If you suffer from poor sleeping habits, the Tranquility Pro Sleep Massage is designed to help you reduce stress and catch some zzzz's.
It’s incredibly fun to live that hectic city life when there is a fascinating array of local nightclubs, local bars and new brunches in Hong Kong for us to check out every weekend. Yet, do we really get to experience true relaxation, given that at least thirty per cent of us suffer from insomnia? Luckily, The Strand in Central offers the Tranquility Pro Sleep Massage to help its customers form better sleep patterns, as well as to unwind and unload the stress.
Tranquility Pro Sleep Massage at The Strand
To be honest, I rarely have trouble sleeping, as Honeycombers Hong Kong always has me on the go, but I was still excited to try the Tranquility Pro Sleep Massage at The Strand, as I am a big fan of sensory exploration and light-touch massage. The treatment is not just for those with sleep or jet lag issues, rather anyone with anxiety, stress, depression or just Hong Kong malaise will benefit.
If you haven’t visited the spa, it’s a beautiful little getaway in the middle of Central that has you tuning out life in no time thanks to its relaxed vibe. The staff are amazing and more than happy to educate you on any parts of your treatment that you have questions on – my therapist Tamara shared loads of information with me pre-treatment so I knew the theory behind the concept.
A sensory journey to sleep
The treatment itself harnesses the different senses to make you drift off, not just on the table, but also further into your day, so I’d recommend booking in on a day when you don’t have too much on afterwards.
Immediately, the music that has been especially composed for the treatment lulls you into a place of relaxation, with the slow, hypnotic rhythm helping to quiet your brain. Then, a range of essential oils – selected for their anti-stress properties – waft through the air to create an amazing aroma in the room.
Tamara then started the massage component, which was sublime. Rather than getting in hard with the deep tissue massage, she used extremely soft brushes that stimulate special nerve fibres that have recently been identified as having relaxing effects on the brain – go science. The Tranquility products that are used also have a high butter and oil content, making the whole treatment feel nice and silky (I’m feeling tired just writing this.)
On top of that, the Tranquility Pro Sleep Massage uses products that are produced using energy from renewable sources and with 100% recyclable materials, which basically means that if you don’t try it out, you are harming the environment; plus snoring is guaranteed.
Tranquility Pro Sleep Massage, The Strand, 18 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2850 7686, 中環閣麟街18號地舖