Ever had a massage so good you’re left not knowing what year it is? Or a facial that leaves your skin so glow-ey it can be seen from space? Well, maybe not from space, but you know what we mean. With so many of us living more sedentary lives nowadays, a good massage can do wonders for our health if done regularly, as well as other beauty treatments. Because finding the perfect spot out of all the beauty salons in Glasgow can be a mission and a half, we’ve gathered a list of the best places for treatments in the UK’s friendliest city for some much-needed self care.
1. Ethereal Beauty
Number one on our list is Ethereal Beauty, a newly opened beauty salon in a stunning historical building. Tash, who is the owner of the salon, does treatments from facials to blissful massages, and from nails to hair removal. With a passion for her craft, Tash puts the client in the centre of the experience, making sure the person’s needs are met while taking extra time where needed. With so many businesses having back-to-back treatments nowadays, one can sometimes feel rushed as everything’s counted by the second. However, that’s not the case with Ethereal Beauty, as not only will Tash take her time to make sure everything’s done to perfection, but also give guests plenty of time to relax post treatment.
If you’re after a massage, go for the ESPA Inner Calm Massage that is a full body massage that takes 55 minutes and invigorates all the senses. The aromatherapy experience will help alleviate stress, encourage deep relaxation and relieve tension. And that’s not all: a full sensory experience is promised with rose quartz crystal face massage for some self love, as well as a pink hair & scalp mud massage for some extra nourishment. To view and book treatments, visit the Ethereal Beauty website.
2. The Gin Spa
2 Virginia Ct, G1 1TN
Hold onto your gin and tonics, The Gin Spa is a thing and it’s in Glasgow. As a multi-award winning innovative destination spa located in Merchant City, The Gin Spa opened in 2017. Ever since, it has been a clear favourite amongst gin enthusiasts, offering treatments, packages, tastings and afternoon tea experiences. The Gin Spa’s focus is on the customer experience itself, and offers a specific range of treatments specialising in massages and facials (and a wide variety of gin, of course!). For instance, the Gin To Your Tonic package allows 6o minutes of spa treatments of your preference for two, followed by a prosecco afternoon tea and a complimentary gin and tonic from the Fevertree Trolley. You can view and book your treatments here.
3. THAW Outdoor Spa at Blythswood Square Hotel
11 Blythswood Square, G2 4AD
It’s official, a one-of-a-kind, Scandinavian- inspired outdoor spa experience, THAW, The Winter Spa Garden, has opened its doors in Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow city centre. The newly opened pop-up wellness addition invites guests to soak in an open-air hot tub and a Scandinavian sauna and steam room. Alongside the rejuvenating amenities, hotel guests will receive a 55-minute treatment menu, and those wanting to book can opt for a treatment only or Unwind & Dine package during weekends with dinner included. Plus, the outdoor garden is only open until March 31, 2023, so best to book before it goes. You can check out all the treatments and book here.
4. Ocho Spa
10 Speirs Wharf, G4 9TB
Ocho Spa is another one on our list, as it has a myriad of unique treatments to choose from. For example, the Tropical Black Sand Experience spa treatment is a noteworthy one, as guests are pampered with tropical aromatherapy and black sand that exfoliates dead skin cells, before receiving a bamboo and seashell massage on the back of the body, finishing off with a soothing therapeutic massage on the front, all while surrounded by mango and lime scents. Other treatments offered are from massages to facials, and from waxing to nails and eyes. Ocho Spa also offers Mum-To-Be packages, as well as Hen Party packages, so there is something for everyone. To view all the treatments and book, go to the Ocho Spa website.
5. Charisma Studio
93 West Regent Street, G2 2BA
With their own Miracle Facial and hair range, Charisma Studio is a well-established business with a strong portfolio of treatments available. While the focus is on semi-permanent make-up and hair, Charisma studio has plenty of facials, massages and body treatments to choose from. A truly extravagant treatment to be had at the studio is the Static Magnetic Facial, which is described as ‘the process of energy renewal’, where quantum physics is used to stimulate skin regeneration. The facial uses negatively polarised gold magnets or a matrix, depending on the person, to trigger skin tissue. This matrix is based on Chinese acupuncture points and unique to each person, where the energy from each magnet is then passed onto the guest’s cells to reenergise the skin. You can book treatments at Charisma Studio here.