With all the walking we do in this city, we’d never turn down the chance for some much needed TLC. Here’s where to get a good foot massage in Hong Kong.
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 why not take some time out for yourself and head for a massage, especially now that the spas are open again. Trust us, your aching feet will thank you. Don’t forget to tip your masseuse!
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Budget-Friendly Foot Massages
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. Head to its Central spa and opt for a good foot reflexology massage ($258/session).
Gao’s Foot Massage, 17/F, 1 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 9219
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 ($179 for the massage, scrub and bath!).
It’s hard to believe this spa opened as a small start-up 20 years ago in Happy Valley. Now it’s 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).
Fortune Foot Massage
Fortune Foot Massage is perfect for a good, professional massage at a reasonable price. You can walk-in or call ahead and book an appointment – we swear by its classic foot reflexology session ($238).
With 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.
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
Just a three minute walk away from MTR Exit A3 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.
Indulgent Foot Massages
Iyara Natural & Organic 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 (from $450) for the ultimate pampering treat.
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). Become a member and 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) and lymphatic drainage (from $790). We recommend choosing a cocktail from its extensive drinks list while you enjoy some classic foot reflexology (from $350). End your pamper day at the nail bar and treat yourself to a shanghai pedicure ($310).
Ten Feet Tall, 20/F & 21/F, L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2971 1010, email@example.com
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
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
Hong Wai Foot and Body Reflexology, 10/F, 38 Shan Tung Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 2148 0006
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. Its foot massage (from $168) promises to stimulate natural healing from within, all at a purse-friendly price.
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 go for the “Ancient Oriental” foot reflexology and rose petal foot bath session ($268). If you’ve been before, then time your next visit to take advantage of the happy hour offer.
Indulgent Foot Massages
Chuan Spa at Cordis
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 ($880), which makes use of acupressure techniques, reflex points, traditional Chinese herbs and hot stones, or the epic Feet Retreat ($755), complete with compress, warm oil and salt exfoliation.
The Peninsula Spa
You have to spend a minimum of 60 minutes at The Peninsula’s Spa, so take a morning, afternoon or evening out for the hour-long Reflexology massage session. It promises to be the ultimate deep pressure point treatment (from $1,350).
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on 29, August 2017 by Crystal Lau and was most recently updated in September 2020. With thanks to Sakina for her contribution.