Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat (Shanghai Nanchang Road)

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Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat (Shanghai Nanchang Road)

Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat (Shanghai Nanchang Road)
3.5
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
This retreat is located in the heart of the Huaihai road CBD behind the IAPM shopping mall nearby Xiangyang road. Perfect for a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city after a day of shopping, walking, or work. Three metro lines nearby and plenty of parking. Adjacent to South Shaan'xi Road Station, Metro Lines 1, 12 or 10 (exit 7)
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
How to get there
  • South Shaanxi Road • 1 min walk
  • Shaanxi South Road • 1 min walk
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.5
44 reviews
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metrowolf
Finspang, Sweden96 contributions
if you arrive in SH you are simply stunned by the magnitude of everything, inclusive as it seems thousands and more massage saloons etc. So, what you do? You follow recommendations and...end up at Dragonfly, who offer a huge program of all kind of "what your body really needs" services,. from top to toe. I tried, and ended up with a membership card already prolonged two times. I tried various services, but the basic chinese massage (preferably 90 min, if u got the time) is the best, at least for me. I admire the hospitality, and the dedication of the boys and girls helping you to relax and get feeling better. The ask you: "Sirf, is it ok?" when they start giving you a hard hand. And I prerfer a hard hand, although I think, they've been instructed to not going really to the edge with western customers. I once tried a Chinese massage at a real Chinese massage clinic in Xiamen, there u r, this was remarkably different and I think more "authentic". But I prefer the overall stylish environment at dragonfly and looking forward for my next date. They do a really hard and good work, say almost all of them. And, you are always asked afterwards on the quality "How was your massage?". Take the chance and give feed back, in every respect. And I have respect for their work and their care taking. Walk in? No problem, Almost anytime you will be serviced instantly. Id like to take this service back home, should I return some time to Europe, but who says, I will??
Written February 4, 2013
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Thank you very much Wolfgang for such detailed and considerate comments. You mentioned a very important point - that we do welcome and encourage feedback on our services. We value your opinions and are always trying to improve our quality of service. At our core we are people touching people - so it is the human touch that is important. We strive to be consistent and give you reasons to come back, again and again. Best Wishes from all our team.
Written March 13, 2013
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Michaelfe
Morrisville, NC163 contributions
Jan 2013 • Business
Overall, I enjoyed my experience. However, I am that kind of person who believes that a good massage should hurt. That was definitely my experience in Hong Kong and Bangkok, but not at Dragonfly in Xinlu Rd. in Shanghai. While the masseuse worked my shoulder area very well, the rest of the massage felt more like a relaxation, than a deep tissue massage. So, while I enjoyed the massage, it was not exactly what I expected.
Written January 13, 2013
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Dear Michaelfe, Thank you for your comments - and you have indirectly hit the nail right on the head, that our massage treatments are very much geared towards relaxation and not traditional medical treatment (that will give you a more intense massage that is good for you - but may be painful at first). Our motto is "Relax the world!" and we say that a visit to Dragonfly will help "soothe your soul." This is because we provide a gentler massage and encompass this with a lot of soft touches and details that make the experience complete. You can in fact ask our massage therapists to press harder, but you must request this if it is more your preference. Sincerely, Randal
Written January 15, 2013
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evildoughboi
Boston, MA63 contributions
Mar 2012 • Business
I went to the locations near the Donghu road. They have three locations very close to one another. In one location, i got a foot massage. It was good and they also include a quick shoulder and arm massage. They also soak your feet for a few minutes to clean them before the massage.

In another location, i got a full body massage. I only asked for certain areas to massage since the traditional chinese massage is a bit rough in certain areas. The resulting massage was very relaxing and very effective.

The staff members have good english. I do use some mandarin terms but for the most part, they can speak english. This is good for foreigners. They're menu is also in english so if you don't want to talk, you can just point to the menu.
Written April 6, 2012
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Dear Evildoughboi, Thank you for sharing your positive impressions. We work hard to make our service offering easy for foreign guests to select something appropriate for them - in English or Chinese. We pride ourselves on having a very capable team of receptionists who speak both English and Chinese, and sometimes other languages as well. Our aim is to relax you and we strive for this relaxation to begin right from the reception desk on your arrival. We look forward to serving you again! Dragonfly
Written August 16, 2012
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CuteMinMin
Shanghai, China2,827 contributions
Dec 2010
i have never thought about to write a review here regarding to Dragonfly although i have been the member for over 2 years and recommended it to lots of my clients.
first, I LOVE the Chinese style massage there! ( oil one is good as well, but personally prefer the non-oil one). food massage is a great retreat after 1-2 weeks work. the manicure service is wonderful and they use the product from OPI. I still remembered last winter i got the new shinning dark blue and everybody told me it's a great color! I would say it worth every penny you pay for it. (and the membership actually let me pay even less:D hahahaha)
Written March 28, 2011
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mcavc
Baltimore, Maryland5 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
I have come monthly for 4+ years for all sorts of spa treatments. Always excellent service, very clean, relaxing, a wonderful environment all around. Highly recommend.
Written February 6, 2018
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Thank you. It is so nice to hear that you have been coming to Dragonfly for more than 4 years, and that you find our service and atmosphere to be so excellent! We will keep doing our best to keep you satisfied. Sincerely, Randal
Written August 27, 2018
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Harald M
Shanghai, China3 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
As regular customer of this retreat, basically since 2013, we like the atmosphere, the well organized treatments and the people doing their job professionally. It’s always a time to relax and enjoy. - Highly recommended!
Written January 6, 2018
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Dear Harald, It is a pleasure for us to read that you have been a Dragonfly customer for 5 years (1/3 of our life). We pride ourselves on our professional approach – in our customer service, the quality of our treatments, and the safety and security of our retreats. All of which - can enable you to come and Relax! Sincerely, Randal
Written August 27, 2018
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Oguz A
Grenoble, France32 contributions
Oct 2013 • Solo
Dragonfly SPA centers offering various relaxation massage styles. Ambiance and environment is well decorated and it helps you to relax and forget everything that disturbs you.
Written September 17, 2014
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Dear Oguz, We are very happy to hear that enjoyed your visit and found the ambience and environment of our retreat to be relaxing. It is our ultimate goal that every customer can completely escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and to forget for one short hour what is outside - so that he or she can totally relax. This is something that is rare in the busy city and not only does it make you feel good, but it is good for you physically and mentally. A little bit of peace goes a long way. Welcome back again! Randal
Written September 23, 2014
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genocks
Copenhagen, Denmark72 contributions
Sep 2013 • Business
A colleague convinced me to go and try the traditional foot massage, after a long day with meetings, we entered the place at 21:30 pm and were ushered into a dark room with reclining chairs..... The girl put a nice warm towel on my stomach, my feet in a bucket of nice warm water and then started to massage my shoulders.... I woke up 90 minutes later when she gently woke me up and said time was up.... OMG, what an experience.... I hoped to get another chance to go for one more foot treatment before leaving Shanghai, but Alas, this was not possible due to a tight schedule.... I recomment this for anybody who visits China, find a Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat and go trat yourself.
Worth every single dollar!!!!
Written September 16, 2013
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Dear Genocks, I am really delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first Dragonfly foot massage. I am not sure if this was your first foot massage ever - or just your first with us, but I want to tell you that this is our signature treatment and it was what made me personally fall in love with Dragonfly ten years ago. We are very proud of the experience we can give our customers and I am delighted to see that ten years later we are still continuing to "wow" our first time customers. Sincerely, Randal
Written September 22, 2013
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Likeitniceandclean
Ohio111 contributions
Jan 2012 • Solo
I visited the Kerry Parkside Dragonfly. I went there for a few times to get manicures and stopped going there because of the manicures poor quality. The nail polish does not even last a day.
I received a gift certificate for Christmas from there so I decided to try a foot massage. The girl at the spa suggested a head to toe massage. Five minutes into the massage I was in so much pain I could not breath. I asked the girl to press lightly and she said okay but continued on being so rough and firm. She pressed my head so hard that I left the place with a massive headache. She pulled my ear and I felt my fingers and shoulder almost being dislocated. It was absolutely horrible and one of the worse experiences in my life for what is supposed to be relaxing. i could not wait to get out of there. On top of that, the room is very hot and they put a heating pad on your stomach so besides being tortured, you feel like you will die of heat. Three hours later, my head hurts that i can to touch it and I still have a headache. I will not ever go back there for anything. A nightmare place for any service.
Written January 20, 2012
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Dear Likeitniceandclean, I am really sorry to hear about your unhappy experience at our Kerry Parkside retreat - which is now one of our most popular in Shanghai. I can only apologize. Since our primary focus in Shanghai is on serving foreign guests, we offer a massage that is much more light and relaxing than a traditional Chinese massage. Only if a customer asks for it harder do we change into that mode. Unfortunately there was a problem with your therapist and for this I apologize. It is a very very rare thing for me to learn about a customer having a massage at Dragonfly that was too hard. I would like to say that earlier this year I myself did some testing in the shop and found a therapist who was underperforming and needed retraining. This unfortunately does happen sometimes but we do our best to monitor the service levels of our staff so that they are consistent across all of our retreats. I am terribly sorry that you left with such a negative impression of Dragonfly. If you would ever like to come back and try again - I would be happy to arrange for it so that we can show you our real service style. Best Regards, randal
Written August 16, 2012
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jendan22
Shanghai, China60 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I have been going to the Dragonfly chain since 2010 and the Nanchang location is my preferred spa in town. It's easy to get to - right behind IAPM mall - metro line 10/1/12; Shaanxi South Road stop; Exit 7, walk across the street - you'll see it on the 2nd floor.

I highly recommend the Top to Toe 90 minute massage - it's my go to stress/tension relief. It's also great if you've been walking around touring the city. If you find someone you like, then ask their name in the future you can request him/her. One of the things I love about the Nachang Road location is that their employees have been there for years, less turn over than other spas.

The other service I get is mani/pedi - tools/materials are clean and the staff are skilled. They may try to up sell your treatment, but it's not a hard sell and they are okay if you say no.

If you become a lifelong user like me - I suggest buying the membership card, it's worth it. The membership works in any of their locations - including Beijing! Suggest making an appointment as they are popular and have busy/peak times.
Written April 26, 2019
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Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat (Shanghai Nanchang Road) is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 11:45 PM