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Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel in London has taken beer and health to a new level.

The swish hotel has added beer treatment its menu of luxurious spa treatments

Guests can indulge in a blissful barley body wrap, a pale ale pedicure or a honey and barley facial at quintessential British hotel

Shareen Stokes, spa manager at Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel, spills the suds saying: “The treatments will blend grists of Maris Otter barley with East Kent Goldings hops, Hook Norton’s Hooky Gold Ale from Oxfordshire, and St Austell’s Tribute beer from Cornwall.

Barley has countless health benefits, and is deeply nourishing, healing and comforting. It’s also high in vitamins such as B1, B3 as well as selenium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and copper all of which help to keep the skin and body healthy, so it makes sense to use it in our treatments.

The three treatments begin with a hot malt drink that’s rich in barley, which is high in fibre and has a low glycaemic index which works to stabilise blood sugar levels. Brown’s Hotel’s Pastry Chef, Theo Ndeh also treats guest to a barley snack.

Whilst guests enjoy a hot malt drink and barley snack, a blend of Epsom salts, hop flowers and sesame seed oil exfoliate the feet before they are soaked in a stimulating beer bath (using Hooky Gold Ale).

Guests will then experience a pressure point foot massage with Ninkasi lotion and a barley and sesame seed foot wrap, making the feet feel super soft. The nails are shaped and painted with a colour of choice. (Dont’ ask).

The facial begins with a hot malt drink and a thorough cleanse using Lagoon Gelee before the area is toned with Lagoon Water.  Following the facial, guests are invited to relax with a glass of refreshing St Austell Tribute ale – made from the same Maris Otter barley – and a barley snack before they leave the spa.

And if this not enough it people can then move on to a 90-minute Blissful Barley Body Wrap.

The treatments are available to view online, click on the following link to see them in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFg0K4dRwCg.

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Written by timhampson

August 31, 2011 at 7:33 pm

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