Recharge by taking a dip in a hot spring
Taking a relaxing dip in a hot spring can be rejuvenating and recharging, even life-changing. There are many health benefits in hot springs. It can make your skin smoother, improve blood circulation, relieve any muscle aches and pains, and eliminate body toxins. Check out our list of favorite mineral and hot springs for your next wellness adventure
Amanemu’s outdoor thermal spring garden features daybeds for private bathing and relaxing space, and two onsen pools, which provide naturally heated water maintained at a comfortable 36 to 38 degrees Celsius. Amanemu is a hot spring sanctuary perched on Ise-Shima National Park overlooking the calm water of Ago Bay. The spa also features a watsu pool, a fitness center and four treatment suites.
2. 7132 Thermal Baths
7132 Thermal Baths at 7132 Hotel offers a deeply relaxing experience with its unique atmosphere and highly mineralized water that comes out of St. Peter’s spring. The magnificent thermal baths are an internationally acclaimed architectural masterpiece created by Peter Zumthor. Treat yourself to luxury by trying out the spa treatments offered by ESPA. The treatments are suitable for all skin types and can be used individually or in combination to achieve visible and outstanding results – immediately and long term. Relaxing essential oils and stimulating marine extracts help obtain exceptional results for face, body and mind.
3. Blue Lagoon
Being one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, this mineral-rich waterscape opens up new vistas of wellbeing. Unlike anything else found on earth, this beautiful milky-blue water makes a stark contrast to the surrounding black lava field. With a temperature of 39°C (102°F) all-year-round, it is perfect for bathing. If one day isn’t enough, rest assured that you can now also stay over night. Flowing from the same wellspring of geothermal seawater as the Blue Lagoon, The Retreat Hotel is a place of intimacy, warmth and enchantment, and treatments at The Retreat Spa bring your mind and body to a place of radiance, rejuvenation and relaxation. Designed according to you skin type, each therapy derives its transformative power from the timeless treasures of geothermal seawater – silica, algae and minerals.
4. Glen Ivy Hot Springs
Glen Ivy Hot Springs has 19 mineral baths, pools and saunas. From the Epsom salt pool to the hot and cold hydrotherapy plunge pools, each pool is supplied with mineral water direct from the hot springs. The sulfur-rich springs ease joint pain and soften the skin. In addition to the pools, Glen Ivy Hot Springs also offers a full line of spa and wellness services.
5. Peninsula Hot Springs
What sets the Peninsula Hot Springs apart from the rest is its ability to create a holistic wellness experience where visitors can choose to stay active. Geothermal bathing in its Spa Dreaming Centre and Bath House is included with all treatments, which makes it easier for you to try out other treatments along with a dip in the hot springs. It is recommended that you go bathing prior to your treatment to enjoy deeper benefits, eliminate body toxins, promote healthy skin and feel the therapeutic results more deeply.
6. Muang La Lodge
Situated in the heat of the lush, green countryside, Muang La Lodge is a haven of peace and tranquility. Soak in secluded hot subs steaming in the cool night air or head to a secluded pavilion for an essential oil massage. There are two elevated hot tubs that are filled with water from the thermal spring, with both offering beautiful views of the river and mountains. Muang La Lodge also offer manicures, pedicures and reflexology to compliment its treatments.
7. Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion
Embark on a journey that encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit using Alba natural hot spring as its core. According to French and Vietnamese geologist, Alba was a balanced mineral water, containing calcium, bicarbonate, magnesium and other nutrition that is good for health and beauty. Alba’s hot springs are perfect for natural treatment options for boosting blood circulation, reducing stress, relieving pain and healing skin problems.
8. Polynesian Spa
Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s original and iconic geothermal bathing experience. The geothermal hot mineral waters are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools. You have exclusive access to both acidic and alkaline natural mineral springs, and unique spa therapies for the ultimate relaxation experience. The slightly acidic Priest Spring waters help to relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while the alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring nourish the skin.