Life in Hong Kong can wreak havoc on your body from the continuous pavement pounding to the long hours at of typing with hunched shoulders, or to the many extreme gym session we endure. What better way to work out those nasty knots and free your mind with a relaxing rubdown? While there are an abundance of massage parlors on almost every corner, it bears repeating that much of what we put onto our bodies get absorbed into the bloodstream. Knowledge is power and it is important to know what products are being kneaded into your skin. As our fair city continues to make great strides in the wellness world, our choices are expanding. Green Queen has compiled a list of Hong Kong’s top organic massages to rest, relax, and rejuvenate your muscles.
SOVOS Aromatherapy Swedish Effleurage Massage
A hidden botanical sanctuary in the heart of Central, SOVOS is keeping the bespoke apothecary tradition alive. Backed by a team of international therapists and botanical innovators, each organic massage treatment is serviced by UK-qualified aromatherapists with the technical and practical knowledge to provide you with a holistic therapy tailored to your health and skin needs. With the option to choose a Swedish Effleurage Massage or Deep Tissue Acupressure, SOVOS integrates certified organic, therapeutic-grade essential oils into your massage treatment to rebalance the body, mind, and soul.
3/F, Yip Fund Building, 2-18 D’Aguilar Street, Central, +852 5970 0218. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. Open daily by appointment. Massages start at HKD 780 for 60 minutes.
Iyara Natural & Organic Spa Essence Of Iyara
We’ve already given you seven reasons to pamper yourself at this Hollywood Road haven, but this full service eco-friendly spa deserves a repeat mention. Iyara Natural & Organic Spa’s signature treatment, Essence of Iyara, is a luxurious two-hour body massage and facial featuring Sundãri skincare, a range of organic Ayurvedic products made using therapeutic-grade essential oils without synthetic fragrances or dyes. Their Abhayanga (Sanskrit for “warm oil massage”) massage uses Sundãri oil to deeply rejuvenate and recharge the mind and body, followed by a specialized Sundãri facial. Blending organic active ingredients, therapists will customize your facial based off your personal biological energy type (known in Ayurveda as your dosha) prior to your treatment. Only available at their Wan Chai and Mid-Levels locations, this two-hour long treatment is offered at HKD 1,650. If time and location does not suit your fancy, Iyara also offers hour-long massages at all four locations using organic extra virgin coconut oil and pure essential oils, free of solvents and other harsh chemicals.
Multiple locations throughout Hong Kong Island. Please click here for more information. For appointments, email email@example.com. Massages start at HKD 580 for 60 minutes.
Sparadise Urban Retreat & Gallery Deep Tissue Massage
“The less chemicals, the better” is Sparadise‘s motto and this organic oasis offers an array of reviving body massages to suit your needs. Try their Deep Tissue Massage, which involves the therapist applying a heat pad compress to your back, shoulder and neck areas to relieve tension before 100% organic birch and juniper essential oils are used to soothe achy joints. Carefully sourcing organic skin care products locally and overseas from Australia, New Zealand, the US, the UK, Poland and the Himalayas, Sparadise also has their own organic personal care line, and they work closely with global suppliers to ensure products are both ethical and effective.
3 & 4/F, 50 Wellington Street, Central, +852 2997 2208. Open Monday – Saturday 10AM – 9PM (8PM on Sundays). For appointments, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Massages start at HKD 700 for 60 minutes.
Jurlique Wellness Sanctuary Day Spa Anti-Stress Purifying Herbal Ball Massage
A global leader in natural skin care, Julique is all about seed to skin, and the company applies advanced technologies to organic and biodynamic ingredients that they grow on their farm in South Australia. Jurlique’s licensed estheticians can customize any of their deluxe aromatherapy full body massages or special body massages to target skin concerns or simply for an overall pampering of the senses. Try their Anti-Stress Purifying Herbal Ball Massage, a 105 minute anti-stress body treatment that fuses an acupuncture points massage with Jurlique’s signature essential oils and purifying herbal balls to relax the mind and body (HKD 1,490).
24/F, Room 2401, World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay. For appointments, please call +852 2576 2011. Open Daily Monday – Saturday 10AM – 10PM; Sunday & Public Holidays 10AM – 8PM. Massages start at HKD 950 for 60 minutes.
Melomist Beauty Expert Deep Calming De-Stress Massage
Located on the slopes of Cochrane Street in Central just up by the Mid-Levels Escalator, the charming, airy space at Melomist is the ultimate retreat to escape the chaos of the city, right in the middle of the urban chaos. Melomist has five foundational pillars: hygiene, comfort, safety, and results and they offer treatments for everyone from expecting moms to men and teenagers. Go for their hourlong Deep Calming De-Stress Massage to unwind after a long day. Using natural and organic products like local cult favorite Native Essentials and Séla, a French natural minerals brand extracted from the Dead Sea, the massages are grounded in essential oils like vetiver, bergamot and chamomile that are blended together to ease tension and relax the body.
3/F, 37 – 43 Cochrane Street, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, Central, +852 2450 2220, email@example.com. For appointments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Daily Monday – Friday 10AM – 8:30PM; Sunday & Public Holidays 10AM – 8PM. Massages start at HKD 780 for 60 minutes.
Massada Spa Aromatherapy Massage
With beautiful, sprawling views of Hong Kong’s bustling city center, Massada sits comfortably in the middle of Causeway Bay. Hailing from Spain, all of Massada’s own range of biocellular products are pure and natural, not to mention Ecocert-certified. Clients who are short on time are able to schedule in a 45-minute massage and can choose from any of their aroma body treatments for a quick escape. You can also opt for an Aromatherapy Massage using the Pattrena Collection, ingredients made from purified food and botanical extracts used to relax, rejuvenate and nurture the mind and body from Thailand.
25/F, 18 Pennington Street, Guangdong Tour Centre, Causeway Bay, +852 2506 9005. For appointments, please call or WhatsApp at +852 6067 9862. Open Daily Monday – Saturday 10AM – 9PM; Sunday & Public Holidays 11AM – 8PM. Massages start at HKD 500 for 45 minutes.
Caudalíe Gough Street Spa Divine Body Treatment
The world’s first luxury vinotherapy skin care regime, French beauty brand Caudalíe‘s natural anti-aging product line has amassed a global following. At their Hong Kong home base on Gough Street, the flagship boutique spa (set to reopen post renovations on March 23), you only need one treatment: their Divine Body Treatment, which features their award-winning multi-purpose Divine Oil that moisturizes, nourishes and enhances the skin from a remarkable blend of grape, hibiscus, sesame and organ oils, in combination with their patented anti-oxidant polyphenols made from grape-seed extracts, the ingredients envelop your skin in a soft, delicate fragrance for the most luxurious and relaxing body massage.
3 Gough Street, Central, +852 2319 1006. Gough Street Spa is getting a facelift and will reopen on March 23. For appointments, email email@example.com. Massage starts at HKD 800 for 50 minutes and are only available for women.
Emmanuel F Sensorial Full Body Getaway
Our list would not be complete without including the city’s leading eco-conscious spa salon, Emmanuel F. With furnishings featuring earthy tones of warm woods, stone and plant features, this Sheung Wan sanctum offers body massage treatments with the elegance and know-how the French are famous for. Their most popular massage is the 60-minute Sensorial Full Body Getaway. Designed to relax you from this concrete jungle with west coast Californian massage techniques, organic essential oils like pine and lavender are incorporated for a true Zen experience (HKD 750). They also carry organic massage oils for home use if you are looking to stock up.
UG/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan. For appointments, call +852 2167 8280 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Monday – Friday 9AM – 9PM; Saturday 9AM – 7PM. Massages start at 680 for 60 minutes.
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