World Bathing Day, June 22

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World Bathing Day, June 22

Join Iron Mountain Hot Springs on Saturday, June 22, in participating in World Bathing Day, a Global Wellness Institute (GWI) initiative to celebrate how water connects people and cultures all across the globe.

Why Celebrate World Bathing Day?

Water—and the culture surrounding the practices of cleansing—is worth celebrating. World Bathing Day takes place on June 22 and does just that—it’s an internationally-recognized day created by the Bathe the World Foundation and supported by the Global Wellness Institute’s Hot Springs Initiative that aims to honor the diverse rituals and cultural traditions that go hand-in-hand with the acts of bathing, cleansing and rejuvenation. Hot springs facilities all over the world, including Iron Mountain Hot Springs, are getting in on the celebration to recognize the importance of water within the industry and across the globe and bring attention to the plights of communities with restricted access to water.

How to Participate

Tag and post your World Bathing Day Photos, #worldbathing day and #ironmountainhotspringsCelebrate with us by tagging your Iron Mountain Hot Springs photos with #IronMountainHotSprings and #WorldBathingDay and sharing them on social media.

World Bathing Day Raises Awareness

According to UNICEF, one third of the world’s population doesn’t have access to clean bathing water, which is a critical health issue. There are severe consequences and implications when people have restricted access to bathing—every day around 1,000 children die from water-related diseases and every day women and girls must spend 200 million hours gathering water. To them water represents time, education and hope. In addition to honoring the act of bathing and cleansing as a celebration of water and its longstanding rituals and cultural significances, World Bathing Day also draws attention to the people who have limited access to bathing water. With this day of celebration comes the responsibility to raise awareness and affirm our resolve to ensure a time where bathing is possible for all.

The Benefits of Hot Springs Bathing

Bathing has long been practiced as a part of social and multicultural rituals. It is celebrated in many parts of the world as a pleasant experience that enhances overall quality of life. Hot springs bathing in particular enjoys an excellent reputation. Benefits of soaking in mineral-rich waters are many. Some of these include treatment of chronic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia; soaking is also credited with increased blood circulation, soothing of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and even the promotion of better sleep.

Bathing at Iron Mountain Hot Springs

The water at Iron Mountain Hot Springs contains 14 minerals, each one with its own efficacious healing properties. The 16 soaking pools at Iron Mountain Hot Springs range in temperature from 99°F to 108°F, allowing guests to fine-tune their personal soaking experience. A freshwater family pool and outdoor showers provide a cool respite from the heat as needed. In addition to the mineral-rich water, the location of Iron Mountain Hot Springs along a bank of the Colorado River further enhances its connection to the rejuvenating qualities of Nature’s most basic compound and a building block for life.

If you love hot springs bathing as much as we do, join us by sharing your images of Iron Mountain Hot Springs on social media on World Bathing Day, June 22. We can’t wait to see your amazing photos. Happy Soaking!

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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.

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