Changchun may not claim to be as bustling as other cities across the country, but life in any Chinese city can get pretty strenuous after a while. If it’s not all the standing up whilst squashed on a bus that’s doing your back in, it’s definitely those rock-hard beds that you find yourself sleeping on (or at least trying to) every night. Luckily, there are plenty of massage parlors in Changchun—over 400 of them in fact—so you’re only ever a stone’s throw away from sorting out all those nasty knots in your back. Of course the quality (and the type…) of the service varies from place to place, though here we’ve managed to pin down some pretty decent establishments for a great massage in Changchun.
1) Lijin Massage (Changchun Dajie Branch)View In Map
From foot massages to body massages, Lijin (利金足道) has got it all. Set up in 2001, Lijin has sprawled across Changchun and now has six branches in total. Prices are reasonable with a standard massage costing 40 RMB. Massage types offered are comprehensive at this Changchun massage institution, with anything from a simple back massage to a good old food scrub offered. To enter the realm of ultimate relaxation there’s no better way than to sip a cup of tea whilst you’re being worked on; a pot of which will cost 40 RMB.
Add: 515 Changchun Dajie, Nanguan District, Changchun (near the People’s Square)
Tel: 0431 8893 4688
Opening hours: 24 hours a day
Getting there: take bus 3, 12, 104, 106, 111, 256, or 260 to Jinbu Jie Station (近埠街站)
2) Hetang Moonlight Spa View In Map
Hetang Moonlight Spa (河塘月色健足养生馆) is one of the more esteemed massage parlors in Changchun, and is nicely decorated in an ancient Chinese style, giving it that real traditional feel. The traditionalism of the place is backed up by the qipao-clad masseuses that occupy the large massage rooms, complete with TV sets for your entertainment. Prices are a bit steeper than normal with a standard massage costing 78 RMB for 90 minutes, but given the skill of the masseuses it’s certainly worth it!
Add: Intersection between Linhe Jie and Zhuhai Lu, Economic Development Zone, Changchun (near the Wal-Mart on Linhe Jie)
Tel: 0431 8873 5000
Opening hours: 24 hours a day
Getting there: take bus to 17, 130, 225, 233, or 238 to Zhuhai Lu Station (珠海路站)
3) Haven of Peace Spa (Ziyou Dalu Branch)View In Map
The poetically named Haven of Peace Spa (世外桃源健足养生馆) is located next to the Sheraton Hotel (喜来登大酒店), which makes the surrounding environment pretty fancy in itself! If you’re ever worried about hygiene when having a massage in China, then this place is perfect, as all of the equipment used is disposed of after each use. The price isn’t too bad, with a standard massage setting you back 68 RMB for 90 minutes. The masseuses will also recommend various over massage types and relaxation methods should you want them.
Add: 955 Ziyou Dalu, Chaoyang District, Changchun (at the entrance of the Ziyoubei Hutong)
Tel: 0431 8561 0909
Opening hours: 10:00-02:00
Getting there: take bus 80(外环), 218, 227, 228, 229, 238, 240, 265, or 120 (副) to Baihui Jie Station (百汇街站)
4) Yongkang Blind MassageView In Map
Famous throughout Changchun, Yongkang Blind Massage (永康盲人按摩院) boasts expert masseuses who are known for their masterful handwork. A standard massage will cost you around 40 RMB for 30 minutes, which is a fair price in relation to other massage parlors in Changchun. If you’re suffering from any pains in your body such as gout, the masters at Yongkang know the tricks of the trade to make your pains fade away. In fact, such massage techniques are well-known for their therapeutic qualities, so if you’re simply feeling tired or have a serious case of a bad back, a good massage at Yongkong will surely do wonders.
Add: 586 Tonghua Lu, Nanguan District, Changchun (near Jishun Jie)
Tel: 0431 8688 3616/156 6221 3516
Opening hours: 07:00-23:00
Getting there: take bus 246, 265, 271, 277, or 286 to Tonghua Lu Station (通化路站)
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