Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has launched a new spa body treatment, Totally Tokyo Five Journeys from Nihonbashi.
Available at the sky-high Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, the treatment has been inspired by the hotel’s location in the Nihonbashi district, the historical heart of Edo.
During the Edo period (1603-1868), Nihonbashi was the starting point of five routes, known as Gokaidō, which connected the capital with the outer provinces.
Totally Tokyo Five Journeys from Nihonbashi uses five classic Japanese ingredients to stimulate the five senses: pine, bamboo, plum, green tea and rice hulls.
All are designed to restore a sense of calm and clarity to both body and mind.
The treatment begins with a relaxing foot ritual, using pine oil to calm the mind with its fragrant scent, followed by a plum salt foot scrub.
Next, rice hulls are applied to warm the body during a full body shiatsu-style massage that releases muscle tension and aids relaxation.
A fresh plum juice drink completes the experience.