11 Benefits of Soaking in Iron Mountain Hot Springs

11 Benefits of Soaking in Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Soak up the healing benefits of our 100% pure mineral water.

  1. No chemicals. Iron Mountain Hot Springs is one of the few commercial hot springs that does not use chemicals of any kind in its pools. Our water comes directly from the source spring. A state-of-the-art filtration system keeps the water pure and pristine.
  2. Two reflexology pools. Chinese medicine has long held that pressure points on the feet correspond with various organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these points is believed to have a profound effect on overall health. To engage in a do-it-yourself reflexology treatment, just take a walk in our Lapis and Topaz pools. The bottoms of both are strewn with river rocks that naturally and gently massage the bottom of your feet.
  3. Soaking also burns calories, so go ahead and enjoy that cocktail!Promotes relaxation. It’s no secret that immersing yourself in hot water will almost instantly reduce stress. The heat naturally coaxes tense muscles to loosen up which in turn promotes feelings of calm, wellbeing and tranquility.
  4. 14 dissolved minerals. Each of the minerals found in Iron Mountain Hot Springs has health and healing benefits. During a soaking session, the body absorbs microscopic quantities through the skin, the body’s largest organ. Iron is our most plentiful mineral; transdermal absorption can help alleviate the symptoms of anemia, an iron deficiency.
  5. Soothes skin problems. Plain water often has a dehydrating effect on skin, but mineral water is rich in silica which helps to soothe irritations, particularly rough, dry skin. Soaking in mineral hot springs is often prescribed by physicians and naturopaths in Europe and Japan where holistic healing is more readily embraced.
  6. Rejuvenation Station. Give contrast hydrotherapy a try – that’s alternating hot and cold water for health benefits. Rotate taking cool-water outdoor showers at our Rejuvenation Station with soaking in the hot springs. The temperature difference will boost circulation, and also has heart and brain benefits.
  7. Boosts blood circulation. According to com, when you bathe in a hot spring, your hydrostatic pressure rises. As this process occurs, circulation and oxygen flow increases – much like when you exercise. An oxygenated circulatory system is beneficial in keeping not only your heart, but your body’s other vital organs and tissues, healthy and strong.
  8. Burns calories. That’s right! Soaking in hot springs burns 140 calories per hour – about the same as a craft beer. A recent study highlighted the effects of “passive heating” on the body. With the knowledge that there’s a calorie offset built-in, you can relax and enjoy a guilt-free adult beverage from the Sopris Café or the Sandbar.
  9. Relieves pain naturally. Nearly 40 million adults and children in the U.S. suffer from arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, warm water works wonders to relieve pain, with effects that last long after your soak. For maximum therapeutic benefit, doctors recommend soaking for 20 minutes at a time, combined with gentle stretches in the water.
  10. Natural outdoor setting. Fresh air and sunshine are a remedy for just about any ailment. At Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, visitors have plenty of both, plus views of Mount Sopris, Red Mountain and the Colorado River.
  11. Promotes sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation we begin to feel sleepy when our body temperature drops. For an all-natural sleep aid, you can encourage the effect with a warm bath or and an evening hot springs soak. The contrast between the warmth and coolness of your bedroom will help induce a restful night’s sleep.

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Karin Gamba

Karin Gamba has been writing professionally for the travel and tourism markets for nearly two decades. She has promoted a wide array of travel products that include destination towns, vacation resorts, golf courses, ski areas, spas, hotels, restaurants and countless visitor attractions. Karin especially loves writing about her hometown of Glenwood Springs.