Me Time That Matters…

Rebekah Spratt | 27th August 2015


Dreaming of a special rejuvenation to help with those post-summer blues? We’ve checked out some of the city’s finest Spa escapes, so you can treat yourself to some well-earned relaxation before the party season really kicks in.


For people looking for the perfect escape..

If it’s a little inner city peace you’re searching for this autumn, venture down to the Malmaison Spa on Piccadilly Street. Tucked beyond the reach of the bright lights in the big city, take time to pause in this urban retreat that feels a world away from Piccadilly.

Illuminated with ambient light, the Malmaison Spa is newly refurbished and consists of four treatment rooms; an ethereal zen lounge – complete with relaxation and massage chairs; a sauna and solarium; a nail lounge equipped with luxury brand Jessica Nails and The Lobster Pot, where guests are invited to hold on to that fading summer glow with a little help from the award-winning spray tan by San Tropez.


Your skin can also benefit from being pampered using Malmaison’s Spa favourite, ESPA Optimal Skin Pro defence SPF15, allowing you to maintain your gorgeous summer glow throughout autumn, utilising SPF15’s micro pearl skincare technology to protect and hydrate your skin from the effects of UV rays environmental exposure. For a deeply relaxing and recharging escape, head to Malmaison Spa to catch a quick fix on your lunch break or for a seasonal pamper session to combat those wintry blues.


Malmaison are generously bringing the tranquillity of their treatments to you this autumn, offering any two of the following treatments for just £65: Aromatherapy Back Massage; Express Facial; Firming Eye Treatment; Salt and Oil Scrub; Full Body Exfoliation and St Topaz Tan; Geleration for Hands or Feet and File or Polish for Hands or Feet. If you’re feeling really indulgent, treat yourself to a third treatment for only £25.

Call 0161 2781000 or email to book and let the soothing peacefulness come to you.



For people that work way too much…

Situated on vibrant First Street, INNSIDE Hotel has partnered with City Spa Escapes in order to provide guests with an opulent and rejuvenating lifestyle experience. The perfect preparation for the harsh winter months.

INNSIDE Manchester - Wellness Suite 2

Delivering a bespoke, tailor-made massage balanced with an infusion of therapist technique and detailed client care, City Spa Escapes is a lifestyle investigation that seeks to unlock the tensions of both mind and body.

A speciality of City Spa Escapes, the Mindful Massage combines a range of lovingly-developed skills through the use of intuition and an expert knowledge of ancient Thai and Indonesian methods. With subtle hints to the senses, City Spa Escapes select the perfect aromatic scents for your body and blend with a massage and music mix to trigger your memory and relax the mind.

Claudia Coconut

Fuelled by curiosity and truly unique, this sixty-minute treatment provides relief across the mind, body and soul through a combination of techniques, including; holistic, aromatherapy, deep-tissue, trigger point and even lymphatic drainage elements to echo gently through the complexities of mind and body.

To book call 0161 832 9770,


or book online


For people on the go… 

Urban Massage bring spa-quality treatments direct to your door within one hour.  After huge success in London they have now launched their on-demand service in Manchester which allows you to book online, via their easy-to-use app or by phone.

Booking couldn’t be simpler: select your treatment, date and time and using live availability they will show you which local therapists to choose from and, within one hour of booking, you could be enjoying a top quality treatment.


Each therapist will bring a massage table and natural oils so all you need are towels.  Choose from Swedish, sports, deep tissue, pregnancy, calming, energising and Thai yoga treatments and you can even book two therapists at the same time for couple’s treatments.  Each one starts with a simple consultation to determine what you’d like to get out of the treatment before they tailor their techniques to meet your needs.

Their classic Swedish treatment with an energising twist is perfect for invigorating the senses to refresh your whole body. Ideal for keeping that sluggish autumn feeling at bay.

From Salford to Stockport and beyond, now the spa will come to you! Why brave the cold?  No-one wants to drive home in traffic after a treatment anyway.

To book download the app or go to 

Use code PVIVAMAG for £10 off your first treatment