The five treatments written about in the article are:

1.) The Smooth Synergy Cosmedical Spa, NYC kicks some butt with their famous Fanny Facial. The treatment begins with exfoliation with papaya-mint scrub; followed by micro-current therapy to remove any bumps or lumps on your rump; then finishes with an organic hydrating spray tan so you’ll have a booty that won’t quit! Just in time for the summer!

2.) At Yunessan Spa in Hakone, Japan spa baths have a little more “flavor” as clients have the choice of relaxing in pools of green tea, coffee, red wine, sake, or ramen noodles! We all now know that green tea and red wine are super high in antioxidants and are fabulous skin feeders but as for saki and ramen noodles?!

3.) Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico offers to trade a hot stone massage for a pain-free cactus massage. The Hakali Massage uses prick-free cactus paddies to massage a soothing, healing blend of cactus meringue and cactus blossom into your skin. Cactus is known to be a powerfully rehydrator and detoxifier for your skin.

4.) The Peninsula Spa in NYC offers the first of it’s kind CRYO 3R Facial using cold techniques to revive and regenerate the skin. The facial’s cold components includes the use of cool masks and freezer-stored serums to calm and tighten the skin and the Remodeling Face Machine’s micro-current that sculpts and lifts.

5.) The Kurotel Medical Center for Longevity and Spa in Brazil now perfects treatments by measuring your levels of cortisol, serotonin, and adrenaline in order to customize the perfect spa experience for your individual chemistry. How bout that for a background check?!

Getting a butt facial, indulging cactus massage, freezing you skin and getting your body's biochemistry tested are really taking spa treatments to the next level! I never would have imagined those services.

In this post, I would like to highlight #2 on the list.

The Yunessun Spa Resort in Japan sparked my interest the most. How fun and bizarre (in a good way)! Japanese creativity is top-notch.


Who doesn't want to bathe in red wine?

On their website it says, "Bathing in wine is a rejuvenation treatment for the body, and it has been said that the Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra loved to bath in wine."


This bath contains green tea from the Tanzawa and Hakone mountains which contains Catechin, a powerful anti-oxidant fighting tumors as well as enhancing the immune system. It is also beneficial for your skin.

Totally down for this! I am sure other spas around the world offer this.


Yunessun describes the benefits as, "is an effective treatment from the recovery of fatigue, and also adds beauty to the skin. The aroma of the coffee will also perk up your senses." 

I don't drink coffee but it would be cool to try.

Japanese Sake Spa

This spa is described as a "unique Japanese experience" which makes it sound a bit gimmicky. Nonetheless, sake is supposed to be good for your skin.

Sidenote: I wonder how much alcohol they put in the baths. Maybe you can get a little tipsy...!

Not only can you dip yourself in beverages, you can go au natural at their more private and secluded Mori NO YU resort zone. Guys and girls are separated. 

You can also bring your children along, it is a family-friendly resort and amusement park. They will love their heated water slides and jungle gym attraction.

I want to go! They have over 25 water attractions. In addition to what I already mentioned, I would love to try their Finnish bath, Turkish hammam as well as the Hakone Geyser. I'm assuming the Hakone Geyser is more natural. 

It costs 2,800 yen (=$27 USD and change) for adult admission and 1,500 yen (approx. $14.70 USD) for children.

Going here would be a perfect day-trip to add on to your Japanese Zen Getaway! The spa resort is located in the area of Hakone where they are beautiful mountains, hot springs and picturesque views of Mt. Fuji from away.

For more info, check out Yunessun's website here.