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Thermal springs or hot springs, are springs whose water is characterized by a higher temperature than the temperature of the air in the surrounding area. Thermal springs are underground water drains that have been heated by hot ejecta from molten rocks and volcanoes.

Facts about Thermal Springs:

  • Mud spots form when Thermal springs mix with dirt or mud on their way to the surface of the earth.
  • These thermal springs are similar to the so-called boiling water springs (They are hot springs, but the water in them reaches a boiling point, and sends heat and steam to the air very strongly).
  • As the thermal springs are located near volcanoes, so some of the hot springs are located next to volcanoes as well.
  • Microorganisms that are adapted to such harsh conditions live in these springs.
  • Many people travel to hot springs for relaxation and for possible health benefits.

 How are Thermal Springs Formed?

Hot springs are formed in many ways. One of these common methods is when rainwater or well water is heated by contact with rocks, which have gained their heat through volcanic eruptions or magma. This type of spring forms next to volcanoes. After that, the hot water becomes buoyant and more viscous, and then searches for cracks and folds to reach the surface of the earth, to appear in the form of hot springs that we see.

Benefits of Thermal Springs:

  • Hot springs are a well-known tourist destination for many tourists in many countries, because they take them as a place of healing and relaxation.
  • Thermal springs are characterized by the presence of an abundance of minerals useful for the skin and the body, because hot water has the ability to dissolve solid substances, so it contains calcium, magnesium, lithium and even radium.
  • The heat in the hot springs helps soothe muscle pain, and the minerals in it are absorbed through the skin to stimulate human vital processes.
  • Spring water helps treat swollen muscles, damaged ligaments, joint fatigue, and many muscular problems. It also helps the body to relax, the potassium in the water eliminates toxins and promotes human health, and magnesium helps improve the appearance of the skin.

 

The excessive heat of spring water causes many accidents, injuries and health problems, and the dangers of water heat may reach the occurrence of third-degree fires, and deaths as a result of accidents due to water heat have been recorded before. Therefore, you should measure the temperature of the water before immersing your body in it.

Although Thermal springs have positive effects on blood circulation, they can cause damage to some people who have problems with their circulatory system, so if your doctor has prevented you from exercising, do not go into the spring water. Thermal springs may be a good environment for bacteria to grow, increasing the risk of infection.

So, if you have an open wound, don’t get into water. So, don’t let hot water get into your eyes or mouth, and don’t get into water if you smell a strong or pungent odor, even if the spring is well treated.

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