Disconnect to reconnect at #legend’s picks of the best wellness breaks in the city
Yun Wellness, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
Slow down and take a beat at Yun Wellness, the nature-inspired wellness club and spa in Island Shangri-La. Covering a vast 7,000 square feet, the spa offers state-of-the-art facilities, a relaxation space – designed by Spanish architect Lázaro Rosa-Violán – worthy of whiling away the hours in, and a menu of holistic wellness treatments, all rooted in ancient therapies, that can be tailored to the individual. If tight knots and sore muscles are your bugbear, book in for the Luminous Pearl Essence Massage, launched just for Chinese New Year. A bespoke body mask formulated with pearls – which have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate healthy skin and promote healing – will nourish and hydrate your skin, unveiling a radiant and supple complexion, while a hands-on massage brings relief to achy limbs. A warming hand mask infused with pearl essence makes for a luxurious finish.
The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
As you leave the bright lights and bustle of Central behind you, entering The Mandarin Spa at Mandarin Oriental feels like stepping into another world. This soothing oasis is home to impressive fitness and wellness facilities, a barber, salon and treatment rooms where therapists marry Western techniques with ancient Eastern traditions. Oskia, the multi award-winning skincare brand from the United Kingdom, has now also come to The Mandarin Spa, bringing three highly effective, results-driven facial treatments – and a body treatment to be launched next month. Combining essential skin nutrients, bioactives, and modern and traditional glow-inducing techniques, Oskia’S all- encompassing Signature Nutri-Glow Facial will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and radiant. The 75-minute treatment begins with fragrant steam and aromatic compresses to gently unblock pores. Next, a passion fruit enzyme, Swiss cress liposomes and AHA mask accelerate cellular renewal, while a warm rose oil mask hydrates and smooths. Massages – from the face to head, hand and back – are worked into the facial to soothe residual tension. Then, there’s the Revitalising Super-C Facial for reducing fine lines and lifting the contours of the face. And last but not least, the Purify and Revive Facial, which pairs natural, scientifically advanced products and cool eye stones to soothe and revive both your mind and body.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong
The high life doesn’t get more literal than The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong. This rarefied relaxation perch sits on the 116th floor, complete with a state-of-the-art fitness centre, indoor pool and panoramic harbour views. Book in for an entire day, or treat yourself to one of the spa’s many remedies, ranging from invigorating facials to rejuvenating massages and detoxifying body wraps, to help balance and renew the mind, body and soul. Furthering its mission to create a holistic wellness experience, the spa has partnered with Shroommate, a lifestyle brand centred around functional mushroom supplements to enhance overall well-being and support a balanced lifestyle. These scientifically formulated mushroom-infused products are integrated into the spa’s treatment offerings for an extraordinary sensory journey that will leave you feeling revitalised and balanced.
The Oriental Spa, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
With its prime position in the heart of Central, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental has much to offer its visitors both inside and out. But a visit to The Oriental Spa is a must, with two floors complete with a fitness centre, swimming pool, the Bastien Gonzalez Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio, and an extensive menu of facials, massages, body treatments and more. The latest addition is the “Fit and Detox” experience, made up of a 60-minute personal training session in the gym for strength building and The Body – Slim-Firm-Shape treatment, an efficient solution combining radio frequency and ultrasound waves for skin tightening.
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