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Meet Xiao Qing at the Seven Villas for a Relaxed Afternoon

The west side of the West Lake is famous for its unique beauty, we call it the “wild west”, covered by tree shadows and lotus in summer time and fragranced by osmanthus tree in autumn. Most of tourists would go to Hubin road to see the fountain or Broken Bridge when they visit Hangzhou, so the “wild west” is truly a hidden gem.

Picturing having a spa in some old villa suited by the ponds and trees, breath in the sweet air mixed with osmanthus, how relaxing! That is Xiao Qing Spa! Hidden in a forest glade, it is at the heart of nature, Zixuan Resort has seven villas, that’s why the resort is called Seven Villas, and Xiao Qing Spa is in one of the villas. The wooden beams that give the building seasoned look with touches of Chinese Ming Dynasty to enhance the deco. The contemporary feel and design uses only natural in Hangzhou resources, the spa building hidden forest exterior walls. Their director of Spa, a beautiful girl from Vietnam - Lisa Lam who has 13 years experience in the SPA industry welcomed us with her very warm smile and led us to our Swedish massage that starts with milk rose bath. The room was big bright and decorated in Japanese style, a small courtyard that sits right behind the big bathtub, we got truly relaxed in the tub. The massage has combined the purity of the streams, the power of fresh fruits and flowers, and the ancient traditions of Chinese medicine to infuse the aroma therapeutic treatments with the healing properties of nature. The skillful masseuses come from naked Stables, they are all qualified therapists in Tradition Chinese massage, facial and body treatments with international certificate.


The full range of treatments available range from foot massages and Thai massage, to full body aromatherapy massage, 4 hands massage, facial, pre- natal program, Detox program the kind in China with its therapeutic oils I Plus Q from Thailand, Aromatherapy Associates. For 880RMB you can enjoy: Ruby body scrubs, Swedish massage, for total 90 minutes. Before end of November, they are offering 30% off for spa treatment from 10am to 5pm (excluding spa ritual complimentary herb steam).


Xiao Qing Spa/小青水療
Address: Seven Villas, 1 Bapanling Road 八盤嶺路1號杭州紫萱度假村
Telephone: 0571 8796 6548

小青Spa是人如其名,猶如清純可人的仙子,按摩師們穿的仙風道骨,朴素無華,一副與世隔絕的感覺。尤其喜愛那雙人按摩套間,對著花園泡個牛奶玫瑰浴,感覺到了京都。我告訴你他們家的洗浴產品都是愛馬仕的了嗎?


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