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Everything you ever wanted to know about the bathhouse but were too scared to ask!
Shiatsu is a form of acupressure with elements of deep tissue bodywork. Shiatsu stimulates the body?s energy pathways to clear blockages and re-balance vital energy flow.
Shiatsu treatment benefits your general wellbeing by preventing the build up of stress and fatigue, nurturing and maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit.
To receive treatment, wear loose comfortable clothing ? Japanese kimono top and shorts are provided.
Shiatsu practitioners at the Japanese Bath House are fully qualified and experienced. We strongly advise booking at least 2 days in advance if you wish to have shiatsu treatment after a bath.
After a bath, now it?s time to have a drink chat or lie down in the lounge. Tatami (rush straw Japanese floor mat) is very clean and comfortable to sit around. You can have Japanese beer, sake (hot or chilled) as well as soft drinks or a cup of Japanese Green Tea. Also some snacks are available. No BYO food and drinks are permitted.
No. The baths are single sex, communal baths. The Tatami lounge is communal. Often couples will have separate baths and relax together in the lounge. See Also: private bookings.
No. It is completely naked in the bath area. This is the traditional way. It is logical and natural, as you have to wash yourself with a scrubbing cloth and rinse before soaking in the bath tub.
Get into the beautiful 40-41 degree water. You will enjoy our traditional bath more without bathers on. Also wearing bather makes the bath water dirty.
Nothing! We provide towels, scrubbing cloth and robes when you come in. Toiletries such as shower gel, shampoo and conditioners are provided in the wash area. Also hair dryers, cotton buds, body and toning lotion, hair gel, clean combs and brushes are provided in the change room.
If you need anything else, just ask!
2-3 hours a time. One hour spent in the wet area scrubbing from top to toe, rinsing and soaking and having a dry sauna. Plus another hour resting in the tatami lounge.
If you choose to have a Shiatsu Treatment, your time spent will often come to 2 - 3 hours.
Only 8-10 people can fit comfortably. Because of the small capacity, booking is strongly recommended. See also: Do I have to book?
If you have special needs, please contact the bathhouse, and we will do everything possible to accommodate you.
Yes indeed! In Japan, such baths are taken daily in 42-43 degree, absolutely clean water. When you sit in the water, your body feels great and your baby feels happy. We recommend that you should always trust your own feeling.
In the interests of all patrons, children under 6 are not permitted at the bath house.
59 Cromwell St, Collingwood 3066 Melbourne Victoria Australia. 10 minutes from the CBD by public transport.
Tram: Route 109 (Box Hill* -Port Melbourne), Stop 16 or 18 (stop 17 has been removed)
Train: Epping Line, North Richmond Station.
Street Directory: Melways Map Reference 2C G12
Parking: 2 off-street car parking spots are available for customers. Limited street parking is also available.
Walking? Here's a Google Map.
* not open on public holidays that fall on a Monday.
Yes it's strongly recommended as it's a tiny place. Limited numbers are allowed in the baths to ensure peaceful bathing for all.
It is about 2 hours relaxation. One hour bath (wash, soak, dry sauna) and one hour in the tatami lounge. All that is required for a booking is your time of arrival and number of people.
Booking is essential for a Shiatsu Treatment as often our practitioners are fully booked. We advise booking at least 2 days in advance to guarantee availability. You can choose a half an hour, 45 minute or one hour shiatsu after a bath. We do not provide Shiatsu only.
For some special occasion, we will reserve the bath area for a private session. 8-10 people (same gender) can have 1 hour private baths, plus communal lounge use.
Gift Vouchers are very popular. Gift vouchers are available for any combination of bath, shiatsu, drinks or snacks.
Pick up a gift voucher at the Japanese Bath House or purchase over the phone by credit card, and we will mail it to your nominated recipient.
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