The Ayurveda


March 3, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler

Chi, The Spa, Edsa Shangri-La's premiere day spa invites guests to experience the newest addition to its exotic spa treatments from the East, Ayurveda, a journey of healing that involves traditional Abhyanga massage and Shirodhara.


This ancient philosophy is based on reviving inner harmony through the old practice of purifying and nurturing the human body, mind and soul by Chi’s well-trained therapists. The metro’s ultimate urban oasis will take you back to a ritual that has evolved over 5000 years ago in India, which has made its way to the Philippines.

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Regarded as the oldest holistic healing system in the world, the Ayurvedic treatment is about finding equilibrium – a perfect balance of energy in the body and the spirit. Choose between two treatments that Chi, The Spa has to offer – Abhyanga and Shirodhara. The Abhyanga is a choreographed full-body Ayurvedic massage that uses rhythmic strokes in warm oil designed to regulate the circulation of the nervous system and bring deep relaxation to the muscles and calmness to the mind.

The Shirodhara, from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow), involves a constant, gentle stream of oil poured over the forehead, which immediately relaxes the nerves, rejuvenates the senses, normalizes sleeping patterns and addresses other stress-induced conditions, creating a profound state of bliss and mental clarity. 

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Chi, the premier day spa is open to all in-house and outside guests. Offering other Asian inspired treatments that draw inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. It is a private sanctuary of calm, personal space and timelessness in a "spa within a spa" concept.  

Nestled in the hotel's Garden Wing, this luxury spa features a private entrance for ultimate privacy and convenience. It also features a variety of single, double and specialty treatment suites. There is also outdoor bathing facilities, relaxation lounges, a library and a yoga studio with classes spanning 3,000 square meters in total.


Chi, The Spa at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila is open daily from 9 a.m. to midnight.  For reservations, please call (63 2) 633 8888 Ext. 3553 or e-mail chi.esl@shangri‑ Visit or stay connected, like, follow @edsashangrila on Twitter and @edsashangrila on Instagram.