So this week I headed to the Crowne Plaza Hotel’s Isis Spa to have a 75min full body hot stone massage. Now we all know I love my massages so 75 minutes worth of heaven was awaiting me!
After the initial problems with my booking and having to change it to a 10am start (not helpful after arriving home from Ireland the night before), I was hoping the treatment would unwind and relax me after all my travelling.
My thing with spas in Scotland is that they don’t offer/have enough pre/post spa facilities. I would love to have a spa treatment and then relax in saunas, pools, jacuzzis but there is not always this option which would be the downside for this spa review (though the hotel itself does have an onsite pool, gym).
On the plus side, after being taken to my treatment room, the massage was great. The scent, heat and decor of the treatment room where spot on. I did have a small issue with the bed, being tall, I found my feet where hanging off the table slightly and there was a pillow which meant when I was face down I had to turn my head to the side instead of having it face down.
After working on the pressure points on my face, the therapist placed and rubbed the hot stones up my body and used her hands to get into those hard to reach areas giving a relaxing massage. I would have preferred more pressure to be used around the back and shoulders and to have a head massage added to a full body massage but overall the treatment was good and the therapist was very chirpy and polite. I did feel that most of my knots and tensions where released with this treatment.