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Float Co
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Hong Kong’s best alternative health and beauty treatments

Try out some of the city’s less conventional wellness experiences

By Fontaine Cheng
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Health and beauty are back! And by that, we mean spas have reopened, and we can once again enjoy relaxing massages and skin-saving facials. There are, however, some other treatments that might spark interest – a little fat-freezing, sensory deprivation, or vitamin IV drip perhaps? But before you go ahead and book one for yourself, check out our picks of the best alternative health and beauty treatments that are available in Hong Kong right now.

RECOMMENDED: Hong Kong gyms have also reopened, so you have every excuse to shop for some new activewear before you head to the city's best fitness studios for a workout.

Hong Kong’s best alternative health and beauty treatments

EstheClinic fat freezing
EstheClinic fat freezing
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Cryolipolysis fat freezing at EstheClinic

Health and beauty Central

Promising dramatic results, EstheClinic's EstheCryo fat freezing treatment is a non-surgical procedure that aims to freeze away stubborn fat deposits in a matter of 60 minutes. Using cryolipolysis technology's unique suction method, which gradually draws up fatty tissues instead of doing it in one forceful go, results in a more comfortable experience and means multiple areas can be treated simultaneously. Don't forget, you'll need to fast at least two hours before and after the procedure. The clinic also has a 'buy one get one free' offer running right now.

Price: $5,800 for a 60-minute session; Packages are also available

LifeHub ultimate skin detox
LifeHub ultimate skin detox
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Ultimate skin detox at LifeHub

Health and beauty Complementary medicine Central

Founded by healthcare professionals, LifeHub practices functional medicine to address the underlying causes of disease and offers treatments to alleviate modern ailments. For those that need to detox, and after CNY – don't we all?, LifeHub's newest three-step ultimate skin detox is just the ticket. The experience starts off with a cleanse and detox IV drip, which helps to reverse skin damage, supports the liver, reduces inflammation, and more in 45 minutes. This is followed by an infrared sauna experience that detoxes and aids collagen production, and a detox facial made to cleanse, moisturise, and brighten the skin from the inside out.

Price: $2,980 (with an additional 25 percent off) for all three treatments 

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The Mandarin Salon Christian Louboutin
The Mandarin Salon Christian Louboutin
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Christian Louboutin nail and fragrance experience at The Mandarin Salon

Health and beauty Beauty salons Central

Luxury treatments are expected at The Mandarin Salon, but with a recent pop-up featuring Christian Louboutin Beauty at the Mandarin Oriental just got even more glamourous. The pop-up offers a series of experiences from March 1 to April 30 that combine hand and nail treatments, along with a Christian Louboutin Beauty fragrance consultation and spray before you leave. Choose from the Louboutin Classic, Loubi-Matte, or Le Rouge experience, sit back and enjoy. Guests who book the experience will receive a complimentary gift to redeem at the Christian Louboutin Beauty counters at Lane Crawford’s IFC Mall, Times Square, or Canton Road locations too.

Price: Louboutin Classic ($390 for 45 mins); Loubi-Matte ($600 for 90 mins); Le Rouge ($720 for 90 mins)

Fivelements chocolate love treatment
Fivelements chocolate love treatment
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Chocolate Love at Fivelements Habitat

Health and beauty Complementary medicine Causeway Bay

This wellness sanctuary offers various personalised programmes for detoxification, rejuvenation, and balance. One of which speaks to the sweet tooths is the Chocolate Love treatment. This delicious and mood-lifting experience includes an invigorating almond scrub, followed by a warm melted chocolate body mask and a cacao butter body massage. The treatment will leave your skin feeling velvety smooth and deeply nourished by the cacao.

Price: $1,880 for 120 mins

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Float Co SpaceVR experience
Float Co SpaceVR experience
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Float therapy at Float Co Hong Kong

Health and beauty Mid-Levels

Have you ever heard of float therapy? The practice involves sensory deprivation and floating in ten inches of water with 500kg of Epsom salts. Founded by Ciaran Hussey, Float Co aims to provide city dwellers relief from stress and physical discomfort, allowing the body to heal, reset, and rejuvenate. If you're worried you might go underwater, don't fret because the 500kg of Epsom salt in the water will ensure you stay afloat. You can even experience zero gravity via the SpaceVR experience which uses a virtual reality headset made specifically for floating.

Price: $800 per float; $1,500 for three floats in one month

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