Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’, The Langham, London will launch Europe’s first Chuan Spa in February 2011. Offering a tranquil haven in the heart of London, Chuan Spa will be London’s first hotel spa to incorporate ancient principles of Traditional
Chinese Medicine into its signature treatments, ambience and décor.
“Chuan” in Chinese means flowing water and water is considered the foundation of life.
Dating back thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine is acclaimed throughout the world for its ability to harmonize the body and soul and enrich personal happiness and fulfilment. 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.
Upon entering Chuan Spa, guests will experience the Chinese garden inspired ambience designed to gently nurture Jing (life force), Qi (vital energy) and Shen (mind and spirit). Over a glass of element tea, guests will meet with their therapist to discuss the treatment plan addressing the rebalancing of their five elements and personal Ying and Yang.
Guests will then relax in the vitality pool, salt-sauna and steam room before visiting the spa treatment area where fragrant candles and especially composed music will provide a calming and tranquil environment. Afterwards, guests are invited to stay and enjoy a glass of Chuan tea and fresh fruit platter in the contemplation area.
VIP’s and Couples will be able to enjoy the ultimate in privacy and romantic relaxation with joint treatments in ‘The Spirit Room’, a VIP couples suite, for half or full day packages. Five other treatment rooms are available.
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.
For the fitness enthusiast, Chuan Spa will also offer a fully equipped fitness centre with state-of-the-art Technogym cardio and resistance equipment, free weights and a 16 metre swimming pool open to hotel residents and spa guests. Fitness membership packages will also be available.
Located in an unrivalled position at the top of Regent Street, Chuan Spa at The Langham, London is the ultimate urban retreat offering a serene and soothing environment in the heart of the West End, and the first European outpost of this critically acclaimed and prestigious spa brand.