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This Beer Spa Will Calm Your Anxiety and Renew Your Skin

Gear up for the ultimate beer soaking experience you never knew you needed.

Ready, set, beer soak! If you're wondering what a beer spa is all about and picture yourself chilling in a tub full of IPA, you're not alone; I initially thought the same thing when I checked out Original Beer Spa in Orlando, Florida. What you also likely don't know is that enjoying a beer soak is chock-full of wellness and skincare benefits. Get ready for your mind to be totally blown.

A beer day spa features unique spa services that are infused with—you guessed it—beer! According to The Beer Spa (a separate entity from Original Beer Spa), the most iconic type of treatment is the beer bath, where you're able to relax in a tub of warm water, malt, hops, and medicinal herbs. And the beer fun doesn't stop there! This cool kind of spa experience also offers different beers on tap so you can enjoy your time to the fullest.

Original Beer Spa is the very first European-style beer spa in the U.S. and the first beer spa in the Sunshine State. If you're based in the Orlando area or planning a trip there, I highly recommend treating yourself to your own private beer spa experience, complete with thermal soaking tubs and brews on tap. It's the ultimate kind of day date or outing with the girls or guys. Keep reading to learn more.

Book a private beer treatment spa room at Original Beer Spa.

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Upon arrival at Original Beer Spa in Orlando, Florida, I was instructed to change into a comfy bathrobe and had my picture taken. (After all, before and after pictures only add to how awesome the overall experience is.) Next, I was escorted to my private room, which had a cute, personalized chalkboard with my name written on it.

In my treatment room, I enjoyed 90 minutes of a soaking tub (complete with jets) that was filled with warm water and beer ingredients (including hops), along with a chill hay lounge, infrared sauna, self-serve beer, and Pandora so I was able to stream some music while I sipped, soaked, and relaxed. I was instructed to start out with the beer soak, then head to the sauna, and then kick back in the hay lounge to cool off.

If you're not a major beer drinker but still want to enjoy its beneficial ingredients while you soak, don't worry. The spa has you totally covered, offering wine, prosecco, and sangrias to choose from as well, for an additional purchase. (Of course, I just had to try all of the above.)

You'll be able to enjoy all your private room has to offer for one hour's time, so don't waste any of it! Private rooms are available to book for up to four adults.

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What are the benefits of beer soaking?

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As if you needed any more convincing to drink some beer and enjoy a rejuvenating spa experience, let's get into the benefits. Original Beer Spa boasts on its treatment card, "Hops are a natural sedative plant brimming with antioxidants, anti-anxiety, and anti-inflammatory properties," adding, "Our unique antioxidant profile helps exfoliate, purify, and renew your skin."

The spa also explains that beer soaking opens your pores, increases skin absorption, boosts your circulation, and soothes tightness in your muscles and joint pain. So if you're an athlete with tight muscles, head to the beer spa! While I was soaking, I noticed my core temperature rising, which enhances the immune system. My skin also felt super soft and rejuvenated afterward, which makes perfect sense, because beer soaking is associated with increased collagen production.

Ten out of 10 would recommend this incredible kind of day spa plan. Your mind and body will seriously thank you for this little wellness treat!

Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa