in hot spring water can also minimize stress. As the heat relaxes the tired muscles, minerals from the water can help to its psychological healing process.

A study in the journal Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology said that warm water could improve the quality of sleep of a person. Because as the body plunges into a warm water, the body temperature rises and when a person's bath is complete, the body cools down. The cooling process can help a person to relax and have a great sleep.

Water coming from hot springs also helps in reducing muscle pain. Rheumatology International published a study about how the water coming from hot springs can relieve muscle pain. The study found out that hot mineral baths can help in pain relief.

A study published in the journal named Acta Demato-Venereogica said that hot spring water could combat dry skin. The high silica content coming from its water can soften dry and rough skin. In addition, the silica found in hot spring water has been discovered helpful in relieving the symptoms of psoriasis and eczema.

In Cambodia, the Ministry of Tourism is preparing to develop a hot spring place named Te Teuk Plus Spring located in Kamping Speu that could attract local and international tourists, as per KHMER TIMES. The said hot spring is around 70°C water temperature and has a 100-meter diameter.

But before a person could indulge into hot spring bathing, it is advisable to ask a doctor check if  that practice is harmless for one's health. Especially for people who have cardiovascular disease or pregnant.

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