Celebrate Spa-ktoberfest: 6 Beer-Inspired Treatments
- Published: Wednesday, October 10th 2012
- in Travel & Play
October is well known for its fall foliage, pumpkin-flavored everything and of course, a great autumn brew. If ales, stouts and pilsners are just not your thing, why not make them your thing with a trip to the spa?
The Benefits of Beer for Skin:
- Hops help exfoliate the skin, getting rid of dead cells
- Active yeasts contain B vitamins and saccharides, which rejuvenate the skin while adding much needed hydration.
- Inactive yeasts help balance the skin’s pH levels and can be truly beneficial for those with acne.
Here are six beer treatments guaranteed to give you the greatest feeling ever, without the beer belly or the hangover!
Say Cheers to Beers at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, Colorado
Beer-Infused experiences are “on-tap” in Denver, the city that brews more beer than any other city in the nation! The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, is getting in on the fun of the Great American Beer Festival with its Cheers to Beers Package. Complete with a pedicure featuring three of Denver’s own brews, the package is valid from October 5-13 with rates starting at $399 per night. The spa is featuring two hop-pining treatments for guests this fall:
Hops N’ Honey Ultimate Pedicure – Featuring notes of amber, caramel, oats and honey, this pedicure starts with a scoop of Hops ‘n Honey Me! Bath Ice cream to soften feet. Legs and feet are then exfoliated with a caramel foot mask for hydration, followed by a paraffin foot dip before a whipped milk and honey lotion massage. A sampling of three microbrews from a nearby brewery are included! 75 minutes, $125
Mile High Malt Scrub & Microbrew Massage– Incorporating two beers from a nearby brewery, this scrub and massage starts with a chilled beer before you are scrubbed with an exfoliating mix of a light and refreshing rice ale brew with the brewery’s own malt, followed by the warm cascade of a Vichy shower and a dark, rich Stout beer mask to soften skin. The treatment concludes with a beer scalp massage using the foam of a thick Yeti beer, known to improve the shine of the hair, and an ale to enjoy in the relaxation lounge. 75 minutes, $200
Celebrate “OctoberSPAFest” at Kapalua Spa, Lahaina, Hawaii
Kapalua Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii, has partnered with the Maui Brewing Co. to create a beer lovers’ spa treat, popular in Europe: the beer bath. A favorite in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic, a beer bath is known to be a medicinal treatment that provides a detoxifying and relaxing experience for the body. For OctoberSPAfest, the spa is introducing beer massage and beer exfoliations to compliment the beer bath. All guests booking a beer experience during the month of October will receive $20 off.
Beer Baths– Bathe in an outdoor stone-carved tub with a two-pound beer sack of grain product from the Maui Brewing Company steeping in 50 gallons of hot water . Single – $150, duo-$175
Beer Massage– Enjoy a soothing massage with natural ingredients from beer to relieve muscle tension, warm joints and infuse the body with “beer goodness.” Single – $160, duo-$300
Full Body Beer Exfoliations– This scrub is made with a blend of Lehua honey, Hawaiian sea salt and fresh Maui beer. $150
Czech It Out at Augustine Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
St. Thomas Beer Body Ritual – Enjoy a rejuvenating beer bath and exfoliation using a secret recipe from the Augustinian order of Monks. The ritual begins in the spa’s hammam room with an exfoliation using finely-ground organic beer hops and nourishing St. Thomas dark beer; the salts help to regulate pH levels and phytoextracts promote detoxification and hydration. Finish with a full-body massage. 90 minutes, 3,900CZK
Royal Revival at The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania
Inspired by Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch brew, the Royal Revival at The Lodge at Woodloch is a smoothing body exfoliation using hops, barley and honey to soften the skin as you soak in a beer bath. The experience is topped with a relaxing massage using oils infused with papaya and melon. 100 minutes. Price varies by time and date.