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The entrepreneur behind the Good Beer Spa crowdfunding campaign hopes to introduce Brussels to an age-old concept in wellness
Beer in the bath
The owners are opening a space offering a soak in wood-panelled hot tubs. A second room in the space that became available gave them the idea to include a beer hot tub.
If that sounds weird, it’s because you think it’s going to be filled with nothing but beer. In fact, it will be filled with warm water and ingredients that go into beer, like hops, yeast and malt. And, OK, a healthy dash of beer. Blonde, around 5%.
“Beer is rich in active enzymes and vitamins, especially vitamin B,” Good Beer Spa owner Ben Biebuyck told Bruzz. “It softens the skin and gives the hair an extra shine. In addition, a beer bath invigorates body and mind, improves blood circulation and removes toxins. And it’s also very soothing.”
Even more soothing is the open tap that comes with an hour in the wooden vat, which will flow with the same kind of beer in which you are soaking.
It’s about time Belgium got a beer bath, in fact, since other countries have been doing it for years, says Biebuyck. “In the Balkans, it’s an age-old tradition to bathe in beer. In Prague, there are already a dozen beer spas, and it has been a trend that has continued worldwide over the last decade. You can find them in Japan, Iceland, Canada and the United States.”
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