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8 Unique Spa Services Found Around The World That You'll Want To Try
Traditional spa services may include massages, facials and even body wraps. Getting to the spa early to enjoy amenities of the plunge pools, oxygen lounges, tanning beds or salt rooms can end up being a highlight of the visit. But, the use of ingredients to assist in different menu items is something that has started to be noticed and even requested by clients.
Bee sting facials, gold, caviar and more are services now offered to spa guests, on the same menu as the usual massages and facials. These services are fun to try and may even result in a younger looking face, hydrated skin and relaxed muscles.
Centuries old techniques and rituals are still part of menus offered all over the world. These services are meant to relax, rejuvenate and even heal the body. Explore these unique spa services that can only be found at specific spas and resorts around the world.
1. Snail slime facial
A snail facial could be a good way to tighten the skin. However, the slime from snails is difficult to capture. Instead, spas allow the shelled creatures to roam your face. Their slime is filled with protein and antioxidants and is transferred into your pores at a snail’s pace.
2. Sound and Vibration Treatment
At VILA VITA Spa in Portugal, guests can partake in a sound and vibration treatment without a massage therapist. The description for this unique treatment, states: “special and synchronized treatments slow down your mental activity, combining the effects of deep relaxation techniques and mindful meditation.”
3. Bird dropping facial
Many spas actually offer a bird dropping facial. The droppings from a nightingale, along with a few other ingredients, are massaged into the face. The droppings are meant to help keep skin smooth and to erase blemishes.
4. Caviar infused facial
This 3 hour facial includes much more than caviar. Stay at Lake Austin Spa Resort and enjoy this ultra relaxing and beneficial facial, The Regal By Valmont. A, “globally exclusive treatment combining Essence of Gold Sturgeon, l’Elixir des Glacier (with 15x the concentration of active ingredients), Celluma LED, and HydraFacial.”
5. Snake massage
Have a variety of non-venomous snakes writhe along your back to release tension and relax muscles.
According to a NY Post article, “As soothing music pumps through the sound system, masseurs rub oil on clients’ backs — before introducing a combination of pythons or around 28 different types of non-venomous snakes in the adrenaline-fueled 30-minute session.”
For those afraid of snakes, this may not be the most relaxing massage.
6. Chocolate fondue body wrap
Leave it to The Spa At The Hershey Hotel to sweeten up a spa experience. Try the chocolate fondue body wrap, explained by the spa as “Warmed moor mud and essence of cocoa revitalizes and nourishes the skin. A luxurious body brushing is followed by the fondue application. The body is then wrapped in a soft, warm blanket to enhance the total effect. A Vichy Shower rinse culminates the effect.”
7. Bee sting facial
The bee sting facial is just as it sounds, the venom from bees are made into a facial. “No bees are harmed in the process of extracting venom, rather they sting a pane of glass with an electric charge running through it, whereby the venom is collected and the bees survive with their stings intact,” states Heaven Skin Care, a spa offering the treatment.
The venom is seen as a replacement for Botox, increasing firmness and tightening the skin, thereby reducing wrinkles.
8. 24-carat gold facial
With the 24-carat gold facial, the client gets sheets of gold wrapped onto their face. Gold is a wonderful anti-inflammatory, and it is said to get rid of wrinkles and help heal sun damage. Plus, it gives its wearers a golden glow, obvs.