I have been wanting to go to the Korean Spa FOREVER! I finally got to go for my 43rd Birthday! Yes I know that was at the beginning of the year and I went in September but hey that’s just what happens. I went with one of my dear friends who is always up for an adventure.
JeJu Spa is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You pay a $25 entrance fee, are given Korean PJ’s (basically a tshirt and shorts) and you can use the 9 different treatment saunas, the pool and the saunas and hot tubs in the locker rooms all for the entrance fee!
The spa is super clean and well designed. You have 9 different sauna rooms to choose from in the co-ed section (everyone is wearing their Korean PJ’s). So the hardest thing for most Americans to get past is that there are no chairs, benches or lounge chairs; you are simply sitting on the floor. They have mats and these block things for head rests. I don’t mind sitting on the floor or you can just lay down in savasana.
I love to have services done so I had a Full Body Shampoo – oh if I could have taken pictures! That was hilarious. This service takes place in the ladies locker room. Women work on women and in the Men’s locker room there are only male attendants. In the locker room everyone is pretty much in their birthday suit. You need to shower (you have 2 options: traditional standup Western shower or Asian style sitting down). And you have to soak in the Hot, Warm, or Cold tubs before your service.
Then you enter the “zone”! There are 6 or 8 tables and those ladies worked nonstop while we were there. They for sure work you from head to toe and trust me they “miss” nothing! I thought I was going to slide right off the table several times. I kept giggling. My lady was super nice. So basically you get soaped up, exfoliated (the amount of dead skin that came off my body was just gross!), rinsed, oiled, massaged and then I got a facial treatment mask and then she did a head shampoo and massage.
I think the whole service was close to 2 hours. I felt like a marshmallow afterwards.
A one hour Chinese Foot Massage was also on the agenda! I love having my feet worked on. I stand all day long, dance in heels, walk barefoot a lot, and just walk really heavy. So I never pass up an opportunity for a foot massage. This is in the coed section so everyone has their PJs on in this room! If you have never had a Chinese Foot Massage done before, it is basically a 20 minute soak and then they work on your feet for 20 minutes on each side. It also includes massage up to your groin basically (you have clothes on so don’t freak out) and then shoulder and scalp, sometimes upper back. It is heavenly.
One of the things I have been wanting to try is an Herbal Steam Bath for your lady bits! This is supposedly great for the health of your vajayjay area. They use 19 different herbs and spices.
Basically you sit on a wooden chair with a large cut out. There is a warmer under the chair where the technician places the bowl with hot water. There is also the magical ingredient – Salt.
According to the ladies that were sitting beside me, this is what helps shrink your “bits” up a little! They were big believers. You are wearing this pink shower curtain-like cloak to keep the steam in and man does it get steamy in there! The aromas coming from the herbs and spices are heavenly. You are steaming for about 30 minutes I think, watching some kind of ridiculous show on TV. I would have rather had a quiet place to have this service done to just relax and enjoy the aromas.
There were also massage treatments, but that creeped me out a little because those are in the co-ed room and you are pretty much back in your birthday suit and nothing to really cover up with. Not really my cup of tea (and I also thought it was the more expensive of the services).
Loved the look of the food area, again this is Asian style so you are sitting on the floor with your low table. They had some yummy Korean food–we had some kind of hot soup that really hit the spot, some ginger tea, and a fruit plate that was super yummy. All very affordable and healthy. They also had smoothies and juices. The kitchen is not open 24/7 but it is open most of the time. I think maybe closed from 2am until 6/7am.
JeJu Spa is totally worth the trip to Atlanta! Feel free to spend the night there or Uber it from a near by hotel. Better than having to drive because you will really just be out of it after your services. It is a super busy place so if you can go during the week it is better than on the weekend or during holidays.
We also went to a great place right down the road for Korean BBQ, buffet style. That blog post is coming soon!
Want to try it out for yourself?
JeJu Sauna – http://jejusauna.com/
3555 Gwinnett Place Drive
Duluth, GA 30096
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I did not receive any compensation or free services for this review. I wanted to check out a Korean Spa and so I did! All opinions are my own.