Best organic and natural health treatments in Hong Kong
This tucked away location makes for the best venue to unwind and unplug at the weekend. Iyara is one of the first in Hong Kong to offer Voya treatments. Voya is an Irish organic seaweed brand, which is natural and organic certified, and is especially good for treating skin conditions such as eczema. Add $400 to any body treatments taken here for a 25 minute organic peppermint and seaweed sugar glow add-on for detoxifying and nourishing the skin. 53 Ship St, Wan Chai, 2545 8637; www.iyarabeauty.com.
This spa uses only certified organic products and we highly recommend treatments using Primavera products, which is Na True certified (the highest standard organic certificate in Europe) and follows the most stringent manufacture protocol whereby ingredients are grown pesticide-free and the bottled products contain no chemical additives. New mums and newborns can steal some relaxing time together here as Beyond Organic provides massages for babies from as little as three months old. The 30 minute “For Your Babies” massage ($380) aims to encourage your toddler’s circulation so that they sleep better at night. While your little treasure snoozes, try their 50 minutes Aromatherapy ($780). 16/F, 11 Stanley St, Central, 2866 8238; www.beyondorganicgroup.com.
Jurlique grows their own ingredients from their farms in Adelaide using a biodynamic farming method that aims to be as organic as possible. Most of their products are exclusive to the spa and are not sold in the boutique, and the therapists will also custom blend oils to suit your needs. Their spa menu has an extensive list of treatments, from facials to waxing. Their purifying herbal ball facial treatment ($1,390) is two hours of bliss. For the first half hour, the therapist will press the lymph nodes on the face to drain fluids, and assist circulation. A flaxseed oil facial gymnastic assisted by a herbal ball can help to combat allergies as the oil is packed full of omega 3 fatty acids which has anti-inflammatory properties. The massage ends with a neck, shoulders and decollete massage. Room 2401, 24/F, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay, 2576 2011.
This spa uses Ecocert certified Bioscreen products from France, and offers up a range of facials and body treatments using Korean ginseng, green tea, rosemary, ginger, herbal ball and ginger massages. 21/F, Phase I, Arland Centre, Mong Kok, 2878 1232;www.organicbeauty.com.hk.
Upon arrival, Bodywisz’s therapists will do a thorough consultation, so if you have any allergies or are undergoing medical treatment such as chemotherapy, the therapists are happy to adapt the products and techniques to suit individual needs. For example, any lymph nodes rubbing will be skipped for people undergoing cancer therapy and natural skincare products might be the preferred choice (Bodywisz uses Pevonia Botanica products). Their signature holistic treatment, Footsteps of the Buddha ($1,780), is a fusion massage combining European and Asian techniques. Starting with a foot buff, your tired skin will then be treated to a salt and body scrub before essential oils and hot volcanic stones are used for the massage; this two-hour endeavour is to end with a soothing facial and a head massage. The spa’s Happy Valley location also offers outdoor manicure and pedicure plus yoga training. Shop C, 16 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley, 2838 5885; www.bodywisz.com.hk.