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Private: Spas in Beijing

I have decided that part of my job will be to treat myself and indulge in a Spa every month. As my every day duty and passion is to take care of people, it is also important to remember to make space for myself to cultivate and thank my temple, the body that carries my soul...Of course, to you, I would recommend to come to Kocoon :)

ESPA @ Peninsula

Treatment booked: 

Aromatherapy Body Massage

What impressed me: 

& The Chinese decor with lots of stone and wood elements, all is tastefully decorated in a consistent way.

& The enticing retail space with reasonably priced spa products ( I almost melted for their Body Sea Salt Scrub!).

& The facilities with a sauna, steam room and dedicated relaxation lounge and the most inviting reclining sofa beds.

& The changing room facilities with all the Spa amenities and private area for changing, you can try some of the products they retail such as shampoo, body lotion etc..

Attention to details: 

& A basket of green apple in the relaxation lounge. & Plenty of water to drink at every station, including bottles of Apple juice.

& The ice fountain to scrub your body with crushed ice after using the steam room and sauna.

& I appreciated the nice green tea served upon arrival at the reception lounge, and also in the spa room before my treatment started. I was given the choice between green tea and Chrysanthemum  tea.

If I have to be picky...

& The Spa Advisor was very kind and welcoming but not able to explain to me the difference between the Balinese Massage, The Swedish Massage and the Aromatherapy Massage.

& The Spa Therapist gave me a good massage technically, but perhaps a little bit more of delicacy throughout the greeting-treatment-farewell, will make the experience even more relaxing. (This is actually something hard to teach someone...)

& Right after the end of the massage, when I sat up, the therapist tried to sell me a balm. Although done very discreetly, this made me feel a bit uncomfortable.

& The pool and gym facilities was included only for the guests opting for a half day Spa Package. Why make it so commercial?


I would recommend to try the Espa for the whole luxury experience. It's a great way to pamper and indulge yourself or someone special. Visit their retail space for a nice spa gift. But if I focus on the treatment itself, I'm not sure if I would become a repeat customer. To me, what matters the most for a spa experience to be complete, it's the people giving it. But I am aware, that this is an eternal challenge... and it could be a hit or miss because consistency is so hard to achieve when you grow.      

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    Maika Endo