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Aug 15, 2022 • 5 min read • By: Polly Clover

The 10 Most Unique Spa Treatments Found in the US


10 Unique Spa Treatments to Add To Your Spa Day Bucket List

If you’re looking for unique spa treatments to add to your bucket list, you’re in luck! Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best, unusual spa treatments that offer a memorable experience. Best of all, they’re relaxing and provide many wellness benefits. You might also be interested in reading: 9 Types of Spa Treatments to Add to Your 2022 Spa Bucket List

10 Most Unique Spa Treatments

Traditional spa services are almost always enjoyable, but sometimes it’s fun to try something new. Not to mention, these more unusual spa services offer many wellness benefits. From bathing in beer to a hands-off massage in “space,” there’s something for everyone on this list.  Below, we’ll share the details on each of these services. If you prefer a quick rundown, here you go!
  1. Beer Bath Hydrotherapy (Oakwell Beer Spa; Denver, CO)
  2. Mudslide (The Spa at Solage; Calistoga, CA)
  3. Whipped Cocoa Bath (The Spa at the Hotel Hershey; Hershey, PA)
  4. Grape Skin Wrap (Cal-a-Vie Health Spa; Vista, CA)
  5. Chocolate Fondue Wrap (The Spa at the Hotel Hershey; Hershey, PA)
  6. Zero Gravity Massage (Oakwell Beer Spa; Denver, CO)
  7. Mojave Rain (QUA Baths and Spa; Las Vegas, NV)
  8. Reiki (The Lodge at Woodloch; Hawley, PA)
  9. Salt Therapy (nationwide)
  10. Far Infrared Sauna (Oakwell Beer Spa; Denver, CO)

1. Beer Bath Hydrotherapy

Oakwell Beer Spa; Denver, CO Bathing in beer is a concept that’s been around for a while in Eastern Europe and has now made its way to the US. Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver offers a Beer Bath Hydrotherapy treatment, where guests can relax in a cedar hydrotherapy tub filled with hops, barley, and herbs.
Beer Bath Hydrotherapy at Oakwell Beer Spa

Beer Bath Hydrotherapy at Oakwell Beer Spa

Whether you’re a beer lover or not, there’s a lot to gain from this Beer Bath Hydrotherapy. Not only is relaxing in this bubbly bath rejuvenating, but the antioxidants and nutrients found in beer ingredients are great for the skin. Beer baths can also improve circulation for better health, relieve muscle tension and joint pain, and nourish hair. Want to create your own beer bath at home? Check out Oakwell Beer Spa’s natural herbal beer bath tea bag!

2. Mudslide

The Spa at Solage; Calistoga, CA If you’ve been curious about a mud bath, you might like the Mudslide spa treatment at The Spa at Solage. This spa and resort offers the ultimate Napa Valley bucket list experience. Whether you plan to spend a few days or stop in as a day guest, you can treat yourself to this special spa service. The Solage Signature Mudslide puts a modern twist on a traditional mud bath. It offers 3-part detoxification with mineral-enriched mud, a mineral-water soak, and rest in a sound chair. Spa-goers can experience deep relaxation the mudslide treatment.

3. Whipped Cocoa Bath

The Spa at the Hotel Hershey; Hershey, PA One of the most talked about cool but weird spa services is bathing in chocolate. So, what does that really mean? The Whipped Cocoa Bath  at The Spa at the Hotel Hershey offers a foaming chocolate milk bath session that soothes and softens the skin. 

4. Grape Skin (Wine) Wrap

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa; Vista, CA If you’re looking to recharge and treat yourself to a spa retreat, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa offers just that. Reconnect with yourself and enjoy unique spa treatments like the Cal-a-Vie Vinotherapie Grape Skin Wrap. This body wrap uses grape products from the Cal-a-Vie vineyard. While you relax, your skin enjoys the effects of anti-aging, detoxifying, refining, and hydration.

5. Chocolate Fondue Wrap

The Spa at the Hotel Hershey; Hershey, PA Another rare spa service at The Hotel Hershey is the Chocolate Fondue Wrap. Warmed moor mud and cocoa revitalize and nourish the skin, leaving you looking and feeling refreshed.

6. Zero Gravity Massage

Oakwell Beer Spa; Denver, CO Body massages are one of the most popular spa services, and for great reason. But, why not take it up a notch with a Zero Gravity Massage? With advantages like reduced joint and spine stress, improved posture, enhanced blood flow, headache relief, and increased calmness – almost anyone can benefit from a Zero Gravity Massage.
Zero Gravity Massage at Oakwell Beer Spa

Zero Gravity Massage at Oakwell Beer Spa

Back in Denver at Oakwell Beer Spa, you can enjoy this modern-day, high-tech experience. These massage chairs originated in Japan and South Korea and were designed using NASA research and the latest robotics technology to offer a realistic, full-body massage without any need for human interaction.  Take a trip to space in a space-themed Relaxation Lounge at Oakwell Beer Spa while you receive a full-body massage in a Zero Gravity Massage Chair. The chair’s intelligent 4D mechanism scans your body to customize the massage to your shape, size, and acupuncture point locations. You might also be interested in reading: Zero Gravity Massage Therapy: A Complete Guide & FAQ

7. Mojave Rain

QUA Baths and Spa; Las Vegas, NV QUA Baths and Spa’s Signature Mojave Rain is one of the most unique spa treatments for relaxing on another level. This calming treatment takes place in a peaceful, sacred space set with sage smudging. It allows guests to awaken their senses and welcome positive energy before an artisan soothes away any leftover tension with a harmonizing massage. 

8. Reiki

The Lodge at Woodloch; Hawley, PA Reiki is a special healing technique we’re starting to see more of. While more and more day spas are beginning to offer this Japanese tradition, you can find the ultimate Reiki experience at The Lodge at Woodloch, a peaceful spa resort. During Reiki, universal healing energy is channeled to targeted areas of the body. After Reiki, you'll feel a greater sense of mental clarity and overall peace.

9. Salt Therapy

nationwide While salt therapy is a new, once uncommon spa treatment, salt caves are popping up all over the US. Salt caves typically occur in a peaceful room with walls made of Himalayan salt bricks or floors covered in salt. Spa-goers sit in the spa-like room and relax while breathing in the salt particles to experience the positive effects of the salt. Because salt caves haven't been around for long, there isn't much research about them. With that said, it's believed that therapeutic salt rooms offer various healing powers. Many people enjoy salt therapy because they find that it helps improve breathing, fight infection, reduce stress, and enhance the skin. 

10. Far Infrared Sauna

Oakwell Beer Spa; Denver, CO Many spa-goers have heard of and maybe tried out a traditional sauna. But, far infrared saunas have taken this detoxification treatment to the next level.
Infrared Sauna at Oakwell Beer Spa

Infrared Sauna at Oakwell Beer Spa

While more and more spas are featuring this distinctive therapy, Oakwell Beer Spa’s infrared sauna is another one of their unique spa treatments in a remarkable atmosphere. Grab a craft beer (or other tasty beverage) and head into the modern-day far infrared sauna that helps your body sweat, detox, and relax. Unlike traditional saunas, far infrared saunas use infrared waves to directly heat your body from the inside out. Infrared heat therapy directly penetrates the cellular level of your body. As your core body temperature increases, you begin to sweat from internal processes and start detoxing. Benefits from this include anti-aging, pain relief, weight loss, and relaxation.

Unique Spa Treatments: Final Thoughts

From bathing in beer to wrapping in chocolate, spa treatments can be unique and beneficial. If you're like us and appreciate getting away from traditional day spa services, this is a great bucket list to start with! You might also be interested in reading: 12 Amazing Spa Benefits: Why You Should Book a Spa Day

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