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Waiting is a pleasurable experience at Chuan Spa at The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai, and your first stop will be a the seating area adjacent to the reception desk. On a smart armless white couch, you’ll fill out a questionnaire to determine which element (water, wood, fire, earth or metal) will influence your treatments. The hushed area is all white, from the gleaming marble floor, columns and walls to the white orchid that sits on the reception desk. After changing in the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Shanghai spa’s locker room, you’ll be escorted down another level to the enchanting moonscape-like main floor. There you can relax in one of several rooms devoted to peace and quiet, where staff will provide water and tea as you sit back on comfy loungers and enjoy the Chinese garden atmosphere before your treatment.