WHY THE HOT SPRINGS MOVEMENT IS GAINING STEAM IN THE UNITED STATES
October 10, 2019
By Laura Powell, Skift
For centuries, many European and Asian cultures have viewed mineral-fed hot springs as a source of health, wellness, and healing. But according to the Global Wellness Institute, the sector is quite underdeveloped in North America, due to a lack of a historic bathing culture that is prevalent elsewhere. The times are changing, however, as more Americans are looking to nature for its power to calm and rejuvenate.
In the United States, hot springs have traditionally been seen in recreational terms rather than as a wellness endeavor, according to Vicky Nash, a tourism consultant who is dedicated to professionalizing the hot springs industry. Thanks to the efforts of Nash and a former U.S. senator, among others, hot springs are suddenly being reframed as wellness destinations across the country.
To read the full article: https://skift.com/2019/10/10/why-the-hot-springs-movement-is-gaining-steam-in-the-united-states/
Hot Springs and CBD Products a Natural Fit
September 20, 2019
In 2016, Bryan Ward’s friend decided to expand his Colorado ranch by planting hemp and asked him for help. With a background in technology startups, Ward was intrigued and began learning everything he could about the uses of hemp. He soon discovered cannabidiol’s (CBD) successful use as a natural treatment for arthritis, insomnia, epileptic seizures, diabetes and other illnesses.
The following year, he established Sopris Health & Wellness in Carbondale, Colorado, and today the company sells full-spectrum CBD body care products, oil, gelcaps and salves for people as well as CBD treats and well-being tinctures for pets. Next up is a line of tinctures that combine hemp extract with other botanical extracts to target specific ailments with enhanced effectiveness. All Sopris products are hemp derived and can be sold and used in all 50 states.
“I realized hemp-extracted CBD supplements and oils were my opportunity to start a company dedicated to helping people increase well-being,” Ward says.
To read the full article: https://www.hotspringsconnection.com/2019/09/hot-springs-and-cbd-products-a-natural-fit