Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

From nibbling fish to sake baths-the ways we treat ourselves have become stranger over the years. As more and more experiments are done, people have been discovering new and strange ways to make us become healthier, more beautiful human beings.

Spas are not exempt from these strange new discoveries. Today, more and more small-time shops, including that parlor just around the block, are offering spa treatments to just about anyone who comes in. Therefore, spas need to differentiate themselves from these by creating more innovative ways of offering treatments. Gone are those simple facials and massages. Now, you may have to choose from dozens and dozens of different kinds of treatments. Targeting specific parts or certain problems, treatments are now more tailored to an individuals specific needs. Yet what is interesting is that many of these bizarre treatments actually have their roots from traditional ways and cultures. Many people wonder whether these treatments really have health benefits or not. Still, they will be fascinating to anyone.

Gondola Massage in Venice

Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

Many people dream of riding those beautiful gondolas in Venice. After all, it is said to be the ultimate way to experience the beautiful city. But what if you could also get a massage while riding one? In modified gondolas, you will be treated to a 40-minute massage, as you pass through the Venetian Lagoon. You have your own gondolier who stirs the gondola, and if youre worried about privacy, the massage focuses on your face, feet, and upper body, ensuring that the lower part of your body is covered at all times. And to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, a special type of oil that has SPF protection is used. You can enjoy this at the Hotel Ciprianis The Cassanova Beauty and Wellness Center.

Alpha Oxy-LED Light Spa Capsule in England

Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

At Tunbridge Wells in England is the Med-Spa Clinic, offering a full body capsule strangely reminiscent of that tanning bed in the “Starship Enterprise.” Your body is blasted with LEDs or light-emitting diodes which give off deep heat. This will make you perspire a lot. Together with the mattress that vibrates-used to exercise your muscles, as well as super-oxygenated air-to speed your metabolism, it should help you lose weight. If youre claustrophobic, you might want to think this one over.

Reiki on Horseback in Wyoming

Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

Reiki is a Japanese practice which stems from the belief that healing energy that is passed from a practitioner to the client will promote a balanced spirit and body. The Japanese practitioner is a person, but Christina DiBartolo, owner of Rockin Heart Ranch, herself a certified Reiki Master, believes that it does not always have to be that way. For her, horses also carry an innate healing energy. In her ranch at Jackson, near Wyoming, you can experience this by riding a horse all by yourself or with the owner, guided by her to let you tap into that energy. The result is said to be a cure from emotional anxieties to physical aches.

Japanese Sake Bath

Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

For sake lovers, this is the ultimate spa experience. Who would have thought that being bathed in your favorite liquor would be possible? At a spa resort called Yunessun Hot Springs Amusement Park and Spa Resort in Hakone Kowakien, this sake bath is the most famous among the many “amusement baths” available, like ones in green tea, coffee, and wine. In this communal bath, there is a huge cask where sake flows from. One of the health benefits is the amino acids found in sake, which are also said to be powerful moisturizers, having been used by geishas before they put on their makeup.

Arctic Ice Room in Las Vegas

Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

Sick of saunas? If you dont like feeling baked inside an oven, this ones for you. There is a communal glass-and-tile room where you can sit on a heated bench, and inhale mint-infused cool air that is chilled to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Up to eight people can go in at once, and together you can share your delight at the snowflakes that drift slowly down from the ceiling (crystals, really, made from soap and water). Many people believe that extreme cold, especially after going into sauna, can reduce hypertension and tighten pores, so you might want to pass by the sauna room first, to increase the health benefits. In Las Vegas Caesars Palace is Qua Baths and Spa, which offers this snowy treatment.

Chocolate Facial Therapy

Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

Fans of this sweet delight will surely go crazy over this treatment-just make sure not to eat whats being lathered onto your face! Its a 40-minute treatment, slathering your face with creamy, melted Swiss chocolate thats oxygen-infused, to help the sweet treats natural vitamins and antioxidants go deep into your skin. This will help fight aging, promote healing and rejuvenate cells. The Aquapura Douro Valley Resort and Spa in Portugals northeast offers this one-of-a-kind sweet treatment.

Harmony Balls Massage in Mexico

Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort in Mexicos Baja Peninsula is home to Saltwater Spa, which offers a massage that was taken from Chinese tradition. For fifty minutes, the massage makes use of silver “baoding” balls which are rolled all over your body. This is supposed to stimulate your body with its rolling pressure. Plus, the balls 48 different tonal vibrations will help soothe your mind.

Manaka Tapping Treatment in Texas

Strangest Spa Treatments in the World

If youre one who wouldnt dare try acupuncture despite its healing effects, you might find this a suitable alternative. Its quite similar to acupuncture, but without those needles. Its a 50-minute treatment which uses a manaka-a wooden hammer that originated in Japan as far back as sixteenth century, which taps wooden pegs on certain points in your body. The gentle taps are done to the beat of a metronome, giving you the same health benefits of acupuncture-relief from body pains, stress, and will give your body an over-all balanced energy. You can avail of this at The LakeHouse Spa at Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas.

By Journey ETC

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