On 8 February, it's goodbye Year of the Sheep and hello Year of the Monkey, as we welcome in the Chinese New Year. To mark the occasion, The Spas at Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world are offering the Year of the Fire Monkey Spa Experience throughout 2016 to banish negative energy, ignite your natural defences and bring a feeling of renewal. The one-hour 50-minute treatment starts with a relaxing honey, date and goji berry drink and a hot or cold towel infused with mandarin orange or tangerine oil. The experience continues with a rose-oil foot treatment, followed by a full body exfoliation featuring stress-relieving chrysanthemum flowers, and a shower with pomelo water to wash away negativity. As you enter deep relaxation, a traditional ‘singing bowl' is placed on the abdomen to stimulate your energy channels, with any pent-up emotion released with a meridian massage using ylang ylang, rose and chamomile oils. To finish, a sweet plum tea is served and you'll receive a lucky Chinese red envelope (lai see), offering another spa treat in this Monkey Year.