spa - Pure Balance at Skyline Central
Written by Caroline Sylger Jones
This spacious, light-filled urban retreat is on the 18th floor of one of Manchester’s most exclusive apartment buildings, and boasts brilliant views across the city.
Its uplifting, positive vibe makes it a great place to escape the hustle and bustle outside – book a spa treatment or gym session and you can use all the facilities.
Work out your stress at the fully equipped gym with experienced and passionate personal trainers. There’s a 20m swimming pool with a Jacuzzi overlooking it – enjoy the skyline views as the warm water jets pummel your knots. You can sweat out your cares in the sauna, or unwind in an all-white steam room, suffused with soft blue light at night for an extra-soothing effect.
Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy are available for those suffering from sports injuries and medical conditions, or who just want an especially good deep-tissue massage. There’s a comprehensive spa menu, naturally – choose pampering Dermalogica facials and body treatments, Jessica manicures and pedicures, or relax more deeply with a hot stone massage and other holistic therapies.
In the swim
Pure Balance offers the services of a swimming coach who has competed and coached at national level. Adults and children can learn from scratch with private lessons, and experienced swimmers come here to train. For something a little different, try the SwimFit package, which combines effective workouts in both the gym and the pool. There’s even a Triathlon Training package for those looking for a challenge.