Reset You Bet

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When me-time’s NEEDED, a trip to the beauty salon can be an incredibly therapeutic way to reset your vibe. Most of us are mostly thinking of others most of the time. So coming in for a luxuriant treatment is about you firmly putting you first and we’re here for that.

We asked beauty experts from our salons for their takes on the transformative treatments, rituals and health hacks to pep your step. Literally, as there’s a big emphasis on happy feet here…


Kathryn of Saks Beauty Gosforth starts the conversation: “The benefits of massage are proven. Reducing stress and increasing relaxation. Easing muscle soreness and tension. Improving circulation, energy-levels and alertness…”

Sue of Saks Sedbury Hall continues: “Our hot stones massage is popular in winter. The sensation is very restorative as the heat warms the joints and eases muscle tension so your therapist can deliver an even deeper massage.”

Neck massage at Saks Kings Hill

Snug at Saks Kings Hill


Kathryn says: “Every treatment at Saks includes consultation so we can understand what’s needed and tailor your time with us. When opting for a luxuriant facial they’re all skin-specific, fusing our massage know-how with amazing active ingredients and relaxing aromas to rebalance your skin and yourself.”

Kathryn adds: “When you’ve got a mask on we’ll offer hand, arm and scalp massages to ease away further tensions and soothe overused muscles.”

Sue adds: “Or maybe we’ll pop on eye gel patches – such as Bright Eyed Hydrogel Patches from Mii – for a further hit of hydration or kickstart the ritual by boosting circulation with cryoglobes. Different touches at different salons… all to further enhance your experience.”


Michelle Shergill of Saks West Bridgford coming in strong with her recommendation. “For super-nurture, I say choose Sensory Heaven. It’s our extended facial and full body deep-tissue massage combo – the stuff of legend at Saks! Makes for very happy Valentines and for Mother’s Day treats. Buy your vouchers in salon or at and thank me later!”


Debbie at Saks Beauty Guisborough: “Manis and pedis are a big hit for lots of customers because it’s an instant pick-you-up. Fusing relaxation in to a glam appointment works wonders – customers love the ritual of the hand or foot massage. It surprising how much tension you carry in the muscles of hands and feet; both of which can get overlooked.”

“Pedi-lovers tend to think of the treatment being a facial for their feet. Not just for summer exposure but all year round. We do our pedicures with customers on the couch so they can completely immerse in relaxation. I always enjoy the results that can be achieved from a pedicure. You walk out on air. We’re happy!”

Speaking. Of. Which…

toes painted red at Saks Beauty Guisborough

Feet first at Saks Beauty Guisborough


For dry or very dry skin Sue works with Decléor’s Cica Botanic Eucalyptus Balm in her facial routines. “With 100% natural ingredients it soothes and heals the skin, especially around this time of year when the skin’s exposed to varying temperatures and tends to become more exposed and dehydrated.”


Kathryn: “Spending time outside for just 20 minutes early on every day will help to increase your energy as nature is fuel for the soul. Natural daylight boosts vitamin D levels, and you’ll generally find that it boosts your mood as well! When you’re at work all day, plan it out so you can get outside regularly for a short walk even. You’ll be surprised how the steps build up!”


Whatever me-time you fancy this year, set your dates with Saks early as our therapists love to plan it out and max your time when you’re in. Book online, download our app or give your salon a buzz.

Ready to reset? You bet! Love Saks xx

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