Given the nature of busy life in hectic Hong Kong, I’m always on the lookout for more ways to unwind and relax. Luckily, with a world of reflexology and massage joints dotted across the city, we have no shortage of places in HK to ease that unwanted tension! Feeling sliiiiiightly stressed and a tad run down recently, I was delighted to be invited to try out a new pampering spot in town, Zhen Foot Spa & Body Massage.
Located in the epicentre of LKF, Zhen is an urban oasis that offers peace and tranquillity above the bustling pedestrian traffic below. Offering a robust range of foot, body, lymphatic and pre-natal massages, along with scraping, cupping, Chinese physician therapy, manis and pedis, the list of treatment options is impressive.
I was instantly impressed by the spaciousness of the spa; with an urban garden set in the middle of the main treatment area and an impressive selection of magazines, I downed a few sips of ginger tea and happily sunk into one of Zhen’s soft, low-set seats.
With my feet crying out for a dose of TLC, I opted for the Zhen Foot Massage – one of their most popular signature treatments. We kicked off with a foot scrub and I can honestly say: if there was any dead skin on my feet before the scrub, there certainly wasn’t by the time it was done! Although slightly uncomfortable at certain points (mainly because the tops of my feet had been sunburnt the weekend prior), the scrub was thorough and effective, leaving my tootsies feeling soft, smooth and radiant. Yes, they were even glowing afterwards!
With my feet basking in a Chinese herb-enriched footbath, a neck and shoulder massage (that lasted roughly 10 minutes or so) immediately relieved my inner stresses and strains. There was no mucking around – my therapist got straight to the point, kneading out knots and re-awakening my tired muscles.
A hot wheat bag was then placed around my neck while I settled in for the foot reflexology component of the treatment. Infused with a heavenly mix of essential aromas and spices, I didn’t want to give the wheat bag back – it smelt and felt that good! The reflexology was awesome, and while I decided to have a quick look at my phone to check my emails, I soon put it away because I was so relaxed and completely at ease. Bliss!
All in all, while the Zhen foot spa treatment was painful at some stages, it was a good sort of pain, and was obviously effective as I left feeling relaxed and with my muscles feeling noticeably lighter and looser for the few days that followed.
Given the convenient location, the Zhen crew will definitely be seeing me again, and it’s also been added to my list of places to take guests while they’re in town. Zhen is definitely worth checking out if you’re feeling the burn and in need of some effective massage therapy!
The Zhen Foot Massage costs $228 for 50 minutes
Zhen Foot Spa Suite 1802, Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
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