We're saying Aaaaaah at the Spaaaaa after all that holiday crazies, cooking and cleaning!! Time to rest, relax and rejuvenate for the new year... For $45 (or $41.50 if we all get there at the same time - group discount) we'll get to spend the day at SPA CASTLE, five stories high and 100,000 square feet of luxurious serenity on Saturday January 5th starting at 12 noon (we'll meet earlier in the day for those who want to carpool - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).
SPA CASTLE is the perfect combination of traditional Asian saunas and luxurious European spas. They have numerous innovative spa and sauna systems never seen before in the United States. From invigorating massages to relaxation lounges, to savory cuisine, their high-quality facilities and services are designed to promote the health and well-being of their clients. Check out their website here.
SO.. FIRST-- IF YOU WANT TO GET ANY TREATMENTS - FACIALS, MASSAGES, MANICURES, ETC, you MUST call Spa Castle and MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Phone is:[masked]-6300.
If you want to carpool - PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSVP and we'll meet at the Cross County Shopping Center, in the SEARS parking lot (to the left, if you're facing the store) at 11am so we can all get to Spa Castle by noon.We will leave at 11:15am...PLEASE CALL MY CELL IF YOU ARE RUNNING LATE.
Otherwise, just meet us there around noon. We have a group discount of $41.50 but we must all show up at the same time, (or at least ten of us do...) if you are late, you will pay full price.. so try to be on time..
Here's a day in the life of the Korean Spa Goer: First thing you do is trade your money ($35 for weekdays, $45 for weekends) for a fancy wristband with a number on it. Next, men go one direction, and woman another, and you enter the locker rooms. First thing you do is take off your shoes (it's only polite!) and put them in a little cubbie that opens when you wave your magic wristband in front of it. Then there's another, larger locker for your clothing. Then you change into the provided tee shirt & shorts uniform and meet up with your friends of the opposite sex upstairs. If you're staying in the women's or men's locker room section, (my favorite), they've got everything you could ever need to spend hours relaxing.
They've got pools with the massage jets, they have sleeping rooms, relax rooms, things to read, stuff to watch on TV, and numerous helpful attendants to answer questions, and be friendly. The hot tubs and pools in the mens and women's locker rooms are wonderful, but you are not allowed to wear bathing suits there.. If you're uncomfortable being nude, you'll forget all about that in about 5 minutes or you can just go upstairs and use the pools on the other floors. You can even get an exfoliating body scrub or massage if you want to spend a little more money. And they charge it all to that wristband thingy you're wearing.
Upstairs is uniform only (unless you're in a pool, in which case you'll need a bathing suit). You may want to bring a larger towel for when you get out of the outdoor pools on the roof - as it can be chilly (actually you're usually quite warm in the water, and steaming when you get out.. but a beach towel is nice...)
We'll meet up at some point for a late lunch/early dinner, (they have sushi, a juice bar, and American snack food) then check out all of the amazing saunas, purchase a massage, and do numerous other pampering activities.
Upstairs further are the unisex, bathing suit required pools. They have a massaging jet to hit every acupuncture point you can imagine. You can just relax in the warm/hot water, move from station to station, and basically forget about the crazy holiday times we just lived through.
We've been there several times now, and its just amazingly wonderful. It doesn't matter how you look, how big or small you are, or anything else. Everyone is just there to relax and have a good time, and that's that. -- oh yeah, and have really delicious and authentic Korean food! :)
Check out the place for yourself -- Click on their website HERE. And go to our site last year - Jan 2nd 2009, Jan 2010, November 2010, Feb 2011 and Nov 2011 to read the comments from others who've gone...
See you soon!