Travel Review & Tips: Korean Red Ginseng Treatment at Cheongkwanjang Spa G
Hello, travelers! Greetings from a member of Trazy crew! :)
Today, I want to share my experience at Cheongkwanjang Spa G in Seoul, which is a luxurious spa that offers high quality Korean red ginseng treatments!Run by the prestigious Korean ginseng brand Cheongkwanjang and owned by Korea Ginseng Corporation, you will be able to enjoy a premium red ginseng therapy and massage which you cannot find elsewhere outside Korea.Here’s a map that shows you the location of Cheongkwanjang Spa G. For details and directions, click here.Get off at Samseong Station (Line 2) and take Exit 2! (Remember to arrive 15 minutes in advance to your reservation!)Go straight for about 3 minutes and you will see KT&G Tower on your left. The spa is located on the B2 level of the building.This is how the entrance to Cheongkwanjang Spa G looks. :)As you enter, you’ll see a display of red ginseng products from Cheongkwanjang brand. For those of you who don’t really know much about red ginseng, it is known to help you revitalize your mind and body as it nourishes your skin and makes you feel relaxed. Its fiber works as a gentle exfoliator leaving your skin soft and smooth. ;)Once you enter, you will see this clean, spacious luxurious lobby where you can wait before the program starts.
I could smell the fragrance of red ginseng all over the lobby while I was comfortably sitting on one of the sofas here. 100% satisfaction guaranteed in terms of atmosphere! ;) Ooohh~ Looks like Miss Korea and a member of South Korean boy band, Chosinsung or Super Nova, visited here!Here and there, I could spot several displays of beauty products from Cheongkwanjang beauty product brand called ‘Dongingbi’. Take a look at the images below and see what kinds of products they offer. Cheongkwanjang Spa G offers 4 different programs, click each option for more details:
- Option 1) Facial Treatment
- Option 2) Asian Core – Dry Body Treatment
- Option 3) Holistic – Red Ginseng Essential Oil Body Treatment
- Option 4) Back & Foot Treatment
I chose Option 3. Red Ginseng Essential Oil Body Treatment, which lasts 60 mins! For additional services and use of facilities like spa, you can ask the staff and pay the extra charge.While waiting, one of the staffs served me with a cup of red ginseng tea and a towel (the towel’s for the foot spa at the beginning of the program). Also, the staff handed me a form with questions related to health status and conditions. In the form, you can choose the level (or the strength) of the massage (I chose medium haha because I’m not used to a massage). ;)After filling out the form, the staff guided me to a private room with a built-in shower facility and locker. FYI, there are single and couple rooms, so I guess it can also be a great place for couples to spend a time together.
The friendly staff handed me a single use underwear and left the room telling me to press the button on the bed once I’m done changing. When she leaves, make yourself at home and undress your clothes and wear the shower gown. Make sure to take off all the accessories on you like ear rings and necklace, etc.
Ta-da! Here’s a photo of myself in a shower gown! After I was ready, I pressed the button and the staff came. She led me to the foot spa section near the lobby, where I dipped my feet in the red ginseng water for 10 mins. It was very relaxing!This is the comfy bed that I lied with my face down. There’s a special pillow with a hole for the face, so don’t you worry about suffocating. Once you are ready, the staff will start spreading the red ginseng oil on your body and give you a delicate massage. I almost fell asleep because it was so cozy and relaxing haha. :D Throughout the program, the staff checked my condition and explained what she was going to do next.
For me, the hour program passed so quickly! I suppose I will add another program and enjoy the massage longer next time. ;) After the massage, you may take a shower if you want. The image above shows how the shower facility looks like. From shampoo, hair conditioner to body wash, it has just about everything you will need for a shower. Plus, all the products are made of red ginseng! I tried every one of them and felt my hair supple and look radiant!And there are amenities prepared for you as well! Awesome!
Inside the room, there’s a display of all the beauty products (one like I’ve seen in the lobby). Feel free to use them! Again, I tried every one of them and they are really great! :)
Just because the program ends, it doesn’t mean the service is! Once you are all prepared to leave, the staff will serve you with a herbal tea of your choice and healthy traditional dessert. And if you really liked the service and the program, you can also purchase their beauty products (and yes, they are on SALE!). Well, at least I did.Look what I bought! They are not extravagantly expensive so I think the price is quite reasonable compared to their capabilities and effects. No regrets at all!
Overall, the Korean red ginseng treatments offered at Cheongkwanjang Spa G is 5.0 out of 5.0! All I can say is that the whole experience at this spa was amazing from start to finish. Not only the program itself is wonderful, but also the staff. I want to say that this spa really does offer a friendly atmosphere and personal service. So, whether or not it’s your fist time experiencing spa/massage, I think you will have an incredible time at Cheongkwanjang Spa G! :)
Watch the video below. See how peaceful and relaxing the room is!