10 Mind-Blowing Spa Treatments
Spas are a popular place to go for those who want to refresh, relax, and realign. Those who frequent spas will find a number of treatments designed for accomplishing these things, including facials and massages, but there are also spa treatments which are a bit off the beaten treatment path. Here you will discover ten of the most mind-boggling spa treatments you have ever heard of. Ponder these and see if maybe they would help you take a load off…
1. Beer Facelift
This is a beer bath which is administered to the facial area, and the yeast in the beer is said to freshen up the pores and relax the muscles. Reportedly, one’s face will glow after such a treatment, but not because they are all ‘lit up’.
2. Pedicure by Fish
This is a treatment out of London which consists of using 150 small fish which swim around the feet and exfoliate them. The fish are the Garra Rufa species, and they use suction to eat the dead skin off the foot surface. This carp variety have also been used to treat psoriasis and eczema.
3. ‘Sauna’ in a Snow Cave
This is actually called an ‘anti-sauna’ because it is where sauna users go to cool off after a steamy treatment. There is an fake snowstorm which is indoors, but that is only for aesthetic purposes; the snow does not provide the chill. It is said that getting a nice, cold blast after a sauna or hot tub dip will tighten up one’s pores and relieve anxiety and hypertension. You can go into the snow cave at Butlins Ocean Spa, located in West Sussex.
4. Let the Snakes Massage You
An Israeli spa actually uses snakes for massage by placing them on the body and allowing them to slither around on it freely. Ida Barak says that the use of snakes in massage is much more calming than other methods, and they are even reported to be effective in relieving pain in the joints.
5. Massage on a Gondola
This form of massage simply involves getting a professional rubdown while riding a gondola in Venice. Casanova Spa offers the treatment, which allows for a wonderful massage while relaxing to the beautiful sites. It is done in a private lagoon, so don’t be concerned that someone may see your naked self. The oil used contains quality sunblock to protect from the rays of the sun.
6. Cactus Rubdown
This massage doesn’t sound quite as friendly, but the Apuane Spa says that it induces relaxation wonderfully. Cactus leaves, or paddles, which have no spines, are placed on the body. They use a combination of alcohol made from agave, prickly-pear, and nopal paddles, this is said to be a wonderful massage.
7. Bathing in Wine
The most popular spa in Japan provides this treatment once a year, and it consists of people taking a bath in literally hundreds of gallons of Beaujolais Nouveau, which is a wine that is a favorite of the Japanese people. Only 12 days out of the year is this treatment offered, and during the time the pool is consistently fed with fresh flowing wine which comes from the mouth of a gigantic wine bottle.
8. Facial of Gold
This type of facial, which incorporates the use of real gold into a mask, was said to have been used on a nightly basis by Cleopatra, who believed it made her look younger. Squares of 24-karat gold are placed on the face along with compounds which are used to help maintain hydration. It supposedly smooths the skin and makes it much more supple, but it is very expensive indeed.
9. Horseback Reiki
Reiki is said to balance out the spirit and the body, aligning them together through the transfer of energy. At ‘Rockin’ Heart Ranch’ this transfer of energy is done by horses rather than your everyday Reiki master. By riding the horses, which is wonderful in and of itself, the energy is transferred to the rider.
10. Facial for the Derrier
Not only are everyday facials popular, but at Detroit’s Euphoria Spa one can actually get a ‘butt facial’. The rear end is cleaned, and then is treated to professional exfoliation. Next, a butt mask, and waxing is also done, if needed or desired. Finally, warm paraffin is used. Customers say it feels extraordinarily good, believe it or not.