There are places and spaces that demand you relax. If we’re honest, usually they’re spots where you’re barred from having your phone. Capybara Bathing is one such spot. As you step over the Commonwealth Street threshold, your shoulders drop, your jaw unclenches. You’re here to really relax.

Navigating the space is fluid. Groups of up to four arrive every 15 minutes and scatter throughout the space, which maxes out at 20 guests for a 90-minute session. After a cleansing shower, you can sweat in out in the hot-stone sauna or steam room, then soak in the large heated ice-blue magnesium bath before a refreshing dip in the two-person cold plunge. There are also heated lounge and ice scrub areas.

Among Capybara’s six owners there are four architects and a ceramicist, so the space is as design-forward as you’d expect. The sento and onsen of Japan, Russian banya and Moroccan hammam, as well as Mayan temazcal, Jewish mikveh and Korean jjimjilbang were all looked to when conceptualising the beautiful space.

Accessibility is also a major focus at Caoybara – low-sensory sessions are available, and the team has capacity to provide a support person, free of charge. The team's inbox is also open for special accessibility requests.

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Updated: May 6th, 2024

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