My visit to King Spa in Dallas
Why should I spend money on a hotel when I can get a Groupon at King Spa for only $23? Not only is it way cheaper than a motel but there are so many ways to relax and destress available. I decided that King Spa would be a nice treat and a relaxing way to spend the night while in Dallas.
Thee Entry fee into King Spa allows access to hot tubs, gender specific saunas, and common area saunas, a theater, and meditation room. The Dallas King Spa has a water park where they have several pools, including a bar built right into one of the pools. There is also a Korean restaurant on location.
The spa offers several other upgrades including massage, body scrubs, and special saunas. I opted to get the King Scrub which is an hour long exfoliation, massage, and a body wash. It was a decadent indulgence and I put a lot of thought into spending the extra cash but it was worth it. Afterwards I felt like I had about a pound of dead skin removed.
The mens specific area has three hot tubs, a cold tub, a dry sauna, and a steam room. It also has about 30 shower stalls on the surrounding walls. One cool thing with the Dallas spa is the hot tubs have temperature displays so its easy to chose which one to get into. The tubs range from 82 to 110 degf. There is also a cold tub that is 62 degf which has a water spout on the ceiling so you can get completely covered in cold water.
The first hour and a half I spent going from hot tub to cold tub to steam room and back to cold tub. The first time getting into the cold tub is always a shock but it gets more refreshing with continued use. After the tubs I spent the next hour having the King Scrub.
Here is how the King Scrub works. I lay down on the table and get doused with warm water. My scrubber, Mr. Lee, then scrubs me down with what feels like sand paper made from sharks skin. I don’t know what it is but it is abrasive as heck. I can feel the removed skin collecting between my body and the vinyl table. I know it sounds horrible, but it feels great. The scrubbing takes about 20 minutes, and they scrub everywhere, and I mean everywhere…
After the scrubbing comes the massage. Its not really a therapeutic massage and more of a comfort massage with some acupressure points. There are no oils or lotions used.
The guy giving me the massage was Mr. Lee and he is very good at his job. Sometimes when I am receiving a massage I get a feeling of communication between the person giving the massage and myself. It only happens when the masseuse is really good and is paying attention to what they are doing. This communication was definitely happening between Mr Lee and myself. I am very good at receiving massage and try my best to work with what the masseuse is doing. I realize that sounds kind of naughty but makes the difference between a good massage and a great massage. Mr. Lee gave me a great massage.
Once the massage was complete I got scrubbed down again with lots of soap and a mild cloth, then doused in more hot water to rinse off. The final soaping and rinsing completes the scrub session. More hot tub soaking followed the scrub until I decided it was time to eat dinner.
The Spa provides tooth brushes, razors, and all grooming supplies to complete the spa portion of the visit. A quick shave and a brush of my teeth and I was off to the common area to get my dinner at the restaurant. Spicy pork with miso soup. Delicious!
The after dinner activities included lounging around, reading more of Cloud Atlas (I am so confused), and checking out some of the common saunas. Around midnight I found the ‘Breakroom’. It’s a room filled with Lazy-boy chairs which is just perfect for sleeping.
My visit at the Dallas King Spa provided me with the first good nights sleep that I have had in days. I woke up reseted, relaxed and ready for another day on the road. I highly recommend visiting a King Spa if there is one in your area. And I found that it makes a great replacement to a hotel when road tripping.