Tips to balance the body - heart - mind from the Japanese
It is well-known that onsen bathing is an important part of Japanese culture. And this is also part of the reason why Japanese people are healthy and live the longest in the world.
One of Japan’s leading researchers on bathing science, Hayasaka Shin’ya, followed 14,000 elderly people for three years and found that the risk of developing health issues for the group soaking in hot mineral water daily was about 30% lower than those who did it twice a week or less.
The ingredients in natural mineral springs such as sulfur, magnesium and CO2 have an extremely good effect on enhancing blood circulation. In particular, onsen helps reinforce poor blood circulation, reduce the risk of stroke, treat skin problems, and improve beauty.
Soaking in hot mineral springs also helps relieve pain, and reduce fatigue after a stressful working day. The body is stimulated, making us sleep better and deeper. For the Japanese, the ideal time to take an onsen is right before going to bed because the hot mineral water heats the entire body, keeps it warm all night, improves circulation, and boosts metabolism. A report from Beppu Hospital of Kyushu University, Japan showed that Japanese people over 65 years old have a lower incidence of high blood pressure if they take a hot spring bath in the evening.
In particular, taking an onsen in a quiet and green natural landscape will not only increase the efficiency of physical health but also help balance Body - Heart - Mind. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS) has proven that green space reduces the risk of mental illness (up to 55%).
Moreover, because just taking an onsen is enough to have a treatment for the body, heart, and mind, global mineral bath tourism is on the rise. According to the Global Wellness Institute, revenue from global hot spring tourism has increased from $56 billion in 2017 to $77 billion in 2022.
Gold therapy in the summer from Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh
Fortunately, Vietnam has onsen destinations that are even more wonderful than in Japan because our country owns resources of extremely rich hot minerals, of which the best is the mineral sources in Quang Hanh, Cam Pha, Quang Ninh.
The hot mineral water here, according to the experts from Tokyo, is one of the best natural mineral sources in the world, because it contains more than 20g/l of Na+ and Cl- ions, and in particular, the ratio of Bromine is up to 40mg/l, with pH at 7.14, helping to increase the ability to disinfect skin wounds, resonating with metasilic acid and boric acid to effectively support the treatment of stomach ulcers, urinary stones, and skin diseases.
In particular, this mineral source, Quang Hanh Valley, possesses a green and peaceful natural setting among mountains and forests, and is not far from the bay.
And an onsen paradise has been created in that magical hot mineral source by Sun Group. That is Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh resort with architecture and mineral bath services that, according to many experts, is more "Japanese" than many mineral bath resorts in the land of Fusang.
This resort brings tourists to a Japanese village with all the senses, from viewing the villas with traditional Japanese housing architecture, strolling in the Zen gardens, admiring rare Arhat pine trees and other beautiful bonsai, stone lamps, shallow springs, stone bridges, etc., to relaxing in hot mineral water pools filtered by the most advanced technologies, feeling the nutrients slowly absorbing, nurturing and caring for your body-heart-mind.
Many studies have shown that a hot mineral bath in the middle of summer is a golden experience for health and beauty. The soothing from minerals in the onsen pools not only supports joints and blood vessels, and washes away impurities accumulated on sunny days, but also helps the body release heat appropriately, adapting to the summer temperature.
Since June 15, Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh has extended the resort’s operating hours to 21:00 daily, with three “hot” times. Tourists can wake up their body early in the morning on the journey to relax the body, massage stiff joints with warm water, bring the “heart” to touch the scenery of "the land of Fusang” to recharge with fresh energy, as well as soothing the body after a long working day with hot mineral water that promotes blood circulation, taking the body back to a calm and carefree state.
Taking hot minerals into each villa
Elevating the onsen experience to an even higher level, at the end of June, Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh put into operation a new villa area named Yama, with 50 villas with exclusive experiences.
Designed with five classes of villas from three to five bedrooms, with onsen facilities, Sauna and cold sauna for a standard Japanese onsen process, the new Yama villas are the ideal choice for multi-generational families. Each villa is built with a hot mineral source taken directly into each villa so that tourists can take a bath at any time. The Japanese-style landscape is also paid special attention, creating a quiet space with trees, stones, pebbles, and water as the main focus, making harmony and balance between heaven and earth, nature and architecture.
The interior design of each villa emphasises the open and airy natural space, using warm colors and typical Japanese-style wood materials, creating a high-class “healing” space where tourists are completely immersed in nature, to be soothed and re-energized.
As part of a series of summer events and to celebrate its third birthday, Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh will take tourists on a journey to discover the land of cherry blossoms, through unique cultural festivals and apply a series of “hot deals” including a 20% discount when booking Washitsu and Spa - VIP Nagomi Offer for only VND1,800,000 VND/pax.
For details about the package, please visit: https://yokoonsenquanghanh.com.vn/