5 Weird Spa Treatments You Need to Try

Jul 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET
The Weirdest Spa Treatments You Need to Try
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Have you ever had a massage that featured fresh bread dough? What about a facial using nine different spiked tools that look like medieval torture devices? Have you ever even been in a sensory-deprivation tank? No? Well, then you're missing out on what your local spas have to offer. 

Sure, if you're lucky enough to get to a spa for a run-of-the-mill massage or facial, that's awesome. But if you're lucky and brave enough to dive into the wide and wild world of alternative therapies that span many cultural traditions — from Ayurveda to Thai massage and more — that's when you really start winning at #SpaLife. Because as great as a regular-ol' non-frightening facial is, there are some truly bizarre treatments out there that have unparalleled benefits. You just have to not be too weirded out to try them in the first place.

Ahead are our five favorite therapies that are oh-so strange and yet oh-so soothing. 

1 /5: Kati Basti

Weird Spa Treatments You NEED to Try: Kati Basti
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1/5 :Kati Basti

2 /5: Facial Reflexology

Weird Spa Treatments You NEED to Try: Facial Reflexology
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2/5 :Facial Reflexology

3 /5: Floatation Therapy

Weird Spa Treatments You NEED to Try: Float Therapy
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3/5 :Floatation Therapy

4 /5: Luk Pra Kope

Weird Spa Treatments You NEED to Try: Luk Pra Kope
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4/5 :Luk Pra Kope

5 /5: Chakra Therapy

Weird Spa Treatments You NEED to Try: Chakra Therapy
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5/5 :Chakra Therapy