So finally, Deep Tissue Massage boy and I tried this Korean bath house. I've been meaning to go here for the longest time but time was not my friend so I had to keep on postponing this spa trip.
|Lasema front desk|
Wet area @ Lasema: The wet area has 2 hot tubs and 1 cold tub. They also have a steam room with jade stones inside.
Lasema has open shower stalls where you can scrub yourself down before you soak in the hot tubs.If you want to slough off dead skin cells in private, they have 4 enclosed shower stalls.
What do you wear during the massage @ Lasema: In the locker rooms and wet area, you will be nekkid. You won't even have the chance to cover yourself up because the free towels are about 1/4 the size of regular towels. So this is not for the shy types who can't even stand looking at themselves naked in the shower.
|Lasema girl lockers|
|Lasema girl prep area|
|Full attire set for your Lasema experience provided at the front desk.|
But I am getting ahead of the story.
Ambiance @ Lasema: It was very peaceful when we got there at 2 in the morning. I can't say its the same during peak hours though because the attendants said that all the lights are on and the TV's are also on.
Price range @ Lasema: Pricey if you take the full package of 1 hour massage, free use of wet area and Jjim Jil Bang. They charge Php940 on weekends and Php840 on weekdays. You can already stay for 12 hours in Lasema at this price.
If you want just the massage and sauna, then that will set you back Php600.
Jjim Jil Bang and sauna costs Php500 on weekends and Php400 on weekdays.
Sauna use is for only Php250.
Anything for the mouth @ Lasema: They have a snack bar in the common area. We ordered lamen (noodles), green tea and kimbob (Korean sushi). They also have a huge array of instant Korean noodles.
|Need to pay extra if you buy food at the snack bar. For the food we ordered, we paid an extra Php350 or so.|
|Ramen choices at Lasema|
Location of Lasema:
Lasema Plaza #7232 Malugay Street, Bgy Bel-Air 1209 Makati City.
To get here from Kalayaan, we entered through Gil Puyat Avenue, went straight, then right after the Mapua building, which will lead you to Malugay Street. The plaza is on the right.
It is in the same plaza as Makati Golf Club.
View Larger Map
Store hours: 24 x 7
Contact them @ Lasema: Their number is +63 02 830 2222
Website: Lasema Multiply site
I loved the smell of their shampoo. Although it dried my hair so bad it had the texture of a walis tambo, I didn't mind.
I liked the fact that they have basic toiletries available.
|Lasema's FRESH combs and USED combs. :p|
Of the hot sauna rooms, the 70 degree Celsius one was too hot for me to stay in. I only lasted for 2 minutes there (Chungno). They also have Oak and Clay and Salt Charcoal sauna rooms that had more tolerable temps.
|Oak and Clay and Salt Charcoal sauna rooms at Lasema|
|If this sauna room had a Facebook account, its status update will be "I'm too hot to handle."|
|On the left is the smoking room, on the right is the ice room. No, the smoking area is not another type of sauna, it's just a room for smokers.|
DTM and I had a good long rest after everything in the sleeping caves.
This was another good massage experience. :) Unfortunately I fell asleep in the middle, just as the therapist was about to make my back muscles feel all sorts of good so I did not have a chance to experience the full force of the masseuse' Swedish massage magic.
1.) Why are your locker key bracelets so huge?! Mine kept falling off.
2.) Maybe it is time to do some maintenance work for all the facilities. While they are all still working perfectly fine, the wet area, the saunas could use some new paint and a good thorough scrubbing.
You should try this place especially if you are a spa-addict like me. If you doend up going to Lasema, let me know what your thoughts are and if you have the lomi-lomi massage, let me know how it goes. :)
- Bring your own: toothbrush, loofah, conditioner, lotion, brush and bath towel.
- Do not lose your towels! You will be given 2 small towels that you can exchange for dry ones at the front desk.
|It was already past 11 am when DTM and I left Lasema|