29 Mar 2019
Weston-spa-Mare will be situated at the end of the Pier and will be a beauty therapy facility involving the use of mud from the town’s panoramic bay.
The centre-piece of the spa will be a giant inflatable slide which will drop from the end of the Pier during times of low tide, allowing visitors to slide down and fully immerse themselves in a natural all-over therapeutic mud bath.
Mud has long been considered as a natural beauty treatment as it contains minerals which can have a positive effect on human health.
It has been said to alleviate the symptoms of skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and rosacea.
Bathing in warm mud has also been known to ease assorted aches and pains and joints.
The minerals in mud are also highly effective at absorbing oil and toning the skin, providing detoxifying effects, sustaining beauty and staving off old age.
Some people even believe that mud baths have spiritual properties, helping to relieve stress and promote relaxation.
Mud wraps promote natural sweating, which flushes out harmful toxins, and can reportedly help slim and tone the body, hydrate or firm the skin, and sooth muscles.
Michelle Michael, from the Grand Pier, said: “For many years, people have poked fun at the resort, nicknaming it Weston-super-Mud because of what’s left behind when the tide goes out.
“We thought it was time to embrace and make this most of this natural resource, which has proven physical, cosmetic and spiritual benefits.”
The Severn estuary has one of the highest tidal ranges in the world; it’s recognised as a wetland area of international importance and has seven species of migratory fish which pass through in both directions, including significant numbers of Atlantic salmon and common eel.
These factors all contribute to what is arguably a rich, and unique, combination of minerals within the Weston mud which make it an ideal natural resource for beauty therapy.
Michelle added: “After being the source of much fun over the years, we think the mud of Weston can help give the town a new lease of life as a natural spa resort.”
Researchers also believe that eating mud can be good for the digestive system, as it protects the stomach against toxins, parasites and pathogens, which is why the proposed spa at the Grand Pier will include Mud Pies on the menu, as a local delicacy.
Mud masks, mud massages, mud naps, mud baths and mud walks will all be on offer at the Weston-spa-Mare.
The Pier will also produce its own line of natural beauty products which will be sold from a souvenir shop at the spa. People will be able to buy mud packs to take home with them so that they can continue to enjoy its therapeutic properties when they leave the resort.
If planning approval is granted for the spa, it is hoped that it will be ready to open at the end of September, which is National Mud Pack Day.
To find out more about the wide range of attractions, events and entertainments at the Grand Pier all year round, visit www.grandpier.co.uk
Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier has today unveiled plans for a new attraction which will celebrate and embrace – quite literally – the resort’s infamous mud.