From Goat Yoga to Vinotherapy — Some of the Strangest Wellness Fads of 2018

Jul 12, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. ET
Woman doing goat yoga
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When it comes to our health, people are willing to try just about anything to get ahead. This certainly isn't limited to 2018, though; we've been trying things like hydrotherapy, forest bathing and fresh air for centuries in one form or another. While some of these trends do have legitimate health benefits, others (ahem, vaginal steaming) have no basis in medical fact and could actually end up doing some harm.

Then there are the health fads that aren't necessarily beneficial or harmful but are something new and interesting to try. Will goat yoga save your life? Probably not, but it might be a fun way to spend an afternoon. 

Here are some of the strangest, most talked-about health and wellness trends of 2018 — from vinotherapy to cow cuddling to salt caves — and where to experience each of them. And, as always, consult your doctor before starting anything new that could impact your health. 

1 /7: Cow Cuddling

Brown cow
Image: Courtesy Of Mountain Horse Farm.

1/7 :Cow Cuddling

2 /7: Hay Bathing

Woman in a hay bath
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2/7 :Hay Bathing

3 /7: Salt Caves

Interior of a man-made salt cave
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3/7 :Salt Caves

4 /7: Cryotherapy

Woman entering cryotherapy chamber
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4/7 :Cryotherapy

5 /7: Vinotherapy

Woman with towel on her head sitting in large wine tub
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5/7 :Vinotherapy

6 /7: Goat Yoga

Baby goat in some hay
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6/7 :Goat Yoga

7 /7: Floating

Triangular tent in the desert
Image: Courtesy Of Zen Float Co.

7/7 :Floating