The Langham Xintiandi hotel in Shanghai will officially launch its luxurious new Chuan Spa on 18th October, 2011. Offering a tranquil haven in the heart of Shanghai’s bustling Xintiandi district, Chuan Spa will incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into its signature treatments, ambience and décor. “Chuan” in Chinese means flowing water, and water is considered the foundation of life.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is acclaimed throughout the world for its ability to harmonise the body and soul and enrich personal happiness and fulfillment. The philosophy uses the principle of the balance of the five natural elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth and the body’s opposing yet mutually dependent halves – Ying and Yang. Emphasising a holistic approach, the therapists at Chuan Spa will adopt the guiding principles behind TCM, using energy flows, basic elemental forces and the influence of hot and cold to create individual treatment plans.
The Langham Xintiandi’s Chuan Spa has been designed to create an ambience of tranquillity for both contemplation and inspiration. There will be 10 treatment rooms for both men and women where guests can indulge in signature facial and massage treatments using the world-renowned Thalgo skincare range in addition to Chuan’s own range of skincare.
First, guests are invited to embark on a Tri-bathing water journey by relaxing in the vitality pool, sauna and steam room. Then they will enter Chuan Spa’s moon gates where they will experience a Chinese garden-inspired ambience designed to nurture one’s Jing (life force), Qi (vital energy) and Shen (mind and spirit). In the contemplation corner, while sipping Chuan element tea, guests will meet with their therapist to discuss their treatment plan and also complete a Five Elements questionnaire which is designed to address the rebalancing of their five elements and personal Ying and Yang. Following completion, guests will then be escorted to the spa treatment area where their chosen elemental essential oil and soft Chuan music provide a calming and tranquil environment.
Guests can choose from a range of pampering spa treatments including the signature Chuan Yu facial. The 1 hour 15 minutes facial uses numerous jade stones to stimulate and massage facial acupoints and a movement similar to gua sha (an ancient Chinese medicine treatment that revitalises and improves blood circulation by gently rubbing meridian points) to relax the whole body while improving facial tone, blood circulation and eliminate toxins. The Chuan Yu facial is suitable for all skin types and is priced at RMB750 net.
To celebrate the opening of the new Chuan Spa, guests can also experience a selection of offers including:
1 hr 30 mins | RMB580
• 30 minutes Chuan back, neck and shoulder massage
• 60 minutes Thalgo hydra moisture source facial
1 hr 30 mins | RMB620
• 30 minutes Thalgo back scrub
• 60 minutes Chuan harmony massage
1 hr 45 mins | RMB750
• 45 minutes Swedish massage
• 1 hr Thalgo oxygenating facial with BHA
These offers are available from 1 October to 31 November 2011.
After their spa treatment, guests are invited to stay and enjoy a glass of Chuan tea and fresh fruit in the Dream Room area.
In addition to its signature treatments, Chuan Spa will offer the services of a fully qualified TCM practitioner for private consultations and specialist TCM therapies including acupuncture, Ho Guan (cupping), moxibustion and other techniques.
Chuan Spa at The Langham Xintiandi is located on Level B1 and is open seven days from 10 a.m. - 10.30 p.m. for both hotel guests and Day Spa visitors; all spa prices are net as quoted and do not incur any service charge. Membership packages are also available.