This is the country of salt caves, natural mud baths, and hay flower liver detox compresses.
In Austria taking the waters - both drinking them and bathing in them - as well as all-over mud body wraps are seen by many as important elements of a health regime and the annual spa ‘cure’ has become an accepted part of everyday life.
People may take cures for specific problems, such as arthritis or psoriasis, or as a more general detoxification. Have a look at nine of Austria’s most unusual spa treatments - from bathing in beer to a massage with pumpkin seed oil. Maybe you’ll be tempted to experiment.