Get yourself booked in: the Blythswood Hotel Spa is definitely worth a visit!
Glasgow has always been my favourite Scottish city. Friendly, welcoming people; great nightlife; gorgeous food; and some of the best hotels!
I was really very excited to be invited to stay at the 5 star Blythswood Square Hotel and experience one of their brand new spa treatments.
PLANT-BASED SPA MENU
The hotel has this year unveiled an advanced all-natural spa treatment menu based on plant power; and new facilities which encourage the art of co-spa-ing (a spa encouraging guests to talk). I really loved this ethos as it really taps into the Glaswegians’ love of socialising. Seriously, they love a chat!
The new plant-based spa menu takes on the best of British brands, with organic seaweed as its lead ingredient. Farmed and delivered weekly from Scotland’s Hebridean Islands, this mineral-rich marine plant is used both in its natural state and incorporated into a range of therapeutic skincare products under the brand label Ishga.
There are a wide range of treatments at the spa, comprising a sophisticated and holistic range of face and body treatments. The menu includes relaxing massages, detoxifying wraps, rejuvenating facials plus bespoke therapies for mums-to-be. They also offer Cancer Touch Therapy to support those going through their cancer journey.
MY SPA TREATMENT
Whilst there, I had the pleasure of trying the ishga Face and Body Sensation. The 55 minute treatment is an invigorating yet relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage to target and sooth tension. The treatment uses organic seaweed body oil combined with lavender, lemongrass and juniper oils.
Tiffany, my therapist was an absolute pro! On arrival, she welcomed me into the spa and made me feel instantly comfortable. She worked my full body: neck, back, legs and hands leaving me feeling totally relaxed and revived.
A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED
Although my spa treatment was great, I was left a little disappointed with the spa’s facilities. There was work going on at the hotel (which we hadn’t been informed of) and had to use a back entrance to the spa.
Also, a couple of the thermal rooms in the spa didn’t seem to be fully functioning. Perhaps they are yet to be completed?
The thermal experience is a series of rooms designed to take your body on a wet and dry, warm and cold temperature journey. The alternation of hot (saunas and steam rooms) with cold (ice fountains and cold showers) on your body helps to open and cleanse the pores in your skin. Two of the ‘warmer’ steam areas, however, were a little cold and uncomfortable to sit in.
In the grand scheme of things, my disappointment with 2 thermal rooms did not detract from the fantastic experience I had with my treatment. I really couldn’t have been happier. The service by Tiffany was absolutely spot on and I felt relaxed for days after. I’ve had loads of massages (ooh, get me!) in my time, but this one really was a step above the rest.
Get yourself booked in for one of the the spa treatments. You really will not regret it! If you want to use the other facilities, I’d recommend to call ahead with the hotel and make sure that it’s all working as it should be.
Spa days at the Spa at Blythswood Square start from £99 per person including full use of the Thermal Experience.
For more information on the hotel, its facilities and rates, click here.
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