Elizabeth Banks: Platza Treatments Are Really Painful!

 Mark Sullivan/WireImage.com

Rest and relaxation? As if!

The type of spa treatments Elizabeth Banks goes for aren't quiet as and calm and laid-back as some spa-goers might prefer.

"The most ridiculous [spa] experience I've had was in Budapest. It's known for its bathhouses, and I'd never been to one of those. I had some giant Hungarian smack me with palm fronds," the actress told Time Out New York about her first platza treatment. "It was so painful [Laughs], but I was too embarrassed to say, "Please stop!"

Like Banks describes, platza treatments are when a massage specialist continuously smacks a broom made of oak leaves soaked in warm water over your entire body. The procedure is said to be a natural way of removing toxins and skin-dulling residue from your body.

For a less rough-and-tumble service, Banks prefers to get wrapped up like a caterpillar.

"I recently had an amazing mud wrap [in Park City, Utah]. The aesthetician asked if I was claustrophobic, which made me wonder if I really knew what a wrap entailed," the Man on a Ledge actress continued to the weekly regional mag. "She said she was going to wrap me with foil and cover my eyes, which makes some people feel like they're in a coffin. [Laughs] I told her I thought I'd be okay, and I was."

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!