Our vision is to guide awareness to cultural Best Practices, The Ten Domains and the BANA Flow Formula as support to 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, TLMT, Water Sommelier
Jonathan Paul De Vierville, PHD MSSW
Marcus Coplin, ND
Chris Devlin FNP, EdS


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 Conversations will take place every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1PM CST.

An invitation will be emailed to you.  You must register for the call.

Topics will include Best Practices, The Ten Domains and BANA Flow Formula, designed to understand your waters through supportive connections and contacts.

Please join us to be part of BANA Research, Information, and Education discussions about The Natural Mineral Waters of North America - geothermal hot springs and cold springs for soaking, bathing, steaming, saunas, mud baths, inhaling, cold baths, drinking, hydrating for wellbeing.

Thank you all for your ongoing support of BANA.

BANA Board of Directors

Balneology Association of North America 501c3