On 19 March 2012, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, brings Bastien Gonzalez’ acclaimed treatments to the city with the launch of its “Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio” at The Oriental Spa.
Available only in select luxury locations around the world, including London, Monaco, Barcelona, New York and Dubai, the new studio will open on the fifth floor of the Spa and offer the foot virtuoso’s award-winning pedicure and manicure treatments exclusively in Hong Kong.
Gonzalez discovered his calling after a serious ski injury left him in physio and podiatry therapy for six months. Fascinated, he immersed himself in podiatry and moved to Paris to study the science behind it. During that time, he also perfected his glamorous and unique approach to pedicures and manicures based on three fundamental pillars which leave hands and feet smooth, baby soft and callus free:
- Skin treatment: the key to Bastien Gonzalez treatments, gently removing corns, calluses and painful thickening of skin without damaging the epidermis.
- Nail beauty: any nail concerns including ingrowns, fungal problems and other issues are treated before they are strengthened, reshaped and buffered using special tools like miniscule drills tipped with diamond dust, and a unique polishing technique inherited from his grandmother with chamois leather and a pearl buffing cream, resulting in greater blood circulation to the nail and a brilliant natural shine.
- Re-foundation: a relaxing massage which is performed from toes up to the knee, and from fingers up to the elbow. As each muscle group is massaged individually, it eliminates tension and improves blood circulation, muscular flexibility, joint mobility and skin elasticity. A special technique re-plumps the fatty cushion on the balls of the feet, helping to absorb the impact of walking.
Bastien Gonzalez, founder of Bastien Gonzalez said, “We are committed to offering only the best in terms of quality, service and product which is why we decided to partner with The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. The Oriental Spa’s chic clientele are extremely cosmopolitan and are satisfied with only the best in luxury and we are sure that our treatments, performed by Albin Brion, one of our master podiatrists from France, will delight all the guests.”
Guests trying the treatments for the first time are recommended to try “Bastien’s Duo Treatment” (HKD 1,500), a 75-minute synchronized hand and foot treatment with two specialist therapists, the ultimate in luxury which will leave guests feeling like they are walking on clouds.
For guests who would like to extend their Bastien experience at home, The Oriental Spa offers the prestigious Révérence de Bastien products, created in conjunction with French cosmetology specialists. The collection of luxurious products is made with natural ingredients and essential oils and form the basis of any beauty ritual at home.
All treatment prices are subject to 10% service charge.