Xian, China, 8 August 2013 – CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Xian is enhancing its menu with a new CHI spa concept. Inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, CHI treatments are based on the principles of restoring balance. A brand-new spa menu has been designed based on this new concept.
Guided by the new CHI concept, CHI introduces Wushu treatments in Xian for the first time. The Wushu treatments were developed with Wushu Masters with the aim to bring people back to the long-forgotten art honouring its origins. By combining ancient healing arts and well-established traditional Chinese medicine, each treatment is designed to deliver both physical transformation and balance.
“It gives me great pleasure and pride to be bringing the best of today’s spa concept and treatment to our hotel,” said Amy Zheng, Spa and Health Club director of Shangri-La Hotel, Xian. “In traditional Chinese philosophy, chi is the universal life force that governs well being and personal vitality. CHI, The spa aims to provide relaxation of the mind and to revitalize the body.”
Located on Level 3 of Shangri-La Hotel, Xian, CHI, The Spa features six treatment rooms, including two couple’s rooms. Its selection of treatments, along with its unique therapeutic treatment technique, showcases Chinese Traditional Wellness culture using natural botanical, herbal products and Chinese gemstones, and effective ingredients.
Wushu Body Wisdom Massage
Inspired by martial arts stretching and restorative post-activity body care methods, Wushu Body Wisdom Massage features techniques used in an ancient branch of martial arts called the Wudang Wushu. Offered in two treatments – Wushu Toxin Release and and Wushu Stress Relief – Wushu Body Wisdom Massages start with 5-10 minutes of guided stretching and breathing exercises using a large bamboo rod. The treatment alternates massage techniques using the bamboo rod and hand massage. The bamboo rod adds a nice unexpected element to the spa experience, providing therapy that a pair of trained hands cannot typically provide.
Jade Jewel Lifting Facial Treatment
Jade was used by Chinese royalties for centuries to reduce wrinkles and for a lifting effect. The Jade Jewel Journey incorporates the Chinese philosophy of releasing blockage in the meridian points using custom-crafted aventurine jade stones to calm, smooth and flush out toxins.