Facilities and tools to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, including gyms, wellness centers, and nutrition experts.
Subconscious is a chain best known for its massages but also does facials, nails, body treatments, medical manual therapy, and waxing. They also house studios for classes like yoga, meditation, and belly dancing. Service and amenities set the tone for relaxing sessions.
Located in the city center, Floatasian is a luxury Swedish floatation spa offering stress relief and relaxation. The tanks are all imported from Sweden, and they're filled with salt water that's kept at body temperature so you can float comfortably.
Dragonfly is the westernized spa chain sweeping Shanghai with its assortment of foot/shoulder/body massages as well as nail treatments. They've also got a 'fat blasting treatment'. Open 7 days a week, from 10am-midnight for massages, 10am-10pm for nails, and 10am to 9pm for facials.
SkinCity 5.5, a modern day spa, focuses exclusively on skincare with international standards and techniques. The interior design is urban chic with a subway theme to match their concept of helping guests get to "Destination: Wellness". Facial treatments use Babor products from Germany, a 60-year-old brand using natural ingredients. The center uses filtered water and one-time disposal products for all treatments, as well as air purifiers.
Zen offers an all-around experience where they pay special attention to little details. Expect a calm atmosphere, zen-like environment and small touches like fresh orchids, unique oils, to accompany their indulgent 4-hands massage (among other treatments they offer).
Operating out of an old villa, Magpie offers massage treatments of traditional Chinese and Thai technique. They also are well trained and knowledgeable in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine).
Occupying 3,550 square feet including a spacious rooftop patio with French-Moroccan design features six treatment suites and an indulgent pedicure lounge looking out onto the rooftop patio.
This Japanese-style hot stone sauna purports to help heal all sorts of ailments. You lie down on a heated bed of imported Japanese sauna rocks in high humidity and a room temperature of 45 degrees Celsius to sweat out toxins. To get in, prices are 298rmb from Monday to Friday before 6pm, 238rmb after 6pm, and 268rmb on the weekends. For beginners, they recommend 10-15 minute sessions in the hot stone room with rest periods in between. Massage packages are also available.
This is the Puli hotel's spa and it's one of the nicest in any of the big hotels in the city. The whole of the Puli feels a bit like a spa, it's so hushed and serene, so you can imagine what the Anantara feels like. Treatments aren't cheap, think 1500rmb for a 120 minute treatment, and you have to add 15% to everything, but if you want to pamper yourself, it's a beautiful spot. For a highend massage experience downtown, you can't get better than this.