The traditional Japanese bath O-furo is a specific ritual soaked in deep religious meaning emphasizing the relaxation of the senses and the pleasure of heat and good company. The Japanese not only purify their bodies, but their souls as well. The Japanese bath ritual begins with Furo – a deep and wide tub, usually made from cypress wood. It is filled with hot water - 40°С - 60°С. The warm water stimulates blood flow and has a positive effect on the lymphatic and nervous system. The time to be spent in the hot tub is not strictly fixed, in general it is about 15 minutes, but this depends on personal preference. The bath offers benches for sitting, the floor has air massage vents, ocean salts are added, and the water level reaches the chest, so that the heart is not strained with the high temperature.
To the Japanese, the bath is a way to completely relax from the pressure and stress of everyday life, and also a place to gather the entire family and have long talks and conversations on various topics. After the entire body is heated and all muscles are perfectly relaxed and still, comes Furago – a deep wooden bed full of cedar peelings heated to 50°С -70°С with 30 types of aromatic herbs added in them. The combination of the scent and heat stimulates perspiration and opens up skin pores, which helps the fast absorption of aromatic oils. The effect of the "dry bath" is gradual dissipation of tension, the body and soul are fully still and synchronized.