Scottish Highlands-inspired spa experience to launch at Lush

The treatment will be offered at spas in Edinburgh and Glasgow from March 1.

Scottish Highlands-inspired spa experience to launch at Lush in Glasgow and Edinburgh Niall Hastie

A spa treatment inspired by the Scottish Highlands is set to launch at Lush’s largest flagship store in March.

The 60-minute full body hot stone massage will be offered from March 1 at the company’s spas in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

It will feature Highland spring water, “ancient stones carved with Scottish symbols” and is choreographed to a soundtrack of Gaelic historical folk songs re-recorded especially for the treatment.

The experience begins with a stone consultation using 250-million-year-old Scottish marble, carved with symbols which correspond to various different states of mind.

Guests can choose: “’The river’ to ebb and flow with life’s twists and turns, ‘simplicity’ to help focus on what matters, or ‘the rainbow’ to embrace hope and joy.”

Furze incense scents the treatment room, inspired by the Celtic ritual of “saining”, when dry branches are burned to cleanse and protect the environment. 

Designed to connect the client to nature, warm stones are applied and worked at pace across the shoulders, back, arms, legs and feet, aided by a solid massage oil bar infused with mugwort – a Scottish-grown ingredient traditionally used medicinally to settle the nervous system.


The Scotland-inspired treatment, named “The Highlands” is said to take client on a journey across the magical landscape, beginning in the heather surrounded by nature and birdsong, with the soundtrack and massage movements becoming more rhythmic and vigorous as if hiking up a mountain, until reaching the peak with a burst of fresh air, delivered in the form of cool stones applied gently to pressure points on the face.

Jordan Bates, spa manager at Lush Spa Glasgow, said: “The whole team here is so proud to showcase such a fantastic treatment celebrating the beauty of Scotland. The Highlands is a wonderful massage that is really effective at easing tension in the body with the use of hot basalt stones, and their warmth is so soothing and rejuvenating. 

“My favourite part of The Highlands is the journey you go on with the treatment, it being choreographed to such an emotive soundtrack. It encompasses some of the myths, legends, nature and landscape of the beautiful highlands and having it sung in Gaelic makes you feel so rooted in the rich history of Scotland.”

The treatment will launch nationwide at all Lush Spas in autumn 2024.

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