Riyadh-Chinese Medical Center (RCMC) was founded by Dr Abdulrahman Al-Znaidy, a prominent Saudi Health physician. Open since 2005, it offers a variety of massages, cupping and acupuncture.
The center is more popular with local Saudis than expats. I’ve been going here for over a year, and I’m very pleased with the service. I prefer this place to the massages at Luthan. One of the reasons is because the workers are required to practise tai-chi so they have good energy to deal with the negative energy from illnesses.
There are no fancy interiors to woo you in. If your serious about using massage to heal you, this is the place to go. A 60 minute massage costs 150 SAR. No bookings are made, with the centre operating on a first come, first served basis. The opening times are 10am to 1pm, and then 6pm to 10pm. During Ramadan, they open after maghrib prayer until 2am.
There are both male and female masseuses, so don’t worry, all you males aren’t left out! The masseuses work on a split shift system with a maximum of 5 massages given per shift. Since massages result in giving out energy, it’s important that the masseuse doesn’t give too many massages in a day without regaining their energy,
A Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor is on hand for consultations, and the masseuses are all from China. Furthermore, there is one Indian Nurse who offers selected Ayuverdic treatments.
Now for the location, it’s located just off Musa Ibn Nusair Street, in the Sulimaniyah area. I’ve included the following images to help show the location.
1) If you’re coming from Musa ibn nusair street, just keep going straight until you pass Al-Jazeera Shopping Mall and Al-Sadhan.
2) As you come to the end of the road, look out for a Herfy on the right hand side. Turn right into the little car park area in front of Herfy.
3) The entrance to the RCMC is located just after the Russian Corner restaurant. It has glass doors and steps leading up.
4) RCMC is on the first floor. The building also accommodates disabled people as there is a ramp and lift available.