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This is just one of hundreds of hot spring projects recently opened across the globe The Spa at Séc-he is located in Palm Springs, CA.

We’re seeing a massive resurrection/renovation of hot springs facilities around the world and a new angle that comes with this trend is actually a case of “what’s old is new again”: medical doctors/practitioners are “prescribing” hot springs soaks (with different their different compounds and benefits) for preventative/illness care.

Look for a new breed of hot springs destinations in North America that mirror examples of European bathing facilities that provide medical assessments and diagnostics and act as destinations to treat specific ailments/illnesses.

Ancient hot springs tied to native cultures are popping up all of the world, including a New Zealand bathing destination, Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa, based on the Maori culture opening in 2023 and the recently opened Spa at Sec-he in Palm Springs, CA that is said to have served the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for 12,000 years.


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