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Essential Spa at Inside Sports Direct Fitness Club Manchester
Essential Spa at Inside Sports Direct Fitness Club Manchester
Inside Sports Direct Fitness Club Manchester,
55 King Street ( Off Chapel Walks ), Manchester City Center, Manchester, M2 1HN
United Kingdom

Massage & Therapy Centre

Essential Spa at Inside Sports Direct Fitness Club Manchester
Inside Sports Direct Fitness Club Manchester,
55 King Street ( Off Chapel Walks ), Manchester City Center, Manchester, M2 1HN
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Closed -
Tue 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wed - Thur 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sun - Closed -
  • Accepts online bookings

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  • Accepts eVouchers

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  • Accepts Wahanda gift vouchers

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Essential Spa at Inside Sports Direct Fitness Club Manchester   Last minute & off-peak
This venue offers discounts on off-peak appointments and last minute bookings.

Welcome to Essential Spa, my name is Caroline. You can find us within the Sports Direct Fitness Gym, Manchester.

Essential Spa was created in order to combine holistic well being with clinically developed treatments. Whether you have a few aches and pains or are looking for a lifestyle consultation to help reduce muscular aches and pains we are here to help you.

My background in the spa industry includes almost 15 years in the health, leisure and beauty trade. Now I have begun my own spa I am applying my knowledge to offer the most enjoyable and beneficial experience to my own clients.

Essential Spa has selected Decleor as its main product range, along with Spa Ritual, Shellac and Lash Perfect.

With such a combination of quality and experience Essential Spa is confident you will find the perfect way to relax away the hours.

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4.4

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Based on 85 reviews

5 stars 53
4 stars 18
3 stars 7
2 stars 2
1 star 5
  • Ambience
  • Cleanliness
  • Spa Facilities
  • Staff
  • Value
  • Body
  • Body Treatments (5)
  • Body Wraps (4)
  • Cellulite Treatments (1)
  • Face
  • Beauty Treatments (1)
  • Eyebrow and Eyelash Treatments (4)
  • Eyelash Extensions (5)
  • Facials (15)
  • Hair removal
  • Waxing (13)
  • Massage
  • Stone Massage Therapy (2)
  • Swedish Massage (16)
  • Therapeutic Massage (13)
  • Nails
  • Gel Nails (4)
  • Manicure (1)
  • Pedicure (4)
  • Two Week Manicure (10)
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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 5 hours ago
I had a Aromatherapy Swedish Massage and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 2 days ago
I had a Semi Permanent Eyelash Extensions and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 1 week ago
Really professional and welcoming. Everything was explained to me and I left my treatment with what I desired. Relaxation! I was also advised on next steps to take.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 1 week ago
I sent my daughter for another facial at Essential Spa. As usual her skin felt smooth, clean and refreshed. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and excellent at their profession. My daughter and I recommend Essential Spa, value for money, expert skin treatments.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
I've been to Essential Spa a few times in the past and have always loved my treatment, but was so disappointed with my Swedish Massage. I explained at the start that I sometimes have a bad back and that I'd like a relaxing massage how ever for the majority of the 30mins I felt very uncomfortable and at times it was very painful around my shoulder blades. The masseuse explained that I had a lot of knots in my shoulders and I persevered thinking my back would feel so much better afterwards. The last 5 minutes was much more soothing and relaxing so I left confident that it would have done some good. As I started to walk home my shoulders felt very sore and the few days following I felt very achy and as though my shoulder blades were bruised - the exact opposite of how I normally feel after a massage! I'm hoping this was just a one off - I normally give 5 stars to Essential Spa and look forward to returning but I won't be going back for a massage again. I feel like I've wasted my money and time - I had to leave work early to make the appointment as my original appointment was rescheduled and this was the only time they could fit me in within the next couple of weeks. I also feel like I've done real damage to my back. While I'm sure this is only temporary, it is the opposite of what I was hoping to achieve with this appointment.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
Spa is part of a gym so at midday there is a lot of people walking through past the treatments rooms.
Waxing was not as professional as could have been did run through any issues before hand and was not as thorough as other specialist places in Manchester

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I have been here three times for different treatments and I would recommended it! Staff very nice! overall a pretty good experience!

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 1 month ago
Hiya, I has a Aromatherapy Swedish Massage and it was wonderful. I agree with some previous reviews that you can hear some quiet niose from time to time from outside the treatment room, but its VERY quiet to say its situated in a gym in the centre of Manchester! The therapist I has was brilliant and knew exactly what she was doing, spending more of the time on areas i told her i had issues with (my shoulder). She also advised that Hot stone massage would be better for my particular problem areas should i come back for another treatment. 100% RECOMMEND. i will be returning.

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 2 months ago
Really pleased with my eyelash extensions, my beautician was really attentive and listened to exactly how I wanted them. Will be coming back.

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 2 months ago
I had a facial at Essential Spa and, once again, received a great service. The therapist seemed knowledgable and explained everything. The treatment itself was relaxing and my skin seemed fresh afterwards. Will definately go again.

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 3 months ago
Really lovely facial with Laura, products very nice and she had good knowledge of the facial and changed products to suit my skin type/requirements. I would definitely go back again for another treatment. Only negative was that you could sometimes hear noise from people going to the gym, but it wasn't as loud as I expected it to be (I went at 1pm so the gym was busy) so this wouldn't put me off booking another treatment there. Overall, a great experience!

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 3 months ago
I had a Deep Tissue Massage and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 3 months ago
I had a Men's Express Energy Facial Treatment and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 3 months ago
Fabulous massage. Really enjoyed it. Good firm pressure. Central city centre location. Will most defo be back! Would highly recommend this treatment.

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 3 months ago
I had a Hot Waxing Treatments and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 4 months ago
Staff and place was lovely, however I had the manicure on a Friday and it was already coming off by the Sunday.

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Posted 4 months ago
All I can say is what a shamble! PLEASE DON'T GET A WA HERE! A completely inexperience slip of child was assigned at performing an underarm wax. She did not hold the skin taut, overheated the wax so it only adhered to the skin; when initially placed on my hair it was dragging the hair at the same time. I questioned was it hot enough as it did not glide across the hair it was dragging them out as she completed this. She then repeated (I mean more than 7 times) to remove hair from the same place with a strip. The skin was pulled and barely any hair was removed at all. Instead it was just dragging at my skin and pulling my arm - PAINFUL is an understatement. She didn't even acknowledge my clear pain at this point. When I told her to stop twice. I then had to tell her, in so uncertain terms, to get off me and get some competent. She brought in her manager who saw the wax applied on to of wax on my hair; and she was only able to cut all the wax from my underarm hair, given the sheer amount and send me on my way. Suffice to say I would NEVER EVER go back. Please do not visit this place - by the managers own admission her employee had clearly overheated the wax and applied too much wax under my arm!

This girl is also incompetent and does not understand the basic waxing technique at all!

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 4 months ago
Very young girl was assigned to wax my eyebrows. She cannot be very experienced or possibly even fully trained as she mistook a ''tidy up'' to mean take a chunk the size of my thumb out of my left eyebrow. Now one of my eyebrows is noticeably thinner than the other. I appreciate mistakes can happen but the response to my complaint was less than apologetic. I left very unhappy with my treatment and very upset with my appearance. I was asked to return the following weekend to have my eyebrow tinted as a solution - however there were no hairs for the dye to tint and I did not trust them with my face. I will spend the next 6-8 weeks drawing in my eyebrow.
I do not make the same mistake twice and will not be returning.

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Verified review Visited September 2014
Posted 4 months ago
I do like this salon but I've found them a bit pushy recently and, although they do an excellent job, I really can't afford to go if it's not via a Wahanda offer...

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 4 months ago
I had a CND Shellac Gel Polish and have awarded it 5 stars.

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