Throughout human history, bathing has been practiced for hygienic, religious, ritualistic, social and therapeutic purposes. No matter the reason, all forms of bathing, particularly mineral springs bathing, have been linked to health benefits including the treatment of chronic diseases, increased circulation, soothing skin conditions and promoting better sleep.
World Bathing Day celebrates the overall importance of water and aims to raise awareness surrounding the large portion of the world population that does not have access to clean water. Water is one of the planet’s most abundant yet, scarce resources, and by 2025, more than half of the world’s population will be living in areas with limited access to safe water. Currently, only one in nine people worldwide have access to clean water, and this number is expected to rise if no action is taken to address the crisis.
Clean water is essential to human life. It provides nourishment, flushes toxins from the body and helps maintain organ health. It is also vital for agriculture and food production and it is a critical component of sanitation. Contaminated water can cause fatal diseases such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery and hepatitis.
Glen Ivy Hot Springs supports the designation of the 22nd of June every year as World Bathing Day, in celebration of the cultural and health-related benefits of water, and also to raise awareness for the large proportion of the world’s population that does not yet have access to clean water. On World Bathing Day, Glen Ivy Hot Springs will donate $1 from each admission to Water.org to help bring access to safe water and sanitation for the millions of people in need.