Chuan Philosophy


In Chinese, “Chuan” means flowing water. As the source of life, water brings re-birth, renewal and rejuvenation.


In Chinese, “Chuan” means flowing water. As the source of life, water brings re-birth, renewal and rejuvenation.

Chuan Spa takes a holistic approach to wellness, embracing the centuries-old healing philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our TCM-integrated treatments incorporate the principles of Wu Xing (the Five Elements - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water).

On beginning your Chuan Journey, an expert consultant will assess your mood, lifestyle and energy level before customizing a treatment to address your individual needs. Bringing together modern comforts, ancient therapeutic practices and flawless hospitality, Chuan Spa’s extensive menu includes a variety of luxurious treatments, from facials and herbal salt scrubs to mud wraps, hand or foot therapies and body massages.

Our Design

Contemporary and tranquil, Chuan has been designed to promote contemplation and discovery. Our Feng Shui- inspired interiors evoke the sensual harmony of an ancient Chinese garden. Guests are greeted by water streams and inspiring works of art as they step through the Moon Gate to the fragrant aroma of Chuan.

Designed to gently nurture your Jing (life force), Qi (vital energy) and Shen (mind and spirit), the ambience will liberate one’s reflective Yin side from its more active Yang counterpart, realigning the body and restoring an inner balance to achieve rejuvenation.


The Chuan experience is a journey to wellness. Taking their first step in this journey, guests are presented with a glass of element tea and invited to complete the Five Elements questionnaire upon meeting our expert therapist. The results will determine the best path to rebalancing the five elements and one’s personal Yin and Yang. From there, our therapists will prepare the essential oil your element and tea to help you regain your equilibrium, relax the body and reconnect the mind and spirit.

Before moving to the spa treatment area, guests can luxuriate in a bath, sauna or steam room. This is followed by a massage session set within elemental fragrance and soft music, where therapists gently perform treatments to knead away the knots, cords and tensions from the body.

Towards the end of the wellness journey, guests can retire to a relaxation room and enjoy post treatment delights, including an element tea and refreshing snacks.

TCM Expert

In addition to its signature treatments, Chuan presents fully qualified team of TCM practitioners who provide private consultations and specialist therapies. Paying emphasis on energy flow, basic elemental forces and the influence of hot and cold, our consultants create treatments that are tailored to the needs of each guest, helping you achieve an optimal balance between your body’s distinct elements.


Upholding the centuries-old healing philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chuan’s treatments focus on nurturing and supporting the three treasures of Jing (our life force), Qi (our vital energy) and Shen (mind and spirit), all of which lie at the core of wellness and vitality. To restore the optimal internal balance, Chuan employs the TCM principles of Yin and Yang (two opposite forces that sustain harmony) and Jing Luo (the Meridian system that integrates the body’s functions by identifying 14 meridian points).

Chuan’s treatments and products are also guided by Wu Xing (the Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water). By identifying one’s element through a pre-treatment assessment, expert consultants will design one’s Chuan Journey that incorporates the relative Element Massage Oil and post-treatment element tea, as well as specific treatment protocols that focus on the acupressure points along the body’s meridian system.