Wine, beer and champagne are what you'd expect as part of a good restaurant meal but you can also find these tipples incorporated into treatments at some of Hong Kong's top spas. Vineyards, breweries and cosmetic scientists have joined forces to carefully extract the best out of grapes, flowers and hops once reserved for beverages. But there is a world of difference between propping up the bar and reclining while in the hands of professional therapists. So cheers to your next treatment. Finally, spas are realising that customers like a bit of a giggle as much as a feeling of calm. Beer, the world's oldest and most popular alcoholic drink, is in the midst of a resurgence as a beauty ingredient. Forget about goat's milk, chocolate and coffee - they are so last season. The key is the hops found in beer. Harvested from the flower of the hop vine, they are used to give beer its bitter flavour and help preserve it. The flower has an antibiotic effect which helps to reduce inflammation and detoxifies the body. The new branch of Sense of Touch in Lan Kwai Fong has launched three signature treatments - Cheers to Beers, For Heaven's Sake and A Vine Romance. Each treatment includes a bath in the relevant tipple, followed by a scrub and massage. The beer is vitamin-rich with biotin and folic acid, which are good for healthy skin. Who would have thought beer could be so beneficial? The sake is also a geisha beauty secret - they often use leftover hot sake (which contains less of the drying alcohol content) as a mild exfoliant. Sense of Touch owner Anna Orvay says the treatments were inspired by the spa's location in Lan Kwai Fong, a popular watering hole. Orvay also says that Cleopatra was said to have bathed in beer, as well as milk. 'The dark ale used in the treatment does not have a strong beer scent and is rich in vitamin B, which is crucial for healthy hair, nails and skin,' says Sense of Touch manager Davia Chiu Wing-see. Wine therapy, too, has reached Hong Kong, and several spas now offer wine-based treatments. Barry White, director of Chuan Spa at the Langham Place Hotel in Mong Kok, says the red wine bath contains potent antioxidants which have powerful healing properties for sun damage. 'It is ... invigorating, rejuvenating and relaxing and will leave your skin soft and radiant.' Sheer Spa at The Excelsior in Causeway Bay also offers a wine bath that it says boosts circulation and reduces water retention. Alternatively, there's the Macanese Sangria Ritual at the Mandarin Oriental in Macau. The 140-minute treatment includes a buffing body scrub with crushed grape seeds and a massage. Wine contains zinc, copper and iron that are essential for good health. The trend has been around for at least a decade in Europe and Australia, ever since the leader in grape beauty technology, skin-care company Caudalie, pioneered techniques to harness the power of the vine in 1993. But Hong Kong has only started to catch on. Wine contains resveratrol, a compound claimed to have anti-ageing properties. So if you are lucky enough to visit the spectacular Vinotherapy Spa run by the pioneering skin-care company, Caudalie, in the beautiful Rioja region of Spain, a rejuvenating soak awaits you. In Hong Kong, Sasa offers a different kind of treatment. Gabbie Kong at the Queen's Road branch says Caudalie's Beauty Elixir Spray 'can be sprayed on makeup throughout the day to make your complexion fresh while it blasts you with grape extracts. We have many repeat customers for this product.' Champagne, the bubbly beverage of choice for celebratory occasions, can also come in handy when caring for the skin. Forget about enjoying the best table at the hottest bar in town, try a spa for some serious decadence. For the ultimate in luxury, jump into the Champagne Bath at the Chuan Spa and let the aroma stimulate the senses and melt away your stress. The water fizzes around the body for a novel sensation of cleansing and stimulation. It might be suitable for supreme preening before a romantic night or after signing an exciting business deal. If none of this takes your fancy, Paua Spa by Frederique at Centre Stage, Bridges Street, Central, has a Moet manicure night. On Wednesday evenings, you can groom in style, with one hand being attended to while the other holds a champagne flute. Here you can relax with friends, watch DVDs, and even enjoy the terrace outside. If you were bored by spa treatments before, you have no excuses now.