This September, Forbes Five-Star The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai is recommending Dragon Phoenix, a signature wellness ritual for couples. Autumn is the healing season, making it an ideal time for treatments at The Spa, which is a haven of tranquility in China’s fast-paced cosmopolitan metropolis.
Dragon Phoenix adapts traditional Chinese healing wisdom to the changing season. Represented by red and gold, the mythical creatures, Dragon and Phoenix are often used to characterise the Emperor and Empress, and they symbolise the power of cosmic energy and marital harmony blessed with good luck and prosperity.
The Spa’s Dragon Phoenix treatment begins with a welcoming foot ritual and relaxing bath filled with aromatic gold osmanthus and red hawthorn. This is followed by a guasha-inspired couple’s massage using a custom-designed tool made from carnelian gemstone, which is applied to specific energy points to achieve balance and enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. Guasha is a traditional Chinese therapy of skin scraping that relieves pain and stimulates healing.
The two-hour Dragon Phoenix treatment is priced at RMB3,080 per couple on weekdays, and RMB3,500 on weekends. Prices are subject to 15% service charge. For enquiries or to make a reservation, please call +86 (21) 20829868 or email [email protected].
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has five hotels with five-star spas, more than any other hotel brand.
The Spa, a Holistic and Organic Retreat
Covering an area of 2,415 square metres, The Spa has 13 exclusive singles, couples and VIP Spa Suites, each with their own private en suite, dressing room and steam shower. For added indulgence, four Suites feature a private vitality pool overlooking the garden. The VIP Suite provides a perfect setting for Spa Parties where up to eight friends or family members can be hosted.
In addition, The Spa features a dedicated Manicure Lounge, Pedicure Lounge and Reflexology Lounge. Internationally acclaimed professional skincare brands are used in special body and facial treatments, including Clarins, Aromatherapy Associates, Amala Organic Skin Care, and vegan nail care brand, Spa Ritual.
Fitness and Wellness Facilities
Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai’s 24-hour Fitness & Wellness Centre features a spacious workout area with cutting-edge Technogym cardio and body conditioning equipment. A multi-purpose Studio is equipped with a Kinesis Wall and Mayafit virtual personal trainer technology. The Fitness & Wellness Centre hosts regular classes conducted by professional trainers in dance, yoga, martial arts and boxing.
So an effective regimen can be planned and monitored, a Biospace Body Composition Analyzer is used to help assess fitness levels accurately.
A spectacular 25-metre indoor Swimming Pool with Vitality Pool and Children’s Pool is available to guests and residents around the clock. The Swimming Pool opens out onto a Pool Deck where guests can relax and savour delicious spa cuisine. Spa patrons can also enjoy the men’s and women’s thermal bathing facilities, which feature Sauna, Crystal Steam Room, Ice Fountain, Tepidarium Loungers, and Aromatic and Colour Therapy Experience Showers.