Hong Kongers are always on the hunt for new ways to de-stress from the daily hustle and bustle in one of the world’s most stressful cities. Enter Cannabidiol (CBD) – THC’s cannabis cousin – that is taking the city by storm
The ingredient, Cannabidiol (aka CBD), has become a popular component to treat indigestion, insomnia, anxiety, aches and other ailments. With the burgeoning demand for stress relief, businesses are finding innovative ways to infuse relaxation into everyday life. From spas to smoothies, we’ve compiled a list of the ultimate places to chill out with specialised CBD treatments.
The Oriental Spa
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is the first five-star hotel to offer CBD sleep therapy. The hotel recently launched its new, ultra-soothing massage that incorporates a very special ingredient. Its Oriental Spa pairs signature oils and masterful massage techniques with pure CBD oil from Swiss wellness brand, Kiara.
Kiara sources its CBD from hand-picked buds grown in the Swiss Alps and has been utilising the powers of cannabis and other plants for years to treat a variety of health concerns.
The spa creates the ultimate slumber-stimulator by combining pressure points that promote restfulness with a tincture of Kiara’s CBD oil. For the best results, the pharmaceutical-grade substance is both ingested and applied directly onto the skin during the 90-minute session.
Leading the charge in CBD eats is chef Coalmin Yeung with his cannabidiol-specialised restaurant, Med Chef. Yeung works with American CBD lab and supplier, FireOrganix, in bringing some much-needed relaxation to the city. His CBD-seafood fusion menu incorporates custom nano-cooking oil and water-soluble ingredients for a uniquely – calm – fine-dining experience.
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Med Chef offers a range of appetizers, entrees and drinks with (and without) CBD. From pan-seared Spanish octopus to the USDA prime rib-eye, each plate that arrives at the table promises to be mouth-wateringly delicious. Be sure to try their signature mille-feuille before retreating home for a restful evening.
Med Chef, 1/F, The Lamma Tower, 12-12A Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 9682 4946
Probably the most popular cafe to visit for some anxiety alleviation is Found. Hong Kong’s one-stop-shop for all your cannabidiol-related needs. Hong Kong-based CBD brand, Felix & Co, founded the cafe in 2020 selling a variety of coffees, ales and other CBD essentials.
Each cup of Found’s coffee contains 30mg of Altum’s LIFE CBD, with the option to upgrade to a double. Too busy to travel for your daily break? Beyond cappuccinos and cold brew, they also sell bottles of CBD to add to drinks and meals at home, and oils to relieve your pet’s joint pain.
Found, Unit A, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan, +852 5288 2281
Setting the trend for cannabis-specialised spas, Cannable launched a seasonal selection of hemp and CBD treatments this summer. The spa strives to provide guests with a calming atmosphere to soothe physical and mental stress.
With a focus on aromatherapy, traditional Thai and muscle release hemp massages, Cannable also offers hot-stone and lymph-drainage treatments.
Detoxing is about more than drinking a few juices a day. The focus is to expel anxiety that has built up in your body. Nobody understands that more than Be-Juiced, where the slogan is “Good In, Bad Out.” The juice bar has implemented a CBD option for all their smoothies and acai bowls. Their wide range of cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices, too, can be topped off with 10 to 20mg of CBD.