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History of Mineral Bathing

Rejuvenation for the Body & Mind

The history of mineral bathing and thermal pools originated in Greece around 500 B.C. Most of these mineral springs were built near natural springs or volcanoes. Mineral bathing has long been in practice for treating physical ailments, soothing skin conditions and relaxing and rejuvenating the body.

The Romans enjoyed their mineral water for aquatic therapy, while the Japanese viewed bathing as a spiritual pursuit of purity, hygiene and ritual purification.

History of mineral bathing

The Dead Sea is one of the most popular mineral bathing destinations in the world because the mineral content of the water is very different than ocean water. The exact composition of the Dead Sea water varies depending on season, depth and temperature. The primary mineral content of the Dead Sea is Magnesium Chloride (MgCl2). 50.8% of the Dead Sea is made up of Magnesium Chloride and 4.4% is Potassium Chloride (KCl). Both of these remarkable minerals are what makes up MagnaPool®’s patented mineral blend for swimming and hydrotherapy pools.

The beauty of MagnaPool® water is that it does not have any sodium chloride (common salt, NaCl) which is usually found in oceans and regular salt water pools. MagnaPool®’s water uses only the minerals of Potassium and Magnesium Chloride so there are none of the commonly reported side effects of traditional pools, such as dry and irritated skin and the need to shower after bathing.

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