Luxuriate on Hakone volcanic rocks while your therapist loosens knotted muscles with our Ganbanyoku Detox Massage. The treatment is performed on a special heated rock bed, also known as ganbanyoku. Although Ganbanyoku means “stone bathing” in Japanese, it is not technically a bath because there is no water involved. Instead, when heated to 49°C, these Hakone volcanic rocks bathe skin in infrared rays and negative ions to accelerate metabolism, boost the immune system and complexion, and lift spirits.
3 BENEFITS OF GANBANYOKU
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: 60 minutes of this is equivalent to running 15 km ‒ you can expect to burn up to 1,500 calories. –
MOOD LIFTING: Female volunteers in a Japanese study reported an anti-depressant effect, post-treatment
DETOX: Only 80-85% of the sweat you lose during this treatment is water. The rest consists of cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, sulphuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid.
*These findings on the benefits of Ganbanyoku are based on studies published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Japan Times and Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.