Volcanic sand baths are a new treatment that has taken the spa industry by storm. The treatment is very popular in Japan and has become commonplace in Asia. In Japan, you can take volcanic sand baths on the beach, in real volcanic sand, but many spas around the world have started to offer a replica treatment. One of the first spas in the US to offer it was the SoJo Spa Club in New Jersey, which had authentic Japanese volcanic sand transported to their spa.
What is a volcanic sand bath?
Volcanic sand baths are excactly what they sound like, baths full of sand. They are designed to have a detoxifying effect, similar to many sauna treatments. Volcanic sand contains essential vitamins and minerals, which your body can absorb during the treatment. This is intended to help you live a longer and healthier life, by improving your immune system and circulation. The baths can even help minimize the physical signs of aging, and the high temperature of the sand helps you sweat out toxins.
What happens during the treatment?
During the treatment, you’ll wear a breathable robe that will help you stay comfortable in the intense heat of the spa. You’ll then be gently buried in the sand, leaving your head out. Your head is also supported with a towel to help prevent you from overheating. The treatment typically lasts 10 to 15 minutes. You’ll also feel some exfoliation as you are being buried in the volcanic sand, which can help you achieve more youthful skin.
What are the benefits of a volcanic sand bath?
One of the biggest benefits of a volcanic sand bath is that it can help you feel more relaxed and reduce muscle tension, particularly if you have been feeling stressed out recently. Not only does the heat help your muscles relax, but it also gives you a chance to let go of stresses that have been bothering you. Volcanic sand baths are also very helpful for clearing up your skin and even minimizing the signs of aging. They help you sweat out the toxins that can lead to clogged pores and other skin issues. The volcanic sand treatment is also said to help with inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation irritates the symptoms of many chronic conditions, so taking a volcanic sand bath can help you feel healthier.
Are there any downsides to a volcanic sand bath?
It’s important to keep in mind that volcanic sand baths are very, very hot. If you are sensitive to heat, you may start to feel overwhelmed quickly during the treatment. The heat can be especially problematic if you are dehydrated before the treatment starts. The treatment also involves being buried in the volcanic sand, which can make some people feel claustrophobic. The sand is quite weighty, which can be helpful for relaxation, but can also intensify the feeling of claustrophobia for some people. If you feel overwhelmed at any point during the volcanic sand bath, be sure to let the spa employees know so they can help you get more comfortable.