The Mandarin Spa launches innovative bamboo massage

HONG KONG, 9 June 2010 – On 1 July, The Mandarin Spa launches its innovative bamboo ritual treatment combines bamboo-stick massage with the healing powers of essential oils. The 90-minute treatment is priced at HK$1,450 and uses bamboo rods of various sizes to knead and relax tense muscles. Ideal to counter the effects of stress, tension and lack of rest, the ritual blends bamboo’s beneficial effects with the therapeutic techniques of deep-tissue Swedish massage for lymphatic drainage and a truly holistic approach. The oils used are Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapy oils selected following each guest’s consultation with a therapist prior to treatment.

“The Mandarin Spa will be the first spa in Hong Kong to offer this bamboo ritual,” says Spa Director Lynsey Hughes. “Its use of both essential oils and bamboo sticks makes it a truly innovative massage technique that leaves guests feeling both relaxed and also energised.”

The Spa’s bamboo ritual creates a healing journey of the senses guided by the combination of essential oils, bamboo flute music, bamboo tea and the healing touch of the therapist. The treatment begins with the consultation which includes a questionnaire to determine the most advantageous essential oil, followed by massage wherein the therapist alternates between use of the bamboo sticks and bare hands to ease tensions and relax tight muscles. The treatment ends with a healing cup of bamboo tea taken in The Mandarin Spa’s relaxation room.

About The Mandarin Spa
Honouring the hotel’s Chinese heritage and original design, The Mandarin Spa offers holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a tranquil, meditative setting. The facility was one of only 18 spas in the world to be awarded five-star status by the Forbes Travel Guide in 2009.

Spread over 2,100 square metres, the facility is positioned throughout three floors and is one of the largest and most comprehensive spas in the city, incorporating an indoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness centre, holistic spa, the Mandarin Salon and Mandarin Barber. The Mandarin Spa is noted for its extensive range of treatments that includes Traditional Chinese medicine, an Ayurvedic sanctuary, wide selection of heat and water facilities (steam room, Kneipp pool, experience showers, Vichy shower, baths), not to mention a full range of massages, body treatments and facials. The world-famous Shanghai pedicure can be experienced both in the Mandarin Salon as well as the Mandarin Barber. Products available at the Mandarin Spa include Aromatherapy Associates, Rene Guinot, and Eve Lom. The Mandarin Spa is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations can be made by phoning the spa directly on: 2825 4888 or by e-mailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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