4 March, 2013
Deep relaxation
Unwind with Aromatherapy Associates treatments at Hong Kong’s only Design Hotel™

Located in Hong Kong’s Tsimshatsui shopping district, the uber-chic MiraSpa is housed in The Mira Hong Kong - city’s one and only non-smoking hotel that was recently ISO 14001 certified.  The 18,000 sq. ft. urban retreat is beautifully designed with a contemporary wave design theme throughout the space, not to mention a 25-metre aqua-blue infinity edge pool with fibre-optic ceiling lights.  As we’ve been quite sleep deprived, we decided to try the fitting Sleepless in Hong Kong treatment incorporating a head to toe massage for a comforting, peaceful night’s sleep and a bespoke facial to restore the skin, leaving the complexion pure and luminous.
We were warmly greeted by the spa receptionist with a delicious cup of home-made, soothing lemon ginger tea from the spa lounge bar which also serves healthy and delicious juices, smoothies and snacks before we were guided to the spacious and modernly designed changing room.  Guests are welcomed to arrive early to relax and take advantage of the Heat Experience zone which includes whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms and experience showers.  But our favorite by far were the heated water beds and they were so comfy that we dozed off already before our treatment!  Our therapist Ganga gently tapped us and guided us to the “Reflect” massage room, one of seven spa suites with private showers and bathrooms. 
Ganga began the spa ritual with a refreshing foot soak using lavender, peppermint and sea salts.  We then lay down on the slightly heated massage bed and fell into a deeper state of relaxation in the dimly lit room as Ganga began the treatment with soft touches and gradually began massaging our back using Aromatherapy Associates’ rich and earthy scents of soothing oils of tranquility including vetivert, chamomile and sandalwood.   Everything seemed to be happening in slow motion as Ganga worked her way to our legs, soothing out the tension in our muscles.  It wasn’t long until we fell asleep.  We didn’t open our eyes until it was time for the heavenly head massage which was much needed with the headaches we were having. 
The Sleepless in Hong Kong treatment also includes a bespoke facial using Aromatherapy Associates’ face products made of the finest essential oils and plant extracts that are suitable to your own skin type.  After cleansing our skin and patting our face with toner, Ganga did a quick analysis of our skin and recommended that we should use a gentle exfoliant and steam to draw out the impurities in our combination skin followed by removal of blackheads in our t-zone area.  This was followed by a soothing face mask to remove oils in our t-zone while replenishing moisture to the rest of our face.  By the time we left the treatment room to enjoy another cup of lemon and ginger tea on the water bed, we had a glowing face and calmed mind not to mention a restful nap.  We definitely know where we need to go the next time we’re having sleeping troubles!
MiraSpa is located at Level B3, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  Tel: 852-2315-5500/Email: miraspa@themirahotel.com.  For more information about MiraSpa, visit: http://www.themirahotel.com/en/spa.aspx

By: Ecozine Staff


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