Summer is here in Hong Kong, meaning it's hot, hot, hot. With humidity at its peak and stressful, sweaty work commutes, it's crucial to find some downtime to relieve from the warm weather. We've found the best luxury massage treatments to indulge in this summer to beat the heat and rejuvenate at the city's best spas.
LANDMARK Mandarin Oriental's East-meets-West approach – differing from its more traditional sister property Mandarin Oriental – makes it a contemporary haven for wellness seekers in the city. Nestled away on the fifth floor of the hotel, The Oriental Spa feels worlds away from any downtown bustle, amplified by its expansive space which features everything from an authentic hammam and Morrocan Rasul to a sleek indoor swimming pool and amethyst-crystal steam rooms. The Summer Rejuvenate package is the perfect solution to weekday blues, a 90-minute session that combines the signature Citrus Boost Facial and Back and Shoulder Massage to refresh and energise against the summer heat. For those seeking a moment of total relaxation, book the spectacular Sanctuary Suite to spend an hour alone (or with a plus one) at the spa's largest treatment room, featuring a private jacuzzi, sauna, futon bed, treatment beds and dressing room.
Price: HK$2,035 per person
The Oriental Spa, LANDMARK Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0011
Soaring high up in the clouds occupying the 102nd to 118th floor of Hong Kong’s towering International Commerce Centre, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong boasts some of the most spectacular views over the city. On the 116th floor, The Ritz-Carlton Spa exudes urban elegance with its state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch treatments. Indulge in the Summer Detox Retreat, available until 30th September 2021, to escape the cloying summer heat and step into 90 minutes of well-deserved pampering. The treatment begins with a body exfoliation that includes marine algae or mud wrap, followed by a scalp massage. Take a refreshing shower then fully unwind with the deep detoxifying massage that will invigorate and rejuvenate the senses,
Price: from HK$2,080 (90 minutes)
Enquiries and reservations can be made at (852) 2263 2040 or email email@example.com.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, 116/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2040
Chuan Spa at Cordis, Hong Kong is devoted to the principles of Wu Xing – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – which work in harmony to help you achieve a better state of wellbeing. The holistic space embraces Traditional Chinese Medicine as its pillar for treatments, favoured by guests looking for a traditional healing escape. Spa menus are curated by a healthcare expert who specialises in Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy and traditional Chinese massage therapies. Reset your mind and body with the classic Chuan Harmony Massage, a full body oil massage that will leave you feeling ready for anything.
Price: from HK$960 (60 minutes)
Chuan Spa, 41/F, Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
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Take time out of your busy schedule to retreat in the serene oasis of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, home to world-class dining, a spectacular outdoor pool and holistic wellness offerings. The blissful spa journey begins with an hour at the vitality pool, where one can spend time relaxing and preparing for the serene treatment ahead. This summer, guests can indulge in the Summer Reset-Cation – a much-needed respite after months of hardship – to fully reset the mind and body. The treatment begins with one hour and 45 minutes of tone and detox treatment specially crafted with a detoxifying massage, dry skin brushing and contouring wrap. Next, the resident healer will perform a session of Craniosacral therapy to help improve sleep and remove summer headaches. Finish off your experience with a healthy smoothie from the Pool Terrace menu to soak in the summer sun.
Price: HK$3,900 (105 minutes)
Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, +852 3196 8900
Taking note from its award-winning flagship in Bali, Fivelements Habitat is a wellness sanctuary dedicated to yoga, meditation, spa and nutritious plant-based cuisine. The Hong Kong outpost however is an urban oasis set within the heart of the city to offer a serene escape from the noise below. You'll feel like you're on the Indonesian shores upon entering Fivelements Habitat, where healthy minds come together. Experience pampering on another level with the Signature Massage which begins with a gentle rocking to loosen the tension, followed by a generous application of coconut oil using broad strokes to soothe and relax the muscles. The full body massage continues with stretching of the muscles and kneading in places it needs. Find calm and stillness as the expert therapist reawakens the senses. Complete your experience with a lunch or dinner at Sakti Elixir, a nourishing, plant-based restaurant at Fivelements Habitat ideal for health-conscious diners—plus it's delicious.
Price: HK$1,670 (105 minutes)
Fivlements Habitat, Level 13A, Tower One, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3106 2112
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With three outposts across the city in luxurious locations, Sense of Touch is a pioneer in spas of Hong Kong and it's been around since the early 2000s. From the rainforest entrance to Sense of Touch Repulse Bay to the outdoor treatment rooms of Sense of Touch Tseung Kwan O, each venue is a beautiful backdrop for ultimate pampering. While waiting for travel to resume, experience the Thai Herbal Ball Massage at Sense of Touch for a glimpse of Thailand this summer. The one-hour treatment taps into the powers of Traditional Thai Medicine by using hot compress or herbal ball massage, an ancient ritual of Ayurvedic origin that relaxes and invigorates the mind and body. This follows with a cocoon to help burn calories and release harmful toxins, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to seize the day.
Price: HK$1,280 (60 mins)
Central Spa (Flagship Spa), 1-5F, 52 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2526 6918
Tseung Kwan O Spa, 3/F Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street,Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 3983 0405
Repulse Bay Spa, G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong, +852 2592 9668
A hidden gem in Central, Elu Spa is an intimate getaway for discerning spa seekers. Embark on an urban summer retreat to unwind and destress with the aromatic bespoke treatment. The soothing aromatherapy massage helps to melt any tension and stress away and is designed to relieve a fatigued body. You'll be left feeling thoroughly relaxed, rejuvenated and reconnected with yourself on any warm summer day. For the full experience, add on the Coconut Melts and Coffee Scrub to reawaken the senses.
Price: HK$880 (60 minutes) + HK$438 (30 minutes)
Elu Spa, 7/F, 46 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2668 1381
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Although EstheClinic doesn't offer body massages, it does offer holistic, results-driven treatments that are as soothing on the body as a comprehensive massage. The Body Skin Tightening treatment is a skin tightening, body sculpting treatment that helps to reduce saggy skin in time for a bikini-ready body this summer. Using radiofrequency technology, the treatment at EstheClinic can be used to eradicate cellulite and tighten loose skin on both the face and body. The treatment using innovative patented radiofrequency technology is developed by French manufacturer BVA Technology and is the ideal solution to break down stubborn fat cells so that they pass naturally from the body.
Price: $2300 for face or $2900 for face & neck a la carte (40 minutes to one hour). Packages of 6, 10 1 15 sessions are also available.
EstheClinic Central, 16/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9158 9729
EstheClinic Sai Ying Pun, Shop F, G/F, King’s Hill, No. 38 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 9782 3525