Italian Spas Offer Hay and Wool Treatment

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Italian spas are offering treatments featuring hay.

Millions of visitors throng to Italy every year for its cultural heritage and exceptional cuisine.

But many may not be aware that Italy also offers some unique spa treatments.

One in particular from South Tyrol involves a hay bath.

Dating back to the 19th century, hay bathing came about when farmers trimmed Alpine grass in the area and realized that sleeping on the piles resulted in waking up completely refreshed.

Hay is said to ease aches and pains, help with weight loss and even boost the human immune system.

A spa in South Tyrol also offers another innovative bath. Instead of surrounding the body with water, wool encompasses the client.

The wool is said to produce relaxing and natural warmth. It is also known to reduce chronic pain and stimulate microcirculation.

What's the most unusual spa treatment you have had?