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 massages and treatments are based on authentic natural healing methods found in traditional well-being practices shared by many Asian cultures.
CHI, The Spa, at Shangri La's Mactan Resort and Spa also includes a selection of treatments that showcases the well-being traditions found in Philippine culture and the many natural plants, herbs and botanical products with their potent therapeutic properties.
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.