In Europe and Japan, balneology (the study of the therapeutic benefits of mineral waters) has long been a revered science and mineral spring bathing is often prescribed to patients this rheumatism, arthritis, skin conditions, and nervous system imbalances. Because Australia has comparatively few mineral springs, the health benefits of this waters are not as well known as they are overseas. In this article, we explore some of the ways that a trip to the Peninsula Hot Springs can boost your health.
Soaking in naturally warm mineral waters raises your body temperature, which quickly cools once you step out. This cooling process helps your body relax, and encourages a deeper, more restful sleep.
Increased blood circulation
The bicarbonate properties of mineral springs increase hydrostatic pressure in the body which works to open the peripheral blood vessels, helping to improve circulation and blood oxygenation. The benefits of improved circulation include improved organ function, increased energy, stabilized body heat, and better regulated blood pressure.
Improved blood circulation also strengthens your skin and helps it fight off bacteria, but there are a number of other ways that your skin can benefit from the mineral springs. The steam for the warm water will open your pores and clear them out, helping to balance your complexion. The magnesium and potassium content of the water also helps to promote healthy skin.
Detoxifies the body
Mineral springs work to activate the body’s natural elimination systems which increases their capacity to detoxify. The potassium and sodium content of the mineral springs boosts the function of the lymphatic system, which is one of our body’s key elimination systems to get rid of toxins and waste.
Aside from the physiologically relaxing effects that the mineral springs can offer, they are also an ideal place to take time out for self care and contemplation. Sitting in a peaceful, calming, and natural setting where you removed from the demands of your everyday life can help you put life in perspective and rejuvenate your mind.
Put your health first and treat your body and mind to a relaxing day at Victoria’s premier mineral springs. Melbourne on the Move has a dedicated Peninsula Hot Springs tour bus service which runs three days a week. To book a place on one of our shuttles, use our online booking form or call us on 1300 55 86 86.