Modern spas come in many varieties and offer far more than a simple bath in a hot spring, but all tend to focus on enhancing our overall well-being with services that encourage the renewal of our minds, bodies and spirit. Here are some common types found in Beijing that may suit to your needs:
Club Spa—A spa whose primary purpose is physical fitness. They usually offer a full gym, equipment and coaches on a daily basis.
Day Spa—Usually in the city, you can drop into a day spa for a few minutes or a few hours to get professionally administered spa services.
Destination Spa—A place to go to for an extended time, with emphasis on developing healthy habits via comprehensive programmes, including spa services, physical fitness activities, wellness education and education in wholesome foods. Various activities such as hiking, sight-seeing and recreational sports are sometimes offered.
Medical Spa—Licensed health-care professionals are available all the time at a medical spa facility offering comprehensive medical and wellness care in an environment that integrates spa services with traditional, complementary or alternative therapies.
Resort Spa—Resort spas are usually owned by and located within a resort or hotel providing professionally administered spa services, fitness and wellness components and spa cuisine menus.