You want to pamper yourself! However, you’re bored with the usual aromatherapy, heated stones on your back and placid New Age music. Fret not. The latest trend is to go bizarre in order to achieve the best results. How about a slithery snake massage or a pedicure from a school of hungry fish?
1. Ada Barak’s Carnivorous Plant Farm (Haifa, Israel)
Yes, the name might sound a little unusual for a spa but a visit to this might be heavenly. Here, a mix of large and small non-venomous snakes are used to deliver a range of deep and light massages. They are said to cure any pain with their rhythmic movement on your body. Crazy, isn’t it?
2. Blue Lagoon (Grindavik, Iceland)
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in the small town of Iceland. A man made spa, the area is filled with water from a geothermal power plant which is pumped over a silica and sulfur-rich lava bed. The silica and algae rich is said to heal many ailments and the geothermal properties make it a source of eternal rejuvenation.
3. Chodovar (Chodova Plana, Czech Republic)
Love to gulp in beer? This place could be a paradise for you. The spa treatment here involves getting into a tub full of dark beer and you could also relish the same along with soaking in it. The spa claims that after the beer bath, guests will disengage and release a flow of positive thoughts and energy. Sounds fancy? Don’t forget to add this place in your to do list when planning your next Eurotrip.
4. Haikko (Porvoo, Finland)
I think there wouldn’t be any spa more chilled than this. Treatments here involve going into an icebox kept at -110 degrees Celsius (-166 Fahrenheit) for 1-3 minutes. The spa claims its “super cold” treatment also helps stress, sleep and skin problems, and promises to leave visitors feeling energetic.
5. Ci:z Labo Spa (Tokyo, Japan)
In Tokyo’s Clinical Salon, you’ll get to experience snails crawling all over your face. The slimy juice secreted is said to contain proteins and antioxidants that help moisturize and exfoliate. The treatment is perfect if Japan’s cold climate is starting to take a toll on your skin.