Hot Springs & Geothermal Mineral Waters

A User’s Guide for the Global Wellness Traveler

Resource by the Global Hot Spring Initiative

This user’s guide, published by the Global Wellness Institute and written by Ed Moffett and Amy McDonald, was created to help wellness travelers grasp the value of, and more specifically learn facts about, participating in hot springs bathing. It includes critical information ranging from what sets natural hot springs apart to how important sustainable practices are around these valuable resources, to the clearing up of some widespread global confusion about the difference between natural geothermal mineral water and facilities that offer heated (and/or minerals added) water experiences and use the word “thermal.”