Spa Story: The Pearl’s Ultimate Guide to Relax, Rejuvenate & Restore
New Year, New You! It’s time to relax, rejuvenate and restore for 2024. Good news for our residents, The Pearl is at the epicenter of some of the best Korean spas in the US. Korean spas generally offer many of the same treatments as their Western counterparts, along with Eastern traditions such as Korean scrubs, Red Mud Room, and Jade Room Sauna. Korean spas have separate men’s and women’s facilities, but the heart of the spa is the Jimjilbang, a common co-ed area where families and friends can gather to get pampered together.
Beverly Hot Springs 308 N Oxford Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004
A beloved mainstay of the Koreatown spa scene for decades, Beverly Hot Springs is the only natural hot springs in Los Angeles. According to a chemical analysis made in 1931, the alkaline water, which flows from a natural artesian well 2,200 feet below the Earth’s surface, contains an apothecary’s treasure trove of therapeutic minerals. Split on two levels separating men’s and women’s facilities, this urban oasis lures you into a zen vibe complete with Buddhist motifs, a soothing man-made rock waterfall, lush orchid ornamentation, and a huge satori-inducing soaking pool.
Crystal Spa 3500 W 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90020
Crystal Spa presents a wonderland of traditional spa experiences to aid your journey into well-being. Kick back in the Red Mud Room, where you can revitalize with 100% Korean mud from the famous Chungchoong Jincheon region. Banish stress in the Himalayan Salt Room, made with all-natural pink salt said to have incredible health benefits. Or try the Charcoal Room, where negative ions released from the charcoal purify the air and consume harmful agents in the environment. Enter the refreshing Cool Down Room after a steamy soak. An Aveda Concept Spa, Crystal Spa also offers complete skin and body care.
Wi Spa 2700 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057
Come for a soak–ancient Korean style, and stay for a treatment. Wi Spa’s extensive spa services include buff and seaweed massage, acupressure, body scrub, facials, and mani/pedis. Distinctively designed men’s and women’s floors offer hot and cold tubs, dry and steam saunas, treatment stations, showers, and beauty and grooming areas. Explore the five Signature Sauna Rooms: Bulgama (thermotherapy), Salt Sauna, Clay Sauna, Jade Room (made of jade with sodium and minerals in the walls), and Ice Sauna, your final stop after a day at the spa. Bring your friends and family to the jimjilbang on the co-ed floor, or visit the restaurant, fitness center, and rooftop terrace.
Hugh Spa 1101 S Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90006
Hugh Spa is a Korean day spa for women designed to help you obtain health and beauty by all natural means. Inspired by the Korean word hyu-ga, which means to ‘take a break and throw all your troubles out the door,’ Hugh Spa focuses on just that. Hugh Spa is a detox sanctuary, offering a variety of special amenities and services to satisfy your every detox need, such as their signature body scrubs to exfoliate impurities away or the healing Infrared Magnet Room. Although the day spa is only for women, men are more than welcome to enjoy world class massage, waxing and skin care.
Century Day & Night Spa 4120 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
Century Day and Night Spa is a traditional Korean Spa with a modern twist. Amenities include both a men’s and woman’s spa, Jim Jil Bang (a co-ed Spa experience), facials, massage, body scrubs, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and a driving range. Whether you’re looking for a quick escape for a few hours or a day at the spa with your friends, you’ll find services and facilities to accommodate your every need.
Olympic Spa 3915 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
Olympic Spa is a women-only Korean spa and sanctuary in the heart of LA, offering a fusion of East and West for skincare and treatment of stress, fatigue, and pain. From Sedona red clay saunas to mineral water soaks and sugar scrubs, their mission is to help you take care of your skin, mind, and body. An essential part of the Korean spa experience is the idea that the body cannot heal if it cannot relax. Their saltwater, mineral water, and cold water pools will awaken the healing properties of your body, helping to alleviate stress, boost your mood, and promote long-lasting tranquility.
Spa Palace 620 S Union Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017
Spa Palace is more than just a relaxing destination – it’s a journey of well-being that provides an escape from all aspects of daily life. Enjoy rejuvenating body treatments, energizing massage, nourishing facials, and the pure luxury of a professional spa experience. Treatments include seaweed wrap, body scrub, milk & honey nourishing, aromatherapy, and an array of massages, including their signature Couple Escape Suite Experience. Due to the popularity of the Spa, they recommend that you schedule your appointment two weeks in advance to ensure the time and treatment of your choice.
Aroma Spa & Sports 3680 Wilshire Blvd B-02, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Aroma Spa & Sports offers personalized massage and spa treatments in an elegant, welcoming setting. Bask in a selection of sauna styles and temperature options: Steam, Dry, Clay, Jade, Korean Medicinal Healing Stone, and Thermo-infrared ray, plus hot, temperate and cold pools and tubs. Perfect your fitness regimen with their modern workout stations, including advanced personal fitness trainers, group yoga, dance and aerobics classes. Other amenities include a Jr. Olympic-size indoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art, four-level, semi-indoor golf driving range.
Spa LA 3442 Wilshire Blvd #100, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Spa LA is a day spa for women offering a premium detox experience for better immunity, wellness, and beauty. Body treatments include everything from Korean style scrubs to detox V-steams to luxurious body treatments. Korean body scrubs are physical exfoliants using Italian towels, which effectively scrub away built-up dead skin cells, revealing a new layer of glowing, baby smooth skin. These scrubs combine the best of both Eastern and Western massage techniques, integrating soothing, brightening, tightening, and moisturizing ingredients and organic products.
Photo #1: Beverly Hot Springs
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Photo #3: Crystal Spa
Photo #4: Wi Spa
Photo #5: Hugh Spa
Photo #6: Century Day & Night Spa
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Photo #8: Spa Palace
Photo #9: Aroma Spa & Sports
Photo #10: Spa LA