The Restorative Waters of Astoria
Hot Springs Wellness
Astoria’s naturally-fed soaking pools are rich with 6+ unique mineral compounds that aid us in healing our minds and bodies. Here’s our guide on how to mindfully and healthily experience Astoria’s waters in a way that promotes personal and community wellness.
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Explore our Mineral Rich Waters
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. It has been linked to alleviating stress and depression, as well as high blood sugar and bone, skin and muscle deficiencies.
Sulfur plays an important role in our bodies – soaking in this element can relieve muscle soreness, along with skin conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis and dandruff.
Of all the essential minerals found in your body, calcium is the most abundant. It can contribute to normal bone strength, muscle function, blood clotting, and digestive enzyme function.
HOT SPRINGS SAFETY TIPS
Consult with a doctor before soaking if you are pregnant, have diabetes, cancer, or suffer from cardiovascular disease.
Soaking in hot springs for extended periods can lead to dehydration. Drink water during and after your soak or even opt for an electrolyte drink. Consuming alcoholic beverages can enhance dehydration.
Take a break when you need one
Soaking in hot springs can lead to overheating, especially with children.
Pro Tip: Cool Off Afterwards
Take a 1 minute cool shower after your soak for increased circulation, pain relief, and improved digestion.
Be allergy aware
Avoid soaking in our hot springs if you have a sulfur allergy.
ENGAGE IN WATER THERAPY
Short 5 minute soaks with breaks will:
- Improve immune system function
- Increase metabolism
- Improve healing
- Relieve pain.
Longer 20 minute soaks will:
- Relax muscles
- Improve stress and mood
- Absorb minerals
Take a Cold Plunge!
Astoria’s Cold Plunge sits at right around 53 degrees, giving visitors brave enough to take the plunge a plethora of health benefits. In particular, alternating between hot and short cold soaks have been found to increase circulation, reduce inflammation in muscles, and assist the body in healing damaged tissue. Plus, visitors may notice an elevated heart rate, adrenaline, and the release of endorphins, which could ease pain and lighten mood.
Cold immersion does not come without its risks. To learn more about these risks, the Conservancy recommends consulting with your physician to learn if the Cold Plunge is the right experience for you.
Follow with a warm soak for full benefits!
Soak in Nature
The study of mineral waters is a growing field across the world. For more information about the benefit of mineral hot springs, check out The Balneology Association of North America. Astoria will continue to study the mineral make up of our hot springs, as well as the benefits of soaking.