By Arthur Tam
After hunching over your desk all day, it’s time for a self-care session at a tranquil sanctuary. Loosen up those shoulder knots and bring a bit of radiance back to your complexion at one of these relaxing, full-service spas.
Long hours and not enough sleep dulls and dries the skin, so it’s important to rehydrate and tighten the skin to improve its resilience against daily stresses. Hù Spa’s Aromatherapy Facial combines massage, an under-eye treatment, cleansing and moisturisation, lifting the skin and giving it a youthful radiance. If you’re still feeling tense, try the Aromatherapy Body Massage, which incorporates a special blend of essential oils to calm the senses in preparation for a massage that can undo any discomfort. You’ll sleep like a baby. 9/F, Kornhill Apartments, 2 Kornhill Road, Tai Koo, tel: 2701 2320, facebook.com/huspa.hk
INGRID MILLET Paris
Drop by for a beautifying Magic Hands Treatment, a soothing massage that helps to improve your complexion. Or, for something more intense, their latest Sideria HIFU – Intelligent Contouring Technology treatment utilises ultrasound waves to lift and tighten skin while also stimulating the natural production of collagen. This might be the next best thing to the fountain of youth. INGRID MILLET also offers a series of body slimming treatments and massages to get you back to feeling your best. Shop 801, Kornhill Plaza, 1 Kornhill Road, Tai Koo, tel: 2513 1030; ingridmillet.com.hk
Nail Me is a full-service nail salon offering manicures, pedicures and moisterising hand and foot treatments. Drop by during lunchtime for a quick fix-up, or swing by after work for the complete experience with a Signature Gel Nails Treatment, which includes a manicure, massage, gel polish and your choice of nail design art. Share the experience with friends by hosting a SPArty at the sleek, chic space. Your girl and guy friends will appreciate a little maintenance and upkeep. P408, Podium, Yuan Kuan Mansion, 20 Taikoo Shing Road, tel: 2728 2250; nailmehk.com
Your tired ol’ dogs need a good rest after a long day, so head to Pure Massage for relaxing Foot Massage. The treatment begins with a luxurious, rose-scented steam bath for your feet before a skilled masseuse begins to work out all the kinks. If you’re ticklish in the feet, try one of the full body treatments like the Lymphatic Gland Massage (for women only), Thai Massage or Medical Tui-Na (Chinese-style pressure point massage). Shop G11, Kornhill Plaza, 1 Kornhill Road, Tai Koo, tel: 2323 2124; puremassage.com.hk
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