This Spa In Japan Will Exorcise Your Dog’s Bad Spirits

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

August 1, 2016

No, it’s not the premise for the next animal supernatural horror film like Pet Sematary, or Cujo, or a new version of The Exorcist movie.

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It’s an actual spa package in Japan’s D+Kirishima spa that brings in a Shinto priest to exorcise dogs of their bad spirits and to pray for their future health.

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The BBC describes Shinto as a Japanese devotion to invisible spiritual beings and to various rituals.

The spa service is suggested for older canines in their “unlucky health years,” added Toronto Sun.

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According to New York Post, the service lasts for 30 minutes and it will cost dogs owners $430.


But the price tag also includes a room for two people, their dog, breakfast and dinner.

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In this particular spa service, the Shinto priest conducts the ceremonial blessing at the hotel’s Shingariyu shrine in the morning, as reported by The Dog’s Life.

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“Seven-year-old, 10-year-old, and 13-year-old dogs need to be careful of their health, as it’s easier in those years for them to get diseases of aging,” the spa apparently told the NY Post.

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Honestly, I could think of worse ways to spend my money. 🙂

Featured image via Flickr/Keith Bacongco

H/t to Toronto Sun

SOURCES: Toronto Sun, NY Post, This Dog’s Life, BBC, D+Kirishima

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

August 1, 2016