Stone Sauna an emerging health trend in Japan
“Ganbanyoku” is one of the health trends emerging in Japan. The word “Ganbanyoku” means “stone bath” or “stone sauna” in Japanese. “Ganbanyoku”warms your body deep from the inside helping to activate the body metabolism as well as improving blood circulation. Furthermore, Ganbanyoku can have detoxification effect since the stone contains a lot of minerals and emits far-infrared ray. TAGUCHI SEKIZAI INC in Gifu, Japan created a stone bed that heats up a body by just laying on it providing an enjoyable “Ganbanyoku” experience at home. The company uses granites produced in Hirukawa area in Gifu prefecture where is famous for its granites containing high degree of radium. The surface of the granite is coated with nano silver coating and the heating of granite stone bed which is done by using P.T.C heater takes approximately 20 minutes. But your home “Ganbanyoku” does not come cheap. The price tag on this stone sauna is 882,000 Yen including tax with a dimension of 2.1mx0.8mx0.4m and its weighs 80kg. This is not the only product by this company, TAGUCHI SEKIZAI produced many kinds of products which are made of granites such as a stone cube which can create natural mineral water by just putting stones into the regular water.