Experience the Sacred Hour Korean Scrub: A Time-Honored Mind & Body Revitalization
What is a Korean Scrub? It is a unique full-body scrub treatment and experience performed in Korea and called Seshin. Our Seshin is a head-to-toe exfoliation ritual that sheds layers of dirt and dead skin and results in baby soft skin.
The Sacred Hour Korean Body Scrub is a serious scrub, intended for a full body experience that is vigorous but never painful. This is a “must try” at Sacred Hour. Not only is our Korean Scrub the only one available in Cleveland; it is also the only one of its kind in Ohio.
Located at our Lakewood location is a private 900-square-foot bungalow, equipped with 2 massage suites, a locker room, bathroom, rain shower, lounge, steam room and our Korean Scrub room, a dimly lit, warm, tiled wet room.
My Own Sacred Hour
by Tabitha Baker / Owner of Sacred Hour
It had been a week of work. It was a good week, a productive week. Nonetheless, the week had built up some pressure. I tend to receive my massage treatments, pedicures, facials, self-care at SH every two weeks. However, as the end of the week came to close, I knew it was time for my total body overhaul, the Korean Scrub.
This isn’t a sales pitch. This is a heart-to-heart testimonial.
I booked my Korean Scrub with Christina on Saturday afternoon.
Receiving the Korean Scrub only solidified why I brought this very special treatment to Ohio, the only one of its kind in the state. Christina and I actually traveled to NYC and have had this treatment in a traditional Korean Bath House many times. I mean this wholeheartedly: they could learn from her!
As I enter the bungalow, she showed me to my locker. I disrobed, slipped on my spa sandals, and headed to the private steam. Christina was pouring me a cup of tea.
I hung my robe up, slipped off my sandals, and entered the steam room.
Privately, I lay naked on the heated tiles, and for 20 minutes, with my eyes closed, took in deep breathes, clearing my sinuses and calming my mind. I felt my body begin to soften, knowing I was about to be cared for in a way that is truly hard to describe.
After some time, she came to collect me, to show me to the scrub room. Dimly lit, with the sound of the running water, I lay my body face down on the table. The steam begins to roll in and bathe me in stillness.
I lay my head on a soft towel, as she begins to pour warm water from my crown to my toes. The ritual begins, and the dead skin begins to be vigorously sloughed off, from my neck, back, butt, legs, and soles of my feet.
This is all done manually. No product, just simple mitts, imported from Asia. The work is physical on her part, but everyone that offers this treatment at Sacred Hour, loves the experience they offer with the scrub. It is ritualistic, healing.
She rinsed my entire back body, then requested I turn to my side. As I let everything relax, she scrubbed my hip, outer leg, side of the foot, side body, armpit, arm, side of neck, and ribs, and inner leg as well.
She rinsed me again. Then again on the other side of my body.
All the while the warm steam surrounds us, making the room even darker and the continuous water running, is draining my mind.
As she turns me face up, she scrubs my chest and neck, shoulders, stomach, arms and hands, legs and feet.
Another gentle pour of water grounds my soul.
I make my way to let my head hang off the table, so she can wash my hair and massage my scalp. She brushes my hair and rinses it gently again.
She washed my face and gently scrubs behind my ears with a warm washcloth. The last time that happened was 45 years ago, when my mom used to wash my face as a kid.
I am then scooped up and brought to the edge of the table where she rinses my back.
She then stands in front of me, holding a vessel, filled with warm water for me to rinse my own face.
She gently splashes the front of my body one last time, before wrapping a warm towel around me.
I take one last rinse under the rain shower, and wrap myself up in my warm robe, and sink into the chair in the lounge.
My Korean scrub is complete, but is it?
To me, there are few things in life anymore where we can connect with self, be kind to the body and soul.
Massages to me are deeply soul-connecting experiences, not just a physical relief, but through breathing and time, I release what doesn’t serve me and make space for what will.
The Korean Scrub is another level of care.
The experience is hands down, from coast to coast, the best scrub I have EVER had in the past 22 years. From Seattle, to LA, to Chicago, to NYC.
Christina is obsessed with offering this treatment. And it shows.
Not only was the experience ritualistic, healing and grounding, but I floated through the rest of the evening. I was gentle with myself and others, I was not anxious or had a need to over-indulge.
I felt drunk in my soul.
It softened me in ways that I so needed.
If you have not experienced this treatment, add it to your list.
It is a mental reset in the best way.
Add a Private Steam to any massage treatment, before or after. 30 minutes $50
STEAM + SCRUB + MASSAGE
A unique experience from Korea. Steam + Full Body Scrub + 1 hr Massage L
For one guest 120min $ 225 / For two guests 120 min $450 ( not a couples massage)
STEAM + SCRUB
A unique experience from Korea. Steam + 40 min Full Body Scrub L
For one guest 60 min $ 150
STEAM + MASSAGE
Enjoy a private steam before your 1 hr massage L
90 min $ 125
COUPLES STEAM + MASSAGE
Enjoy a private steam before your 1-hour couples massage L
90 min $ 225
THE SCRUB + STEAM IS NOT PERMITTED FOR:
Clients with respiratory disease, heart palpitations, high or low blood pressure, diabetes, and the elderly should consult a physician before entering a steam room. Pregnant women should avoid them altogether. Steam rooms have a negative effect on blood pressure, which inhibits oxygen flow to the fetus and may cause birth defects. Male infertility may also result from spending time in steam rooms. According to the Harvard Medical School, high temperatures can make sperm inactive and disrupt development.
Book Your Appointment today. Click here.