Checking out Le SPA’tique at The Parisian Macao
There’s no missing The Parisian Macao: although a relatively new arrival in Macao, the hotel’s half-scale Eiffel Tower has become an iconic structure. It is just one of the hotel’s many tributes to the golden age of La Belle Époque.
Le Spa’tique clearly intends to evoke that era, taking inspiration from the opulent, refined elegance of late 19th century Paris, combining it with more than a hint of old Shanghai. Baroque and Chinese influences can be found throughout, with shades of purple and gold, antique copper and matte gold detailing, and soft, flowing drapery and artwork.
Tracy Lord, director of spa operations at Conrad Macao, Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao,says the body and facial treatments at Le Spa’tique draw on both Asian and European influences. “Our body treatments tend to have a more Asian focus since we have a wonderful combination of therapists from Thailand, the mainland, Bali and the Philippines, so we have developed massage and body rituals combining the best techniques using our therapists’ vast experience and wisdom,” she says. The spa also captures the French element with a selection of body treatments such as Grape & Merlot Sugar Scrub and French Riviera Body Wrap, using quality ingredients from French wine regions.
“We strongly believe in using high quality, ‘pure where possible’ products, and have worked with a local aromatherapy expert to create three signature blends that the guest can choose from, according to their mood, and what they would like to achieve from their treatment,” she says, referring to the Calming, Invigorating and Balancing oils.
The spa has developed its own, mystical-sounding massage treatment: Le Spa’tique Aroma-sence, which combines Chinese and Balinese massages, with Indian head massage, Thai stretching, Swedish techniques, deep tissue massage and reflexology. Signature body treatment Paris of Asia Journey is a three-hour experience, starting with body exfoliation using Organic Forbidden Rice, followed by a healing and nourishing Ginseng Collagen Facial, which gives skin a youthful glow.
Products from LING, the New York skincare brand developed by Hong Kong-born Chinese facialist Ling Chan, are also available at Le Spa’tique. LING’s facial treatments are based on Asian beauty principles but use advanced technology to address a range of skin issues (see Sands Style March 2017 for our interview with LING founder Ling Chan).
The Oxygen Glow Facial is meant to hydrate the skin, which is beneficial for congested and oily to combination complexions. After clearing clogged pores by applying a facial steamer and subsequent extraction, the facialist applies customised peels and an oxygen-rich plasma serum to eliminate bacteria. Two new facial machines, New Oxygen Glow and Ultrasonic, from LING will be introduced this summer to enhance treatments.
To get the full pampering experience, guests are advised to arrive well in advance of their appointment to enjoy Le Spa’tique’s wet facilities: these include a vitality pool, set to a temperature of 39 degrees Celsius, a sauna, steam rooms and experience showers. Guests can then unwind in the resting room with hot tea or fruit water, before their session.
Level 6, The Parisian Macao
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