Fam­ily Friendly

Offering a range of lux­u­ri­ous mas­sage ser­vices for par­ents and their lit­tle ones, Lev­i­tate takes the spa ex­pe­ri­ence to the next level

Hong Kong Tatler - - Tater Focus -

Anew spa con­cept that opened in Aberdeen last month, Lev­i­tate prom­ises to spoil par­ents and chil­dren alike with its fam­ily-fo­cused menu of lux­u­ri­ous spa ser­vices. The unique con­cept of­fers a safe and tran­quil sanc­tu­ary where the whole fam­ily can re­lax and un­wind.

Started by Joey Lau and her hus­band, Gor­don Hui, the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Sun­seeker Asia, the name Lev­i­tate refers to that feel­ing of weight­less­ness that can come af­ter an es­pe­cially ethereal foot mas­sage. How­ever, it’s not just about pam­per­ing mum and dad. This new spa con­cept also spe­cialises in in­fant mas­sages, which are in­tended to im­prove many as­pects of a child’s well-be­ing, from di­ges­tive health to brain de­vel­op­ment and sleep sched­ules.

Hong Kong model and mother-of-two Cara G Mcil­roy is al­ready on board with the con­cept. “As a mum, some­times if you take time to do some­thing for your­self, you feel so guilty and end up spend­ing the whole time think­ing about how you should be with your kids,” says Cara. “But this takes away that mummy guilt be­cause they can share the ex­pe­ri­ence with you, and have a nice time too.”

In ad­di­tion to the so­phis­ti­cated spa ser­vices, par­ents can also en­rol in in­fant mas­sage classes so that they can learn to pam­per their lit­tle ones us­ing proper tech­niques at home. “I think that mas­sage can be ther­a­peu­tic for any per­son— be­ing touched in gen­eral is so re­lax­ing,” says Cara. “Any time I feel stressed or sick, or just want some me-time, a mas­sage is the per­fect thing. As a mother, I’d love to learn how to mas­sage my kids to help them sleep bet­ter and re­lax.”

For those older tykes who can’t sit still long enough for a mas­sage? Lev­i­tate of­fers a su­per­vised play area, as well as arts and crafts classes in the af­ter­noons. “This is great for tod­dlers who are around our daugh­ter In­dia’s age,” says Cara’s hus­band, pho­tog­ra­pher Jes­per Mcil­roy. “She would love this kind of thing.”

In chaotic Hong Kong, where you’re con­stantly bom­barded with sounds, sights and smells, some­times all you need is an ur­ban re­treat where you and your fam­ily can be pam­pered, re­lax and walk away feel­ing a lit­tle bit lighter.

“When you come to Lev­i­tate, you’re go­ing to have a lux­u­ri­ous ex­pe­ri­ence in a safe and clean en­vi­ron­ment,” says Cara. “While you’re re­lax­ing, your child is too, which will help you enjoy your spa time so much more.”

Lev­i­tate is lo­cated in Shop B, Level 2, No. 11 Sham Wan Road, Aberdeen and book­ings can be made by phone at +852 2997 2787

Rest and Re­lax­ation From left: The tran­quil wait­ing area at Lev­i­tate; Cara G Mcil­roy and her hus­band, Jes­per, learn the art of in­fant mas­sage with their two chil­dren

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