We've found the best place to de-stress (and it's not a bar)
IT'S not hard to find a place to unwind in the Northern Quarter, as long as your preferred method of relaxation involves eating and drinking. If you're looking for a healthier (but equally enjoyable) way to let go of your worries and boost your mood, take a tip from those who live in the area and visit the Northern Quarter's only spa: Spa Satori.
This wellbeing retreat opened at the top of High Street in 2002, filling a gap in the market for an upmarket beauty and therapy centre in the city's most cosmopolitan neighbourhood. Now 15 years in, it's built up a solid fanbase of local residents and workers who swear by its holistic massages and beauty treatments.
The services range from pampering essentials such waxing, nails and brows, to therapeutic treatments such as Swedish massage and sports physiotherapy. Spa Satori also employs experts in non-surgical aesthetics treatments, and it offers a range of unusual therapies such as the hot lava shell massage and the 'detox box' (a one-person, more comfortable version of a sauna which Confidential).
Best-sellers include their Ultimate Stress Release Massage which is designed for people who have migraines or back and shoulder tension.
Holistic therapies that offer a chance to rebalance and unwind are what Spa Satori is best known for. Best-sellers include their Ultimate Stress Release Massage (90 minutes, £75) which is designed for people who have migraines or back and shoulder tension, and their Relaxation Package which includes a Swedish or Aromatherapy Massage, and an Eminence Prescriptive Organic Facial (90 minutes total, £75). Their Indian Head Massage (30 minutes, £30) is another popular option.
If you're not sure which one is for you, book a free consultation with one of their therapists. Many of their treatments can be adapted to suit different needs and life-style goals – whether it's a course of detox therapies or a regular acupuncture treatment.
While some of us see spa visits as a 'treat' we only indulge in once or twice a year, Spa Satori looks after clients who know that regular time-out is essential for staying in good health. A monthly massage costs about the same as a night of cocktails and chasers, but the sense of wellbeing it brings lasts a lot longer.
Learn more about Spa Satori and book a free consultation or treatment.