Prepare for total bliss - from foot reflexology parlours to relaxing day spas, here’s where to find the best affordable massages in Hong Kong
City living got you frazzled? We know the feeling. When we’re not blissing out at our fave nail salons or hair salons in Hong Kong, we’re always keen on a well-earned pamper sesh, but before you worry about shelling all your hard-earned cash, believe us when we tell you that there’s no need to splurge when you can get relaxed on the cheap. Blissing out on a budget is more achievable than you think. From reflexology parlours to relaxing day spas, here’s where to find Hong Kong’s best affordable massages.
Bliss out with Hong Kong’s best affordable massages
Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour
We’re obsessed with Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour. From the stunning interior design, to the soundtracks that play in the waiting room (think Crazy Rich Asians), to the massages themselves – a trip here is like a mini vacation. Start with a foot bath before moving on to a shoulder and foot massage, or go all in and have your whole body looked after. We also enjoy the foot steam treatment that incorporates traditional Chinese herbs. Undoubtedly one of the best affordable massages in Hong Kong.
Tai Pan Reflexology Parlour, 83 Nathan Road basement, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2301 1990, 香港尖沙咀彌敦道83號
Looking for a luxury spa that goes above and beyond? Levo Spa is sure to impress when it comes to affordable massages in Hong Kong. Aside from providing world-class spa and beauty services, expect impeccable staff and treatments – even the linens are ultra-fine! Book in for the Stress Relief Treatment, the natural-blending Aromatherapy Massage, or the relieving Energy Hot Stone Massage and you will definitely walk out of this Central spa feeling fine.
Levo Spa, Unit A, 2/F, Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 852 9694 4389, 中環威靈頓街50號華威大廈2樓A
Ha-Lite is one of those no-nonsense massage parlours for those who care more about the treatment than the ambience. Ha-Lite is famous for their signature use of detoxifying Original Himalayan Crystal Salt, which they use as a scrub and in the Crystal Salt lamps that decorate all three of their locations. If you’re in need of a firm kneading, their affordable Chinese Foot Reflexology Massage comes with a crystal salt foot scrub and foot bath at a mere HK$179.
Ha-Lite, 4/F, 18 Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2890 6820, 香港銅鑼灣白沙道18號 4/F
Back giving you a bit of trouble? Make an appointment at Zen Joy, a no-frills massage parlour that offers affordable treatments. You may not find spa-like soothing music or fluffy white robes here, but a traditional Chinese Acupressure massage will successfully tackle every little sore spot in your body. Their professional therapist will get to work banishing those knots you have from hunching over work all day. When you leave feeling loose and relaxed, you’ll know that this was worth every penny.
Zen Joy, 9B Tung Fong Building, 151-155 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, p. 3487 0330, 灣仔莊士頓道151-155號9樓B室
Aching for some TLC without the hefty pricetag? Popular reflexology chain Pure Massage has a massage Happy Hour that runs on weekdays (except public holidays) before 5pm. Affordable treatments include foot massage, shoulder and neck massage, and traditional tui-na. Their attentive therapists are trained to find deep-seated knots from the stresses of city living, and soothe your sore muscles away.
Pure Massage, 1/F, Annex Block, Wharney Guang Dong Hotel, 57-73 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, p. 2520 6668, 灣仔駱克道57-73號華美粵海酒店副翼1樓
Run by two ladies with extensive backgrounds working in five star hotel spas, D’Varee is definitely one of the best massage spots in town! Specialising in Thai and deep-tissue massages, head over to this Sheung Wan spa to bliss out without breaking the bank, and finish off your massage with a revitalising lemongrass tea. Looking to up the pampering even further? This is also a great place to head for facials, manicures and pedicures.
D’Varee, 2/F, 5 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2865 7720, 上環蘇杭街5號2樓
Your achy limbs are in safe hands at Happy Foot, a popular foot massage chain scattered all over the city. Pop in during your lunch hour for an invigorating reflexology treatment, or indulge in a full-body Thai massage or Chinese Lymphatic massage. A firm rubdown by their attentive therapists will rid you of all bodily tightness and tensions. You can even continue the pampering within the privacy of your home as the therapists are also available for an on-call at-home treatment.
Happy Foot has branches in Central and Wan Chai.
Le Spa by Jan
Desperate for some pampering, but don’t have the time for it? Try Le Spa by Jan’s invigorating 30-minute Head and Shoulder Massage. The affordable treatment focuses on the acupressure points of your scalp, neck and shoulders, and includes a relaxing foot ritual that will melt all your city stresses away. Bookings recommended.
Le Spa by Jan, Unit 1502, Siu Ying Commercial Building, 151-155 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p. 2815 3308, 中環皇后大道中151-155號兆英商業大廈1502號室
Ten Feet Tall
Think budget bliss means skimping on ambience? Not at Ten Feet Tall! The massage parlour is a tropical sanctuary in the midst of Central and is surprisingly affordable. Foot reflexology massages start at just HK$ 350. Sip on a coconut while you sink into their plush armchairs and enjoy as the therapists work their magic. Your blissed out bod will thank you for it. It’s one of our fave affordable massages in Hong Kong.
Ten Feet Tall has branches in Central and Happy Valley