10 Weird Spa Treatments


Detoxification with Leeches

It may sound positively medieval, and possibly loathsome, but who are you going to trust -- your own sense of disgust or Demi Moore? The middle-aged, youthful-looking actress told talk show host David Letterman in 2008 that her beauty regimen included going to an Austrian spa where she had leeches applied to her body as a detoxification measure. In her words: "You watch it swell up on your blood, watching it get fatter and fatter -- then when it's super drunk on your blood it just kind of rolls over like it's stumbling out of the bar" [source: Simpson]. New York City's Continuum Center for Health and Healing offers leech treatments for arthritis and other ailments for $600 a session [source: Continuum].