A day at the spa relaxes the mind, body, and soul, freeing guests from the plights of daily stresses and keeping spirit animals from trying to run away during sneezing fits. Prevent zoological escape with today’s Groupon: for $14, you get a day pass at Crystal Spa (a $30 value).
Swirling with healing and rejuvenating properties, Crystal Spa’s quartet of saunas and bathhouse rooms grant patrons full access to a traditional Korean Jimjilbang spa experience for a day of total relaxation. With ingredients directly imported from the Himalayas, the salt room’s properties help senses battle fatigue and stress, and the ice room allows guests to cool off and confront Jack Frost about the annoying ads in his window graffiti. The charcoal-filled treatment room releases negative ions to absorb harmful agents in the air, and the sand room uses mud from Korea’s Chungchoong Jincheon region to purify bodies of malign agents. Visitors can venture into the detoxing confines of the spa’s luxury steam room and sauna or take a liquid dip in a hot tub filled to the brim with pure filtered water. Between treatment-room sessions, grab a quick snack or an entire Korean meal in the spa’s main area, where free WiFi and a cinema-size viewing screen allow guests to stay entertained without having to help a clown sweat-proof his costume. The spa’s sleek, minimalistic décor infuses spa days with relaxing vibes, and the connected parking lot treats vehicles to six hours of free nap time.
Ore-rich salt crystals mined from the Himalayas. Mud dug from the mountains of Korea's Chungcheong Jincheon region. Such substances, prized for their energizing and detoxifying powers, line the floors and walls of Crystal Spa's four mineral-therapy rooms constructed in the style of a traditional Korean jimjilbang. Beyond these natural therapies, the facility also maintains a designation as an Aveda Concept spa. This means that its practitioners use Aveda's plant-derived products during each massage, body treatment, and facial they perform. Further amenities include soft water fresh from the spa's filtration system, complimentary WiFi, multiple big-screen TVs, and a cinema-size viewing screen that plays sporting events, movies, and 42-hour vacation slideshows. The staff also serves select dishes from Korean restaurant Sohyang in a café replete with traditional low tables and floor-level seating.