Beauty: Sienna Spa at The Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

 

sienna spa
sienna spa manchester
As a beauty writer in Manchester, one of my favourite tasks is exploring different spa venues and treatments around the city, and sharing the ones I love with you all. The most recent one I visited the other week was at the Sienna Spa and Health Club, based at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, on Peter Street. I’m surprised that I have never been to this hotel before, from living in Manchester all my life. It’s such a beautiful hotel with a brilliant reputation all round; hotel rooms, spa facilities, afternoon tea, dining, weddings… all of them rating high amongst visitors and press. So it was time to take my beauty blogger self along to the Sienna Spa, to experience an Espa exfoliating facial and to check out the lovely spa amenities, and to just in general relax and look after myself for the afternoon…

sienna spa
sienna spa
sienna spa
The spa itself is a stunning space, with the most tranquil relaxation room dedicated to lying back and resting in peace, whilst waiting for treatments to begin. I was taken through to the relaxation area minutes before my ESPA facial, where I began my day by having a little read of a magazine and taking advantage of the complimentary herbal teas.

Following this, my therapist took me through to the treatment room, which I have to say was one of the loveliest I have ever seen. I’m quite a regular spa visitor, therefore have experience many different treatment rooms, and although I am rarely disappointed, I’m rarely blown away. A treatment room is just a treatment room- right? Well totally wrong if you take into consideration what the Sienna Spa has to offer. The room was slightly larger than the one in the above photo (it was too dimly lit for me capture a good ‘real’ shot), and it was shaped like a little cave, all lit with scented candles and moody lighting. The room was huge, with a heated bed and comforting music, which I almost fell asleep on when I snuggled down under the towels. The therapist started by giving my skin a deep cleanse, using a range of ESPA products and finishing with a Clarisonic ( I do rate Clarisonic style cleansing – I recently covered this type of facial brushing in a recent skincare post here.)

The facial I experienced was the ESPA Enzyme Facial, which includes 60 minutes of treating the skin to a powerful and highly effective natural facial peel, to dramatically smooth, soften and even out skin tone. The intense Enzyme Peel contains botanical extracts and Pumpkin Enzymes to deeply exfoliate and removes dead skin cells, and I could certainly feel it working as it leaves skin with that tingly, warming feeling. Some people may find this uncomfortable, but the therapist keeps an eye on how your skin reacts, and follows the peel up with an application of soothing Rose Quartz Crystals to help cool and calm. My skin was slightly red after the facial, but after a couple of hours, I revealed ultra smooth, glowing skin, which felt super soft, looked radiant, and a lot clearer in the days following the treatment.

After the facial, I was free to check out the rest of the spa, which meant experiencing the luxury pool, sauna and gym facilities. Although I slightly tell a lie there – I didn’t actually check out the gym. I mean, do you really do that when you are treating yourself to a relaxing day?…

The swimming pool is an impressive 12 metre deck level pool, available to both spa guests and club members. Aside the pool, I enjoyed the Nordic sauna, steam room and whirlpool bath which finished off my relaxing experience at the Sienna Spa.

I noticed on the website that you can also book in for nail treatments too, which is a nice little touch, especially if you are a hotel guest or visiting as part of a birthday or hen party group. Overall, my experience was truly lovely – the staff were friendly and welcoming despite it being very busy and on a Saturday, and my facial was potentially nearing 10/10, which is pretty impressive. This place definitely gets a good recommendation from me…

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1 Comment

  1. February 7, 2016 / 8:30 am

    Wow, this looks amazing! My mum and I were thinking about booking into have treatment at a spa soon. This one looks absolutely amazing!! I love the lighting in the room, it looks so relaxing! Lovely photography and post!

    Chloe x

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