Archive for spa and salon services

Where to Get a Massage in Seoul: Healing Hands for the Soul

If you are looking for professional Thai massage, check out Healing Hands: Massage for the Soul in Itaewon. From the Seoul subway (Line 6), take Exit 2 and walk for a few blocks and look for a sign that says “Clinic Ever”. Inside that doorway is the staircase that will take you to Healing Hands; it’s on the 3rd floor.

Healing Hands

Upon entering the establishment, it is a sensory experience with all the soothing sounds and aromas you’d expect. The owner/masseuse speaks English fluently and his masseuse partner has very good English comprehension, and they are very accommodating with your schedule as well as your personal needs. Making an appointment is advisable, but I have ‘walked in’ many times. They are open daily from 12:30pm to 9:00pm.

Healing Hands

Healing Hands

A one hour full body massage currently costs 60 000 won and they offer a variety of other services including hot stone and foot treatments. A nice option is the couples massage; it makes a great date, and you get a slight discount. Another added bonus is their stand up tanning bed, but don’t expect bulbs as strong as back home.

Has anyone else been to Healing Hands? Any suggestions for good massage places in Seoul?

Leave a Comment

Where to Get a Manicure/Pedicure in Seoul

Getting your manicures and pedicures in Seoul will be almost as expensive if not more than in North America. I have been satisfied with Tiffany Nail in Itaewon (Exit 2 across the street from the Dunkin Donuts). I’ve had manicures ranging from about 15 000-35 000 won and pedicure prices start at about 30 000 won.

The services I’ve had at Tiffany Nail were relatively thorough; I had a lot of choices for polish colour, and during one pedicure, my feet were simultaneously worked on by 2 ladies! It was a bit of a novelty, but I ended up feeling like I was getting rushed out a bit. They are not the best manicures/pedicures  in the world, but they do cater to a lot of foreigners. They speak some English, and they have pretty good hours (Mon-Sun 11am-10pm)

They also have a stand up tanning bed for about 12 000 per 10-15 minute session and they have package deals, but don’t expect strong bulbs like back home. They provide tanning lotion for free.

Tiffany Nail

Tiffany Nail

Tiffany Nail

I’ve also tried The Green Turtle in Itaewon (Exit 3, right above ‘The Coffee Bean’). The prices were comparable, but I preferred Tiffany Nail.

Comments (1)