Langham Xintiandi in Shanghai to Open Chuan Spa in October

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Langham Xintiandi will officially launch its new Chuan Spa on 18 October, 2011.

The spa will incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine into its signature treatments. 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 bodys 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 Xintiandis Chuan Spa will comprise of 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 Chuans own range of skincare products.

First, guests are invited to embark on a Tri-bathing water journey by relaxing in the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Then they will enter Chuan Spas moon gates where they will experience a Chinese garden inspired ambience designed to nurture ones 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.

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 to relax the whole body while improving facial tone, blood circulation and eliminate toxins.

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