10 Boozy Spa Treatments Slideshow
At the spa in the storied Plaza Hotel in New York City, a new series of Vinothérapie (wine therapy) treatments from skincare line Caudalíe are on offer. While detoxifying facials for fatigued skin use Caudalíe’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, the most luxurious and wine-soaked services must be the Honey and Wine Wrap, which blends wine yeast with honey to scrub the skin, the Red Vine Barrel Bath, and Crushed Cabernet Scrub.
You may slur your speech a bit after these treatments. The Punta Mita massage at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita uses tequila as a relaxant alongside indigenous sage oil and traditional Mexican healing techniques. Then, you can scrub off those pesky dead skin cells with a Punta Mita margarita service combining tequila, lime, and salt to rejuvenate your skin. And if you’re not convinced that tequila should be used anywhere but the bar, try the Punta Mita manicure — lime, salt, and tequila scrubs your hands before they’re cleaned and polished.
There is no chance that a trip to Prague will be want for beer. But in the off chance you haven’t had your fill, The Augustine in Prague offers the St. Thomas Beer Signature Body Nourishing and Relaxing Treatments. A 90-minute experience all together, the treatment starts in a Hammam before you’re scrubbing with ground beer hop. Your skin is then nourished with St. Thomas dark beer before you head into a full body massage.
On the belief that there is no such thing as a bad time for bubbles, the spa at the Ritz Carlton at Tysons Corner in Washington, D.C. has four divine Champagne Indulgence services on their menu. From a Champagne mineral bath to a Champagne butter cream and a Champagne scrub, their body treatments, facials, and mani-pedis seem like a true indulgence.
Surrounded on all sides by vineyards and the coveted bottles of red and white they produce, wine is always on the mind in Sonoma, California. So it is only fitting that the spa at the Fairmont hotel in Sonoma offers a Chardonnay Olive Oil Scrub that is said to moisturize and stimulate the skin. All the products in the scrub are made locally in Sonoma and include olive oil, sea salt, and lavender.
Combining roughly 50% protein with 30% mineral components, 20% hops resin, and 20% other organic substances apparently makes the perfect beer bath, according to the Moorhof Hotel in Austria. The hotel’s spa may have other services, including a hay bed, but the beer bath is the clear draw. Benefits from bathing in beer are manifold from reducing stress to smoothing skin and from absorbing antioxidants to reducing cholesterol. Did we mention, you can also drink from a beer tap while soaking in a beer tub?
Getting yourself to Nevis in the West Indies means one thing — it is time for relaxing, sunbathing, and imbibing. Start in the spa with a Rum Tonic Scrub at the Four Seasons. This service starts with a sugar-cane exfoliation, which prepares your skin for the tropical treatment that comes next. A blend of rum, ginger, and Nevis honey create a glaze that coats your skin and is then washed away to moisturize and exfoliate your skin.
At London’s luxurious Spa at the Chancery Court, it’s the men’s menu that uses booze for relaxation. The Gin and Tonic was created for the “classic Gin & Tonic gentleman,” and includes a full body scrub with sea salt, tonic, and crushed juniper berries followed by a full body massage. The whole hour and a half is followed by a gin and tonic on the rocks in the spa’s relaxation room.
Fort Lauderdale’s Atlantic Hotel is no stranger to the health and relaxation benefits of beer. Now offering a whole set of “Beer Spa Chic Specials,” the spa menu includes an 80-minute Citrus Suds Body Treatment, which includes a citrus beer scrub, hair beer treatment, and a beer bath. Then, their notable Better Beer Cocoon is an 80-minute treatment that exfoliates with the citrus beer scrub before wrapping you in a beer better mix, which is followed by a hair treatment, a stop in the steam room, and a beer-infused drink and pretzel to top you off.
If you can’t make it to these boozy spa treatments, you can create your own at home. Fresh’s Rice Sake Bath has more than 50% sake, this bath soaking liquid is detoxifying, relaxing, and has an addictive aroma. Lighting a few candles and incorporating some of this sake bath liquid into your hot water will make you feel as great (and boozy) as these other treatments.