chuan body + soul at the Langham. new York, introduces traditional Chinese medicine art of cupping

Ancient treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat variety of conditions added to menu of offerings at Midtown luxury hotel spa

October 2019, New York, NY Chuan Body + Soul, the full-service luxury spa at The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue, lives up to its brand promise of offering the most innovative treatments in New York City by adding the traditional healing art of cupping to its menu of offerings.

As part of the Chuan Spa brand, created by Langham Hospitality Group in Hong Kong, the menu at Chuan Body + Soul, New York is entirely based on the tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine. All treatments are accompanied by a questionnaire, wherein the staff at Chuan Body + Soul are able to ascertain which of the five Chinese elements needs to be addressed in that particular guest’s treatment on that day, as well as traditional elemental tea service.

“Cupping is based on the belief that by creating vacuums using cups on specific points of a patient’s body, the life force within that person’s body can be restored to its equilibrium,” said Douglas Chu, certified therapist and Chuan Body + Soul cupping practitioner. “All obstructions, pain and inflammations are removed to promote a sense of peace and well-being. Cupping promotes blood flow and calms the nervous system while improving blood circulation. It is more natural and non-invasive technique and treatment to help heal and prevent future health problems.”

Cupping will be available as part of the robust menu of body, skin and facial treatments currently on offer at Chuan Body + Soul. Appointments with Douglas will be available every Wednesday from 330 pm until 7 pm.

Douglas is a twenty year spa industry veteran. Having spent the majority of his career as a massage therapist, he is a graduate of the Swedish Institute and, in addition to cupping, he specializes in various forms of Swedish, medical and sports massage techniques, including aromatherapy massage, myofascial treatments and neuromuscular therapy, as well as Reiki.

For more information on the full menu of offerings at Chuan Body + Soul and to make an appointment please visit the spa website at or call +1 212 613 8720 to speak to the Spa Concierge.

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The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue is centrally located at 400 Fifth Avenue, between 36th & 37th Streets. Its 234 guest rooms and suites are some of the largest in the city. The Langham boasts a residentially-inspired aesthetic, topped off by a multi-million dollar permanent art collection featuring the works of Alex Katz and two luxurious penthouses designed by French retailer Roche Bobois, who also designed the hotel’s brand new Presidential Suite. On the fourth floor, The Langham features a full-service spa and fitness center, Chuan Body + Soul, offering a comprehensive menu of skincare, massage and body treatments. Ai Fiori, a Michelin-starred restaurant from Michael White’s Altamarea Group, and Bar Fiori, a destination bar and lounge, are both located on the hotel’s second floor. The Langham also has the capabilities to host meetings, events and social gatherings of all sizes in The Gallery at The Langham, a full floor of function space on the hotel’s third floor.

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