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Detoxification, unblocking clogged bodily flows, and restoring the balance of bodily systems.

The word lava has a double meaning. We know lava refers to volcanic molten rock; lava, from the Latin means to wash, bathe, or cleanse. Bene is also derived from the Latin and means good. LavaBene is then, in other words, a beneficial stone bath.

They are a tourmaline, which is a volcanic stone with high levels of negative ions and far-infrared ray found only in Japan. 708 is the number given to this mine by the Japan government.

Yes.

It has been successfully used for almost 20 years in China and Taiwan, but ours is the first – and only – spa of its kind in the entire United States. It is patented in Taiwan and China and patent-pending in the United States.

1. One can get an optional therapeutic or traditional massage to start with. Or one can go straight to the spa.

2. Then the guest steps into a single-person private spa for the LavaBene session.

3. Afterwards, one can relax in our lounge for cleansing and rejuvenation to continue, or have an optional traditional massage, as one chooses.

Because in this day and age toxins and chemicals are unavoidable and they accumulate in our bodies. Blockages accumulate in our bodily systems whether we are aware of them or not. One of the better known example of blockage would be our blood vessels – where blockage leads to high blood pressure, stroke, or other problems. But there are many more possible blockages. And we are exposed to increasing amount of stress and oxidizing agents.

Far-infrared ray (FIR) heats the inside of the body directly. This improves blood circulation as well as causes a deep sweat that is the key to deep detoxification. Less discernible but no less important, are the negative ions that penetrate deep into the body. They act as antioxidants, rejuvenate cellular repair, and help to restore the balance of bodily systems. Together, FIR, which improves blood circulation, and negative ions, which act as antioxidants and rejuvenate cellular repair, work to unblock clogs in bodily flows.

A therapeutic massage can diagnose problems in the body. It also helps to loosen any tightness and blockages so your bodily systems can flow better during the LavaBene session. A traditional massage afterwards serves to further the relaxation and enjoyment.

For privacy, because one de-robes before entering the spa.

There is a lounge, a massage room, a private room, a steam room and a locker room which includes showers.

Detoxifying (pai), unblocking clogs (yang) and restoring balance (tiao) are very much Chinese health concepts. Heat treatment has been used in China for a long time. Taking hot baths is part of the culture of many Chinese and can signify cleansing and renewal.

They can be numerous. The Testimonials Page lists many of the conditions users have found LavaBene to be effective for, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, gout, headaches, insomnia, constipation, metabolic disorders and more. But generally, as has been previously stated, detoxification, unblocking clogs in bodily flows, and restoring the balance of bodily systems, are the expected benefits.

You can see and feel results immediately. We have a Sweat Chart (at the top of this page) that shows sweat color versus conditions one may be having.

Anyone can, barring a few exceptional circumstances such as pregnancy or right after drug or excessive alcohol use. Our waiver form has a complete listing.

Steam heats the 708 rock pieces that line the vessel, and the rock pieces “do their magic” after sufficient heating (by emitting FIR and negative ions).

The Natural Deep Detox difference

get healthy • stay young • live a full life

There are no known side effects, and that is a significant strength of our system.

It is, but with important differences. It does not feel at all suffocating.  And the body is not sweating to fight external heat. It sweats deeply in response to deep heating  which is the key to deep detoxification. There is no uncomfortable suffocating or fatiguing heat.

Because we intend to brighten people’s outlook by helping them “get healthy, stay young  and  live a full life”.

Perhaps like the beach, feeling warm and bright. (But NO harmful ultraviolet light!)

Comforted, relaxed, refreshed, rejuvenated, energized, and cleansed.

As mentioned above, because in this day and age toxins and chemicals are unavoidable and they accumulate in our body, blockages accumulate in our bodily systems whether we are aware of them or not, and we are exposed to increasing amount of stress and oxidizing agents.

The sooner the better. We have members from 3 years to 92 years old! However, it would be advisable to rest and relax afterwards, especially for those who may be sickly.

For a healthy person to stay in shape, people have found one to two times a week to be ideal. For those with health issues, they typically come 3 to 5 days in a row; then rest for a few days; and repeat the session for several sequences depending on their progress and condition.

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