Treat Yo Self: Pt. 1 – Dez’s Day at the Korean Spa

All I need in this life of sin is… a spa I get scrubbed in.

Yes, I do, in fact, realize that you didn’t see that coming, but it’s cool.

Anyway, since we’ve been out here talking about self care, I want to talk to you about an amazing day I recently had at this amazing little place called Imperial Spa. It’s a quaint little Korean Spa (K-spa) located in Orange County, California (SHOUTOUT) and it’s one of my favorite places … ever. (Y’all hear me talking about K-spas all the time, so…)

Whether you live in California or not, you’ll be able to glean quite a bit of information from this post. But before I delve into my amazing day, please be aware (disclaimer alert) that I am totally, completely and shamefully telling you to stop going to other spas until you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing all that a K-spa has to offer.

Alright, here goes … everything.

Speaking of Everything Going, Let’s Start With Your Clothes

The best part of the Korean spa experience is being butt-ass nekkid. Yes, I said nekkid. When you enter the Korean spa, you have a few options, you can throw on the scrub-like uniform/jammies they provide to you and head to the co-ed rooms (after showering, of course), or, you can get butthole-nekkid and enter the bathhouse.

Son, you’ll want to enter the bathhouse. It’s the best part.

You can literally spend hours in the shower, scrub-a-dub-dubbing. And after you’re done, you can go sit in wet and dry saunas, as well as hot tubs, cold tubs and errthang else that detoxes and makes you wet.

But Wait, There’s More

There’s also a dry, co-ed section. Now, I’m not completely sure what’s available near you, as I’ve only been to a few, but I do know that most K-spas have salt, jade, ice, clay and a variety of other rooms available. You share these rooms with men, and they’re perfect if you’re there with a friend, but they have nothing on the bathhouse section of the spa.

There’s Also Food, Homie

I love Korean food. Like, I literally love it all. Kimchi gives me life, Korean BBQ is amazing, and Bibimbap is everything. So, imagine having an orgasmic spa experience and walking out to the lobby to find delicious ass food? At every K-spa I’ve ever been to, there’s been relatively authentic Korean food up for grabs. It’s pricier than you’d get outside of the spa, but hey, you pay for convenience.

I know this sounds dope, but don’t even trip. There’s more where that came from. Stay tuned for part two where I talk about the best thing you can do for your skin – the Korean Body Scrub.

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