I have had the pleasure of visiting this fairly new Health Shop in Soho about 6 times so far for herbs, creams, strain treatment and (when better) simply relaxation massage for tired bones!
The shop is clean, tidy and well run. The owner is courteous and helpful with free cups of Chinese Tea or Spring Water (chilled or normal) on offer. There is often a lady doctor acupuncture specialist available for treatments and to also advise on herbs, etc (although some translation may be needed as the boxes have little English on them at present but some have instructions inside).
Both ladies and gentlemen, sports persons are catered for by the doctor, several masseuses and staff on duty, who assist customers or carry out their procedures courteously and in a caring manner. Some procedures are carried out in special chairs for head/neck massages as can be seen through the shop window and short visits are also possible for busy people in their meal breaks, etc.
The prices of herbal products are reasonable with discount for quantity (they also have some unusual-looking huge mushrooms of beneficial effects).
For massage, the session time selected governs the charge. When the shop first opened, there were some customer-friendly offers and you can add extra time if your budget and time allows. I was there for 3 hours at one session and got a discount from the owner without asking!
Unfortunatelty, parking is quite difficult and the road (Peter Street) is rather narrow and of late was being redeveloped but after 6.30pm a few parking spaces can be found in nearby roads around Wardour Street and nearby. Parking prices at local garages are somewhat prohibitive. The Tube may be the best option. The shop is open till at least 11pm or later if customers are many. Traffic wardens are prowling the area right through the early hours ready to ticket you, so beware!
All in all, it is a well recommended Chinese Health Shop.
Happy New Year to all. 1/1/10.