The Korean Spa Experience

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The Korean Spa Experience

Gaby T

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From the first time I walked into my local Korean Spa I knew that it was something special. As you first walk through the doors, you are asked to take off your shoes and soak in the various pools (hot, ice, regular, steaming, ice with jets) and then enter the main area. However, before you get there you might be shocked at what you see. Tens of naked woman walking freely, doing their makeup, showering, watching TV and just relaxing in the nude. For South Koreans, saunas and spas aren’t just for special occasions, there a place to meet, socialize and relax. The sauna in Korean culture is used for health, energy, healing therapy and several other positive benefits. In addition to the pools, they also have a wet sauna and a dry sauna, and specific to the spa I go to they also offer five other sauna rooms that are coed. These rooms of relaxation include, the red clay room, ice room, fire room, forest room, and the salt room. After trying them all my favorite had to be the ice room, basically an indoor igloo. After being soaking in sweat and the heat of the other saunas going to the ice room is the best addition to the experience. Overall with all of its benefits I encourage everyone to try this blissful experience.

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