Relax - Mineral Spring Tubs
Mineral Water History and Benefits
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort was voted one of the top destination mineral springs resorts in the world by both Spa Magazine and Spa Finder. Our Resort was awarded the prestigious “Readers’ Choice” award by Spa Finder and “Silver Sage” award by Spa Magazine in 2009.
Soaking in hot mineral spring baths is an ancient healing practice tracing its roots from the ancient Egyptians and Romans to our contemporary worldwide culture. As spa historian, Anitra Brown writes, the word Spa is an acronym for the Latin phrase, “salus per aquae” or “health through water.” With its hundred-year history, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is among the first true American Spas to emerge with a commitment to integrating the full spectrum of healing arts.
Sulfur is the main mineral in our thermal mineral spring water and is naturally occurring near our hot springs under the property grounds. The smell of sulfur mineral baths is caused by sulfur dioxide gas escaping into the air. Sulfur has been used medicinally since ancient times, and it is contained in every cell in your body. It is a component of three different amino acids (the building blocks that make up protein). Approximately 0.25 percent of your total body weight is sulfur. It is most concentrated in keratin, which gives you strong hair, nails, and skin. It is known as "nature's beauty mineral" because your body needs it to manufacture collagen, which keeps your skin elastic and young-looking.
Sulfur, by itself, is not toxic to our bodies. However, some people are highly allergic to relatives of sulfur such as sulfites and sulfa drugs. Contact your health care provider before soaking in the mineral water if you think you may be allergic to sulfur-containing substances.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy, or thermal water therapy in hot tub spas, consists of three main healing ingredients; heat, buoyancy, and massage. Together, they create an experience that is both relaxing and healthy. Hot tub hydrotherapy on a regular basis provides physical health benefits that go much deeper than just relaxation and pleasure. Water is so pure and simple, yet it can do the most amazing things. Whether you are experiencing joint or muscle pain, having trouble sleeping, or are just plain stressed out, spending time in hot tub spas can provide therapeutic benefits for just about everyone.
It is recommended that you consult a physician before using a hot tub. It is not recommended for pregnant women or individuals with high blood pressure or on blood thinning medications. We do not recommend drinking alcohol in our hot tubs.