Ganban'yoku – what is it?

Ganban’yoku  is a Japanese term for rock sauna. For over 1000 years Ganban’yoku has been using the amazing effects of volcanic minerals to combat many health problems. According to Wellness & Spa specialists, it is one of the five most interesting holistic medicine treatments in the world.

Ganban’yoku is a unique volcanic sauna with great rejuvenating and regenerative properties. Its uniqueness is based on the use of original slabs of black silica, rich in crystalline minerals, which when heated to a comfortable temperature of 40–45°C have the ability to emit therapeutic infrared radiation, so called deep infrared or deep heat.

The sessions have analgesic, anti-rheumatic, relaxing, anti-depressant anti-inflammatory effects. Through the contact with the skin the volcanic mineral transfers regenerative and healing rays to the body three times faster and more effectively than the classic sauna. The radiation of the sauna penetrates the body to a depth of 3–5 cm, stimulating and activating many changes at the cellular level.
No other sauna in the world has such a therapeutic effect. During the treatment, the volcanic stone emits negative ions, so called “vitamins of the air”, which we breathe in and inhale our body in a natural way to increase immunity and vitality.



There are only a few places in the world where volcanic rock with black silica is mined: India, Japan, Iceland, Kamchatka

Silica from the cleanest island in the world – Iceland is used for production of our sauna. The extracted magma rock has the highest content of silica and minerals, which ensures the best infrared radiation and health promoting effects.

Ganban'yoku sessions – price list

60 minutes – 60 zł
120 minutes -100 zł


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Ganban'yoku – application areas


Heat from the stone penetrates deep into the body, resulting in relaxation of muscles, opening of pores, and release of toxins. You feel very pleasant warmth, but not heat. The treatment stimulates blood circulation and accelerates the metabolism without accelerating the heart rhythm. The infrared radiation emitted from the volcanic magma penetrates the body 3 times deeper than the heat from conventional saunas. There is neither excessive sweating and unpleasant smell, so characteristic of saunas, nor a warm sensation that makes breathing difficult.


Ganban’yoku perfectly cleanses toxins from the body and has a rejuvenating effect. The treatment is considered to be one of the most effective ways of detoxifying the body from heavy metals and other harmful substances (mercury, aluminium, ammonia, nicotine and sulphuric acid). Japanese doctors describe the type of sweat secreted during the treatment as “natural balm” having the character of cosmetic sebum with strong bactericidal properties. It moisturises, rejuvenates, improves tension and firmness, as well as regenerates the epidermis rapidly. The sessions have rejuvenating and regenerating effects. The skin regains its colour, wrinkles are smoothed out, and wounds are healed. The antiseptic effect of the volcanic rock significantly alleviates many skin, epidermis and hair ailments. After a visit to the Ganban’yoku sauna you will feel general relaxation of the body and a distinct improvement in the condition of the body and face skin. Hair becomes more shiny.

The infrared radiation from silica widens the veins and increases blood circulation. A better blood circulation increases the amount of oxygen reaching the damaged cells and thus accelerates the process of healing. Infrared energy has a beneficial influence on the cardiovascular system and respiratory system, water- mineral balance, secretory function of kidneys and many other glands. In addition, it reduces muscle tension, nerve excitability and receptor sensitivity and thus has a calming and analgesic effect and significantly accelerates metabolism.

Course of the session

  • The course of Ganban'yoku session:

    – Lie down in our bathrobe directly on the stone block, with the head placed on a towel.
    – From time to time, change position – on the back, side and stomach.
    – Drink during and after the session. Water is freely available
    – In order to fully benefit from the sauna, do not take a shower for up to 3 hours after the session. Dry the body with a towel
    – If you have a moment, we invite you to the reception area for tea.


  • Cleansing the body of toxins and heavy metals
  • Regeneration, moisturising of the epidermis
  • Inhalation with negative ions (vitamins from the air)
  • Slimming and body shaping
  • Rejuvenation, bactericidal effect
  • Treatment of skin diseases
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Loss of 800–1200 kcal during one treatment
  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Treatment of insomnia
  • Anti-ageing rejuvenating effect


  • Prevention and alleviation of health problems
  • Increased immunity
  • Strengthening the blood supply and blood circulation
  • Reduction of rheumatism, arthritis
  • Reduction of pain in the back, joints and muscles
  • Therapeutic effects in diseases of the musculoskeletal system
  • Pain relief
  • Improving blood supply and regeneration
  • trengthening the body and condition
  • Protection against injuries
  • Balancing oxygen levels in muscles
  • Reduction of lactic acid
  • Inhalation with negative ions (vitamins from the air)
  • Stretching