The line that divides genius from insanity is indeed a very fine line. Spa treatments, in its desire to provide people with new and effective methods, has also come up with some very strange results that can be genius or madness, depending on who's looking. Here are some of the funny, if not downright mad spa treatments that spas have come up with.
It would be great if the facial is referring to that great nurse, but this spa treatment refers to Nightingale poo. Yes, your face would get rubbed by bird excrement. According to the proponents of this facial, there's a substance in Nightingale poo that would make your skin glow.
Being fish food always have had negative connotations in the movies, but for this spa treatment, it's all good. Leave it to the "doctor fish", a small species of carp to eat away the dead skin cells from your body. The treatment goes like this: you sit in a pool with all of these fish in it. These little aquatic exfoliants would then feed on the dead skin. The downside: it can be very ticklish.
Glow like gold--literally--with this facial. By applying strips of 24-karat gold on your skin, it is believed that your skin would be moisturized and your wrinkles lessened. This facial gives a new meaning to looking and feeling like a million bucks.
Reiki is the application of ki or life energy on the body's pressure points to promote body harmony and balance. But this treatment claims that through reiki on horseback, the reiki treatment would be more effective. Surely, they would have appreciated this back when the Wild, Wild, West was still in full saddle.
Sake and Wine Bath
You've got to hand it to the Japanese for being innovative. This spa treatment is found at the Hakone hot springs in Japan. You would get to soak in a hot bath of sake or wine during their stay. But it's not just about being drunk: the amino acids in the alcohol are said to have moisturizing properties.
Since chocolates are praised for their anti-oxidizing properties, chocolate facial spas claim that applying chocolate directly on your face can make your skin absorb those anti-oxidants. This, spas say, leaves the skin rejuvenated and looking younger.
Caviar Foot Spa
You may not be high-class enough to appreciate the taste caviar, but the promoters of the Caviar foot spa says that your feet would at least feel rich. According to these spas, fish eggs contain marine collagen that gives nutrients lacking in the skin.
And there are lots more strange spa treatments out there. You can find facial for your buttocks and being massaged by snakes. During these occasions, you really have to be amazed at the human imagination. But do these spa treatments really work? There's no guarantee. They may be interesting, but you shouldn't just take the spa operators' word for it. These new treatments are maybe more for the experience rather than for an actual treatment.