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10 Spa Treatments for Dad to Unwind on Father's Day

Ball out and treat dad

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 June, 2016, 6:24pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:11pm

Chuan Spa, Cordis
Pry two hours from dad’s busy schedule for a relaxing session at Chuan Spa. Tailor-made for busy Hongkongers, the 90-minute Metropolitan washes off any stress in the body through a back scrub, a warm paraffin mask and a calf-to-foot massage. He’ll slowly drift off to sleep as the Chuan Man Maintenance facial works its magic on your dad’s tired cheeks. Or, go traditional with Chuan’s signature Chinese Medicine Treatments, such as its 60-minute Moxibustion therapy ($860), which uses a lighted herbal stick to enhance the flow of Qi throughout your body. $1,125. 41/F, Cordis, 555 Shanghai St., Mong Kok. 3552-3510,

I-Spa, InterContinental Hong Kong
Help your dad achieve some R&R with the 90-minute Recharge and Refresh treatment at the feng shui-inspired I-Spa at the InterContinental hotel. The 90-minute heavenly bliss kicks off with a hot stone back massage for deep muscle relief, followed by a purifying face treatment that boasts a delightful blend of organic ingredients. It wraps up with a head massage which will surely send your dad to cloud nine. $1,830. Intercontinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. 2721-1211,

Melo Spa, Hyatt Regency
Who says flowers are just for moms? Wrap your old man up with the lovely scent of English roses at Hyatt Regency’s Melo Spa, which continues its special Elemis Botanical Spa and Tea offer for Father’s Day. The deal comprises the Elemis Botanical Touch treatment and the Botanical Afternoon Tea Set. Start off with a 25-minute nourishing sugar body scrub using Elemis rose oils. Follow through with a 55-minute Rose Restore Massage which promises to soothe your skin with its trio of seed oils extracted from roses, camelinas and poppies. Round up the aromatic experience with the tea set, which integrates botanical themes into its mouth-watering pastries and sweet treats. $1,368 per person, includes spa and afternoon tea. Hyatt Regency, 18 Chak Cheung St., Sha Tin. 3723-7684,

The Oriental Spa, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
At The Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s Oriental Spa, tired dads can enjoy the half-day Gentleman’s Refresher, perfect for the athletic guy, which includes a one-hour session in the Turkish steam bath to stimulate blood circulation. This is followed by a destressing massage which dissolves tension in tight shoulders, and a mini facial to round off a full body relaxation experience. The treatment ends with healthy bites prepared by the hotel. $2,750 (Mon-Thu); $2,970 (Fri-Sun and public holidays). The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Rd. Central, 2132-0188,

The Peninsula Spa
The Peninsula Spa is offering a “Father and Son Bonding Time” package where you can sip on a glass of whiskey with your papa at The Bar after a relaxing massage. Choose from any 90-minute treatment from the spa menu to enjoy this offer. We recommend the Deep Muscle Relief body massage ($1,600/90 minutes) where heated stones are pressed against areas of stress to loosen up taut muscles as well as stiff joints like the elbows—a remedy especially thoughtful for busy working fathers or those with sedentary lifestyles. Alternatively, go for the Margy’s Haute Couture À La Carte Collagen Facial ($2,870/90 minutes), in which a consultation will determine the collagen mask that works best for your skin type. Be sure to arrive at The Spa an hour earlier to fully enjoy the Asian Tea Lounge and the Thermal Suite with Crystal Steam Room. Available through Jun 30 (Mon-Fri). The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. 2920-2888,

Plateau Spa, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Enter the secluded sanctuary of contentment at Grand Hyatt’s Plateau Spa, which offers an extensive menu for the guys. Line your father up with the 60-minute Mineral Scrub, which introduces a sweet mix of orange blossom oil, moor mud and sea salt as an all-natural exfoliating body balm to mildly remove dead skin cells, blackheads and acne—say hi to softer, smoother skin. $1,050, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbor Rd., Wan Chai, 2588-1234,

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong
Towering above the city on the top floors of the International Commerce Centre, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers panoramic views of both Kowloon and the Victoria Harbor as you relax into your treatment. For Father’s Day, the special program for dads includes a combination of therapeutic body massage and a mini facial, perfect to ease the tiredness away from muscles and under eye circles. Available through Jun 30. From $1,950 (non-peak). The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon, 2263-2040,

Sense of Touch
With its Central branch sitting right in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, it’s no surprise that Sense of Touch has some boozy spas up its sleeve. Dads can beer up with the “Cheers to Beers” treatment, where you soak yourself in a tub of all-natural, frothy dark ale and feel the deep relaxation set in. It is said that the active yeast helps with skin elasticity and acne problems while hops are effective exfoliants. After warming up fatigued muscles, you’ll be treated with a barley body scrub before the treatment rounds out with a 60-minute deep tissue massage. $1,780. 1-5F, 52 D’Aguilar St., Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2526-6918,

The Spa, Four Seasons Hong Kong
Come any special holiday it’s a chance for both parents to pamper and unwind from day-to-day stresses, and the Double Serenity treatment at the Four Seasons spa is just the ticket for dads and moms to enjoy together. This treatment for two allows you to clink glasses of champagne before kicking off the 150-minute treatment, which includes a soothing soak in a bubble bath, after which you get to pick from a roster of revitalizing full-body scrubs and finally let the tension release—thanks to the classic Four Seasons Fusion massage. $5,700 (Mon-Thu), $6,200 (Fri-Sun). Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St., Central, 3196-8888,

Day Trip to Macau!
Banyan Tree Spa, Banyan Tree Macau

Take a step further and take your parents to Macau for a 120-minute Yin Yang treatment at the Banyan Tree Macau. While moms can enjoy the Yin treatments, dads can enjoy the Yang side, where he can choose from three treatments: “Balance” enhances energy flow with strokes of Balinese massage, while “Re-energise” gives you a rhythmic Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and “Vita” is a reflexology session that focuses on the meridian points in the feet. From MOP2,000 (non-peak). Banyan Tree Spa Macau, Avenida Marginal Flor de Lotus, Cotai, Macau, (+853) 8883-6633,