The Soaking Life

The Pursuit of Health, Good Food and Hot Water

December 8, 2011
by Anne Tourney
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Sulfur: The Divine Stink

To some of us soaking enthusiasts, the infernal stench of sulfur dioxide doesn’t remind us of pitchforks, hellfire or rotten eggs, but of pain and tension seeping out of sore muscles and joints. We associate the rich, earthy smell of … Continue reading

November 6, 2011
by Anne Tourney
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Mystic Hot Springs, Utah

If you happen to be traveling to Salt Lake City via Interstate 70, take a detour through Monroe, Utah to soak at Mystic Hot Springs. Located at the edge of town, the  geothermal pools offer quiet, secluded soaking in a … Continue reading

October 11, 2011
by Anne Tourney
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An Informal Introduction to Soaking

Balneotherapy (from the Latin balneum, meaning “bath”): The treatment of disease or injury by drinking or soaking in water with curative properties. In the holistic, less-than-formal definition of “balneotherapy” that we’ve adopted at The Soaking Life, the term encompasses the … Continue reading