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Member Reviews (2)
- Immersion SpaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Sep 04, 2013
Upscale Korean spa and sauna that will make you feel soft, silky, and smooth after. I've never been to a Korean Jjim-Jil-Bang (spa), and just got my first treatment here called Pure Bliss. Jenny did my 90 minute treatment and it included the traditional Korean full body scrub (scrubbed down with an abrasive scrub mitten to get rid of all the dead skin), full body massage with Aveda products, cucumber face mask, face and head massage, and shampoo and conditioning hair. Jenny was incredible - she is an older Korean lady who massages not too hard and not too easy, it was just right. I was nearly falling asleep at the end. You have full use of the amenities when you purchase a treatment which includes the steam room, salt room, sauna, jacuzzi, and ice pool. Just opened in Palo Alto, everything is really nice and clean. Love the design! I can not believe being a Korean, that it took me this long to go to a Korean spa! Beats anything I've experienced by far! Will definitely come back.
- Immersion SpaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5First to ReviewSep 27, 2013
You will not find a spa like this in the entire Bay Area! Immersion Spa is a modern Aveda concept spa that offers traditional Korean spa treatments and amenities. Each one of their heated rooms offers different health benefits and their Korean scrubs are incomparable to sugar scrubs that typical American spas offer.
It being my first time being at a Korean spa, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I had the 90 minute Pure Bliss treatment, which included a Korean Scrub + Aroma Oil Massage + Cucumber Facial + Scalp Massage + Foot Scrub. Be prepared to get fully nude in front of your therapist (and whoever else you may have come with) as she will give you an intensive whole body scrub with an abrasive mitt in a large room with 4 waterproofed massage tables. My therapist, Hannah, had me positioned on my back, my stomach, and on each side as she scrubbed every inch of my body. In between each position, she would pour bowls of water over my body to wash away all the dead skin. After the scrubbing, Hannah gave me the most amazing oil massage, which my tired and sore muscles really needed. For such a petite woman, she had the strength of a man! It seemed like the massage went on for at least 45 minutes, and that was followed with a cool and refreshing cucumber facial and hair wash. It was all so amazing and my skin felt incredibly soft afterwards!
After the treatment was over, I spent some time in the sauna and salt room (do not go into the jet spa as you'll have oils on your body). It was so relaxing! I would come here every day if I could to de-stress and detox. Be sure to take full advantage of their amenities before and after the treatment. You can easily spend several hours here. Their long hours (9am-10pm daily) certainly allow for it!Recommended for:Wellness