Unique Spa Treatments

golden facialPorteño Tango at the Four Seasons Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Have you ever dreamed of getting a massage choreographed to a sultry tango? If this sounds appealing to you, you’re in luck. The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires offers a body massage set to relaxing tango music. The package also includes exfoliation and hot stone therapy with natural oils.

24K Gold Facial and Spun Gold Massage at the Eldorado Hotel – Santa Fe, New Mexico

You can strike gold at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe. Their Golden Nidah Spa Package includes both a luxurious Swedish massage and their signature 24K gold facial. Chakra balancing, stone therapy and a golden collagen face mask are also included.

Beer Bath at the Chodovar Brewery – Chodová Planá, Czech Republic

For beer lovers, the Chodovar Brewery offers a relaxing bath in a metal tub filled with beer. In addition to classic menu offerings such as acupressure massage and lava stone therapy, the brewery provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the Real Beer Bath. MUDr. Roman Vokatý claims that this bath, made with mineral water combined with a bathing beer blend, can relieve tension and promote relaxation.

Wine, Sake, Coffee and Tea Baths at Yunessun Spa Resort – Hakone, Japan

Yunessun Spa Resort in Japan has a unique selection of public bathing pools. In addition to water slides and traditional Roman baths, this spa boasts special rejuvenating pools filled with real red wine, sake, coffee and tea. Wine and coffee pouring performances are given several times a day.

Alpha™ LED Light-Spa™ at Oxygen Medi Spa – Ontario, Canada

If you’ve ever dreamed of treating yourself to a futuristic body treatment with a sci-fi twist, look no further than the Oxygen Medi Spa in Ontario, Canada. The Alpha™ LED Light-Spa™ is a pod-shaped capsule device designed to bathe the entire body in colorful LED light. The spa claims that this intensive light therapy can aid in weight loss, relaxation, pain relief, acne and more.

Hay Bath at Hotel Heubad – South Tyrol, Italy

Hotel Heubad in Italy boasts a Hay Bath originally developed in 1903. Here, you can spend 15-20 minutes relaxing in a blanket of lightly damp hay. The hotel asserts that this unique experience can provide pain relief and reduce joint and muscle stiffness. Massage and partial hay treatments are also available.

While most spas around the world tend to stick to classic menus of beauty and wellness services, the above few succeed in breaking this tradition. Hotels and spas that offer these types of elite services could easily propel themselves miles ahead of their competition. Though very uncommon in the industry as a whole, these rare menu options are clever marketing tools designed to help spas become more valuable in the eyes of travelers and locals looking for an unforgettable and unique experience.

Courtesy Helen Newman who is a health and beauty writer.