CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being.
CHI, The Spa, at Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, is nestled within the beautifully landscaped gardens of the hotel, surrounded by a tranquil lotus pond. CHI has nine spacious en-suite villas and a yoga pavilion.
The spa's treatment menu includes selections of Thai herbal and flower-based treatments. These treatments have their origins in local customs of the ancient kingdom of Lanna.
In traditional Chinese philosophy, ch’i or "Qi" is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For good health to be maintained, it is believed that ch’i must flow freely within the body and, when blocked, "dis-ease" and illness follow.
Movement is therefore a key element in releasing blockages. Body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body's natural renewal and form the basis of the CHI spa philosophy.