Buff Your Way To Beautiful
By Anna Jimenez, Editorial Video Director |
When you think "spa day" you typically imagine yourself covered in hot stones or wrapped in a terrycloth robe, listening to trance-like percussions in dim lighting, while being perfectly pampered.
So it's safe to say that a day at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles, Calif. is not your typical experience. No, in fact the Korean spa, offering ancient practices within modern amenities, is quite unique.
Within the sprawling 48,000-square-foot facilities, there is serious soaking, scrubbing, and steaming. Nothing is done half-hearted here. From the full body Buff and Massage, where every inch and crevice of the body is exfoliated by Ajuma (middle-aged Korean women) to detoxify and increase circulation, to all of the specialty clay, salt, jade, Bulgama, and ice saunas that relax the muscles and ease mental and physical tension.
Spa is a way of life here, literally, as services are offered around the 24-hour clock, while family and community is encouraged in the co-ed floors for relaxing and healthy Korean dining.
While some of the services offered at Wi are a "Wi" bit intense for those shy of being forcefully scrubbed down in the buff, it's definitely an experience all its own.
Ready to trade your cucumber water for roasted barley Korean tea?