The quest for the ideal spa day in North Jersey continues — and this time we’re visiting a spa in Edison, New Jersey that we adore. Island Spa + Sauna in Edison is a modernized Korean Day Spa providing saunas, bathhouses, and spa services to heal your mind, body, and soul. The spa was designed to be an escape from the stress of everyday life, and let’s just say, we had no trouble leaving our worries behind once stepping inside. Here’s a bit more about our recent visit to Island Spa + Sauna, located at 1769 Lincoln Highway in Edison.
What to Expect
Island Spa + Sauna is tucked away in an Edison shopping area — but don’t be fooled, once you step into the spa it’s like stepping into another world. The large space is immaculately clean and not overly crowded, allowing for a very zen atmosphere during your visit. Throughout the space, you’ll find the different saunas or “islands” as the spa likes to refer to them — which are uniquely shaped huts throughout the main part of the spa.
Why We Love The Spa
Every inch of the spa is pristine — allowing guests to achieve the ultimate level of comfort and relaxation. With must-try Korean body scrubs and amazing massages, there is something for everyone to treat themselves to. The spa even has yoni steams to promote vaginal health.
The Story Behind Island Spa + Sauna
Jackie Lee opened Island Spa + Sauna in 2015 as a revitalizing day spa, with unique dry saunas made of earthy materials like clay, Himalayan salt, charcoal, cedar, and stone. Island Spa + Sauna features traditional Korean bath houses where you can experience the true beauty of Korean Spa culture in a body positive, inclusive environment.
“At Island Spa + Sauna, we love being able to offer guests the ability to leave their stress at the door and encapsulate themselves into Korean spa culture. We invite everyone to share in our identity, which promotes inclusivity, body positivity, restoration, and the feeling of familial connection,” Jacklyn, a staff member, shared with Hoboken Girl. “It is a beautiful thing when we get to hear our guests’ positive experiences, where they were able to create an Island Spa moment that is all about them.”
The tranquil environment inside Island Spa + Sauna fosters a calming getaway for all guests to create lasting memories of genuine leisure — whether alone or with loved ones.
“We provide guests with an authentic Korean spa culture experience unlike any other, where everyone can feel the benefits of self-care through ancient holistic practices. We are committed to offering a culturally authentic experience where our guests can feel aligned with our unique methods of self-care,” Jacklyn shared. “We want guests to feel like they are coming home every time they walk into our doors and are able to focus on their own relaxation.”
The Services at Island Spa + Sauna
General admission of $35 (weekday) or $40 (weekend) includes complimentary spa loungewear, a personal locker for shoes and belongings, as well as access to all open amenities — which includes five dry saunas, an ice sauna, four soaking tubs, the steam room, complimentary toiletries + towel, and access to the bathing area, sleeping room, lounging area, and free wifi.
Traditional Korean Spas require all guests to be fully nude in gender-separated bath houses. In order to protect the privacy of all guests, phone usage in any form is strictly prohibited inside of the bath house. A body positive and accepting environment is encouraged at Island Spa + Sauna and guests are asked to be respectful of others to create a safe and welcoming space.
A few of the sauna rooms at Island Spa + Sauna include a charcoal-elemented room that stimulates sweat glands to promote the release of built-up toxins, increase blood circulation, and strengthen the body’s resistance to diseases. The hottest room of them all, Treasure Island, is engraved with semi-precious stones and crystals that are known to have great healing and calming powers. The final stop after a day at the spa, Ice Island helps bring the core body temperature down, closes pores, and tightens the skin.
There is a soothing treatment for everyone on the list of services at the spa. Body treatments include body scrubs, a detoxifying mud wrap, a variety of facials, and more. The expert massage therapists at Island Spa + Sauna offer a wide range of massage types from hot stone massages to foot reflexologies. The traditional Ashiatsu massage, where the therapist uses parallel bars installed in the ceiling to walk barefoot on your back, uses varied weight and pressure to relieve deep muscle tension. Massages are the most popular service where guests can receive individualized care using ancient techniques to meet the specific needs of each person.
The Yoni Steam is an ancient practice which promotes overall vaginal health through the use of herb-infused steam sessions. Each guest completes an intake form to determine the appropriate steam + herbs specialization. The Yoni Steam has a variety of health benefits like hormonal balance, decreased bloating, relief from endometriosis or PCOS, improved circulation, heightened libido, toned + lifted vaginal canal for women with prolapse, menstrual cycle regulation, and overall relaxation.
To make your spa trip as stress-free as possible, Island Spa + Sauna has an in-house food court featuring a traditional Korean fusion + sushi menu and a juice bar that provides fresh juices, snacks, and light refreshments so you can spend the day soaking up every relaxing moment. An in-house sushi chef assembles each order so you know the sushi is fresh. Between the treatments and the fresh food + juice, there is nothing more relaxing than a day at Island Spa + Sauna.
Island Spa + Sauna is located at 1769 Lincoln Highway in Edison. You can call 732-253-7379 to schedule an appointment to book services prior to your visit or reach out to email@example.com with questions.