The stress of Hong Kong means you need some relaxation, but the big hotel spas charge like wounded bulls for a simple massage. So where to get a decent kneading at a decent price?Monday, 29 April, 2013, 3:35pm
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. Holistic practitioner Dr Buathon Thienarrom assesses each of her patients individually, the goal being to clear both body and mind.22 Feb 2013 - 3:05pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 soaps29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
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
Summer heat17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
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
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
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