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Benefits of Soaking in a Hot Spring

By: Mountain Valley Spring

Our water is just one of the many natural wonders produced by the beautiful Ouachita Mountains region. This area of the United States of America is an unsung place of natural beauty that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.  
Hot Springs, Arkansas, is an awesome resort town nestled in the Ouachita Mountains. The town   boasts award winning spas and several natural hot springs. Not only are the mineral heavy springs relaxing, they are therapeutic as well. 
Check out a few specific benefits of soaking in natural hot springs below.
Hot springs have a high silica content.  Silica is a colorless compound that occurs as the mineral quartz and as a principal constituent of sandstone and other rocks. The compound can smooth rough and dry skin. 
Soaking in hot springs also reduces stress and helps you sleep better. While the water temperature relaxes your muscles, the minerals can contribute to physiological healing. What a nice method to soak all of your problems away. 

If you’re suffering from muscle aches, submerging your body in hot spring water may also aid in pain relief for those dealing with chronic muscle pain, arthritis and/or fibromyalgia.
The water in hot springs contains several minerals including calcium and sodium bicarbonate. The body soaks up these minerals and increases overall oxygen flow, which improves blood circulation. 
If you’re congested, the heat of the water combined with Sulphur is great for combatting nasal congestion caused by the common cold or allergies. 
People have been enjoying the positive aspects of hot spring soaking for thousands of years. The benefits are proven. Give it a shot and let us know how great you feel post-soak @mountainvalleywater.