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The treatment of diseases, injuries, and other physical ailments with baths and bathing, esp. in natural mineral waters.

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Getting Wet: Adventures in the Japanese Bath


Who would have thought there was a science behind the absorption of minerals through the skin and the effects of hot waters? Well, you may not need to quantify everything behind a bath if you’re just looking for an occasional soak, but this is an interesting read. Japanese onsen.