Mud Bath Nha Trang: Why Don’t You Have A Try?
If all you’ve heard of Nha Trang is the beauty of long white sandy beaches, there’s still one more thing you should know before travelling to this city. It’s been also famous for mud bath. Sounds a little weird but it’s really good for health and has increasingly attracting millions of tourists.
What is a mud bath?
Sitting in a tub of mud feels as odd as it sounds, but it has become a quintessential Nha Trang experience. Mud bath is soaking in a bath containing mineral mud which is a natural mud formed from the change of geology. Mineral mud derived from plants such as trees, flowers, grass buried or from land and includes the ingredients that are organic, inorganic, carbon-containing substances and easy to absorb water.
Many tourists from either other places of Vietnam or other countries in the world have reviewed Nha Trang as the best place to take a mud bath. They’ve tried mud bath elsewhere just to found out the technique is learnt from the mud bath in Nha Trang.
Advantages of mud bath
If you are still hesitating, these are the reasons why mud bath is worth trying:
1. Relieves muscle and joint aches and pains
The deep heat from the mud & geothermal waters have incredible anti-inflammatory properties.
2. Relaxation like you have never felt
The warm, soft mixture of the mud “feels awesome” and allows your body to let go. It takes the stress off your body. If you are completely suspended, no pressure on your body while floating in the mud bath.
3. Detoxifies your body.
The earth heals you in these treatments by drawing out the toxins and impurities from your body.
4. Softens Skin
The volcanic ash exfoliates your skin.
5. Improves Circulation
The heat from the geothermal water and the Jacuzzi jets invigorate your circulation.
6. Balances pH Levels
Complex minerals from Calistoga’s historic geothermal waters are infused into your body, helping to balance out your body’s natural pH
7. Go deeper into your massage
The mud and mineral baths will prepare your muscles to let go so your massage therapist can go deeper, releasing even more tensions and stresses, allowing you to leave the spa with a totally rejuvenated mind and body! That’s why nowaday, mud bath and spa are always seen together.
Besides, having a try on mud bath also means setting a small adventure of your life, especially for the first-time experience. The total tranquil and quiet moment in the mud bath will absolutely a great time to relax too.
Steps to take mud bath
It can be said that a process of mud bath is quite complicated. But here’re four main steps to be noticed:
1. Step 1: Take a hot shower to clean your body
After changing clothes, tourists are instructed to clean their bodies with hot mineral water in a yard with plenty of faucets sprayed from the ground.
2. Step 2: Mud bath
Then come the main stages: mud bath, mud on the face, on the hair and the whole body.
3. Step 3: Sun drying
After 15 minutes immersing in the mud, the third step is sun exposure. This step is important as the skin can have time to absorb all the minerals in the mud.
4. Step 4: Clean the mud
The last step is to clean the mud, then soak in hot mineral water reservoir (swimming pool or waterfall). And finally comes the “hydrotherapy”. The special final stage includes a cold water phase alternates with a hot water one and repeats four times till the end of the mud bath.