The Amayori Sento — Bathing Rituals

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How to Become a Bath Person

I have heard women say, “I’m not a bath person.” When you get to the heart of why, the idea of taking a bath seems overwhelming and time consuming. It need not be. You can have an ultra-relaxing experience that exceeds any spa treatment within an hour – all in the comfort, convenience, and privacy of your own home. Here are some easy tips that can help you take the concept of bathing from daunting to doable. Set Aside One Hour a Week: Don’t wait for the perfect time – that rarely happens. Plan your bathing ritual as you would a gym session, yoga class etc. If you have kids, ask your husband to take them out for an hour...

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How to Take a Summer Bath - 2017

If you have been with Amayori for a while you know that every summer I write about one of my favorite things – the art of the summer bath.  Summer bathing can have a cooling, rejuvenating effect on the body and mind. Every year I seem to discover little tips and tricks that make the experience even more special and as always, I love to share these tips with you. Japan has a tradition of something called yusuzumi, which translates to “enjoying the cool of the evening after a hot summer day”. The experience of creating your own yusuzumi ritual is such a special treat and something to look forward to all year long. Here is my summer 2017 yusuzumi...

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Detoxify With Amayori's Luxury Bath Salts

The word “detox” is extremely popular these days. Detoxification can be done in many forms such as going on a dietary cleanse, using specific herbs and teas, juice fasting, and so on. An easy, effortless, and enjoyable way to detox is through bathing. When we bathe our body temperature rises which prompts the body to perspire. This process releases stored toxins. When you combine this with ingredients that further the process, you have a very powerful detoxifying experience. Amayori’s Luxury Bath Salts not only provide an aromatic relaxing bath, but are duly designed to be a strong detoxifying soak. Following are a few key ingredients that make Luxury Baths Salts more than your average bath: To start, we use three...

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The Inspiration Behind Rotenburo Air

One of the things I love most about Amayori is that I can introduce something special from around the globe that many women may not have experienced otherwise. Japan is full of naturally occurring hot springs. Many, while beautiful, are very hot and are admired for their beauty from afar as the ones pictured above. There is also a large percentage of hot springs that are the perfect temperature for bathing. These outdoor baths are called rotenburo.  Rotenburo translates to “bath amid the dew under the open sky”. Rotenburo baths are situated throughout Japan and range from luxurious to very rustic. The most favored offer gorgeous views and are sought out by locals on weekends as a way to commune...

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The Summer Bath

Even though we are at the tail end of summer it seems as if it is hotter than ever. I have been trying to spend as much time outside as possible on the weekends and I often feel physically exhausted by Sunday evenings. Even though I drink lots of water, the sun seems to take most of my energy and leaves me feeling lethargic. Enter the warm weather bath. Many people tell me how they skip baths in warm weather because the thought of a bath makes them hot. I believe quite the opposite. A bath can be the perfect way to cool down and replenish your body if done correctly. This holds true for those living in year-round warmer climates.  I...

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