Arriving in Tacoma, Myong-Woon Lee inhaled the air, relieved to escape the pollutants of his native Seoul. But his wife had a new climatological complaint. “My mother never felt warm here,” says son Sun Lee, who runs the Lynnwood branch of OLYMPUS, two “no bathing suit” bathhouses where women sweat it out in saunas and soften up with notoriously thorough body scrubs. Lee senior opened the Lakewood original 12 years ago, first attracting Korean women only. Word got out: Today, just 5 percent of clientele comes from Korea.

Olympus Spa: Lynwood

3815 196th St SW, Ste 160, Lynwood, WA, 98036
Lynnwood  • 
Mon–Thu 9am–10pm <br /> Fri & Sa: 9am–midnight

Olympus Spa: Tacoma

8615 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA, 98499
Tacoma  • 
Mon–Thu 9am–10pm <br /> Fri & Sat 9am–midnight