An indulgent Japanese day spa called Healing Stone has just opened in Brisbane on level 21 of the city’s 5-star Emporium Hotel, welcoming both in-house guests and locals.

A first for the area, the spa will offer Ganbanyoku, a hot rock sauna from Japan, offering a “more therapeutic and gentler experience than traditional saunas”.

Guests recline on beds lined in fabric over Himalayan rock salt, evoking a sense of calm and relaxation

Ganbanyoku is said to boost the immune system, detoxify the body, reduce stiffness and help promote clear skin and the production of collagen.

The spa will also have massage treatments including shiatsu, relaxation oil massage, reflexology, acupoint for head, face, neck and shoulders and remedial treatments.

All services can be followed by Ganbanyoku to deepen the state of relaxation.

The spa is fit out with black timber cladding and bluestone paving, with the massage rooms featuring backlit bamboo feature walls and traditional grass weave fabric.

The Ganbanyoku room itself has a backlit pink Himalayan salt wall and heated rock salt bedding.

General Manager Charles Martin said that the Healing Stone day will offer “bespoke and sophisticated wellness retreat for guests, residents and visitors alike to Emporium Hotel South Bank and is the perfect addition to our Exquisite Experiences”.

Healing Stone also offers double treatment rooms to allow guests to share their revitalisation with friends and loved ones.

Emporium Hotel South Bank will soon launch a series of bespoke packages, which will be listed on the hotel website,

The Healing Stone Day Spa will be open seven days a week.