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Korean Spa Yeo Yong Guk

Korean Spa Yeo Yong Guk
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You might think about spas and massages when you feel exhausted like soggy cotton, when you have an aching neck and back because of extensive computer or smartphone usage, or when your skin is irritated due to the change of seasons. After a full body massage you can feel restored and much lighter. In ordinary spa centers you have to choose a program yourself. Places that offer professional spa programs with individual physiological assessments are rare. Here's a place that understands the unique differences in people's physicality and offers individual spa programs.

Custom-made spas according to Sasang physiology

Yeo Yong Guk was founded after the ideology of the tale of Yeo Yong Guk, which contains the saying that a woman takes care of her face like a king takes care of a country. At Korean Spa Yeo Yong Guk, much attention is paid to the fact that everybody has their own physiology. People's physical constitutions are all different, so how can they all be treated with the same massage methods and medications? The facility explains that in order to achieve good results, individual massage methods and medications must be applied to different physical types. It is important to take an O-ring test to determine one's body condition. In this test you form an O with your thumb and index finger, and when something fits you then you'll press the two fingers together hard and when it doesn't, the fingers naturally separate. It indicates what matches your body. According to the test results you receive a spa using traditional Korean medicine ingredients.

In the spa programs, not only the cosmetic products but also the massage types and tools change. For example, if you have a lot of heat in your chest region, a massage that brushes from the heart down is most effective. The method is done to support circulation and fill in what is lacking. Another distinctive thing is that instead of lasers, they use a thin stick called a “hwasa” as a tool. There are three different kinds of “hwasa” depending on the material used, Paekjato, Cheongjato and Ongkito, which are said to have different effects. The tool has a spiky end which is used to poke and massage blood aperture points in the body and face. As a result it feels very refreshing, as if clustered blood particles are loosened up.

A systematic spa system based on traditional Korean medicine

Yeo Yong Guk Korean Spa uses over a hundred natural fermentation plants for optimized skin and body programs. They identify personal physiological types and prepare individual medicine accordingly. They also studied medical plants that have been used in traditional Korean medicine for a long time and developed traditional Korean medicine cosmetic products to use in spas. It's as if you went to a traditional Korean medical clinic and got your own medical prescription.

They have packs that use medical plants, a top restorative traditional medicine called “gongjindan,” Yeo Yong Care that revives skin cells with traditional medicine, treatments for many people's aging and skin troubles, obesity care and treatments for women before and after childbirth. The facility also offers special care programs for pregnant women with sensitive skin or acne, people suffer from chronic fatigue etc.

What's interesting is that Yeo Yong Guk does more than skin care. They stress the point that the skin has to be fundamentally strengthened before going into treatment. They even advise their patients on good and bad food as well as eating habits and everyday life tips according to physical type. It's like receiving detailed lifestyle coaching.


  • +82-2-412-0100
  • 10:00~22:00 on weekdays
    10:00~20:00 on weekends
  • Reservations required
  • Face Yeoyongbon (50 min.) KRW 90,000
    Body Yeosin (80 min.) KRW 180,000
    Yeo Yong & Yeosin (120 min.) KRW 250,000



The above information is valid as of March 2019


After having a blast at Lotte World, experience traditional Korean beauty treatments and then get a stylish makeover from a hair salon in Gangnam. Your day tour in Seoul will be completed with K-beauty.

[Route] Incheon International Airport 72 km, 1 hr and 46 min by airport limousine bus Lotte World Adventure, Lotte World Mall, and Seoul Sky 3.3 km, 9 min by bus + 11 min by foot 25 Must-Go Wellness Spots Korean Spa Yeo Yong Kuk 5.2 km, 8 min by subway + 14 min by foot Hair salon experience in Gangnam

From an Exciting Amusement Park to Seoul’s Tallest Skyscraper
Lotte World Adventure, Lotte World Mall, and Seoul Sky

Tea Therapy is a place where you can rest while enjoying a foot bath along with medicinal herbal tea. The Tea Therapy Haengnang Branch, located on Yunboseon-gil, Jongno-gu, is part of the restored birth house of the former Korean president Yun Posun. There, you can feel the classic atmosphere of an old house. As you can tell from its name, the facility is not just a teahouse but also a space for healing. In addition to the well-known green tea and chrysanthemum tea, a wide variety of teas are also available—from barley and corn teas that many Koreans enjoy to medicinal herbal teas. As each tea offers a different effect, Tea Therapy helps you choose the right tea and drink it in the right way. Tea Therapy has a simple test for visitors before they choose their tea. The test helps you find and enjoy the right kind of tea—even if you don’t know much about tea—by checking your body shape and condition through questions like whether you have a small or large frame, whether you are heavy or not, and whether your digestion and bowel movement is normal. The test results will show the best tea for you with its detailed efficacy. The foot bath facility near the entrance is available to anybody who orders tea, but foot bath products come at an extra cost of KRW 5,000. Tea Therapy also offers a class to those interested in learning more about tea. Topics include “tea therapy for stress relief” or “tea therapy for women,” which are closely related to daily life and are also easy to follow.


Lotte World Adventure 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul / +82-1661-2000 / Sun–Thu: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Fri–Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. / One day: Adults: KRW 55,000, Children: KRW 44,000; After 4 p.m. (entry after 4 p.m.): Adults: KRW 44,000, Children: KRW 34,000 / www.lotteworld.com

Seoul Sky 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul / +82-1661-2000 / Sun–Thu: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Fri–Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (last entry at 10 p.m.) / Adults: KRW 27,000, Children: KRW 24,000; Fast Pass: KRW 50,000 / seoulsky.lotteworld.com

Lotte World Mall 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul / +82-2-1661-2000 / Daily: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. / www.lwt.co.kr

Traditional Korean Skin Treatments Based on Physical Constitution
Korean Spa Yeo Yong Kuk

Korean Spa Yeo Yong Kuk offers traditional Korean skin treatment programs that are popular not only among locals but foreigners as well. Unlike the usual spa centers, the facility conducts an O-ring test to determine the physical constitution of individuals so that effective herbal medicines and massage methods can be applied to different constitutions. When the most suitable spa program is chosen, everything about the spa from herbal ingredients to massage tools and methods is also prescribed by a doctor of oriental medicine. Various massage tools are used, but a thin ceramic stick called “hwasa” is particularly distinctive. There are three different kinds of “hwasa” depending on the material used—baekjato, cheongjato, and onggito—that each serves a different physical constitution. Korean Spa Yeo Yong Kuk uses over a hundred herb medicines. Among them, kyungokgo and gongjindan, medical plants that are known to have outstanding restorative effects, are used to revitalize skin cells in programs including Yeo Yong Care, treatments for aging and troubled skin, obesity care, and treatments for women before and after childbirth. The center also offers specially personalized care programs for pregnant women who tend to develop melasma, wrinkles, stretch marks, and edema. Doctors also give advice to their patients regarding eating habits and everyday tips according to their physical constitution.


60, Seokchonhosu-ro 12-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul / +82-2-412-0100 / 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (closed on Sundays) / Facial care (50 min): KRW 60,000; Prenatal and postpartum care (80 min): KRW 110,000 / yeoyongkuk.modoo.at

Get Yourself K-Beauty Treatments
Experience a Hair Salon in Gangnam

While in Gangnam, a place popular among the youth, why not try visiting a trendy hair salon? Around Gangnam Station, you can find numerous hair shops almost everywhere. Most offer quality services with good products and experienced hairdressers. You can be assured of their quality if these hair salons have been in operation for more than 10 years. Chop Hair and Lee Chul Hair Kerker are among the famous ones as they operate a number of branches across the country.


Chop Hair 76, Bongeunsa-ro 18-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / +82-2-508-3558 / Weekdays and Sundays: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. / www.chop.kr

Lee Chul Hair Kerker Uiseong Building 2F, 9, Gangnam-daero 98-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / +82-2-3473-2326 / Weekdays: 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Weekends 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. / blog.naver.com/gkerker

TIP icon Travel Tips

KPOP Museum

The KPOP Museum is located on the fifth floor of Lotte World Mall. It is the Seoul branch of the KPOP Museum in Gyeongju, which was introduced by tvN’s program “Dictionary of Useless General Knowledge 1.” This admission-free café-style museum features various items that show the history of Korean pop music. Outside the museum is a food court with the theme of Seoul’s old streets including Jongno in the 1930s and Myeong-dong in the 1960s to the 1980s.

· Location 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul / Inquiries +82-2-3213-4563 / Free admission / Website kpopmuseum.com

bag icon Recommended Wellness Tours

Experience Seoul from Sky to Underground
Lotte World Mall and Seoul Sky → 2.7 km→ Korean Spa Yeo Yong Kuk → 2.6 km→ Starfield COEX Mall and Parnas Mall

Enjoy Hallyu Culture and Seoul’s Scenery
Garosugil, Sinsa-dong and Line Friends Store Garosugil Branch → 2.2 km → K-Star Road → 2.2 km → Korean Spa Yeo Yong Kuk → 4.2 km → Jamsil Hangang Park (night cruise)

· Jamsil Hangang Park (cruise) 65, Hangaram-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul / +82-2-3271-6900 (E-Land Cruise Jamsil) / www.elandcruise.com · K-Star Road 402, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / +82-2-3445-0111

Recommended Restaurants

· Daejanggeum : Korean table d'hote / 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul / +82-2-3213-4534 / www.daejanggeumkorea.com

· Daenamujip : Korean table d'hote / 8-16, Baekjegobun-ro 7-gil Songpa-gu, Seoul / +82-2-423-5292

· Haeju Naengmyeon : cold buckwheat noodles / 5-22, Olympic-ro 12-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul / +82-2-424-7192


Recommended Accommodations

· Lotte Hotel World : 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul / +82-2-411-7120 / www.lottehotel.com

· Hotel Lake : 216, Seokchonhosu-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul / +82-2-422-1001 / www.hotellake.co.kr