Life in Asia’s busiest cities can be pretty daunting while juggling busy work schedules, family commitments, outings with friends and trying to check out the latest restaurants on the dining scene.

Amid the daily bustle, it can get pretty hard to find some quality self-care time. But an increasing number of spas and fitness concepts are catering to urban residents and travelers with an express wellness fix that takes only an hour – or less.

Express wellness makes it easy to slip in a relaxing massage, rejuvenate with a foot rub, say goodbye to worry wrinkles or let off some steam with a quick workout – and still be able to make it to all your engagements refreshed and on time.

From Beijing to Tokyo, check out five of our favorite go-to express wellness spas and fitness centers which are great if you live in the city or are dropping in while on a business trip.

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