What Makes a Mineral Hot Spring a Mineral Hot Spring:
We will be attempting to throw some light on what defines and classifies hot springs water; and then use Blue River Resort’s mineral water analysis by way of example.
Balneology is the scientific study of naturally occurring mineral waters and Balneotherapy is the practical study and application of the health benefits of water. In Europe and Japan balneology and hot springs therapy is very much a part of routine medical care, though it is not well known in the United States. In fact, Medical prescriptions are given by licensed doctors for the treatment of a wide range of conditions, utilizing mineral waters as a part of preventative medicine. It is both widely recognized and encouraged. Balneologists in Europe and Japan have widely accepted standards to classify hot springs properties.