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Snakes, man-eating fish, below-freezing cryogenic chambers. It's the stuff of nightmares ... and it's also the stuff of spa menus around the world.

Turns out spas aren't all about aromatherapeutic oils and soft music. A handful of innovative spas have created original treatments based on local culture and customs -- be it a provincial food or a small-town tradition --that shake up conventional notions of spa-going while purportedly offering a host of amazing health benefits. You might find these unusual treatments gimmicky, silly or even medieval ... but don't knock it till you try it. Start the slideshow to see our top seven extreme spa treatments from around the world.

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