Magpie Massage

Tel Tel: 021-54033867
Address Address: 685 Julu Lu, by Shanxi Nan Lu, Shanghai
上海巨鹿路685号, 近陕西南路
Hours Hours:  Daily 12pm-1am
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Business Overview
Shanghai residents have a long-standing affinity with massage, and today's offerings range from the simply inexpensive to the outlandishly indulgent. Among the many massage centres dotted across the city, Magpie Massage has garnered a strong repeat clientele by offering a unique product in a five-star setting. The interior is beautifully decorated in traditional Chinese style - including a gently bubbling stream in the foyer - and the rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious.In addition, all Magpie masseurs and masseuses have an in-depth understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Their treatments combine relaxation techniques and elements of preventative medicine.One of Magpie's signature therapies is the Backbone and Shoulder Massage (RMB218/70min;RMB298/90min), which aims to relieve back pain and tension. Lying face down, I was covered in a soft sheet before the masseuse placed relaxingly hot towels on my back. She then rubbed sweet-scented oil into my skin, primarily focusing on the shoulder and upper back areas before moving onto the lower back, again concentrating her hands mostly around the spine. Excusing herself from the room, she returned a couple of minutes later with what felt like 10 more hot towels and proceeded to massage through the towels, making it feel as if the steam was seeping into my skin. Having gently worked me into shape,she removed the oil with the remaining towels. Rotated onto my back, and still covered by the sheet, I then enjoyed an equally soothing arm, leg and finally, a head massage.The massage felt different to a typical oil rub-down - largely as it was performed in a traditional Chinese massage style - but also because the treatment is specially designed to relieve tension and stiffness across your back. For the following two days, the massage left me in slight pain in the area wherethe therapist had concentrated much of her time: the knots in my shoulder area. But after the initial soreness, my body soon began to feel looser and any tension I had melted away.