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Treat yourself to a little TLC at the sumptuous Macdonald Manchester Hotel spa

Living in an era where we’re constantly on the go, taking care of yourself can easily fall down your list of priorities.

It’s a crime we’re all guilty of, sacrificing our quite desperately needed ‘me’ time in favour of hastily scribbled to-do lists, overtime at work or a quick run-around with the hoover.

Salt scrubs, massages and foot rubs are strictly reserved for special occasions and only when bought as a gift – very rarely if at all would you present yourself with such a treat.

But whilst this is the norm we’ve allowed ourselves to become accustomed to, I feel a change of season prompts a change of this dull routine, wouldn’t you agree?

Escort yourself, alone, with a friend or with a handful of your best pals to Macdonald Hotel, which you’ll find sat proudly on London Road next to the rear exit of Piccadilly Station. Enter the elegant, softly-lit surroundings and make a beeline for the lift. Press for the mezzanine level and you’ll soon find yourself in a hub of sheer serenity.

Push through the door to find yourself welcomed by a warm embrace of comforting eucalyptus-infused air, soft sounds emanating from all around and soft lighting guiding your way to nirvana.

Take a seat in the plush seating area, the soft glow of the outdoors protruding through the blinds, spotlights debuting shelves stuffed with the latest luxury of Elemis products.

Choose from several new heavenly treatments including the Superfood Radiance Facial, a Tranquility Scalp Massage and an Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub, all of which are delivered by the experts behind Macdonald Manchester Spa using the latest Elemis products and technology including the Elemis Biotec for a reenergised you. The Freestyle Deep Tissue Back Massage is a classic indulgence with a difference.

Make yourself at home in one of many treatment rooms deep in the belly of the spa and let yourself melt into the massage table as you feel your stresses of everyday life peel themselves away from you with every stroke.

Like shrugging off a backpack you’ve carried for far too long, your masseuse will happily talk you through the coordinates of your back, providing an insight to any back issues or concerns you’ve found yourself experiencing. Expect helpful tips and explanations to help you reap the benefits of a good session to keep you going until your next booking.

If you’d rather spend your treatment in sumptuous solitude, simply let your therapist know and then sink into your own personal haven. You’ll be forgiven for falling asleep mid-massage and even encouraged to bask in your new found state of relaxation.

Floating home on a cloud is inevitable. It beats the bus any day. You’ll leave feeling lighter with an enviable bounce in your step ready to make the next date in your diary.

Macdonald Manchester Hotel provides a blissful break from everyday life, allowing you to buff off the rough parts you’ve been clinging on to and polish off your day with some much needed down time.

What better way to treat a friend, your partner or even yourself to a mid-week fancy which will revitalise your senses and straighten out those knots you’ve been meaning to tend to for far too long.

Fancy treating yourself to a little TLC? You can find details of Macdonald Manchester Spa and a full list of treatments available here. You deserve it.

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