If you are a huge fan of watching Korean dramas, you have probably noticed that some scenes are even taken in their public sauna. Being said, we’ve learned that going to a public sauna is such a common thing to do in South Korea. This traditional Korean sauna is called jjimjilbang or known as a large, sex-segregated public bathhouse. Going to a spa or sauna is undeniably one of the most relaxing things you can do, especially if you want to de-stress! If you have been wondering what it feels like to be in a traditional Korean sauna, then you must head over to New Lasema Spa located in Makati!
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Introducing New Lasema Spa
New Lasema Spa is the first Korean traditional spa in the Philippines. A large public bathhouse can be compared to what we have seen in our favorite K-dramas. This Korean spa lets you have a jjimjilbang experience and will make you feel like you are in South Korea. They have got different rooms for a spa, hot and cold sauna which are perfect for relaxation! They have provided Far Infrared Room (or dry sauna room), Himalayan Salt and Oak Charcoal, Iced Room, Yellow Soil with Amethyst, Ochre Pine Tree, and Ochre Hot Kiln. Not to mention that these sauna rooms are at different temperatures, which offer a lot of good health benefits for your body.
Things to Expect
These are the following common rooms that you can use while staying in New Lasema Spa. They offer lots of amenities to use, but the following are the ones that you would most probably use when you get to visit this spa.
The Locker Room
The locker room is obviously where you keep your things with your locker key bracelet, which you can also use for ordering foods from their snack bar area! Also, this is where you change your clothes to a matching pink shirt and shorts pair, with a towel, take showers, and fix your stuff.
Located on the second floor, this is where you can experience a relaxing massage spa. But take note that you can only have a massage depending on what type of package you have purchased.
This is a hot sauna room that has a hot temperature ranging from 70 to 73 degrees celsius. When you get to stay here, you can get the following benefits:
- It can help you relieve stress.
- There is a therapeutic effect of skincare and inflammation.
- It has a blow-out effect.
- There is a body rhythm correction and recovery effect.
Himalayan Salt & Oak Room
The Himalayan Salt and Oak Charcoal Room is also a hot sauna room with a temperature of 51 degrees Celsius. Based on our experience, I could say that this room has the lowest hot temperature among hot sauna rooms. Staying in this room has the effects of the following:
- It helps with atopy and improves dull and rough skin.
- It aids digestion and cleanses the blood.
- Helps in the secretion and excretion of hormones in the body.
- It has an anti-cancer effect.
Oak and Red Clay Room
This hot sauna room has a temperature of 57 degrees Celsius, which has good effects on our bodies. These are the following:
- It is anti-aging.
- It has a detoxification effect.
- Can relieve stress.
- It has a bacterial action.
Ochre Hot Kiln
The Ochre Hot Kiln room has a temperature of 88 degrees Celsius. I can say that this is the hottest sauna room!
The Ice Room
After spending much time in hot sauna rooms, it’s best to head over to the ice room to feel more relaxed! The temperature here is at zero degrees!
New Lasema Spa offers a sleeping area where you can stay and sleep for hours after enjoying hot and cold sauna rooms. They have a cute sleeping area near sauna rooms, but they also have a sleeping area located on the fourth floor.
The Snack Bar Area
If you ever get hungry during your stay, you can grab a bite and try some of their Korean foods, snacks, and drinks!
If you are heading to New Lasema Spa, they have got over 20 amenities that you can enjoy. These are the following:
- Wet Sauna
- Dry Sauna
- Hot Showers
- Massage Room
- Ice Room
- Infrared Room
- Sleeping Room
- Himalayan Salt Room
- Salt and Oak Room
- Pine Tree Kiln
- Sleeping Cave
- Ochre Hot Kiln
- Amethyst Room
- Korean Gate
- Steam Room
- Playing Room
- Shower Room
- Powder Room
- KTV Room
- Snack Bar
- Common Area
- Locker Room
- Smoking Area
FAQs about New Lasema Spa
What are the operating hours?
New Lasema Spa is open from 5 AM to 12 AM now, but once the curfew hours are lifted, they will get to their 24/7 operations. They are available from Mondays to Sundays, and even on holidays!
What are the rates?
Rates are from 500 to 1,488 PHP, depending on the package that you get. I highly recommend the PHP 880 package. This includes a jjimjilbang experience but without a massage. That will do, especially if you only want to try jjimjilbang.
Is there a parking space?
Yes. There is a parking space located in the basement.
Do you accept cards as a mode of payment?
No. They only accept cash as of now.
Where is it located?
New Lasema Spa is located at #8846 Sampaloc St., Cor. Estrella St., San Antonio Village, Makati.
Based on my experience, this is worth visiting. I can personally say that its cost is reasonable enough to experience jjimjilbang in the Philippines. If you can’t visit South Korea yet like me then you may visit this spa-sauna first which is just located in the metro!
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