To celebrate Chinese new year, which begins on February 16th, Mandarin Oriental has launched the Year of the Earth Dog Spa Experience to ground and relax guests while rebalancing energy for both body and mind.
This year is the year of the dog, according to Chinese tradition, and is said to be one of action, requiring planning and energy in order to succeed.
Available all year, the treatment has been designed to reduce stress, promote relaxation, and ease pain and muscle tension.
The Year of the Earth Dog Spa Experience incorporates several traditional elements to stimulate the senses, relax the mind and rejuvenate the body.
To start; guests are welcomed with hot or cold towels infused with mandarin orange or tangerine oil, both of which symbolise good tidings.
Guests are then invited to enjoy a welcome drink of Chinese red dates, honey and goji berries, which help to destress and encourage sleep.
The one hour 20-minute Year of the Earth Dog Experience was inspired by the elongating, grounding yoga pose of the downward facing dog, and is designed to induce a feeling of contentment, restoration and happiness.
The treatment utilises the powerful effects of the group’s bespoke Flourish Oil, which contains a blend of lemongrass, cardamom and coriander combined with hot, healing stones, and a soothing abdominal massage.
Finally, guests are offered a sweet plum tea, and on leaving the spa will receive a traditional Chinese lai see lucky red packet.