Sensory Heaven In The Heart Of Central

8th Oct 2003

Sensuality, simplicity and vibrancy combine beautifully at Hong Kongå‘s first true day spa experience.  On the 9th floor of Century Square, 1 Då‘Aguilar Street, the Elemis Day Spa (EDS) is neatly tucked between the business and fun ends of Central.
Operated by the Beautiful Skin Centre, the leading beauty and skincare specialist in Hong Kong, the spa is geared to both business executives and homemakers in search of wellness or seeking some peace and relaxation from the stresses of Hong Kong living.
“Spas have finally moved from the health farm days of old to a more holistic level - feeding the mind and emotions as well as the body.  That’s what EDS Central is all about,” says Lucy Whittaker, Director of the BSC and responsible for spa concept and design.
With over 4,000 square feet of real space clients are brought on the ultimate journey from the moment they arrive. Wrapped in a beautifully soft Elemis gown, fluffy towel and fresh cotton slippers, therapy begins with a chilled glass of wine or signature herbal drink and some fine food and reading in the sumptuously decorated Zen room.
Everyone is catered for.  From the oversized therapy rooms with double rooms for partners and friends to enjoy therapy together, to the solid grounding colours of the men’s wing and the specially designed pregnancy room where women can relax and nurture in space and comfort.
The lavish use of space, lighting and texture is punctuated with quirky splashes of colour throughout.  The services of a lighting specialist were employed to blend natural light which floods the spa with chi (positive energy) with the subtle lighting in the chill-out room, the darkened candle-lit corridors and the tranquility of the therapy rooms where light washes down the walls and the client is carried to a state of deep relaxation through sound, touch, aroma and the magic that is Elemis.
The Elemis Boutique makes shopping a special treat.  Elemis Experience drawers open to display an array of products and gifts waiting to be felt and held to experience their magic. Gift wrapping and gift delivery service in Hong Kong means that special present for that chosen someone is just a phone call away.
The finest Italian velvets, pure cotton blinds and iridescent sheers marry beautifully with the natural wooden and stone elements of the spa giving a feel of integrity, permanence and life.
Complete with changing rooms (with essentials and some extras), roomy mosaic-tiled showers and a funky nail bar, this is a purely sensual experience.
The BSC has continually extolled the benefits of hands-on therapy so it comes as no surprise that the spa has selected some of the most highly experienced therapists. 
“Touch and aroma are the therapists language, speaking volumes,” says Michelle Kelthy, manager of EDS Central and responsible for a team of 10 expertly trained people who work with their client and therapy with complete care and reverence. “It’s not just about touch but an awareness, a sixth sense or vibration which we’re bringing to therapy,” she adds.
The hugely popular BSC signature face and body treatments are available at EDS Central but therapy takes on a new dimension with treatments like Elemis AromaStone and Dry Floatation treatments - the ultimate in relaxation - which are new to Hong Kong and possibly Asia.
Carrying through existing Beautiful Skin Centres to Central, the quality philosophy continues. “Elemis Day Spa is quality people, quality therapy and a quality product with the finest attention to detail,” says Whittaker.
Indulge the senses, feed the body and revel in the indulgence that is Elemis Day Spa.
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