21 Craziest Beauty Treatments

Everyone knows that beauty hurts. But, some people just take it to the next level. Today, we’ll look at some of the weirdest treatments that people get all around the world in the name of beauty.

#21. Goat Yoga

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Goat yoga therapy originated in Oregon. Baby goats are free to walk around and stand on the students. That is because these adorable little guys are therapy animals and, therefore, help relieve stress during the workout.

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#20. Turmeric Masks

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This ancient Indian practice goes back thousands of years, when brides would use theses masks on their wedding day. The clay-like mask purifies the skin and also fights acne.

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#19. Cured Meat Therapy

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This form of therapy, known as salumoterapia in Italy, consists of having your head covered with a cloth napkin, while hovering your face over a plate of cured meats. The salumoterapia salon on the picture also offers meat face masks, to soften the face.

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#18. Volcanic Sand Bath

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Geothermally-heated volcanic sand is used to boost the immune system, improve blood circulation, and fight signs of aging. It’s also good practice for when you’re actually buried.

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#17. Hay Treatments

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In Northern Italy, you can be covered in fermented hay in the name of beauty. This practice, which started centuries ago, is believed to provide energy, treat stiff joints, muscle cramps, and even obesity.

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#16. Himalayan Salt Rooms

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Salt room spas are very common in Greece. The health benefits o the dry salt air in these rooms range from reduced inflammation in the lungs to improved respiratory conditions, such as asthma, allergies, and more.

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#13. Huö Liáo

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Ah, nothing is more relaxing than being set of fire, right? This popular Chinese treatment helps reduce wrinkles and tones body parts. A cloth soked with elixir is placed on the problem area, then alcohol is added, and the cloth is lit on fire.

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#12. Pear Powder

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The use of pearl powder, which was popularized by Empress Dowager Cixi in China, promotes skin brightening, exfoliates, and fights wrinkles. Unfortunately, it’s insanely expensive.

You might have already heard about #11, but it’s super weird nonetheless…

#11 Cryotherapy

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Cryotherapy consists of standing in a chamber or tank that’s near freezing temperatures. In theory, although it hasn’t been proven, it improves mental health and extends your lifespan. If Walt Disney ever wakes up, we’ll know it works.

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#10. Lashing with Tree Branches

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This Russian beauty routine has a few steps. First, the patient bathes in hot water. After that, they’re lashed with young reeds or birch branches. Lastly, they’ll sit in cold water or jump in snow. All it’s missing is some Vodka.

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#9. Apitherapy

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Supposedly, bee venom helps treat arhtitis, sclerosis, infections, and shingles. Also, doing this type of therapy can help people overcome their fear of bees. However, it can be very dangerous if you’re allergic to bees.

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#8. Equine Reiki

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This type of therapy, which originated in Australia, lets people share life energy with horses. The user either lies on a massage table or sit on a chair while the horses share their life-giving energy moving around them…. okay.

So, what’s weirder than horse therapy? Dolphin therapy of course.

#7. Dolphin Therapy

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There are special therapy marine parks in Peru, that offer speech, occupational, and physical therapy in the form of  swimming with dolphins. It is frequently used by pregnant women, as the dolphin’s high-frequency sounds are said to stimulate the baby’s brain.

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#6. Sake Baths

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Sake, which is a traditional Japanese wine made with rice, is said to have moisturizing, anti-ageing, and brightening benefits for the skin. That is why some spas offer sake baths. It is also said that Geishas use it as a primer before applying makeup.

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#5. Ramen Bath

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The Japanese sure love bathing in weird stuff, don’t they? The Yunessun Spa House in Hakone, Japan, offers baths in tubs filled with pork broth and synthetic noodles. Supposedly, the pork broth boosts metabolism and improves your skin as well.

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#4. Mud Baths

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Mud baths have been used for over 8,000 years, and are very popular in Calistoga, Northern California. The mud is created by mixing volcanic ashy soil with warm spring water, and it’s said to relieve back and muscle pain.

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#3. Beer Spas

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In the Czech Republic, you can get a beer bath, which supposedly helps treat skin issues and stress, and increase cardio activity. Oh, and of course, you can have a pint meanwhile. 

#2 is definitely one of the strangest types of massages.

#2. Snake Massages

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There’s a place called Ada Barak’s Carnivorous Plant Farm and Spa in Israel that offers snake massages. Basically, the snakes slither all over clients’ backs. They’re said to relieve migranes and sore muscles. 

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#1. Snail Facials

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Snail slime has been used in the beauty world for thousands of years. Snails spread their mucus on the face by simply moving around as they please. It is believed that the slime helps moisturize, hydrate, and nourish the skin.