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Elements Spa

Former French Concession
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Address: 84 Nanchang rd. near Yandang rd., Shanghai, China
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This was a wonderful little spa. Exhausted after working and being a tourist this was a haven. Very clean, affordable. Great for a tourist when you can't tell if a "massage" is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was a wonderful little spa. Exhausted after working and being a tourist this was a haven. Very clean, affordable. Great for a tourist when you can't tell if a "massage" is going to be a massage

Thank slaughterbeach
Beijing, China
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I had just come back from my trip and my whole body was aching from too much street partying and what I needed was a relaxing massage. A lot of friends have been talking about Elements Spa so I decided to try it out. I wasn't disappointed... I had the oil massage and had the most relaxing experience.. the whole... More 

Thank Francesca T
Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This spa was introduced to us by our hotel concierge, Morgan at Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden hotel and it came highly recommended. My husband and I went there for 3 out of the 4 days we were there. We enjoyed the massages. We tried the Traditional Chinese massage, Japanese Shiatsu massage and Oriental foot massage and also the Elements Massage.... More 

1 Thank WenP
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I booked a manicure and pedicure at this spa and was quite pleased at the cleanliness of the facility, friendliness of the staff and little extras/attention to detail in the facility. I would recommend this spa to anyone who needs a break during the work day or just looking to find a new "home-base" spa.

1 Thank Jgrier5
Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Living in Shanghai, my wife and I have been to many spas, but from the moment one walks into Elements, he/she is treated with VIP care by the front-desk staff - who have excellent English, by the way. The building has a French Concession villa charm to add to the experience. We both took the hot-stone oil massage. Really nice,... More 

11 Thank Laopengyou
Shanghai, China
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Elements has great ambiance and this along with the competent professional massages is what sets it apart from the many much cheaper options available. Having said that it's not exorbitant and if you are in town long enough to benefit from the purchase of their discount card it becomes quite reasonable for a good quality spa experience

3 Thank China_Chiel
thornhill, ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

did the travellers special - 1 hour massage and 1 hour foot massage. awesome. the hour massage is not "theraputic deep tissue" but oh so relaxing. surprisingly it was the foot massage that almost put me to sleep. clean, relaxing and well worth the $. much cheaper than the spas at the hotel and just as good.

6 Thank dwr
hong kong
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

i have heard good things about elements spa and decided to try it out myself during my trip to shanghai. i opted for the traditional acupressure massage from master zhu due to my recent sports injury. i was impressed by master zhu's superb acupressure skill for a whole body treatment. but i was more amazed that i largely recovered from... More 

2 Thank ShawnD197
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

i stopped by shanghai to visit friends on my business trip to Hong Kong. My friends took me to the spa they usually go to for everything (ie. nails, waxing, facial, massages etc.) to ease my jet lag. we were greeted by the friendly staff and pleasant lemon grass scent at the reception area. I chose to have a 90... More 

3 Thank judy L
Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

I love the chines massage. Three of us went and two of us have had many many traditional chinese massages in China and Singapore and other places. These girls did not know how to do it. I felt it was closer to a swedish massage. I asked three times for her to go harder but she could not do it.... More 

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Elementspa S, General Manager at Elements Spa, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear about your experience. At Elements Spa, we strive to ensure that each of our guests leave with a positive experience and a relaxing feel. Our masseuse go through a rigorous training program and are only allowed to serve customers after a series of exams by our training master. We will investigate this case and... More 

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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.