The constant grind of city life can wear you down. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle and pamper yourself with a little “me” time! Here’s our top five foot treatment picks for every budget.
Ten Feet Tall
Located at the L. Place in Central, Ten Feet Tall is a great value option. Expect traditional Chinese foot reflexology techniques in a clean, peaceful environment as you recline in plush sofa chairs. A 50-minute session is just HK$340. For a more immersive experience, try the foot + neck and shoulder massage for 50 minutes (HK$690).
20-21/F, L Place, 139 Queen’s Road, Central. 2971 1010. http://tenfeettall.com.hk/home
The Spa L’Occitane is a slightly pricier but still affordable alternative that incorporates the French brand’s natural and environmentally friendly creams into its treatments. Try the Leg Refresher with Essential Oils (45 minutes, HK$680), which stimulates circulation and revitalises your skin.
Shop 3, Star Crest, 9 Star Street, Wan Chai. 2143 6288. http://hk.loccitane.com
Cordis Hotel’s Chuan Spa boasts holistic traditional Chinese treatments. Their Chuan Heavenly Jing Luo treatment (90 minutes, HK$880) gets you not one, not two but three different treatments rolled into one relaxation experience!
The combination of Jing Luo acupressure techniques, Chinese herbs and hot stones aims to optimise blood and qi flow and strengthen the immune system.
41/F, Cordis, 555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok. 3552 3510. http://www.chuanspa.com.hk
The Oriental Spa
The ultra-luxe Oriental spa at Landmark Mandarin Oriental serves up a 45-minute Refoundation Feet treatment (HK$760) that guarantees knee-to-toe relaxation. A Black Diamond Scrub exfoliation precedes a deep-tissue massage targeting muscle tension, joint mobility, blood circulation and more. Afterwards, hit the vitality pools, ice fountains and amethyst crystal steam baths to round off your stay.
15 Queen’s Road Central, Central. 2132 0188. http://www.mandarinoriental.com/
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Saving the best for last, we finally come to the Ritz-Carlton Spa. Perched atop the ICC building, the steep prices here are only surpassed by the soaring panoramic views.
A 50-minute Foot Reflexology massage will set you back HK$1,150. But who’s counting when you’re 116 floors up looking down at the rest of Hong Kong while masseuses skilfully work out the kinks in your soles.
ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Yau Ma Tei. 2263 2263. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/hong-kong/spa
Text: Tenzing Thondup
Photos: Ritz-Carlton, Cordis Hotel, Ten Feet Tall