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(Olympic Service): Spas, Blindman Massage and Hot Springs in Beijing (1)

August 7, 2008

(Olympic service): Spas, blindman massage and hot springs in Beijing (1)

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) — Beijing’s spas offer a luxurious escape from its relentless traffic, sultry humidity, enervating heat, constant crowds and filthy pollution. I spa

I spa is the first genuine Thai-style massage center, the only one certified by the Thai Embassy. It is designed in the traditional Thai-style and features a dcor, ambience, and service embodying traditional concepts of harmony and balance. Each suite is equipped with a closet, a shower room, sauna area, bathtub and rest area. All the therapists are from Thailand or China, and are trained in basic English. Essential oils and herbs are shipped from Thailand. Services include body massages, scrubs, wraps, aromatherapy baths, facials and so on. Prices are from 300 yuan to 1000 yuan. Therapists can offer different services according to clients? physical condition. Advice about body care can also be given. Address: 5th floor, B tower, Taiyue Heights Apartment, Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District Tel: (8610)65071517 Address: Napa Club, Shashun Road, Xiaotangshan, Changping District Tel: (8610)61787795 Address: 1st floor, Gehua New Century Hotel, No.19 Gulouwai Dajie, Chaoyang District Tel: (8610)62028888 Ext.6666 Address: 6th floor, New Century Grand Hotel, Caishikou Dajie, Xuanwu District Tel: (8610)83537777 Ext.I SPA Web: www.ispa.cn Zen spa

Zen spa, in a traditional courtyard, combines both Chinese and Western styles in decoration. It consists of four VIP treatment suites, five private treatment rooms, two sauna, lounge and a snack bar. It provides Reiki treatment, naturopathic principles, floatation therapy, Ayurvedic Shirodhara therapy, clinical aromatherapy and Indonesian herbal therapy. Price: 1000 yuan on average for each person. Address: House 1, 8A Xiaowuji Road, Chaoyang District Tel: (8610) 87312530 Yuerongfang Spa

Yuerongfang Spa is for women. It has a reception, a lounge, a counselling room, a bath room, 11 beauty rooms, a yoga hall, and a manicure center. Three VIP rooms are equipped with tubs. BIO, UIC, 3C devices are employed for face and body care. Price: 99 yuan on average for each person. Address: No. 5 building, Tiantongyuan 3, Changping District Tel: (8610)84817087 SPA de Feng

Spa de Feng, founded in 2006, is exclusively for men. Spa trends such as Reflexo-thermal Method, Five Senses Therapy and Modern Ayuveda have been adopted and interpreted into practical Spa treatments. French face-care product Phytomer and Australian essential oil NewDiretion are applied. Services include massages, body care, face care, depilatory waxing, and spa packages. Prices differ from 200 yuan to 2000 yuan. Address: Binduyuan A204, 15 Zaoying Beili, Nongzhanguan Beilu, Chaoyang District Tel:(8610)6501 6639 Address: Sunshine 100 C306, 2 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District Tel:(8610)5100 1330 Blindman massage in Beijing Beijing Massage Hospital

Established in 1958 and subordinate to China Federation of the Disabled, Beijing Massage Hospital is the birthplace of China’s modern undertakings of medical massage by blind people. Covering a land area of 3582 square meters and a floor area of 2755 square meters, it has 80 staff and more than half of the professional doctors are blindmen. While succeeding and carrying on the traditional Chinese massage technique, the hospital has devoted its major efforts to combine traditional Chinese medicine with Western medicine. The hospital is mainly composed of several professional departments respectively for massage, acupuncture and moxibustion, physiotherapy, X-ray, laboratory and etc. The hospital also has an inpatient department to provide hospitalization service. Address: No.7 Baochan Lane, Xicheng District Tel: 66161230/66161064 (more)

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