A holistic salon where you can be relaxed|Kantama

【Report by the foreigner who knows Ayabe well.】

Name of facility : Kantama (health clinic) Visit date : 2020/10/25 Visitor name : Nathaniel Hoy

Outside Kantama


Kantama is located roughly 45 minutes from Ayabe Station.

Kantama is a unique health clinic that offers two different ways to detoxify your body.

When I visited, I was able to try both.


Explaining the day's activities


The first requires you to change into a heavy muumuu like dress that covers you from your neck to blow your feet.

Once changed you then sit over a stove with a collection of herbs boiling underneath you.

With only a small opening to allow airflow the heat builds up and helps you sweat toxins out.

Due to anatomy and the way the seat is shaped this can be a little uncomfortable for men.


The seat and stove you sit on


The second part is a rice-bran enzyme bath which works better the more you sweat.

Part one does improve the detox ability of the rice-bran bath.

Similar to a sand bath you are instead buried in rice-bran which has been heated to help you release toxins by sweating.

This was quite relaxing and really did make me perspire quite a lot.


Buried in the rice-bran


After the rice-bran bath you will be completely covered in dried rice-bran.

A shower room is located in the same room so you can freshen up.

I would definitely like to try the rice-bran bath again.

Both male and female staff are available to make the experience

as pleasant as possible.



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Nathaniel Hoy

From United States of America, came to Japan in 2005

He likes Japanese countryside, Japanese sake, Japanese food,

onsens and Shorinji Kempo.

His hobbies are running, reading and, Japanese sake.