The World’s Most Bizarre Beauty Treatments

bizarre beauty treatments

by Femita

Doctor fish

doctor fish therapy
A regular peeling, how boring! Why not get your dead skin cells removed by little fish? It’s simple really. After taking a good shower, you find yourself a nice place in the spa and let the nibble fish do their work. These garra rufa’s, or doctor fish as they are called, are crazy about dead skin cells and will eat them in no time. You will be left with a silky smooth skin and a mild case of fish fobia.

Bull semen

angus bulls
Yep, you read that right! Hairdresser Hari Salem is offering his clients an ‘Aberdeen Organic Bull Semen Treatment’ at his London salon. It’s a conditioning treatment that uses a combination of bull sperm and Katera root. Both are organic products rich in protein and said to restore and brighten your hair. If this is a bridge too far for you, Salem also offers more traditional treatments with caviar, avocado oil and hot mud.

http://www.harissalon.com

Nightingale droppings

nightingale droppings
Shizuka New York Day Spa is not only famous for its celebrity clientele. Their Geisha Facial caused a stir in the cosmetic world and convinced stars like Victoria Beckham and supermodel Karolina Kurkova to put bird poop on their face. Owner Shizuka Bernstein claims that back in Japan geisha used nightingale droppings to keep their skin porcelain clear and that there is no unpleasant smell involved. The musky aroma is neutralized by the organic smell from rice bran, so no need for a clothespin on your delicate nose.

http://www.shizukany.com

Cupping

fire cupping therapy
Hickeys are good for your body, that’s the theory behind a beauty treatment known as cupping. For this treatment, glass cups are placed on the skin and a vacuum is created so the underlying tissue is sucked into the cup. The end result is a skin covered in ugly marks, although some people claim it’s effective against sore muscles, wrinkles and even cellulite. Seems painful if you ask me.

Leeches

leech therapy
For thousands of years medicinal leeches have been used for medical bloodletting and now they have found their way to beauty salons worldwide. While sucking up blood, leeches release blood thinning and anti-inflammatory enzymes through their saliva. Leech therapy is therefore claimed to have a positive effect on the metabolism, lymphatic system and blood circulation.

Beer

beer pool spa
According to the managers of the Starkenberger Bierschwimmbad even Cleopatra enjoyed a good beer bath from time, so they decided to offer their guests no less than seven beer pools to take a dip in. The residual yeast from the brewing process  is not only a treat for the skin, but relaxes tense muscles and stimulates circulation. Those crazy Austrians!

http://www.bierschwimmbad.com/

Alyssa

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura Stafford July 18, 2010 at 11:15 am

Hm Im not really fond about the treatments that involve animals, but the cupping and beer pool seem cool. I might even get lucky at getting my husband to the spa when he hears about that one haha

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precilla July 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Thanks for your comment ;)

Some of these treatments are really bizar! Although It sounds fun to get in a beer pool and relax.
The glass treatment really seems painful…the circles look like bruises.

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Femita July 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm

You’re welcome precilla :)

The beer pool indeed seems fun, but I can’t help to think about the beer smell, like when you go to a party and someone pours a beer on you..

Love,
Alyssa

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