Using Hot Springs for Detoxification
Water is a life essential and a key factor in healing the body. The practice of using natural mineral water to promote healing is called Balneology. Balneotherapy is the therapeutic use of thermal mineral waters through bathing, drinking, or steam inhalation. Balneotherapy has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions and as an anchor of daily wellness. Hot springs soaking, a form of Balenotherapy, is a great way to detoxify and improve your health. There are several reasons why hot springs can be beneficial for detoxing. In particular, these healing methods use water to help your body remove harmful toxins.
According to Dr. Coplin, “a ‘toxin’ is an excess of environmental and metabolic wastes that have accumulated in the body. Our body has many efficient systems for keeping this excess from damaging our health, and if we can periodically target and support those systems we can ensure the scales of health are balanced in our favor.”
“Hydrothermal therapies, such as Balneotherapy, physically and metabolically enhances ‘toxin’ elimination by engaging with multiple systems in the body at the same time. The heat from the water, the pressure of the water on the skin, and the minerals in the water all provide for very specific detoxifying effects by increasing your body’s own ability to do what it naturally wants to do. Sweating, circulation, filtration, and elimination are key ways that ‘toxins’ are moved from the cellular level, out of the tissue space and finally eliminated.”