I went to this Spa after being in town for a few days and needing to detox and relax. I had never been to a Korean Spa. It was everything you find at a top flight resort Spa at less than 1/2 the price. I spent an hour and a half at the Spa, had a milk scrub and sat in the hot tub and steam room. It was fantastic and just what I needed. Do not let the exterior of the building concern you. The interior is 5 star luxury. Everything in the Spa is new, clean and surrounded by granite and marble. Very, very professional staff and very welcoming. I am caucasian and most of the clientele was Korean or Asian. I did not feel the least bit out of place. The staff was very warm and friendly. I will be back!
Best Korean Spa - 2011
Located in the basement of the old I. Magnin building on Wilshire, the best deal at Natura is the body scrub plus massage for $80 (other options are just the scrub for $45 or an hourlong acupressure massage for $70). The cost of your treatment at this Korean spa gives you access to two saunas (steam and dry), a Jacuzzi, a warm tea bath, a cold bath, the yellow clay room and the red rock room (both purported to be detoxifying). Your 80 bucks buys you a nearly two-hour treatment that starts with the scrub — and you will be astonished at the gray pencil eraser–esque detritus that comes off of your body — and progresses through a Shiatsu-style massage followed by an oil massage, all performed by a matronly Korean woman wearing a black bra and panties. She also will give you a minifacial consisting of chilled cucumber puréed with ice packed on your face while she washes your hair. After you are scrubbed and rubbed, pad over to the lunch room in your robe for some excellent bibimbap, abalone porridge or freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juice. 3240 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown; (213) 637-9640.