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.