Answer: Lots of minerals and plenty of heat. Here are few ways to make your soak at Glenwood Hot Springs as relaxing and healing as possible.
There are over 15 different minerals dissolved in the super-heated waters at Glenwood Hot Springs. While you don’t need to do anything but immerse yourself in the pools to obtain the benefits, the following tips and information will enhance your sense of wellbeing while taking the waters:
● Ease in. The pools are between 90° and 104°F. The warm mineral-infused water helps soothe achy muscles and joints. The Pool is an ideal environment to stretch and loosen tightness in the legs, hips, shoulders and back.
● Mineral magic. Your skin passively absorbs the mineral goodness. Sodium chloride, potassium sulfate and calcium sulfate are among the most abundant dissolved minerals at Glenwood Hot Springs. By simply relaxing in the pools, you can alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, skin disorders and depression!
● Healing heat. It’s not called the Therapy Pool by chance. Soaking in the hotter of the two pools increases the body’s temperature which helps to naturally eliminate toxins, increase circulation and reduce blood pressure.
● Pre-treat. Before your massage or treatment at the Spa of the Rockies, set aside time to relax with a soak in the pools and allow the warm water to begin the work of unknotting tight muscles. Afterwards, your therapist can further ease any remaining tension.
● Skip the rinse. If possible leave the dried minerals from the pool on your skin after soaking. The minerals whether in wet or in dried form, are effective for a number of skin ailments including acne and eczema.
● Sip it. Bring along a cup and take a sip from the only mineral drinking spring in Glenwood Springs. If you can abide the taste, the minerals are as good for your interior as they are for your exterior, aiding in the maintenance of a healthy pH in the body, the proper balance of electrolytes and the production of collagen.
To find out more about the healing benefits of Glenwood Springs’ mineral waters, visit www.hotspringspool.com.