Our vision is to guide awareness to cultural Best Practices of balneological experiences for health, wellness and therapeutics in natural mineral waters.

Balneology Association of North America:

  • Presents Educational materials for water stewards, soakers, investors and scientists that serve and benefit from the responsible use of natural mineral water for wellness and healing.
  • Provides Information regarding Best Practices for sustaining and promoting wellness benefits. 
  • Conducts Research to help water stewards and members of the water industry deepen their understanding of the health and wellness potential of their waters.

Balneo -Verb (Medieval Latin) – “to bathe”

Balneology is the study of the arts, sciences and cultures of natural mineral waters for drinking, soaking baths, steams and inhalations for health, wellness and therapeutic benefits. 

Taking the waters at site specific locations include all the benefits measured by the following:
Balneology encompasses site-specific analyses and clarifications of natural mineral water sources including their local and regional geography, mineralogy and chemistry, bio-molecular nature and structural forms, climates and seasons.

BANA invites cooperation and collaboration between water-centered private and public groups, communities and institutions. 

Meet the BANA Board Members

Janet Abbott
Jonathan Paul De Vierville, PHD MSSW
Marcus Coplin, ND
Chris Devlin FNP, EdS
Nancy Welliver, ND


Breitenbush Hot Springs is currently closed in support for the health and safety of all during this time of the CoVID-19 pandemic until further notice.

The BANA Waking the Waters Regional Retreat scheduled for April 19-21, 2020 has been postponed until a later date to be determined as all things become clearer. We are waiting to hear back from BHS RE: guest refunds.


BANA National Zoom Calls and Webinars - Registration Required

Our monthly Thought Leader calls and conversations will continue with more regularity in order for us to be able to navigate these trying times as a community.

Next BANA Thought Leader Call - April 22, 2020 1PM CST.

Zoom Meeting announcements w/ invitation will be sent. You must register for the call.

Please join us to be part of BANA Research Information and Education topics on The Waters of north America. Thank you all for your ongoing support of BANA, and your support of healthy geothermal waters.


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