28 November, 2013
Five Senses
Lymphatic massage and compress perfect for winter

Now that temperatures are dropping, we’re beginning to get that sluggish feeling of heaviness and just wanting to sleep in a bit more every day.  Much to our delight, we’ve recently discovered the MiraTOUCH treatment at the Mira Spa to combat this dreaded feeling!  Located in Hong Kong’s Tsimshatsui shopping district, the uber-chic, 18 000 sq. ft. MiraSpa 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.
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!
MiraTOUCH begins with a warming cinnamon foot bath that made us feel festive already even though Christmas is a couple more weeks away!  Our therapist Eric began by helping us relax with frankincense oil before gently stretching our limbs, shoulders and back.  We especially like the Five Senses Detoxifying Body Oil used in the treatment, as it is 100% natural and made with ECOCERT certified organic ingredients.  Organic sweet almond oil is used as the base oil with juniper essential oil, a great diuretic for getting rid of extra fluids and toxins; eucalyptus essential oil which is perfect for soothing muscle pain and poor circulation; as well as grapefruit essential oil which stimulates the lymphatic system to reduce fluid retention and is excellent for detoxifying.
Using gentle and gradually increasing pressure, our therapist focused on our meridian system with a pushing technique that is also great for releasing muscle tension.  This is combined with the lymphatic drainage technique which helps to balance and detoxify the body.  The highlight of the treatment is the signature abdomen massage.  For first-timers, the experience can be a little weird as it feels like your intestines are being massaged and our abdomen muscles were a bit sore for two days, but we’ve learned to appreciate the benefits of the massage, including toxin removal and relieve of anxiety, just to name a few.  Our favorite part of the treatment is definitely the warm compress on our tummy with cinnamon and honey in warm massage oil during which our therapist did an amazing pressure point scalp and shoulder massage.  The 90-minute MiraTOUCH treatment is available until February 28, 2014 (psst-this is perfect for a pampering Christmas gift!).  As this is a new treatment, there is an introductory offer for MiraTOUCH which includes a free day pass to MiraSpa's facilities including the infinity poool, fitness centre, floatation lounge and more at HKD 1,280!
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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