The Craziest Spa Treatments Available

We all want to stay looking young and fresh, and sometimes that means plastic surgery. Other times that means simply eating well and exercise. For those who believe in looking well and being pampered, spa treatments are the option. Besides the everyday facial and Swedish massage are some out there, funky options. Some believe this not-so-ordinary options will bring the best results.

Most people have seen movies or television shows the invision fish pedicures. Tiny fish swimming around nibbling on people’s feet. While this may seem odd, it is more common than most want to believe. The method began in the Turkish spas and has spread across Europe and into the United States. They have been given such nicknames as “doctor fish” and “nibble fish”. It became with them being used to treat patients of psoriasis, and blossomed into a beauty trend. Instead of using a pumice stone, one can have the fish nibble away the dead skin to reveal a fresh layer of skin.

We think of caviar and picture yachts, celebrity parties, and lavish events. It has been known as the food of the rich. But perhaps it has a better purpose, in the spa. Anti-aging has recently been in demand and daily they are finding ways to combat it. While scientists say nutrients cannot always be absorbed by the skin, caviar contains vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. The skin tissue damage can be reversed as well as moisturized. The price can range from $150 to $200 depending on the location.

If you are looking for a unique and pricey treatment, turn to the gold facial. Twenty-four carat gold squares are used, and these can potentially moisturizer and lessen the appearance of pores. This treatment became very popular in Asia and that is also where the technology was adapted. Cleopatra was said to have used gold facial and body wraps to keep her youthful skin. Like most skin treatments, it reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and even age spots.


This last treatment is not only completely natural, but maybe a little too close to nature. The Nightingale is a bird that has brought much promise to the skin care world. Their droppings, or “uguisu no fun” in Japanese, can be used on the skin for beneficial qualities. It has been referred to as the “geisha facial” because it lightens the skin and balances skin tone. The paste is mixed with rice bran and water and is massaged into the face so it can moisturize the skin. This may not be the most popular treatment, but it is swiftly moving to spas in the United States.

If you’re looking for a different way to make your appearance look young and healthy, try a local med spa.

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