The Peninsula Spa Jet Lag Eliminator

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 01 July, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 01 July, 2007, 12:00am

What is it? A luxurious treatment performed in the spa rooms of The Peninsula (see above) and designed to alleviate the effects of jet lag. The Jet Lag Eliminator includes a body wrap, a full-body massage and a reviving facial enjoyed over a hedonistic four hours. The package also includes use of the hotel's fitness facilities and swimming pool, and a Naturally Peninsula lunch.

How does it work? Jet lag occurs when the body's natural rhythm is disrupted by crossing different

time zones. Symptoms, as any weary traveller will attest, include fatigue, disorientation, mood swings

and disturbed sleep patterns. Although there is no perfect solution, relaxation and sleep are proven to help the body readjust.

Why do I need it? Jet lag may knock your productivity sideways for several days. That's bad news when you need to hit the ground running; hence, the treatment is already proving popular with business travellers.

What's the downside? Obviously the treatment is no panacea but it is an enjoyable, indulgent way of aiding relaxation and recovery.

Where do I go for it? The Peninsula Hong Kong (tel: 2920 2888; The Jet Lag Eliminator costs HK$3,930. Shorter jet lag massages (50 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes) are also offered. The same treatments are available at The Peninsula Bangkok and will feature at The Peninsula Tokyo when it opens in September.