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Japanese Stone-Slab Baths

By: Greg Ponesse - Published: • References: web-japan.org
Young and old alike, the Japanese love baths, whether in a hot spring, a public bathhouse, or a private tub. Soaking in hot water is a time-honored way of relaxing. In recent years, two new types of bath have become popular. One is a dry form of bathing known as ganban-yoku ("stone-slab bath"), and the other is a soak in hot water infused with the mineral germanium. Both types of bath are attracting attention for their putative benefits in terms of weight, beauty, and detoxification. Stats for Dry Bathing to Self-Clean Trending: Older & Mild
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