The Best Spa Treatments in Leeds

· Imagine Selby · Lifestyle

Have you tried these must-do spa treatments?

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Spa treatments to have you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world again.

Want to pamper yourself with some much-needed self-care? A great massage or beauty treatment can do wonders for your body, but there’s far more to these Leeds spas. Bespoke balms, floating tanks and relaxing reiki can help to restore balance, improve circulation and improve your mental wellbeing too. That’s right, it’s time to leave behind the stress of the daily grind and immerse yourself in the world of spa treatments. So without further ado, here’s where you can find them best of ‘em in Leeds…

Deep Tissue Massage with Tiger Balm at Rosa Thai Massage

Rosa's Thai Massage

Rosa Thai Massage offers a Thai twist on a spa experience you don’t have to leave Leeds for. You can expect to be transported to a peaceful oasis where you can completely unwind and rejuvenate. As you might expect, Thai massage is the speciality here and the tranquil treatment rooms are the perfect space to get your zen on. There’s nothing better for soothing away aches and releasing tired muscles than a deep tissue massage, but the tiger balm is what takes this one to the next level. It’s specially-sourced directly from Thailand and infused with menthol, making the skin feel cool then warm and easing any pain.

Rosa Thai Massage, 164 Kirkstall Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2SX & 1 Eden Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2TL & 1 Oxford Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AX. One treatment is £43 for 60 minutes or £58 for 90 minutes.

Acupuncture at Phoenix Health and Wellbeing

Phoenix Health and Wellbeing

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Phoenix Health and Wellbeing offers a wide range of spa treatments, all performed by highly-trained therapists in Leeds city centre. If you’re dealing with migraines, joint aches or digestive issues, acupuncture could be the spa treatment for you. This ancient technique originates from China and has a track record of helping with all of the above and more. Their therapists have been doing it since 1994 and they’ll take you through a thorough consultation before your treatment. What’s more, Phoenix uses its profits to help support low-income individuals in Leeds who have chronic health issues.

Phoenix Health and Wellbeing, 30 Park Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2SP. One treatment is £60.

Ultimate Face and Body Experience at Thorpe Park Spa

Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa

Thorpe Park Spa is a hidden gem located on the edge of Leeds. Set within serene surroundings, you can come here to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in complete tranquility. Their Ultimate Face and Body Experience is the cream of the crop when it comes to spa treatments in Leeds. Luxurious Caudalie products are used throughout, from the full-body exfoliation and massage, to the facial and scalp massage. And with an indoor pool, sauna, and steam room, this is a spa where you can truly unwind and let your worries just melt away.

Thorpe Park Spa, 1150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8ZB. One treatment is £120.

Usui & Karuna Reiki Healing at I Place


I Place offers a range of spa treatments in Leeds inspired by time-old traditions, designed to help with specific ailments and leave you feeling rejuvenated. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, making you feel right at home as soon as you step inside. A tried and true ancient Japanese technique, reiki can be enjoyed by anybody who wants to find their inner calm, and you can try it here. It’s totally non-invasive and you’ll remain fully clothed, as the therapist flows their hands over specific areas of the body to clear any energy blockages. It’s as gentle as it gets and leaves you in a state of deep relaxation.

I Place, The Old Surgery, 4A Green Road, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4JP. One treatment is £56.

The Validation Facial at Lush Spa

Lush Spa

After a beauty treatment that will make you feel like royalty? Look no further than Lush Spa. The ever-popular Leeds city centre shop just so happens to offer a variety of top-notch treatments, each using their familiar cruelty-free products to get you feeling and smelling good. Their Validation Facial is the ultimate in skincare indulgence. First, your therapist will determine your skin concerns and find out your favourite scents, before handpicking the best products for you. All you have to do is lie down and relax as they cleanse, tone and hydrate your skin, leaving you glowing to the max.

Lush Spa, 12-13 Commercial Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AL. One treatment is £105.

Cupping at Direct D-Stress


As the name suggests, Direct D-Stress is a spa that’s dedicated to helping you unwind and, well, de-stress. It’s one of the few spas in Leeds where you can get cupping done and Lily, the owner, is the perfect person for the job. She’s a knowledgeable Chinese physio-massage therapist, and her focus is on more than just making you feel relaxed. She’ll use little glass cups to create suction on your back, leaving them in place for a few minutes to increase blood flow and reduce tension. You can expect some pretty unusual marks afterwards, but cupping is advocated by top athletes around the world. 

Direct D-Stress, 1 Cottage Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4DD. One treatment is £45 for 30 minutes or £60 for 50 minutes.

Indian Head Massage at Therapy Heaven


Leeds’ Therapy Heaven spa is heaven on earth for those who love a good massage. With its tranquil atmosphere, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a world of peace and calm. Spend a lot of time sitting at a desk? Their Indian head massage works on dissolving knots and loosening tight muscles. Holistic practitioner Jan will make her way from your upper back to your shoulders, neck, scalp and even face, targeting the energy centres where stress and tension accumulate. Not only is this incredibly relaxing, but it’s also great for relieving pain and stiffness, headaches and posture problems.

Therapy Heaven, St Peter’s Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AH. One treatment costs £25.

Hopi Ear Candling at Tranquil Moments

Tranquil Moments

As the name suggests, Tranquil Moments is all about providing you with moments of tranquility and peace. This is a place where you’ll be able to escape the stresses of everyday life and immerse yourself in complete serenity, and it’s also where you can give Hopi ear candling a go. The experienced therapists will insert one end of a tube gently into the ear, while the other end is lit. This creates a chimney effect which gently removes impurities from the ears, helping to improve circulation and regulating pressure in the ears. This method has been used to help with earaches, migraines, balance problems and more.

Tranquil Moments, We Are Wellness, 2 North Hill Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2EN. One treatment costs £29.

Flotation Therapy at Infinity Float

Infinity Float UK

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Infinity Float is a hidden sanctuary in the Leeds suburb of Roundhay where you can get your float on. It’s all about sensory deprivation, so you can expect to lie in a tank filled with salty water – which means that you’ll float with virtually no effort. The lid is shut, so that it’s just you and you alone, while the temperature of the air and water in the tank is adjusted to that of your skin, making it feels like you’re suspended in the air. Both the body and mind are relaxed, putting you into a meditative state, all the while raising your magnesium levels and making your skin feel baby soft.

Infinity Float, 133 Easterly Road, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2TP. One treatment is £40 for 60 minutes or £55 for 90 minutes.

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage at Dragonfly Skin


Dragonfly Skin offers a range of holistic spa treatments in the heart of Leeds city centre, and they’ll have you walking out feeling like a brand new person. From acupuncture to reflexology, they’ve got you covered. But it’s their Ayurvedic yoga massage that really steals the show. This technique is inspired by ancient Indian medicine, combining deep tissue oil massage with gentle mobilisations and assisted yoga stretches. This isn’t your average massage therapy – you might feel the pressure at times, but you’ll feel the relief of a deep release too. 

Dragonfly Skin Day Spa, Briggate, Central Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DX. One treatment is £125.

CACI Healing Treatment at Chocolate Beauty Spa

Chocolate Beauty Studios

Chocolate Beauty is a Morley-based spa offering a range of health and beauty treatments, each designed to pamper and rejuvenate you. They’ve got all the modern tech in their treatment rooms, including CACI, which is famed for its skin-toning powers. For their CACI healing treatment, your therapist will combine microdermabrasion with LED light therapy and microcurrent to stimulate cell turnover and collagen production. This is followed up with a hydrating gel mask to calm the skin – and you. The best part? You can stay a while afterwards to relax in their Mediterranean-themed lounge.

Chocolate Beauty Spa, 1-2 Russell House, High Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 9AL. Each treatment costs £35 or £315 for 10.