Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow is a gorgeously luxurious 10,000 square foot spa in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland offers organic, holistic facial and body treatments, nine unique treatment rooms, a thermal suite, two relaxation rooms, several dry and wet saunas, ice fountains, water fall massage pools, cold showers, and steam rooms, plus a large lounge and café serving up luxuriant, nutritious snacks and meals. Explore the Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow and find out why people travel from all over the United Kingdom and Europe to visit this new age, holistic spa.
The Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Address: 811 Blythswood Square
Glasgow G2 4AD, UK
Services: Organic couples, individual &
custom tailored massages,
soaks, body wraps, and more.
Price Range: $200 – $800
Phone Number: +44 (0) 141 240 1622
Located inside the 5-star Kimpton Blythswood Squre hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow was positively heavenly. We were given special permission to come in during the time the spa was closed to photograph it (normally the spa doesn’t allow cameras of any kind), and it was so much fun to have free reign over this gorgeous space. The spa uses only organic products, so we felt perfectly at peace knowing there wasn’t anything suspect in the products of the treatments we received. The Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow has won numerous European awards for excellence, and it was very easy to see why. There was an effortless sense of tranquility, and relaxation that many spas try and fail to produce, that immediately put us at ease and invited us to unwind.
The interior was dimly lit, with recessed lights spread unobtrusively throughout the space, creating an almost surreal glow within the spa. We were invited to first shower off and dress in our swimsuits in the lorckerrooms, and from there we were ushered into the main spa area, that had a high ceiling, and was a winding path full of saunas, ice baths, pools, waterfalls, and more. With the ability to move freely from space to space, we began with one of my husband’s favorite activities, sitting in a sauna – it must be in his Scandinavian blood. He could live inside of a sauna, but after about 10 minutes, I headed out to the open showers, rinsed off, and then made my way to the circular jet pool in the middle of the spa. This was relaxing, but the water was roughly room temperature, so I quickly became cold and headed to a warmer bath. Robin met up with me once he had finished luxuriating in the infra-red sauna and had rinsed off, and we swam in the waterfall pool towards the back of the spa.
There is a small room off to the right side of the pool, accessible by swimming into it, where we were told to kiss for good luck. Evidently, the hotel was built upon the site couples used to kiss goodbye before the men went off to war with English invaders. It’s said that those who kissed in the right spot would come back safely from war. Hopefully we never have to live through any wars, but we never miss a chance to kiss in a historic place, so of course we went for it! After our swim and kiss, we tried the ice “bath”, which is dispensed from the machine in the first photo. It’s really just a shoot that delivers ice cubes made from purified lach water, that when rubbed upon skin helps tighten pores, increase circulation, improve elasticity, and help even out skin tones. It felt very refreshing!
We are both Scottish, and wanted to experience the most Scottish spa treatments we could, so we opted for 5 of them, to make a relaxing day of it. We started off with a salt & oil scrube, which exfoliated and moisturized our skin with sea salt from the North Sea, and locally made body oil. Next we enjoyed a couple’s massage, and Ishga Scottish seaweed facials which helped improve collagen levels in the skin and made my face glow after a long month of traveling and hiking in the Scottish wilderness. Next we had a Detoxifying Rhassoul for 2 soak, where we covered in Moroccan clay and left to steam like little dumplings in a bamboo steamer. Robin was so relaxed and at peace that he fell asleep haha. Finally, we soaked in the Scottish Seaweed bath, which was so much fun, even though normally I hate when seaweed touches me when I’m swimming in a lake. The last seaweed bath made me feel like a Scottish mermaid, which let’s be honest, is all I want out of life haha. It was an unbelievably unique and refreshing spa day!
The Décor of the spa had subtle Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, and everything was floor to ceiling marble, making it a bit slippery, but also very beautiful and romantic. Outside of the spa is café that serves up local Scottish delicacies, champagne from France, and even imported wagyu beef dishes from Japan. After a day of relaxing at the spa and enjoying several spa treatments, all of which were positively excellent, we headed to Bo & Birdie in the hotel’s atrium. I highly recommend visiting Spa at Blythswood Square in Glasgow if you’re ever in the city, you certainly won’t regret it!
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