Trial therapy: Spa MTM
What is it?
A 40-minute honey milky wrap and a 60-minute Swedish massage called the nourishing honey remedy, with a milky foot bath.
What was the treatment like?
It started with the foot bath and a brief massage of my legs and feet, then a shower in the treatment room before the honey milky wrap. The therapist spread the milky honey on to my back, then front, and wrapped a piece of plastic that looked like a tablecloth on me and sealed me with a heated blanket for about 15 minutes. It felt like a sauna, but was comfortable - and you get to take a nap. The therapist then removed the heated blanket and a nice refreshing shower followed; she reminded me not to wash with any shower gel to avoid washing all the milky honey away. A relaxing Swedish massage followed the shower. After that there's another shower.
The treatment ended with biscuits and Chinese pear tea as a nice refreshment.
What was the atmosphere like?
The spa is very spacious with simple decorations that provide a relaxing atmosphere. The treatment room is big - there's a jacuzzi, a shower that has a few massaging shower heads, and a built-in radio.
When I arrived at the spa, the manager offered me a choice of the type of scent to burn for the treatment, and I was led to a small area where an assistant took my shoes and offered me a pair of comfy slippers before I walked to the treatment room.
There is a makeup corner outside the treatment room with a few basic skin-care products and cosmetics available for customers.
Anything you didn't like?
The therapist was very professional, but it would have been nice if she'd shown me how to use the multi-massage shower heads for a more comfortable shower.
Although the treatment area seemed to have it all, there was no washroom or a toilet. I had to walk to the back of the hall to go to the bathroom.
What were the results?
My skin felt soft and nourished and also whitened after the treatment. It was a nourishing treatment for the winter season. It was also very relaxing to have the massage after the wrap when my skin was smoother and softer.
How much and where is it?
The package is HK$1,500 for two hours and 35 minutes. Spa MTM is at shop A, G/F 3 Yun Ping Rd, Causeway Bay, tel: 2923 7888