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5 Luxury Spa Treatments You Need to Try

By Sophie Pettit 2 August 2018
In a city that's overflowing with spas – some more legit than others – finding a treatment that stands out from the crowd can be a challenge. While hot stone massages and essential oil facials are a lovely way to treat ourselves and rejuvenate our bodies, sometimes a girl has the urge to splurge and go for something really special. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up five super indulgent treatments available at spas around Hong Kong that take pamper time to a whole new level.

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1. Boozy Bubble Baths at Sense of Touch

What's your favourite tipple? Beer, wine, sake? Well now imagine bathing in it! Multi-award-winning spa Sense of Touch knows exactly how to tickle our taste buds with four amazing alcohol-themed treatments to indulge in. Take a relaxing dip in a bubble bath full of Chardonnay, dark ale beer, or sake before enjoying a delicious body scrub using ingredients from each drink, followed by a heavenly 60-minute massage. Whether you're looking to iron out those aches and pains with a deep tissue massage, boost your energy levels with a lymphatic drainage massage, or simple unwind with an aromatherapy massage, we can guarantee you'll walk out feeling like royalty. We tried out the Vine Romance (pictured) which makes for a deliciously cheeky treat for wine lovers - not to mention some envy inducing Instagram pics! The Couple's Double Martini Ritual is a fantastic option for lovebirds, inviting the two of you to indulge in a 60-minute massage of your choice, plus a facial and a relaxing soak in a tub for two. And with all the gorgeous candles, pebbles, and blissful spa music playing in the background at this classy spa, you can be sure the mood is set to 'romance'. Cheers to Beers / For Heaven's Sake / A Vine Romance – all $1,780 each (2 hours) Couple's Double Martini Ritual – $3,480 for two (2.5 hours) Sense of Touch, (locations in Central, Repulse Bay, Discovery Bay, Sai Kung, Tsueng Kwan O, and Cyberport)

2. Golden Goddess at Angsana Spa

Some people like to wear gold - others prefer to smother it all over their bodies. Book yourself into Hotel Icon's exquisite Angsana Spa (sister to the widely-acclaimed Banyan Tree Spa) and let the magical therapists transform you into a sparkling goddess with the Glitter Golden Bliss treatment. After gently washing your feet with hot scented towels, it's on to the massage table for a luxurious body scrub made from almond, fresh milk, honey, and pure gold foil. After a quick rinse in your own private ensuite shower to wash away the particles, you will then enjoy a 60-minute body conditioning massage using a mixture of heated body lotion, massage cream, olive oil and gold powder that will work wonders on those knots - and quite likely send you to sleep. To finish, you can select a facial from the spa's signature selection, which lasts for 60 blissful minutes, before rounding of your pamper session with some herbal tea and fresh fruit.

This treatment is brilliant for two reasons: firstly, all the therapists at Angsana are highly skilled and trained in Thailand, meaning they have incredibly healing hands when it comes to soothing out those aches and pains. Secondly, aside from making you feel like a magical fairy goddess covered in glistening gold sparkles, these particles are said to contain anti-aging properties and provide a luminosity to your skin. I can definitely vouch for that, having left the spa with a silky, soft glow that lasted for days.

Glitter Golden Bliss Treatment – $2,000 (2.5 hours) Angsana Spa, 9/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, (+852) 3400 1052

3. Double Chocolate Pedicure at Bliss Spa

Calling all chocoholics! We think we've stumbled into our own little paradise with this one. If you think there's nothing more enjoyable than pampering your toes with a lovely, relaxing pedicure, just imagine soaking your feet in a double hot chocolate milk bath! No we're not dreaming, this is totally doable - just head to W Hong Kong's bliss spa and ask for their deliciously luxurious Double Chocolate Pedicure. This heavenly treatment allows you to indulge your fantasy of dipping your toes in gooey chocolate as you tuck into a tasty choccie treat and let the Bliss angels polish them to perfection. Perched on the 72nd floor of the W Hong Kong, the spa also offers sensational views of the Kowloon skyline, so you get to enjoy sixty minutes of “toe”-tal indulgence with something pretty to look at too - as if melted chocolate wasn't enough! This cheeky treatment is an absolute must for anyone with a sweet tooth and a love of funky nails. And while you're there, make sure to check out the spa's brownie buffet - paradise! Double Chocolate Pedicure – $650 (60 minutes) bliss spa, 72/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, (+852) 3717 2797

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4. Chocolate Heaven at Sparadise

If dipping your toes in hot chocolate isn't enough to satisfy your sweet cravings, then you can always cover your entire body in it. The aptly named Chocolate Heaven treatment at Sparadise is exactly that - a choccie lover's paradise. This 75-minute pamper session includes a full body organic chocolate honey scrub followed by a chocolate body wrap that will leave your skin smelling sweet and feeling smooth as silk. Scientists are always telling us that chocolate contains many health benefits (such as the powerful anti-oxidant properties of its main ingredient, cocoa butter), so you won't need to think twice before smothering the gorgeous stuff all over your body. The only problem you might have is resisting the urge to lick it all off in the process - just imagine the sugar high you'd get from that! Chocolate Heaven – $800 (75 minutes) Sparadise Hong Kong, 3 & 4/F, 60 Wellington Street, Central, (+852) 2997 2208

5. The Mindful Touch VR Experience at bliss spa

Calling all techy geeks! For a totally out-of-this-world treatment, head to bliss spa at the W Hong Kong and try out the The Mindful Touch VR Experience which combines virtual reality with a rejuvenating diamond facial. The treatments begins with an immersive virtual reality video and audio track that invites you to focus on your individual breathing and body sensations, luring you into a state of mindfulness that allows you to fully enjoy the physical nuances of the treatment through the senses – we told you it was far out! Once the short film is finished, the session continues with a delicate voice-over that helps you anchor yourself in the present moment and experience the beauty ritual with full intensity. Whatever next? The Mindful Touch VR Experience – $2,950 (90 minutes) bliss spa, 72/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, (+852) 3717 2797

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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.