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September 5, 2014

The Daily Glow

Good morning sunshine! Feeling jet-lagged, overworked, partied out? We’re here with a little pick-me-up. Hong Kong’s top spas have upped the ante on their treatments offering more results-oriented, targeted services than ever before. From ultra-hydrating facials to pamper-packed pedicures to muscle melting massages, we have the inside scoop on where to glow next… 

Spa: CHUAN SPA
Treatment: TRAVELLER’S RETREAT
The luxurious 2-hour “Traveller’s Retreat” helps busy jetsetters get their glow back with a sea salt exfoliation complemented by Chuan 5 element oil to remove dead skin, followed by a Chuan signature massage to melt away tension and increase circulation. Rounding off the treatment is a moisturising facial utilizing Thalgo’s deep-sea marine algae extracts, which will banish all signs of jet lag and leave you luminous.  (120 minutes; HK$1,695, Langham Place Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, +852 3552 3510)

Spa: SPA L’OCCITANE
Treatment: REVITALIZING AROMACHOLOGIE MASSAGE
A massage like you’ve never had before, this treatment is a journey through the most popular styles including Swedish effleurages, Balinese movements, and acupressure Lomi Lomi. A blend of mint, pine, and rosemary oil is used to stimulate meridians and release pent up energy from the body, leaving you feeling refreshed and fully recharged. (60 minutes; HK$900, Shop 3, Tower 2 StarCrest, 9 Star Street, Wanchai +852 2143 6288)

Spa: THE PENINSULA SPA
Treatment: A PARISIAN MORNING
Spend a respite retreat in your favourite European city, no passport required! To celebrate their first European outpost in Paris, The Peninsula Hong Kong is bringing all things French to their gorgeous harbour front spa. “A Parisian Morning” tantalizes taste buds with a classic French breakfast of petit déjeuner poolside, before moving on to a quintessentially European facial courtesy of ESPA. Your eyebrows are then treated to a tidy up and a complimentary ESPA Skin Radiance Gift Set is presented as a special gift to ensure you retain that ethereal je ne sais quoi. (60-minutes + poolside breakfast, HK$1,250, The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong +852 2920 2888)

Spa: PLATEAU SPA
Treatment: CINETIC LIFT EXPERT MOISTURIZING TREATMENT
A true treat for women who like to go au natural, Plateau Spa’s Cinetic Lift Expert Moisturizing Facial is a two-in-one facial that deeply nourishes and moisturizes dry skin while contouring the face. A whole host of essential minerals are used to give skin a lasting dewy glow and a face massage further improves circulation. The result is younger looking skin with a noticeable reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. (90 minutes; HK$1,600, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai +852 2588 1234)

Spa: THE LOFT BY THE NAIL LIBRARY
Treatment: PANPURI FOOT TREATMENT + PEDICURE
Put your best foot forward with The Nail Library’s lush Panpuri Foot Treatment and Pedicure. An herbal foot treatment consisting of tea tree extract, lemongrass, clay, and spices revives restless feet. Afterwards, enjoy a classic pedicure in one of their designer shades (think Tom Ford and YSL Autumn 2014) to add a splash of colour to your toes.  (120 minutes; HK$750, Level 2, 26 Cochrane Street, Central +852 2618 8623)

Spa: I-SPA
Treatment: COOLING AND SOOTHING
Beach boys and babes will love this specialty soothing and cooling skin treatment. Refresh, rehydrate and heal the skin with a Body Wrap of organic Rice Peptides, Buckwheat and White Clay. Next, either Grapefruit Peppermint or Cucumber Melon scented lotion is used in a heavenly body massage that enhances hydration and relaxation. (90 minutes; HK$1480, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui +852 2721 1211)

Spa: SENSE OF TOUCH
Treatment: COCONUT PARADISE
You’ll go coconuts for this healing and nourishing tropical treatment. The two-hour journey commences with a refreshing welcome drink and a foot ritual before a Balinese coconut scrub is applied to polish and smooth the skin.  Next, enjoy a relaxing full-body massage using organic coconut oil.  A delicious coconut sorbet rounds off the sweet experience. (120 minutes; HK$1,480, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, +852 2592 9668)



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