Our Waters

Hot Springs Wellness

Here’s our guide on how to mindfully and healthily experience Astoria’s waters in a way that promotes personal and community wellness.


Mineral Rich Waters

Astoria’s naturally-fed soaking pools are rich with 6+ unique mineral compounds that aid us in healing our minds and bodies.



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.


  • Safety First

    Consult with a doctor before soaking if you are pregnant, have diabetes, cancer, or suffer from cardiovascular disease.

  • Stay Hydrated

    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.

  • Be allergy aware

    Avoid soaking in our hot springs if you have a sulfur allergy.

Pro Tip

Take a 1 minute cool shower after your soak for increased circulation, pain relief, and improved digestion.

Wellness Check: Take a Moment to Escape

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Astoria's Snake River
Poolside at Astoria


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Short 5 minute soaks with breaks will:
  • Improve immune system function
  • Increase metabolism
  • Improve healing
  • Relieve pain.

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Longer 20 minute soaks will:
  • Relax muscles
  • Improve stress and mood
  • Absorb minerals

This guide was made in partnership with Mountain Paintbrush Family Care and One to One Wellness.

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.