Japanese Baths at Pembroke Springs Retreat
In Japan, no daily ritual is more uniquely important to a person’s well being than the bath at the end of the day. The ofuro has been used by the Japanese for centuries to alleviate both physical and spiritual maladies. This ancient technique of immersion in hot water takes away tensions and stress, soothes muscular pains, and stimulates the blood’s circulation. Due to its ability to increase the quality of one’s life and health, this oriental bathing tradition has been gaining popularity in the U.S.
Pembroke Springs has two large Japanese baths, which are fed by our natural spring waters.
- We are not a spa, but we are proud to have authentic Japanese baths.
- The water is natural spring water that we heat to 104 degrees.
- Bathing suits are not permitted, as they carry soap into the baths.
- As in Japan, guests wash outside the bath first and then immerse.
- Children who are not toilet trained are not permitted in the baths.
We have two separate baths, and they are reserved at a time that you request when you check in. Most of the time, the baths are reserved per couple or per family.
However, if we have a group booking the retreat, they may request women on one side, and men on the other.
Morning baths are offered during times of high occupancy.
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