Stuck in Hong Kong during the typhoon season rain? 95% humidity a bit much for you? Or just in need of an hour’s break from shopping and sightseeing? A foot massage is the perfect solution. The city has numerous reflexology shops which are usually hidden away in old Chinese walk-up buildings but can be hunted out by the neon flashing feet signs which often hang above the street-side doorway. After rigorous trials (it’s a tough job but someone had to do it) I can confirm that Gao’s Foot Massage Co. is one of the very best reflexology joints in town. Right in the heart of Central, sitting just below Lang Kwai Fong’s hectic bar scene, Gao’s is a haven of tranquility. Don’t expect a sleek spa interior, Gao's looks a little like your Chinese grandmother's sitting room with a bit of Ikea
thrown in. But the focus isn’t on décor here but on the blissful foot rubs. Choose how long you want your reflexology to last, settle into one of the reclining leather armchairs and let the therapists work their magic. Wrapped in blankets, resting on a warm, cinnamon scented neck pillow and sipping on rose petal tea, it’s the little extras that make Gao’s special. I guarantee that after an hour you’ll emerge back onto the LKF streets feeling like you’re walking on clouds.
15/F, Century Square 1-13 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong Island.
+(852) 2810 9289
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