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Review: Saltability Treatment at Bodhi Spa

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The Buzz: Love hot stone massage? You’ll die and go to heaven with Bodhi Spa’s new salt stone massage treatment, featuring Saltability, a Himalayan salt brand that provides products and treatments to some of the world’s best wellness centres. It uses smooth, warmed salt stones to enhance the detoxifying, circulation-boosting and deeply relaxing properties of its deep tissue massage.

The Treatment: We lay face-down and the therapist placed the heated salt stones all along our spine. She then got to work on our thighs and calves, lulling us into a deep state of relaxation. She then worked on our back and arms, using the stones to get deeper into those muscles, before flipping us over and placing the stones along the chakra points along our navel for the rest of the treatment. The warm stones helped to relax our muscles and deepen the effects of the massage strokes, and while it was intense at times, it was deeply effective at easing long-held tension spots.

The Verdict: Bodhi is a multi-award-winning spa, and with good reason. The therapists are skilled on a whole new level. Every kink was addressed, every knot ironed out. We left floating on air and ready for a good night’s sleep.
The Cost: The 75-minute treatment is MOP1,350 (Mon-Thu) or MOP 1,450 (weekends and public holidays).
Bodhi Spa, L/3, The Conrad Macau, Estrada do Istmo. s/n Cotai, Macau, (+853) 8113-6188.

 

Tickled Pink

Conrad Macao turns PINK to raise money for breast cancer (1)

More news from The Conrad: the hotel is once again turning pink for the month of October in support of breast cancer awareness. Not only will the lobby and staff be dressed in shades of pink, there will be special themed afternoon teas, spa treatments, cocktails and dining menus, with donations made to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. We particularly love the sound of the pink afternoon tea, which includes rose-hued sweet and savoury bites. Pick the MOP238 set for two, which includes tea or coffee, two mocktails or cocktails, and a MOP25 donation, or the MOP298 set, which includes a pink bear or duck mascot and a MOP50 donation. The tea is available between 3-6pm for the entire month of October.
The Conrad Macau, Estrada do Istmo. s/n Cotai, Macau, (+853) 8113-6188.

Sweep the Street

Studio City's Macau Gourmet Walk copy

Over at Studio City, the Michelin Guide is holding a four-day Street Food Festival from October 5-8. Some of Asia’s top chefs will be creating their interpretations of popular street food dishes. Think Labyrinth, Cadlenut and Song of India from Singapore; takoyaki from Osaka’s Kougaryu Honten; and Macau’s own Bi Ying and Pearl Dragon Chinese restaurants. Entry is free; dish coupons start at HKD40. Go hungry.
Noon-8pm, Studio City, Estrada do Istmo, Macau, guide.michelin.com.hk.

 

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