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  • Riverbendpools

From the Sierracounty.info by Ruanna Waldrum:

"Since before recorded history, the therapeutic benefits of the hot springs in this area have drawn people here.
The hot thermal water flows out of a rift along the Rio Grande that appeared more than 50 million years ago. The rift uplifted Truth or Consequences’ landmark hill, and faults along the rift allow deep groundwater to flow freely to the surface without losing heat or minerals — producing pristine waters with temperatures ranging from 98 to 115 degrees, with trace elements of 38 different minerals. The pH of the water is 7, or neutral.

May Cure
“Whatever Ails You”
With almost 2,700 parts per million of assorted minerals, these thermal springs constitute some of the most heavily mineralized water in the United States. The continually flowing waters also have two important and unique features:
— The water has no unpleasant odor.
— The single largest ingredient in the water is chloride, a naturally occurring germ killer that sterilizes the skin and ensures the purity of the water.
Located in the downtown Hot Springs Bathhouse Historic and Commercial District, the spas and bathhouses of Truth or Consequences are central to its history. The region gained recognition as a health center at the turn of the century, and in the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s motorists flocked to area resorts. [see a brochure for “Hot Springs New Mexico, City of Health”]
Some were prescribed the “21 day soak” regimen, said to cure “anything that ails you.” In a nutshell, the regimen is – soak in our hot springs once daily for 21 days, at around the same time each day, and spend as much time resting & recovering immediately afterward as you taking the waters.
Today, the charmingly restored hotels, motels, RV parks, and spas reflect this history and offer travelers a wide range of accommodations that retain the flavor of this bygone era, along with healing treatments including massage, reflexology, mud wraps, reiki, and more.
Visitors seeking in-room private baths will find several to choose from, and most of the baths are open to walk-ins who can pay to soak by the half hour or hour."
http://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/truth-or-consequences-hot-springs/

  • BlackStoneSpacrop

Here is a chemical analysis of the geothermal mineral water underlying the downtown Historic Bathhouse District of Truth or Consequences, NM. Naturally anteseptic, neutral PH, no Sulfer stink and really hot!

Ag - Silver ........................ 0.001

Au - Gold ......................... 0.050

Al - Aluminium ................. 0.050

Ar - Arsenic ...................... 0.050

B - Boron ......................... 0.250

Ba - Barium ..................... 0.200

Br - Bromine ................... 2.600

Ca - Calcium ................ 163.00

Cd - Cadmium ................. 0.001

Cl - Chloride ............... 1360.00

Co - Cobalt ....................... 0.002

Cr - Chromium ................. 0.002

Cs - Cesium ..................... 0.120

Cu - Copper ..................... 0.002

F - Fluoride ...................... 3.060

Fe - Iron ..........................0.020

Li - Lithium ......................... 1.300

Mo - Molybdenum .............. 0.002

Mg - Magnesium ............... 15.300

Mn - Manganese ................. 0.010

Na - Sodium .................... 751.00

Ni - Nickel ........................... 0.002

Pb - Lead ............................ 0.002

Rb - Rubidium .................... 0.700

Sb - Antimony .................... 0.050

Se - Selenium ..................... 0.050

Si - Silicon ....................... 21.000

Sr - Strontium .................... 3.820

Hg - Mercury ..................... 0.050

K - Potassium .................. 56.000

U - Uranium ...................... 0.100

Zn - Zinc ........................... 0.010

Total dissolved solids: 2696.5 (salts) Temp: 106 - 110 F, ph: 7.0

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