Sometimes sweating can actually make you feel more peaceful, such as when you’re in a sauna or returning those public statues you stole to the sculpture garden. Breathe a sigh of relief with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for a one-day spa pass for one (a $25 value)
- $25 for a one-day spa pass for two (a $50 value)
- $85 for a one-day spa pass for six (a $150 value)
One-day passes grant access to the spa's steam room, red-clay sauna (women only), jacuzzis, and showers for four hours.
Katherine Lee and her five sisters—also all named Katherine, according to the San Francisco Chronicle—grew up in South Korea. There, public baths are common, giving people a place to scrub and soak and steam several times a week. After coming to the US, Katherine missed those baths—so she established her own.
Today Imperial Spas exist in several locations throughout the West, giving patrons access to the whole-body cleansing that Lee longed for. Exfoliating mitts, massage services, and separate men's and women's showers and jacuzzis purge anatomical exteriors of buildup to rejuvenate complexions and add a glow to bodies that are otherwise burdened with a matte finish. But the services don't stop at the surface. The 6,000-square-foot spa holds a red-clay sauna where infrared rays release oxygen and other nutrients into the air, penetrating the skin, boosting metabolism, and helping quell inflammation. As Chronicle writer Vanessa Hua put it, Imperial Spa is the place to be "if you want to be scrubbed and pounded for more than an hour and emerge relaxed with glowing, baby-soft skin."