Tree of life

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 August, 2013, 10:43pm

A stress-free holiday is just a ferry ride away at Banyan Tree Spa Macau. The serene space inside Galaxy Macau on the Cotai Strip offers a wide range of spa treatments and packages, including the signature Royal Banyan Herbal Pouch Massage, Banyan Hot Stones Massage with sesame oil, and Tranquility Rainmist with Indian shirodhara and rainshower.

The Asian-inspired treatments and aromatic oils are based on time-honoured techniques passed down through generations. Each session also includes a soothing footbath, herbal drink with refreshments and 30 minutes of "calm time" for a true urban escape. +853 8883 6633,



The luxe Chuan Spa at Mongkok's Langham Place Hotel has just launched Power Polish manicure (HK$610) and pedicure (HK$800) services, featuring CND Shellac products. The extended-wear colours - said to last two weeks without chipping - take just 30 minutes to apply and dry immediately. Shellac also has no odour and does not damage nails.

Services are provided in a plush manicure and pedicure room on the spa's 40th floor with views over the city. Guests who book before the end of August can enjoy a complimentary 30-minute head or foot massage. 3552 3510,