Last weekend I was lucky enough to get to head along with Ally to the gorgeous Hilton Glasgow to try out their Ocean Rooms Spa and take a good look around. I am often asked for recommendations for Spas in Glasgow and I am happy to have a new one to give the full BeautyH2T stamp of approval to. Especially one that offers some seriously affordable pampering deals too!
We headed along before out appointments to try out the hotels leisure facilities where they kitted us out with big robes and towels, and we enjoyed a lazy couple of hours swimming and swapping between the sauna and steam room. It is so nice to get ready for a treatment by fully unwinding and switching off. I will say that the pool area can certainly get busy as there were hotel guests along with a number of people taking advantage of groupon vouchers there, but when you are getting the use of the facilities for free with your treatments you can't be too bothered and there was plenty of rotation as people headed off for treatments. We were then collected poolside ( making you feel so VIP!) by our therapists and headed into the sumptuous couples room which was really beautiful and soothing.
We each had a therapist who discussed with us what we were looking to achieve both in massage pressure for the full body treatment and in our tailored Elemis facial to follow. Ally had never had a facial before and although looking panicked at being asked if he used Elemis before ( a foreign language to a man I had to wean off soap) he was guided through the products and what would work best for his very sensitive skin.
First up was the deep tissue body massage and I am so pleased to say this was the BEST I have ever had. The therapist left no stone unturned and I was truly worked from the roots of my hair to each individual toe, I was in heaven! Her use of pressure and combination of styles including spine stretching and abdomen work to help digestion were so expertly executed that it was a complete joy. The little details such as how they incorporate their movement of the various towels they require during the treatment just gives that extra professional touch that leaves you unaware of how they are working around you and allow you to fully lose yourself. Usually in a massage I struggle to relax and spend half my time wondering how long is left etc, but this just kept going which was amazing, every time I thought there was no where left to be worked on- there was!
I was completely in another world when it was then time for the facial which included further massage of my neck and scalp ( bliss) Elemis products for my clogged combination skin were applied and worked into the skin and all smelled heavenly and left me looking really bright afterwards. I was super intrigued to hear how Ally had found it and pleased to report he loved it, of course he nodded off in parts ( he could sleep through a colonic I imagine) but his skin which reacts to pretty much everything and is painfully dry, looked rested and hydrated. It was amazing to get his opinions on the whole experience as often men perceive it as a very 'girly' thing to do, but he was really impressed with how his therapist worked so hard on the major trouble areas of his back and how soothing the facial was.
The couples room was a really fantastic experience and it would be fab for friends to enjoy together too- there is no interruption from having someone in a bed a little away from you and it was nice to get settled in and ready again afterwards together. We were both thrilled with our experience of the Oceans Rooms Spa and I am even more impressed with some of the deals I noticed they were running, with half day escape packages for only £35 pp and including an Elemis Facial, a back, neck or shoulder massage and facilities use thrown in- a real bargain! They are also still offering the amazing overnight stay for two complete with breakfast and an Elemis treatment for £99 pp which would make such a lovely getaway.
It doesn't hurt that the spa and pool are located in such an attractive hotel complete with gorgeous Bars and an afternoon tea I have heard rave reviews about, and you can even have a cut and blow dry for only £20 in their in-house hairdressers!
Thanks so much to the lovely team for having us both along- to discuss any of the deals you can contact the spa on 0141 248 8372 you can even check out their superb last minute deals here