[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]They are known as hot spring baths or thermal waters, and have become a healthy alternative for many people because of their benefits and properties.
Bathing in hot springs is a millenary tradition, which have been proven to be effective for our health.
Thermal waters are rainwater absorbed into the ground traveled between the rocks of the subsoil soaking minerals from the earth. These kinds of waters exist in several countries, and due to Ecuador advantageous location allows us to enjoy them in some places of the country, one place stand out for its popularity, called Balneario Termas de Papallacta.
Thermal waters are known for their healing properties for various illnesses and diseases. These waters emerge to the surface or are captured through underground perforations, and their temperature fluctuates between 25 and 38 degrees Celsius.
Importance of hot springs
The thermal waters baths could have a multiple impact in our organism; and, the special properties of this type of waters allows human beings to relax while taking a powerful natural healing bath.
Bathing in hot springs pools increases the body temperature, blood circulation and oxygenation. Furthermore, it has been proven that bathing in thermal pools also improves the immune system, eliminates toxins, relaxes the muscles and increases the production of endorphins, known as the hormones of happiness.
Surprising benefits of hot springs
- Fight anxiety and stress.
- Improve and stimulate natural defenses.
- Clean, soften and refresh the skin.
- Prevent skin disorders such as psoriasis, fungi and dermatitis.
- Act as a sedative of the nervous system in order to relax the body.
- Relieve minor burns on the skin and promote healing.
- Help the metabolic processes and stimulate the gastric secretion and liver to facilitate digestion.
Some tips to keep in mind and enjoy these thermal baths
You can start with a light walk, like the one we do in Best Trip Ecuador por el Sendero de la Isla to allow your body to warm up before entering the baths.
Keep in mind that being long exposed to hot water can bring drowsiness, fatigue and tiredness. If you experience these symptoms it is advisable to step out of the baths.
It is not recommended to bathe in hot springs immediately after eating.
If you have any disease you have to consult your doctor before bathing in hot springs.
As you have seen, the advantages and healing properties of these baths are several.
In Ecuador, you can visit the Balneario Termas de Papallacta (Spa Termas de Papallacta) and enjoy a bath with all the benefits inside thermal pools, in a full day of relaxation only a few hours from Quito. In addition, you can make pleasant walks and have lunch near the place. Tour Papallacta que realizamos en Best Trip Ecuador every Monday.
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