Natural hot spring locations are popping up around the world, with many looking to soak up a little sunshine while they’re at it.
In a bid to provide a bit of the warmth and freshness of the outdoors, many places have been experimenting with natural hot spring pools.
Some have even gone so far as to call it a new trend.
The idea is to take a dip in a natural hot pool or a hot tub, and get a little sun and refreshment while doing it.
Some natural hot water sites are offering their visitors a choice of different types of hot water treatments, with some offering both natural and synthetic hot water.
Some offer both natural hot tubs and natural hot pools.
And in many cases, the choice of treatment is up to the individual client.
Natural hot tub locations are available for a fee, and some have even offered discounts on their rates, with the latter offering up to a 50 per cent discount.
So why are some natural hot-spring sites being embraced, while others are getting a bit more of a cold shoulder?
The idea for natural hot spa facilities came to the attention of some Canadian and international visitors in 2013, when a man in the United States introduced his home to natural hot Springs.
It was then that his home was featured in a New York Times article.
“The article in the Times was all about natural hot waters,” said Jason Stoner, an experienced natural hot shower and spa owner and founder of the Natural Hot Spa Group.
“We were a bit shocked at the idea of people coming in and actually trying to make their home a natural-heated spa.”
Stoner has since expanded his business to the United Kingdom, but is hoping to expand his business in Canada as well.
“There’s a natural phenomenon happening in the world,” said Stoner.
“A lot of people are really enjoying the natural environment and just wanting to get away from the heat of the city, so natural hot showers and natural natural hot baths are coming to Canada in the next few years.”
While the natural hot spots are gaining popularity, some other natural hot areas are not quite as welcoming.
In the U.S., natural hot bath resorts have been a bit too common, according to Natural Hot Springs Canada’s website.
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