Calistoga Spa Guide: Mud Bath and Massage Options
1. MUD BATHS FOR COUPLES AND SINGLES: There are nearly 10 spas in Calistoga, so be sure to choose the one that caters to what you are looking for. For example, couples and friends are encouraged to enjoy treatments together at Golden Haven Hot Springs in private treatment rooms. At other spas, couples will be separated based on sex. Also, some Calistoga spas offer spa guests complimentary day use of a hot springs mineral pool with any spa treatment, while others do not. When you make your reservation, be sure to ask if the spa offers the type of treatments and facilities that suit your individual needs. (See www.goldenhaven.com)
2. DIFFERENT MUD OPTIONS: There is mud and there is MUD. In addition to the immersion mud baths enjoyed at several spas, you'll be delighted by the Body Mud Experience and the Salt Scrubs at the Lincoln Avenue Spa in the heart of downtown Calistoga. Here you will experience some of the best spa treatments the Napa Valley has to offer. There are several different types of application mud treatments to choose from including Herbal Mud, Wine Mud, Sea Mud and the refreshing Mint Mud, all enjoyed on beautiful custom made aromatherapy steam tables. You can learn more about these treatments www.lincolnavenuespa.com.
3. MASSAGE OPTIONS: You must also decide between full body massages, herbal facials, foot reflexology and any number of other treatments. There are over 20 different massage styles and techniques. Swedish massage is an extremely relaxing form of massage, and is by far the most popular massage style practiced in spas today.
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Photo Credit: The pictures on this page are by Lisa Moore. www. studioponderosa.com