The Soaking Life

The Pursuit of Health, Good Food and Hot Water

February 20, 2012
by Guest Blogger
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Experiencing the Thermal Baths of Budapest: An Afternoon at St. Luke’s

 We are delighted to present a guest blog by Jessica Kulick, professional travel writer, photographer and global couch surfer extraordinaire. You can follow Jessica’s adventures and read more of her witty insights at her blog, Of Revolt. Photographs were graciously … Continue reading

February 7, 2012
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Aguas Calientes de Madre Tierra

We are  pleased to present a guest blog by Jan Marie Smith, our water yoga instructor.  Jan is a 30-year aquatic professional who offers aquatic movement workshops, children’s and adults’ swimming classes, private swim clinics and water yoga classes throughout … Continue reading

December 20, 2011
by Anne Tourney
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Sand Dunes Swimming Pool: Hooper, Colorado

Our first visit to the Sand Dunes Pool was a lucky accident. One snowy night, after setting off down a narrow rural highway for an after-dark soak at a hot spring spa about 50 miles from home, we realized that … Continue reading

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