It's the next big thing. The French have been raving about it, and the Japanese have been using the principles behind it for years... Now let us at it!
The Iyashi Dome is a wooden bed with a black carbon "dome" that fits snugly over the top. Whilst your head remains in the fragrant air of the treatment room, your body is cocooned inside the ceramic dome. The dome gently heats up, emitting "far-infrared rays".
The bottom line? The idea is to get you sweating!
What's the hype?
It is claimed that in 30 minutes the Iyashi Dome can make you sweat as if you'd run 20k. In the process, you're losing superficial weight and the clever dome will "break down fats including cholesterol and accumulated toxins". The makers also claim you'll burn up to 600 kilocalories in 30 minutes; they even say that the whole process will "reduce cellulite and help the anti-ageing effects". Wowzer.
You can try the Iyashi Dome for yourself at one of our favourite spas: Aquarias Spa at Whatley Manor in Wiltshire.
17th March 2014
Minimalist lines; organic products; facial massage; tranquillity; interesting people-watching.
Discarded towels on loungers; steam rooms that aren't steamy; mobile phones.
Behind the scenes