Enjoy a Wild Wellness Retreat or spa day at Gleneagles

Scottish country estate and hotel Gleneagles has launched a brand-new spa and wellness offering for Autumn 2021

Its new spa offers a luxurious space for relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation, alongside a new range of wellness experiences and treatments. 

The state-of-the-art space has been completely redesigned – creating a place to truly unwind and disconnect from the distractions and stresses of modern life.

The spa’s sensory, pared back design, thoughtful dining and diverse relaxation spaces ensure complete serenity.

Harnessing the power of nature to boost wellbeing has been the guiding principle in the spa’s reinvention and, for the first time, Gleneagles is producing its own balms, oils and scrubs derived from herbs and plants found on the estate and in the surrounding Perthshire countryside. 

This new chapter will cement Gleneagles’ position as Scotland’s leading wellness destination, offering guests and members a holistic approach to wellbeing alongside partnerships with some of the world’s finest wellness brands. 

The new launch sees Dr. Barbara Sturm unveil her first UK residency outside of London. 

It offers cutting-edge, medically inspired spa treatments incorporating Dr. Sturm’s Molecular Cosmetics skincare collection, while ‘Queen of Green’ Tata Harper also offers a range of bespoke treatments. 

Joining the spa line-up is leading naturopath and nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson, who has created new menus for the Spa and Garden Cafés as well as hosting specially curated retreats later this year and in 2022. 

Gleneagles guests can choose between a range of overnight or day spa retreats.

Each day spa package, including specialist Tata Harper retreats, will include a two-course lunch in the Wellness Café and full access to the spa and health club facilities. 

A NEW IN-HOUSE RANGE OF BOTANICAL OILS & TREATMENTS

Indulgent scents inspired by the Scottish countryside and designed to restore the balance of body and mind have been created, offering a new line of bespoke essential oil blends, balms and scrubs.

The ingredients – borage, sea buckthorn, rosehip, St. John’s Wort and pine – can be found on the Gleneagles estate and throughout the Perthshire countryside. 

Chosen for their uplifting, detoxifying or relaxing properties, the new range of essences has been used to create six bespoke signature treatments. 

The Long Exhale, for example, which is Gleneagles’ Signature Treatment, incorporates body stretches delivered with flax seed, borage and sea buckthorn oils infused with neroli, rose otto and sandalwood balm followed by Jade Comb face and scalp massages.

DR BARBARA STURM

The UK’s first Dr. Barbara Sturm residency outside of London offers the opportunity to experience her medical-led approach to skin in two new exclusive treatment rooms. 

The dedicated Dr. Barbara Sturm treatments include a range of facials such as the signature #sturmglow.

There will also be a series of retreats led by a resident Dr. Barbara Sturm aesthetician launching later this year. 

Hailed as one of the great pioneers of the skincare world and renowned for non-surgical anti-ageing treatments and methods, Dr. Barbara Sturm offers an aesthetic alternative to drastic and high-risk procedures. 

Her skincare product line and philosophy follow the principle of ‘less is more’, with each ingredient carefully chosen to heal rather than attack the skin.

Products are also free from synthetic fragrances, aggressive preservatives and mineral oils.

TATA HARPER

Gleneagles has welcomed the globally loved beauty ‘Queen of Green’, Tata Harper, whose 100% natural and all-organic treatments have all been created exclusively for Gleneagles. 

Together with the hotel, Tata has developed a menu centred around three treatment options that can be experienced as a facial or full body massage – Balance & Grounding; Soothe & Rest and Illuminate & Energise. 

Each treatment incorporates progressive techniques such as chromotherapy; breath work; singing bowl rituals, and lymphatic drainage. 

The signature Gleneagles ‘Sensorial Resets’ captivate all five senses for a complete recalibration of the skin, body and mind in one transformative treatment.

ROSEMARY FERGUSON

Leading naturopath, nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner Rosemary Ferguson has collaborated with Gleneagles to offer specially curated dishes in both the Spa and Garden Cafés. 

Rosemary will also be hosting three one-off, three-night retreats in Autumn 2021, Winter 2022 and Spring 2022.

A pre-arrival virtual consultation with Rosemary will give guests the opportunity to discuss any gut or nutrition related issues in advance of their visit while she will be available throughout the retreat for a series of one-to-one consultations.

As well as to nutrition-specific sessions and experiences, guests will have the opportunity to explore Gleneagles’ 850-acres of surrounding estate and partake in a number of alfresco wellbeing activities such as mountainside yoga, wild swimming and silent hikes with meditation.

WILD WELLNESS RETREATS

Gleneagles’ new Wild Wellness retreat – a mindful and restorative nature-based wellness programme – offers a dose of holistic healing.  

Guided by the principle that exposure to nature has serious restorative and health-boosting powers, the two-day retreat invites guests to reconnect with the natural rhythm of the dramatic Scottish landscape and to nurture the mind, body and soul.

Rates at Gleneagles start from £475 based on two sharing and including breakfast. Retreats are priced separately.

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