Marbella is now the place to go for Chinese massage and acupuncture. The Hotel El Paraiso has recruited five doctors from Peking to treat its guests, at rates from pounds 25 for acupuncture to an hour of 'special massage' for pounds 60.

Package holidays at the El Paraiso, which continues to function as a normal hotel, are organised by Villmar Holidays (071-935 5550); one week, from Gatwick, costs pounds 279.