11 relaxing spas and beauty salons in Manchester for your next pamper day

Robert Hundley

Longing for an afternoon of relaxation and pampering? Look no further than these brilliant salons in and around Manchester that offer an escape from the day to day and promise to leave you feeling refreshed.

1. Buddha Beauty & Holistic



Looking for a luxury pamper session in the heart of Chorlton? The two sister companies, Buddha Beauty & Holistic and B Beauty Aesthetics & Skincare, are perfect places to sit back, relax and take some valued ‘me time’.

Offering a natural, vegan and cruelty-free treatment menu, there is truly something for anyone.

Buddha Beauty & Holistic offers a warm holistic approach and an extensive treatment menu to match.

Sister company, B Beauty Aesthetics & Skincare, offers more advanced treatments including micro-channeling, carbon peel facials, tattoo removal and IPL permanent hair removal.

The two salons create their own multi-award winning vegan and cruelty free skincare which uses natural ingredients and essential oils.

Where to go: Beech Road, Chorlton, M21 9EQ

Get in touch: Visit buddha-beauty.co.uk

2. Escape Spa Manchester



Voted the best health, beauty and wellbeing company at The Talk of Manchester Awards 2019, Escape Spa Manchester offers a full range of spa and beauty services including massage, waxing and facials.

With two city centre locations, the spas are conveniently located for before-work massages, lunch-time beauty fixes and late-evening pampering.

Escape Spa Manchester will take you away from it all – without taking too long out of your busy schedule.

The experienced team always uses quality, respected products such as Waxperts Precision Wax, Medik8 Skin Care and Nouveau Lashes.

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, every week in October the spa will be running giveaways on its Instagram page.

Where to go: New Church House, 34 John Dalton Street and INNSIDE Hotel by Melia on First Street.

Get in touch: Follow on instagram, @escapespamcrbylisa or visit escapespamcr.co.uk

3. Evie’s Retreat



Nestled in the heart of West Didsbury, Evie’s Retreat is a safe space salon for all genders and ages.

The salon offers a wide range of treatments using high end professional products and technologies in a warm, friendly and relaxing environment.

The salon is also excited to announce its new medical-grade Fibra DFA laser hair removal and T-Shape (a radio frequency technology for non-surgical face lifting and body contouring) are now available.

Plus, the Aqua-3-in-one facial is coming soon.

All treatments are carried out using a handmade range of products made in Manchester or a pharmaceutical grade range, both vegan and cruelty-free.

Team Evie’s are not just beauticians, but are there to pamper and relax customers while helping them look and feel their best, with customer’s safety, comfort and satisfaction as their main priority.

Where to go: 115 Lapwing Lane, Manchester

Get in touch: Visit eviesretreat.com

4. NiniSpa



Ninispa, the ‘now I need it’ destination spa in Manchester city centre will leave you feeling fit, fresh and fantastic again, giving you that extra zing in your step. So, what makes the spa so special?

  • It’s open seven days a week with long hours to suit around your lifestyle
  • It employs highly-trained, licensed therapists
  • It offers some of the longest treatments in the area, focusing on quality over quantity
  • There’s after-care available in the Tea Room
  • Take advantage of the spa memberships available, with four different options designed to suit everyone’s budgets
  • Each treatment is the spa’s own signature treatment combined, with more than three techniques
  • There’s a PayBox customer loyalty programme on offer and a Gratuu tipping solution
  • The spa offers a wide range of organic and vegan products
  • Plus, there’s electric massage beds to use with heat mattresses

‘Now I Need It”’is what Ninispa stands for, so book an appointment to see for yourself why its customers are giving it five-star ratings. You know you need it!

Where to go: Block 6, Spectrum, Blackfriars Rd, Manchester, M3 7BS

Get in touch: Head to ninispa.co.uk

5. Sarasin Spa



Often described as a ‘hidden oasis’, Sarasin Spa is tucked away in Manchester’s eclectic Northern Quarter and offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Providing a wide array of treatments for both men and women, the spa delivers an authentic approach to the conventional spa experience.

Located in one of Manchester’s few remaining listed Georgian buildings, customers are treated to a world of exotic beauty once inside. The beautifully decorated interior draws inspiration from around the world, with an emphasis on traditional Thai art, creating a colourful but relaxing space.

With a highly-skilled and friendly team of therapists who tailor each treatment to suit the needs of the customer, Sarasin Spa provides the ideal destination to rebalance and recharge your body, mind, and spirit.

Top rated by Treatwell for the last five years, Sarasin Spa has consistently provided customers with excellent and professional services, whether it be facials, body scrubs or massages. Plus, the deep tissue massages are consistently praised for their thoroughness and effectiveness (though not for the faint-hearted).

Where to go: 4 Bradley St, Manchester M1 1EH

Get in touch: Visit sarasinmassagespa.co.uk

6. Hush Healing and Beauty



Hush Healing and Beauty in Prestwich, is well-known for its uniquely holistic demeanour, created by owner Leanne Murray.

Specialising in massaging, she provides both modern and traditional massage treatments such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, hot stone massage bamboo massage, Indian head massage, reiki therapy and reflexology which are all tailored through consultations to get right to the heart of any areas of concern while working with your preferred pressure preference.

The salon also provides a range of other bespoke beauty treatments including waxing, microblading, various nail treatments, a range of facial treatments and the popular Nouveau LVL lash lift.

Leanne is an experienced beautician, currently practicing meditation and soon to complete her course, expect group meditation evenings soon hosted in her sanctuary in the heart of Prestwich.

Where to go: 223a Bury Old Rd, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1JE

Get in touch: Head to hushhealingandbeauty.com for more

7. Nataya Beauty



Nestled in the heart of Manchester City centre, Nataya Beauty looks over The Printworks and Exchange Square.

The team are specialists in enhancing natural beauty, in both men and women, using vegan and cruelty-free treatments.

Nataya Beauty offers simple, luxury and deluxe manicures and pedicures, plus an array of nail art options from simple glitter to intricate, hand-painted nail designs.

Plus, it now offers the new ‘fluffy brow’ treatment, brow lamination which creates a fuller looking brow along with natural, golden spray tans with various percentages to suit cool and warm skin tones. This can be washed off after a few hours and contains a blend of natural oils including rosehip and argan to help nourish your skin.

Where to go: First Floor, Pleer House, 1 Fennel St, Manchester, M4 3DU

Get in touch: Head to natayabeauty.co.uk

8. NU.U Therapy



NU.U therapy is an independent wellness and massage company run by solo therapist Sarah. She began her business in August 2019 and has made incredible growth after the lockdown of 2020.

Holistic massage treatments are one of the most effective ways to deal with physical and mental pain, and Sarah is passionate about her client’s overall health and wellbeing. She creates a very tranquil aura in her salon allowing people to feel total bliss.

Sarah offers a range of nurturing holistic treatments that include deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, aromatherapy, pregnancy, facials, Indian head massage and reflexology.

As a qualified yoga instructor, she knows the particular stretches to help each individual and works and incorporates these restorative stretches into her massage. Sarah also includes a wide range of healing therapies such as sound and colour therapy to create a multi-sensory experience.

Massage bundle, ‘Total Chakra Cleanse’ is very popular with Sarah’s clients as it includes a range of soothing massage treatments as part of one session.

Where to go: 4th floor Royal Exchange Offices, Old Bank Street, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Get in touch: Follow on instagram, @nuutherapy or visit nuutherapy.co.uk

9. Beauty and Bubbles



Beauty and Bubbles has been located in Manchester City Centre’s fabulous Northern Quarter since 2012.

The friendly, welcoming salon specialises in CND Shellac manicures, waxing by Waxperts, HD brows, St. Tropez spray tans, lashes, pedicures, facials and massages.

It’s also an approved stockist of popular skincare brand Elemis!

All nail and pedicure treatments clients are treated to a complimentary glass of prosecco and being a fully-licensed beauty salon, you can also take advantage of something from the bar.

A range of treatments for men are also on the menu including manicures, pedicures, and waxing.

Often described in 5-star reviews as a “hidden-gem”, the salon is located on Dale Street in a Grade II-listed building with original wooden flooring, exposed beams and rustic brickwork.

Where to go: 47 Dale Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 2HF

Get in touch: Visit beautyandbubbles.co.uk

10. The Hair & Beauty Corner



Established in 2009, The Hair & Beauty Corner specialises in Afro Asian and Caucasian hairdressing, with keratin and curly perm specialists in the team available for expert advice.

Treatments such as tanning, waxing, curly perm and balayage, ear piercing, nails, pedicures, lashes and much more are also available at the Withington salon just off the Princess Parkway.

From the most popular latest look to the trends, The Hair & Beauty Corner is committed to being the only place you need to look great and maintain your healthy, beautiful hair.

Looking for a Keratin treatment? Book an appointment at the Hair & Beauty Corner today and you will receive 20% off your first treatment.

Where to go: 248 Mauldeth Road West, Withington, M20 1BE

Get in touch: Visit thehairandbeautycorner.co.uk

11. The Spa at The Lowry Hotel



Discover this hidden gem on the edge of the city situated inside the five-star Lowry Hotel.

Arrive beautiful, leave gorgeous. Find peace and serenity in The Spa at The Lowry Hotel.

Escape the bustle of the busy city life in this serene urban spa with six spacious treatment rooms. Visit the team of highly-skilled beauty experts and indulge in any manner of treatment administered using a range of world-class brands.

Relax and rejuvenate with the range of five-star treatments on offer.

Your trip to The Spa at The Lowry Hotel is a luxurious escape. A visit to this sanctuary of relaxation and luxury will allow you to unwind and let the stresses of life float away.

Where to go: 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Salford, Manchester, M3 5LH

Get in touch: Visit thelowryhotel.com/spa

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