5 Tatler-Approved Foot Massages In Hong Kong
1/5 Refoundation Foot Massage at The Oriental Spa
Give your feet the A-list treatment with The Oriental Spa’s uber-relaxing Refoundation Foot Massage, developed by podiatrist to the stars, Bastien Gonzalez. This wonderfully restorative treatment—which also includes an exfoliation using a luxurious Black Diamond Scrub—is performed by therapists trained under Gonzalez’s expert guidance, and helps to reduce muscle tension, relieve swollen soles, and improve joint mobility, blood circulation and skin elasticity.
Price: HK$760 for 45 minutes
The Oriental Spa, Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong; +852 2132 0011, mandarinoriental.com
2/5 Jing Luo Treatment at Chuan Spa, Cordis Hong Kong
Foot massages don’t get much more indulgent than Chuan Spa’s revitalising Jing Luo Treatment, which uses acupressure techniques, reflex points, a traditional Chinese medicine herbal foot mask and warm healing stones to detox and nourish your skin.
This massage is designed to stimulate your flow of qi—strengthening your immune system, alleviating stiff muscles, balancing mind and body, and helping you feel radically re-energised.
Price: HK$880 for 90 minutes
Chuan Spa, Cordis Hong Kong, Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong; +852 3552 3510, chuanspa.com.hk
3/5 Reflexology Treatment at The Peninsula Hong Kong
For a truly five-star experience, head to The Peninsula Hong Kong—the legendary Grande Dame of the Far East. The luxurious hotel’s Reflexology Treatment is designed to help guests unwind from daily stresses of life, which focuses on reducing tension, improving circulation and overall sense of well-being. Pressure is applied to specific reflex points on the feet, followed by a relaxing massage for lower legs.
Price: HK$1,350 (Monday to Thursday) and HK$1,450 (Friday to Sunday and public holidays) for 60 minutes
The Peninsula Spa, 7/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, +852 2696 6682, peninsula.com/spa
4/5 Signature Foot Massage at Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour
Escape from hectic Kowloon at reflexology experts Tai Pan, whose tranquil basement space evokes the glamour of 1940s Shanghai.
Their signature Foot Massage begins with a "disco" foot bath enjoyed in one of their old-school barber chairs, whilst the treatment (taking place in a plush, custom-designed bed) works on your reflexology points to release tension and energy flow—promoting natural healing from within. Put off your return to the real world with a leisurely cup of speciality Chinese brew in their gorgeous tea room.
Price: HK$268 for 50 minutes or HK$516 for 100 minutes
Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour, Basement, 83 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 2301 1990, taipanreflexologyparlour.com
See also: 7 Luxury Wellness Retreats In Hong Kong
5/5 Reflexology Treatment at The Right Spot
Sleek urban spa The Right Spot’s Reflexology Treatment is all about elevating your foot massage experience—including using handmade organic bath bombs for your foot bath, hydrating Vitamin E oil for your massage and warming eye masks to get some shut-eye during the treatment itself.
Guests can ask their therapist to focus on releasing tension in certain areas, like sore knees or swollen soles, with divider curtains between each seat meaning you can enjoy some privacy during your massage too.
Price: HK$340 for 50 minutes, HK$510 for 75 minutes or HK$680 for 100 minutes
The Right Spot, 5/F, 20 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 6998 7768, therightspot-wellness.com
This article was originally published on 15 May, 2019 and was updated on 13 July, 2020.