In August, the Spa at The Lowry Hotel closed for refurbishment and after a few short months, we are ready to introduce our transformative sanctuary which offers visitors a brand-new design with a sprinkling of the extraordinary.
Focusing on wellness and ensuring our guests feel free, peaceful and healed throughout their RE:TREAT journey, this new serene escape from the outside world is the perfect place to switch off and relax. With not only a new look, but also new treatments and technology that are individual to The Lowry Hotel, RE:TREAT is a haven that will take care of your mind, body and soul.
Wellness Technology at RE:TREAT
Experience the benefits of mediation with The Somadome
The Somadome is the world’s first meditation pod. It provides a safe space to experience the scientifically proven benefits of meditation along with the healing properties of Colour Therapy, Binaural Beats and Microcrystalline Tiles. The experience can be either guided or unguided experience, it combines ancient healing practices with modern technology to promote stress relief, vitality and mind/body alignment.
Somadome sessions are 20 minutes in length. While seated comfortably inside the dome, you will be guided gently through a meditation of your choosing. Somadome offers different meditation tracks each targeting a specific goal, such as healing, focus, love or overcoming various obstacles. The Somadome also shields from cell phone and other EMF / electronic device emissions, allowing your body’s natural alignment to be restored.
A regular meditation practice of even just 10 minutes daily, has been proven to yield significant benefits, including lowering blood pressure, increasing serotonin (a happy-hormone), boosting the immune system, enhancing creativity, increasing focus & intuition, decreasing tension-related pain, and decreasing anxiety & insomnia. So, if you need to escape from the stresses of everyday life try the somadome, you’ll leave feeling completely revived and relaxed.
Allow your worries to drift away with the Sensory Deprivation Tank
Sometimes referred to as a floatation or isolation tank, the Sensory Deprivation Tank helps your anxieties and stress simply drift away. Freed from all sensation of gravity, temperature, touch, sight and sound, you conserve and redirect vast amounts of natural physical and mental energy. The I-sopod floatation tank is designed to transport you to a new and all-encompassing world of absolute calm and tranquillity.
Wondering how it works?
Epsom salts are mixed in with the water to create a saturated solution that provides a density stronger than the ocean, allowing the body to float with ease. Epsom salts tackle many things, such as muscle cramping, lactic acid build up, so you will not only drift off to a deep mindful meditative state, but your body will also allow itself to heal during your session in the tank.
There are various health benefits associated with Cryotherapy Chambers. This treatment can aid in pain relief, reducing swelling and inflammation, increasing blood circulation, muscle recovery and it also has a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, such as improved sleep quality and mood boosting benefits. Skin conditions can also be eased with the use of the chambers.
But how does it do it?
Cryotherapy Chambers sink to freezing temperatures, tricking the body into a hypothermic ‘fight of flight’ mode, this in turn triggers the release of endorphins, anti-inflammatory proteins, and epinephrine. This ‘fight or flight’ forces the blood to run to the core, so the organs are protected, in turn, the body becomes rushed with oxygen and proteins, flushing excess white blood cells out increasing metabolism and energy. After your treatment when you leave the chamber, your blood vessels dilate and push oxygen-rich blood and endorphins back through the body and as your body returns to its normal temperature, it burns calories, making it the perfect pre-gym prep.
RE:TREAT additionally boasts the finest brands that are used in the treatments – Grown Alchemist, GAIA and Elemis, the UK’s number one spa brand. From massages to facials, our highly trained therapists are here to provide you with the ultimate wellness journey. Our newly re-furbished yoga studio will provide you with opportunities to look after your mind and body.
Helen O’Brien with The Complete Health Clinic hosts relaxing sound bath’s allowing you to reach deeper levels of meditation and healing. Helen also specialises in Colonic Hydrotherapy (also known as Colonic Irrigation) and complimentary therapies such as Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Natural Rejuvenation Facials, Cupping, Reflexology, and Lymphatic Drainage.
Assured Health, a team of healthcare professionals are also part of RE:TREAT here at The Lowry Hotel, offering B12 injections, vitamin IV drips and other medical grade treatments with the ultimate goal of improving well-being and quality of life.