Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I seek the unusual

I don't tend to seek the path well traveled, so on my vacation last week I ended up at a most unusual place- King Spa and Sauna. Thanks Trip Advisor for the tip!

It's a Korean Spa and Bath House.

As soon as I walked in, I was overwhelmed by how *Asian* it is! It was like being transported back to Japan.

Everyone wears a uniform. Pink for ladies, black for men, yellow for kids. (Note- sorry for the low quality pics. All on my iPhone. Didn't want to be a creeper with my big ol' camera.)

This place was opulent. Really beautiful.

The dry saunas were amazing. There were 9 different ones. In the picture above, you can see 3 of them (the doors). Each had a different theme or special healing property. For example, above, the left one is a cold sauna. Something like 45 or so degrees in there. The middle one is a salt sauna. The right is a pyramid coated in a 23k gold layer.

Below is a picture of me after spending 15 minutes in a 160 degree room. It was sooooo hot. But it felt good. There is something so detoxifying feeling about sweating without exertion.

This is Caesar. So Asian. :)

There were so many geodes in the building. They were beautiful! My favorite sauna room had geodes and gems lining the entire room with an infrared light.

And this is an area full of giant leather recliners where you could just relax. They also had a separate movie theater where they constantly showed movies. Since you get an all day pass, there was plenty of time to lounge around and just chill. There was also a restaurant.

Of course there was also a separate area of public baths (separated by gender, of course). It was incredible. 5 different pools. 3 were different temperatures between 108 and 102, some with herbs and salts. 1 was a cold pool at about 70 degrees. Another was a chlorinated jacuzzi with strong jets. I loved going from the hot pools to the cold pool. It was intense!

Overall, what a great day. I stayed like, 7 hours and felt so relaxed and rejuvenated afterwards. I highly recommend it if you're in the DFW area!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My week

If you need me, I'll be in this position behind some wildflowers this week.