Beer has been brewed in the Czech Republic for centuries, and as a result, it’s become deeply embedded in the nation’s culture. It’s no coincidence that the country has the world’s highest consumption of beer as a result, but as well as drinking it, locals are surprisingly fond of bathing in the amber nectar too.
According to Czechs, bathing in beer – at a spa like SPA BEER LAND and BEER SPA in Prague – comes with multiple benefits for the body and mind, as the much-loved drink can apparently support the stamina of organs, benefit the vascular system, help relax muscles and harmonise bodily functions. Who knew?!
WHY A BEER SPA IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
As you lay in the hand-made ‘hot tub’, natural substances such as hop extracts and brewer’s yeast all cater for your wellbeing.
The hops are meant to revitalise. Czech Žatec hops are an herb which, when added to the bath, produce a strong energizing effect, contribute to overall regeneration and uniquely complement the effects of brewer’s yeast. Hops dissolved in the beer bath also release aromatic oils that provide a pleasant aroma.
Czech brewer’s yeast on the other hand provides essential B vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins and contributes to the overall regeneration of skin. In warm water, it aids in opening skin pores and removing harmful substances from the body. It can also be a fantastic source of nourishment for the skin, smoothing wrinkles and providing overall skin hydration
Other benefits of brewer’s yeast include it being of the richest sources of organic iron, essential amino acids, B vitamins and minerals – including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and sodium – as well as it promoting digestion and metabolism, healing inflammation of the liver and aiding in the treatment of chronic arthritis and cardiovascular disease.
Other benefits of the spa also include a soothing effect on the skin, hair and muscles, easing of muscle tension, reduction of stress, improved blood circulation and treatment for psoriasis, acne and cellulite.
BENEFITS OF BEER CONSUMPTION
There’s something we forget to mention… Of course, the wellness factor is the main focus, but beer consumption plays an important role too. While you lay for an hour in a handmade Royal Oak tub (at either SPA BEER LAND or BEER SPA), soaking in the ingredients that have been used in medicine since ancient times, you have access to an unlimited consumption of light and dark Krušovice beer and home-made beer bread.
In addition to a small amount of alcohol, Czech Krušovice beer contains beneficial substances such as vitamins, folic acid, carbohydrates and proteins. Therefore, drinking beer during the beer spa promotes mental relaxation even further!