Five Health Benefits of Visiting Mineral Springs
Besides the obvious reason of providing a warm, relaxing escape from our stressful jobs, having a weekend away in Hepburn Springs at one of their cottage accommodation spots can also be good for your health. Here are just five of the benefits for your body when visiting a hot spring.
1. A natural detox
When bathing in hot springs, your body temperature slowly increases and encourages sweating, eliminating harmful toxins and germs which are likely to make you ill.
2. Improved sleep
Soaking in warm water helps to relax the muscles of the body. Some medical experts have claimed that doing so for a short while, two hours before bed can help reduce insomnia. This can also be attributed to the negative ions found within mineral water which help stimulate feelings of well-being, both physically and psychologically.
3. Exercise without moving a muscle!
It has been suggested in one study that immersing yourself in a hot spring simulates many of the health benefits associated with exercise, without placing as much strain on the heart. It does so by warming the blood which causes the blood vessels to dilate. This then results in a reduction to blood flow resistance and ultimately, lowers the blood pressure itself.
4. Give your bones a break
Mineral springs are great for arthritis suffers, as the combined effects of the warmth and weightlessness help to massage the joints and relax the muscles. This reduces stress on the joints and encourages easier movement.
5. Metabolism motivation
Stimulates your metabolism by increasing the secretions of your digestive track and liver, aiding with the body’s breakdown of foods.
Visiting Hepburn Springs’ cottage accommodation can sometimes be just what the doctor ordered!