Revitalise your body, mind and soul in time for the festive season. Get over your lethargy and stress by relaxing at the ultra-luxurious CHI Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru. The CHI spa is the signature spa of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide and the first CHI was launched in 2004 at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, highlighting the traditions of China and its philosophies through its treatments.
In traditional Chinese philosophy, ch’i or qi is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. To maintain good health, it is believed that ch’i must flow freely within the body.
CHI draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. The massages and treatments are based on authentic natural healing methods found in traditional well-being practices shared by many Asian cultures.
Each ritual at CHI is designed to create a truly personalised spa experience. A harmony of ancient traditions, therapeutic disciplines and Asian practices will together nurture, rebalance and renew the inner spirit. CHI treats its guests to an ethereal healing experience using the vital forces of Ayurvedic science, inspired by the traditional Indian healing philosophies and designed to restore balance and harmony to the mind and body. With a dedicated Ayurveda room, CHI offers a host of Ayurvedic treatments, such as Udhwartana, Shirodhara, Pinda Sweda and more.
Nestled on the dedicated Wellness Floor, the spa features nine luxurious treatment rooms outfitted in soft neutral tones, including a suite for two people to share their spa experience together.
CHI incorporates the “five elements” of wood, water, metal, earth and fire. Upon arriving, guests are greeted by a feature wall with a 3D circular sculpture that looks both like a blooming flower and a flaming sun. It is warm, with timber walls and ceilings. The carpet is a multi-dimensional facet of the design, which blends geometry and whimsy. The treatment rooms are edgy, layered spaces with clean lines that induce a sense of relaxation.
On entering, the guest will experience an immediate feeling of calm and of being transported to a unique place where the body’s well-being is assured and the mind is freed to drift to an exultant level. The spa interiors feature curated Asian artefacts, warm woods and specially designed ambient lighting that casts a calming glow on the overall space. The suites and treatment rooms are complete with their own private bath, shower, steam, relaxation lounge and changing and vanity areas.
CHI also offers a host of facials, such as the Radiance Facial that stimulates circulation, eliminates toxins and brightens the skin, and massages, including the Swedish Massage or the Indian Head Massage – all of which are specially designed and customised for all guest needs.
CHI’s therapists and aestheticians help achieve deep relaxation while imparting their expert touch, driving the spirit through a perfectly tailored personal journey. In its opulent treatment rooms, CHI brings together cultures through its array of treatments, from the Philippines’ Hilot to India’s Ayurveda and China’s Tuina.
Guests who desire a more elaborate experience can try one of the signature massages:
This gentle and soothing massage combines the elements of Swedish massage techniques, Shiatsu and reflexology. Combining the therapeutic qualities of Oriental aromatic essential oils, this massage is designed to strengthen the body’s vital energy to renew the balance of energies in the body.
Duration: 90 minutes
This gentle, but penetrating palm-pressure massage focuses on balance, clarity and inner peace. Techniques also include acupressure and coordinated movements that originated in tai chi, with an energising massage for the stimulation of the yang and a relaxing massage for calming the yin. Pure synergy element oils are used to harmonise the chi flow.
Duration: 90 minutes
CHI Hot Stone Massage
CHI healing stones combine all the benefits of thermotherapy with gliding massage strokes to create a deeply relaxing and healing treatment. Warm stones are used to ease the muscles and restore the body’s energy and vitality.
Duration: 90 minutes
CHI Rescue Release
This focused massage may be customised to quickly relieve muscle tension in targeted areas. Guests may choose from or combine any of the massages below:
Duration: 60 minutes