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Therapists at The Oriental Spa undergo a number of trainings, both in the spa on the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong branded treatments — like the Oriental Essence massage — and outside the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa from the product lines used in treatments. The therapists participate in an extensive training from the two hard-to-find companies whose products are used for facials: Ivo Pitanguy and Somme Institute. These two product lines involve a great deal of testing and research; therapists are trained to know what products are best suited for individual skin sensitivities and needs. We love the Somme product line — our skin felt refreshed after our facial. The brands are sold in the reception area — be sure to stock up.