The Rena Spa’s Indulgence Spa Day at the Midland Hotel Manchester #Review

The Rena Spa’s Indulgence Spa Day at the Midland Hotel Manchester #Gifted

Ready for some rest, relaxation, and zen vibes well you are in the right place, as the Rena Spa located within the iconic Midland Hotel in the heart of Manchester City centre has all you need for some much deserved you time.

Offering a range of packages, The Rena spa has something to suit everyone.  We opted for the Indulgence Spa Day which included a 50-minute treatment, Afternoon Tea, a glass of bubbly, Robes and Slippers for use while in the spa.

The thermal areas are the perfect place to enjoy a dip in the pool, some jacuzzi time, sauna, steam room or why not enjoy some time under the swan neck water feature.  This may not be the fountain of youth, but it can certainly relax tension within those shoulders.

Treatments are a luxurious and divine offering at the Rena and there are a vast range of options such as the Vinosource Hydrating and Nourishing Facial, Divine Body Massage, Fleur De Vigne Candle Massage Calming Hand, Foot & Scalp Therapy Rose & Honey Harmony Facial, and my personal favourite the Caudalie City Living Contouring and Invigorating Body Wrap.

My lovely beauty therapist, who provided an amazing balancing and detoxifying treatment wrap, which involved gentle exfoliation with their crushed cabernet scrub, followed by an application of their contouring concentrate, designed to help boost the metabolism and ease away tension it also speeds up the elimination of toxins.

This is followed by an application of their vine body butter massaged onto the skin and then wrapped to cocoon the skin with hydrating. The experience also included a full scalp treatment for total relaxation.

After your treatment, while in a full relaxation mode, why not enjoy some post-treatment time chilling within the Rena zen area, a beautiful room with stylish seating, private chamber rooms and the free-standing pod units.

Now if that was not indulgent enough prepare to enjoy a delicious decadent Afternoon tea within the iconic Midland tearoom of course with plenty of beautiful bubbles. 

Christopher our server welcomed us with open arms and was a wonderfully friendly chap who made our day extra lovely.

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Get Healthy this Summer with Pikt Fresh Organic Produce #Review

Get Healthy this Summer with Pikt Fresh Organic Produce #Gifted

Summer is here and now is the time to invest in you and your body by getting healthy with Pikt fresh who stock an extensive range of 100% organic salad, fruit and vegetables.

Pikt offer a subscription free online ordering service whereby you opt from a range of ready prepared boxes or select your own produce with the homey box.

Sound good, well there are plenty more good reasons why you should order from Pikt and here are just a few…

Plastic Free

When you choose Pikt you are also looking after the planet too, as Pikt have attained the Plastic-Free Trust Mark Certification. 

You can see they deliver your produce perfectly wrapped in fully recyclable environmentally friendly packaging with no plastics which gets a big thumbs up from me.

100% Organic

Pikt know the importance of eating organic, and do not use any synthetic pesticides and no herbicides, so choosing Organic reduces your exposure to pesticides in foods.

Pikt are passionate about ‘ORGANIC FOR THE PEOPLE’ and demonstrate this by committing to yearly audits to achieve Soil Association Certification status.

Pikt do not use any synthetic pesticides and no herbicides, shockingly in 2016 allegedly over 16,000 tonnes of pesticides were used on British farms, that can affect other wildlife, contaminate water and disrupt eco system, whereas Organic farmers are only permitted to use 20 pesticides derived from natural ingredients.

Less Waste

Your Pikt order is lovingly hand-packed, prepared and portion controlled by the team, so you know exactly what you receive.

Perfect for planning family meals including a lovely summer salad, using some beautiful beans, peppers, heirloom tomatoes and little gem lettuce, fresh fabulous and full of goodness.

Pikt even stock some sensational Spanish Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil which can be used in dressing and to splash over salads, pasta etc.

Also, any produce that is not suitable to be sold is shared amongst staff within the canteen, so no produce is wasted.

Quality & Value

Year round, Pikt carefully select and source organic produce from local and global growers to provide the very best quality and value.

This definitely makes mealtimes that little bit extra, as you can see Pikt’s organic mushrooms and figs are ideal for a beautiful brunch offering, along with some organic feta dollop on some sourdough add a splash of oil and you’re good to go.

All this loveliness is possible, as working to small margins, Pikt make organic as affordable as possible, as Pikt value people and the planet before profit.

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