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Urban Massage comes to Manchester

Hello lovelies!

I’ve been a bit AWoL recently sorting out the new House and all, but I am back to tell you all about my recent experience with Urban Massage, a new service in Manchester! Urban Massage is a service which allows you to book a fully qualified, insured and vetted therapist to give a spa-quality massage in 60 minutes notice, in the comfort of your own home. I’ve got a £20 off code for my Manchester based friends, so read on…

I have to admit I was super excited about this, as living in a busy city such as Manchester, spas are either few and far between, questionable in quality, and the good ones are over-the-top expensive. Going for a country retreat isn’t always an option either, with petrol costs, and overnight stays factoring in.

Without the cost of premises and all that comes with it (candles aren’t cheap you know?) an hour massage session is available for £45.00 -That is an amazing price! Simply book your treatment from the selection of massages and prepare a room of your choice for the treatment. Use your own music playlist, your own candles, and your own comfort zone within your house to receive your treatment.

Urban massage Home setup
All set up and ready to relax!

I chose to book my Swedish massage treatment online – I had a minor issue with my post code not being on the system, as my property is a new build, but using the support chat function I spoke to the wonderful Sophie over the phone who was lightning fast to rectify the issue and got me added on to the system immediately. She then handled the rest over the phone, booking in my female therapist Megan to give me my treatment.

Megan Urban Massage Therapist
The Lovely Megan

Megan arrived on time lugging her massage table on wheels – which I then rather guiltily asked her to take up to the second floor of my house. Bless her, she did this with no complaint what so ever!

Beforehand I made my room look extra pretty and relaxing using my large collection of candles (see here and here).

Candles and Roses!
making my bedroom all relaxed!

I was made comfortable and asked which areas I would like to focus on – I’ve got super tight calves and shoulders at the moment, so Megan set to work on my muscles and showing me no mercy! I love a good bit of pressure in a massage, as I see it as more therapeutic than simple relaxation. However if that’s not your style, there are relaxation massages available for those who simply need to unwind.

Want to know the best bit? If you live in London or Manchester I can get you a whopping £20 off your treatment!!! That means an hour’s massage for only £25! Simply click here to book your treatment and claim £20 off – or enter RJESSITE at the checkout.

A massage table and natural massage oils are supplied. Treatments range from relaxing to remedial treatments including Swedish, Deep Tissue and Thai Yoga Massage. Currently operating in London and Manchester, you can book online via the website, or use the iPhone & Android apps or by calling 0203 0519 021

Thank you Megan for being so lovely and patient – I’m just glad my husband turned up to take the table back downstairs for us!!!

Side note: my super relaxing Spotify playlist can be found here.

Urban Massage Table setup
Thanks for reading!

Bath & Body Product Review – Dead Sea Salt & Shave Gel

Spa Products at home

Hello readers!

The wonderful folks at the Spa PR company sent me some bath & body products to review and share with you all.

I bring you Dead Sea Salts, and Organic Lavender Shaving Gel today, two simple and honest ‘what it says on the tin’ style products that for me have been drastically overlooked over the years.

Dr Bronner's magic shaving gel!

When I first started shaving my legs as a teen, I had enormous trouble with nicks and cuts, hence the move to guarded razor blades (but for some reason no razor blade is ever as good as your husbands!), and I experimented with various soaps and shaving lubricants i.e. foams. Soap was a little drying, and Shaving foam was impractical to use in the bath (swathes of stubble filled white foam bring back any memories?) and forget it using in the shower.

Dr Bronner’s Lavender Shaving gel is the first foray into a proper official shaving product in years. Firstly, this is BUAV approved – no animal cruelty – and it’s organic. Ticks the ethical box then. Secondly, it smells GREAT. Calming and soothing lavender in the form of a cool purple gel applies beautifully to the skin, doesn’t lather too much so as to spoil your bathwater, and it honestly left my skin feeling soft and soothed after shaving.

These are currently on offer on the Dr Bronner Website reduced from £7.29 to £5.29.

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Now for the Dead Sea Salt.

I came across something about putting magnesium into your bath as this is great for muscle recovery and for reducing tiredness and fatigue. These contain a high content of magnesium, and are good for sufferers of eczema and psoriasis. Being an occasional sufferer of eczema, and prone to fatigue/tiredness, I was keen to try this out.

I didn’t notice a difference in how I felt to be honest. Maybe you need to use for a prolonged period of time  (I usually shower all through the summer months as its too hot for a bath, so perhaps I will get the most out of these when it’s winter and my eczema flares up!) however I will say my skin was left feeling really soft. I used a couple of handfuls of salt (@~150g) but you can use up to 500g-1kg for a treatment bath and soak for 20 mins (that’s up to two bags!!) For a 500g bag, it’s only £3.99.

On a separate note, It’s been a fantastic couple of weeks;I’ve hit 1k on my Twitter, 1k on my Instagram, and I’m nearing 300 WordPress followers, and getting close to a hundred on bloglovin – you can follow me by clicking any of the social media links to the right! Thank you so much to everyone who follows, likes and leaves me comments! I read and reply to every single one of them.

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Lowery Hotel Spa day!

Every girl needs a day of total pampering from time to time,  when the weight of the world gets too much. My husband bought me a voucher for a luxury aromatherapy back scrub and massage from the Lowry Hotel and Spa in Manchester for Christmas,  but I managed to hold on until Easter weekend to book it.

Along with any treatment you get full access to the facilities; this includes two relaxation rooms containing loungers,  a sauna and a very powerful shower. You get access to GHD hair dryers,  luxury waffle bathrobes and complimentary slippers.  Not to mention a full variety of Jing teas alongside recent glossy magazines.

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I was very look after at the spa and love going there.  I went for my Hen party last year and had two treatments –  I totally recommend the Indian Head massage.

Beforehand I treated myself to lunch and an Aperol spritz from Carluccios in spinningfields Manchester.

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What did you get up to this easter holiday?

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