Be if for Mother’s Day, or for any special women in your life, there is no better time to book one of the city’s finest spas for a luxurious pampering package than now.

The Spa at Encore

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Photo: Courtesy of Wynn Macau/Russell MacMasters

Lined with marble and citrine crystals amidst leather and dark wood furnishings, the 11,500 sqft Spa at Encore is a cocoon of calm in Wynn Macau. Each of the eight private relaxation suites has its own steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy aroma bath and relaxation lounge, where you can unwind before your treatment begins.

 The signature 1-6-8 treatment is a synchronised six-hand massage delivered by three dedicated therapists over 168 auspicious minutes, and also includes a revitalising facial, full-body Himalayan salt scrub and aromatherapy steam experience. The finishing touch is a hydrating paraffin treatment for the hands and a gentle reflexology foot massage, to ensure you feel completely pampered from head to toe.

The Flowing Infinity age-defense facial is also a favourite, using a combination of facial massage techniques, telomere technology and plant stem cells from gardenia, snowdrop and alpine rose to noticeably lift, tone and firm up the skin.
1/F, Encore at Wynn Macau, Rua Cidade de Sintra, Nape
+853 8986 3228, wynnmacau.com

Bodhi Spa

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Photo: Courtesy of Conrad Macao

With a total of ten spa suites, three couples’ rooms and seven singles rooms, with full changing, shower and steam sauna facilities, Bodhi Spa offers a personalised journey to enlightenment. Treatments range from traditional Indian Ayurvedic massages to Aboriginal treatments using indigenous Australian stone therapy.

For an ultimate half-day of pure bliss book the Spa and Tea Pamper Package. The experience begins with a 60-minute massage of choice and a 60-minute Collagen Smoothing Facial that will leave guests feeling totally energised, followed by an afternoon tea experience at The Lounge located on Level 1. Until May 31, the spa will also present a complimentary Aromatherapy Associates product for each guest.
Bodhi Spa, Conrad Macao, Level 3
+853 8113 6188, sandscotaicentral.com

Banyan Tree Spa

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Photo: Courtesy of Banyan Tree Macau

The multi-award-winning Banyan Tree Spa Macau offers a myriad of Asian health and beauty treatments, including the signature Tropical Rainmist, an indulging combination of rain shower and steam bath to prepare the body for the invigorating treatment. The choice of body treatments ranges from Hot Stone and Balinese to Sports and Swedish massages.

To further enhance the experience, guests can create their own natural perfume balm using essential oils, creamy beeswax and organic ingredients at the Perfume Balm Workshop, which runs every Saturday in May from 3.30-5pm. A set price of MOP 480 includes Sunset Hour, with unlimited drinks and great tapas, at Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant Belon located on the 31/F—with spectacular views over Cotai.

Banyan Tree Macau, 31/F
+853 8883 6633, galaxymacau.com

ESPA Macau

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Photo: Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau

Set within The Ritz-Carlton, and infusing design elements rooted in traditional Chinese and Portuguese architecture, the ESPA’s facility’s rooms reflect Macau’s unique character. The interior of the ten treatment rooms and three couples’ suites all feature a balanced use of natural materials such as dark timber, oak, and onyx and use different illumination techniques to ensure a relaxing ambience where guests can restore their inner and outer glow.Mum can get a glow on with the Spa & Tea Indulgence offer, which begins with the sensory test, where guests choose the four teas by Palais des Thés they wish to include in their treatment. Next up: the spa’s signature ESPA Foot Ritual, the Palais Des Thes Tea full body scrub and the warm hot stone aromatherapy massage, designed to re-texturise and moisturise the skin from various stressors. The 90-minute relaxation escape culminates with afternoon tea at either The Ritz-Carlton Café or The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge.

Mum can get a glow on with the Spa & Tea Indulgence offer, which begins with the sensory test, where guests choose the four teas by Palais des Thés they wish to include in their treatment. Next up: the spa’s signature ESPA Foot Ritual, the Palais Des Thes Tea full body scrub and the warm hot stone aromatherapy massage, designed to re-texturise and moisturise the skin from various stressors. The 90-minute relaxation escape culminates with afternoon tea at either The Ritz-Carlton Café or The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge.

ESPA, 3/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau
+853 8886 6608, ritzcarlton.com

Zensa Spa

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Photo: Courtesy of Studio City, Macau

At the luxuriously appointed Zensa Spa, pampering begins even before your treatment of choice, and guests are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early to indulge in hot, cold and wetness extremes courtesy of a state-of-the-art shower area, sauna, steam facilities, tranquillity pool and popular Snow Room, where the temperature is set at about -5C.

Ten minutes in the invigorating Snow Room work wonders after a sauna, and not just to cool the body—it is also believed that alternation of hot and cold can boost circulation, reduce stress and remove toxins. Rubbing soft snow onto skin (and, if you are up for some young-at-heart fun, perhaps even making a cute snowman or a snowball or two) is a relaxing sensation not to be missed.

Body treatments employ products from award-winning Aromatherapy Associates of the United Kingdom, while facial solutions are from American beauty brand Kerstin Florian and Switzerland’s Hormeta.

The spa currently has two promotions on offer, the Forever Youth Mother’s Day treatment, where mum can turn back the hands of time with a 75-minute facial treatment, available until May 31, or Holistic Detoxification, a 90-minute natural spa journey that begins with a body scrub using mineral salt to invigorate the skin, followed by a wellness restoring massage to help detoxify the body and release muscle tension, available until the end of June.
Zensa Spa, Level 3, Star Tower, Studio City
+853 8865 1888, zensaspa@sc-macau.com

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