Marcus Coplin

Board Director, Secretary

Credentials: ND, Doctor of Naturophatic Medicine, Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington 

Dr Marcus Coplin is a Naturopathic Physician and Vice President of Education and Development for the Balneology Association of North America.  He has trained Europe, the Near East, and Japan at specialty Balneology treatment centers, research facilities, and hospitals.  He is the current North American liaison to the International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology. Dr Coplin has presented across North America and internationally on the therapeutic applications of natural mineral water.  His medical practice specializes in the application of therapeutic physical agents for chronic illness and urgent care needs.  With BANA, Dr Coplin aims to revitalize North American Balneology to its position as a valid and sought after natural therapeutic agent.

“Balneology is respected and recognized for the physical and emotional benefits it provides.”

Q&A with Marcus

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As President of BANA, I am working with all committee chairs on our current projects which include our Map Project, BANA Website as our outreach medium, BANA Periodical #2, Stories/Testimonial collections and the Manitou Springs Fall Water Festival.

Hot springs continue to be of interest to all living beings throughout our history on this earth.  In the U.S., there are hundreds of hot springs in natural settings open to the public and some privately owned.  Water Stewards oversee destination locations ranging from small user-friendly styles to resort establishments with amenities. Seekers of warm mineral waters number in the hundreds of thousands coming from all over the world to visit sites in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Developing relationships with water stewards to network mineral water interests through our Map Project.  Broaden the ‘Language of The Waters’ through our website and periodical to include guiding interests via education on the benefits of soaking in mineral waters and drinking mineral waters.  Outreach to water specialists at levels of government, university labs, hydrology, geology in order to establish an understanding of what, where, why, how, and when warm mineral waters are a valuable inclusion in practices of health and wellbeing.

To make anyone and everyone feel welcome to join BANA in acknowledgement and practice of The Waters in North America as valuable and beneficial to us.