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What to Expect From Your First Massage Session in Shanghai

Traveling to Shanghai, a vibrant metropolis that marries the traditional with the ultramodern offers an array of unique experiences. If you want a relaxed travel experience, you can try a traditional or contemporary massage. In this article, I will share with you something you can expect from your initial visit to ensure a soothing and beneficial experience. Also, I will give you some tips to make your service order more successful and convenient.

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Understanding Massage Services in Shanghai

Shanghai boasts a rich tapestry of massage services ranging from traditional Chinese techniques like Tui Na and Acupressure to Western styles such as Swedish and Deep Tissue massages. It also has some massages specialized for men or women.

These services are available in various settings, from luxurious spa centers to more modest, local establishments. Also, these services are available for customized callout massage services for clients’ personal needs.

In a way, in Shanghai, you can enjoy any convenient service to fit your requirements. Anything can be talked about and satisfied.

Tips for making your service order more successful and convenient

Finding the Right Service: Research or ask for recommendations to find a reputable service.

  1. Google Shanghai massage services on the Internet. This way can help you find a Massage spa which can provide English services. (Google in English, get English results.)
  2. Chinese popular applications such as MeiTuan, Tripadvisor, Dazhongdianpin, and so on. These applications are popular in China, and most massage spa will list their service on them to get more clients. But in these applications, you need to find one whose employee can speak English so that you can communicate the service successfully.
  3. Ask your hotel constant. Many hotels offer concierge services that can help arrange appointments with trusted providers.

Consultation and Booking

Consultation is very important when you select and learn more about the service. If you can consult well, you can ensure the service is compatible with your needs. Whether it’s for relaxation, relief from muscle tension, treatment of an injury, or to experience traditional Chinese therapeutic techniques. By consulting the service details, you can choose a type of massage that aligns with your current needs and health conditions.

What’s more, well-consultation can help you understand what to expect. Here are some details you are better to consult before booking a massage service:

  1. Type of Massage Offered: Understand the specific techniques and styles available.
  2. Session Duration: Know how long each session lasts.
  3. Cost: Check the price of the service, including any packages or memberships.
  4. Therapist Qualifications: Inquire about the experience and certifications of the massage therapists.
  5. Health and Safety Protocols: Learn about the establishment’s hygiene practices and safety measures.
  6. Preparation Requirements: Find out if there are any specific preparations required before the session (e.g., clothing, dietary restrictions).
  7. Customization Options: Ask if the service can be tailored to your preferences or needs.
  8. Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: Understand the policies in case you need to cancel or reschedule.
  9. Special Offers or Promotions: Check for any ongoing discounts or special packages.
  10. Facilities Available: Inquire about the amenities provided (e.g., shower facilities, parking). If you want the callout service, it is another thing.
  11. Health Considerations: Discuss any health concerns or conditions that might affect your massage experience.

If you are not good at Chinese, you can try to use Chinese WeChat to contact them. Because WeChat has a translation function, it is good for you to understand each other with these functions if their consultants are not good at English. Most services can support the WeChat contact method.


After you consult all the services you need, then you can book your service. Outcall massage services (where the therapist comes to your hotel or residence) are particularly popular among travelers for their convenience and privacy. When booking, specify the type of massage, duration, and any specific requests or needs you have. If you opt for an outcall service, ensure you have a quiet, comfortable space available for the therapist to set up their table and equipment.

During the Session

Communication: Discuss any areas of concern or preferences with your therapist. Therefore, finding therapists who are good at English will be better for communicating!

Techniques: Tell the therapist what you need: relieving jet lag, addressing muscle soreness, or simply relaxing. Feedback to the therapist can help you experience the massage and help them adjust their massage.

Cultural Respect: Show respect for the therapist’s professional expertise. Respect any cultural differences.

Exploring massage services in Shanghai, especially the convenience of outcall massages, offers a rare chance to experience relaxation and rejuvenation right in the comfort of your accommodation. It’s a perfect way to soothe away the strains of travel and immerse yourself in a vital aspect of local culture and hospitality.


If you are looking to experience a unique massage service in Shanghai, welcome to contact Susan Massage. We offer a wide range of specialized massage therapies, Susan’s studio caters to those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. With 12 years of experience, Susan has established herself as a professional massage therapist, specializing in male genitalia massage therapy, women’s Yoni Massage, or couple massage among other services.

Key offerings at Susan Massage include:

Susan Theptists hold a professional massage certification, bringing a wealth of knowledge and techniques aimed at improving circulation, alleviating discomfort, and boosting sexual health. Our practice focuses on promoting male and female health, vitality, and overall well-being in a respectful, professional, and confidential service environment.

Work Time: Mon-Sunday 9:00 -24:00

Contact: Email ( and a phone number (+86 131 2205 0020), with support through WeChat and WhatsApp for easy communication.


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