7 places where the mud is lush enough to bathe in

Immerse yourself in the soothing, relaxing depths of ... dirt.

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A volcano mud bath in Columbia. A volcano mud bath in Columbia. (Photo: wanderlasss / Flickr/Creative Commons)

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Getting down and dirty...

Looking for a full body experience that goes beyond the standard spa getaway or at-home facial mask? A trip to a mud bath may be just what you're looking for.

For centuries, the curative powers of warm mud have been tied to smoother skin, muscle aches and pains, and other anti-inflammatory benefits. Most importantly, those partaking in mud baths report an overall feeling of relaxation and reduction in stress.

Feel like getting a little dirty? Check out these seven international sites renowned for their mud baths, mineral springs, and other earthly delights.

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