Shanghai Sauna Special Service

A Sauna in Shanghai never offer the normal "hot sauna rooms" for sit around and sweat together! Here a Sauna (or Spa) is normally used as a name for a special kind of "Sex Parlor", where you can select your girl, than enjoy a 60 to 90 minutes "special service" including several times of massage, play with toys, blowjob and also sex. 

If you want to learn more about the Sauna Service in Shanghai, also check out our Shanghai Sauna FAQs

Basics about Shanghai Sauna Clubs

Compared with other "special service locations" like for example barbershops or massage parlors, a Sauna will be bigger (at least 20 to 30 girls, some even provide up to 100 girls) but they also will charge higher. You will find sauna Clubs starting from around 650 to 1000 RMB for normal girls, for very pretty model girls some places charge up to RMB 1580 or sometimes even more for a session.  

But in the Shanghai Sauna of exception it is true, that if you spend more, you also will get more:

  • the typical sauna in Shanghai is much more clean and the hygienic conditions are better
  • they have a more professional "girls selection". Normally you will get a lineup from 10 to 40 girls, where you can "pick" your favorite girl out
  • a sauna has a more "fixed service". That means all the girls will spend exactly the booking time, they will do different kind of massages, blow job and also full service
  • they all follow a "quality control system, so you mostly can get a "stable" quality level.

Unfortunatelly in no or only very less Shanghai Sauna clubs someone will speak english, but this is not a big problem, because they know very well, what you are looking for. 

What kind of Service you will get in a Shanghai Sauna?

Every sauna in Shanghai has a "service menue" with a lot of different kind of "entertainment" they offer to you. The service all the time will include full sex service, also a bareback blowjob, but there will be much more choices, like for example the very popular nuru massage, the red rope service (which unfortunately nearly gone) or a "double flight" service. Here we give a short note of most popular services.

Covered or Uncovered Service (Blowjob and Sex)

It sounds weird for everyone who already had a sauna session in Shanghai, where all the girls spend a lot of time and effort with desinfection, cleaning and so on to avoid any STD risk, but starting in 2015 more and more sauna clubs start to offer a bareback sex and creampie service. For sure not all girls in the sauna clubs will offer that, so with this requirement you will reduce the selection to very less girls, but nevertheless that is something requested often. Find details and contact here: Uncovered Sex in Shanghai

Editors note: We really recommend you to avoid having uncovered sex with a working girl! This girls in a sauna often serve up to 8 customers a day, even they need to do regular health checks, there will still be the risk that one of the guys between her last check and your session has changed her health status! 

We discussed long time of we should mention this option or not, but regarding to our philosophy everything should ok as long as both partner know what they are doing and not forced into it.  So if you are willing to take the risk, do it on your own responsibility!

The Nuru Massage (Body Slight Massage, Wet Massage)

Shanghai Sauna Nuru Bed
A typical Nuru Room (click to enlarge)

The nuru massage (the saunas in Shanghai call it "wet massage" (shui mo/ 水摩) originally was develope in Japan, but becames popular all around the world over the last years. While you are on a air mattress or a special waterproof leather massage bed, the girl will use a gel called "nuru" (japanese for "slippery") to rub your entire body with her sexy body. The gel is transparent, extremely slippery, don`t smell and also tasteless (made of a deep seaweed), so nothing will disturb you to enjoy the body to body feeling. In Shanghai a Nuru massage getting so popular, that now it is available in the most sauna clubs already and nearly totally replaced the Red Rope service. Some clubs offer it as a "wet massage" option instead of the basic "dry massage". Than the Nuru Massage will charged a little bit higher and the session will be 10 to 20 minutes longer. For example in the Red House Sauna

In other sauna clubs it is part of the "standard service and included in all the sessions you book there. We can recommen for example the Nuru massag in the Kang Ding Sauna  or the Dong Guan Model Club.

The Red Rope Service in a Shanghai Sauna

If you get the red rope service (or also called helicopter massage) in a Sauna, the girl will take some red bands (this is where the name come from) and fix them on the ceiling, than she first will take a seat inside, than turn around and hang over while she will blow you! Most fun is, she will thrill in the band, than suck you and release the band, than turn around automatically, while she still keep in contact with you and same time you will have a great view to her body. Unfortunately the red rope service getting more and more seldom and nearly all sauna clubs removed it from their "menu" and replaced it by the Nuru Massage (probably because Red Robe Massage is much more strenuous for the girls and opposed to the Nuru massage also requires acrobatic skills from the girl). in Shanghai The red rope service is still available in some sauna clubs as a "extra" order, but that will limit the selection of girls a lot, because only very less girls still trained in that technical way to blow. 

Or last research in March 2016 bring out less than 5 sauna clubs who still provide a Red Rope Service from more than 250 we contacted for that, so I would say you should try it before the service will be gone from the Shanghai sauna scene. Actually we can recommend a very good sauna in the city center where you can enjoy a 80 minutes session including Red Rope for RMB 1280.

Find Details and your service card for Red Rope here.

(We invested a lot of effort and time to find this clubs, so I hope you can understand that we provide the result exclusive for our VIP member who support us with their membership). 

Fire and Ice Massage

The fire and ice service is standard in the most sauna clubs in shanghai. The girl will take some water in her mouth and while she go over your body, she will suck and gargle with the water. She will use alternately hot and cold water (this is why the service is called: fire and ice massage), so that it will release much more feeling than only lick your body. 

In Shanghai a fire and ice service is part of the massage in nearly every sauna, so no problem to find a chance to try that amazing feeling. 

Cosplay Service (Custume Service)

Like the nuru massage, also the shanghai cosplay scene is imported from japan. here you will have a chance for a roleplay with the girl(s). for example you are the boss, the room will be decorated like a office and the girl will play like she is your secretary and willing to do everything you want. For the best cosplay experience, it will be better, if you can also speak some chinese for it, but most scenes will also work, if you don`t understand what the girl is talking about. 

Some Sauna clubs don`t offer the special room for that, but a strip dance where the girl will take a special costume like fore example secretary, nurse or schoolgirl is included in the standard service, like for example in the Ba Li Ya Sauna. 

The full cosplay experience, where you also can party in a special "office- hospital- a.s.o. room" you can find for example in the Tang Dynasty and also many small sauna clubs which use that as their USB.

Double Flight (FFM or 3-some) in a Shanghai Sauna

In all Shanghai Sauna Clubs you also can book a session with two (or even more girls) as an option. Some will just charge additional the price for the additional girls you booked, but most of them also offer some "discount" fot that. In some saunas a extra girl is less than 300, so that for example in the Dong Gong Spa you can get a 90 minutes 3-some (or doubleflight) already for less than 1100 RMB. Beside the normal double flight for the sessions, there are other options.

Some sauna clubs also will offer you different versions of FFM: 

  • Normal double flight: Threesome with 2 girls for the whole time you booked session will last (60 to 90 minutes)
  • Small double flight: You "party" with one girl and a second one will join for around 20 to 30 minutes
  • Ultra double flight: The second girls will come over for only 10 minutes, but for that it will be only 100 RMB more for the feeling to get two girls together (very less clubs offer that)

Unfortunately the girls will show less effort, if you can not explain them your expectations and often the second girl just sit beside and play with her mobile phone instead of join the action. 

They also mostly will not offer "lesbian activities", that means they will not lick or kiss each others. Tip: normally they have to do that, but if you can not tell them or not complain, they often avoid, so better book it in a sauna where they have english skilled managers and tell the manager before your session, what you expect, so that he can tell the girls what to do! 

What will happen in a typical Shanghai Sauna Session?

  1. Could be they will ask you, if you like to have massage. they will confirm, if you really know what kind of location you are.
  2. The next room you have to take of (all) your clothes and they will lock your belongings in a wardrobe. (tip: if you are smoker or you want to keep your mobile phone, they will give you a plastic envelope for it). After they locked the wardrobe, you will get the key, with number. Tip: very often they will ask you something. normally they want to know your "number", so just show your key, than they know where to bring you. some clubs will first bring you together with the girl, so that you can take shower together and sometime they also provide more "privacy" than, so that you have to locker in the massage room and don`t need to change clothes in a "public room". 
  3. Than you will have to take a shower. a good location also will provide shaver, toothbrush a.s.o..some places also will have a nice spa area with whirlpool and so on. Japanese business guys also use that often for relaxed business discussions in the pool. If the sauna provide nuru, you can skip the public shower, because than the massage room will have a connected "wet area" for the nuru massage and than also there will be shower facilities there. 
  4. Next room you will get chance to towel yourself off, than they will give you boxershort and a shirt. Tip: in some locations you will find guys, they offer a body peeling service, that means they will dry you with towel on a massage bench. If you like, you have to know this service will be charged extra with 50 to 100 RMB.
  5. Now they will guide you to a relaxing room with recliner seats, where you can have some (most time free) drinks there, watch tv or just have a relaxed talk with your friends or colleagues. Some places also offer (free) snacks like soup, noodles a.s.o. If you are alone, could be they bring you to a big room with a lot of seats and some more customers, if you are with friends, they will bring you to a private room with two, three or more seats. Tip: sometimes very pretty girls will come to you and offer you a "ear-cleaning-service" or a "foot massage". This is exactly that and nothing more, but charged with RMB 200,- to RMB 300,-, so you have to think, if you really need it. If there is no business or it is allready very late and you are alone, could be they will also skip this step. The relaxing (or waiting room) also give the sauna club the time to arrange the "lineup" of the girls for you, so if they are ready already, you often will be guided to the girls selection directly. 
  6. Mostly after some waiting time (10 to 30 minutes), the real "sauna service" will start. In some very cheap places, the girl will come directly to your relaxing room and if you don`t like her, you haave to say "no", than they will introduce another girl to you. That is not easy, if you don`t speak chinese to tell them, which "type you prefer", so we don`t recommend places like that on our page here. The better Sauna clubs in Shanghai will invited you to a area with a lot of girls (the so called: lineup) and they will ask you to select one by a number on her dress. Many places have a "fishbowl" (with a "magic mirror" glass between you and the girl, where you can see the girls, but they only see a mirror), so that you can stay relaxed outside and check the girls inside for your selection.
  7. After you choosed one, the girl will go with you to a special massage room. Some places offer very special service with a included bathroom (a need for a nuru massage), mirrors, toys and so on.
  8. For the next 60 to 90 minutes (depends on the sauna) you will get a massage with a lot of "special" service included blowjob and sex. Tp: when you enter the room, check the time (there will be a big wall clock there), because you booked a limited number of minutes, so if you are not "finished" in time, could be they will try to persude you to a additional booking or the "service" will be stopped before you really want them to stop. Tip: often if they have less customers, the girl will try to persuade you to take a second girl (will be charged with additional). if you don`t like, stand firm, than she will not go on to ask any more.
  9. After the booked time, the girl will ask for your number, than call the front desk to give them information about the service time (necessary for the payment there later) and sometimes forward the phone to you, than they will ask you, if the massage was ok. Here would be the time to complain, but for that you would need chinese skills Tip: the girl will try to make clear, that you should ask for her number next time, because if you ask for her at the entry counter, the massage center know that you liked her service and this is an important part of their quality control. So if she think you want to come more often and know about the number system, she willl invest much more effort to satisfy you.
  10. After you left the massage room, you will be guided back to you relaxing room or to take a shower. If you want to go home, tell them "go home", they will normally understand and bring you to the locker room directly.
  11. Finally after you got back your belongings and dress, you have to pay at the counter. They know already from your number, which service and how many girls you had, so they will know what they have to charge you. If you only did a sauna service with one girl, should be between 650,- to 1000,-, very good places will be up to 1600 RMB. Tip: some places have a special offer in afternoon time, so you can save 100 to 200 rmb for the same service.

If you want to learn more about the Sauna Service in Shanghai, also check out our Shanghai Sauna FAQs

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Comments: 33
  • #33

    Grant (Sunday, 05 February 2017 18:31)

    You mentioned that you can keep your cell phone with you if you like. Do most saunas have wifi so that if you were using one of the translator apps it would make it easier to communicate

  • #32

    M-a (Saturday, 14 January 2017 00:50)

    Do they offer the service for female customer?
    What r the most recommended aka clean with pretty girls, places for that? Near Xintiandi would be ideal
    Going this monday - eager to try....

  • #31

    Andrew (Thursday, 25 August 2016 08:21)

    About payment for 'services' are overseas Visa/Mastercards accepted? Or is it pure cash only.


  • #30

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Friday, 04 March 2016 22:08)

    Could be there are saunas who open early, but me and also my sauna section manager never heard about it, so I am afraid there is no sauna like that.
    They normally close beteween midnight and 3 am and open noon time. I would guess the business beside that usual working time is simply too less for run the sauna this time.

    Nevertheless, enjoy your trip,


  • #29

    David (Thursday, 03 March 2016 23:53)

    Hi Steven,
    Thanks for the website & service, really outstanding.

    Would you happen to know of any saunas open as early as 9 am? I'm in Pudong, and sometimes leave my hotel as early as 10.30 am for the airport. Having an "early stop" before a long international flight would be great!
    I've been to Grand Elite before, it's fairly close by....but only in the evening.
    Thanks again.

  • #28

    Patty (Sunday, 14 February 2016 01:32)

    Anyone know about a sauna near Hailun Road?

  • #27

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Saturday, 12 September 2015 16:22)

    All sauna girls, same like outcall escorts and so on will provide condoms, so no need to buy them for yourself.
    But if you are member of the party "oversized", than I would recommend to bring your own condoms.
    I had a guest on a tour who could not have sex in a sauna, because the girl was not able to put the condom on, because of his size.
    So if you need XL or you think XL is more comfortable, than better bring some, they will not provide any condom beside the average!

    Have fun,


  • #26

    Lucas (Saturday, 12 September 2015 14:20)

    Do the sauna places offer condoms? Or even sell them?
    If not, where can I buy those?

  • #25

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Friday, 24 April 2015 11:09)

    luckily this will not be your problem in Shanghai. As long as you avoid private cars (and the very less "cheating taxi drivers waiting in front of the maglev station and Manhattan club), than no problem with overpriced cabs in Shanghai!
    I monger around here for years, so thousands of cap rides, and less than 3 times got overcharged, so for that Shanghai is a very safe city!
    Just stop the next taxi on the street, and it will work (there are some "special colored ones" (strange orange color) in Ming Hui Area, who often will refuse to take you, because they are only specialized for that district and normally not drive into the city center, but even there you will find enough "normal" cabs to make sure, you can find back to your place.
    It can be a little bit difficult on a rainy day in rush hour, but here there is no "solution" I could give to you instead of avoid try to need a taxi that time. Personally, I just plan my day by avoiding searching taxis between 5 and 8 pm.
    To be 100% sure, you also can use "Uber" as a mobile app, it works well in Shanghai too.

    Have fun,


  • #24

    Jeff (Monday, 20 April 2015 15:38)

    Hi - If you don't speak Chinese, explain the logistics of getting back to ones hotel after the sauna experience? I'd prefer not to find myself 20 minutes away from the central tourist center with only black cabs who are going to take me for quite the expensive ride to get back to where I need to go.


  • #23

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Tuesday, 03 March 2015 07:48)

    thank you for your advice, I will make sure, that we update this area with the new sauna clubs and all the changes soon.
    If there is a public locker room, than you "stip" there till you are naked, often between other guys beside, than you will dress the shorts and veste they will provide for you.
    For example in Ba Li Ya sauna, all the customers even needed to walk naked over to the shower room.
    But we check the saunas before we list them and we could clear, that they provide towels to wrap around your hip for all the western customers.
    Very less sauna clubs, like for example Tang Dynasty or 1066 offer also to change clothes in the service room.

    Have fun,


  • #22

    joe (Monday, 02 March 2015 19:57)

    so is there an actual sauna here? when you strip down are you just out in public getting naked or is it more personal and wearing robes?

  • #21

    vas (Saturday, 11 October 2014 10:57)

    Hi, Can you recommend me, where is the best red rope service in shanghai? thanks

  • #20

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Monday, 21 April 2014 10:33)

    Nearly no chance for a french kiss in a sauna. Not even e normal kiss on the mouth will be accepted. They will refuse, also no chance to book that for a "option". If you get closed with a girl after several times meet the same, could be she will start to kiss you, but even that no sure.

  • #19

    James (Sunday, 20 April 2014 11:45)

    Hi, is there generally french kissing involved with Sauna girls when the actual sex happens? Or do they usually refuse/depends on the girl?

  • #18

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:36)

    @Knud: The Sauna still open, we just checked it this month. On our page we use the real name now (999 is only the street number), so you find the Sauna if you check Xiang Ming Sauna.

    Enjoy your stay,


  • #17

    Knud (Wednesday, 26 March 2014 04:34)

    Hey SNG
    First of all I appreciate all your efforts in giving us a lot of information about Shanghai which I appreciate a lot!
    I was wondering that the "999" Jiu Yuan Club is still open or not. I'm here in the neighborhood for a couple of days but I can't find any reviews of the place since beginning of this year. Does the place still exist or do you have better recommendations in this area here in Xuhui district?

  • #16

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Saturday, 30 November 2013 20:32)

    The session will be the "massage time" and additional 30 to 60 minutes. If the Sauna will not provide shower in the massage room, than the shower time will not be part of the massage time. If you like to take shower before and after, than 30 minutes will be gone for that. The waiting time depends how busy they are and how long they need to provide a decent lineup. Sometimes no waiting time, sometimes can be up to 30 to 45 minutes. Better not push them for a faster lineup, because than less selection. So overall should be around 2 hours to 3 hours.

  • #15

    Jack (Saturday, 30 November 2013 20:10)

    How long is a sauna session overall? (How much time is it above the massage session, that is.) How long would I have to wait in the waiting area before being led to selection?

  • #14

    Frank (Sunday, 27 October 2013 09:03)

    Hey this is not right that you will find no shaved girls.I know 3 places, 1 sauna, 1 combi-place and 1 massage palor. They are in Jinqiao. 2 of them are easy to find in the Hongfeng Lu (name is Shannana) and second one is left hand beside Shannana. Its a small massage palor. Then behind it and very hidden is another Sauna, they provide also Nuru and have high privacy. Ask the owner Chen Lin for shavies (I found 3). All 3 are nice places and not in rush. If you finish before half of the booked time some girls will do a second shot.

  • #13

    hkp (Wednesday, 02 October 2013 21:28)

    Thanks for the previous answer. Joining in to Mario's: What is the best deal then? :) Provided that I'm not eager to have sex either, but I'd love to try fire & ice, licking/catbath, and rimming? Are these all standard in saunas? In particular, are they standard in 1066 (that'd be my first choice because of the privacy)? Or if saunas are not the best deal without sex, can I get all these things outside a sauna? If yes, where? Thanks so much.

  • #12

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Wednesday, 02 October 2013 18:45)

    @mario: Some Sauna will also offer a Nuru Massage, this should be something you can enjoy with low risk, you also can only enjoy the massage, licking and BJ. The girls will have no problem, if you do not like to have sex, but without that service, a sauna is not the best deal.

  • #11

    mario (Wednesday, 02 October 2013 07:28)

    what if you do not want to risk std? Can you do things besides FS? Can this be explained?

  • #10

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Sunday, 29 September 2013 21:40)

    There will be no hairy armpits and no hairy legs in a sauna. First the armpits will be shaved, second nearly no chinese girls has hairy legs. But there will definitly no shaved pussy there. If you are very lucky, you will find a "white tiger", a girl that has naturally no or very less hair, but they will definitly never be shaved in a sauna. You can find some shaved girls in girlsbars, because there target group are foreigners, but normally not in any place, where the girls want to attract asian customers.

  • #9

    hkp (Sunday, 29 September 2013 13:57)

    Great website. I'll be in Shanghai in December (my first time in China) and plan to visit a Sauna. I've heard rumours that Chinese girls don't shave at all. What are my chances of finding hairy pussy/hairy armpits/hairy legs on a random girl in a sauna? Actually I wouldn't mind the hairy pussy at all, and I'd even be OK with hairy armpits. I try to think about these as some kind of local curiosity. Not sure about hairy legs though..

  • #8

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Saturday, 07 September 2013 16:58)

    The girls are not allowed to leave before the time is passed by, so if you are unlucky, she will try to use the time for a chit chat and rest, if you are lucky (or can speak enough chinese to explain here), a second round should be no problem.

  • #7

    bro (Saturday, 07 September 2013 16:48)


    On saunas is it possible to have a 2nd round if we are still on time or as soon as your done the girl will leave even if you still have time.

  • #6

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Monday, 10 June 2013 11:09)

    Most of the girls there will be young, 90% of them very sexy. They can get a lot of money in a sauna, so for some young sexy girl it is a chance to work for some years, than later have enough savings for start a good life with own business. The girls in a sauna will have to serve 3 to 8 customers a day, so they will be very professional, but most of them will not give you a very good service, sometimes even girlfriend experience. There is no regular health check, so no chance to calculate the risk for infection.

  • #5

    guest (Monday, 10 June 2013 09:15)


    what kind of girl you will find in such a sauna parlor, are they too professional (used up and tired of it, maybe high risk for some infection...) or also some younger one?


  • #4

    Shanghai Nightlife Guide (Monday, 24 December 2012 11:16)

    In Shanghai you will not be able to pay any tip (and the girls will not expect it). When you passed the locker room, you will not carry any money with you any more, so no need to think about giving tips!

  • #3

    MAN (Thursday, 20 December 2012 10:26)

    I've been to non-sauna places where you agree on one price at the counter and then the girl wants to hit you up for a "tip" for additional service or the service that you thought you agreed to (which may be as much or more than the agreed price). What should I expect regarding tips in saunas?

  • #2

    dn (Sunday, 09 September 2012 16:32)

    What do you know about Sacrosa?

  • #1

    gregory (Sunday, 08 July 2012 18:11)


    Do you know about Caesar international club located in shimen 2 nd it good sauna place?
    Thank u

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