Glasgow’s new Gin Spa: let the relaxation be-gin!
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Dec 10, 2018
10 January 2019
Lauded as the UK’s first ‘gin-inspired botanical spa’, this boutique day spa opened its doors to the public at the end of 2017. With the rise of craft gin distilleries in the last few years in the UK – there are almost 300, and 131 of them are in Scotland – people are lining up in droves to get their gin fix in whatever form that might take.
Gin Spa is the brainchild of the folks behind Glasgow’s multi-award winning Gin17 gin bars and it offers a range of different treatments from massages and facials to pedicures. No matter the treatment, you’ll be treated to tea upon arrival and a complimentary gin and tonic afterwards from their Fever Tea trolley. As an added bonus, your post-treatment G&T will be matched to your treatment.
Choose your treatment based on how you want to feel at the end; happy, active, tranquil, pure, energised or detoxed. Using the JustBe Botanicals range from Scottish aromatherapist Gail Bryden, the treatments include scents such as pink grapefruit, lime, bergamot, lavender, clove, geranium and juniper, of course. There’s even a special blend for those who are pregnant.
If you fancy going all out and properly treating yourself, you can plump for one of Gin Spa’s package deals that come with such delights as an afternoon tea, complete with a glass of Prosecco, or a gin-inspired tasting menu along the road at Gin17. Package times range from ‘Just the Tonic’, a quick lunch-break ready 30 minutes, right up to a full-on 4-hour pamper session with ‘That’s the Spirit’.
The botanicals used in gin lend themselves perfectly to being used in aromatherapy, making this a winning combination in our book.
Photo by Gin Spa