Best Hong Kong Massage……..According to Rosita

If you’ve ever been to Asia, chances are you’ve had a cheap massage.  Massage places are everywhere!  Whether you’re visiting or call Hong Kong home, you need to take time to rest and relax.  I don’t consider getting a massage a luxury in Hong Kong, it’s a necessity.  Your feet and body need it.  I may still have a lot to learn about Hong Kong, but I can certainly tell you where to get a great massage.  I love me a massage!  For those of you that haven’t been to Asia, typically the massage process is a little different than stateside.

Here are a few pointers:

  • No appointment needed.
  • Clothing (of some sort) is normally required.  Most places offer pajama to change into.
  • Your options are simple- Oil Massage or Thai Massage.  Thai massages are usually done by a female, you will be in your PJ’s and covered with bath towels.  (Thai people are very spiritual people, which must be why they feel compelled to TWIST the HELL out of YOU!  I actually prefer Thai over oil, but it takes many sessions to get comfortable with a masseur and to have then realize you need to walk home afterwards!)
  • Pricing vary from HK$250 to HK$500 for 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Tipping is always expected (typically 15-20%)
Foot massages are typically 60-120 minutes and cost a little less than a body massage.  For a foot massage, you get to relax in a Lazy-Boy type reclining chair with a reading lamp and magazines, but most people nap during their foot massage.  Some places even offer private rooms with TV’s.
The options for a good massage in Hong Kong are limitless, but as with anything good, there are just as many bad places.  So, here are my top 5 picks for a great massage.

Iyara Day Spa (total spa)

G/F, 5 Prince’s Terrace
Hong Kong

+852 2530 1666

Happy Foot (foot and body)

Lyndhurst Tower
1 Lyndhurst Terrace
Hong Kong
+852 2521 0066

Gao’s Foot Massage (foot and body)
1-13 D’Aguilar Street
Hong Kong
+852 2810 9219

Bua Hom Thai (body only)
Lan Kwai House
1/F, 5-6 Lan Kwai Fong Road
Lan Kwai Fong
Hong Kong
+852 2234 9322

Private Shower after treatment

Fitness First @ Sheraton Hotel (body only)

20 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong
Therapist: JK Bhardwaj
+852 2732 6801

My Funny Story:
In Bangkok last December, while my massage was coming to an end my masseur had me set up as he positioned himself behind me to stretch my arms and pop my back.  As he was pulling my head and arms, he leaned toward my face and I heard him whisper, “may I kiss you?”  I said, “WHAT??”  Again I heard, “may I kiss you?”  I thought, there is no way this guy is asking me this!    After having him repeat himself three times I finally realized he had been saying “Merry Christmas”.  Pretty funny!

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