Ikeda Spa Prestige brings Japanese communal bathing to Singapore with the first Hinoki Sento Onsen Bath, an onsen-style public bathhouse. This bath gets its name from the use of hinoki, Japan’s most prized cypress wood once reserved strictly for royalty, and used for building palaces, temples and shrines. When used to construct the large public bathtub at Ikeda, this precious wood releases mineral oils with soothing scents and anti-bacterial properties to calm and uplift.
The steaming water is further enriched healing minerals delivered via the highest ionisation technology. When absorbed through the skin, these minerals melt away stress, anxiety, aches and pains, and promote blood circulation, metabolism and blood circulation. Expect glowing skin and restful sleep after this hot, soporific bath.
3 FACTS ABOUT HINOKI
- It is gentler on the skin than oils from most other woods such as juniper, pine and red cedar, which may cause skin irritation.
- Hinoki oil is used to treat minor skin irritation, cuts and rashes, and is commonly used in Japanese soaps, antiseptics and cosmetics.
- It has anti-bacterial and decongestant effects, and can alleviate mild respiratory problems.