According to an age old legend, Cleopatra used to bathe in Donkey’s milk to keep her skin forever young. Presently, a number of such cringe-worthy techniques are used for spa treatments. Today, we delve into a few of these weird spa rituals.
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Lay down for a soothing massage and have slithering snakes poured all over your body. Apparently, it’s a deep, soothing massage which is great for joint pain and muscle tension. FYI – The snakes are non-venomous.
Now slithering in Israel
As if snakes weren’t enough, this technique entails snails sliding across your face slathering it in slime. This slime is supposed to have anti-aging serums that rejuvenate your skin.
Bask in the Slime in Russia and Japan
This is a more popular technique which involves simply sitting in a room (or cave) with walls covered in salt. Why do this? It cures a host of diseases like cold, insomnia, anxiety and asthma.
Experience the saltiness in Chicago
Paying money to get slapped might sound ridiculous but professionals promise it reduces wrinkles and shrinks pores. The treatment also involves pinching and boxing.
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Bird Crap Facial
Brighten and heal skin with a completely natural ingredient devoid of chemicals – bird poop. They say it makes the skin soft and smooth. We say – EW!
Shit Happens in Japan!
Now this we can get on board with. Not just a rough day, beer can help with rough skin too. Hop into a barrel full of beer and soak while you sip. It exfoliates your skin, removes dead skin cells, improves blood circulation and tastes yummy.
The Czechs Love their Beer (Spas).
This isn’t as weird as it is opulent. A liquid sheet of 24 karat gold is applied to your face and works wonders on dull, aging skin.
Royal Relaxation is a Rampage in the US
Always wanted baby soft skin? Here’s your chance. Hydrate your skin with purified human placenta and try not to barf.
Plenty of Placenta in Switzerland
Bull Sperm Spa
Say goodbye to frizzy or brittle hair by applying loads of bull sperm. It is said to be packed with protein which is an essential ingredient in hair care.
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Snake Venom Facial
And we’re back to snakes. This time round, we use just the venom and rub it on the face. It is a Botox alternative and will help you avoid the syringes.
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