People have been using the natural healing powers of mineral water for wellness for thousands of years. There are references to the therapeutic use of mineral water in the Old Testament, and Hippocrates, known as the “Father of Western Medicine, ” wrote about healing with water in 500 B.C.
Some of the most common reasons for soaking in natural mineral waters such as those found in the Glenwood Springs hot springs are to revitalize the skin, calm the nerves, detoxify the body and refresh the oxygen levels. Many also turn to thermal mineral waters for health issues such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, skin conditions, depression, respiratory illnesses including asthma, and locomotor and circulatory diseases.
Soaking in hot water can be relaxing and rejuvenating, and can help ease sore muscles and reduce stress. The jets from a whirlpool spa offer additional benefits in the form of hydrotherapy massage that can target specific parts of your body by simply moving around in the spa.
There are more than 14 different minerals found in the analysis of the water at the Iron Mountain Hot Springs. The five most abundant minerals in the soaking pools are iron, sulfate, chloride, sodium and calcium. Iron and sulfate are known for their relaxing qualities.