Category : Beauty
The Japanese love their hot baths, and such are the health giving properties of soaking up to your neck in a communal tub, chatting and relaxing, that heavily subsidised public bath houses are still found in most neighbourhoods.
For those who prefer to bathe in privacy, or who fancy spicing up their dip with bubbles and salts, there are countless exciting products on sale.
Amongst them I found this, a sachet of ‘hot’ salts which promised a 20 minute soak that was as good for you as 2 hours of strenuous exercise.
Daughter #2, fresh off a 12 hour plane ride and keen to feel better without actually working for it, volunteered to give these a try. Perhaps she should have left it a day or two longer, because a combination of exhaustion, jet lag, and the unaccustomed experience of spending time in hot water in an already steamy climate, left her fit for nothing but 16 hours asleep…