La Vida Water
Hot Spring Therapy: The Legacy of La Vida
One of the most unique features of La Vida is the ever evolving opportunities this land provides. To this day, natural water flows out of the earth, supplying the property with natural minerals. As our culture becomes more mindful of fitness and health, the market for homeopathic remedies have become an attractive and luxurious means to define one's well being. La Vida has been known to be a "Power Spot" centuries ago and identified by the Native Americans who used to inhabit this land. After an oil drilling revelation, hot water flowed through, creating one of the only naturally sourced Hot Spring destination in Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Many visitors would identify the hot springs as "Natures Healing Water".
Some claims made about the healing properties of the nature hot spring water include youth to your skin, oxidization, better blood flow, and full body relaxation. In the Japanese culture, soaking in a hot spring is known as Hot Spring Therapy. Evaluating more than 4,700 hot springs, the professor of Onsen Studies at the Sapporo International's University states"When one first begins hot spring therapy, the sympathetic nerve becomes predominant, blood pressure rises, heart rate goes up, and blood sugar level also rises. Then, to correct this condition, the parasympathetic nerve becomes predominant, blood pressure decreases, heart rate goes down, and blood sugar also comes down. In this way, the sympathetic nerve and the parasympathetic nerve alternately predominate, and eventually a stable condition of equilibrium is achieved, allowing the body to repair itself" (Tadanori, Matsuda. nippon.com).
Lime n'Lemon: La Vida Mineral Springs Soda
As the 1920's roared, the owners of La Vida were able to find another lucrative means to profit the natural flowing water--They decided to bottle and sell the rare water."By the 1930s, La Vida was such a phenomenon that its water was flavored and bottled into a popular soda called Lime N'Lemon at a plant on the property. With about 30,000 gallons of water per day flowing out of the ground at more than 110 degrees Fahrenheit, fancy cars of clients taking the baths lined Carbon Canyon Road on both side of the resort for miles on weekends" (LA Times. July 22, 1997).