Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Rock bathing is a Japanese practice, but a spa in Toronto uses heat to cleanse, revitalize , rejuvenate, and heal the body and soul. It is kept between 38 and 42 degrees Celsius, and at a humidity level of 65 percent. The stone slab beds , which resemble a sauna, of black silica are packed with concentrated minerals and are known for their healing properties. They emit negative ions and infrared rays, which improve circulation, sped up metabolism and rid the body of impurities. The rocks are heated and cooled for about 45 minutes in order to stimulate the body's natural detoxification process. The flow of energy reduces stress and fatigue , in addition to smoothing skin.