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If you arrive early to Chuan Spa at The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai, you will be rewarded, as you can take advantage of an array of wet area options before any treatments. The list begins with The Langham’s giant 25-meter swimming pool, which has several poolside lounge chairs and its own menu for those who want to feed more than their chi. A number of the treatment rooms themselves include large bathtubs, but the goldmine is in the locker room. There you’ll find a sauna and steam room as well as several showers. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Shanghai spa recommends you do the Chuan tri-bating ritual of a visit to the sauna or steam room followed by a cool shower and then a dip in the Jacuzzi. The hot-to-cold regimen is supposed to awaken the body and help balance your energies, which is the ideal way to prepare for a day of services.