I’m of the camp where needles freak me out too much to try acupuncture. No matter how often my parents reassured me that it didn’t hurt, just the idea of sticking pins into my body a la voodoo doll style doesn’t appeal to me. And after grudgingly trying out acupuncture recently, I vowed never to try it again which is why I gave an involuntary shudder when this press release came into my inbox. If needles don’t make you squeamish however, then you should check out the new facial treatment at the Mandarin Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.
Starting August 1, the spa will be offering a 45-minute Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture session. Yes, sticking pins into your face. Apparently this will help target your wrinkles as well as providing numerous other benefits such as improved muscle tone and dermal contraction, tightened pores, brightened eyes and improved hormonal balance to help combat acne and to reduce stress.
For the less adventurous, the Spa has also launched a new hair test that can identify toxic metals and mineral imbalances in the body called the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis. What they do is they take a small sample of hair and send it to a laboratory for examination. Test results can highlight the body’s nutrient levels, as well as identify some toxins that may be present in the body.
Both treatments are, of course, available at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong.