Looking for a little gent(le) relaxation? Self-care and pampering get a girly rep, which isn’t bad but also isn’t true: everyone gets burnt out. To celebrate International Men’s Day, we’ve found the best pampering massages, facial or spa treatments in Hong Kong at the most decadent spas in the city. These are the best men’s spa treatments on offer in Hong Kong…
Landmark Mandarin Oriental Spa
For the ultimate experience in peace and privacy, you’ll be hard-pushed to find a more zen space than the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Spa. This urban retreat offers a gentlemen-only Hammam experience for men to while away their worries and reset mentally and emotionally. The treatment begins with a detoxifying body steam followed by an aroma body soap and scrub, and then the hair washing ritual and scalp massage. Ending with a full-body stretching massage and body lotion, this will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, and your body and mind totally refreshed.
Prices from HK$1,750 | mandarinoriental.com
Sports Massage: Four Seasons Spa
Whether you’re a CrossFit fanatic or feeling the effects of hitting the trails, there’s nothing like a sports massage to soothe tired limbs and aching muscles. The Four Seasons Spa takes this into account, with their trademark air of added luxury: the expansive spa boasts 180-degree views of the Victoria Harbour, leaving you feeling like you’re on top of the world before your treatment has even begun. Targeting your specific ailments, the Four Seasons’ most senior masseuse helps restore flexibility and increase circulation to leave you feeling like your old self in no time at all.
Prices range from HK$2,080 | fourseasons.com
See also: Hong Kong’s Top Men In Wellness
Booster Facial: Gentlemen’s Tonic
The team at Gentlemen’s Tonic know that men’s skin ailments are varied and differ greatly to women’s. That’s why they’ve developed a specialised range of products to target these. Firm believers that everyone deserves a little pampering, they offer a range of treatments, from the classic wet shave to your choice of nine facials. The Booster Facial takes just 30-minutes and is perfect for men on the move. Hydrating and relaxing, this is a great way get cleansing and toning products into your skin before you go about your day.
Priced at $500 for 30 minutes | gentlemenstonic.com
Chinese Foot Reflexology: Mandarin Oriental Barber
The Mandarin Barbers have become near-synonymous with men’s grooming in Hong Kong. The iconic facility offers wet shaves, salon services and more in a luxurious setting. But beyond your regular cut and shave, it also offers specialist relaxing treatments. The Chinese Foot Reflexology is one such treatment. The 60-minute service uses acupressure techniques to stimulate circulation in the body, leaving you re-energised and ready to face the day ahead.
Priced at $910 for 60 minutes | mandarinoriental.com
Clarins Skin Spa
Known for their hydrating serums and cleansing formulas, Clarins’ recent foray into the realm of men’s grooming products has seen them expand to spa treatments, too. Using the brand’s own specially crafted products, treatments are designed to revive tired skin and treat targeted conditions. The 60-minute Skin Booster treatment moisturises skin and aims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as visible signs of fatigue—from under eye circles to dull, tired-looking skin.
Priced at $800 for 60 minutes | clarins.com.hk
Stressbuster: Peninsula Hotel
The timeless elegance of the Peninsula Hotel doesn’t just feature in the rooms and its communal areas—the inner sanctuary of the ESPA spa boasts just as much elegance and luxury. It offers two treatments specially designed for men, but if you’re looking for a truly extravagant experience, there’s nothing better than the Stressbuster. The 90-minute treatment includes a relaxing back massage, head massage, and facial.
Priced at $2,150 for 90 minutes | peninsula.com
Chuan Man Maintenance: Chuan Spa
The Chuan Spa at the Cordis, Langham, provides a TCM-focussed refuge in bustling Mongkok and is a former winner of the AsiaSpa award for best men’s spa. The Chuan Man Maintenance treatment is one of two dedicated to the gents and is designed to relieve skin sensitivities and the irritation caused by razor burn. Using a blue-green algae mask, the treatment will leave you relaxed, and glowing to boot.
Prices from HK$1,250 | chuanspa.com.hk
Skin IQ+ Facial: Bliss Spa
Atop Hong Kong’s tallest building, the W Hotel takes pampering to new heights at The Bliss Spa. Its Skin IQ+ facial has been specifically designed for men with troubled skin, looking to give it a new lease of life. Filled with anti-aging ingredients, this facial provides solutions to the dry skin that comes with daily shaving, pollution and the consequences of city life on tired skin.
Priced at $1,595 for 75 minutes | marriott.com
Express Energising treatment: The Strand
Situated on the Mid-Levels escalators, The Strand takes pride of place in Central and offers luxurious pampering services to both men and women. The boutique salon and spa boasts a separate men’s spa menu, but if it’s a skin saviour you’re after, look no further than the Express Energising treatment. Using the Skeyndor skincare range, the 45-minute facial is designed to awaken tired skin, and bring out that youthful glow by reducing under eye circles and more.
Priced at $1,050 for 45 minutes | thestrandhk.com