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Spas in Glasgow: things to know before you go

Maybe you’re booking a spa for the first time. Or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran of the massage table. Either way – check out these common questions and find out more about spas in Glasgow.

What massage treatments can you get at a spa?

Massage is the most popular type of spa treatment – and as such, you’ll find lots of different types available at Glasgow’s spas. But remember that everybody is different – and every body is different – so it’s important to pick the right massage treatment for you. The main types of massage are:

  • Swedish massage. Great for first timers, this Scandinavian massage promotes circulation, relaxation and wellbeing.
  • Deep-tissue massage. If you struggle with tension muscles, a deep-tissue massage can knead out those knots and leave you feeling revitalised.
  • Reflexology. An ancient practice focusing on your feet. Reflexology treatment channels energy through your body to encourage healing and relaxation.
  • Hot stone massage. This one uses heat to nourish your body with oxygen and nutrients, which can help relieve pain in muscles and joints.
  • Sports massage. Athletes use sports massage to boost their sporting performance – but this type of massage can help anyone unwind and relieve muscular tension.

What are the benefits of spa treatment?

Spa treatments in Glasgow help to re-centre your mind as well as bring balance back to your body. While Glasgow’s an amazing place, the trappings of a city can leave you tired and drained. Escaping the pressures of work, the rush-hour home and the crowds of the city centre is something we all need from time to time. Alongside giving you time out from the hustle and bustle of city life, spa treatments such as facials and massages can offer these benefits:

  • Improved circulation
  • Detoxification
  • Stronger immune system
  • Less stress
  • Greater wellbeing
  • Quicker healing and recovery
  • Improved sleep
  • Relieved aches and pains
  • Exfoliated, glowing skin

What is the best spa in Glasgow?

Many of the best spa deals in Scotland in Glasgow – and you’d probably expect that level of choice in the country’s biggest city. Dotted around the city centre, it doesn’t matter if you’re located in the Merchant City or in the quirky West End, you can find a quality spa near you.

  • 200 SVS is a centrally located spa offering a variety of treatments, including a luxurious couples’ massage. It’s perfect if you like dropping into town on a weekend – or if you live in the city centre.
  • Bannatyne’s Health Club is a short drive from Glasgow – but it’s worth escaping the madness of Glasgow to visit one of the best-rated spas in Scotland. With a range of top-class treatments, facilities and food offers, it offers the perfect getaway for tired souls.

For a specific type of treatment, try one of Glasgow’s beauty salons instead – there are many options in the West End, South Side and across the outskirts of town.

What is a pamper package?

A pamper package is a combination of two or three spa treatments. It typically includes a massage and another type health and beauty treatment – ranging from a manicure or pedicure, to eyebrow threading. A pamper package usually lasts a couple of hours, giving you enough time to really relax and unwind. Pamper packages are available at many spas in Glasgow including:

  • Ezina, located in the heart of the West End, where you can indulge in a facial before tucking into some food and drink at the many fine dining options in the area.
  • Maria’s Hair and Beauty, Further west and out of town, here you can get a party pamper package tailor made for big nights out.