As the capital of China Beijing has a huge variety of things to do around town. After a day packed full of site seeing and walking from one tourist attraction to the next, a great way to relax is to take a massage to help you unwind. Below are two of the best venues for massages in China’s ancient capital. Massage in Beijing can be expensive but if you have the right parlor then the price is worth the amazing service.
Pros: The Spa at Shangri-La has a manifesto encouraging personal peace, enchantment and well-being. The spacious spa is one of the best Beijing massage spas and also best designed relaxation spaces offering clients use of; 11 private treatment rooms with private herbal showers, changing areas, therapeutic bathing areas and a chill-out area. Many signature treatments use precious stones such as amber, jade and pearl to encourage healing and relaxation.
Cons: Excellent service in a truly relaxing setting don’t come cheap, expect to pay 800 RMB and upwards for a basic oil massage.
Massage costs:880 RMB (141 USD) for a one hour aromatherapy massage, 1,680 RMB (270) for a two hour, Oriental fusion package including aroma bath, facial treatment and an aromatherapy massage.
Pros: Perhaps on the other end of the spectrum from the Shangrila spa this massage parlor offers discounts on Chinese massages before 5pm and also boasts a variety of other massages such as Indian Ayurvedic and Thai style massage. Each guest is offered complimentary drinks and snacks during and after your treatment and can lounge about in Spa issued cotton pajamas.
Cons: The lack of English speaking staff at times makes thing problematic but staff members are still patient and welcoming.
Massage costs:RMB198 (31 USD) for 80 minute foot spa, 158 RMB (25 USD) for 1 hour full Chinese body massage.