Spa Profile: Chuan Body + Soul at The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
With a chic, contemporary style and personalized service beyond compare, The Langham New York, Fifth Avenue provides guests with a modern and luxurious experience in Midtown Manhattan. In addition to fine dining and world-class amenities, the hotel is also home to Chuan Body + Soul, a spa that offers signature massage therapies and treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Designed to create an ambience of tranquility for contemplation and inspiration, the Spa’s natural aesthetic and tranquil ambience creates a wonderful haven away from the bustling city. Ryan Whitehead, Spa Manager at Chuan Body + Soul at The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue shares recommended treatments, insider tips, unique services, and much more:
Why You’ll Love It: Since Chuan Body + Soul is a bit smaller and more intimate than a lot of hotel spas, many guests comment that it feels like they are in their own private spa, which creates a deeper sense of relaxation.
Key Features: These are not exactly amenities, but every Chuan location in the world has two things that I think set the stage for the most relaxing visit. One is a Moon Gate entrance, which signifies crossing over from the everyday into the Chuan experience and leaving all of your troubles behind you when you do; and the second is a water feature. “Chuan” means flowing water, which is the inspiration for our water wall, which creates a sense of tranquility for the guest, as it is one of the first things they encounter when they arrive and proceed into our waiting area.
We have three treatment rooms—Water, Earth, and Fire—named after three of the five Chinese elements. One room has two massage beds, and another comes with an oversized shower—both ideal features for couples using the spa together. We also have men’s and women’s changing rooms with individual steam showers and oversized saunas that are outfitted for either wet or dry heat, along with a beautiful pink Himalayan salt wall.
Bonus: Each guest enjoys a welcome tea that represents the current season and the Chinese element that corresponds with that season. It is a key part of the Chuan welcome ritual.
Insider’s Tip: All guests are encouraged to join us at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled treatment to enjoy the separate men’s and women’s facilities, which include a Himalayan salt sauna and a private steam shower. Breathing in salt is key for blood flow, increased lung capacity and stamina, and has been proven to be especially effective for athletes but is beneficial to all spa goers.
Snacks Served: In addition to the elemental tea, we always have a selection of healthy snacks in individualized portions—nuts, berries, fresh and dried fruit—and a rotating selection of spa waters with fresh, seasonal fruit. For private groups, we can arrange a more extensive menu through our banquets department.
Unique Treatment: The Chuan Heavenly Jing Luo is a unique 90-minute foot treatment designed to maintain a healthy equilibrium between mind and body by optimizing the blood and the “Qi” flow, strengthening the immune system and promoting revitalization. With the use of Jing Luo acupressure techniques and reflex points, along with traditional Chinese herbs and hot stones, this treatment helps aid in detoxification, induces deep relaxation, and nourishes the skin.
Splurge Treatment: With visibly transformative results, our 80-minute HydraFacial is a hydra-dermabrasion treatment that simultaneously provides cleansing, exfoliation and extractions with intense hydration using results-driven, proprietary serums filled with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. With immediate results, this non-invasive, nonsurgical treatment delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime!
Insider’s Favorite: Our 90-minute Chuan Stone Therapy is one of the most memorable treatments I’ve had in my entire career. Designed to stimulate meridian harmony, this unique mind, body and soul experience combines the therapeutic elements of acupressure with various relaxation massage techniques to induce a deep sense of calm. This full-body oil massage stimulates a sense of well-being and relaxation. Himalayan salt stones instead of traditional stones also increase body circulation, while lightly exfoliating and nourishing the skin with minerals.
Featured Products: In addition to our proprietary Chuan line of products, we feature Kerstin Florian and Hydrafacial MD as our two main product lines.
[Images courtesy of The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue]
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018