Japanese Bath

Shiatsu is a Japanese style acupressure massage of the major acupuncture channels of the body. It is very helpful in removing stagnation or blocks and helping to restore the smooth flow of chi or life energy through the body. It is rooted in Chinese Medicine which treats the body, mind and spirit as one integrated whole. The most frequent comment we get from our clients is that they feel renewed and much more energized following the treatment.

Shiatsu Rincon Japanese Bath

Photo by Suzy Godsey


We have a private room with a Japanese bath in a garden setting.

The Japanese bath is based on the age old ritual of rinsing with buckets of water to wash away the day’s accumulations followed by a hot soak in the tub to further purify and renew body, mind and spirit.

The Greek author of Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazanzakis, wrote this after his first Japanese bath:

I feel unsurpassed happiness. I put on the kimono…. I have overcome impatience, nervousness, haste. I enjoy every single second of these simple moments I spend. Happiness, I think, is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it.”

Shiatsu Rincon Ojai Spa Accupuncture Chinese Medicine


  • Japanese Bath with 60 minute shiatsu massage $90
  • Japanese Bath with 90 minute shiatsu massage $120
  • Accupuncture $65

We offer discounts to teachers and students.