What is Ganban-yoku
In the mountains of ancient Japan, villagers would watch as the monkeys rested and relaxed on the volcanic stones surrounding the thermal pools.
As they say, “monkey see, monkey do,” people quickly realized the physical and mental benefits of Ganban-yoku, or stone bathing. Pocca Poca envelops guests in this ancient tradition.
Unlike the intense heat of a traditional sauna, Ganban-yoku gently warms the body. After the session, the body feels as if just got out of the hot spring. Feeling gently warm and deeply relaxed - hence the name stone bathing.
Post-session feelings will vary - Ganban-yoku can be a very personal — some comes to ease arthritic pain, other come to meditate, find the peace and quietness, many come to improve the quality of sleep
but more often than not it’s purely a sense of “ahhhhh.”
The Ganban-yoku session is done on the mineral stones that are heated gently. Room feels like a warm day at the beach rather than the dry intense heat of the sauna. Making easy to spend 15 - 30 min per cycle.