Top 8 Natural Healing Spots in the World

From steaming hot mineral water to soothing mud baths, here are some of the best natural healing spots around the world.

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Kusatsu Onsen

Each year, nearly 3 million visitors take in the waters at the Kusatsu Onsen, a 2-hour drive from Tokyo.

Kusatsu Onsen

A trip to the Onsen is a part of Japanese culture, and locals head to the natural hot springs water at Kusatsu Onsen for relaxing and relief from muscle pain, hypertension and other ailments.

Thermae Bath Spa

The view from the open-air rooftop pool at Britain's Thermae Spa overlooks the city of Bath and the Abbey.

Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa is the only spot in Britain where you can soak in the mineral waters, which that the Celts and Romans enjoyed more than 2,000 years ago.

Chena Hot Springs

Visitors have been taking the waters at Chena Hot Springs, deep in Alaska's interior, since 1905 when visiting prospectors discovered the water's healing nature.

Chena Hot Springs

Winter is the busiest time of year at Chena's Hot Springs Resort in Fairbanks, Alaska when the 105-degree water offers a reprieve from the cold. Soakers may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights over head.

Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Soaking in the baths is a way of life in Budapest, sometimes called Spa City, thanks to the healing waters found at spots like the Szechenyi, largest outdoor thermal bath in all of Europe.

Reykjadalur Hot Springs

A hike through the Reykjadalur valley to the thermal steam vents and boiling hot pools is the perfect place for outdoor bathing.

Gellert Baths

Explore the beautiful Art Nouveau style thermal baths at Hotel Gellert in Budapest.

Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

Dr. Wilkinson's Spa is a Napa Valley institution, helping locals and visitors relax in bubbling mud baths in Calistoga, CA, since 1952.

Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

At Dr. Wilkinson's Spa, guests can relax in a warm mud baths with plenty of healing properties thanks to pure volcanic ash and Canadian peat or enjoy one of the many bath house treatments available.

Polynesian Spa

Spa treatments at the Polynesian Spa overlooking New Zealand's Lake Rotorua include a mud wrap using the thermal mud that's believed to have healing properties.

Polynesian Spa

There's no shortage of healing water at the Polynesian Spa, with 2 natural hot mineral springs and 26 soaking pools filled with soothing alkaline water.

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