REVIEW: Lasema Spa and Sauna: P495 Sauna + Jimjil Bang + Massage (P990 Value) from Ensogo!




My overall experience at Lasema Spa and Sauna was by far the best spa place I've been to. It, being a traditional Korean spa, adds value to me as I am fond of watching K-dramas. I'm glad that we availed it on our anniversary. 

If you have been checking some of my reviews on spas, you'll notice that most are just so-so in terms of ambiance and services, and that the discounted price (not the value price) reflects the actual quality of service. With Lasema, I realized that by just doubling the price of the usual spa deals that we buy, more than thrice of the experience will be achieved. 

Lasema Spa and Sauna is located at Malugay Street, inside Makati Golf Club. The place is huge and spacious, and you may stay here for a maximum of 12 hours. Upon presenting our voucher, we were given two sets of clothes (the robe and shorts for the massage, and a shirt and shorts for Jimjil Bang), two hand towels, and the bracelet tag for the locker key. The bracelet tag should be taken care of as aside from being a locker key holder, it also has a chip for time-in time-out, and for registering your purchases. 

After getting our set of clothes and locker keys, Allen and I had to part as there is entirely a separate place for the locker room and wet area for the male and the female. There are even separate massage rooms for male and female unless we opted for a private room for an additional 200Php. Since we didn't get a private room, I was afraid that we will not be together in this spa for the whole duration of our stay, considering that this is part of our anniversary celebration. The staff said only Jimjil Bang is the common place but I don't know what Jimjil Bang is. 

I proceeded in the very spacious and elegantly-looking locker room to change clothes. I was a bit shocked with the naked ladies walking around and some coming from the wet area where the Jacuzzi pools and shower rooms are located. This female area is really huge and well-maintained. There are lotion, facial wash, powder, cotton buds, hair dryer, sanitizer, water dispenser, sanitized combs, etc. In the wet area, there were numerous shower/bathing spaces as well as cold or hot Jacuzzi pools. 

After changing clothes, I decided to have a massage so I could already go to Jimjil Bang. Massage therapists are subject to availability. So at times, you have to make an appointment, but lucky for me, there was an available masseuse. I initially planned to have Lomilomi Massage (valued at 650Php) but since I forgot its name, I just had the usual Swedish massage. This is not my first Swedish massage yet even with her simple sliding strokes, I felt that the massage was really relaxing and with the right amount of pressure. Maybe the ambiance, the wonderful interior, and the spa music provided this overall relaxed feeling that I just wanted to sleep. Or it may also be that I was just tired with all the happenings earlier that day. Aside from the everything-great massage, what I liked was when she was able to stretch my shoulder and neck that the "tick" I've been feeling for so long was relieved. There was also a foot scrub at the end of the massage, and stretching if you opt for it. The one hour (or a bit more) massage experience was worth every penny. 


Lasema Spa and Sauna: after eating our hot and spicy noodles

After massage, I went to Jimjil Bang and saw Allen sleeping in one of the cave rooms. Jimjil Bang is a Korean spa and sauna. Here, you can find the following: 

  • Oak and Clay Sauna
  • Salt Charcoal Sauna
  • Dome Clay Sauna or Chungito
  • Ice Room
  • Cave Rooms
  • Sleeping Areas
  • Common area for reading books
  • Food and Refreshment Area
  • TV
It is also in the Jimjil Bang where most people are staying, maybe in saunas or just doing nothing, but just relaxing. It was also good to try some of the Korean food and drinks, though the noodles tend to be really spicy. 

Our stay in Lasema Spa and Sauna ends our anniversary celebration, but it was a really good way to cap it off. Everything in this place was over the edge compared to the usual spas I've been to. 

By the way, I said I won't leave Lasema not until we have a picture of us in lamb towel. So it here it goes!

Lasema Spa and Sauna: in our lamb towel





Lasema Spa and Sauna
7232 Malugay St., Brgy. Bel Air, 1209 Makati City inside Makati Golf Club, Makati City
+632 8302222; +63943 506 5697
Open 24 hours
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39 comments:

  1. Hi. :)
    I would like to know if you made reservations before going to the spa or did you just bring your voucher on the day you decided to avail?
    Thank you.

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    1. Hello! We made reservations and I think for vouchers reservation is required. If not, I still encourage you to make a reservation especially if you are planning to go on a weekend. :)

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    2. Hello ms. jessa, I don't understand. So if I do not have any vouchers I'll just call them to have a reservation then pay straight ahead to the counter

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    3. Hello, Ms. Kaye. Apology for the confusion. If you avail the vouchers, reservation is required. If you don't have vouchers, you just have to walk-in and pay at the counter.

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  2. hi jessa pwede ba 13 yrs old dyan?

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    1. Hello! may mga nakita naman akong bata nung nagpunta kami, so pwede naman! :)

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  3. I was hesitating at first, but your review convinced me to buy the voucher at Ensogo hahahaha XD

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    1. If you're going to buy the voucher, that's a good deal. :)

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  4. Hello Ms Jessa, Buffet ba ang food dito sa Lasema spa like Wensha? thank you :D

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    1. Hello Roland! Naku hindi po. May nagtitinda lang ng food sa loob mismo, mostly Korean food and drinks. Medyo pricey pero okay na rin kasi nakakagutom rin lalo pag 12hours ka talaga mag-stay.

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  5. Hi JEssa, can we take pictures inside the spa cause some other spa wont allow us to? Thank you :)

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    1. Hello! I cannot exactly remember if taking pictures is prohibited. But we were able to take pictures of ourselves in the Jimjil Bang area. Cellphones or gadgets are not allowed inside the Saunas, though.

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  6. hi ms. jessa, okey ba ang massage nila? or so so lang? prang hndi nmn nila specialty ung massage noh?

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    1. Their massage is OK, although it will still depends on how you will rate your masseuse. But for me and my mom, it is great since they really meet our massage expectations. They have choices naman for the massage that you want :)

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  7. hi ms. jessa. ano po ung mode of payment nyo sa ensogo? kasi I'm going to choose bancnet sana kaso natakot ako kasi hinihingi yung password. safe po kaya yun?

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    1. Hello! Ang na-try ko pa lang ay credit card saka 7-connect. Yung sa credit card, yes, safe naman. Yung sa 7-connect, though not sure kung available pa sya, sa 7-eleven ka magbabayad.

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  8. credit card or debit card lang po ang alam ko na allowed for payment sa ensogo, and you will need to present a photocopy of your valid ID upon redemption ng voucher sa reception area. so far, for me it is safe naman since it will reflect sa account details mo how much they deducted.

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  9. hello po,marami din po bang mga pinoy ang pumupunta jan..or karamihan ay korean..

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    1. Hello! Marami namang Pinoy lalo na nung nilagay sya sa Group Buying. Though may makikita ka ring Koreans, Japanese, Chinese. Ni-base ko lang sa language. hehe

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  10. hi! do you really have to be naked inside the wet area or at least we could use a towel to cover us up then remove it afterwards?

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    1. You just have to be naked when you're going to soak in the jacuzzi. Other than that, you can cover up yourself with a towel. :)

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  11. Hello ask ko lang if kelan mas kaunti ung tao. Weekdays po ba? Mas ok po b ng umaga or night? Mas gusto ko po sana ng onti ang tao :). Hehe ask ko na rin po sino po gumagawa ng lamb towel kanya kanyang gawa po ba? Thanks :)

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    1. Konti ang tao pag weekdays around 12mn onwards. Yung lamb towel, yes, kanya-kanyang gawa. Pwede ka naman magpaturo sa mga staff dun. Hehe. Ganun lang din ginawa ko. :)

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  12. HI ms Jessa! So pwede po dun matulog if plan ko punta ng 12mn til morning nah? thanks :)

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    1. Yes po. May mga sleeping areas talaga sila. Basta wag ka lang lalagpas ng 12hours. :)

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  13. hi ms.jessa i just want to as if wala akong na avail na any voucher..how much it will cost for me para makapag sauna sa lasema?can you give me details?i would really appreciate it..thanks...

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    1. Hello, here you go:
      Weekdays
      Sauna: 250Php
      Jjim Jil Bang + Sauna: 450Php
      Massage + Sauna: 650Php
      Jjim Jim Bang + Sauna + Massage: 890Php

      Weekends
      Sauna: 250Php
      Jjim Jil Bang + Sauna: 550Php
      Massage + Sauna: 650Php
      Jjim Jim Bang + Sauna + Massage: 990Php

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  14. Hi! I just want to know yung binayaran ba sa ensogo voucher is for the whole package na ng Jjim Jim Bang, Sauna and massage wala ng additonal na babayaran?

    Thanks.

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    1. Hello! Yes, for the ensogo voucher, it includes Jjim Jil Bang, Sauna and Massage. No additional payment.

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  15. thanks ms.jessa..the prices that you gave is without voucher right?for walk in customers..wala na kasi ako makita dito sa internet na promo nila with voucher..may limited hours po ba yung mga bingay niyong price details?thanks po..

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    1. Yes, that is their normal rate. I got it from their brochure. I think wala namang limitation sa hours but to be sure, you may call the spa. I have included their numbers in the post above.

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    2. thank you po ms.jessa..you are really a big help..i really appreciate it..thanks a lot:)

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  16. diba po 2 hrs dun.. meron po bang chargeran ng phone nun? baka po kasi malowbatt kakapicture. :) may wifi din po ba? thnaks :)

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  17. We went there last night and took your tips.. Thanks to your blog! :)

    I had written my review as well:
    http://followfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/08/lasema-jjim-jil-bam-spa-and-sauna.html

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  18. I had a very bad experience with this spa. My bf and I bought a deal in TCAT. It said that we had to call for a reservation. However, every time I tried to call them, their phone was busy. This went on for several weeks. Finally, my bf decided to drop by and ask them about it. The receptionist told him that their phone was being repaired so my bf asked them how would we reserve using our coupon when the phone does not work. The receptionist told us that because of that, they would allow walk-ins. I think this happened on a Wednesday. So we decided to drop by on Saturday. But the receptionist this time wouldn't allow us to redeem the voucher, she told us that we had to call first and that their phone was already fixed. She even called her "supervisor" who didn't look like a supervisor at all. He was just wearing a t-shirt and cut-offs. They refused to let us in even though we told them that the previous receptionist told us it was ok to walk in. They told us to just come back next time or to just pay for the service first and just use the voucher next time. They were quite rude with no manners when talking with us. We live in Quezon City. It's not like their spa is very near to us. And their phone was broken not just for one week but I think it was almost a month or more that it was always busy. They admitted that it was broken but that their phone was already fixed now. They know that they had an ongoing promo period through the deals website TCat. It made me think that they didn't want to actually let the customers redeem the promo. And it's not like there were a lot of people at that time (it was around lunch time on a saturday) that they couldn't accommodate two extra people.
    I will never return to this spa again nor would I recommend it to other people. My bf who worked with a Korean told him about our experience. According to this Korean, there were rumors that the staff would steal from the lockers of the customers while they are taking a bath, massage or in the common area. They would not get all your money but just pilfer maybe several bills so you wouldn't notice it was gone. I don't know how true this is though.

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  19. Magkano po nagastos nyo overall? :) Ano yung Jimjil Bang? Saang package makakasama yung ice room, tea tub(?)? Sauna ba yun or Jjim Jil Bang? haha
    Diba parang wensha spa lang na may mga ipis ipis?

    Thanks :)

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  20. DO NOT GO HERE. ALL THE BAD REVIEWS ARE TRUE.
    I’VE NEVER BEEN SO INSULTED AND TREATED UNFAIRLY IN MY WHOLE LIFE.
    We went for a full package on a Friday night, full payment not part of some online deal. First of all, you pay upfront and they only accept cash (Red flag for tax evasion, calling KIM HENARES!!!). But later on we find out tax evasion is not the only reason for this set-up...
    More red flags:
    - Upon entering, there were way too many people. Instead of a relaxing sauna experience we felt like we were in a market.
    - The floor is mushy, as though it is rarely cleaned. Careful, you might step on morsels of instant noodles.
    - They are very stingy when it comes to towel change. No, they don’t care if you are dripping sweat everywhere.

    BUT IT GETS WORST. By 10:35PM, we request for our bathroom robes so we can get ready to shower and change for our 11PM massage like responsible and prompt customers. 5, 10, 15 minutes past and still no robe for my bf, we were still in our sweaty sauna wear. They made us go back and forth between the lockers, massage desk, and reception, passing us on to different people and still no robe. It was to the point that they weren’t even minding us anymore. Worse, I talked to the massage desk and they would not extend our massage even if it was clearly their fault. By 11PM, we got so frustrated and pissed off that we just wanted to get a refund.

    And here comes the other reason why they make you pay upfront. They may provide you awful service OR not even provide it at all, BUT THEY WILL NOT GIVE YOU A REFUND. Management policy. In fact, sila pa ang galit and bastos (ANGIE I AM CALLING YOU OUT!). I tried to tell them I promise to give back my locker key when they refund me, but they made two guards corner us and the car. We were helpless prisoners. I tried to talk nicely to the guards that it was about principle, but I guess they have become robots and puppets of Lasema.

    Places like this should not be patronized. They really need to learn to treat their customers with respect.

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