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Luxury Manchester destination spa featuring cryotherapy, meditation pods and sensory deprivation to open this November

New 'Re:Treat' Spa at the five-star Lowry Hotel will revolutionise the wellness spa industry and offer a sprinkling of the extraordinary

As The Lowry Hotel celebrates its 21st anniversary, the final piece of the hotel’s ongoing seven figure refurbishment programme has been revealed as ‘RE:TREAT’ – a luxury spa destination in the heart of the city following £750,000 investment.  

Opening November, The Spa at The Lowry Hotel will relaunch as RE:TREAT, a technologically advanced spa with customer wellbeing at the core.

With cryotherapy chambers, meditation pods and sensory deprivation tanks all under one roof in a UK first, RE:TREAT will also offer a wealth of traditional spa treatments, wellness classes and membership options for locals.  

The new luxury spa will feature four new spacious treatment rooms, a relaxation area – a zen space with loungers to sooth the senses, as well as technology advanced equipment, a multifunctional fitness studio which will be used for a variety of fitness and wellbeing classes, and a brow & lash bar.  

RE:TREAT will offer wellness experiences which go beyond the norm through a combination of group classes, facilities and treatments which invoke a greater sense of wellbeing, ensuring guests feel not only physically refreshed, but mentally rejuvenated.

Working with world-leading partners, Icepod®, Somadome® and I-sopod®, RE:TREAT will offer guests a combination of treatments which cannot be found at any other spa hotel in the UK, with each treatment offering a range of benefits to reduce stress and pain, lower blood pressure and improve stress levels.

Designed to evoke a sense of calm on arrival, the new spa boasts soft pink hues and a neutral colour palette with exposed terracotta walls, light wooden features, warm lighting, and rattan accessories, with nods to natural tropics – alongside a living moss wall which captures the ambience of wellness and peace perfectly.

RE:TREAT will offer traditional spa treatments including massages and facials with ELEMIS, in addition to a new, bespoke, sustainable and organic treatment menu created with spa partner, Grown Alchemist, which will feature alongside local Manchester natural skincare brand GAIA.

RE:TREAT will also be working with a range of in-house experts, including Assure Health, The Complete Health Clinic, Inspirit and Excellence One, to provide guests with a multi-sensory spa experience, ranging from IV drips, to diagnostic health ultrasound scans, to weight loss coaching and more.

Locals will also have the chance to sign up to three exclusive spa memberships, RE:TREAT Wellness, RE:TREAT Spa or RE:TREAT Gym with flexible payment options.

RE:TREAT membership packages range from £460 to £2,400 per year and include a whole host of benefits such as yoga and personal training sessions, 20% off spa treatments, 10% off food & drink at The River Restaurant, health checks, vitamin B12 injections and weekly sensory deprivation tank sessions to name a few.

Kelly Andreasson, Commercial Director at The Lowry Hotel said: “Our current hotel spa boasts the most highly trained therapists in the city.

“The level of care and attention given on any visit to The Spa at The Lowry Hotel is unrivalled.

“Now with the creation of RE:TREAT, the spa is individual in its ability to provide guests with world-renowned technologically advanced treatments all under one roof.

“We are delighted to be the first UK hotel spa to offer such a variety of distinct offerings.

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Icepod®, (cryotherapy chamber) – Popular with celebrities including Will Smith, Daniel Craig & Professor Green

– Full body exposure to freezing temperatures for therapeutic recovery and wellness purposes

– The benefits of cryotherapy cover sports & recuperation – speeding up recovery time, reduced stiffness, and improved tissue healing. Healthcare & pain – providing immediate pain relief, anti-inflammatory action & enhanced blood circulation. Wellbeing – resets the system, promotes relaxation & sleep & lymphatic drainage

– Sessions are approximately 3 minutes long and the recommended session usage/frequency varies subject to the reason for use/desired outcome

Somadome® (meditation pod) – Popular with celebrities including Wayne Rooney and Novak Djokovic

– A personal meditation pod that provides meaningful stress relief in 20-minutes using binaural beat meditation, magnetic therapy plus LED colour and healing light therapy

– The Somadome has an extensive list of benefits including (but not limited to) mindful relaxation, positive effects on mental illness, improved mood, higher attention span, pain reduction, reduced anxiety, lessened stress and skin benefits.

I-sopod® (sensory deprivation tank) – Popular with celebrities including Emma Watson and Elle MacPherson

– A sensory deprivation tank, also called an isolation tank or flotation tank, is used for restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST). It is a dark, soundproof tank that is filled with a foot or less of salt water.

– Benefits of its use include (but not limited to) reduced stress, significantly reduced pain, lower blood pressure, lower stress hormone levels such as cortisol, invokes a greater sense of well-being, increased optimism, and a positive mindset, speeds up recuperation and recovery from both exercise and injuries & enhances creativity.

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