SWD visits… The Spa at Blythswood Square, Glasgow [Review]

Are you considering a pre-wedding hen celebration at a spa with your friends? Check out The Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow city centre for a real taste of luxury!

The gorgeous lobby in Blythswood Square Hotel

There’s genuinely nothing I like more than a relaxing spa day with the girls. Setting off with your swimsuit in your bag, knowing that in just a few hours you’ll be chilled out and stress free, for a little while at least.

A spa day really is such a perfect hen activity for you and your friends. You might want to have a night out on the town, but I think that it would be lovely to take your bridesmaids or your mum to a spa for some pre-wedding pampering and, if you’re in Glasgow, spas don’t get much more luxurious than the gorgeous Spa at Blythswood Square Hotel.

The spa lounge and cafe is the perfect place for a pre-spa drink or post-spa afternoon tea

Not only does just walking into the sumptuous foyer make you feel like you’re in for a special treat, but the spa itself is just beautiful and well laid-out. We were greeted by a really friendly receptionist who talked us through everything we needed to know and offered us a drink in the spa lounge and cafe; there was no rushing around, we just took everything at our own pace. It was exactly how a spa experience should begin!

We went down into the spotless changing area to get into our swimsuits and headed to the thermal experience, with our complimentary robes, towels and water bottles.

The changing and shower areas are as luxurious as the spa itself

The thermal suite at Blythswood Square Spa really is one of the most impressive suites I have been to.

The Crystal Steam Room is renowned for clearing out the respiratory tract, helping you to breathe more easily and the two pools, hydro and vitality, are deigned to aid the relaxation of tired and aching joints; the pools have a selection of hydrotherapy body jets and seated areas which massage the entire body. Bliss or what?

The thermal experience has multiple areas to enjoy including pools and a sauna

It wasn’t too long before I went to get my treatments. I opted for the Blythswood Spa Taster, a great option for those not too familiar with the spa. As well as full access to the thermal experience, I started off with a Ishga back, neck and shoulder massage, gently working out the knots that come with the stresses and strains of daily life.

I asked the therapist for a medium to firm pressure, which started off uncomfortable but quickly turned to relief as those knots were pushed away.

The treatment rooms are beautifully appointed

Next, I enjoyed a Ishga facial, a rejuvenating facial designed to revitalise and repair. The organic range of products used combine mineral rich seaweed as the main ingredient, others include natural healing spring water, aloe vera, macadamia nut oil and cucumber extract. Seaweed is high in vitamins, minerals, trace elements and natural anti-oxidants considered essential for maintaining healthy, youthful skin.

Ishga is a Scottish skincare brand, found only in luxury spas

My lovely therapist took me to the relaxation room, where I sipped on peppermint tea and read a magazine, my toes under a soft duvet at the bottom of the reclining bed. How I managed to stay awake is beyond me! I was so relaxed.

After my shower, I went back up to the lounge and cafe situated within the spa for a prosecco afternoon tea. All I can say is wow! Delicious mini sandwiches, hot and fresh scones with jam and cream and expertly handcrafted tiny deserts topped with delicate decorations were laid out in front of us. It really was the most perfectly decadent way to end a very special spa experience.

Thinking of having a pre-wedding hen celebration at Blythswood Square Spa in Glasgow? Get in touch…

Visit the Blythswood Square Spa website | Book your spa appointment online | e. spa@blythswoodsquare.com | t. 0141 240 1622