From Color therapy, snake skin pedicure to beer baths, new trends are surfacing around the world in a $60 billion Spa industry. Luxury Spas are no more just about pleasing music and aroma therapeutic oils, changing Spa trends in 2012 around the world has given this industry a new dynamism and added new meaning to the existing and evolving Spas. Spa Rituals & Treatments are among the most important services of a Lifestyle Spa & Ayurvedic Spa. Brands hire specialists from across the world to perform and cater to spa enthusiasts and provide them with an enriching experience. These unusual treatments might sound gimmicky, medieval but the truth is these Spa treatments are genuine treatments based on local culture, beliefs and customs. We’ve enlisted some of the world’s best & most reputed Spas which provide exotic services in style!
Haikko Spa in Porvoo
Cold European countries like Finland where winters are dominant and spawns over months, offers an Arctic inspired treatment called ‘Cryotherapy’ in which chambers are set at around negative 184 Fahrenheit, more than a few minutes can cause severe hypothermia. This therapy is said to be very effective to flush toxins out of the body and strengthen the immune system and Haikko Spa is popular destination to experience the chill of frigid temperature.
Czech beer Spa, Czech Republic
The love for beer in Czech inherits in the very culture. They have beer festivals, breweries galore, beer gardens and now the yeasty brew is used for more than just quenching thirst. The beer Spa lets you soak and sooth your bones in a warm, foamy beer. The baths are brewed with combination of mineral water, beer, and various beer ingredients yeast and hops. The procedures are believed to have curative effects on the complexion and hair, relieve muscle tension, warm up joints and support immune system.
Manhattan's Shizuka New York Day Spa
This Spa, in year 2008 announced a Facial called “The Bird Poop Facial” with a claim that nightingale droppings have properties that brighten, heal and retexturize the skin due to natural enzymes and guanine, that imparts a pearly luster to the skin. This treatment though does not have anything to do with culture but its expensive and fits good within the culture of luxury Spas.
Amatrra Spa, New Delhi, India
The best Lifestyle Spa in the country, works on the deep rooted philosophy of ‘Astroayurveda’ and Yoga. The therapies at this Luxury Spa in Delhi are entirely based on ancient treatments and the oils used are prepared with pure venerable herbs. All Therapies here are carried out traditionally and believed to strengthen nervous system, remove body toxins, and improve blood circulation within the body.
The African wood massage, Korean bathhouse, Balinese massage are all examples of traditionally nurtured and developed treatment that gives a different identity to the Spas and generates lot of visit.