Imari Spa

The spa's clear mineral waters
are known as “beauty water” for their legendary quality to enhance the beauty of your complexion.
Imari has been
the heart of therapeutic spas as well as pottery since ancient times.
You will experience its beauty with all your senses.
Soak and relax in our hot springs while enjoying the spectacular views of nature of Imari.
We guarantee that your daily stresses will be relieved.

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The proper way to take a bath

Whole-body bathing increases the strain on the heart because it makes the heart expand and the capacity of the lungs to decrease. Half-body bathing, soaking up to the pit of the stomach in a bathtub, is the best way to take a relaxing and long bath. We also recommend floating by stretching out the lower body as much as possible. We especially recommend lying in a bathtub by putting your head on the edge of the bathtub and floating for someone whose heart and/or lungs are weak, someone with high blood pressure, or an elderly person.

Points of bathing

1. Begin by pouring hot water over your body.
Pour hot water over your body slowly to adjust to the water temperature. Start by pouring water over the feet, and then the waist, shoulders and chest. Soak in the bathtub after pouring hot water over your body first, or by taking a shower if possible.
2. Half-body bathing to adjust to the temperature
Don't soak your whole body immediately when you bathe. Adjust to the hot water by half-body bathing first to avoid the rapid strain on your body by water temperature and pressure.
3. Don't prolong bathing time
The proper amount of time to soak in a bathtub is when sweat beads on your forehead. Don't soak for such as long time that sweat starts to run down.
4. Take a break
Get out of the bathtub and sit on the edge while putting your feet in the water, or take a break around the washing area.
5. Move your hands and feet in the hot water
During a second bathing, the joints in your hands and feet as your muscles should be relaxed. It is also effective to twist around the waist.
6. Don't take a shower after bathing
It depends on the type of hot spring, but the medicinal properties of the water may be washed away from taking a shower and reduce its effectiveness. Dry off the body by patting away the water.
7. Receive adequate hydration
Water in the body decreases while taking a bath. Hydrate your body by drinking lukewarm water, tea, sports drink, or a similar type of drink. Drink hot spring water if it is allowed.
8. Take adequate breaks
Taking a bath is energy intensive and blood pressure changes, so take a break longer than 30 minutes to allow your physical condition to become stable. Dry off your body and hair so as not to feel a chill.

OTHER PRECAUTIONS

・NO PHOTOGRAPHS ALLOWED
You may want to take a photograph, but it makes everyone uncomfortable.
・DO NOT SPLASH !
Be careful not to splash people around you when pouring hot water over yourself.
・BE CONSIDERATE OF THE PERSON USING THE FAUCET AFTER YOU!
When taking a shower with cold water, please turn the faucet back to warm after use.
・DON'T SOAK YOUR TOWEL AND HAIR IN THE BATH WATER
Tie your hair so it does not soak in the bath water.
Don't use soap in the bathtub.
・PRECAUTIONS IN A SAUNA
Don't lie down and sleep in the sauna. It will bother other people and is dangerous.
Refrain from talking loudly.
・DRY OFF YOUR BODY BEFORE LEAVING THE DRESSING ROOM
Dry off your body thoroughly with a towel before getting out to the undressing room.
Dry off your body thoroughly with a towel before leaving the dressing room.
・PEOPLE WITH CARDIAC DISEASE OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SHOULD REFRAIN FROM SOAKING IN A BATHTUB FOR A LONG TIME
・NO INTOXICATED, TATTOOED OR PERSONS WITH SKIN DISEASES ALLOWED
・NO FRAGILE ITEMS ALLOWED

Constituents of hot spring (1kg)

CATION
  mg mval mval%
Sodium ion【Na+ 203.0 8.83 98.28
Potassium ion【K+ 1.2 0.03 0.34
Magnesium ion【Mg2+ 0.6 0.05 0.55
Calcium ion【Ca2+ 1.5 0.05 0.83
CATION TOTAL 206.3 8.96 100.00
ANION
  mg mval mval%
Fluorine ion【F- 1.6 0.08 0.90
Chlorine ion【Ci- 9.5 0.27 2.85
Bromine ion【Br- 0.3 0.00 0.04
Sulfuric acid ion【So42- 13.7 0.29 3.03
Hydrogen carbonate ion【HCO3- 462.1 7.57 80.53
Carbonate ion【CO32- 35.7 1.19 12.65
ANION TOTAL 522.9 9.40 100.00
Free elements
  mg mmol  
Metasilicic acid【H2SiO3 23.2 0.30  
Metaboric acid【HBO2 3.3 0.08  
Undissociated elements TOTAL 26.5 0.38  
Dissolved materials exclude gaseous agents 0.756g/kg  
The source of hot-spring water 25.5℃
Analysis date 1995.04.19
Analyst Saga Environmental Science Inspection Association
Registration number 41-0002
Name of the hot-spring source Forest-INN Imari hot-spring source
Spring quality Alkaline simple hot-spring (hypotonic low alkaline hot-spring)
General indication of spa Neuralgia, Muscle ache, Frozen shoulder, Motor weakness,
Stiff joints, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive disease, Hemorrhoid,
Sensitivity to cold, Convalescence, Relieving fatigue,
Health promotion
General contraindications Acute illness, Active tuberculosis, Malignancy, Severe heart disorder,
Respiration failure, Renal failure, Bleeding disorder, Severe anemia,
Other diseases on progress, In pregnancy (esp. early and last period)
Forest INN IMARI Blog