I do not even know where to start with this review, it’s not often I am left stuck for words but today is one of those days. I know that no matter what words I say to describe The Potting Shed Spa will just not do it justice or adequately describe just how perfect it is. I was very kindly offered the chance to visit this little piece of heaven on earth and it couldn’t have come at a better time to be honest. Lately I have been a little stressed and rundown what with hospital appointments left right and centre so when the email popped into my inbox I was a very happy lady, I then took a look at The Potting Sheds website and I was over the moon. Why? Well this place bucks the trend when it comes to salons and spas and is something extra special, I love anything a little quirky and different so this place looked right up my street.
The Potting Shed Spa in Batley West Yorkshire is not your run of the mill salon/spa where therapists are donned head to toe in white clinical looking uniforms and preened to within an inch of their lives, nor is it a minimalist white surgical room of a place. No. This place is set out like a country garden shed and I love it. Situated in The Redbrick Mill in Batley it benefits from stone floors and bare brick walls which are adorned with garden shears, little gnomes, cute wooden signs and all manner of trinkets. There is a reason The Potting Shed has been given countless awards such as: Most Inspirational Salon of the Year and Best Salon of the Year several times, and that’s because it’s all those things and more. I rocked up on a dreary drizzly day in Batley feeling all kinds of butterflies and nerves as I usually feel so out of place and not good enough in places like this, even though I was a therapist myself. I needn’t have worried though as as soon as I stepped foot through the door I felt so comfortable and calmed in the surroundings and the lady behind it all, Sam Pearce, is so welcoming. I was shown to a (very comfy) settee to wait for my treatments and offered a cup of their famous Lemon & Ginger tea. I could have spent my whole afternoon in the waiting area discovering all the little treasures, plus there was a member of Atomic Kitten somewhere in the Spa and I could have had a celeb spotting.
When my treatment time came I was led into a second part of the salon which contains some treatment rooms; it was just perfect, I mean absolute heaven on a stick perfect. Decorated in dark soothing colours, dimly lit and with low music playing in the background it was like being transported into another world. After climbing under the duvet on the massage table – which was actually comfier than my bed – it was time for my Back, Neck and Shoulder massage and oh my what a wonder it was. My therapist asked if I had any problem areas and after explaining I get terrible upper back/shoulder ache she said she would use some hot stones for the final part of the massage as the heat is great for those problems. Now I have had a fair few massages in my time (ohhh errr) and not one single salon has offered to do this as part of a standard massage, generally it’s a separate and more expensive treatment. To be 100% honest with you guys I cannot remember much of the massage as I was in a relaxed world of my own, all I know is that it’s usually hard for me to relax and that afterwards my back felt like new; I didn’t want to leave that little room of paradise, but a whole new exciting part of the salon awaited.
Next up I was treated to a pedicure, so obviously knowing I was going in for a pedi I had given myself one the night before after getting in from a few drinks. I had been given the choice of polishes when I had arrived and struggled to pick one from the array of Zoya and Essie polishes but I decided on a dark navy Essie polish. After been sat down in a gorgeously comfy chair and given a giant pillow I was also surprised to find a hot water bottle. Yep, my own little bottle of warm goodness to comfort me. Who knew that a simple little thing like a hot water bottle can make you feel so relaxed and comforted; to me it’s the little touches like this that really make The Potting Shed Spa something extra special. After having my feet pampered whilst having a chat with Sam I was so relaxed and sleepy I ended up saying for another 15 minutes just sat in the chair – I didn’t want to leave. With a spring in my step and a lighter feeling back it was time to say goodbye to The Potting Shed, or should I say see ya later as I will 100% be making a return visit, not only that but I know what my mum is getting for Christmas now. I cannot recommend this place enough, it’s calming, relaxing and a whole host of wonderful, and that’s without the treatments.
You can find the treatment list *here* go check out the waxing section, it really makes me chuckle. I think next on my list is a facial followed by a manicure just so I can get in one of those chairs with a hot water bottle again. This place is a delight, as are the therapists and Sam herself, who I cannot thank enough for having me for the afternoon and showing me into the little secret garden that is The Potting Shed.
The Potting Shed Spa
Redbrick Mill | 218 Bradford Road | Batley
01924 450402 | @thepottingshedspa
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