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When I went to Dr. Laffa in August, I drove by the following sign.

I thought to myself that it would a great place to check out in the winter when it’s -30 and we have 20 cms of snow. Neither happend and I couldn’t wait much longer so I went!!

Of course I checked out the Korean Family Sauna website first so I could learn what to expect. After reviewing it, I knew that I wanted to go. So I did.

When you walk in…this is what you see.

When you pay ($20), you receive a locker key, a pair of cotton shorts and a cotton tshirt, and 2 very small towels. (um, I should be specific – the towels were the size of handtowels)

Cotton Shorts/Cotton Shirt, Locker Key and Two VERY SMALL towels

When you get dressed in their cotton tshirt and the cotton shorts – this is what I looked like. Pretty site eh? Felt like prison clothes.

Can't believe I am posting this photo!

The change room is huge, and clean. Infact the whole place is absolutely spotless with gleaming hardwood floors.

The games room is also huge. I mean HUGE. There’s a pool table, numerous leather couches, several flat screen tv’s, and a cafeteria that is licensed. That’s right – licensed.

The main room is also huge and you can call this the “warm up room”. There are bamboo mats to lie on (with wooden blocks to rest your head) ¬†and people just relax here.

You simply just relax in this room, which is surrounded by 8 saunas

I brought a magazine, my Iphone and a pair of ear phones. The other people in this room with me, included a Korean family of 4. i.e mom, dad and their two kids (10 and 12?).

There’s 8 different doors that lead you into the saunas. Some are warmer than others but whats important is the rocks on the wall. Each room have different rocks that have different health benefits. I went to each and every sauna.

One sauna had these lovely colored rocks on the wall.

What I found interesting in these saunas was the fact that there were no benches in them. You simply lay on your bamboo mat.

In between visiting each sauna room, I hung out in the cold room.

I also enjoyed the opportunity to go back into the games room to enjoy a Sapporo ($9) and a maki roll. ($4.50)

My visit to the Korean Family spa cost me $20 (food and alcohol separate) and I swear I was there for close to three hours. Pretty good value, in my humble opinion.

Definitely worth visiting if you like saunas!! I know I will be returning. I have no doubt in my mind.

Things I learned:

-bring a 1.5 litre of water with you. I promise you, you will drink the whole thing (you can refill it there).

-bring shower shoes for the shower

-bring a book, magazine, earphones, music and earphones

-bring a towel incase you want something larger than the towel they give you, which is the size of a kitchen towel. It makes GoodLife’s towels look like bathsheets.

Korean Family Spa – 382 Magenetic Drive (416) 514-1965 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!!

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6 Responses to “My First Visit to A Family Korean Spa. But Not My Last Visit!!”

  1. @Chinacharlie
    January 8th, 2012 at 21:28 | #1

    Oooooh! Thanks for the post Vicky! I’m obsessed with Korean spas now. The next time you’re in the NYC area, you must visit Queens and go to http://nyspacastle.com/eng/main/main.php

    It’s the Disneyland of spas!

  2. Sandy
    January 9th, 2012 at 04:35 | #2

    Hey Vicky,

    That sounds really cool, thanks for sharing this. Definitely cheaper than other spas and it sounds really nice too.


  3. December 28th, 2012 at 21:07 | #3

    Just saw your post on Facebook…I will try this in January. Its only 10 min from my house.

    • admin
      December 30th, 2012 at 15:52 | #4

      you are going to love it. Bonus: It’s open 24/7. Just make sure you bring water, iphone and magazines. Fro $20..you can stay there as long as you want!!

  4. Curt
    March 12th, 2013 at 21:14 | #5

    Is this a chain, located in other cities as well? Where can I go to learn more about thise Korean Family Spas?

    • admin
      March 14th, 2013 at 23:20 | #6

      Not sure if it’s a chain. You might want to google “korean spa – plus the name of your city”. Cheers.

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