Professional beautician Meiko Yamamoto recommends you start with a 15-minute session in the oxygen bar to de-stress then move on to the microbubble Jacuzzi - the only one in existence outside Japan - after which you can go for the clay-pack treatment. 'You', in this case, are a dog, and the treatments are designed by Nicola Ng, owner of Paw Palace to pamper even the most finicky of canines. Yamamoto, a certified show-circuit groomer in her native Japan, heads the salon. 'Hong Kong couples treat their pets like their own children,' says Ng, proud 'mum' of toy poodles Tinkerbell and Tiffany, 'as more and more are choosing not to have kids.' Which would explain why Paw Palace also carries doggie diapers, isotonic drinks, fur styling wax, nail 'paw-lish', designer clothing and sleeping cushions from 'Chewy Vuitton'. A full shampoo course costs from HK$280; a microbubble bath plus clay-pack therapy from HK$185. Paw Palace is at 1/F, 13 Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2576 7999.