A New Rub

Courtesy of Shangri-La Spa

The salt-and-herb scrub is applied to the sound of chiming bells

For those spa-goers who are tired of Japanese sand baths and who contemplate Moroccan mud body wraps or Javanese exfoliating scrubs with a jaded sigh, there is now the Himalayan Tsangpo Ritual. The latest curiosity to emerge from the world apothecarium is based on sowa rigpa, or Tibetan traditional medicine, and is available at the Chi spas in the Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, and the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. It will also be introduced to spas at the chain's upcoming properties in the Maldives, New York City, Paris, and Boracay in the Philippines.


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