The Water

The Water – Natural Mineral Waters

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 most common reasons for soaking in natural mineral waters are to revitalize the skin, calm the nerves, detoxify the body and refresh 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.

Soaking in hot water can be 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 targeting specific parts of the body.

Several natural hot springs emerge onto the Iron Mountain Hot Springs property with average water temperatures ranging from 105 to 108°F. There are more than 14 different minerals found in the water:

  • Boron
  • Calcium
  • Chloride
  • Fluoride
  • Iron
  • Lithium
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Phosphate
  • Silica
  • Sodium
  • Sulfate
  • Zinc

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. Thermal heat from the springs is used to warm the family pool and to heat the walkways and buildings.

Each of the WorldSprings World Experience pools includes different mineral formulas. Each pool is different, for example; the Blue Lagoon pool is rich in Silica, Potassium and Boron minerals; the Vichy pool includes Bicarbonate, Silica, Sodium and more minerals; the Hokkaido, the Japan pool, is naturally rich in Sodium, Sulphur and Bicarbonate; the Turkey pools have large amounts of Bicarbonate, Sulphate and Calcium; the Romania pool is rich in Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium; the Australia pool includes Bicarbonate, Sodium and Magnesium; the New Zealand pool incorporates Sodium, Sulfate and Potassium, the Italy pool is rich with Sodium, Sulfate and Bicarbonate; and in the Bali pool, Sulfate and Magnesium make up 74% of the minerals.

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