Fortunately for me a had a friend in Chengdu, Rebecca, who just happened to be a manager at the Chengdu branch of Jiafu Fudao. Whats Jiafu Fudao? A very classy place for starters!
It’s a spa retreat, my guess catering for executive market, offering a vast array of massage and therapeutic services. Many of the services are unique to Jiafu Fudao and are based in traditional age-old Chinese therapies.
I was lucky to sample over an hour of these specialised ancient Chinese therapies from one of the places leading technicians. This wasn’tany ‘lay on the table and get slapped around’ type deal, it was a unique combination of massage, a working of pressure points, aromatic therapy and an amazing foot massage. Unfortunately I didn’t grab the english translation for the names of these unique procedures, but Im assured you can only experience them here!
I have never experienced a massage technician that has such an extraordinary knowledge of the body’s pressure points and also the amazing ability to tell me my life story, and my current ailements from the soul of my feet!
The building is quite large with many private rooms catering for individuals and for large groups (pictured above), it’s quite luxuriously furnished, also featuring a bar and there’s a chef on had that can prepare some unique and interesting asian treats.
Long after being in Chengdu and travelling much of China I am still yet experience a massage as unique, nor someone with the depth of knowledge of the human body that the wonderful technician had…
If you’re in Chengdu, be sure to check it out! Many staff there also speak english.