Warm up and wind down in a unique waterless sauna featuring a rare Japanese ore.

Bedrock bathing may not sound relaxing, but don’t let the name mislead you. Known in Japan as ganbanyoku, this popular prac- tice involves resting on heated rocks to sweat out toxins.

Iyashi Bedrock Spa uses slabs of black silica—an ore so rare the Japanese have nicknamed it ‘the phantom ore.’ Black silica emits far infrared rays and negative ions which encourage skin to release sebum, leaving it silky smooth. And clients can expect to sweat out 300–700 calories in one session. “It’s the equivalent of a six-to-nine-mile run just by lying down for an hour,” says Norma Percy, co-owner at Iyashi.

Black silica also eases aches and pains and strengthens the immune system. Experience the healing benefits of ganbanyoku for yourself at Iyashi.


More than a sauna

Iyashi offers yoga and pilates classes in their ganbanyoku rooms, where far infrared rays and negative ions ramp up weight loss and detoxification.

Iyashi Bedrock Spa | iyashibedrockspa.com

2662 Yonge St. 2nd Flr., Toronto | TEL: 416-488-7625

Open: Daily 9:30 am–9 pm (Wed & Fri open at 10 am)

Amanda Taylor has lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan, and each one of Tokyo’s unique neighbourhoods has a special place in her heart. While abroad, she travelled to some of Japan’s most beautiful locales, both on and off the beaten path. She loves tonkotsu ramen, never skimps on the wasabi and is always on the lookout for the next best thing in Japanese cuisine. 
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