As much as I absolutely adored the bedroom at Stobo Castle, there’s no denying the fact that if you’re at the hotel, you are probably there to enjoy the spa. It’s the definition of heavenly – throughout your stay you can float through the place in a fluffy housecoat, and soak up the atmosphere.
From the spa store, which is stocked to the brim with Decleor, Caudelie and every other glitzy skincare brand you could imagine, to an adorable little cafe, where you can order everything from cocktails to coffee, it’s an absolute haven to relax in, and I haven’t even mentioned the facilities!
There are a whole menu of steam rooms and saunas to choose from, as well as a fully equipped gym, instructor-led classes, and the most fabulous of swimming pools and hot tubs. Since everyone was busy enjoying themselves and relaxing, I didn’t want to swing my camera around in there (I know I wouldn’t want my photo taken whilst chilling out!) but believe me, the facilities are just incredible!
So, after spending a rather heavenly evening tucked in the Lennox Room, I padded down the next morning to the spa, decked out in my housecoat and slippers, completely ready for my Darphin Deep Rebalancing Full Body Massage.
Darphin are one of those brands I just adore – so when I saw them on the extensive treatment menu, I just couldn’t resist! Coupled with the fact that I’ve been working my tail off, and I felt in need of a little r&r, the massage sounded like exactly what I was after!
So, after having a bit of time to enjoy the spa, I got led upstairs by my therapist, Claire, who couldn’t have been nicer, to my room, which was located upstairs in the spa. Somewhat dimly lit, with a huge, comfy massage table and a selection of Darphin oils, I got myself comfy, and Claire talked through the oils’ benefit, as well as how ‘deep’ the massage was going to be.
Considering how tense my back and shoulders were, I told her to just do her thing, and what followed was the most heavenly hour you can imagine. Using a citrus based oil, Claire got to grips with every knot and kink in my back, neck, shoulders and anywhere else, with absolute expert precision. After I’d been massaged with the oil, I was then coated in moisturiser which meant that not only was I completely blissed out, but my skin felt silky soft too. I can’t describe how much I floated out of the room, and the difference in my back was incredible – not only was I seriously limbered up, but for days afterwards I felt like I’d had an incredible work out.
It was ab absolutely perfect way to wrap up at stay at Stobo Castle, and honestly, I’m already planning a rerun visit!
Darphin’s Deep Rebalancing Full Body Massage is priced at £82 and can be booked here.