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Welcome! You are viewing an archived issue of SaskSecrets, Tourism Saskatchewan's Online Newsletter, from December 2012. To read the current issue of SaskSecrets, click here.

Soak Away Your Winter Blues

Whether you need to soak your muscles after a long snowshoe or you’re looking for a way to beat the winter blues, Saskatchewan’s mineral spas can cure you. 

Manitou Springs Hotel and Mineral Spa, near Watrous, is located just steps from the shores of Little Manitou Lake and what makes it special is the specific gravity that is 10% higher than regular water, making it impossible to sink. Just like the Dead Sea in Israel and Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic the minerals in the water have natural therapeutic properties that are said to heal a variety of skin and body ailments. Examiner.com wrote a whole article on these mysterious waters, click here to read the article.

Located in Moose Jaw, Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort draws its water from porous rock formations of an ancient sea bed more than 1350 meters (4500 ft.) below the earth’s surface. This naturally warm water is similar to the water used at the famous mineral pools in Bath, England. High concentrations of Epsom and Glauber's salts, along with Silicon, Potassium and Magnesium provide many health-boosting benefits that promote relaxation and stress relief. 

So, if you’re searching for a relaxing getaway either of these destinations is sure to please.