WHY A MONKEY
Ganban-yoku has ancient origins. Legends say a villager often saw Japanese snow monkeys resting on the heated volcanic stones to heal their injuries and relax.
The folks began to follow their healing practice and noticed the benefits of the treatment. Currently, there are over 1,000 Ganban-yoku facilities in Japan. It is now recognized and loved as one of the most beneficial and popular thermal therapies for health and relaxation.
A POWER OF NATURE (ORIGIN OF GANBAN-YOKU)
Shown in the picture is Ganban-yoku in its natural state. It is a by-product of nature and has been utilized for many years.
More than 300,000 people take advantage of this natural thermal therapy each year in Japan to treat their bodies and minds.
The stones are formed over thousands of years, and naturally emit Far Infrared Rays (FIR) at room temperature.
When the stones are heated by hot spring pools underneath the ground, they emit a greater amount of FIR to help heat the body from deep within to perspire.
It has the ability to make somebody feel like a new person while inducing extreme relaxation at the same time.
Ganban-yoku in Nature