Hot mineral springs are my cup of tea – or should I say my cup of hot water! From Esalen to La Gruta in Mexico, I’ll sit in hot water and take the benefits of the thermal springs any day!
Thermal springs have been used pretty much forever for improving natural health. Some of the benefits, besides just a delectable way to spend a day, are improved circulation and better breathing, reducing the pain and stiffness of arthritis and other muscle aches, and a natural remedy for stress relief.
People with certain conditions like high blood pressure or pregnant women need to be vigilant when they are using any type of hot springs or tubs or thermal waters.
Hot springs can be caused naturally by Mother Nature with her geysers and volcanic activity. Or they can be artificially made by humans with gas or electricity or solar in a resort setting. Some of the more famous hot springs in the world are found in Steamboat Springs in Nevada, Hot Springs in Arkansas, Glenwood Springs in Colorado, Dalhousie Springs in Australia, Deildartunguhver in Iceland and Silver Springs in Florida. I love to soak in any kind of hot tub anywhere, but I think my favorite place to take the thermal water is under the moonlit black sky in the tubs overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Esalen in Big Sur.