Annyeong Sauna! The Korean Spa ExperienceOctober 11, 2017 / byHealthier Societies / Categories : Lifestyle
Going to the spa is one of the best ways to unwind after a stressful week. It is also how most people pamper or reward ourselves after working hard. If you want a different spa experience, a Korean spa and sauna is something is a must-try.
What To Expect In A Korean Spa And Sauna
A traditional korean sauna is called a jjimjilbang and it is entirely different from a western sauna. It is not like those typical wooden sauna rooms with seats. A jjimjilbang’s structure is designed like a cave and it has a low opening. It is filled with small stones and there are mats where you can lie down while relaxing. This is how it has been done in Korea for the past 500 years.
Be ready because everyone walks around naked so you must not be conscious. Before you get in the hot tubs or cold pools you must first take a shower and get in the water completely naked. Then you will lay on a table to get a full Korean body scrub and a massage.
Benefits Of A Korean Spa
Going to a Korean spa is not just for pampering yourself but it also has some benefits. Apart from its number one perk of relieving your stress, it also does wonders to your skin. Some of their heated rooms are made from ancient salt rocks or pine salts. Salt rocks combined with the heat are helpful in healing and rejuvenating your skin.
While pine salt is good for anti-aging, eliminating bad toxins from your bloodstream and for skin purifying. You can also get a facial and a full body scrub to make your skin even softer. Staying in the sauna also eases muscle pains. The heat helps reduce inflammation and improve the circulation of blood.
So head over to the nearest Korean spa and see why people rave about it. You can invite a friend or just go alone, either way you will surely have a great time!