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Hot springs have been used for thousands of years for natural healing. It’s time for you to experience it!
Learn all about the benefits of hot springs as you plan your next trip.

Natural Hot Springs

History & Overview

Desert Hot Springs is a geothermal geographic area with about 200 geothermal wells drilled in the area. The hot springs have been used for hundreds of years dating back to the Cahuilla Native Americans long before the early settlers arrived. They referred to the area as “Sec-he” (boiling water). This area was later heavily developed with spa resorts and is now known as the “Mineral Water Capital of the World”. Look below to learn about some of the benefits of hot springs.  

Natural Hot Springs

Relaxation & Stress Relief

Natural hot springs offer a therapeutic retreat, easing tension from your body and calming the mind. Immersing in the warm mineral-rich waters promotes relaxation, reduces stress levels, and encourages a sense of calm. The soothing heat stimulates blood circulation and releases endorphins to alleviate anxiety and promote overall well-being.  

Natural Hot Springs

Healing Properties

The mineral content of hot springs, including elements like magnesium, calcium, and sulfur, provides various health benefits. These natural elements may help soothe skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Additionally, the heat from the water can increase blood flow, which may support the body’s natural healing processes. While individual experiences can vary, many find that soaking in mineral water provides a soothing and rejuvenating effect.  

Natural Hot Springs

Pain Relief

The combination of heat and buoyancy in hot springs can offer relief from chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain. Many have noticed that the warmth of the hot springs relaxes muscles, reduces stiffness, and alleviates joint discomfort, providing temporary relief and improving mobility. Regular sessions in hot springs can help with long-term pain management and enhanced physical comfort.  

Natural Hot Springs

Improved Sleep Quality

Submerging yourself in hot springs before bedtime can promote better sleep quality and help with insomnia. The relaxation induced by the warm water, combined with the release of tension and stress, creates an ideal environment for restful sleep. The thermal regulation of your body’s temperature while submerged can also contribute to a more balanced sleep cycle, further helping your overall sleep quality. Luckily for you, our pool is open until 11pm! 

Natural Hot Springs

Skin Rejuvenation

The mineral-rich waters of hot springs have been known for their skin-nourishing properties for centuries. Soaking in these natural pools can improve skin tone, texture, and elasticity, while also helping to alleviate conditions such as acne, dryness, and aging signs. Long exposure to these minerals can offer various benefits including replenishing and hydrating the skin, promoting a youthful glow and overall rejuvenation.  

Onsen Hotel & Spa - Desert Hot Springs

Please note:

The information provided about the benefits of hot springs and mineral water is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as actual medical advice.

Book your stay with us at Onsen and experience true relaxation in a desert oasis. Let our natural hot springs pool and jacuzzi rejuvenate you on your next getaway. Looking for a daytime escape? We offer day passes to our pool, spa, and rooms! View our Day Passes to learn more!


A Rejuvenating Stay Awaits in Our Chic Desert Oasis.