Delray Beach, FL
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Tea & Toes: Garden Hydro-therapy~Japanese Style
"Craftily hidden in plain site" while nestled next to the Taru Garden, the Holistic Health Qtr of Delray Beach features an array of truly organic wellness services. A highlight being the garden ashiyu (onsen-style Japanese footspa) at the Balance Point next to Shaffer's Tea House at Rectory Park, 14-200 Historic S. Swinton Ave Visitors can order-up a "tea & toes sultry soak" from the nearby artisan bakery & tea room, before heading off to enjoy the sites of this "artistic hub" of Palm Bch County (along the SE coast of FL). P.S. ~ Onsen Ashiyu Origins: The usual form of footbath (ashiyu), which is commonly done in resorts or hot spas (Onsen) originated from a Japanese legend that occurred about 2000 years ago. It was narrated by a group of afflicted people and monks who made pilgrimage. One evening during that time, in a deep mountain, the group looked around to find a place to rest their exhausted bodies. They saw a hot spring streaming out of the rock where they decided to make their shanty for the night. Before sleeping, they placed their feet into the hot stream to relieve their fatigue. When they woke up the next morning, they noticed they felt healthier than ever before. This occurrence of miraculous healing power spread around from villages to villages. Thousands of people followed the same route of pilgrimage, and some doctors found foot bathing promotes symptom relief and healing. From then on, the term "footbath" or "Ashiyu" in Japanese was born.
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