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The Healing Power of Water

For millennia, humans have sought physical relief, emotional healing, and even spiritual renewal by immersing themselves in water. Writer Lindsey Crittenden soaks it all in.

<em>Edit Article</em> The Healing Power of Water

Photo Credit: Trinette Reed and Chris Gramly

I slide up to my chin in hot, silky water. My jaw relaxes, my shoulders slacken, and my hips bob up. I’m floating without effort. At the other end of the flume—a long, rectangular tub of constantly flowing mineral water—I make out the shadows of two other bathers. No one speaks. …

Lindsey Crittenden is the author of The Water Will Hold You: A Skeptic Learns to Pray and The View from Below. She lives in San Francisco, where she teaches creative writing.

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Physical ReliefWaterEmotional HealingWater ImmersionBalneotherapy

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