The Springs is Western New York's only mineral springs spa and the only Premiere Dr.Hauschka Skin Care Treatment Center in the region. We offer alternative and complementary therapies, including mineral baths, massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, facials, holistic spa treatments, and much more. Our focus is treating the whole person, body, mind, and spirit with relaxing and rejuvenating results-oriented treatments derived from nature. History: The Springs Spa and Healing Center follows the philosophy of caring for the whole person which was started at Clifton Springs Hospital when Henry Foster, MD, founded a "Water Cure Sanitarium" in 1850 on the site of mineral springs, which had been used by generations of Native American healers. Recognizing and maintaining a deep commitment to his understanding of the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit, Dr. Foster incorporated the best of many therapies including conventional Western medicine practices, natural medicine, hydrotherapy, and homeopathy, during the time he owned and supervised the hospital. Guests came from all over the country and the world for rest and renewal at the Water Cure Facility. For a century, the healing waters and natural therapies were utilized for a wide variety of conditions, both as "medicine" as well as rejuvenation and relaxation. In the 1950's, a shift away from natural remedies took place. With technological advances in medicine abounding, the hospital closed the baths and focused on the Western medical perspective.