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Mud Baths Cost


How Much Do Mud Baths Cost?

 
 average costMedium: At Calistoga, average is $65-$90 per person 

A mud bath is a tub of volcanic ash or mineral-infused clay mixed with warm spring water to create a soothing, reparative spa experience. The 100-degree mixture draws toxins out through pores in the skin. There are only a few true mud baths in the United States because access to volcanic ash and an abundant hot spring are required. The most widely known is Calistoga, California.

Typical costs:

  • Fees at Calistoga spas range from $65-$90 per person for a typical 60- to 90-minute bath.
  • Rates are least expensive during the middle of the week and higher on the weekend.
  • If you can't get to Calistoga, many spas offer body wraps using mineral-rich mud to detoxify the skin. Sessions are $80-$150 for 45 minutes and $100-$200 for 60 minutes.
Related articles: Body Scrubs, Body Wraps, Manicures and Pedicures

What should be included:
  • Bathers are submerged to the neck in the bubbly brew, creating a weightlessness feeling. Mud spas typically include a hot blanket wrap afterward and access to a whirlpool or steam room. Some also include a clay or herbal facemask.
  • Discounts:
  • For a mud experience at a fraction of the cost, the Indian Springs resort[1] in Idaho Springs, Colo., sells kelp-infused mud for $10 that customers can place directly on their bodies as they sit in geothermal baths. Cost is $18-$23 per person.
Additional costs:
  • Many Calistoga spas offer massage for an additional charge as part of a package deal. A mud bath plus 30-minute therapeutic massage ranges from $110-$130.
Shopping for mud baths:
  • NapaValley.com offers a directory of Calistoga mud spas [2] .
  • For spas that offer body wraps using mud, Spa Finder Magazine offers a nationwide directory of spas[3] . Enter your city of choice then click on "mud" under the "treatments" heading.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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External Resources:
  1.  www.indianhotsprings.com
  2.  napavalley.com/regions/calistoga/spas.html
  3.  www.spafinder.com/search/index.jsp
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