Reveal your inner and outer beauty

Renowned for its advanced technology when it comes to beauty treatments as well as preserving its traditional wellness culture of jjimjilbang, South Korea is the place to go for some proper pampering treatments! It may be tough to pick one of the many options out there. So, we’ve listed 10 beauty treatments across various budget ranges in Korea worth checking, most located conveniently in Seoul!

Under PHP 600

1. Dragon Hill Spa

Traditional South Korean bathhouses are something to experience for yourself. More than just saunas and spas, visitors can get massages, scrubs, facials, and even take a nap. Spending a day or night in the bathhouse, better known as jjimjilbang, is a big part of the Korean beauty and wellness culture. Since it’s usually quite inexpensive, it’s accessible to many people.

The Dragon Hill Spa is especially special and popular, and was even named by CNN as one of the ‘50 Reasons Why Seoul is the World’s Greatest City’. Opt for a day or night ticket to the Dragon Hill jjimjilbang and experience this authentic Korean wellness culture for yourself!

Here are the packages available:

Weekday Ticket Weekday, 5am to 8pm Clothes and towels Entry ticket to outdoor swimming pool All sauna and bathing facilities Sleeping room Hair dryer and pillow PHP 542
Weekends and Holidays Weekend & public holiday, 5am to 8pm Clothes and towels Entry ticket to outdoor swimming pool All sauna and bathing facilities Sleeping room Hair dryer and pillow PHP 675
Night Ticket Daily, 8pm to 5am Clothes and towels Entry ticket to outdoor swimming pool All sauna and bathing facilities Sleeping room Hair dryer and pillow PHP 675

* Entrance tickets are not inclusive of additional services like facials, massages, scrubs, snacks & more.

Dragon Hill Spa Address: 40-712 -dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul How to get there: Walk 5-min from Exit 1 of Line 1 Yongsan Station Opening hours: Opens 24 hours all year round

2. Traditional Korean Bathhouse in Insadong

Step into the traditional oak wood sauna of Traditional Korean Bathhouse in Insadong. In this beautifully decorated Korean-style bathhouse, you can treat yourself to a massage, facial, hair scrub and more. Best of all, it won’t even make much of a dent to your wallet!

Feel yourself relax as you make your way from the hot tub to the Korean kiln sauna and massage tables. After a day at this jjimjilbang, you can you’ll free as great as skin looks! Whether you’re looking for a little boost of health, a chill place to hangout with friends and family, or looking to pamper yourself with some beauty treatments, this is the place to be!

Here are the packages available:

Day Admission Entrance time – 5am to 9pm Entrance ticket Access to all saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs PHP 388
Night Admission Entrance time – 9pm to 5am Entrance ticket Access to all saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs Permission to stay overnight PHP 465
Spa Set Entrance time – 9am to 8:30pm Entrance ticket Access to all saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs Permission to stay overnight Approximately 90 minutes of full body cleansing experience which includes a 25-minute massage, cucumber facial mask/cream facial mask for men, hair wash, and scrub with oil hair treatment PHP 3,178

*All overnight guests need to check out by 10am

Note:

  • The sauna room closes daily from 3am to 9am for reheating
  • The bathing pool closes daily from 2am to 5am for maintenance

Traditional Korean Bathhouse in Insadong Address: 65-1 Unni-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul How to get there: Walk 8-min from exit 4 of Anguk Station (Line 3) Opening hours: Opens 24 hours all year round

Under PHP 2,000

3. Myeongdong Traditional Sauna

Located in the busy shopping district of Myeongdong, you can find an oasis in the form of a jjimjilbang for a little R&R. After a tiring shopping marathon, wind down and restore your energy at the Myeongdong Traditional Sauna.

Open your pores in a steamy sauna, indulge in a facial cleanse or condition your skin with a scrub. Your body will thank you as you take a break from sightseeing and relax with one of the four packages offered. Once you’re rejuvenated, you can then move on to the street food marathon in Myeongdong!

Here are the packages available:

Basic Massage Package 80 minutes Cleansing package with sauna entrance, exfoliation, cucumber or seaweed facial mask, hair care and wash PHP 1,604
Chocolate Massage Package 60 minutes Anti-aging package with cleansing, exfoliation, moisture mask, lymphatic massage, chest massage, and chocolate facial mask PHP 1,783
Pearl Massage Package 60 minutes Moisturizing package with cleansing, exfoliation, moisture mask, lymphatic massage, chest massage, and pearl facial mask PHP 2,054
Collagen Massage Package 60 minutes Anti-wrinkle package with cleansing, exfoliation, moisture mask, lymphatic massage, chest massage, and collagen facial mask PHP 2,054

*Chocolate, Pearl and Collagen massage packages are not inclusive of sauna entrance

Note

  • Rooms are not available for overnight stay
  • Sauna areas are divided into Male and Female sections

Myeongdong Traditional Sauna Address: B1F, Designers Building, 2-21, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul How to get there: Walk 5-min from Exit 8 of Myeongdong Station (Subway Line 4) Opening hours: Daily, 9am to 6:30pm (last admission at 6:30pm)

4. Myeongdong Women’s Bathhouse

For something simple and straight to the point, this mogyoktang in Myeongdong is perfect for soaking in some warm, healing waters. Unfortunately for the gentlemen, but this Myeongdong Women’s Bathhouse is only for the ladies! Unlike a jjimjilbang which often has more facilities, mogyoktang are typically just a bathhouse with a more condensed offering.

Soak in the warm ginseng and cypress bath then clear out toxins through your pores by steaming in a sauna. Next, have your skin exfoliated with a full body scrub and release the knots in your muscles with a soothing oil massage and facial pack made of cucumber or seaweed. Last but not least, treat your scalp to a spa rinse and conditioning treatment.

Bathhouse admission Admission Herbal bath Sauna Body scrub Oil massage Facial Hair spa Towels, soap, shampoo and robe Storage for luggage and personal items PHP 1,976

Note:

  • This bathhouse is for women only
  • Last admission is at 11pm
  • Overnight stays are not available
  • Please specify preferred admission time when booking

Myeongdong Women’s Bathhouse Address: B2, B3, Sunshine Building, Myeong-dong 8 street, Central District, Seoul How to get there: Walk 50m from Exit 8 or 9 from Myeong-dong Station (Subway Line 4) Opening hours: Daily, 9am to 1am Admission times: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm or 11:00pm

Under PHP 6,000

5.  Icheon Termeden Spa

Located just a little outside of Seoul is a German-style spa resort which is the Icheon Termeden Spa, which feature indoor and outdoor pools. What started out as a hot spring spa has now turned into a multi-resort complex complete with hotels, a golf driving range, horseback riding and more. A sight to behold is its outdoor pool, surrounded by a thick forest.

Enjoy the steaming waters of the bade pool, where water jets provide an underwater massage and revitalize the skin. Swim, play, or soak in this Incheon hot springs water stream pool, or try one of the many sporting facilities and its arcade. If it looks familiar to you, it’s because you might have recognised it from hosting the popular reality show, Running Man!

Sometimes the best beauty treatment you can get is just a nice warm soak in the hot springs!

You can easily visit Termeden Spa & Resort on a day tour from Klook to wind down after a shopping marathon at Yeoju Premium Outlets. If you prefer a more relaxing day, there’s also a Chungju Night Light World + hot spring day tour where you can check out the lights and sounds show after a day at the spa.

Termeden Spa & Resort Address: 988, Sasil-ro, Moga-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do Opening hours: Opens all year round

6. Whoo SPA Nonhyeon

Enter one of the most luxurious and high-end spas in South Korea where you will experience a pampering treatment like no other! Let your skin be treated by the medicinal herb products from premium cosmetic brands like OHUI, Whoo and SU:M.

Whoo Spa is also a favourite spot amongst Korean celebrities and visitors from around the world namely for its stellar reputation, quality products and proven results. Whichever package you opt for, the expert hands of the professional beauty therapists will definitely have you feeling like a celebrity as well.

Here are the packages available:

Facial Care 70 minutes Basic cleaning and moisturizing Cleansing, soft peeling, deep pore cleansing, lymphatic drainage, face massage, amino acid, regenerative mask, regenerative essence PHP 4,470
Aroma Body Massage 80 minutes Body massage with essence oil Back massage, legs massage, meridian massage (machine), scalp treatment PHP 8,083
Refresh Care 100 minutes Massage and facial with Whoo Gongjinhyang series Back massage using aroma oil, cleansing, skin buffing, deep pore cleansing, facial massage, amino acid, regenerative mask, regenerative essence PHP 8,559
Special Care 120 minutes 1 to 1 special care with Whoo Jinyulhyang series A customized face therapy designed to improve your skin concerns, including slimming, lifting, whitening, and shrinking pores, plus a back, scalp and lower body massage PHP 11,887
VIP Care 150 minutes Facial care with Cheongidan Full body massage, cleansing, soft peeling, deep pore cleansing, skin condition analysis, amino acid, regenerative mask, regenerative essence PHP 15,216
Queen’s Care 180 minutes Luxurious care with premium Hwanyu series Full body massage (plus breast lifting and belly slimming), scalp massage, cleansing, soft peeling, deep pore cleansing, skin condition analysis, amino acid, soothing gel, lower body massage, regenerative essence PHP 23,775

* Please arrive 10 minutes before reservation time

Whoo Spa Nonhyeon Address: 2F, 27-2 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea How to get there: Walk 5-min from Exit of Sinsa Station (Subway Line 3) Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm (last admission at 7pm) Reservation time slots: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

7. Cheongkwanjang SPA 1899

Known for their signature Red Ginseng treatment, SPA 1899 is also home to different spa packages to suit everyone. Choose from treatments that focus on different parts of your body, such as facial massages, full-body treatments, and more. You’ll definitely find one that is tailored to fit your needs.

Rejuvenate your body and mind at the hands of the skilled therapists. You can also rest easy knowing that their must-try treatments have the benefits of slow-aging, balancing, and more. Now this is the kind of inner and outer beauty regimen you’d want to get behind!

Here are the packages available:

Facial Focus 60 minute Facial treatment PHP 5,286
Body Focus 60 minute Body treatment PHP 5,286
Slow-aging A Course: Facial + Upper Body 120 minute Facial and upper body treatment PHP 9,385
Slow-aging B Course: Full Body + Foot 120 minute Full body and foot treatment PHP 9,385
Slow-aging C Course: Facial + Full Body 150 minute Facial and full body treatment PHP 10,920
Balancing A Course: Facial + Head 120 minute Facial and head treatment PHP 9,130
Balancing B Course: Full Body + Head 120 minute Full body and head treatment PHP 9,130
Full Care: Facial + Full Body + Foot + Head 180 minute Facial, full body, foot, and head treatment PHP 12,974

* Please arrive at the spa at least 5-10 minutes before your reservation time. The actual duration of experience may be shortened if you arrive late

Cheongkwanjang SPA 1899 (Daechi Branch) Address: B2, KT&G Tower, 1002, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul How to get there: Walk 3-min from Exit 2 of Samseong Station (Subway Line 2) Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 11pm

8. Sulwhasoo Balance Spa

If you’re a K-Beauty addict then Sulwhasoo is certainly a name that’s no stranger to you! Now imagine a spa using all Sulwhasoo products. Is that heaven or what? One of the few spas in the flagship store, the Sulwhasoo Balance Spa is great for visitors of all ages looking to relax and restore balance into their bodies.

Choose from various packages best suited for your needs, such as Vitality Care, a four-layering mask treatment, Calming Care, which helps maintain a soft and supple skin texture, and many more! After experiencing the products for yourself, you can also shop and bring home those Sulwhasoo products.

Here are the packages available:

Vitality Care 60 minute Facial treatment PHP 5,872
Calming Care 60 minute Facial treatment PHP 5,872
Bloomstay Care 70 minute Facial treatment PHP 6,776
Mix & Match Care 70 minute Facial and body treatment or receive a single treatment with more focus For facial, choose from Vitality or Calming For body, choose from Back & Shoulder or Foot & Leg PHP 6,776

* Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your selected time schedule

Sulwhasoo Balance Spa Address: 4F, 18, Dosan-Daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea How to get there: Walk 10-min from Exit 5 of Apgujeongrodeo Station (Bundang Line) or walk 13-min from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Station (Line 3) Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 9pm (closed every first Monday of each month, Spring Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival)

Under PHP 10,000

9. Sulwhasoo Spa Treatment

Not to be confused with the Sulwhasoo Balance Spa, the Sulwhasoo Spa is a different spa also located at the flagship store in Gangnam. Using ancient Asian beauty secrets and premium products from Sulwhasoo, your pampering experience at this luxurious spa is like no other!

The Sulwhasoo Spa focuses more on anti-aging treatments which combines the brand’s products together with other luxury beauty tools such as jade, amber, and white porcelain for optimum treatment results. From the moment your step into the serene environment until you step out, every moment feels lush and lavish.

Here are the packages available:

White Ginseng & Jade Brightening Treatment 80 minute Facial treatment (foot bath & scrub, facial treatment, hands, scalp) PHP 9,486
Body Recharging Treatment 90 minute Body treatment (you may choose from Balance Touch or Relief Touch or Asian Wisdom Touch) PHP 10,390
Intense Ginseng Journey 90 minute Signature treatment (back skin treatment, concentrated ginseng facial treatment) PHP 11,293
Deep Purifying Treatment 100 minute Body treatment (foot bath & scrub, body treatment) PHP 11,293
Red Pine & Amber Renovating Treatment 90 minute Facial treatment (foot bath & scrub, facial treatment, hands, scalp) PHP 13,552
Heritage Ginseng Journey 130 minute Signature treatment (whole body treatment, facial treatment) PHP 18,069

* Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your selected time schedule

Sulwhasoo Spa Address: B1, 18, Dosan-Daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea How to get there: Walk 10-min from Exit 5 of Apgujeongrodeo Station (Bundang Line) or walk 13-min from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Station (Line 3) Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 9pm (closed every first Monday of each month, Spring Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival)

10. Lee Moon Won Oriental Clinic

You might have your beauty treatments and spas for your face and body settled, but make sure not to neglect your hair! Thick and beautiful hair all begin with a healthy scalp, so give it some TLC with a Korean traditional medicine treatment at Lee Moon Won Oriental Clinic.

Go in for one of two unique remedies that will rejuvenate your hair or re-energize your scalp, making sure your hair looks amazing. Having long established its reputation as the premier provider in Korean traditional medicine, you’ll also get to learn some knowledge on science behind your treatments.

Here are the packages available:

Basic Hair Care Course 120 mins LMW Treatment shampoo Aroma Scalp Therapy 1st stage Korean Oriental Collagen Care 2nd stage Moisture Care Point Therapy (shoulders and neck muscles/edema improvement) Korean Oriental Oxygen Tour (scalp and hair nutrition) Hair dry and styling Hair nutrition balance drink (LMW BB FOOD) PHP 7,608
Basic Scalp Care Course 120 mins Aroma Scalp Therapy Scalp and hair medical application + steam Scalp and hair reinforcement care (Keratin removal) Organic natural mask pack Korean Oriental therapy (shoulders/neck muscles, edema improvement) Korean Oriental Nutrition tour (scalp and hair nutritional stimulation) Hair dry and styling Hair nutrition balance drink (LMW BB FOOD) PHP 11,412

*Each package is inclusive of scalp and hair examination, as well as doctor’s consultation and prescription

Lee Moon Won Oriental Clinic Address: 3F LeeYu Building, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul How to get there: Walk 5-min from Exit 12 of Cheongdam Station (Line 7) Opening hours: Monday and Wed, 10am to 7pm | Tuesday and Friday, 10am to 9pm | Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm