Brands we are proud to work with

We chose brands such as Environ skincare, Lycon wax,  Jessica nails and the Advanced Nutrition Programme because we genuinely believe they are the best in their sectors. Others, like ESPA, chose us as they are confident we operate to the high standards they demand and we reflect their values of natural beauty and inner calm. We are in good company as ESPA is used in some of the world’s best spas in more than 50 countries.

Advanced Nutrition Programme
Vita Liberata

Multi-Awards & Highly Experienced Therapists

Our most recent awards include Best Independent Spa, North West and UK’s Best Small Spa with gold stars for: “an individual and bespoke approach” and “the unrivalled excellence of the therapists who create a truly holistic experience”.

Our therapists are chosen for their dedication to the highest professional standards and are probably the most highly trained in the North of England. Our Advanced Skincare Therapist was a UK and Ireland finalist in the International Institute of Anti-Ageing’s Therapist of the Year Awards, having won the North of England final. She, and our other therapists will give you an assured blend of advanced skills and a personalised, bespoke approach whether you want to switch off and relax or to discuss any wellness or skin concerns.

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A small but perfectly formed gem, totally focused on giving you the best experience possible. There is no pool here, but with the attention, treatment quality and the way the spa day is planned, you won't miss it. A slice of heaven in the middle of the Cheshire countryside

Our Spa Packages

Enjoy Spa Days in Chester

We are dedicated to ensuring you have a wonderfully peaceful and enjoyable spa day in Cheshire. We offer a variety of spa packages, most of which include lunch and time in our unique summer room, the only one in the North of England. As a winner of the UK’s Best Small Spa and a finalist in the UK’s Best Boutique Spa, a warm, relaxed and friendly welcome awaits. There is no pool or gym here, we specialise in quality treatments from highly experienced and knowledgeable therapists.

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Solution Driven Facials

Picking a facial is more difficult than ever given the variety of treatments, products and gimmicks out there. We have a combined experience of more than 60 years in professional skincare at leaf. We use that experience to recommend the most effective facial for your needs. You may choose between two journeys:

Journey One: ESPA Personalised luxury facials
If you’re looking for a relaxing, spa-like, sensory experience and to give your skin a healthy glow through a hands-on facial massage and tailored, natural products

Journey Two: Facials for specific skin concerns
If you wish to treat a specific concern such as ageing, acne or pigmentation. Leaf is an International Institute of Anti-Ageing Gold Standard salon and a UK Salon of Excellence . Our advanced skin therapists will focus on giving you the right advice and treatment plan to gain the results you desire

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We offer a full range of massage therapies from relaxing and de-stressing therapeutic massages, including hot lava shells, through to specialist pregnancy, sports and clinical massage to manage and aid chronic pain conditions.

All clients are individual so our therapeutic massages are bespoke. You book 45, 60 or 80 minutes and the therapist will tailor the massage pressure, areas of the body and oils to your needs on the day.

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Waxing in Chester

We are the waxing specialists in Chester and the surrounding area. We only use Lycon hot wax for facial and intimate waxing, widely regarded as the crème de la crème of wax, and as pain free as it gets, even on sensitive skins! All our therapists have undergone advanced Lycon training. Our maxim is hygiene, comfort and skill. It’s not worth taking your clothes off for anything less!

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Pregnancy Spa

We offer truly bespoke and individual pregnancy treatments carried out by specially trained therapists. We have established a strong reputation in Chester and the rest of Cheshire, not only for pregnancy massages, wraps, facials and spa packages but also for intimate waxing in the later stages of pregnancy.

Mums-to-Be also receive a voucher worth £200 to have their newborn babies professionally photographed before they are 10 days old.

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After 14 years we are no longer offering or taking bookings for treatments at Shire House. Our online shop remains open. Please email if you wish to contact us.