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5 Reasons why you should try mineral bathing in Sofia

If you are the adventurous type and always searching for the best local experience, then check this out. Asen, the founder of Balcanic: will explain to you why soaking in the mineral water is his number 1 way to keep viruses away and stay healthy.

  1. It’s coming deep from the ground at 47 degrees / 117.6 Fahrenheit.

This quality makes the water an amazing idea not only during the cold winter months, but at any day of the year actually. Soaking helps relieve physical pain, arthritis, heals the joints and calms the nervous system. When you enter the bath, you will find signs on the walls saying: “Water heals in silence” and this is so true! Try for yourself to just sit still for 10-15 min and see how the mind starts to quiet too.

  1. There are no other tourists, so you feel like a local too!

Believe it or not, there are no tourists in the local mineral bath. Asen usually goes in the early hours of the day around 9am and 11am when it’s less busy and calm. Doing something special like this, helps you feel the spirit of the culture and makes this experience even more valuable.

  1. Calcium, Magnesium and other minerals are best absorbed through the skin

The magic healing water contains 1000 mgr calcium and 1000 mgr magnesium per 1 ltr of water. This is a lot! Just to give you an example, 1 banana contains 27 mgr of magnesium. Magnesium is important for the nerve transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, energy production, nutrient metabolism and bone and cell formation. Unfortunately, nowadays most of the people suffer from magnesium insufficiency. Why not just soak in the water and take care of the level of the minerals in your body right away.

Oh and by the way – as your skin is the largest organ in the body, you can imagine it absorbs stuff much quicker ? That explains the rise in energy after the bath as well as the improved mood!

  1. It’s just soo good for your skin!

Mineral water makes your skin soft. Soaking in the water for 10-15 min makes it easier to scrub your body and release the dirt and accumulated dead cells. In some bath houses in Bulgaria, you can encounter the local “bath men”. Their job is to literally scrub the dirt off your body. The effect on your body and mind is immediate. You will notice that your body never felt so clean! After a mineral bath the skin glows and has a healthy complexion.

  1. Last but not least – you can fill up your bottle and drink the water!

Mineral water is healing not only for soaking, but also for drinking. It’s best to drink it when it cools down. In many local baths, you have a source just right outside the bath, where you can fill up your bottle and continue the treatment even when you go back home!

Asen organizes regular experiences to his favorite local bath house just 10 km away from Sofia. He combines them with a silent meditation hike with a beautiful view.

Join Asen to his morning inspiration experience to the local bath house.

Read more about this experience by Kara Mosseso, digital nomad – nurse, who joined his special edition experience for Remote Year.

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