Top 10 Spas in Los Angeles
With L.A. boasting the largest population of Korean Americans in the United States, it's no surprise the city is home to a great number of Korean bathhouses. Our favorite is the women-only Olympic Spa on Olympic Boulevard. They have easy valet parking, prices are super affordable, facilities are clean and — despite this being a completely nude environment (the therapists do wear athletic-looking black underwear) — unintimidating. We love to soak in the mugwort tea pool, linger in the lovely new pink Himalayan Sauna, then rest on the warm Jade rocks before indulging in our favorite, the Milk and Honey Body Smoothie. This whole-body treatment includes a rinse in hot milk, deep (and we mean deep!) tissue massage and soothing facial. But what we love best is getting scrubbed to perfection the Korean way, which omits no millimeter of your body. The result is baby soft, squeaky clean skin and a feeling of being completely rejuvenated, inside and out. Whichever treatment you choose (and you don't have to book one at all; you can just come to soak, detox and relax), we highly recommend at least doing the exfoliating scrub. Newcomer caveat: yes, you will be stark naked, warts and all, but truly no one cares — not the pretty models, nor the old Korean ladies happily scrubbing at their calluses. Afterward, treat yourself to a dumpling or seaweed soup in the café.
Learn more at Olympic Spa's official website