When it comes to the attainment of beauty, it seems there’s no path left untrodden. From the daily wearing of makeup to cosmetic surgical procedures, women all around the world spare no effort and expense to get one step closer to their ideal. From beautifying sound waves to golden facials, here are a few of the non-conventional beauty treatments offered in Tokyo.


“Sound Esute” at Releaf

“Sound Esute” at Releaf

“Sound Esute” salon Releaf in Harajuku offers a treatment that uses sound waves for a variety of different purposes such as preventing balding, improving blood circulation, or toning any part of the body. Based on a treatment called Cymatics Therapy, used medically in hospitals and clinics, Sound Esute uses a device called the Cyma Doctor that emits sound at different wavelengths to rejuvenate your cells and even provide psychological benefits. 2F Pino Harajuku, 4-28-18 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Nearest station: Meiji-Jingūmae. Tel: 03-3403-1991. http://touchez.jp


“Champagne celebrity course” at Ciz Labo

“Champagne celebrity course” at Ciz Labo

Ciz Labo, a salon with branches in Ebisu, Ginza, and Omotesandō among others, offers a treatment using real gold in which gold foil (94.5 percent pure gold and 5.5 percent silver) is applied to the entire face to improve blood circulation and leave you with supple skin.

The salon also offers a super deluxe treatment priced at ¥648,000 called the “Champagne Crystal Celebrity Course” that uses 20 bottles of  ¥20,000 Champagne, and involves bathing in the expensive bubbly while it’s poured down your back. The carbonation has detoxifying effects, and improves blood circulation. The price is definitely intended for “celebrities,” but if you ever dreamed of bathing in Champagne, this might be your chance!

Ebisu Branch. 1-1-40 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku. Nearest station: Ebisu. Tel: 03-3797-4116. www.ci-z.com