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World's Strangest Spa Treatments

World’s Strangest Spa Treatments
Courtesy of Casa Dorada

“Harmony Balls” Massage

Where to experience it: The Saltwater Spa at Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort (www.casadorada.com), on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

What it is: Adapted from an ancient Chinese tradition, this 50-minute massage uses silver baoding balls (which have been around since the Ming Dynasty). The balls are rolled over the body in place of bare hands; the idea is to stimulate the body with rolling pressure while the 48 different tonal vibrations produced by the balls relax the mind.

Best for: Anyone who likes their spa treatments to sound vaguely X-rated.

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