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Heart of Hong Kong: Yun Wellness Oasis

Shangri-La Group is delighted to launch Yun Wellness, a luxurious, nature-inspired urban oasis located on L8 of the newly renovated Island ShangriLa, nestled in the heart of Hong Kong.

Island Shangri-La is the first hotel to launch this brand new wellness concept – creating a blueprint for other Shangri-La properties around the globe to follow.

The word “蘊” (Yun) comes from a famous 4th century Chinese poem – “Ascend Lonely Isle on the River’ (登江中孤嶼). In this poem, the narrator is inspired by the beauty of nature and realises that ‘to live well is to live long.’

In the same way, Yun Wellness seeks to revitalise both the body and mind by channelling the soothing power of nature and offering therapies and holistic wellness experiences infused with Shangri-La’s unique Asian hospitality for guests at every stage of their life.

Featuring a carefully curated collection of holistic wellness treatments tailored to individual needs, Yun Wellness seeks to offer an approach that simultaneously addresses the physical, emotional and mental components to health. As such, Yun Wellness offers everything from
body treatments to facials through to pre- and postnatal care; on to physiotherapy, osteopathy, personal training and nutrition advice – all provided by a highly experienced team of wellness practitioners that support guests throughout their wellness journey.

Kong Leong Chan, Regional CEO of Shangri-La Group, says: “Yun Wellness is inspired by Shangri-La Group’s history as a leading Asian heritage brand. Through this new wellness concept, we want to reflect the romance of Chinese poetry as well as the beauty of nature to
create a space that supports guests’ journeys towards better holistic wellness, and helps them discover their own personal Shangri-La.”
Designed by acclaimed Spanish interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, this urban oasis recreates the lush greenery surrounding the hotel, bringing nature indoors. Bathed in natural light, the space features a community area, spa, 28.5m outdoor swimming pool, innovative
gym kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment, and an elegant hair salon. The spa offers ten luxurious treatment rooms, including two that have been specifically designed for couples and two dedicated to health consultations and physiotherapy.

Wellness Director Dr. Tal Friedman ND reveals what sets Yun Wellness apart: “Our new oasis in the heart of Hong Kong offers all-round well-being at every stage of life. From busy residents looking for movement classes to postpartum mothers seeking a supportive
community, our wellness practitioners and welcoming space will guide you on the path to becoming a healthier and more vibrant you.”
Holistic Wellness Yun Wellness’ central feature is their comprehensive selection of holistic wellness programmes, ranging from one-on-one training activities, bespoke spa therapies to pre- and post-natal-focused treatments.

Wellness Practitioners
Yun Wellness’ extensive range of wellness practitioners are leaders in their fields. Using their considerable experience and knowledge, they can develop personalised treatment plans from goal settings through to continual assessments and support. Whatever is needed, whether
physiotherapy, nutrition or osteopathy, Yun Wellness promises best-in-class treatment.

Movement and Mindfulness – Daily Classes
This new wellness space has everything that guests need to maintain their fitness level, reboot their exercise regime, or push their physical limits. Yun Wellness’ daily class schedule encompasses movement and mindful practices alike, from high-energy HIIT to Resistance
Training, Pilates Reformer classes, Aerial Yoga, Singing Bowls and Meditation.

Spa Therapies
Providing carefully curated experiences developed for every guest, Yun Wellness offers a variety of massages, body treatments, and facials, as well as programmes, specifically tailored to the needs of both men and women, that deliver a therapeutic benefit.

Available for the first time in Asia, Switzerland’s acclaimed Dr. Burgener medi-spa line is partnering with Yun Wellness to offer a range of facials for both men and women. Using highperformance active ingredients such as peptides, amino acids and hyaluronic acid, as well as
the best of Switzerland’s natural resources, Dr. Burgener’s products encourage cell regeneration, collagen production and the reduction of wrinkles, spots and pigmentation.

Signature facial treatments include Dr. Burgener’s Lifting and Firming Collagen Facial and Dr. Burgener’s Million Dollar Men’s Facial.

Massage and Body Treatments
A keystone of any wellness regime includes massage and body treatments. Our signature Chakra Balancing Massage uses seven unique oil blends to target the seven Chakras, energy centres, of the body ensuring that energy flows smoothly through each of them, helping to
restore balance to body and mind. Our signature Regenerating Body Treatment takes an innovative approach towards total body regeneration, using state-of-the-art technology, dry brushing, body masks, radio frequency (RF) and ultrasonic vibration to deliver “a facial for your body.”

Mother and Family
A particular focus at Yun Wellness is mothers-to-be and postpartum mothers, creating a space that brings them together in a supportive community during this very important time in their lives. One of the signature treatments includes the Postpartum Belly Binding Package – a
patented treatment designed in collaboration with Restoring Mums, this treatment uses traditional Asian techniques and herbs to facilitate body rehabilitation, recovery of bodily functions and alleviate post-partum stress and hasten the recovery process for new mums,
while adding in the bonus of figure restoration too.

Another highlight is our Osteopathic Treatments for Pregnancy, Infants and Children – a comprehensive manual therapy that is particularly effective in treating musculoskeletal issues for newborns through toddlers.

Wellness Community
The Yun Wellness membership programme is designed to provide the tools and guidance to achieve long-lasting, personal wellbeing goals.
The membership entitles the member to personalised assessments with Yun Wellness’ team of expert wellness practitioners, including an initial physio assessment, a hair and scalp analysis, nutritional advice, quarterly body composition assessments, a twice yearly in-depth
wellness consultation, and a skin analysis session every four months.

Members also enjoy full access to all of Yun Wellness’ facilities including the gym, pool, lounge, changing rooms, thermal facilities and kids’ waterplay area, in addition to a host of other complimentary benefits and privileges.

State-of the-art Equipment
Island Shangri-La is the only hotel in Hong Kong to offer a far-infrared sauna, which is highly effective at removing toxins, improving circulation and relaxing the muscles. A number of our anti-aging treatments also include the use of the FDA-approved EXILIS ULTRA 360 machine (the only hotel in Hong Kong with this machine) that combines radiofrequency heating and ultrasound to stimulate collagen formation, resulting in better and higher efficacy rejuvenating and tightening results for both the face and body.

For more information, please contact our Wellness Concierge via e-mail at wellness.isl@shangri-la.com or call (852) 2820 8583.

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