20 Jul Hydrotherapy: New Rejuvenation Station
Alternating a hot mineral springs soak with immersion in cool or cold water boosts both the refreshment and the health benefits of your visit to Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Located between the 16 soaking pools and the family pool, the newly-installed outdoor showers dubbed the Rejuvenation Station, makes it easy.
The up-and-down temperature exposure, called contrast hydrotherapy, gives your blood vessels and muscles a workout while the rest of you relaxes. When you’re in the hot water, blood flows to the surface of your skin. When the cold water hits, the blood flows back to your core. The improved circulation is good for your heart, your skin, your brain, and your other internal organs.
Likewise, your lymph nodes relax in the heat and contract in the cold, setting up a pumping action in your muscles that helps move the lymph through your body. This can help carry away toxins that have collected and reduce excess fluid buildup.
Little research so far has been conducted on the specific benefits of contrast hydrotherapy, but anecdotal evidence suggests a range of healthy results because of the circulation and detoxification effects. When you try out the Rejuvenation Station at Iron Mountain Hot Springs after a nice hot soak in one of our pools, you’ll feel the difference and be ready start another round by trying another of the mineral hot springs.