It’s the busiest time of year, and with all the running around and frantic planning, we know your bodies might be feeling a bit tense right about now. Don’t worry, we’ve found a few of the best muscle miracle workers in Hong Kong that will have you feeling stress-free again in no time! If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, these osteopaths, massage therapists and acupuncturists will help you get back to full health and movement, without all the aches and pains. Try out a traditional Tui Na masseuse, or an osteopath to ease pain in your bones, joints and muscles. Your entire body will benefit and you may even notice improved mobility and balance. Take a look at Sassy Mama’s top picks for where to get those kinks sorted!
This Chinese medicine clinic has over 30 years of experience, and a physical therapist who has been practicing for 20 years. If you want to make a change and become the healthiest version of yourself, Oriental Health provides a holisitic health consultation ($380) with a doctor and nutritionist to understand your body’s constitution and recommend areas for improvement. The doctor may recommend acupuncture ($380 per session or six sessions for $2,000) for lessening aches and pains, which works by inserting thin needles into specific points along the body to release endorphins, correct imbalances and increase the flow of qi.
If needles are a fear of yours, a Tui Na Massage will stimulate your body through the hands of a skilled therapist. A 45-minute massage costs $380, or $500 for a 60-minute session. The experienced therapist, Simon Lee, graduated from the Guangzhou Medical University in China with a Chinese Medicine massage therapy diploma and has several years of experience focusing on muscle relaxation and recovery. Whether it’s with an acupuncture session or massage, you’ll experience immediate chronic and muscular pain relief, leaving you stress-free and ready to conquer the world… or at least keep up with the kids at Christmas!
Oriental Health, 18/Floor, Shum Tower 268 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2516 9866, www.orientalhealth.com.hk
Dr. Lauren Bramley & Partners
If you haven’t tried it before, osteopathy is great for alleviating pain with treatments such as stretching, pressure and mobilisation. Osteopathy also improves functions of your joints, muscles, nerves and circulation. If you’re uncomfortable from a previous injury, be it tendonitis, arthritis or scoliosis, the expert specialists at Dr. Lauren Bramley & Partners will use orthopaedic tests and techniques to restructure your body anatomically.
Acupuncture is also an option here, and can help with more than just pain disorders, lessening fatigue and improving sleeping patterns. Dr. Lauren Bramley & Partners uses the finest quality acupins that are individually wrapped for a single use, so if you’re strict about hygiene, this is the place to go! The institute incorporates sparkling clean facilities and is focused on catering to each individual patient. They also have a family room (pictures above) if you want to bring the littlies in, too. They take factors into account such as age, individual circumstance and stress levels before you undergo any treatment, ensuring you get the most out of each visit.
Dr. Lauren Bramley & Partners, 9th Floor, Pacific House, 20 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2877 6068, www.laurenbramley.com
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