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Traditional Hot Stone Bath


After an exhaustive long day drive or a strenuous hike, why not treat yourself with a traditional hot stone bath? 

After an exhaustive long day drive or a strenuous hike, why not treat yourself with a traditional hot stone bath? A traditional hot stone bath is an ancient method used by Bhutanese farm families to relax after a hard day of farm work. The entire family soak in the hot bath to relax their tight muscles and regain energy for the next day on the field. 

Preparation of a hot stone bath is a ritual in itself. River rocks are heated until they are red hot and then released in the wooden tub filled with natural spring water. Herbs and medicinal plants are used to treat the water. For safety, a wooden bar is used to separate the rocks. It's believed that minerals from the rocks have healing power and cures joint pains, hypertension and arthritis. 

Many hotels and resorts in Bhutan offer hot stone bath or you can visit a farm house for an authentic experience. You can try home-made liquor while you are soaking up.