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Summer Spa Packages

All our Spa Packages are available in gift certificate, with delivery service.

Kocoon spa's Summer Refresher Spa Package

Enjoy our hand crafted sampling of our fabulous services for those times when you need to look and feel your very best despite your busy schedule.

20 min. Elemental Herbology Back Massage

60 min. Elemental Herbology Aloe Vera Facial

+ 15 min. Aloe Vera Cold Stone Eye Contour Massage

Tea by Tranquil Tuesdays or Fresh Juice by IF

Approximatively 1, 5 hour of pampering and relaxation,
RMB 700 (Original price RMB 870)

Kocoon Spa's Gentlemen’s Spa Package

This package is tailored specifically for men.
The Athlete’s Massage uses a combination of Hot and Cold Stones beneficial to enhance healing.
We combine the benefits of aromatherapy infusion with deep manipulation of the muscles and connective tissue,
to unravel tension in sore and tight muscles. It's a spa package truly fit for a king!

60 min. Athlete’s Full Body Massage**

75 min. Gentlemen’s Facial, including an Aloe Vera Cold Stone Facial Massage

Tea by Tranquil Tuesdays or Fresh Juice by IF

Approximatively 2 hours, RMB 900 (RMB 1115)

Kocoon spa's Detox Spa Package

Prelude: Foot Soak in Medicinal Chinese Herbs or Ginger

60 min. Elemental Herbology Aloe Vera Facial

60 min Swedish Body Massage or 45 min. Elemental Herbology Body Massage**

Tea by Tranquil Tuesdays or Fresh Juice by IF

Approx. 2 hours of pampering and relaxation

For 2 persons side by side or 1 person, two visits: RMB 1600 (Original price: RMB 1910)

Kocoon spa's Complete Revival Spa Package

Sometimes we just need to lift the weight up off of our shoulders. For this reason, we have created this Spa Package for 2 persons side by side. Share a special moment with someone special, to be soothed from head to toe, immersed in warmth and gently revived. Perfect for a birthday or wedding gift!

Prelude: Medicinal Chinese Herbs Foot Soak or Ginger Foot Soak

80 min. Elemental Herbology Facial

90 min. Kocoon Signature Body Massage**

Tea by Tranquil Tuesdays or Fresh Juice by IF

Approx. 3 hours of pampering and relaxation, RMB 2400 (Original price: RMB 3000)

*Spa Packages available at both locations.

*Special offer available for purchase exclusively until September 1, 2014.

*Gift Certificates are valid 1 year.

*Cannot combine with other promotions and discounts.

Kocoon spa in Taiyue Suites
Reservations: 132 416 960 21

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Reservations: 137 179 434 06

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Which massage oil is right?

How do I choose a massage oil? 

Article from, written by Cathy Wong, alternative medecine expert. 

There are many different types of massage oils available. At the health food store, you'll find single massage oils such as sweet almond oil or avocado oil. If you shop at spa shops or skin care stores, you're more likely to find blended massage oils containing two or more massage oils.

Why is it important to know about the different massage oils? Some oils are more likely to leave you feeling greasy after the massage, while other massage oils go rancid quickly and take on an unpleasant smell. Worse, some oils might irritate skin or cause allergic reactions.

Here are my five top choices. These massage oils can be used alone or in combination.

1) Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is one of the most popular massage oils among massage therapists. Extracted from almonds, sweet almond oil is pale yellow in color.

It is slightly oily, which allows hands to glide easily over skin. Sweet almond oil is absorbed fairly quickly, but not so quickly that you need to keep reapplying it.

Compared with other oils, sweet almond oil is reasonably priced. It usually does not irritate skin. People with nut allergies should not use almond oil.

2) Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot kernel oil is similar in texture and color to almond oil, but costs slightly more. It is rich in vitamin E, a quality that gives it a longer shelf life than the typical oil.

Like almond oil, apricot kernel oil is absorbed into the skin, so it won't leave people feeling greasy afterwards. This property also makes it a good oil to use for aromatherapy massage.

Apricot kernel oil is a good alternative to sweet almond oil for people with nut allergies.

3) Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is actually a wax extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant. Jojoba oil is a good option for most people prone to back acne because it is thought to have antibacterial properties and contains long chain wax esters that closely resembles skin sebum.

Jojoba has a very long shelf life, so it's a good choice if you don't use it regularly.

It is very well-absorbed, which makes it a favorite carrier oil for aromatherapy. Jojoba is usually not irritating to skin.

One drawback: jojoba oil is so silky and quickly absorbed, you may need to reapply it often or mix it with other oils listed here. It is more pricey than sweet almond oil.

4) Fractionated Coconut Oil

Although you may think of coconut oil as being a thick, white solid oil, fractionated coconut oil is actually a light, non-greasy, liquid oil.

It is called fractionated coconut oil because it contains only a fraction of the whole oil. The long-chain triglycerides have been removed, leaving only the medium-chain triglycerides.

Fractionated coconut oil is less pricey than many other oils (it's comparable to sweet almond oil) and like jojoba oil, has a very long shelf life. But perhaps the top feature of fractionated coconut oil is that it tends not to stain sheets, a problem with most massage oils.

5) Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is a light, non-greasy oil that won't leave skin feeling oily. The oil, extracted from sunflower seeds, is rich in the essential fatty acid linoleic acid, as well as palmitic acid and stearic acid, all components of healthy skin. The amount of linoleic acid in skin declines with age and can be stripped by harsh soaps and cleansers.

Sunflower oil can go rancid quickly, so it should be purchased in small quantities and stored in a dark cool area. Squeezing one or two capsules of pure vitamin E oil into the bottle may help to extend the shelf life.

People with allergies to the sunflower plant family should avoid sunflower oil.

Other Massage Oils

Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is pressed from the avocado fruit. Deep green in color, avocado oil is a heavier oil and is usually mixed with lighter massage oils such as sweet almond oil.

Avocado oil is roughly double the cost of sweet almond oil. People who are sensitive to latex may be sensitive to avocado oil.

Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is very rich and has a distinct chocolate aroma. It is solid at room temperature and has a heavy texture, so it needs to be blended with other oils or used only for very small areas.

Grapeseed Oil
In many respects, grapeseed oil makes a great massage oil. It has little-to-no odor, and it has a smooth, silky texture without being greasy.

However, most grapeseed oil is extracted from grape seeds using a solvent (rather than being pressed from the seeds), which some aromatherapists say make it an inferior oil for aromatherapy massage.

Kukui Nut Oil
A light, thin, non-greasy oil. Native to a Hawaii, kukui nut oil is typically used on all skin types, including oily skin and sun-damaged skin.

Olive Oil
Most people are familiar with olive oil as a cooking oil, but it is occasionally used for massage. It is a heavy oil with a greasy or sticky texture and recognizable aroma that many associate with cooking, so it's usually not used on its own for massage.

One study compared topical olive oil with sunflower oil and found that olive oil had no effect on epidermal barrier function, whereas topical sunflower oil resulted in significant improvement in the skin barrier.

Sesame Oil
Sesame oil is prized in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India. It is used in a daily Ayurvedic self-massage called abhyanga, as well as shirodhara.

According to Ayurveda, sesame oil is especially useful for nourishing and detoxifying and for ailments associated with the vata type, such as anxiety, poor circulation, constipation, bloating, and excessive dryness.

Sesame oil is a rather thick oil that may leave skin feeling oily, so it can be blended with lighter massage oils. The unrefined oil has a strong aroma.

Shea Butter
Extracted from the seeds of a tree native to Africa, shea butter is a solid at room temperature. Like cocoa butter, shea butter is heavy and can leave an oily feeling on skin, so it is usually not used on its own for massage. It may be blended or used for very small areas.

Shea contains a natural latex, so people with latex allergies should do a patch test before using it.

Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat germ oil is too thick to use on its own as a massage oil, but it can be blended with lighter oils. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamin E.
And finally, instead of oil, massage therapists often use specially-formulated massage gels and lotions.

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