Getting a spa treatment is one of the most relaxing things you can do when you need to take some time and recharge. The thoughts of a spa treatment may elicit feelings of relaxation and thoughts of being pampered with massages, facelifts and foot soaks. However, in some parts of the world there are some very interesting approaches to spa treatments.
If you want to have an aromatic and interesting soak, you can try a ramen bath in Japan. You don’t have to worry about having the actual noodles in your bath since they are not included. What you do get is a bath filled with pork broth that supposedly cleanses the skin and can improve your metabolism.
The Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, Japan offers these kinds of baths along with wine, chocolate and sake baths. If ramen baths are not your thing then you can try a sake bath instead. The sake bath includes being soaked in fermented rice wine and has anti-ageing benefits. It also helps with hydration and moisturization.
Another interesting spa treatment is the snake massage. It sounds terrifying but the fact that a non-venomous snake is used may make it sound less scary. However, it is the supposed fear that adds to its therapeutic effects. The fear is said to increase metabolism. Different spas that offer the treatment have their own way of implementing it. This unusual treatment is performed by pythons at the Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa in Jakarta, Indonesia. During a treatment, another spa in Cairo, Egypt, uses a mixture of pythons or about 28 different varieties of non-venomous snakes.
A cactus massage may not sound as scary as a snake massage but it does sound prickly. In reality, it is more gooey and hydrating. The needles are removed before the massage and then the remaining leafy part, called a paddle is heated in warm water. When the paddles are smooth and pliable, they’re cut in two and rubbed on thirsty, sun-parched skin, gooey side down. This type of massage is both detoxifying and hydrating.
Cold therapy is another interesting spa treatment. It entails exposing the whole body to temperatures ranging from -100 to -160 degrees Celsius.This type of therapy is useful for treating pain and reducing inflammation. The shock experienced from the low temperatures is also said to remove toxins. This treatment has other benefits such as helping with sleep problems, fatigue, and even skin conditions like psoriasis.Some spas facilitate this type of treatment using a cryogenic chamber.
If you have any respiratory challenges, you may be interested inhalotherapy. Salt treatment, also known as halotherapy, is used to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, as well as sinus and intestinal disorders. This cure is accessible in man-made salt caves, where all you can simply relax, read, or even listen to music and inhale the salty air.
If these interesting treatments are not your speed, you can always opt for more typical procedures like a manicure, pedicure or even a botox. Afterall, sometimes, all you need is just some relaxation without the adrenaline.