Anytime you book with us you automatically save 35% off a single session and 25% off packages (excluding RMT services) at Iyashi Bedrock Spa located uptown on 2662 Yonge Street.
Just show proof of payment from our High Park Thermography Clinic and you’re all set!
Located conveniently in uptown Toronto, Iyashi Bedrock Spa is the first Ganbanyoku (Rock Bathing) spa in North America and the only one in Canada.
Ganbanyoku spas, came into the Japanese spa market in 2001 and became so popular that there are now reported to be more than 4,000 establishments in Japan alone.
At Iyashi (which translates to “cure”), our 21 signature Bedrock Stone Spa beds offer a relaxing environment, for Rock Bathing and Hot Yin Yoga, which can contribute to renewed beauty, treatment of ailments and body aches, as well as give our guests a feeling of better overall health. We also provide RMT services alone or in combination with the Rock Bathing / Yoga.
Iyashi’s overall mission is to provide our guests with the best and most authentic rock-bathing experience outside of Japan. We provide superior customer service and enjoy building a long-term relationship with you. We strive to provide an atmosphere and environment that surpasses your highest expectations – providing you a sanctuary within the busy city for you to relax and rejuvenate your body and soul.
Originating from Thailand, Rock Bathing – uses a special stone, called Black Silica, to heat your body from the inside out. These black silica stones are unique in that they naturally release Far Infrared Rays (FIR) and Negative Ions to help the body perspire and “detoxify” and are found in only one mountain in Hokkaido Japan.
Unlike regular saunas, our stone beds are kept between 42° to 44° C with the humidity at about 60%, providing for a comfortable temperature that is both safe and enjoyable for people of all ages. It feels like you are in a “Rain Forest” and the stone beds are surprisingly comfortable!
Although the spa goer will perspire more than they do in a sauna or steam bath, there is no odour, saltiness or stickiness. It is not recommended to shower for at least two hours after the treatment since the sweat acts as a natural coating for the skin resulting in silky hair and smooth skin (although showers and towels are provided for our guests that would still like to shower afterwards). Because heat rises evenly from below, it is a different sensation from a sauna and makes our Hot Yin Yoga classes a truly unique experience. The Ganbanyoku experience is chemical free and offers a “green” alternative to detoxifying the body. It relieves stress and leaves the entire body warm for a couple of hours (an average body temperature increase of 1 degree). The process is like bathing but without the water.
For more information about Black Silica, click here.
Far Infrared Rays
Far infrared rays are released from the Black Silica stone beds naturally (better than an Infrared Sauna since the infrared rays come from the stones themselves instead of an artificial light in a sauna). Infrared rays are invisible rays of natural sunlight that have the longest wavelength. They are commonly known as “Growth Rays” and have the ability to penetrate deeply (up to 1.5 inches) into the hypodermic layer of a person’s skin and into the joints and muscles. They gently elevate the body’s surface temperature and activate major bodily functions. Benefits of Far Infrared Heat Therapy include:
- Burns Calories and controls weight
- Strengthens the Immune and Cardiovascular Systems
- Provides pain relief
- Detoxification of harmful metals from the body
Negative Ions are also released from the Black Silica stone beds and are commonly found around the vicinity of forests, coastal areas, and waterfalls with high levels of clean air. When using an ion meter to measure the negative ions generated by Black Silica, extremely high results of 2500 parts/cc have been observed. This is quite significant when you take into account that a common room only contains negative ion counts of approximately 200 parts/cc while major urban commercial districts only reach around 220 negative ion parts/cc. Benefits of Negative Ions include:
- Counteracts negative effects of environmental pollution and helps prevent respiratory-related illnesses:Negative Ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy
- Natural anti-depressant: A higher level of negative ions has been proven to be as effective against SAD (Seasonal Affective Depression) as antidepressants, such as Prozac and Zolof, and without the side effects
- Strengthens the immune system: High levels of negative ions promote production of globulin in the blood, resulting in stronger resistance to illness
Courtesy of: www.iyashibedrockspa.com