The Five ElementsArriving at the Chuan Spa, I was explained in detail their Chinese medicine-inspired, and personalized treatments based on the five ‘Wu Xing’ elements of metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. These elements are considered essential components in the Chinese Medicine in order to achieve healthy harmony. Surrounded by the soothing sound of their fountain, and utopian wooden and bamboo decor, as a welcome ritual. I was offered some hot Chinese tea. Then, I was furnished a questionnaire to analyze my health. Out of the five elements mentioned earlier, as per the questionnaire, I needed to rebalance ‘earth’. This unbalance and discord is apparent through a disruption within my spleen, stomach muscles, mouth, lips and sense of taste. Also, according to my responses, I tend to worry too much (true), and that I over-analyze everything (also true). With my element identified, I was invited to the treatment room, where my masseuse introduced me to an oil mixture of chamomile, lemon, lime and rosemary, specially catered toward ‘Earth’ re-balancing. She also showed me a small cow horn scraper for the Gua Sha scraping.