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Selecting the right spa treatment for your needs.

By: calistoga spa / 22 Mar 2024
Maiden In Pool

Guests often ask us what type of massage treatment should they get, the answer is a matter of personal preference? There are numerous types of massage therapy, each with its own techniques and benefits. At Calistoga Spa Hot Springs we offer the following:

  • Swedish massage: This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping to help relax and energize you. Available in One Hour and One and a Half Hour durations.
  • Deep tissue massage: This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries. Available in One Hour and One and a Half Hour durations.
  • Sports massage: Geared toward athletes, this massage technique focuses on preventing and treating injuries, improving flexibility, and enhancing athletic performance.
  • Reflexology: Reflexology involves applying pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, and ears, which correspond to different organs and systems in the body, to promote relaxation and improve overall well-being. Available as an Add-On to the Massage of your choice.
  • Pregnancy massage: Also known as prenatal massage, this type of massage is tailored specifically for pregnant women to help alleviate discomforts associated with pregnancy, such as back pain and swollen ankles.

These are the massage treatments we find most in demand by our guests. It's beneficial to communicate your needs and preferences with your massage therapist to ensure you receive the most suitable treatment for your specific concerns.


How about a Volcanic Ash Mud Bath to start your spa day?

A volcanic ash mud bath is a spa treatment that utilizes mud derived from volcanic ash, typically mixed with water to form a thick paste. This type of mud is often rich in minerals and nutrients, which are believed to offer various benefits for the skin and body.

During a volcanic ash mud bath, the individual typically immerses themselves in a pool or tub filled with the mud mixture. The mud is then applied to the skin, covering the body from head to toe. Once applied, the individual may relax in the mud bath for a period of time, allowing the mud to dry and the skin to absorb its minerals.

Advocates of volcanic ash mud baths claim that they can provide several benefits, including:

  • Skin detoxification: The minerals in volcanic ash mud are believed to help draw out impurities and toxins from the skin, leaving it feeling cleansed and refreshed.
  • Exfoliation: The texture of the mud can help gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting a smoother, more radiant complexion.
  • Relaxation: Like other forms of spa therapy, soaking in a mud bath can be relaxing and soothing, helping to alleviate stress and tension in the body and mind.
  • Improved circulation: The warmth of the mud bath and the gentle pressure of the mud against the skin may help to improve blood circulation, which can promote overall health and well-being.
  • Relief from certain skin conditions: Some people believe that the minerals and nutrients in volcanic ash mud may help to alleviate symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or acne.

It's important to note that while many people find volcanic ash mud baths to be enjoyable and beneficial, scientific evidence supporting their specific health claims may be limited. Additionally, individuals with certain skin conditions or sensitivities should consult with a healthcare professional before trying a volcanic ash mud bath to ensure it is safe for them.

To see more about our Spa offerings click here to go to our Spa Page.

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