What you'll do
Sure, visiting as many places as posisible is important when we travel. However, I am probably not the only one who have such experience like passing out right after arriving at the hotel room and waking up exhausted the next day. If you said yes, this experience is for you! The massage is tailored made to your condition integrating the methods of Swedish massage, French drainage +more. The long strokes and generous use of oil is very calming to the mind. It is perfect to reverse your physical fatigue and find serenity in the midst of your busy trip. OKYU is a form of traditional heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa(dried mugwort leaves)" are burned on the skin. Its health benefits varies from immunity boost, protection against cold, pain relief, to easing digestive problems. You will learn how to make and apply so you can practice back home to yourself and to your loved ones. The workshop is supervised by a practitioner licensed by the Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. Check in〜Change to Yukata〜Foot bath/ Consultation overlooking the garden〜Oil massage（60min.)〜OKYU workshop〜Organic tea&snack Extra fun to attend with your special one!
Hi! I am a Kyoto-based therapist and yoga teacher. I was raised by Taiwanese parents in Tokyo and have spent some time in Boston, Hawaii and Shanghai. I put together a unique package in which you can enjoy super relaxing full body oil massage and DIY moxibustion（Okyu-Asian traditional heat therapy using natural herbs）workshop. I love singing, traveling and meeting people across the world. I look forward to guiding you through this rejuvenating time-out from your hectic sightseeing schedule. I speak Japanese, English and Mandarin Chinese.
Materials for moxibustion Some dried mugworts for you to take home :)
Where you'll be
You will be at the private Machiya spa（WHOLE TREAT Dayspa KYOTO）throughout the experience. Located in a peaceful neighborhood in Nishijin, the house reserves the traditional layout and you will feel as if you did time travel back to Showa era. The house is decorated with beautiful art pieces carefully selected by a famous Japanese art director, Shigeo Goto and the garden is also looked after by him. Easy access from Kyoto station by bus(30min.)
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Welcome to your secret oasis in Kyoto. Please feel free to ask any questions!
Oil massage + OKYU workshop in Machiya