Relax at The Gin Spa

The Gin Spa, Virginia Court

After over eight months separated from my friend, Joana, I knew I wanted to mark celebrate our reunion with something special. Gin is our chosen poison – a versatile spirit with no two brands quite being the same. So as an early Christmas present, I booked us into The Gin Spa for a day of relaxation, high tea… and gin.

The Gin Spa, Virginia Court
The Gin Spa, Virginia Court

The Gin Spa is the first of its kind, a bespoke spa inspired by gin and botanical elements. Many will be familiar with Cup and Gin 71, the Glasgow tea room which turns into a dedicated gin bar come evening. Well, The Gin Spa is their next venture and every gin lover’s dream!

We were met by Melanie as we arrived and were given a quick consultation and run through of the various treatment options as well as botanicals and essential oils used. As we sat we were handed a deck of cards and we had to choose three cards from a deck to discover the life affirmations on the other side. As we had our treatments we reflected on our affirmations.

Life Affirmations from The Gin Spa

Whilst Joana opted for a facial, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a back massage. My therapist Nicola really didn’t know what she was in for when she started working on my mess of a back. You know you are tense AF when the massage therapist really has to work on one knot for over 5 minutes! She really did a fantastic job – she put me completely at ease, I felt completely relaxed and could get out of my own head for the first time in weeks! Nicola took the time to explain issues I had with my back, highlighting areas of weakness that had been affecting me for a long time.

Now completely zen, I was rejoined with Joana and we were walked through their gin selection. Sipping on a goblet of Tanqueray No. 10 with Mediterranean tonic water, we were left to relax and catch up on eight months of gossip.

As we were leaving we were gifted with a brilliant wee goodie bag containing our affirmations, chocolates, and complimentary Eden Mills gin cocktails. I can’t thank the ladies enough for taking such good care of us and making our reunion so special.

I couldn’t have asked for a better first-time experience at the Gin Spa and cannot wait for my next visit!

Gin Spa Festive Afternoon Tea

If you are looking for gift ideas this festive season, then I can definitely recommend treating your loved ones to a trip to The Gin Spa. You can find out more about the services here:

Until next time,

Ashleigh x


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  1. I love in South West England, so absolutely miles away, but if I’m ever in Glasgow I NEED to visit this place! It looks amazing! Love the idea of combining two of my fave things – spas and gin <3

    Charlotte | x

    1. It’s a must if you ever visit Glasgow! It’s lovely! Better yet, its sister brand Gin 71 is across the way and does a lovely High Tea (with gin of course). x

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