Onsen at peak wellbeing
Detox and soothe your muscules and bones
Relax and Reconnect
Relax and reconnect with your Self for total serenity or loved ones for some quality bonding time.
You have the option to book into a public session or book a private session. Our public Onsen sessions are partitioned into male and female sections. Public sessions are available for maximum 45 minutes and the cost is updated on our booking page. Each Onsen may be booked privately for a minimum of 1 hour and may be booked individually or for a mixed group of up to 8 people. If you wish to book the Onsen, tea garden or other spaces within our facility for your event, please contact us to discuss your options.
Want to soothe or detox your muscles and bones?
Soak in Adelaide’s hybrid Hydrotherapy Onsen.
Our Magnesium Chloride and Potassium Chloride waters have numerous mental and physical health benefits.
Summer: Option to soak in the minerals and let the healing energies of water do the work at 36-38 degrees. We lower the temperature of the Onsen in Summer for safety reasons.
Winter, Autumn & Spring: Option to soak in the minerals and let the healing energies of water do the work at 38-40 degrees.
Book in for a hydrotherapy session or guided Aqua group session and facilitate the strengthening and conditioning of your body in 36-37 degree mineral water.
Please see terms and conditions at the bottom of our website for bookings.
What is a Hybrid Hydrotherapy Onsen VS Traditional Onsen?
Traditionally, Onsen are hot, natural mineral springs in Japan.
There are many types of mineral springs around the world.
You may have heard of thermal pools or hot springs? Each hot spring hosts different mineral content (said to have unique healing properties) and vary in temperature.
Many locations harness the water and build around them, creating spa areas; some of which are world famous.
Non-traditional, indoor centres are also common and many simply consist of hot tap water, but not all.
Benefits of Onsen
Our Onsen is comprised of an abundance of ions produced from the nourishing minerals potassium chloride, magnesium chloride and calcium. These minerals envelope and support your body as you soak.
Through deep exfoliation and cleansing of the skin in our wash bays prior to entering the bath, the minerals are able to penetrate into the body, supporting the relaxation and relief of pain in muscles and joints.
Warming the body can improve blood circulation and metabolic function and soften fascia, muscles and other tension in the body, lending positive effects for your overall health.
Buoyancy and floating relieves the usual pressures of gravity on the body, particularly on the joints so that you can gently exercise with less risk of joint damage. Floating allows the muscles to loosen, leading to relaxation of the body and mind.
Salt and Magnesium water pressure supports the musculo-skeletal function and has myriad benefits including cardiovascular, neurological, musculo-skeletal health and supporting the immune system.
A change of scenery can enable the mind to step back from the buzz of the city, not just the physical body. Stepping into another world; our serene tea garden, walking up the stairs into the bathhouse, taking a deep breath and allowing environment to soothe you, brings you to a state of complete bliss.
You are always welcome to sit with a cup of our organic tea from Story of a Stone and enjoy light refreshments after your soak.
contraindications and other important information about
Onsen bathing, Aqua Classes and Hydrotherapy have numerous benefits, however as with all things, there are contraindications and cautions to be considered and is not advised for everyone.
Please see your doctor before booking and you must advise at time of making a booking if you are suffering from or affected by any medical condition/s that might be complicated or exacerbated by your use of our Onsen or which may necessitate adjusted temperatures, increased supervision or a priority medical response, including but not limited to:
- During pregnancy and after the birth of your child
- Pre and post surgery
- Pre and post cancer, chemotherapy or radiation treatments
- Balance disorder
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Severe or uncontrolled kidney, lung, liver or heart conditions
- Severe oedema
- Significant body weakness or fatigue involving severe anaemia and, or blood pressure imbalances
- Elderly and people needing extra support are advised not to soak alone
- You are not able to enter the onsen if you are menstruating
- You are not able to enter the onsen if you are under the age of 12 (years 12 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
- You are not able to enter the onsen with any open cuts or wounds
- You are not able to enter the onsen or our premises if you are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Many clients still attend with some of these contraindications and we may need to adjust Onsen temperatures. We need to discuss these with you and have notice in advance.
For further information about other contraindications or conditions requiring consideration, please contact us at the centre so that we may discuss with you and provide you the best care possible.
preparation and what to bring with you for your onsen session.
- The day before and on the day, you will need to hydrate well, even more so if its a hot day either side of the visit
- bathers (in case you are in a public session and you don’t want to bathe traditional – naked)
- body exfoliating cloth / sponge (we supply body wash)
- water bottle (not glass)
- easy slip on shoes and comfy clothes or PJ’s if you plan to hop straight into bed after
- hair tie (hair doesn’t go in the water)
- will need to be clear of any deodorant, make-up, fake tan or skin creams (although you will wash before you go in as part of the sacred bathing process)
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