Travelling to a new city, whether it be for work or leisure purposes can be tiring, right? Whether you are travelling around, exploring the culture, doing lots of activities, shopping til you drop, or attending work related seminars, you could do with some down time.
So what could be better than treating yourself to a serene spa day or a one off relaxing treatment? A tranquil place to go and take your mind off the outside world and a chance to give those busy hands a welcome rest. With plenty of spas in and around Manchester, if you are looking for that well-deserved oasis of calm in between your exploration or working time, then look no further than this handy guide…
Siam Spa Centre
Located close to Salford Rail Station and specialising in Thai massage, this is a haven for all those looking to take some much needed time out.They offer deals through Groupon and Wowcher for facials and massages, making this an affordable treat and one you could look to plan in advance.
For an hour long massage, you can expect to pay £25 and whilst the price may be discounted, the treatment you will receive is definitely not. The masseurs will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and at ease so you can just get on with enjoying what you came there to do!
There are also various package deals available, meaning you can take a friend or make a whole day out of your spa experience. With so many options available, this is the go to place for customising.
For a special treat, give the ‘Swedish Massage’ a try.
Now, if you’re seeking something a little different, look no further than this! Float Level is ‘The North West’s only dedicated float centre with three spacious, state-of-the-art pods.’ Based in the heart of the city centre, this is an outlet for those looking specifically to spend their time in a state of ‘floatation’ and is definitely one for the more adventurous.
For those not versed in the art of floatation, it’s important to note the many benefits that can be achieved from it. It can provide the user with means of achieving deep physical and mental relaxation, as well as helping with chronic pain relief (unfortunately, this will not cure a bad hangover). For more information, on the definition and potential benefits, check out the website:
This treatment doesn’t come too cheap however, as one ‘pod session’ comes in at £35, but it’s important to note that they do have special offers available, such as ‘Float with a Friend’. This comes in at £55 for two. These deals are constantly changing so it’s worth checking the website (as above) to see what might be available nearer the time.
For those seeking out a new experience or are wishing to bring their already knowledgeable ‘floated’ selves into their visit, you most certainly won’t be left disappointed after a little ‘pod time’.
Preened and Polished Ltd
With a focus on beauty and wellness, this is an ‘Aladdins cave of calm in the Northern Quarter’. There are various massages available, with the ‘Indian Head Massage consistently being rated as a firm favourite. This will set you back £25 for 30 minutes. Not too bad a price at all.
As the name would suggest, there are a whole host of beauty related treatments available here, because hey, who doesn’t need to be looking their best when looking to explore a new city, right?
The ever popular gel polish is available at a cost of £23 and they will remove this for £8. If you are having your gels reapplied however, they will scrap this fee and just charge you the standard application price. Eyebrow and eyelash tinting is also on offer for under £10 and both together will set you back a reasonable £12.
They are based a short walk away from the ‘Manchester Arndale’ shopping centre so after you’ve treated yourself, you can head on over to check out some new additions to your wardrobe!
Stepping into Jade Spa is like stepping back to ‘Vintage China’. With its luxurious setting and stunning architecture, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular retreat. Hidden beneath the arches of the railway network and tucked away from the busy streets of the city centre, (though ideally not too far), this is the ultimate place to take some much needed relaxation time, away from the hustle and bustle.
With various treatments on offer, such as the slightly pricier (but totally worth the treat) ‘Caudalie’ facial and the ‘Thermal Spa’, which will set you back £20 for 30 minutes and £30 for 1 hour, there is something for everyone and every need.
There are various special offers available via Groupon, such as full access to the spa along with selected treatments for under £50 but as these are changing with the trends, you would need to see what’s on offer at the time and make sure to book ahead of your visit!
If you are looking for a spa in the classic sense of the word but at the same time, offering treatments with a twist, this is the place to go and set those modern day stresses aside.