It’s a well-known fact we Loiners are the most gorgeous, happiest and radiant people in the land. However, even we lush northerners need the occasional pampering, preening and TLC.
So, here's a list of some wonderful wellbeing and beauty treatments, from going under the ice at -160 degrees (yes really) to early morning raves, to make you feel fabulous – inside and out:
Nuad Thai Boran Spa
If you're looking for a seriously good massage that actually works, then Nuad Thai Boran Spa, located in Kirkgate market, is the place to go.
Using traditional medical Thai techniques, the masseurs manipulate the muscles involving gentle stretching a light pressure techniques to leave you feeling fantastic.
Whether you need serious pain relief or a just a little treat, Nuad Thai Boran’s therapists work wonders for any muscular tension and pain. Promising to improve blood circulation, balance the nervous system and clear blocked energy. This is a truly spiritual treat for those feeling stressed and in need of some 'me' time.
There are always great offers going so it’s worth checking the website to book with a discount. Set aside a day for yourself and enjoy a well-deserved treat from your head to your toes.
Nuad Thai Boran Spa, Unit 89-90, market hall, Leeds Market, LS2 7HY. Prices range from £20-£80.
Morning Gloryville Leeds
You know those morning people, the ones that bounce out of bed at the crack of dawn brimming with joy at the prospect of a new day, whilst you struggle to move without ten cups of coffee first? Well Morning Gloryville is going to turn you into one of those happy go-getters.
Every couple of months at The Belgrave, they host an immersive dance party with a different weekly line up so you can ‘rave your way into the day’.
Kicking off at 6.30am, there is also free massage, organic coffee, smoothie bars and not a drop of alcohol in sight!
What better way to start your day than dancing, singing and laughing with friends before heading to work or just being super productive? Total TLC for body and mind.
Morning Gloryville. December 16, 6.30-10.30am, Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, LS2 8JP. Tickets for future events available here.
Going sub-zero is the hottest health and beauty trend in America and now it has arrived in Leeds.
Enjoyed by celebrities and top athletes such as Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston and Mo Farah, Cryotherapy uses -160c vapours, resulting in weight loss, cellulite reduction, wrinkle reduction, skin rejuvenation and the reduction of acne and acne scars. It can even be used to treat sports injuries and muscle damage.
Cryotherapy is perfect for those wanting an alternative to invasive treatments, harsh diets or chemical peels.
Freezing nitrogen may sound unpleasant but in fact it’s the opposite. Cryotherapy UK’s technology is designed to concentrate on particular areas of the body with a pleasant tingling and refreshing feeling as opposed to the body shock experience that come with other ice treatments.
In fact, cryotherapy is known to release endorphins and can even be used to help treat chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety.
Cryotherapy UK, 30 Central Road, City Centre, Leeds, LS1 6DE. Prices range from £30-£800.
For those that don’t know, threading is a hair removal technique originating from Asia. It has been passed down through generations and has found its way to the UK with enormous success.
By twisting and rolling a cotton thread over the face, hair is removed from the follicle quickly and effectively. For facial hair there really is no better alternative, as the technique is incredibly precise and the threaders are skilled at shaping to get the perfect result.
Hind is one of Leeds most successful threading salons for good reason. The threaders are extremely professional and offer you a relaxing and enjoyable experience in safe hands.
Treatments are very reasonably priced and the results are long lasting. The first time can be a little painful but you soon get used to it and no, pain, no gain huh?
Hind, St John's Centre, Leeds, LS2 8LQ and 63 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6LR. Threading services range from £5-£30.
It doesn't matter if you’re a novice or a pro-yogi, Leeds based Yoga Hero provides a welcoming and non-judgemental environment for people of all abilities. It is the perfect place to escape the craziness of the city helping to recharge your batteries and nourish your soul.
At Yoga Hero, you can expect the highest standard of teaching as founder, Holly Mcphee, has trained in Goa achieving some of the most prestigious ashtanga qualifications, accredited by the Yoga Alliance – which is the main yoga body worldwide.
As well as ashtanga yoga, Yoga Hero also offers rocket yoga (perfect for working up a sweat and really training the body) and Vinyasa Flow, a relaxing dance like form of yoga that focuses of breathing techniques, as well as classes for pregnant women.
Yoga Hero, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, LS10 1PZ. Prices and timetables are available here.
Prana Holistic Therapies Leeds
It can be difficult to prioritise your mental health when leading a busy life with a hectic work schedule.
Looking after your mind should never take a back seat and Prana will help you relieve an overworked mind with a fantastic selection of holistic treatments and counselling. If you've never tried Reiki then there is no better place to give it a go, as Prana offers you a friendly, safe environment for a truly spiritual experience.
Expect to leave with a sense of balance and restored clarity to help you tackle whatever difficulties life throws at you. People swear by holistic healing not just for mental benefits but for the relief of physical pain and stress also and regular treatments can really help with those experiencing difficulty in managing a busy life.
Prana Holistic Leeds, Leeds Sport Centre, Benyon Park Way, Leeds, LS12 6DP. Prices range from £15-£30.
Getting your nails done is the ultimate in pampering and one great spot would be Mint.
Whether you’re looking for a weekly upkeep or a one off special treat Mint will leave you with the best nails in town.
The technicians are all friendly and extremely professional so your nails will be in safe hands (excuse the pun).
Mint also does pedicures, massage and threading so you can give yourself a real treat day and indulge in a full body pamper too if you fancy it. A treatment at Mint also makes a great present for a friend or relative to leave them looking and feeling great.
Mint, 16 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6EA. Nail menu prices range from £6.95-£40.
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