Spa Castle’s ornate bath area may come as a culture shock for our more modest guests, however its beauty and allure ensures a memorable experience for all.
History of Bath Houses
Bath houses have been in existence for nearly 2000 years, with the Romans, Greeks, and Japanese at its forefront. Roman baths were known to be extravagant monuments that stood as essential pillars of society.
These areas were not only a place to bathe and heal, but also a meeting ground for business, social gatherings, and philosophical discussions to invigorate the body and mind. In Asia, heated waters were believed to have the power to cure illness by ridding the body of any impurities found both inside and out.
Spa Castle’s philosophy is to remain true to this history but with our own modern touch so that guests from all backgrounds can continue to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of bath houses.
Baths Located in the male and female locker room
Why is this area nude?
Since the beginning of bathing history, clothing was prohibited inside the tubs for sanitary reasons. Unnatural chemicals and toxins from the clothing would be drawn out by the intense heat of the water and absorbed into the pores and skin. It was also said that a bather wearing clothing in this area was trying to conceal an unhealthy condition that was worth hiding.
* To promote the cleanest waters for our guests and to stay true to ancient bath traditions, clothing and/or any form of bathing suits are prohibited inside all locker room baths. Each guest must shower prior to using any of the baths or pools.
Suggested Use of the Bath Area
Head-to-toe cleanse and exfoliation at seated showers PRIOR to entering baths.
Emersion in one or more of the heated tubs, increasing temperatures as you go.
Scrub Massage treatment.
Use of dry and wet sauna rooms.
Another shower and/or soaking in heated tubs.
A dip in the cold plunge to close the pores and tighten the skin.
Seated showers are popular as it allows for a more thorough cleansing of the body through lathering and exfoliating of the skin. Children and parents help scrub each other’s backs epitomize the pure and simple culture of the communal bath tradition.