Melomist is a new spa in Central located on the slopes of Cochrane Street that launched in early September. This quaint venue stays true to their four fundamental elements: Hygiene, Comfort, Safety & Results. It is equipped with three private rooms for treatments and offers a range of beauty services such as waxing, manicures, pedicures, body massages, facials and body treatments. They even offer services for pre and post natal treatments for those mama to bes out there. That’s not all, they also provide men’s treatments and services for teenagers as well! If you’re planning a girls night in or celebrating a birthday you can call and ask about their Spa Party packages too. (Sounds like a great plan to me!) Check out their menu here.
Owner, Jumi Lee, is a certified aromatherapist from the UK who studied beauty science in London College. She opened this spa in hopes to offer an oasis for Hong Kongers to relax and unwind. She trains her therapists to learn all aspects of spa operations to ensure the ultimate customer experience.
I was placed in the first private room closest to the main door. The interior was minimalistic and serene. I opted for the “Melomist Treat” which was a 2 hour long spa treatment that will set you back HK$1,580.
My therapist, Pratika, was professional, knowledgable and possessed a pair of magical hands! She started the treatment off with a hot stone massage and paired it with peppermint, arnica and pine massage oil to help release any tension I had in my muscles.
The next part of the treatment was the facial, before she started she did a skin analysis to see what type of skin I had before concocting the suitable ingredients for my facial. Melomist stocks a local essential oil skincare brand called Native Essential (aka NE) which is also integrated into a few of their spa treatments. After my skin analysis, my therapist applied NE’s Mulberry and Raspberry cleansing oil to clear my skin of impurities. Then she turned on the steamer and lighted used NE’s Almond Ground Facial Exfoliator to get rid of my dead skin. I have thin and highly sensitive skin therefore after a gentle face scrub my face was already showing blotches of redness. This is when my therapist took out the high frequency machine and ran it all over my face to help my acne prone skin eliminate bacteria and help with any signs of anti-inflammatory.
Once my skin calmed, it was time for the anti-aging facial oil massage. This oil blend consisted of Neroli (reduces inflammation, repairs and rejuvenates skin), Frankincense (anti-aging and wrinkle fighter) and Pomegranate (reinvigorates skin and fights against free radicals). I wish there was a device that could record these aromas so that each of you could experience it. But until then, all I can say is that it smells absolutely heavenly!
Next step was to purify and heal the skin with the Ivory Clay mixed with lavender hydrosol (means floral water). While the mask was drying, my therapist went back to the massage part (my favorite!) but this time she used Hot Half Gem Moonstones to get out my shoulder knots. I’m a huge fan of massages and let me tell you not many ‘spa therapists’ have firm hands – at least not the ones I have been to. Pratika has extremely firm hands and hit all the sweet spots to get out my tense knots.
Finally, all good things must come to an end. Pratika finished off my facial by applying a lavender toner and sealed all the essential oil goodness with a delicate moisturizer that consists of Chamomile (antiseptic and antibacterial), Lavender (calming and helps with dermatitis) and Calendula (healing properties and makes the skin glow).
This was THE BEST SPA treatment I had to date. I can’t wait to return and try out all the other treatments and services!
Tip #1: If you want to enjoy your treatment in absolute silence request for the treatment rooms at the back when you’re booking.
Tip #2: If you want a firm massage just speak up and tell the therapist how you like it.
Tip #3: Cancel any meetings, gatherings if you’re booking in a treatment as your hair will get a bit oily from all the facials and massage oils. If you do have an appointment after you can use their shower room or pop on home to rinse off. Make sure you allow enough time in between meet ups.
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Melomist Beauty Expert
3/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building
37-43 Cochrane street, Central, Hong Kong
(852) 2450 2220
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Public holidays 10:00am – 8:00pm