With all the walking we do in this city, we’d never turn down the chance for some self-care. Here’s where to get a good foot massage in Hong Kong.
Trust us, your aching feet will thank you. There’s no doubt about it, we do a lot of walking in Hong Kong, (which makes it easy to hit your daily step count!). With all the steep slopes and crowded streets, it’s almost a workout. So take some time out for yourself and head for a foot massage — especially now that the spas are open again. Don’t forget to tip your masseuse!
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Where To Get A Foot Massage In Hong Kong
Hong Kong Island Budget-Friendly Foot Massages
Fortune Foot Massage
Fortune Foot Massage is perfect for a good, professional massage at a reasonable price. Walk in or call ahead and book an appointment — we swear by its classic foot reflexology session (starting from $208).
Gao’s Foot Massage
This traditional massage palace has been around since 2003! Complete with heat packs for your shoulders, bird sounds and rose red tea, this is the perfect stress-free setting when you’re in dire need of a break. Opt for a good foot reflexology massage session.
Halite Foot Reflexology & Massage Therapy
This is one of the most affordable spots in the city, but don’t let the price fool you. Halite provides an effective reflexology massage, as well as some extra soothing treatments. Specialising in using Himalayan crystal salts in its services (and décor!), its foot scrub and foot bath are a great choice for some pampering that won’t cost the earth ($159 for the massage, scrub and bath!).
Halite Foot Reflexology & Massage Therapy, Shop 9, G/F, Yip Cheung Building, 9 Hill Road, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, 2777 1101
It’s hard to believe this spa opened as a small start-up 20 years ago in Happy Valley. Happy Foot is a firm Hong Kong Island go-to, with a prime location in the heart of Wan Chai. We’d recommend opting for its reflexology massage (from $218 for 50 minutes), which promises to target back pain and migraines via pressure points on your feet. If you’re not feeling up to heading out, you can even enjoy a massage in the privacy of your own home ($600 for 100 minutes).
Natura Thai Massage & Spa
For a traditional Thai option, head to Natura Thai in Sai Ying Pun. Its combination of acupressure massage techniques and stretching (as well as some good old foot reflexology) will relieve muscle discomfort and ligament pain. Unwind with some herbal tea, complete with lemongrass and pandan.
Natura Thai Massage & Spa, 93 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2239 4888
With an excellent ambience and super friendly staff, Soho Relax has all the makings of a great all-in-one massage session. You can opt for a 50-minute foot massage ($178) or any package deal — feel free to tell the skilled masseuses what type of pressure you prefer to make sure the experience is tailored to your liking.
The Right Spot
Affordable luxury is the name of the game at The Right Spot. From massages to nails and waxing, this beauty bar meticulously performs each treatment using quality products. Reflexology starts at $360 for an express session or you could book a whole-body massage, that includes a foot massage (starting at $760). If you end up loving its services (we’re sure you will), grab a membership to get deals on products and treatments, and skip the 10% service fee.
Just a three minute walk away from MTR Exit A4 in Wan Chai, this massage studio is easily located, reliable and affordable. Book a professional foot reflexology session and check out its acupressure and gua sha treatments while you’re there.
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Hong Kong Island Indulgent Foot Massages
This classy spa’s name “elu” comes from the Estonian word for life, to remind clients that life should be about indulging in deserved experiences — pampering included! The luxurious Foot Indulgence Therapy ($800) comprises a foot scrub and bath followed by a deep massage.
Iyara Day Spa
Decorated in relaxing muted shades of green, Iyara transports you to an island retreat. Make your way to the Central location to people watch, or head to its Hollywood Road or Mid-Levels spa for some more privacy. Don’t miss the Thai-style foot and leg massage for the ultimate pampering treat.
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Sense of Touch
This multi-award winning spa has a number of locations across Hong Kong. Its five-storey flagship in Lan Kwai Fong boasts a beautiful rooftop lounge, perfect for a spa party. Catering to everyone, this is a great choice for a foot massage ($280), facial, or manicure (see the full list of services and treatments here). And if you become a member, enjoy birthday offers and extra packages.
Ten Feet Tall
This massage studio is a Hong Kong favourite. It features stunning interiors, friendly staff and a nice range of treatments, including aromatic oil massage (from $500 at Central) and lymphatic drainage (from $790 at Central). We recommend choosing a cocktail from its extensive drinks list while you enjoy some classic foot reflexology. End your pamper day at the nail bar and treat yourself to a Shanghai Pedicure ($310 at Central).
Ten Feet Tall, 20/F & 21/F, L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2971 1010, email@example.com, www.tenfeettall.com.hk/central
Ten Feet Tall, 1/F, Lai Sing Building, 13-19 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, 2415 1010, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tenfeettall.com.hk/happyvalley www.tenfeettall.com.hk
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The Mandarin Spa
The Mandarin Spa is a Hong Kong staple, featuring therapies based on Chinese medicine (even its 1930s Shanghai-inspired décor is a treat for your eyes). Focusing on providing holistic rejuvenation, the relaxing reflexology here promises therapeutic benefits. Its offerings are on the pricey side, so arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your treatment to take advantage of the rest of its spa facilities (including a sauna, jacuzzi and Chinese steam room).
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Kowloon Budget-Friendly Foot Massages
First Class Foot & Massage
Located in one of the busiest intersections of TST, this centre combines traditional Chinese practices with modern massage techniques for a premium experience. Seat yourself on a plush massage chair and enjoy a professional “first class” foot massage.
Hong Wai Foot and Body Reflexology
A long-time local favourite, Hong Wai offers a wide range of treatments, making use of high-quality and international products. With over 130 masseuses and staff, you’re sure to be well looked after here.
Hong Wai Foot and Body Reflexology, 12/F, Grand Right Centre, 10 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2366 2348
Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour
This reflexology parlour is seriously Insta-worthy! With beautiful decor that immediately transports you back to 1940s China, it’s the perfect place to unwind and take a break from the hustle and bustle of TST. The foot massage here (from $288) promises to stimulate natural healing from within, all at a purse-friendly price.
THANN Sanctuary offers a wide range of spa treatments based on the art of natural therapy. Its holistic approach is aimed at helping you rediscover your inner physical and mental awareness while you relax. We love its signature foot massage options, which take place in a private room (decorated like a green oasis) with relaxing nature sounds playing in the background.
You might have already heard of Yuen Massage — its glowing reviews have attracted tourists and locals alike! If you’re going for the first time, take advantage of the special price and opt for the foot reflexology and rose petal foot bath session (from $188).
Kowloon Indulgent Foot Massages
Asaya at Rosewood Hong Kong
For the full Asaya at Rosewood experience, book yourself into a “Wellcation” — a curated one-day or one-night programme designed to rejuvenate your physical and mental wellbeing. A 60-minute foot massage here is $1,580.
Chuan Spa at Cordis
Editor’s Note: Chuan Spa is currently closed to the public until Monday, 13 June 2022 as Cordis, Hong Kong has joined the Community Isolation Facility Hotel scheme in support of the city’s anti-epidemic efforts.
Chuan Spa at Cordis is a wellness sanctuary, offering holistic treatments designed to “restore peace and harmony”. Treat yourself to one of its signature foot therapies, the Chuan Heavenly Jing Luo (starting from $1,500), which makes use of acupressure techniques, reflex points, traditional Chinese herbs and hot stones, or the Feet Retreat (from $900), complete with compress, warm oil and salt exfoliation.
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The MiraSpa is an urban escape that combines innovative treatments with cutting-edge technology. Each treatment is personalised to suit your needs and you’ll have access to your own shower, vanity and washroom when you’re done! Check out its reflexology treatment (ranging from $830 to $1,280 depending on how long your session is and if you go in on a weekday or weekend!).
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Located on the 116th floor overlooking Victoria Harbour, The Ritz-Carlton Spa gives a brand new meaning to the word “indulgence”. The reflexology treatment here starts at $1,450. Don’t forget to take advantage of the stunning view afterwards by grabbing a drink in OZONE when you’re done!
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton, Level 118, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2040, email@example.com, www.ritzcarlton.com
Editor’s Note: “Where To Get A Foot Massage In Hong Kong” was originally published by Crystal Lau on 29 August 2017 and was most recently updated by Sakina Abidi in May 2022.
Hero image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Dasha Mak via Pexels, image 2 courtesy of Yan Krukov via Pexels, image 3 courtesy of The Right Spot, image 4 courtesy of elu. Spa, image 5 courtesy of Ten Feet Tall, image 6 courtesy of First Class Foot & Massage via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of THANN Sanctuary via Klook, image 8 courtesy of Rosewood Hong Kong.