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Rediscover your source at The Langham Xintiandi’s new Chuan Spa

Shanghai, China, October 2011. The Langham Xintiandi will officially launch its luxurious new Chuan Spa on 11th November, 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.
Chuan Spa is Langham Hospitality Group’s global luxury spa brand and is continually recognised as one of the premiere spa concepts around the world.
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 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 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* 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 heavenly offers including:
Chuan Rejuvenation:
1 hr 30 mins | RMB580
30 minutes Chuan back, neck and shoulder massage
60 minutes Thalgo hydra moisture source facial
Harmony Journey:
1 hr 30 mins | RMB620
30 minutes Thalgo back scrub
60 minutes Chuan harmony massage
Oxygen Booster:
1 hr 45 mins | RMB750
45 minutes Swedish massage
1 hr Thalgo oxygenating facial with BHA
*offers valid from 18 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 10am - 10.30pm 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.
For more information regarding Chuan Spa visit chuanspa.com or to book a treatment email tlxtd.info@chuanspa.com or phone (86 21) 2330 2288.
Note to editors:
*Gua sha is an ancient Chinese medicine treatment that revitalises and improves blood circulation by gently rubbing meridian points.
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For more information please contact:

Donna Campbell
Director of Communications
The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai
P: (86) 1376 1105 461 or (86 21) 2330 2230
E:
donna.campbell@langhamhotels.com

About Langham Hospitality Group


Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, resorts, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents.
It takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was opened in 1865 as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For almost 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties.
The brands include the luxurious Langham and international five-star Langham Place, the upscale Eaton Luxe, midscale Eaton Smart, the award-winning Chuan Spa, and Yat Tung Heen restaurants.
The Langham is where guests can enjoy service with poise and be enchanted by our innovation and traditions while Langham Place, the fun sibling of The Langham, is about living the 21st century through design, technology and attitude, epitomising stimulating and artistic hospitality.
Eaton, a premium member brand, aims to surprise and delight our guests with a value-for-money proposition that delivers a stylish, modern level of comfort with spirited, can-do service. Currently 28 member hotels are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
Langham Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd in 1972.
Reservations for Langham hotels can be made by logging onto langhamhospitalitygroup.com