Founded in Beijing in 2008, Kocoon is a boutique day spa for men and women created from the shared passion of mother and daughter. With us, you can enjoy facials, massages, body care, and expert waxing service. We also offer opportunities for learning and self-development through workshops.
We design each treatment the way we would wish to receive it: With love, with attention to detail and given in a peaceful, friendly and clean environment.
We continue to try and hand-select every product we offer you. Expect only premium products that are fruit, plant or marine-based. No petroleum or mineral-derived ingredients!
“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.” Thich Nhat Hanh
The Wellness Hub
Kocoon spa has been serving as a platform for sharing and learning for more than 8 years, for the local and expat community in Beijing. We have organized and co-hosted over 100 workshops and events with over 40 inspiring practitioners from around the world.
We have covered topics such as mindfulness, past life regression, Reiki, tarot cards, Sekhem, maya calendar, pendulum, Chinese medicine, make up, fashion, vegetarianism, raw food, crystal healing, Thai massage, intuitive massage, NLP, Nia, Gyrotonics, tea, coffee & honey, yoga & live music, lotion bar making, lip balm making, soap making, mental health, floral crowns, Persian carpets, contemporary art and more!
Would you like to share what you do? If you are a practitioner in wellness, health or healing arts, and would like to host a workshop or give sessions, please contact us!
About the founders
Maika Endo, born in 1979 in Sendai, Japan, was brought into this world under the guidance of an enterprising mother and a medically acclaimed father. At the age of 4 she moved to France with her mother and was raised speaking French and Japanese. Her english was acquired by annual summer home-stays with an American family living in Alaska and before she even entered high school, Maika could speak all three languages fluently. Her China journey started in 2000 during an exchange program with UIBE and it was during this first stint in Beijing that she fell in love with the city she would eventually call home. Making her permanent move to Beijing in 2003 Maika worked for various Beijing enterprises including the popular listing magazine The Beijinger, and was part of the founding team that started NOTCH– a music festival that brought performers from Scandinavia to China each year. It wasn’t until a transformative trip to Thailand in 2005 that Maika discovered a deeper calling that would eventually have her starting a Spa and Treatment center in the heart of Beijing.
The Thai art of healing and hospitality resonated deep within her and she started brainstorming with Maeda on creating a space that cultivated the healing arts with an emphasis on human touch, compassionate hospitality, and acute attention to detail. This initial inspiration led them on a research tour de force that included a Spa Set Up and Management course in Toronto, Shiatsu training in Japan, and more in-depth understanding of Thai spa culture in Thailand. The result was a concept 100% their own– a combination of East Asian healing arts, Thai compassion, and European elegance.
Maeda Miyuki, born in the heart of Tokyo, was surrounded by the typical environment of traditional Japanese arts from the day she was born. From learning delicate flower arrangements, traditional Japanese dance, to the soothing notes of the Koto stringed instrument, Maeda cultivated an innate sense of grace, culture, and refinement that only comes from those born into it. Her love for adventure and constant pursuit of knowledge led her on many international discoveries including a stint with the 70’s group “Up With People”which had her in 13 of the United States and various places across Europe. Her experiences abroad fueled her passion for learning and she ensued in studying English, French and Italian all of which she is still proficient in to this day. Maeda continued to grow and expand her credentials by obtaining at BA at the University of Foreign Studies in Osaka followed by an accounting degree from Daiei. In order to perfect her French language skills and concentrate on a career path, Maeda moved to France with her 4 year old daughter and started a new life in Milly La Foret, 90km from Paris surrounded by nature. Eventually she became secretary of the O.E.C.F (Overseas Economic Coöperation Fund of Japan) in Paris Representativ Office. Her most recent career move has her as the consultant for Mitsubishi in their pret a porte textile department. Throughout all her career moves, international adventures, and the ultimate role of being a mother, Maeda has never forgotten the traditional core values of Japanese grace and aesthetics which can be seen in all aspects of her life. She is co-founder of Kocoon with her daughter Maika Endo.