The Chuan Spa is located within the Langham London hotel in Marylebone and is open for guests staying in the hotel and for those just using the spa on a day basis.
Chuan means ‘flowing water.’
The Chuan spa is the first luxury hotel spa to incorporate the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into its signature treatments.
The ambience and décor of the spa create the utmost serene environment which offers visitors a harmonious relaxing experience. Being in an old bank building the high ceilings and large windows give a grand feel to the venue.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses the five elements, wood, fire, earth, metal and water which range from soothing to uplifting and energising, to restore harmony to your mind, body and soul.
The components of each of the oils are: Wood – chamomile, rose and jasmine; Fire – white eucalyptus and lemon; Earth – lemon and basil; Metal – frankincense and mandarin; Water – Jasmine and sandalwood.
Each element has distinct associations with parts of the body, emotions and preference of weather and cravings. The therapists are trained to select the appropriate element for your treatment after a unique elemental questionnaire is completed, which analyses the current state of mind.
Before the treatment begins a Chuan breathing ritual is performed which enhances the therapeutic effects of the signature treatment. Each element has its own unique associate breathing technique which the therapist explains to you. Anomalous London tried the signature Chuan harmony body massage is a gentle massage which uses pressure points to restore wellness.
A lovely staircase leads you downstairs to the 16 metre pool, gym and changing area. Well equipped with all the essentials and the shower is worth mentioning as it has three different settings; rain-shower, jets or a massive waterfall, it is easy to switch between the three and perfect for washing your hair! Yes your hair will most definitely get wet in this shower.
The steam rooms are in both the mens and ladies changing rooms. Small and cosy with a quirky fountain inside, a novel idea. Led coloured lights in the ceiling changed from blue, green and amber creating an a nice effect.