Hangzhou, ‘Oriental Leisure Capital’ as it has been dubbed, offers a wealth of traditional health treatments and modern day spas for you to dip your toes into. So in order to unwind in style there really is no better way to reward your mother than pampering her with one of the following relaxing spas. Shine Spa for Sheraton (喜来登水疗) – Jiangnan Style
Shine Spa is located inside the Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort, a luxury five-star hotel built inside the Xixi National Wetland Park Preservation Area. Situated amid trickling streams and designed in Jiangnan style where bridges, pavilions and gardens dot the verdant landscape, the spa’s environment is second-to-none.
With each room elegantly decorated and with treatments tailored to your every need such as massage, facial, hydrotherapy, body scrub, body wrap, and several hand and foot treatments – a treatment here is guaranteed to leave you shining from head to toe.
Although Pandear Beauty & Spa (Jiahui Branch) is located in the bustling downtown area the spa, itself, offers customers a world of peace and tranquility. Set in traditional Chinese style Pandear is tastefully decorated with dark red furniture and authentically carved wooden doors openly greet you while at the same time shut out the hustle and bustle as you embark on your journey of relaxation.
Pandear Beauty & Spa aptly combines the world-popular fragrant spa with the essence of TCM – Jingluo (a core system for the energy circulation of human body), emphasising the promotion of physical and mental health as well as appearance.
Besides unrivaled service Pandear offers its customers ultimate privacy and utmost comfort. Each and every treatment room is equipped with its very own shower zone and dressing zone and with relaxing background music and soothing hands at the ready your stay here is guaranteed to be uplifting. The spa can also, with the help of its consultants, custom make a range of body treatments to suit each and every individual need or alternatively you can directly buy from their own range of products.
In addition, there is a yoga room where you can stretch your body and eight ladies-only treatment rooms are also available. As this is the season for Longjing Green tea, you should definitely try their treatment called "West Lake Green Tea Spa” which combines West Lake water, Dragon Well green tea and Chinese Taiji massage. For the health conscious this is certainly one way to relax…
Hangzhou High Xuan Spa Hotel is a modern establishment located next to the picturesque Xixi National Wetland Park and boasts of a stylish library with a collection of 6000 books and the first ever MetaSpa. Breaking away from the traditional spa, MetaSpa offers its customers cutting edge treatments amid ultra-modern comfort and creatively combines aesthetic treatment and spa. In addition all the products they are using are world-class ones favoured by international celebrities.
MetaSpa occupies the two underground floors of the hotel, a total area of 2500sq m and among its 17 treatment rooms, five are multi-layered. Bathrooms, shower rooms, steam rooms and beds for aesthetic and wellness treatments grace the first floor, while the second floor is equipped with entertainment facilities like televisions. This kind of layout can only be found in High Xuan and is suitable for family members and friends wanting to chill and have fun together. Add: No. 21 Zijingang Road (紫金港路21号) Tel: (0571) 85002888
The sun is shining and the autumn wind is just right. In such good weather, it is a good idea to travel back in time in the Hangzhou Confucius Temple. Here, you can cultivate your mind and soul. In the temple, tablets can be seen everywhere, positioning people instantly in the ancient seat of learning in the capital city of the Southern Song Dynasty. Here, you can stop and appreciate the ancient moss-covered stone tiles, which seems to narrate the thousands-of-year history of the Confucius Temple.