Beauty Fix

ZenNa Tai aims to energise and awaken the body in a holistic way.

ZenNa Tai, available at The Oriental Spa at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, is a healing method that considers physical, emotional and spiritual concerns in a holistic way.

Friday, 22 February, 2013, 3:05pm

Review: Leonor Greyl Hair Spa

Leonor Greyl desensitising hair spa treatment for stressed tresses.

After all the salt, sun and chlorine of summer, now is a good time to indulge in a hair-care treatment. Hair Spa Mon Reve at One Grand Tower in Mong Kok offers the Leonor Greyl treatment, customised for different hair types.

15 Oct 2012 - 3:48pm

Organic Pharmacy a kind way to rejuvenate skin

Organic Pharmacy a kind way to rejuvenate skin

The Spa at Four Seasons Hong Kong has launched a series of treatments and products from London's organic skincare brand The Organic Pharmacy. Developed by the husband-and-wife team Margo and Francesco Marrone, the brand uses products made from pharmaceutical grade plants.

24 Aug 2012 - 12:16pm

When smoke gets in your thighs

It's known by different names throughout the world - chai-yok in Korea, ratus in Indonesia, ganggang in Malaysia, bajos among Mayan healers and Venus smoke in North America.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Polynesian Spa Ritual

Chuan Spa is the city's go-to destination for luxury pampering based on traditional Chinese medicine, but this summer it has launched a treatment with a South Pacific islands theme.

The Polynesian Spa Ritual was developed by Thalgo, the French brand famed for its high-end line of products developed from marine plants and algae.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

This week: facial scrubs (over HK$200)

Scrub off dead skin - and the worries of the day - to keep your face fresh and glowing this summer.

Apivita Face Exfoliating Gel Gentle Cleansing With Apricot & Honey (HK$200/ 75ml)

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hooked on a feeling

Located on peaceful Koh Yao Noi, a picturesque island in Thailand's Phang Nga Bay, midway between Phuket and Krabi, the Six Senses Yao Noi resort is like a haven within a haven. And a visit to the spa is not to be missed.

The feeling of holistic wellness springs from treatments that incorporate only natural products allied with locally sourced materials.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Essential summer skin care

Here are my top tips

Keep it clean

Just because you're on holiday, there's no excuse to relax your skincare regime. Wash your skin twice a day, morning and night, with a gentle clarifying cleanser to keep your pores clear and oil-free, and hopefully those spots at bay.

Steer clear of hand soaps

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sign of the times

Here is how your typical bride prepares for her wedding day: she starts a comprehensive diet and exercise plan a few months beforehand and, in the run up to the big day, schedules any number of facials, body wraps and massages. As the days speed up, it's all rehearsals for different versions of hair and make-up, plus manicures and pedicures, and relaxing spa treatments.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

WOW Factor

Summer heat

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

Do all shirts come with cheap plastic stays these days? I remember my dad used to have some beautiful metal (maybe silver) ones. At Hermes, where I get most of my ties, they showed me scarves not stays. Any idea if anyone makes these any more?

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Where the sky meets the sea

Set in lush, landscaped tropical gardens punctuated by bright pink bougainvillea and brilliant blue skies, Thermes Marins Bali at the Ayana Resort offers treatments using marine-based products known for their ability to firm and tone skin.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


As an avid music fan, I was intrigued by the Muusa treatment, which promises a customised soundtrack in time with the therapist's strokes. The therapy was pioneered in Italy and is limited to a few spas; Hong Kong day spa Sense of Touch debuts this treatment in Asia.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty fix

Spa by MTM provides treatments combining Japanese, Chinese and Western methods. The Causeway Bay location is conveniently close to its skincare store, where products are custom-blended for each client. Different essences stored in a glass room are added to a luxurious base cream. If the result isn't quite right, customers may return for a remix.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Postnatal jamu massage

Giving birth to two babies in less than two years left me with a serious muffin top, so I decided to try to do something about it. Mummies & Bellies offers a jamu massage and belly binding service at your home, promising a range of benefits, particularly toning the abdominal area. Jamu is traditional Indonesian medicine that employs a variety of tropical herbs.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am