Modern life can be exhausting. There’s the rush to finish work before it’s pitch black. The rush to make the train. The rush to beat the downpour. The rush to beat the rush hour. We’re constantly micromanaging our schedules – even down to ‘comfort breaks’.
This week is National Spa Week – the perfect excuse to explore some of the best spas in the city that can help us find those much needed moments to switch off our iPhones and tune out of our hectic lifestyles.
After hours of painstaking research, including facials, hot oil massages and deep tissue rubs – well somebody’s got to do it – we’ve whittled them down to our top five.
So without further ado, and in no particular order, here’s our top five city centre recommendations for National Spa Week.
The Lowry Hotel
If you were to conjure up an image in your head of the world’s most luxurious spa, chances are it would look something like the QMS Spa at The Lowry Hotel. Think everything from collagen rejuvenation facials to skin cell renewal and deep tissue massages. And the real scoop is that you might well see some of the world’s most famous faces in their bathrobes. Book in and see for yourself. Click here for more.
King Street Townhouse
If anywhere in Manchester screams relaxation it’s King Street Townhouse. Located on the 7th floor, overlooking the clock tower and spires of the Manchester Town Hall the townhouse relaxation area includes an infinity spa pool, a steam room and relaxation room. Dylan and Grace have years of experience and everything covered from HD brows to Expert Purify facials. The deep muscle massage is designed to alleviate stress and ease aching muscles. It’s an hour and 10 minutes of pure joy and you’ll leave feeling like you’re walking on air. Until it starts raining that is. Nothing like rain to bring you back down to earth. Click here or call 07852 417 133.
When the big city gets too big and the bright lights too blinding, we have the perfect solution. Find your sanctuary at Malmaison Manchester Spa. Whether you want to get glammed up and gorgeous for your big night out or melt away that tension after a hard week at work, this place is your perfect spa escape.
For National Spa Week, The Spa At The Midland will be launching its ‘Have you ever…tried?’ campaign, encouraging people to step out of their comfort zones and try a new treatment for the first time. Treatments are available from £40 and if you quote ‘NSW’ you’ll receive complimentary access to the spa’s award-winning facilities. Win win.
Macdonald Manchester Hotel
Floating home on Cloud 9 is always nice. It certainly beats the bus and it’s cheaper too. Macdonald Manchester ensures that you’ll leave feeling lighter with an enviable bounce in your step ready to make the most of whatever the day throws at you, which, given the recent weather, will probably be rain by the bucketful. If you’re heading home by train and fancy a spot of much needed down time, there’s nowhere better. Click here for more.