12 July, 2010

Get Pampered!

12 July, 2010

Living in Hong Kong, days are busy rushing around and dealing with the hustle and bustle, trying to beat the clock to get everything done.  Sometimes you just need to slow down to take a moment to focus on yourself and escape!  Whether you’re in search of the ultimate spa experience to renew your body and spirit or just need some routine maintenance, Hong Kong has it all.  Outrageously lavish day spas with tranquil surrounding, to urban chic hair salons with top stylists.

Though we’ve got all the hot spots listed in our City Guide, here are some of my personal favourite places to relax and get pampered:

Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel-
8 Finance Street, Central 3196-8888
The ultimate city-chic retreat with modern decor and a contemporary feel. Just like the hotel, the spa offers the highest levels of service. You can get your relax on by beginning your treatment reclining in a chaise lounge and sipping on a refreshing chilled herbal drink. My favourite treatment is the Lomi Lomi, the rhythmic movements of this massage will definitely put you in another state of mind!

Happy Foot-
19/F, Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar Street, 2522-1151
Anytime the words pampering and Hong Kong are mentioned, they’re quickly followed up with Foot Reflexology. Probably the best part about living in Hong Kong is the fact that you can get a foot massage at practically any time of day. Happy Foot is the perfect spot to get this cheap and cheerful ticket to bliss. The oversized chairs are fantastic to get cozy in while indulging in some foot loving therapy!

Iyara Beauty-
1/F 26 Cochrane Street, Central 2545-8638 and 53 Ship Street, Wanchai 2545-8637
Hiring a professional to clean, clip file, and paint your nails is almost a necessity after wearing open-toed heels on a night out in LKF! Iyara is a nail haven and the perfect spot for a mani/pedi. Decorated in relaxing and muted shades of green, this is the ideal spot to unwind. The Central location is fantastic for those who love to people watch; situated next to the Mid-Levels Escalator it’s easy to stare out the window and check out all the passersby. Iyara does get busy so I would suggest going on a Sunday morning when traffic is slow.

You can check out all our other favourites in the Sassy City Guide.

Do you have a spot that we haven’t mentioned?  If so, send the details to [email protected] and we’ll add it to the guide!

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