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4.4

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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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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 89 reviews

5 stars 56
4 stars 19
3 stars 7
2 stars 2
1 star 5
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  • Body
  • Body Treatments (5)
  • Body Wraps (4)
  • Cellulite Treatments (1)
  • Face
  • Beauty Treatments (1)
  • Eyebrow and Eyelash Treatments (4)
  • Eyelash Extensions (5)
  • Facials (16)
  • Hair removal
  • Waxing (14)
  • Massage
  • Stone Massage Therapy (2)
  • Swedish Massage (16)
  • Therapeutic Massage (14)
  • Nails
  • Gel Nails (4)
  • Manicure (1)
  • Pedicure (4)
  • Two Week Manicure (11)
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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 1 day ago
Great facial, loved getting to experience the Clarisonic.
The staff and facilities are both tip top. I would recommend this facial to anyone.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 4 days ago
It's a nice mini spa inside sport dircert fitness club.The receptionist and nail therapist were very friendly and helpful.Overall the treatment was good.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 1 week ago
I had a Waxing Treatments and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
Bit hard to find as it's off the main streets in Manchester (and I'm not from this area), but a great location centrally once you can find it. There is quite a bit of noise that goes on outside, as it's in a gym and near the comings and goings of the changing room, but the actual treatment room is very relaxing and therapist was fantastic, really working into my tension and knots.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 4 weeks ago
I had a Aromatherapy Swedish Massage and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago
I had a Deep Tissue Massage and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
I had a Hot Waxing Treatments and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 5 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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