EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HEALING MINERAL WATER SPAS OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS (PALM SPINGS AREA)
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According to Hippocrates, the father of medical science, cures effected by water are one of the basis of medicine. With thousands of years of experience combined with the latest medical achievements of the 21st century, desert hot springs (palm springs area) mineral water spas offer cures to a variety of ailments. Spa vacationing is getting more and more popular worldwide following the practice of European and Asian traditions.
Come and stay in one of our Desert Hot Springs Vacation Homes, located right next to one of the best mineral waters in the world. Walking Distance to the best mineral water Spas, Hotels & Resorts in Desert Hot Springs (palm springs area). Including Miracle Springs & Spa Resort, Desert Hot Springs Spa & Hotel, and world famous Sea Mountain Inn Resort. All just minutes from glamor of Palm Springs. Enjoy ultimate health improvement and rejuvenate in body and spirit. The accelerated tempo of our life, the permanent stress of the 20th century led to the spread of vascular and nervous disorders. Lack of physical exercise, environmental hazards, unhealthy diets and an extended life span have resulted in an increase in the number of those suffering from locomotor disorders, allergies and cardio vascular problems.
Growing levels of environmental pollution, together with the rapid spread of chemicals have increasingly turned the attention of civilized people towards nature.
As a logical consequence, natural therapies are being rediscovered and are gaining popularity everywhere. Bathing cures have an enormous advantage over drugs and surgery. They have no side effects provided the medical instructions are followed.
What is Balneology?
Balneology is the scientific study of the therapeutic benefits of naturally occuring mineral waters. In the United States, this science is not very well known, and is even less seldom practiced. However, throughout Europe and Japan, balneology and hot springs therapy is very much a part of routine medical care. Medical prescriptions are given by licensed doctors for the treatment of a wide range of conditions, and utilizing mineral waters as a part of preventative medicine is widely recognized and encouraged.
Hot springs therapy became popular in the United States in the nineteenth century and reached a pinnacle in the United States in the 1940’s. During this brief hot springs era, doctors and resort owners, as well as an ever-enthusiastic general public, attributed many cures and health benefits to the use of therapuetic geothermally heated mineral waters. However, the hot springs movement did not last long enough to mature into a socio-cultural tradition which would have eventually resulted in formal research and medical acceptance. Furthermore, the FDA eventually stepped in and prohibited organizations from making unsubstantiated health claims concerning the medicinal value of natural mineral waters.
These facts not withstanding, hot spring soaking has a deep and far reaching tradition in North America, starting with the indigenous North American Native Tribes who considered choice hot springs to be “power spots” in nature. Native cultures universally utilized the natural waters for healing, purification ceremonies, sacred gatherings, and tribal meetings.
Although the brief hot springs movement in the United States faded, enough interest remained by way of naturalists, enthusiasts, and especially those more spiritually inclined, to keep many small resorts in operation throughout the country during the later part of the 20th century.
What remains universally true is the ignorance associated with potential healing powers of natural mineral waters. When questioning native american healers, therapists, resort owners, and enthusiasts, vague opinions and unsubstantiated “facts” are often prevalent, some of which are contrary to established scientific fact.
The rest of this article is designed to “clear away the pervasive fog” associated healing waters, as much as possible based on scientific research and prevalant scientific theory. Most of the information included is derived from European and Japenese medical sources. Links, as they become available, will be included to more advanced topics concerning more esoteric subjects, including the hot springs effect on the human bioenergy system, flow forms, structured water, and more.
How to obtain maximum results from the mineral waters of desert hot springs (palm springs area)?
the follow suggestion is based on scientific research of several promiment researchers and healers. Its call the three dip mehtod.
1. Dip into a hot spa for 5 to 10 minutes, then out to cool off.
2. Dip into the hot spa again for 5 minutes, then into the big swimming pool to exercise and cool off.
3. Dip into the hot spa again for 5 minutes, then dry off, lie down and rest while still warm. Do this two or three times a day. As you progress you may increase your time in the hot pool up to 10 minutes. If you feel faint, weak or tired, shorten or discontinue the hot water treatments.
What is Considered Healing Spring Water?
Any natural occurrence wherewater comes from underground and flows on to the surface of the earth is called spring.
When water crosses the underground layers of rocks, dissolve them and come to the surface as mineral water – it’s properties is different from region to region, even from spring to spring; (the deepest layer it comes from, the hottest it is…)
But the temperature is not necessarily the characteristic of these spring waters – the healing effect comes mostly, from the mineral composition of this springs and the Geothermic energy of this underground water.
What Makes a Mineral Hot Spring a Mineral Hot Spring?
In the United States, there are no real standards to classify the properties of hot springs. However, in Europe and Japan, there are a general standards that are widely accepted by balneologists.
- The Hot Springs Source
- There are two primary classifications of hot springs:
- Filtration Hot Springs
A filtration hot spring
is a geothermally heated mineral water that is initially fed by rain water that seeps into the Earth through faults and fractures. As it travels into the Earth, it becomes subject to increased energy from natural geothermal heat, and is exposed to gases and an often wide variety of minerals from rock and mineral deposits. The water adsorbs the minerals via leeching, is heated by the geothermal heat source, and then returns to the Earth’s surface.
Primary Hot Springs
A primary hot spring is a geothermally heated mineral water, where direct volcanic activity plays a far greater role in the process of the hot springs formation. One of the fundamental physical distinctions between a filtration spring and a primary spring is the mineral and gas content of the water, such as radon and bromide. Primary hot springs are often “powered” by magma chambers which exist miles under the Earth’s surface, as well as in volcanically active regions.
What is the Classification of the Desert Hot Springs & Palm Springs Spas?
Desert Hot Springs & Palm Springs Spas are primary hot springs.
The Hot Springs Temperature: Cool, Warm, or Hot?
Balneologists generally accept the following classification of mineral springs:
- Cold Springs – temperatures below 77° F ( 25° C )
- Tepid Springs – temperatures ranging from 77 – 93° F ( 25°-34° C )
- Warm Springs – temperatures ranging from 93 F – 108° F ( 34° – 42° C )
- Hot Springs – temperatures above 108° ( 42° C )
What is the Classification of the Desert Hot Springs & Palm Springs Spas?
Desert Hot Springs (palm springs area) Spas have mineral waters has both hot and cold springs. While the temperature of the water fluctuates between different sources, the water temperature usually measures between 116 – 118° F. The ambient temperature of the water in the summer months, however, can be as a high as 121 – 135° F.
The temperature of the water for spas is regulated at no hotter than 104° F by the State of California. In order to experience the full therapuetic benefit of the “hot springs” classification, a single use or special use tub must be utilized.
The Hot Springs Mineral Content
The legal classification of a mineral spring varies in different parts of the world. Generally speaking:
A mineral spring contains greater than 1000 mg/l ( PPM ) of naturally dissolved solids.
What is the Classification of the Desert Hot Springs (palm springs area) spas?
the waters that flow into the doznes of Desert Hot Springs spas and resorts are classified as true mineral springs, and have dissolved solids measuring over 2000 mg/l ( PPM ).
The Hot Springs pH Level
Waters may be classified as acidic, basic, or neutral, according to the balance of hydrogen in the water.
- Acidic waters are waters that measure below 7.0 on the PH scale.
- Neutral waters are waters that measure 7.0 on the PH scale.
- Basic/Alkaline waters are waters that measure above 7.0 on the PH scale.
What is the Classification of the Desert Hot Springs (palm springs area) spas?
Desert Hot Springs spas have water this is low sulfur, high sulfate alkaline hot springs, with a ph level between 7.4 – 7.6. The alkalinity is primarily the result of the potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sodium ions.
Hot Springs Therapy: Minerals
European balneologists have extensively studied the therapuetic value of mineral waters. Mineral springs with different mineral content are often recommended above others for various therapuetic uses.
In addition to the value of the trace minerals found in most hot springs, and the stimulating benefits of highly mineralized waters, balneotherapists generally agree on the following observations:
In Spain, a bicarbonate water is classified as such if the water contains more than 250 PPM of free carbon gas. However, springs that contain bicarbonate gasses ( sodium bicarbonate, calcium bicarbonate, carbon dioxide, etc. ) may also be utilized for the observed benefits commonly associated with bicarbonate hot springs.
Bathing in bicarbonate water, the balneologists believe, assists opening peripheral blood vessels and helps to improve circulation to the body’s extremities.
Eurpoean balneotherapists also utilize bicarbonate waters for bathing to address hypertension and mild atherosclerosis. For these conditions, tepid to warm baths are utilized ( 86 – 100° F ).
Some researchers believe that bicarbonate baths also assist cardiovascular disease and nervous system imbalances.
How do the Desert Hot Springs (palm springs area) Spas Rate?
Desert Hot Springs Mineral Water contains ,,,,,, PPM bicarbonate content, although the bicarbonate content does not produce a “carbonated” effect such as the Chatel-Guyon in France.
Sulfur and Sulfates
Hot Springs rich in Sulfur, in France, Spain, and Japan, are used to address a wide variety of conditions, including skin infections, respiratory problems, and skin inflammations.
Hot springs rich in sulfates ( ie. sulfur compounds ) have a far reduced “sulfur” effect as compared to Sulfur-rich springs. Such waters are often prescribed internally for liver and gastrointestinal conditions, as well as for some respiratory conditions with inhalation therapy, iin European spas.
How do the Desert Hot Springs (palm springs area) spas Rate?
Desert Hot springs contain no free sulfur or sulfurous gas. The Desert Hot Springs have been measured to contain …… PPM of sulfate compounds.
What do the medical balneologists have to say about the temperature of mineral water for therapy?
It is believed among some circles that warm spring soaking is more beneficial ( 99 – 101° F ) than thermal therapy. This is not necessarily supported by independent research and medical scientific analysis.
European medical doctors have conducted research into thermal therapy, and have found that:
Hydrostatic pressure in the body is increased
This results in increased blood circulation and cell oxygenation
The elimination systems of the body are thus stimulated, improving the body’s capacity to detoxifacation
The body’s metabolism is stimulated
This results in improved digestion
3 to 4 weeks of regular thermal bathing can assist in the normalization of endocrine glands and assist the automatic nervous system
Many of the stimulating benefits of hot springs water are temperature dependent. Balneologists have found that hot springs soaking temporarily relieves chronic pain directly associated with inflammation, even in cases where inflammation has not been reduced.
In Japan, at the famous Kusatsu hot spring, a 3-minute 125° F bath is utilized for an extraordinary theraupetic experience. Each visitor is pre-screened by the “bath master” to determine if such a bath would be safe and beneficial for each individual.
Not everyone should utilize high-temperature hot springs for therapuetic use. The state of one’s metabolism and the the presence of medical conditions is the determining factor when considering the most safe and healthy water temperature to bath in.
Contraindications to Hot Water Natural Mineral Springs Therapy:
- Conditions involving high fevers
- Extreme Hypertension
- Malignant tumors and cancerous conditions ( internal )
- Extreme Liver, kidney, or circulation disorders
- Conditions presenting the risk of hemorrhaging
- Anemic Conditions
- Congestive heart failure, recent stroke, or recent heart attack
- Bathing under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The existance of these or other metabolic conditions does not necessarily mean that there would be no benefit derived from utilizing mineral waters. It does mean, however, that there is a risk associated that may outway any benefit to utilzing hot waters. In such situations, individuals should consult with a medical doctor before bathing, or consult with a European medical balneologist.
In any case, soaking in mineral waters should not be done at excessively high temperatures without medical clearance when any contraindicated condition exists. A tepid to warm bath ( ~ 95° F – ~ 99° ) is as safe as taking a bath at home.
Benefits of Arsenic – While arsenic in larger doses is toxic in the human body, minute amounts may assist the body with plasma and tissue growth.
Benefits Boron – Boron builds muscle mass, increases brain activity and strengthens bones.
Benefits of Magnesium – Magnesium converts blood sugar to energy and promotes healthy skin.
Benefits of Potassium – Potassium assists in the normalization of heart rhythms, assists in reducing high blood pressure, helps to eliminate body toxins and promotes healthy skin.
Benefits of Sodium – Sodium and natural salts assist with the alleviation of arthritic symptoms, and may stimulate the body’s lymphatic system when used in baths.
The information provided on balneology is designed to provide general information about the value of hot springs and balneology. In no way does Desert Hot Springs Vacations make any medical or therapeutic claim concerning any curative properties of the Desert Hot Springs/palm springs Mineral Water. Always consult a licensed medical practitioner concerning matters of health. Bathing in our natural hot springs helps to sooth and relax the mind and body, relieves stress, and assists in both the detoxification and remineralization of the body.