All of the above words describe King Spa. Since there have already been a lot of reviews I will keep it short.
Got a deal on Groupon, worth it.
Check in at front desk and get a locker key (which is used to access your lockers and also to charge things to your account which you settle at checkout.)
Proceed to lockeroom immediately removing shoes and putting in the small shoe locker that corresponds to your key. Then go to the front by the mirrors to pick up an orange or pink shirt/shorts and a towel. Be prepared to see a lot of nudity in this lockeroom as most people are "free spirited" and walk around completely naked. There will also be children, which I found strange and uncomfortable - that's my Western thinking but for them it was culturally acceptable. The lockerooms are segregated male & female, so you don't have to worry about co-ed nudity. You can either change right into your sauna shirt/shorts or remain nude to access the pools and wet areas like showers and soaks... you MUST be nude to use these which was sad to me, a modest person should be aloud to keep a bathing suit on but NO. You will be removed immediately if your clothes aren't.
So once your done with the nude areas/lockerrooms you proceed to the rest of the facility which includes saunas, treatment rooms, food court and theater area.
The saunas are small and crowded, at least on the weekend but they are clean and interesting.
It was like being in another country. The Asian population of Dallas definitely loves this spot and it's easy to see why, you can certainly leave feeling detoxed and glowing. The Fire Sudatorium is the 220 degree sauna that's not for everyone but I found it amazing! You immediately leak sweat unlike anything you've ever experienced, but you're only allowed to stay in for 8 min. It was crazy, and my thought kept racing "This is what people who were thrown in a furnace must have felt like! This is like a third-world prison or torture chamber, this is crazy! What am I doing? What If the door got stuck? This is probably not as bad as a furnace since there's no fire. This is awesome. This is what my turkey experiences in the oven every year! Has it been 8 minutes? That concrete ceiling would kill me if it fell. It's only been 4 minutes?! What am I doing.." Yeah.. it was intense. That was my favorite, and the one with the barrels.
The food was very good, I had the Salmon bento box and aloe drink. Probably would have lost weight from it all if I hadn't had the food.
All in all, I will definitely be going back.
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