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Tips You Should Notice Before You Soak in a Hot Spring in TAIWAN

Taiwan is ranked among the world’s top 15 hot spring sites, harboring a great variety of springs, including hot springs, cold springs, mud springs, and seabed hot springs. Taiwan can proudly regard itself as one of the regions with the highest concentration and greatest variety of hot springs in the world. With the exception of Changhua, Yunlin and Penghu counties, almost every city and county in Taiwan can find hot springs, and so it is well to see that by some tourists name Taiwan “the Hot Spring Kingdom”.

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People have used Dprings to keep in good health for ages. More than one hundred hot springs have been discovered in Taiwan, located in different geological areas including plains, mountains, valleys, and oceans. The highest concentration of hot springs can be found in the northern Taiwan, where the Datun (Tatun) Volcano is located, while along both sides of the central mountain range, covering an area that to the north is bordered by Yilan and to the south by Pingtung, the largest number of hot springs can be found. Because most of Taiwan’s hot springs are located in beautiful scenic areas, when going to soak in one of the numerous hot springs you will not only be able to get away from hustle and bustle city but will also enjoy gorgeous scenery, thus adding a new dimension to recreation and health. It’s really pay off having a hot spring tour in Taiwan!

BEFORE SOAKING
To enjoy a releasable hot spring tour, there are some precautions you should pay attention to before soaking.

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  1. If you have insufficient sleep or stay up all night, it’s not suggested to soak in a hot spring or it may cause anemia or shock in the brain.
  2. Don’t soak immediately after drinking or getting drunk! Due to the hot spring accelerates the blood circulation, it might cause a cerebral hemorrhage. 
  3. Remember to wash your body thoroughly before enter the hot spring.
  4. It’s not permitted for people with infectious diseases or female during period.
  5. People with with chronic diseases such as heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other circulatory disorders should follow the doctor’s instructions.
  6. For dry and allergic skin, you should avoid the hot springs.
  7. Pregnant ,elderly with reduced mobility and children under 3 should avoid the hot springs.
  8. After drunkenness, fasting and full food, it is not advisable to enter the hot springs.
  9. Soaking time should not exceed 15 minutes and the height of water should not exceed your heart.
  10. Do not enter the oven directly after the hot springs, so as not to cause corneal damage.
  11. After long journeys, excessive fatigue or strenuous exercise, it is advisable to take a break and then get into the hot spring to avoid causing anemia or shock in the brain.
  12. If there is any discomfort in the bath, please leave the pool immediately and inform the service personnel.

HOT SPRINGS SKILLS
First, use the hot spring water to make a “warm bath”. From the feet, slowly up to the shoulders and then whole body. Finally pour the hot spring water to pour the head. Make sure that your body is moistened with hot springs. The warm bath from head to toe is very important to prevent the development of brain ischemia especially in winter. After that, enter the hot spring pool slowly. Just start to soak in the chest part, which is what we call the half-body bath for 3-5 minutes then slowly soaked to the shoulders height. The progressive bathing method can avoid the phenomenon of cerebral congestion.

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  1. The length of time for bathing depends on the temperature of the hot spring. If the sweat is flowing back or the heart beats rapidly, you can get up and rest for 5-6 minutes before continuing the second round.
  2. It is advisable to soak for 15 minutes at a time. You can repeatedly enter the bath repeatedly. Do not bathe more than three times a day. If there is too much sweat, or if the pulse beats more than 120 minutes in a minute, you should get out of the hot springs.
  3. Before entering the hot spring bath, it is best to take a break and have about one hour of rest time to bathe again.
  4. If you have a heart palpitation or dizziness, you should slowly get up, step out of the bath, and take a quiet break.
  5. Elder or people whose heart is weaker should not take a soak in a sitting position but to take the edge of the bath as a pillow and float the hands and feet to the bath to avoid flustering or chest tightness.
  6. When entering the bath or bathing, try to avoid the hot spring water outlet to avoid burns.
  7. After the hot spring bath, wipe the body directly with a towel, and dry the hair. Unless the skin is sensitive, you should not wash away the hot spring gel with water, because it can also maintain the insulation effect.
  8. Don’t forget to drink enough money to maintain body balance.
  9. Avoid overeating after a bath.
  10. After bathing, do not drink coffee, strong tea or smoke, drink, etc. to increase the stimulating behavior.

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