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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
David Erlich
Nancy Welliver, ND

BANA EVENTS

BANA National Zoom Meeting Calls - Registration Required

MEETING INFORMATION TIME ZONES:

Alaska  12-1 PM_Pacific 1-2 PM_Mountain 2-3 PM_Central 3-4 PM_Eastern 4-5 PM

September 25, 2019 - 3PM CST

Moderator: Jonathan Paul De Vierville, PHD, MSSW & Nancy Welliver, ND

Topic: Balneology Best Practices-

10 Domains of  Health and Wellness

Hospitality-Hydration-Hygiene-Healing

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

When: Sep 25, 2019 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/91d01869a12dbe40c5b9141539e44ee6 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

October 23, 2019 - 3PM CST

Moderator: Marcus Coplin, ND

Topic: Stories of Healing - Cultural Water Medicine Narratives

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

When: Oct 23, 2019 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/dbe7a2c7c7c4ff024ac87b605f06faf5 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

November 20, 2019 - 3PM CST

Moderator: Janet Abbott, Balneology Association of NA, President

Topic: Review of Hot Springs Conference in Palm Srings/Desert Hot Springs

Next steps: Announce 2020 Conference

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

When: Nov 20, 2019 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/6ec23f06e23f97e1d746f627e8486654 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hot Springs Connection Conference
November 04 - 08, 2019
Palm Springs & Desert Hot Springs
 
BANA Panel - Wholistic Assessment of Site Specific Water Sources

For more information and to register, click here.