Spa Castle’s ornate bath area may come as a culture shock for our more modest quests. However, its beauty and allure ensures a memorable experience for all.
Health Benefits of Bathhouse
History of Bath Houses
Fundamental Concept behind Spa Castle
Bathhouses have been in existence for almost 2000 years, with the Romans, Greeks and Japanese at the forefront. Roman baths were known to be extravagant monuments that stood as essential pillars of society. In Asia, heated waters were believed to have the power to cure illnesses 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 an added modern touch so guests from all backgrounds can continue to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of bathhouses.
The Health Benefits of
Taking a Bath
Improves Heart Health
For people with normal heart conditions, a warm bath can lower their blood pressure and improve cardiac function.
Reduces Physical Discomfort
It expands blood vessels and reduces pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness on joints. The healing for injured tissues is expedited, and muscle tones are strengthened.
Releases Headaches and Stress
It helps to balance your hormones and increases production of endorphins, which improves sleep, prevents headaches and stress, and results in an overall feeling of relaxation and comfort.
Helps You to Breathe Easier
By increasing blood circulation and the immune systems’ circulation of white blood cells, it helps alleviate upper respiratory infections, asthma, colds, influenza, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
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.
To promote the cleanest water 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.
- Immersion 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.