02 Jan The Power of a Pre-Soak Shower
For good clean fun, hit the shower before you soak!
Relaxing hot springs pools feel like a luxurious bathtub soak. But they’re not bathtubs. That’s why you need to take a shower before you soak. You wouldn’t bathe in a stranger’s leftover bathwater, and you wouldn’t want someone else to bathe in yours. Don’t be misled by the idea that getting wet before you get wet is a waste of time. The pregame shower is a matter of health and common courtesy.
Studies, including one by the Water Quality & Health Council show that at least 40 percent and maybe more than half the people who take a dip in a public pool often skip the shower, and about one-third never shower ahead. The Centers for Disease Control for decades has recommended showering with soap in order to prevent recreational water illnesses. A one-minute rinse-off can be enough, but be sure to clean everywhere. This is so important that visitors at geothermal pools in Iceland are required to shower without a swimsuit.
A shower before you soak is an early start to the refreshment, relaxation and peace of mind that you came to the hot springs to experience. At Iron Mountain Hot Springs, you can come clean in the comfort and privacy of our locker rooms and feel good about your whole day.
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