Before you take a bath, be sure to wash yourself all over in the washing area so you're nice and clean.
Make sure you rinse all the soap lather off, too.
* Please sit down when you use the shower.
Gently douse yourself with warm water (a practice called "kake-yu") from your feet to your waist and from your fingertips to your shoulders and chest (in other words, from far to near), to get your body used to the water temperature.
Finally, pour some over your head, too. This can help prevent hot flushes and dizziness when you stand up.
Get into the bathtub gently, at first lowering yourself into the water only up to your solar plexus and taking a half-body bath to get your body used to it.
This will prevent the temperature of the hot spring and the water pressure from placing a sudden strain on the body.
Once you've warmed yourself up, it's a good idea to move your limbs a bit.
Don't stay in the bath for too long.
The best time to get out is around when your forehead and the tip of your nose have begun to sweat.
You shouldn't stay in so long that you end up dripping with sweat with your heart throbbing.
Medicinal components in the water will get washed off in the shower, and their effects will be reduced.
If your skin is sensitive and easily irritated, please do rinse yourself off with fresh water.
Gently wipe yourself down before you go back to the dressing room.
Your body will have lost water through sweating.
A lot your body's energy will get used up while you're taking a bath.
Your blood pressure will also change, so it's important to rest for at least 30 minutes, until your body has stabilized again.
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