Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Jingan Shanghai

Mineral and organic treatments in Shanghai

The name Iridium references not only the Greek goddess of rainbows Iris, but also one of the world’s rarest minerals. In keeping with the joint themes of Greek mythology and rare stones, the décor of Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan includes a variety of white stone statues and busts depicting toga-clad and olive-branch-crowned men and women. The mineral references also cross into the treatments, many of which feature natural stones and crystals.

China’s long history of wellness therapies is touched upon, but is not the backbone of the experience at Iridium, which draws much more from a global tradition of massage, body and facial therapies for soothing results.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • An extravagant amount of space is given to rooms and common areas within the Shanghai spa. Even if there are other people around, it seems unlikely you will even be aware of their presence.
  • A focus on nature is placed at the forefront of this mineral-themed spa, with organic products, stones and gemology all incorporated in various treatments.
  • Shanghai’s air can be a difficult adjustment for anyone’s skin. Try a rejuvenating antioxidant facial or a detoxifying juniper and olive stone body polish to slough off the effects of the outside world and feel brand-new.
  • In keeping with the mineral theme, products are supplied by French company Gemology Cosmetics.

Things to Know

  • Plan some downtime after your treatment to just sit in the dimly lit relaxation room. Lounge in a massage chair with a cool drink in hand for some extra pampering.
  • Some of the ingredients and minerals used for treatments at Iridium Spa are not exactly household names. Prior to choosing your service, take some time to talk to the trained therapists about your specific needs to make sure you receive the best therapies for your skin.
  • A little planning is required for your pampering session, with a 24-hour advanced reservation required by Iridium Spa.

The Treatments

  • People with sensitive skin will rejoice at the 60-minute Sensitive Facial, which utilizes desert fig seed oil from Morocco as well as other soothing organic plant ingredients to ensure a calm complexion.
  • There is a specific facial for gents. The Men’s Own employs blue lotus, algae extract and bamboo to purify and decongest pores.
  • Hot stone therapy has been used in China for more than 2,000 years to heal internal organs and balance the body’s qi energy. The 90-minute hot stone massage is the ultimate way to warm up and relax throughout Shanghai’s winter months.

The Facilities

  • The pampering begins in the changing rooms, where you’ll find a sizable Jacuzzi tub as well as a sauna.
  • There are five single treatment rooms at Iridium Spa, as well as one couple’s suite. Each comes equipped with a bath, a white-stone Grecian-style bust and a bathroom with a vanity.
  • A hidden gem of this Shanghai hotel is the indoor pool. Even though it’s in the basement, it’s filled with natural light thanks to a glass ceiling.

Indoor pool
Spa shop
Getting There
1008 Beijing West Road, Shanghai, 200041 China
TEL86-21-6257 9999
Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Jingan Shanghai
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