In medieval Britannia, the sauna was where King Arthur and his cronies could take off their armor, mend their jousting wounds, and inspect each other's kneecaps for bits of errant moss. Relax like the Knights of the Round Sauna with today’s Groupon: for $13, you get one admission to King Spa & Sauna (up to a $25 value), located in Niles.
One of the largest Asian sauna complexes in the U.S., King Spa & Sauna has nine soothing rooms to calm jangled nerves and quickly dissipate lingering stress. Based on the Korean Jjim-Jil-Bang spa, the rooms have a different cleansing and purifying treatment around every turn, starting with the swirling whirlpools and jasmine aromas in the lavish spa. Activate your body’s energy within the gentle heat and gold-plated walls of the Pyramid Room, turn up the air-conditioning in the Ice Room, or cool down further with a cool fruit smoothie (not included, $4.99). King’s Fire Sudatorium is a massive sauna comprised of living rock, the therapeutic scent of an oak tree, and toxin-avenging heat.
King Spa & Sauna also has a pool and a movie theater. Because physical rejuvenation can work up an appetite, sauna-navigators can take a break by sipping an iced rice drink or gnawing marinated prime beef ribs at the food court. Every room but the spa at King Spa & Sauna is unisex, so you can make your visit a romantic jaunt with your significant other or simply let your body heal after a run-in with an angry warthog.
King Spa and Sauna
Modeled after traditional Korean spas, King Spa and Sauna houses nine distinct therapy rooms, each of which specializes in treating a different form of ailment or anxiety. The Charcoal Room lines its walls with antibacterial briquettes, which can alleviate conditions such as eczema and undercooked pork sausage. The domed sauna in the Fire Sudatorium encircles entrants in dry-heat and oak-tree aromatherapy, whereas the low temperature of the Ice Room encourages blood flow to the chilled parts of the body. In the heated Base Rock Room, slabs of siraka stone emit infrared rays, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage during a process that, like most mixed-martial-arts careers, typically doesn't last longer than two 15-minute sessions.