LUX NOMADE’s Recommended Massages in Hong Kong for the Urban City Dweller
Taking a zen escape from busy city life is essential. Whether you’re a traveller who’s just embarked on a long-haul flight, a business traveller tired from hours of meetings, or simply a tourist, looking for a relaxing respite, a massage is an absolute go-to for pure relaxation. Hong Kong is brimming with luxury spas all over, offering a quick fix for aching muscles. Here are our top recommended massages to try in Hong Kong on your next trip, as trialled-and-tested by LUX NOMADE’s Hong Kong-based contributor Faye Bradley.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz Carlton Hotel: 60-min Cryotherapy Massage
High up in the clouds amidst soaring skyscrapers, The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong boasts unparalleled views of the cityscape. Commonly used for rehabilitation for athletes, full-body cryotherapy is a high-tech treatment using ultra-low temperature cryotherapy for quick pain relief. A mix of a sports massage and a deep-tissue massage, the soothing therapy helps to improve vitality and calm the body. Ideal for yogis and sports enthusiasts, the treatment is also well-suited for fatigued jetlags and general muscle aches, as a result of desk slumping. Speed up the recovery with this rejuvenating 60-minute rejoice.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 2263 2040, ritzcarlton.com
Grand Hyatt Plateau Spa at Grand Hyatt Hotel: Hong Kong Massage
The stunning Grand Hyatt Hotel Hong Kong houses its own secluded wellness getaway, located adjacent to the iconic hotel pool. Offering treatments from high-performance facials to revitalising reflexology, the spa is also footsteps away from the tennis courts, 400-metre jogging path, squash courts and golf driving range for pre- or post-treatment movement. Try the Hong Kong Massage (60/90 minutes), a deep-tissue treatment targeted at specific areas of tension, used to alleviate aches and pains and thus release overall muscle soreness—the perfect cure to long-built-in aches.
Plateau Spa, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong,+852 2584 7688, hyatt.com
The Peninsula Spa at The Peninsula: Signature Anti-Cellulite Massage
At the Peninsula’s Hong Kong flagship, wellness is at the core of the divine Peninsula Spa, an urban oasis offering an abundance of rejuvenating treatments. The Signature Anti-Cellulite Massage uses the finest products from Margy’s Monte Carlo, the gold standard for non-surgical age prevention programmes, providing a transformative experience to ignite a gala-ready glow. Designed to reduce cellulite and water retention, the treatment prepares guests for a beach-ready vacation, targeting desired improvement areas. Using the highest concentration of collagen, the therapy combines invigorating massage techniques with age prevention body treatments, to firm and tone the body for a full detox.
The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2696 6682, peninsula.com
Sense of Touch: Pro Sleep Massage
With several outposts across Hong Kong (several of which are al-fresco), Sense of Touch is a luxury haven for wellness seekers. Transport yourself to Bali at the peaceful spa to try the Pro Sleep Massage, a treatment designed to improve quality of sleep. If you’re feeling like you’ve been suffering from stress, sleep deprivation or insomnia, this remedy comprises three sensorial pathways—olfactive, tactile and hearing. Using a synergy of essential oils—plus a bespoke Tranquillity™ Sound, the therapy uses Ayurvedic and Indonesian Sea Malay techniques to gently guide your body into a graceful sleep restoration. We also recommend this for tiresome jetlaggers.
Sense of Touch, 3/F, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak St, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (various locations), +852 3983 0406, senseoftouch.com.hk