Instagramming all your holiday pictures can be tiring, so treat yourself when you’re away and indulge in a little spa weekend in York. Combine your sightseeing with a bit of pampering, whether it’s a traditional Thai massage or a quick and easy mani-pedi. Put down your phone and let yourself relax – you are on holidays, after all!
Take some time out for yourself on your holiday to York.
Tucked away on the outskirts of York city centre, Bannatyne Spa is a great place to get away from it all. Each of the five therapy rooms have been specially designed so that you feel completely relaxed with soft candlelights, soothing music and delicate fragrances to awaken your senses. Bannatyne has a range of spa breaks in York, which also include access to the exclusive Health Club machinery, classes, swimming pool, sauna and fitness studios. The spa also has dedicated spaces for couples and groups, if you’d like to share the fun with some friends or your partner. Choose from signature deep tissue massages, Elemis facials and body wraps, Leighton Denny hand and foot care, spray tans and waxing. In York for a special occasion? You can also get your hair done in the adjoining Wella Professional Salon.
Gloots Massage Therapy
If you’re on a bit of a budget, try Gloots Face and Body Therapies. This boutique practice is more medicinally focused, with specialised treatments such as Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Microcurrent Therapy and homeopathy included alongside traditional therapies like Indian head massages and hot stone massages. Owner Jacqueline Barrett is a qualified complementary healthcare practitioner with a degree in healthcare practice rehabilitation. She’s also a fully qualified Dermalogica skin expert and offers facials, microdermabrasion and an eco-friendly hot lava shell massage. Rated York's top spa on Trip Advisor, Gloots Face and Body Therapies will have you feeling like a new (and better!) person in no time.
5 Senses Spa
This authentic Thai day spa is located in South Bank. As soon as you step into the 5 Senses Spa, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a luxury retreat in Thailand, where professional therapists are on hand with a unique blend of Eastern and Western treatments. Your senses will be awakened with aromatic oils like lavender and lemongrass, while their signature massages like the ancient Japanese Kobido ritual and the two-hour Divine Senses package are designed to relieve any stress or tension. Top off your treatment with an exclusive afternoon tea, available only to spa customers. The High Tea includes a selection of sandwiches, homemade scones, cakes, pastries, tea and coffee plus a well-earned glass of champagne!
Signature Spa York
At Signature Spa York, you can combine an award-winning Toni & Guy hair cut with your spa treatment for the ultimate pamper day. Located in the Toni & Guy salon on Blake Street in York city centre, Signature Spa offers several packages with a combination of back, neck and shoulder massages, scalp massages, Elemis facials, manicures, waxing and lash tinting. There’s also body exfoliations, Hopi Ear Candles and reflexology.
Middlethorpe Hall and Spa
Located to the south of York is the Middlethorpe Hall and Spa, a 17th century manor house nestled in 20 acres of landscaped grounds. The Spa boasts an extensive and specialised treatment menu with products from Decléor, NEOM Organics and Jessica nail polishes. There are often monthly spa offers as well as packages for special occasions such as Mothers and Fathers Day, hens parties and couples’ treatments.