City Weekend - - Life & Style -  Mina Yan

utumn in Beijing usu­ally calls for a whole lot of us get­ting the sea­sonal flu. That's why it's ex­tra im­por­tant to take care of your­self both men­tally and phys­i­cally this sea­son. Our most re­cent trip to the Wal­dorf As­to­ria Spa, Beijing was a re­ju­ve­nat­ing dis­cov­ery that's per­fect for the October weather.

Walk­ing into the spa, you're met by the re­lax­ing scents of oils. Deep breaths. You're al­ready leav­ing the bustling Beijing be­hind. As the friendly staff chats with you to rec­om­mend the treat­ment that's most fit­ting for your mood, you're greeted with a hot towel and a warm cup of tea to re­lax.

Upon rec­om­men­da­tion, we opted for their sea­sonal Au­tumn Re­ju­ve­na­tion treat­ment, avail­able only un­til Novem­ber 30 and cur­rently on pro­mo­tion for ¥998 plus ser­vice charge from their original price of ¥1,480.

The mas­sage be­gins with a 30-minute full-body herbal scrub that leaves you feel­ing fresh and your skin feel­ing baby soft. Fol­lowed by a hot shower and you're ready for your hour-long ses­sion. Three deep breaths of your ther­a­pist's laven­der-scented hands along with the tran­quil mu­sic in­stantly puts your mind at ease.

We would like to say that we re­mem­bered ev­ery mo­ment of the fab­u­lous mas­sage but truth be told, a few sec­onds in and we had drifted off to bliss­ful sleep. Her hands were mag­i­cal. Wak­ing up only when it was time to turn over, we've never felt more re­laxed.

Af­ter the sooth­ing 60-min­utes we felt re­laxed, peace­ful, and ready to take on the world again. The Wal­dorf As­to­ria Spa, Beijing uses only es­sen­tial oil by Aro­mather­apy As­so­ciates, top of the line prod­ucts in spa care, leav­ing your skin feel­ing hy­drated and more ra­di­ant than ever.

A quick shower be­fore head­ing back up­stairs for some fresh fruit and one ses­sion at the Wal­dorf As­to­ria Spa, Beijing will leave you feel­ing re-born.


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