The natural beauty movement has been gaining momentum for years. With conscious consumers becoming more mindful of the substances they expose themselves to, many are ditching the ‘quick-fix’ approach and opting for a wholesome, holistic perspective to skincare. Nourishing the body from inside out – through the foods we ingest to vibrational mind-body therapies – there is a growing sub-culture of wellness outlets leading the way in meditation and beauty. From nail treatments free of nasties to crystal-infused massages, here are the newest wellness spots in Hong Kong to pamper the body from skin to soul.
An airy, sun-drenched nail salon and juice bar located in the heart of Central, this upscale slow beauty concept store is one of the chicest spots in the city that offers more than just polish perfection. MOKSA features a calm, lounge-like setup with plush chaise lounge chairs to unwind from the frenetic pace of the city. Relax with an array of healthy slow pressed juices or tea while settling in for an all-organic, vegan manicure or pedicure from Parisian brand, Manucurist. Hand and foot scrubs along with massage treatments are available using homemade aromatherapy blends from natural essential oils imported from France. Their retail section highlights local eco-friendly small business names we know and love like Zero Yet 100, Einooc, Coco Glo, and NO!W No Waste. Eyebrow, eyelashes and wax services are coming soon!
1/F, 30 Hollywood Road, Central, +852 3421 2007; Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00AM to 9:00PM.
Enhale Meditation Studio
Hong Kong’s newest premier mindfulness meditation studio, Enhale offers an array of signature 30 to 90 minute classes to stop and feel the zen. From Balance to Breath Work, Mindful Calligraphy to Sound Bath, meditation classes geared specifically for Executive Minds, and if you’re feeling adventurous, a Peak Hike Sunrise Meditation, there is definitely a class that can suit everyone’s fancy. Beginners can try a free intro class, where following one of their coaches can help you reach a meditative state more easily than if you were to wander the dark corners of the mind on your own. Located smack dab in the middle of Lan Kwai Fong, be sure to book a session to bring peace and clarity before you go out and party.
14/F, 21 D’Aguilar Street, The Plaza, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, +852 9385 8389, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A beauty salon for the modern millennial, Oneness is all about reclaiming your beauty on an emotional as well as physical level. With massages including natural crystals to amplify and balance energy transfer or facials that begin with a round of singing bowl sound healing to relax the muscles and release any stress the body can be harboring, each treatment is designed to aid relaxation and retune the mind and body connection. If the office is leaving you in a frenzy, opt for their 60-minute Lunchtime Retreat with singing bowl therapy and a soul-lifting neck and shoulder massage to boost up your energy to back in the game. A complimentary lunch of your choice is also included in the retreat package!
13/F, 1 On Hing Terrace, On Hing Building, Central, +852 2111 4409, email@example.com; Open Monday – Friday from 11:00AM – 9:00PM, Saturday from 10:00AM – 7:00PM.
For a full day of rest and relaxation, look no further than this gorgeous day spa located in the bustling business district of Central. Levo Spa touts a range of services including facials, massages, body treatments, eyebrow & eyelash care, and manis & pedis. With spacious facilities, cutting edge technology, and premium high-grade organic products, everything in this gorgeous spa is about impressive yet understated beauty. Trained exclusively by an Austrian spa and wellness consultant, we’ve been told their holistic, nature-driven massage treatments are superb.
2/F, Unit A, 50 Wellington Street, Winway Building, Central, +852 9694 4389, firstname.lastname@example.org; Open Monday – Sunday from 10:00AM – 10:00PM.
Images courtesy of MOKSA (including lead), Enhale, Oneness and Levo Spa.