Hot Springs Initiative Resources

The Hot Springs Initiative intention is to connect the global community of hot springs and geothermal resources by raising awareness of this unique and distinct segment of global recreation, health and tourism industry (community). The following are a list of helpful resources.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The following is a collection of research, practices and thoughts on how to work through this time of crisis and change. This information has been provided by generous and gracious members of our global hot springs community.

Immune Boosting Research and Practices at Hot Springs – COVID-19

Hydro-thermal therapies reduce the risk of chronic disease and boost the immune system’s ability to resist viral infections – An evidence based discussion paper.

This position paper has been prepared to express and demonstrate why hydrothermal experiences should play an important active role in this time of global pandemic. It was written by Professor Marc Cohen in collaboration with members of the Global Wellness Institute Hydrothermal Initiative and members of the Hot Springs Initiative. Professor Marc Cohen is one of the founding members of the Hot Springs Initiative. Thank you Marc and all contributors including the authors of the many reference papers.

We encourage discussion, comments and correspondence on this topic and ask that you direct your thoughts to Professor Cohen at drmarc@extremewellness.co

READ THE PAPER HERE

Hot Spring Operating Procedures in Times of Viral Outbreaks – COVID-19

Operating procedures are living evolving documents based on the best knowledge we have at any moment of time in what is a very fluid environment. Please see the date on the document to understand how current it is.

Trends and Opportunities in a Time of Change – Opinion Pieces – COVID-19

Studies/Reports – Other hot springs industry information

Presentations

Books

Conferences

Hot Springs View Dials

The “dial” below is an interactive inforgraphic which helps the user find hot springs locations in various countries. View dials have been created for: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, India, Iran, Japan, New Zealand and United States. They can and will be generated for other countries in the future. The intention of these dials is to help create awareness that there are hot springs all over the globe and to seed in the minds of hot springs visitors that they can include hot springs in their travel itineraries.

How to use the interactive Hot Springs view dial: Below is the view dial for Australia. You will see that each arrow that goes from the center map to the outside circle represents a hot springs property. The name of the hot springs property is given on the arrow as is the distance and directions from your starting point (“datum point”) to other hot springs all over the globe. The “datum point” hot springs is marked in red on the maps. While this example infographic for Australia that you are seeing is not “clickable,” you can download a PDF file version and then you will be able to reach the websites of each of these hot springs properties. Click on the country view dial to download the high resolution PDF file. Each Hot Springs property on the view dial will have an embedded link to its website.


 AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIA


 FRANCE
FRANCE


 JAPAN
JAPAN


 AUSTRIA
AUSTRIA


 INDIA
INDIA


 NEW ZEALAND
NEW ZEALAND


 CANADA
CANADA


 IRAN
IRAN


 USA
USA


The Global Wellness Institute serves as an umbrella organization for numerous Initiatives, that are independently chaired and run. The resources, editorial, research and opinions presented by the Initiatives do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Global Wellness Institute.