Thermal Wellness

Natural healing powers of mineral water

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.

Hot Springs Pool along Colorado RiverSoaking 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.

Our mineral water in the small 16 pools is untreated and unfiltered to preserve the healing properties of the minerals that it contains. Our water contains a natural white colored algae that thrives on the minerals found in the water. This algae aids in moisturizing skin allowing for better absorption of healing minerals. Each pool has a continuous flow of water, and the entire body of water is replaced every two hours.

The Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, also features a freshwater family pool with an elevated, jetted spa and sixteen thermal hot springs pools for soaking. Plan your visit to the newest Colorado hot springs to relax, restore and rejuvenate today.