We would like to wish you a happy New Year and hope that 2024 will bring health and happiness to all. In Japan, it is traditional to visit a shrine – as typified by the red gates above (called tori) – and wish for a good year ahead. Good luck is also represented by breaking open the top of sake (Japanese rice wine) barrel and so a display as shown below is a common site at the start of a new year or for celebrations.
Closed Saturday 23rd December to Thursday 4th January 2024.
Open as usual from Friday 5th January 2024
We wish you all a healthy and happy holidays and look forward to nurturing your well-being in 2024.
Kindest regards Chi Yu Team
Appointments & online orders during holiday closure
Appointment requests (via email) are still being taken during the holiday closure for booking dates from reopening (5th Jan).
Please email us using firstname.lastname@example.org or use the enquiry form.
Online Orders will not be processed from 17th Dec to 4th Jan 2024. Any orders received during this period will be processed and shipped after reopening, therefore, please allow extra time for deliveries.
Please avoid calling us during the holiday closure as reception is closed but we will be checking messages periodically. Please send an email for any enquiries.
Chi Yu was mentioned in the Lifestyle|Beauty guide of the The Standard online by Madeleine Spencer
I am grateful and amazed that we are celebrating our 14th anniversary! When I founded chi yu I could only hope to help a few clients improve and maintain their well-being but over the last 14 years, we have managed to care for thousands!
Of course, I could not have done this without my wonderful team, I am sincerely thankful for their hard work and dedication. They are the heart and soul of chi yu, and I am so grateful for their support and contribution.
Chi Yu continues to blossom because of all our wonderful clients. We are deeply thankful for your loyalty and trust. We hope to have the pleasure of supporting your well-being for many more years to come. We’ll keep growing and doing our best to make you feel better, healthier, and happier.
Arigato – thank you – again for everything, and happy anniversary to us!
Mami was delighted to be featured on the Whispering Gentleman ASMR YouTube channel applying one of our Signature Treatments called Chidoriya Japanese Facial (developed by Mami, click here for our video).
This exclusive facial uses Chidoriya Japanese Skin care products in combination with chi yu’s bespoke Matcha green tea mask and organic facial oil, Japanese facial massage and jade stone rollers. It improves skin texture, minimizes the aging process and promotes skin repair. Founded in Kyoto in 1949, Chidoriya is 100% natural, using organic ingredients whenever possible. The products contain traditional Japanese ingredients such as rice bran, silk, green tea, camellia oil and aduki beans that have been used for beauty care in Japan for centuries. Chidoriya products are available in the UK exclusively at Chi Yu.
We have finalised our new prices, take a look!
New Prices shown below
All our treatment prices are increasing from 1st July 2022
Our last price increase was in 2017 and since then we have worked hard to provide a high standard of treatments for incredibly good value (for London). Unfortunately, because of the current unprecedented inflationary situation, we cannot hold our current prices for much longer. Facing increasing costs, we have been left with little choice but to increase our prices. We hope that you understand and will continue to support us.
The new prices will be applied on the 1st July 2022. Up until then all new appointments made before this date (for any future date) will still be charged at the price before the increase (maximum 4 advanced bookings). Hopefully, this will help with the transition to the prices.
We hope to publish the New Price List by 30th June on the chi yu website.
The Prepay (pay in advance credit) amounts are also increasing on 1st July as follows (subject to confirmation on 1st July):
- £300 to £350 for a 10% discount
- £600 to £700 for a 12.5% discount
We would like to thank you for your continued support and hope that we can continue to be of service to you going forward.
Mami Tsang (owner & practitioner) & Chi Yu Team
Article by: Jane Sandwood, freelance writer
Recently, celebrities like K-Pop’s Somi or Akb48’s YoshidaAkari have taken to Youtube to share the best-kept secrets of their skincare routine. It’s not uncommon to use gemstone rollers in the holistic beauty kit. Are they really effective? The answer is yes! Not only are these convenient tools all natural, but they are a quick and easy way to infuse some positive energy into your beauty routine. The cooling effect of the roller helps reduce redness and inflammation of your skin (helpful if you tend to exfoliate often), while the soothing pressure of polished gemstone helps stimulate collagen production deep within your skin. The result is tighter, firmer skin with a natural glow.
Ancient jade for inflammation
Of all the gemstones used to make face rollers, jade is one of the most popular among skincare enthusiasts. The use of jade in skincare and beauty dates back hundreds of years. It’s said that the women of the elite noticed how the prized gemstone always stayed cool to the touch, which made it ideal for refreshing the skin during seasons of hot weather. Today, jade rollers are fantastic for naturally reducing puffiness and inflammation. Those with acne prone skin or redness will appreciate the cooling factor of jade rollers.
Rose quartz for younger-looking skin
The vibrant pink hue of rose quartz makes it an attractive option alone. But on a deeper level, quartz is made of a network of oxygen atoms and silica. It polishes especially well, hence why it is used to create a soft and smooth roller that glides across the skin. The rose quartz roller rejuvenates the skin, smoothing the surface as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also a great roller for a variety of different skin types, so if you’re new to caring for your skin, it makes a wonderful pick. It’s especially beneficial for individuals who hold a demanding outdoor job as their skin can get damaged. To remedy sun damage and other skin ailments, they should use this tool on a daily basis.
Amethyst for brightening
Not many people know that amethyst is a type of quartz. However, it receives its ultraviolet colouration from the natural iron deposits within, which, when exposed to sunlight, cause a stunning colour to form. Although some associate the deep purple colour of amethyst with night, it truly embodies the sun, having gently blossomed under thousands of years of sunlight to capture this wonderful colour. The amethyst roller is a great choice for brightening the skin, helping ease blemishes or fine lines, as well as keeping an even texture for that youthful glow.
Finding the right gemstone face roller for you
Before picking out a face roller, consider your skincare goals. Are you looking to reduce redness or minimize your pores? Are you looking to firm your skin or get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles? If you’re new to skincare, you really can’t go wrong with any of the gemstone face rollers on the market. That’s because they’re all natural and incredibly effective, containing only natural materials from the Earth. They last a lifetime and even look stunning on your vanity. And if you pick up a face roller, don’t forget to look into gua shas or facial stones as well.
We are incredibly proud to have been featured twice in the prestigious Financial Times Magazine’s How To Spend It section. In December 2018, one of our wonderful clients, Adam Nathaniel Furman, kindly recommended Chi Yu and Mami Tsang,
Our founder for Massage and Acupuncture, and we were thrilled to be featured once again in September 2019 as one of ‘Eight London Addresses for a Wellbeing Pick-Me-Up’. We are very grateful to Mr. Furman and the Financial Times for their recognition and support.