Even though I am travelling quite often a long haul flights always affect me in a negative way. My skin is dull an despite applying moisturizer religiously on the flight it gets spotty and dry. Also being crammed into economy class with little room to stretch my legs and back doesn’t help finding the energy to get back to work or relax.
But after coming back from Vegas, my last 10 hour flight, I was determined to get back into balance a bit quicker with a little help from Bali Health Lounge.
Conveniently situated in the heart of the city centre, it was only a short walk in my delirious jetlag state through the streets of China Town to find this gem of a spa.
Leaving Manchester behind once you walk up the first floor, you truly feel like you are back on holiday! Yay prolonging the relaxation and easing the jet lag!
The luxurious interior of Bali spreads over three floors and is about the most beautiful seeting I have seen in any location in Manchester so far. Its surprisingly quiet and airy, given the busy location. You are instantly welcomed by the friendly staff and find yourself lounging on the comfy sofa, sipping a glass of Aloe Juice or tea. After your treatment you are also welcome to stay and are not ushered out for the next appointment waiting.
Speaking to their marketing manager, I was also told that all staff are employed on a permanent basis with regular training. So your visit supports full time staff and no zero hour contracts, often found in the beauty industry!
Their treatments range from various types of massages, manicures and pedicures to facial treatments using PAYOT products.
I was booked in for a full Indian head and neck massage, of 60 minutes and was welcomed by my therapist Anna, who explained the whole procedure in detail. She also made sure I was not allergic to any of the ingredients used on my skin. I can be quite sensitive to anything scented so I decided to stay away from lavender or tea tree old.
She was also very gentle and professional in her approach, all her movements were executed as an elegant choreography, knowing exactly where to apply pressure. To be honest I am fairly hesitant to trust someone to give me a massage as I know how much damage can be done with the wrong technique, but felt in absolutely safe hands here.
The only downside of this massage is that it doesn’t last three hours or four. Boo. But for all stressed out Mancunians, longing after regular relaxation BALI Health Lounge, have now introduced a subscription of massages for a year, you can flexibly use over time and even transfer to your partner. Such a great idea and perfect complement to your regular gym routine!
If you are looking for some relaxatin for yourself, or want to treat a family member to a lovely day out this is your place! I will most certainly be back after my next flight.