Fluffy socks, chocolates and calendars might be the easy option when it comes to Christmas gifts, but sometimes it’s worth going the extra mile, and a spa trip is the ultimate luxury present.
There’s nothing better than unwinding with a facial and a massage after the stresses of the festive season.
Booking a spa trip or buying a voucher is the ideal gift for anyone in need of relaxation, or if it’s for a close friend or loved one you can even make a day of it.
These are some of the best spas you can find in Greater Manchester, offering traditional spa treatments as well as holistic options.
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Bali Health Lounge
Located in China Town, this spa is perfect for some quick treatments while you’re out and about in the city, or spend a couple of hours unwinding with a massage.
Inspired by Bali, you’ll feel like you’re a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city as this spa soothes your soul.
It’s even got its on Tea Lounge where you can enjoy floral or herbal infusions following your treatment.
Rena Spa at The Midland
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Possibly one of the most luxurious hotels in Manchester, The Midland doesn’t fall short when it comes to spas either.
Its Rena Spa features a heated relaxation pool, steam room, sauna and a special ‘swan neck’ fountain which massages your neck and shoulders to relieve tension.
There’s a range of treatments available and even relaxation pods you can chill out in in the relaxation area.
The Youth Sanctuary
Just off Oldham Road is The Youth Sanctuary which offers a great selection of treatments at reasonable prices.
Every massage also comes with the option of a 30 minute herbal foot spa with a drink and they also offer reflexology.
As well as offering set massage timings, you can pay extra to have a massage longer than an hour.
The Lowry Hotel
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A peaceful oasis, the spa at The Lowry Hotel is the ideal place for premium relaxation treatments.
There’s six treatment rooms and a relaxation room to enjoy following your session.
You may even spot a celebrity while you’re there as this hotel is a favourite with footballers, pop stars and actors.