Discover Hot Springs! RELAX, REJUVENATE, AND GET HEALTHY.
Our resorts offer you hot tubs, spas, and pools fed by natural hot water springs. Ranging in temperatures from 80 – 104 degrees, our resorts offer you a “hot water” lifestyle. Come spend some time with us and tell us what you think!
Health & Wellness ~ DISCOVER A BETTER LIFE
Hot water has surprising health benefits that many are unaware of. Hydrotherapy, or “water therapy,” has a myriad of obvious health benefits like treatment of sore muscles, back pain, insomnia, and arthritis, to surprising health benefits like treatment of diabetes, stress, weight loss, and heart failure.
Our two resorts are located on 250 acres in the desert just outside Palm Springs, California.
People come from around the country to enjoy the resorts natural hot water and other facilities. The temperature of the spring water since 1967 has remained unchanged at 115 and 146 degrees Fahrenheit. We cool our soaking pools down to 104 degrees and keep our swimming pools around 90 degrees for swimming and aerobics.
Besides the general enjoyment and good feeling that the body experiences with a hot bath, we have medical evidence supporting the effects of hot water as a treatment for many diseases.
PROGRAMS ~ HOW TO BENEFIT
Sky Valley ResortsSpa Methods Have a 15 minute bath daily in our 104° hot tubs followed by a 30 minute warm bath or sauna. Water exercise programs, massage, and showers provide you with a complete health spa experience.
Water Exercise Programs
Sky Valley Resorts Water Exercise The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program (AFAP) has developed water exercise programs designed for people with arthritis and related conditions.
Our water exercise programs conform to AFAP guidelines and are available several times a week during season at no cost. Typically classes last about 30-45 minutes. To participate in a water exercise program in our warm water pools, contact our activities department.
Hot Water : The Science, How Hot Water Works
Like exercising, hot water strengthens your heart by invigorating blood flow and cooling your body down. It promotes circulation ridding your body of toxins and stimulating your immune system. Hydrotherapy has many of the same benefits of exercising and is an alternative for people who have joint pain or obesity making exercising unfeasible.
Hydrotherapy has a myriad of obvious health benefits like treatment of sore muscles, back pain, insomnia, and arthritis, to surprising health benefits like treatment of diabetes, stress, weight loss, and heart failure.
ARTHRITIS AND BACK PAIN
STUDIES: The Arthritis Foundation and Arthritis Today. Heat relieves pain, but hot water does more. Heat therapy stimulates blood flow in areas such as the hands, feet, and lower back causing blood vessels to dilate and muscles to relax. In clinical studies, participants experienced increased flexibility and relief from pain within 2 or 3 weeks and the results lasted for months after the treatments stopped.
HEART & DIABETES
STUDIES: The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, American College of Cardiology Foundation
According to studies, repeated hydrotherapy treatments improve your hearts health in several ways. Most notable are preventing coronary heart disease and other improving the condition of patients with cardiovascular diseases, including diabetes. Many doctors believe that hydrotherapy has promising potential to prevent heart disease, especially when combined with diet and exercise therapy.
STUDIES: Experimental Biology and Medicine. Studies show that body weight and body fat in obese patients decrease by an average of 3 pounds after only 2 weeks of hydrotherapy, and over 30 pounds in 10 weeks! It works by correcting the appetite of overweight patients.
STUDIES: The National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Millions of Americans have trouble sleeping. Hot water forces your body to cool itself down by drawing blood away from the head into the muscles and organs. Water stimulates nerve endings on the skin relieving stress. Sweating removes excess energy that may prevent you from a good nights sleep. It also helps with headaches.
Stimulating the immune system, balance disorders, disease that impair circulation, premenstrual syndrome, musculoskeletal injuries, bronchial asthma, multiple sclerosis, spinal disease, weakened back muscles, headaches and migraines, vertigo, mild depression, appetite loss, bronchitis, varicose veins, nervous excitability, hip treatment, hemorrhoids, kidney and intestinal pain, and low blood pressure.