Bath Fountain has minerals that heal a variety of aliments. Similar mineral springs have been sought after for years, as far back as ancient Egypt. Many believe in their healing properties, and Jamaica has several mineral springs. But Bath Fountain is one of the best
Interestingly, scientists have proven from research that some of the mineral springs in Jamaica have minerals that far exceed some of the world ‘s famous spa. Such as Milk River, where the Bath Fountain, is located is very radioactive. More radioactive than Bath, England, Vichy, France, and Baden, Switzerland, among others. It is highly saline and the temperature ranges to around 92 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bath Mineral Spring waters are rich in minerals. Such as magnesium, sodium, suffer and lime. It consist of two springs one hot and one cold. The natural spring waters are believed to aid in the recovery of a wide range of ailments. Some of these includes gout, rheumatism and various in skin conditions.
Bath Fountain dates back to 18th century
The history of this natural healing phenomena according to local historian dates back to the 18th century. Where Legend has it, a runaway slave who had been whipped and beaten escaped and stumbled on the spring. After immersing himself for several days in the salty tasting water, on Bath Fountain was healed. Then he returned to the plantation. His master agreed to forgive the. offenses if the slave showed him where he bathed. The plantation owner fenced it off. Thus, the first baths were opened to the public in 1794. Today Milk River Baths now has 9 private baths, a 13 room hotel with restaurant and bar and an outdoor mineral swimming pool.
Finally, every year large numbers of people spend thousands of dollars going to expensive, luxurious spas that are merely frills. Their overpriced treatments almost ineffective. On the other hand, Bath Fountain is a simple natural, inexpensive, effective gift of healing that nature has given. Which is affordable to just about everyone. Our generation is currently being over medicated with synthetic drugs. Therefore, its existence during this time is indeed a miracle of healing.