My Galina Mud Bath and Spa ExperienceFriday, October 24, 2014
The mud bath and spa is located inside Galina Hotel and Spa Nha Trang, Vietnam. It's only a short walking distance from Prime Hotel Nha Trang. In fact they are built back to back from each other. That saves us a lot from paying a taxi fare.
THE MUD BATH PACKAGEYou can choose from a lot of packages they offer however I only choose the most cheap and basic one as I only want to try out the mud bath. So I'll only be talking about the package I choose. Below are the package inclusions:
- Free use of clean towel and swimsuit (S/M/L)
- Clean hot mud bath soak
- Hydro foot massage
- Sauna, Steam
- Swimming Pool
- Free Game and Children Room
THE MUD BATH EXPERIENCEI was ushered to the women's locker room to change to my swim wear. Of course, I didn't use the swimsuit that is part of the package since I believe that thing should be for personal use only. We then went to the 4th floor and then I was asked by the spa employee to take a shower first. After the showering, I was then lead to the mud bath area. It's like a jungle out here.
I wanted my hubby to try it too but he just can't be persuaded. About 20 - 30 minutes in the mud the spa employee told me that it was time to shower. Like what?! Can't I soak in till I'm happy about it? Waaahh!! It was only a short a lived experience. That's sad! However, I enjoyed it. Moving on. I know! I move on easily. There are small sand particles that clung to my swimsuit after the mud bath experience and I find it rather annoying because it's so hard to remove. Ugghh!!
That shower is like rain! After my battle with the small sand particles, an employee gave me a bottled water and ushered me to the steam room and afterwards the sauna. Gosh! It's hot in here.
Next is the hydro foot massage.
Don't be fooled! That water is so hot. Hehehhe! I was then lead to this area on which they call the hydrotherapy.
I walk through squeaking because these squirting walls feels like piercing through my skin. Ouch! Next is the jacuzzi. Ahhh!! It's very relaxing.
WHAT I THOUGHTAfter dipping myself at the jacuzzi, they then ushered me to the swimming pool but I've decided not to use it because I find it rather small. So I just showered afterwards. I find showering, after the whole spa process is done, rather annoying because they don't offer you a shampoo and a body wash. I mean, can't I shower myself properly at your spa? So I just walked back to my hotel to do this. I thought that this should be an essential part of their service. The spa employee's don't speak good english but somehow it's been a miracle how we've manage to understand each other.
I was somehow puzzled why there is a process to it. I mean, can't I use what I wanted to use and use it again and again?
Overall, it was a good experience especially if you only wanted to try the mud bath. So yes, I would suggest you to do it too. There are many places in Nha Trang that offers a mud bath service. You can tryout Thap Ba Hot Spring Mud Bath and 100 Egg Mud Bath. Since we only have limited time, we choose this one at Galina because it's the only mud bath located in the city center and near our hotel.
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