But there was one aspect of Japanese life that never found much acceptance in the West--the Japanese bath. Indeed, there are other activities that are as relaxing, sensual or cleansing. But to experience all three simultaneously is the magic of a traditional bath as it is done in the sento, the bathhouse in Japan.
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This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. Being naked in front of strangers is the stuff of nightmares for many people. But in Japan , being naked with strangers is part of the cultural experience of visiting a Japanese bath. I was extremely self-conscious the first time I visited a Japanese bath. There are two types of Japanese baths: public bathhouses sento and hot-spring baths onsen.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the bathhouse but were too scared to ask! Shiatsu is a form of acupressure with elements of deep tissue bodywork. Shiatsu stimulates the body's energy pathways to clear blockages and re-balance vital energy flow. Shiatsu treatment benefits your general wellbeing by preventing the build up of stress and fatigue, nurturing and maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit. To receive treatment a Japanese kimono top and shorts are provided. Shiatsu practitioners at the Japanese Bath House are fully qualified and experienced.
And with the heritage of our surrounding neighborhood and the inclusiveness of our city as our guide, we invite all to indulge in a sybaritic sojourn that speaks to the mind, body, and soul. Soothe, relax, and detoxify the body in our spa and bathhouse facilities, and be transported from the daily stresses of city life to a better state of wellness. Heated to degrees — the perfect temperature to melt away muscle aches and pains, relax the mind, and reconnect with yourself. A dip in our degree cold plunge both sharpens the mind and increases circulation in the body, which in turn soothes the nervous system.