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Mandara spa introduces a new level of pampering in Shanghai with one of a kind Wet Treatment Room


Mandara Spa opens brand new Shanghai sanctuary

China, Shanghai ----- MSPA International, a leading spa operator, is proud to announce the launch of an exclusive new retreat due to open on May 23rd 2010 in the very heart of the bustling Chinese metropolis, Shanghai.  Residing in the enchanting Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel, guests can look forward to Mandara Spa’s healing touch, ensconced in a luxurious oriental sanctuary, culminating in the ultimate city pampering escape.

Located in the Putuo District in the northwest central urban hub of Shanghai, Mandara Spa at Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel benefits from a superior geographical position and convenient access, being located in a key overland post of the city. 

Hidden away in a tranquil world of its own, far from the enterprising investment and development scene, Mandara Spa pays homage to the city’s beautiful landscaped parks and timeless culture of richly exquisite temples through reflections of the most iconic aesthetic symbols of graceful Chinese design.  Indeed while the hotel has been furnished in exemplary contemporary style, Mandara Spa will embody this design ethos with an emphasis on Chinese chic, unveiling a modern oriental odyssey for the most discerning clientele.  

Designed by VOA Architects and Interior Designers from Chicago, every conceivable comfort has been carefully considered, with flooring throughout the spa containing a concealed eco friendly heating system.  670 square metres of space further the concept of natural freedom nestled secretly from Shanghai’s vibrant city pace, with spa facilities, design concept, treatments and service all bestowing Mandara’s serenity in effortless elegance.

A Hair Spa, located next to the gym, consists of 2 seats and 1 washer, 4 seats in the Foot Spa Lounge complete with juice bar, toilet facilities and a resting lounge seating 8 with a mini bar counter, and also incorporates a Manicure and Pedicure Station.  To enjoy indulgent spa treatments, many inspired by the sensuality of the sea, guests can choose from 4 Single Rooms, 2 Double Luxury Suites with baths for couples, and 1 Wet Treatment in which Body Therapy treatments take place on a unique heated jade slab, deepening experiences of the sea’s enriching and replenishing qualities.  Every treatment suite features a private steam room, shower, toilet and changing closet, and is equipped with an Ipod station allowing clients to tune into sublime personal relaxation, unwinding to their favorite music tracks.

From this sanctuary of luxurious eastern charm and restful splendor, the spa’s treatment menu fuses the east’s most revered ancient wellness techniques with advanced health, beauty and pampering rituals from the west. 

Unwind with a loved one enjoying a side by side therapy experience with Mandara Spa Passages, including a Romantic Getaway for couples which comprises a Chinese Herbal Steam Ritual, Aromatic Salt Scrub, Aromatic Floral Bath, Aromatic Massage and Aromatic Facial, to melt away tension, loosen muscles and tendons, smooth the texture of skin, and improve blood circulation, in a sequence that embraces fragrant relaxation.

Choose from a lavish array of Signature Rituals designed to enhance beauty, relieve tension, pamper and revive.  Select from a Massage menu that draws from age-old Asian philosophy, body treatments that purify, facials that deliver radiance and rewind time for a more youthful appearance alongside skin treatments purposefully created for men, as well as water based rituals of heavenly baths and steams.  While furthering the decadent yet natural spa highlights, exotic treatments are afforded by the signature Wet Treatment Room – the first of its kind to be found in all of Shanghai.

From a handcrafted bed of heated natural jade - a stone revered for its ability to draw out negative energy from the body when warm and for its revitalizing qualities when used cool - comes a range of integrated health and beauty rituals and intensive treatment programs.  Ideally suited to relieve stressed and anxious clients with waves of relief, Mandara Spa’s dedicated heat therapies have been created to relax tense and tight muscles at the same time as softening tissue.  Helping to balance mind, body and spirit, heat treatments’ healing powers also encompass deep cleansing and detoxification, resulting in smoother skin, a cleansed respiratory system, a beautifully purified body and invigorated energy levels.

The Legend of Mandara

The name Mandara comes from an ancient Sanskrit legend about the god’s quest for the elixir of immortality and eternal youth. In this legend, Mandara Giri represents a sacred mountain from which flows the water of life, a magical elixir with the power to keep you forever young.

This ancient legend has been embraced by Mandara Spa and is today reflected in unique and exotic spa treatments that replicate the spirit, soul and cultural traditions of those ancient times.

While we cannot promise immortality, we can guarantee that upon experiencing our spa treatments you will feel radiant, revitalized and, perhaps, even touched by a little of the legendary magic that has become the ethos of Mandara Spa.