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Japan’s snow monkeys are famed for soaking in natural hot springs. And a new study from Kyoto University shows that the monkeys’ stress hormones declined significantly when they were bathing. There appears to be evidence of not just physical - but social - value of thermal bathing for these macaques: the higher-ranking monkeys spent more time in the pools.

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI
CategoriesWellness