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Why I Go to a Korean Spa

Going to Korean Spas Gives My Skin and My Mind the R&R They Need

Why I Go to a Korean Spa
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At this spa, I was able to bathe in volcanic sand — a treatment that the spa said quells muscle soreness and detoxifies skin (via sweating). During this treatment, I was buried under heated sand, which caused me to sweat so much, the clothes I'd borrowed were completely drenched. The timer was set to 15 minutes, but I only lasted 10 — and I chugged water. I was so thirsty and exhausted after the treatment (like I'd gone for a long run), but my skin felt incredible.

It's important to note that during this treatment, I was careful to listen to my body and hop out once I felt like I might have been overheating.

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