The many therapeutic and medicinal benefits of hot springs can actually be traced back to simple physics. Heated water is capable of dissolving a larger volume of solids, giving hot springs a natural ability to retain as many rejuvenating minerals as possible. They are capable of containing everything from calcium to lithium to radium.
Because of the sheer diversity and amount of minerals distilled in hot springs, they have been notorious for possessing healing properties and medicinal value. Indeed, many hot springs continue to hold their status as popular tourist destinations and ideal sites for establishing rehabilitation or spa facilities, especially those geared toward treating individuals with disabilities.