10 Best Korean Spas Near San Jose, California

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Korean spas, also known as jjimjilbangs, have gained popularity all over the world for their unique way of dealing with the body and overall pampering of the skin. For a traditional bathhouse experience inspired by contemporary Korean culture, Korean spas are gender-segregated bathhouses that include dry and wet steam rooms, relaxing pools, and services such as body scrub and massages. Their skin treatments will no doubt have you coming out youthful and rejuvenated. San Jose in California is a big city surrounded by scenic hills and filled with popular attractions such as museums, gardens, parks, and more. It also has a rich dining scene and a luxurious shopping culture. After exploring San Jose, it’s always a good idea to go for a rejuvenating experience with your companions before going back to your hotel or RV rental. Read below for a list of the best Korean spas near San Jose, California.

1. Watercourse Way Bath House Spa

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Inspired by the hot springs of Tassajara in Carmel Valley, this spa offers customers a relaxing Zen retreat right in the heart of Palo Alto. This award-winning spa has been around since 1980 and continues to provide the best services, from a wide range of reinvigorating massages to rejuvenating skin care treatments. Unlike other spas that have communal saunas and hot tubs, Watercourse Way Bath House Spa ensures privacy as it features beautifully designed private hot tubs and massage rooms.

Watercourse Way Bath House Spa

Address: 165 Channing Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Website: Watercourse Way Bath House Spa

Opening hours: 8am - 11:30pm (daily)

Price: From 40 USD

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2. All Natural Day Spa

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Posted by All Natural Day Spa on Monday, October 18, 2021

Treat yourself to a day of relaxation and pampering at All Natural Day Spa. It is located at Lincoln Ave. in the heart of the city of San Jose, making it very easy to find. Guests won’t have to worry about any toxins and chemicals as this spa only uses natural products. There’s a wide range of services to suit your every need including massages, aromatherapy, skin and hair care, body scrubs and wraps, mineral baths, sauna, and hot tubs.

All Natural Day Spa

Address: 1042 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

Website: All Natural Day Spa

Opening hours: Tue - Thurs: 10am - 6pm; Fri: 11am - 6pm; Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm (closed on Mon)

Price: Packages start from 130 USD

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3. Burke Williams

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Enjoy a day of rejuvenation away from the stresses of everyday life at Burke Williams. This day spa features world-class spa facilities and services to provide customers with one of the best spa experiences in the city. Services include massage therapy, facials, manicures and pedicures, baths, and wetroom treatments. The spa facility is also equipped with hot tubs, a steam room, a dry sauna, a cool misting room, private showers, and a cold deluge—all thoughtfully designed to ensure a relaxing atmosphere all throughout.

Burke Williams

Address: 355 Santana Row Suite 2010, San Jose, CA 95128

Website: Burke Williams

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 8am - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)

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4. The Garden Spa

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The Garden Spa is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate in San Jose. Located in Blossom Hill Valley, The Garden Spa offers one of the best spa services and treatments in the city. You get to choose from different types of massages including Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone—all focused on increasing blood circulation, calming muscle tension, relieving stress, and improving the immune system. These are done by well-trained therapists. Book an appointment at The Garden Spa now!

The Garden Spa

Address: 5406 Thornwood Dr #130, San Jose, CA 95123

Website: The Garden Spa

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 10pm

Price: From 80 USD

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5. Family Health Center - Santa Clara

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For a relaxing experience, Family Health Center offers a wide array of packages including a 40 USD body scrub and a 25 USD entry fee on top of services. You will start off by entering o a locker room to remove your clothing and other jewelry. Then, head on to the shower room where you can take a quick bath. Relax your body in the hot tub for as long as you want before getting scrubbed by an expert. Finally, it’s time to get a body and facial massage depending on the package you paid for. The Jade and Crystal rooms are heated rooms with large rugs that cover the floor and salts spread all over. One of the noticeable differences between the Jade room and the Crystal room is the temperature. Each room serves a different purpose such as improving your immunity, fighting obesity, and relaxing your muscles. There is also a communal TV room and a small restaurant where you can order a bowl of spicy ramen whilst enjoying pamper time. The area is co-ed so it’s a good place to relax with a partner, a group of friends, or some family members.

Family Health Center

Address: 70 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Website: Family Health Center

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 10pm; Sun: 9am - 9pm

Price: From 25 USD

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6. Immersion Spa & Sauna - Palo Alto

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Posted by Immersion Spa on Friday, September 9, 2022

Immersion Spa & Sauna offers services including silky massages, stress relief, and other body treatment packages. Prices range from 70 USD to 190 USD depending on the service and duration you prefer. Facilities include a hot tub to soak your body in, a steam room that’s eucalyptus-infused, and a sauna that smells of herbs and oil fragrance. The Himalayan Salt Room provides relaxation like no other. The presence of a cold tub to use before and after massages will make you feel refreshed and renewed like you’ve never worked a day in your life. You can easily book appointments over the phone or online. Make sure to come early so you can soak your body in the hot tub or enjoy your time in the sauna before getting scrubbed. With amazing massages and squeaky clean facilities, Immersion Spa & Sauna is a great place to relax and unwind.

Immersion Spa & Sauna

Address: 3990 El Camino Real Palo Alto CA 94306

Website: Immersion Spa & Sauna

Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)

Price: 70 USD - 190 USD

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7. Pearl Spa and Sauna - San Francisco

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Posted by Pearl Spa & Sauna on Monday, December 19, 2016

Pearl Spa and Sauna takes pride in being clean. Amenities here include a clay room for relaxing, a salt room for rejuvenation, a rest area, and a dry and wet sauna. The clay room will relax your tender muscles and joints while the salt room will help you flush toxins from your body. With well-lit stations, clean amenities, and an oversupply of toiletries including q-tips, hair ties, sunscreen, etc., you won’t miss out on anything when trying Pearl Spa and Sauna. A milk and honey treatment will cost you 150 USD including free snacks and tea. But the best part of this experience is having all the dead skin scrubbed from your body. Your body is washed and moisturized with an oil massage after scrubbing and a cucumber facial will add to the experience. All the amenities can be used before and after the spa so you’ll have time to explore the Clay and Salt rooms.

Pearl Spa and Sauna

Address: 1654 Post Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115

Website: Pearl Spa and Sauna

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

Price: From 35 USD

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8. Imperial Day Spa - San Francisco

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Imperial Day Spa is a nice, quaint place you can visit if you’re looking to feel relaxed after a day of hard work. For 90 USD, you can enjoy a purification scrub and oil massage for 70 minutes. It’s a skin exfoliation experience that will make your body feel as light as a feather. For a deep tissue massage that will stimulate the body’s energy network, you can try acupressure. Acupressure is an ancient massage technique that’s been around for over 2,000 years and uses deep-tissue finger pressure to access the body’s natural healing points. They also have a Himalayan Salt and Red Clay sauna that is good for muscle relaxation and skin purification. They have stand-up American style showers and a number of Japanese-style sit-down showers if you’d like to try the latter.

Imperial Day Spa

Address: 1875 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94115

Website: Imperial Day Spa

Opening hours: 8am - 10pm (daily)

Price: From 60 USD

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9. Psy Spa - San Leandro

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Posted by PSY Spa USA on Saturday, July 3, 2021

Psy Spa offers luxury body scrub treatments at very reasonable prices. Infused with essential oils, an aromatherapy massage will hydrate and restore the skin’s vitality and achieve optimum relaxation. Achieving better blood flow circulation is stimulated by an aromatic pillow for your eyes and a heated pillow for your neck. With good customer service and expert employees, you’ll have your body feeling light and your energy flow feeling renewed within an hour of skin treatment.

Psy Spa

Address: 14075 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578

Website: Psy Spa

Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)

Price: From 20 USD

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10. Water Lounge Spa - San Mateo

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Posted by Water Lounge Spa on Friday, June 25, 2021

Water Lounge Spa is a great place to visit when you want to pamper yourself with massages and facials. It is also a great option if you’re looking for some things to do alone. Experience a therapeutic treatment by being submerged in a hydrotherapy room in Water Lounge Spa. Equipped with a private hot tub, a steam room, and a shower, you’ll have a relaxing experience completely all to yourself. A 30-minute hydrotherapy session that involves soaking yourself in a hot tub is enough to ease your body for the 60-minute Swedish massage that awaits you.

Water Lounge Spa

Address: 2500 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403

Website: Water Lounge Spa

Opening hours: 9:30am - 10pm (daily)

Price: From 28 USD

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A new way of relaxing

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Korean spas stay true to the essence of relaxation and overall wellness. With aestheticians and massage therapists that have extensive experience, amenities that are up to date, and traditions that have been practiced for thousands of years, it’s more than just massaging the sore muscles. It’s also detoxification of the body, exfoliation, and overall cleansing. You can be sure it’s money well spent and certainly, you’ll be coming back for more.

While you’re in the area, be sure to check out the best shopping malls as well as vegetarian restaurants to make the most of your stay.

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