All About SoJo Spa Club in Edgewater + the New Korean Body Scrub

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Self-care can take many forms, from manis and pedis to a day on the couch binging your favorite new series. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to relaxation — and what works for some people might not work for others. But, there is one thing most people can agree on — massages, jacuzzis, saunas, and body treatments feel ahhh-mazing and help melt stress + tension better than most other things. And if you can find it all in one spot, even better. SoJo Spa Club, located at 660 River Road in Edgewater, is just the place to provide everything needed to totally relax, detox, and enjoy some quiet time. Loved by both girls and guys, this day spa has something for everyone and a delicious cafeteria, to boot. Keep reading to learn more about SoJo Spa Club and why it might be your new cold-weather hangout.

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About SoJo Spa Club

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SoJo Spa Club brings traditional treatments from across the world and makes them available for their guests. They have both indoor and outdoor pools + baths, saunas and therapy rooms, a dedicated spa space for all types of massages and body treatments, a relaxation lounge, a fitness center, and even a full kitchen that seats diners both outside and inside. Whether the mood strikes on a weekend or you need a mental health day in the middle of the week, SoJo will help bring you back to balanced.

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Offering a high-quality wellness experience, SoJo Spa Club is a truly unique space. It is based on Korean culture and offers guests a variety of global cultures all in one place. The facility is open all year round, rain or shine. You can enjoy their heated outdoor baths and panoramic view of Manhattan even in the colder months, as they have heated tents and walkways throughout the facility to protect guests against the cold air. Your cold-weather getaway doesn’t have to be far — SoJo Spa Club is less than seven miles away from Hoboken and can be accessed via car or bus.

New Treatments

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SoJo Spa Club recently introduced a new Korean Body Scrub Zone that allows for a more personal + private experience. They’ve upgraded the treatment + the room to reflect the ultimate relaxation for guests. In Korea, people go as much as once a week to a jimjilbang {bath house} where they sauna, steam, soak, and get a body scrub with brightly colored mitts. These scrubs exfoliate every inch of the body, making them much more effective than the American-style salt scrubs that have become popular. Check out all their different body scrubs here and then book the one that’s right for you.

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Hoboken Girl founder, Jen, experienced the 90-Minute Korean Body Scrub and here’s what her experience was like:

“I love going to SOJO, so it was an extra special treat to try the Korean Body Scrub. The Korean Scrub area is located right off of the locker rooms, and they recently renovated the area so that there are private rooms (no communal showers necessary!) for the entire treatment. But if you really want to know, this was seriously heaven – sloughing off dead skin, a massage, a conditioning hair treatment, and a mask. Here’s what my treatment was like {PS: no photos allowed in this area, so you’ll have to use your imagination – or better yet, try it yourself!}:

About 30 minutes before my treatment, I checked in, and the attendant led me to the hot tubs – where I soaked for about 20-30 minutes to make sure my skin was nice and soft and ready for the treatment.

Once ready, Kay, who was my body scrub attendant, came over and led me to the body scrub area. The rooms are super clean, and while it’s a very — shall we say — exposed treatment, I felt super comfortable. I took off my bathing suit, and laid on the table {essentially a massage table, but able to get wet}.

Kay was so friendly and chatted with me, but got started right away. She scrubbed pretty much every inch of my body and while that was happening, she gently asked me to take a peek, and holy dead skin, it was coming off in layers {probably one too many spray tans not exfoliated, let’s just say}. It was incredible. Throughout the treatment, she rinsed me so that I stayed warm and the dead skin was removed {word on the street is you lose about 1/4-1/2 a pound of dead skin, it’s crazy!}. Having just been in Morocco, this is very similar to a hammam scrub, if that helps visualize — but better, because of all the bells and whistles SOJO adds.

During the full head-to-toe scrub, Kay then used lavender oil on my body. Then we rinsed. Then once I was on my back and finished with exfoliation, she put a cucumber mask on and conditioned my hair. HEAVEN. Once that was setting, she performed about a 15-20-minute head-to-toe massage {side note: I actually told Kay I’d be back for a regular massage —she was that good}. After that, it was time for a milk bath rinse, and then a full rinse, and before I knew it the 90 minutes was sadly up.

What a treat — and HIGHLY recommend the private rooms, it’s so nice to be able to be in the nude and not have to go out into the center of the locker rooms to shower. So glad SOJO added these!”

Know Before You Go

Even a relaxing spa day needs a little planning to make sure it goes off without a hitch. SoJo Spa Club really creates a high-end experience, ranging from the check-in at the front desk to your lunchtime break. For instance, in keeping with the Korean tradition, they are a shoe-free facility. Clean socks are always welcome indoors, but most guests go barefoot. You’ll receive a shoe locker when you enter and will head upstairs to the changing areas barefoot. You’ll notice immediately how clean the entire facility is. {Including the floor — there’s really no dirt or dust anywhere!}

Some other good tips to know before you go:

  • Bring a bathing suit! Something that you’re comfortable wearing for a few hours and can relax in.
  • You’ll receive a robe or spa loungewear at the lock room desk. You can pick what suits you better and request a certain size.
  • SoJo is a smoke, alcohol, and drug-free facility.
  • For guest safety, they check all IDs. ID is necessary for entry.
  • Minors under the age of 16 are not permitted.
  • No re-entry once you check-in.

You can read more about their policies here, but they are all pretty standard for a day spa.

Amenities to Explore

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Here are some of the many pools and baths you can look forward to enjoying:

  • Infinity Pool
  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Carbon-rich Bath
  • Hinoki Bath
  • Silk Bath
  • Waterfall
  • Foot Massage Path

Their saunas + therapy rooms include:

  • Far-Infrared Sauna
  • Red Clay Sauna
  • White Clay Sauna
  • Himalayan Salt Sauna
  • Charcoal Sauna
  • Ice Room
  • Ganbanyoku Sauna
  • Ganbanyoku Beds

It’s definitely worth planning to spend a few hours at the facility so you can check out all these different rooms and pools, and also have time for a healthy lunch or smoothie.

Exclusive Deal for HG Readers

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SoJo Spa Club is also offering our readers FREE use of the Fitness Center, click here for details. Spend the day immersed in wellness with healthy food, a good workout, and relaxation.

SoJo Spa Club is located at 660 River Road, Edgewater. They are open 365 days a year, from 9:00AM-10:30PM daily. Certain spa services need to be booked in advance, but you can purchase a day pass without a reservation.

Have you been to SoJo Spa Club? Tell us about your experience in the comments!

This post is sponsored by SoJo Spa club.


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