I was intrigued when I learn that the people of the Yao ethnic minority group in Jiang County, Guizhou Province in China, has been bathing in medicinal herbal bath for longevity and good health since ancient times.
Due to living in high altitudes, the Yao people was prone to rheumatic disease, typhoid fever and other ailments as their settlement were shrouded in cloud and high humidity all year round.
The Yao people then discovered the therapeutic properties of wild plants deep in the mountains and found ways to use these plants to prevent and cure diseases as it was also difficult to travel to other towns and villages for medical assistance.
They often hand-picked these medicinal herbs on the mountainside to boil in water and then bathed in the medicinal water for vitality and as a result, the Yao people seldom fall ill.
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Joyre TCMedi Spa Therapy | 45 mins
Joyre is the first TCM Spa in Singapore to specialize in the Ancient Herbs Bath inherited from the Yao ethnic people. The Joyre TCMedi Spa Therapy (also known as the Ancient Herbs Bath) contains 50 different types of Chinese herbs.
The TCM herbal bath not only helps to stimulate blood circulation, detoxification, relaxation of muscles and joints, it also relieves fatigue and eliminates dampness from the body.
Mothers who deliver via natural birth can do the TCM Spa 3 days after child birth whereas for C-section, you’ll need to wait for total recovery from the surgery first.
The temperature of the TCM herbal bath is set around 41 degrees and if you do not find it hot enough or too hot, the therapist will scoop hot herbal water from the rice cooker (next to the tub) or pour in some water to adjust the temperature.
Personally, I am quite used to going to spas and Onsen in Japan and Korea during my travels and really believe in the health benefits of hot springs and medicinal baths and thus I do not find the herbal bath too hot for me.
The therapist told me that there are some people who could not get used to the heat and will feel slightly dizzy. Thus, the therapist would prepare a pot of hot herbal tea consisting of red dates, longans, wolfberries and brown sugar, to help boost energy levels and immunity.
I stepped out of the medicinal bath 3 times for a quick breather before going back into the tub again (I was wearing a set of disposable bra and underwear in case you are wondering).
People who suffer from high blood pressure are not recommended to try this treatment.
In general, this treatment targets all the organs in your body, thus regular treatments can help to cleanse and detoxify the body and promote good health.
I was feeling quite lethargic before the treatment as I had been staying up till 1.30 am every night for as long as I could remember to write my articles but after experiencing this TCM herbal bath spa treatment, I felt totally rejuvenated and in jolly high spirits! 🙂
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