Traditional Chinese Medicine
Taking a holistic approach to wellbeing, TCM aims to prevent illness by addressing every individual’s unique patterns of disharmony – the areas of imbalance that could lead to ill health. Treatments are tailored to restore personal equilibrium, balancing yin and yang to ensure that Qi, the body’s life force, flows freely through the 12 meridians or energy pathway in the body.
Hot Poultice Massage
A traditional Asian therapy, the spa’s Hot Poultice Massage eases muscle tension and stimulates circulation making it the perfect treatment in the colder months. Offering feelings of warmth, it combines a gentle body massage with the healing touch of a poultice of herbs and spices, steamed and used to add a relieving pressure to even the tensest of muscles.
The art of Tai Chi
Considered both a martial art and a moving meditation, Tai Chi developed in China over 800 years ago. The slow, rhythmic and graceful movements allow Qi to circulate around the body, encouraging optimum health and calming the mind. Join a Tai Chi master for a private Tai Chi session in a tranquil courtyard or within the Summer Palace grounds.