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His generosity and kindness show undying love. His suggestions and advice show unparalleled support. This coming Father's Day show him that he's loved and cared.

Don't get him another tie, instead help him take care of his tired back and aching feet with a special gift - Quan Spa's papa-pampering treatments at Shanghai Yuyuan Renaissance Hotel.

The Father's Day package is designed to melt away his stress through a Jacuzzi bath to relax those tense muscles, a 60-minute signature Aroma Fusion Oil Massage, followed by a 75-minute revitalizing Ocean Facial for Men and a complimentary manicure or pedicure.

It is perfect for that individual who has never been to a spa before or for that person who wants to have "a little bit of everything."

The Aroma Fusion Oil Massage is for complete relaxation. It is hard to beat the smooth hand techniques drawn from the Eastern and Western massage methods using the signature aromatherapy oil blends. The massage covers all of the body and pressure can be applied to suit different needs. If you need attention to any particular area, the therapist will individualize the massage to ensure complete satisfaction.

Ocean Facial for Men is exclusively formulated for men's facial skin. The facial products used at Quan are from Algotherm, a well-known face and body line from France that uses only natural and marine based ingredients.

A seaweed exfoliating gel purifies the skin and prepares the epidermis to receive all of the properties of the seaweed peel-off mask. Skin will be left stress-free and revitalized.

Although the popularity of spas has been soaring, popular belief still holds that men are hesitant to partake in the experience. However, the perception is false, and in fact male guests are going to spas in growing numbers.

According to the 2007 Global Consumer Report released by the International Spa Association, it is estimated that there are more than 100 million active spa-goers worldwide and a large portion of that number are men. In fact, men account for more than 40 percent of spa-goers in Australia, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Spain and Thailand.

"We recognize the importance of male packages too," said Spa Director Irene Ang. "Last month, males made up 65 percent of our spa guests. As spa becomes more of a lifestyle choice, men are willing to try treatments outside of the standard massage though the full body massage is still the most popular with male guests at Quan."

Quan makes you feel well-entrenched in the world of pampering from the moment you arrive. It is a luxurious, well thought-out and designed space, with a cool serenity and vibe of an international hotel spa.

Water is central to the design themes for exterior architecture and interior design and fit-out. It remains the guiding principle for the treatment menu and product range selection.

The spa was designed by the award winning and world renowned architect Borek Sipek. His design uses his signature material - glass, throughout the entire spa. Glass represents the transition between water and earth, which is represented by the structure of the spa itself. The look is contemporary, neutral and one where form does indeed follow function.

The neutrality of the spa design means it is attractive to the male guests. No longer do they have to contend with piles of fluffy towels, slippers that are too small or a distinctly feminine ambience.

The promotional package is priced at 1,260 yuan (US$181.4) through June 30.

Address: 159 Henan Rd S.

(Shanghai Daily June 10, 2008)

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