Self-Care For Students: The Top 5 Edinburgh Spas

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For those students living and studying in Edinburgh, we get that uni can be super stressful, but the good news is, there are a ton of fabulous Edinbugh spas!

What better way to wind down from the stresses and strains of everyday life than a spa day?

We’ve spent some time collating together a list of the top places to soothe your mind, body, and soul in Edinburgh.

So students, get ready to spoil yourself after lockdown – you totes deserve it! 

1. Pure Spa & Beauty

Pure Spa & Beauty

If you are a fan of Elemis spa treatments, PURE Spa is the one for you!

The contemporary design of the spa is sophisticated and relaxing, with a brilliant relaxation room where you can completely unwind after your treatment and enjoy some complimentary fruit juice.

Here in Edinburgh, we are lucky to have 3 amazing locations where you can experience a PURE Spa; Lothian Road, Rose Street & Newhaven.

At the Newhaven site you can use the pool facilities an hour before your treatment and will receive a comfortable robe and slippers before heading into your treatment room to enter a world of relaxation.

They offer tailored massages and body therapies alongside anti-aging facials designed to rejuvenate and refresh, so you will be sure to find the right treatment for you!

Facials start from £50 and massages from £22, with amazing packages if you are looking to share the experience with friends and family!

2. The Balmoral

The Balmoral edinburgh spas

Found at No. 1 Princes Street with its own splendid clock tower, you will be stepping foot into one of the most famous Edinburgh spas.

From the moment you walk in the door you get the sense of pure luxury, accompanied with a relaxing and professional ambiance.

With a variety of massages available and beauty treatments available, you will be sure to find something just right for you to relax and revive yourself.

Take some time in between treatments to enjoy a glass of Scottish mineral water infused with seasonal fruit in the quiet poolside area or go all out and enjoy an enormous afternoon tea in their opulent Palm Court.

If you don’t fancy a treatment, you can book to use their amazing spa facilities which include a 15m pool with a chic poolside cafe, Turkish steam room, dry Finnish sauna, fully equipped gym, and exercise room!

You can book a number of different treatments/packages at The Balmoral – with this popular spa day for two for only £99 being a hit on the Red Letter Website.

3. One Spa

One spa

One Spa is part of the luxurious Sheraton Grand Hotel located just off Lothian Road on Festival Square.

Escape the busy city life, throw your worries and cares aside for the day to contrate purely on yourself, and enjoy Scotland’s most renowned urban thermal spa experience.

Their facilities are second to none and have everything you need to re-energise your body and soul.

They have an amazing infinity rooftop hydro pool, rainforest showers, and a unique thermal suite experience, which has a range of uplighting water, salt, and heat experiences!

To add to this all they offer a wide range of facial and body treatments, from the Essential Body and Aromatherapy Massages to Chakra Balancing, Ayurvedic Treatments, and holistic Made for Life Organics treatments that encourage mindfulness, the choice is yours!

Their massages treatments start at £54 and you can upgrade for only £20 to have full use of their Aqua Experience!

4. Norton Hotel Spa

Edinburgh spas

Norton House Hotel is a Victorian mansion built in 1840 which is set in 55 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Edinburgh, close to Edinburgh Airport.

This is another one of the fabulous Edinburgh spas you need to visit, which is located sunken in the original walled garden and provides the ultimate space for calm and relaxation.

There is a wide range of treatments available, which you can customise or combine to create the perfect spa day and all their treatments use the amazing Elemis and ishga (made from Hebridean seaweed) products!

Not only do you get to indulge in a spa treatment, but you can take full advantage of all the hotel facilities whilst enjoying your spa day.

They have a variety of different packages available on their website, which you can enjoy a treatment by yourself, arrange a group package and treatment with afternoon tea – they have something to cater for everyone!

5. Lush Spa

Lush spa edinburgh spas

If you love Lush or want to experience something different from your usual spa experience, Lush Spa is a must-try!

Each treatment therapist is highly knowledgeable and professional from the moment you meet them and will have a consultation with you before selecting the products for your treatment!

The best part? treatment is choreographed perfectly with the music, starting off slow and calming, then becoming invigorating as the treatment comes to an end.

The spa area is beautiful and is situated downstairs from the shop floor in a soundproofed area – you would never tell you were below one of the busiest shops on Princes Street!

The treatments themselves are slightly more expensive than other spa’s but are so worth it as each one is an experience timed precisely to the music and not just a simple massage – it really is a 5-star experience!

We hope you enjoyed this list of Edinburgh spas, it’s very easy for students to forget about self-care, and it’s so important for wellbeing! Whichever one you choose, be sure to relax, unwind, and chill.

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