We all need to be spoiled from time to time, and one of the great things about Hong Kong is that there are some really lovely day spas that know how to make you feel special. Here are four where you can be sure of getting the royal treatment!
Glow Spa, in the heart of Hong Kong, has long been a go-to day spa for expats wanting some pampering in expert hands. Owned and operated by Sioban Guilfoyle, Glow offers a suite of treatments from head to toe. Has Hong Kong played havoc on your skin? Then try out one of their progressive facial treatments which include peels, microdermabrasion, HIFU facials, meso therapy, light therapy, acne treatments, and alternatives to botox and injectable fillers. Got a special event coming up? The talk to the team about their slimming and transformation body treatments, or investigate one of their laser hair removal options. For something simple, pamper yourself with a new hair do, spray tan, or a mani-pedi.
If an emphasis on organic treatments is important for you when it comes to facial and body therapies, then consider a visit to Emmanuel F in Sheung Wan. You’ll relax in the luxurious atmosphere of this eco-spa, safe in the knowledge that it only uses 100 percent natural and high-level certified organic products from France. The spa has a large range of treatments to choose from to ensure you’re looking and feeling your best, depending on what you wish to focus on. Facials include nourishing and purifying options, as well as anti-ageing or whitening treatments, and the qualified massage therapists can offer deep tissue and therapeutic massages. There’s also a range of slimming treatments on offer, along with pedicures, manicures, threading, tinting, and waxing, with wax imported from France. And don’t forget: all signature facials include a relaxing scalp, neck and shoulder massage, plus you can buy packages of treatments that include a free treatment! Expat Living readers can also get a free facial wax (eyebrow/chin/upper lip) if they book on the same day as their hair appointment.
The Right Spot
Founder Curtis Man says that urban spa and art gallery The Right Spot is unlike other spas in Hong Kong. This is because of its distinctive stylish, industrial vibe, and a fresh and modern feel that’s mirrored in a no-nonsense approach to making sure they deliver efficient yet effective services to their clients. The spa offer nails, waxing, facials, and a range of massages, with an approach that Curtis describes as “affordable luxury”. “It’s hotel quality but at a fraction of the price,” he says. “We use only the best, toxin-free soft gels, Egyptian cotton towels, and rose and jojoba massage oils. I also hand-picked every single therapist, who are from top spas and hotels, to ensure the best service for our clients.”
The Skin Gym
Regular clients of The Skin Gym will tell you this spa will have you looking and feeling like your best version of yourself in no time. Located on Wyndham Street, this is a pseudo-medical clinic specialising in skincare, and well known for its prescription facials. The therapists will take a look at your skin and carefully tailor a prescription facial to your individual needs. They also offer a High Intensive Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment, which is a non-surgical facelift that reduces the signs of ageing and rejuvenates facial tissue for tighter, firmer, lifted, skin. Other spa services include laser and IPL hair removal, manicures, OzTan natural spray tans, eyebrow shaping and massage. You’ll also find infra-red sauna treatments, which can be used to improve circulation and boost immunity.
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