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CHUAN PHILOSOPHY

In Chinese, “Chuan” means flowing water. As the source of life, water brings re-birth, renewal and rejuvenation. Similarly, Chuan Spa takes a holistic approach to wellness, embracing the centuries-old healing philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) incorporating the principles of the Five Elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.

PHILOSOPHY

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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.

 

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.

 

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TCM EXPERTISE AND EXCELLENCE

In addition to its signature treatments, Chuan partners with our TCM consultant who provide private consultations and specialist therapies. Paying emphasis on energy flow, basic elemental forces and the influence of hot and cold, our consultants suggest treatments with reference to the needs of each guest.

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FINDING HARMONY WITH FIVE ELEMENTS

Upholding the centuries-old healing philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) combined with the principles of the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water), 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. 

 

OUR JOURNEY TO WELLNESS

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STEP 1

KNOW YOUR FIVE ELEMENTS

Enjoy a glass of element tea while completing a Five Elements questionnaire with our expert therapist. 

 

The results will determine the best path to rebalancing the five elements and your Yin and Yang. Our therapists will prepare the essential oil in your element to help you regain your equilibrium, relax your body and reconnect the mind and spirit.

 

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STEP 2

BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT

Before moving to the spa treatment area, guests can luxuriate in our comfortable pre-spa wet and dry facilities. This is followed by a massage session with elemental fragrance and soft music, where  therapists gently perform treatments to knead away the knots, cords and tensions from the body.

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STEP 3

AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

After your treatment, retire to a relaxation room and enjoy post treatment delights, including an element tea and refreshing snacks.

 

OUR JOURNEY TO WELLNESS

KNOW YOUR FIVE ELEMENTS
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Enjoy a glass of element tea while completing a Five Elements questionnaire with our expert therapist. 

 

The results will determine the best path to rebalancing the five elements and your Yin and Yang. Our therapists will prepare the essential oil in your element to help you regain your equilibrium, relax your body and reconnect the mind and spirit.

 

LUXURIATE IN OUR TREATMENTS
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Before moving to the spa treatment area, guests can luxuriate in our comfortable pre-spa wet and dry facilities. This is followed by a massage session with elemental fragrance and soft music, where  therapists gently perform treatments to knead away the knots, cords and tensions from the body.

RELAX AND ENJOY
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After your treatment, retire to a relaxation room and enjoy post treatment delights, including an element tea and refreshing snacks.

 

THE FIVE ELEMENTS

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WOOD

Wood governs our liver, gallbladder, tendons, ligaments and sense of sight. Wood personalities tend to express emotions of depression and anger. They prefer mornings, spring, wind, sour flavours and the colour green.

FIRE

Fire governs our heart, small intestine, tongue, blood vessels and speech. Fire personalities tend to express emotions of joy and over-excitement with occasional mood swings. They prefer mid-days, summer, heat, bitter flavours and the colour red.

EARTH

Earth governs our spleen, stomach muscles, mouth, lips and sense of taste. Earth personalities tend to worry and over-analyse. They prefer mornings, late summer, damp, sweet flavours and the colour yellow.

METAL

Metal governs our lungs, large intestine, skin, hair and sense of smell. Metal personalities tend to express feelings of sadness and grief. They prefer nights, autumn, dryness, pungent flavours and the colour white.

WATER

Water governs our kidneys, bladder, bones, scalp and sense of hearing. Water personalities tend to be anxious and fearful. They prefer afternoons, winter, cold, salty flavours and the colour black.

 

FIND YOUR ELEMENT
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Wood governs our liver, gallbladder, tendons, ligaments and sense of sight. Wood personalities tend to express emotions of depression and anger. They prefer mornings, spring, wind, sour flavours and the colour green.

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Fire governs our heart, small intestine, tongue, blood vessels and speech. Fire personalities tend to express emotions of joy and over-excitement with occasional mood swings. They prefer mid-days, summer, heat, bitter flavours and the colour red.

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Earth governs our spleen, stomach muscles, mouth, lips and sense of taste. Earth personalities tend to worry and over-analyse. They prefer mornings, late summer, damp, sweet flavours and the colour yellow.

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Metal governs our lungs, large intestine, skin, hair and sense of smell. Metal personalities tend to express feelings of sadness and grief. They prefer nights, autumn, dryness, pungent flavours and the colour white.

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Water governs our kidneys, bladder, bones, scalp and sense of hearing. Water personalities tend to be anxious and fearful. They prefer afternoons, winter, cold, salty flavours and the colour black.

 

FIND YOUR ELEMENT