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WELLBEING BENEFITS ~ depending on the mineral content and temperate of the spring.
Calcium - vital for bone tissue, proper functioning of muscles, relaxation.
Silica - for bone formation (acts like carbon fibre in steel - makes them strong without being heavy), not found in processed food.
Magnesium - good for muscles, essential for proper functioning of kidneys.
Bicarbonate - balances the pH in the blood stream.
Iron - is more easily absorbed in water, enables red blood cells to carry oxygen, also vital for the formation of haemoglobin.
Information provided by Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
WHAT IS BALNEOLOGY or BALNEOTHERAPY?
Balneology is the scientific study of the therapeutic benefits of naturally occurring mineral waters. In Australia, this science is not very well known and is even less seldom practiced. However, throughout Europe and Japan, balneology and hot spring 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, as well as utilising mineral waters as part of preventative medicine is widely recognised and encouraged.
Hot spring soaking has a deep and far reaching tradition in North America, starting with indigenous North American Native tribes who considered choice hot springs to be "power spots" in nature. Native cultures universally utilise the natural waters for healing, purification ceremonies, sacred gatherings and tribal meetings.
The rest of this article is designed to "clear away the pervasive fog" associated with healing waters, as much as possible based on scientific research and prevalent scientific theory. Most of the information included is derived from European and Japanese medical sources. Information provided by Peninsula Hot Spring and further information can be read at the Peninsula Hot Springs link.
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