Have you jumped right off the plane and into your inbox without a moment’s rest? Are jet lag nights blurring into hazy days? Is your flat still filled with a combination of half eaten gingerbread houses and hay coloured pine needles? It’s time to snap out of your bubbly holiday blur and take 2015 by the horns. And we can’t think of a better way to start the New Year than with one of the top winter spa treatments in town. Whether you want to toast your tootsies, melt sore muscles or just emerge with a revived winter glow in your cheeks, here are eight tried and tested options that promise not to disappoint…
POLYPHENOL C15 ANTI-OXIDANT FACIAL @ Caudalie Boutique Spa
3 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2319 0230
Have grape expectation for 2015? Caudalie’s anti-oxidant facial uses fresh grapes to instantly restore energy to your skin while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for tired and oxidized skin, an application of Detox Oil with soothing massage relaxes tense facial muscles while a Polyphenol-rich Anti-Ox Mask deeply moisturises and re-plumps skin, leaving you radiant, smooth and ready to take on whatever the New Year brings. (50 minutes, HK$680)
THE BASTIEN GONZALEZ-SODASHI PEDI:FACIAL:SYNERGY @ The Oriental Spa
The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0011
Combining two of the world’s top skincare brands into one revolutionary treatment, get ready to experience Sodashi’s chemical-free Samadara Illuminating Age-Defying Facial along with Bastien Gonzalez’s renowned French pedicure, performed simultaneously by two therapists, a combination that promises to revive, rescue and restore from face to feet. (75 minutes, HK$2,490 Weekday)
WINTER WARMER @ Plateau Spa
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, +852 2588 1234
Can’t find a way to get warm during HK’s chilly winter months? Plateau Spa will have you feeling toasty in no time with a full body warm ginger-and-brown-sugar exfoliating scrub together with a heated aroma massage to increase circulation and flush out toxins. An antioxidant rich white tea infusion containing fresh pears and spicy ginger complete 90-minutes of cosy, blissful R&R. (90-minutes, HK$1,500, available through Jan 31)
CONTOUR @ Flawless Spa
4/F, Sea Bird House, 22 – 28 Wyndham Street, Central, +852 2869 5868
Flawless offers a little extra help to kick start your shape up regimen for the new year. This 90-minute treatment uses algotherm products made from pure natural seaweed to help drain toxins, improve circulation and much more. Antioxidant caffeine and re-mineralizing algae is then used to sculpt your body into a toned and smooth silhouette.
(90 minutes, HK$1,180)
CHUAN TAO OF DETOX @ Chuan Spa
Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, +852 3552 3510
After a season of champagne filled nights, relax and detox with a luscious full body exfoliation followed by a warm marine algae wrap and an acupressure massage on the back, neck, and shoulders, releasing energy blocks and rejuvenating your body. A Thalgo Oceanic Enhancement facial rehydrates and invigorates the skin ensuring that you walk out of Chuan Spa feeling like a brand new, improved you!
(150 minutes, HK$1725 for 1; HK$3095 for 2)
BOTANICAL CURE @ The Spa at Four Seasons
8 Finance Street, Central +852 3196 8888
No time to go on holiday this winter? Check in to the Four Seasons for a 3-hour healing treatment designed to combat HK’s fast paced lifestyle. Just awarded The Most Creative Body Treatment by the 2014 SpaChina Awards, this holistic ritual combines a wrap with entrancing festive herbs, exfoliation, steam treatment and an ancient lomi lomi nui massage. Arrive frazzled and frenetic and depart serene and blissfully balanced. (180-minutes, HK$4,000 Mon – Thurs)
BLISSAGE 75 @ Bliss Spa
W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, +852 3717 2222
Start the new year with a muscle melting massage 73 floors above the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong’s electric energy. The signature Blissage is designed treat maxed out muscles, improve circulation and reduce stress and fatigue so you can step back out into reality in a state of sheer bliss! (75 minutes, HK$1400)
NEW YEAR, NEW MASSAGE + FACIAL @ The Feel Good Factor
2/F, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, +852 2530 0610
Especially to revitalize and rehydrate weary DSTS readers after the festive season, The Feel Good Factor is offering an exclusive 20% discount on a combination of a Facial and Relaxing Massage. No matter what state you arrive in, you’ll emerge glowing and ready to take on 2015! Just mention “dimsum” when booking.
Here’s to a happy new you!
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