I’ve known about Kabuki Springs and Spa for years but finally enjoyed the relaxing experience. I invited my niece Leah, a Kabuki regular, to be my guide. They offer a full menu of body treatments but we were there for the Japanese style communal bathing.
The spa is beautifully designed with rich colors, soft lighting, lots of natural surfaces and elegant sculptures tucked in various corners and niches.
We hadn’t been able to get a reservation but Leah suggested we plan on putting our names on the waiting list. Since the spa is at one end of Japantown, once you leave your phone number at the front desk, you can go strolling through shops until they text you. We spent a very pleasurable half hour at a stationary shop before returning to Kabuki.
The facilities include bathing areas, showers, a hot pool, cold plunge, sauna, and steam room. We were there for one of the women-only, swimsuits-optional days. Various-sized towels, body polishing sea salts, tea, and aromatic drinking water are all complementary.
The spa offers a wide variety of their massage oils, shampoos, soaps and other potions for sale and I was tempted by the cucumber body lotion but since Rem hates cucumbers I decided to skip it.
Signs encouraging us to disconnect from our devices and to use only whispered conversation where easy to follow. The hushed atmosphere added to our relaxation, and our biggest decision was between cucumber and lemon water, and whether to take a sauna before or after the steam room.
We were both deeply relaxed by the end of our communal bathing experience.
And we were leaving, Leah pointed out this collection of small polished stones set out for us to choose one to remind us how we felt when we departed. We both chose a rock, and I think I’ll be back.
Thanks for stopping by.