Above the mineral bath in Hikari Onsen a plaque explains the health benefits that can derived from bathing here. The benefits translate as follows:
- The blood flow increases by up to 1.5 times regular flow.
- Induces metabolism which accelerates the reduction of lactic acid and sore muscles.
- To ease the burden on the heart during bathing.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- The carbon dioxide is absorbed through the skin and increases the oxygen in the body.
- The body’s blood becomes alkaline, which has a positive cosmetic effect and increases the smoothness of the skin.
- Opens up the capillaries, benefiting circulation and has a positive effect on children who have trouble sleeping.
- Works well against stiffness and back pain.
- Provides extra insulation against getting cold (3 times the usual insulation).
- Carbonate springs are help to prevent arteriosclerosis and heart attacks in many Eastern European countries and has been known since ancient times.
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