Oh dear, one too many glasses of fizz over Christmas? If you overindulged during the festive season and feel the need of an overhaul, help is at hand from a slew of Hong Kong experts. From revitalising beauty studios to wellness wonders, here are the top spots to help you spring into shape this New Year.
If Christmas and NYE have wreaked havoc on your complexion, begin with a restorative treatment courtesy of The Skin Gym. These pros offer a menu of rejuvenating treatments such oxygen and superfood-infused facials, illuminating vitamin C infusions and resurfacing peels.Those looking for a little extra help can up the ante with one of the expert non-invasive quick-fixes. Here’s to looking five years younger in 2018.
Bliss out with The Peninsula’s very own Body Contour package at their swoon-worthy Spa. Within a few sessions (ranging from 15-45 mins) this slimming and sculpting treatment claims to obliterate pesky cellulite and destroy fat tissue – promoting lymphatic drainage – faster than you can say mm-goi.
For body and mind renewal, pop along to Flex Studio, which has two sleek n’ chic branches offering Pilates, barre classes, yoga, physio and kids’ classes by some of Hong Kong’s best instructors. If you’re just in town for a few days, fret not – drop-in classes can be booked online.
The world has embraced mindfulness, now you can too with a course at the Hong Kong Center for Mindfulness. Visit their site for details of sessions in English or Chinese; programs include meditation, stretching and yoga, group discussions, tailored instruction, home assignments to help target issues such emotional imbalance and stress. Ohm!
For a slightly more esoteric experience, why not try a gong bath at Southside’s Red Doors Studio? Calling upon the ancient healing powers of sound, gongs are chimed to create an all-encompassing, vibrating sensation that facilitates the movement of chi or prana (positive life force) throughout the entire body. It doesn’t get much more zen that that...
The Skin Gym / Rm 6 / 21/F / The Centrium / 60 Wyndham St / Central / +852 2810 8088 / 9am-8pm Mon-Fri, until 5pm Sat / heskingym.com.hk
The Peninsula Spa / 7/F / The Peninsula Hong Kong / Salisbury Rd / Kowloon / +852 2696 6682 / hongkong.peninsula.com
Flex Studio / 3/F / Man Cheung Bldg / 15-17 Wyndham St / Central / +852 2813 2212 / 7.30am-9pm Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm Sat, until 4pm Sun / + branch in Wong Chuk Hang / flexhk.com
Hong Kong Centre for Mindfulness / Rm 1701 / Far East Consortium Bldg / 121 Des Voeux Rd Central / Central / mindfulness.hk
Red Doors Studio / Flat A / 21/F / Lee Fund Centre / 31 Wong Chuk Hang Rd / Wong Chuk Hang / +852 2110 0152 / red-doors.com