If relaxation and getting away from it all are top of your list, look no further than a visit to one of Inverness's premium facilities – Bannatyne's Spa.
Featuring state-of-the-art facilities including a Relaxation Room, equipped with several heated mosaic tiled loungers, and a dual treatment room for couples' massage, the Spa specialises in luxurious and pampering treatments including Bamboo Massage and Lava Shells Massage, as well as Elemis award-winning facials and Gelish manicures.
Bannatyne's new Bamboo Massage is a unique therapy that provides stress relief and helps to strengthen muscles, aid lymph drainage and boost circulation. Bamboo Massage is a powerful treatment which uses silky bamboo canes to deliver a truly unique and indulgent experience.
Soothing and tranquil, the Lava Shells Massage treatment uses tiger-striped clam shells from the South Pacific, which are heated naturally thanks to an eco-friendly formula of minerals and ingredients including dried sea kelp and salt water.
Ideal for people who are suffering from stress or muscle tension, or for those who just want to relax, the warm soothing shells are expertly glided over the body with varying pressures, techniques, and precision enabling the therapist to reach the deepest aches and pains and achieve a firmer pressure than the bare hand. The radiating heat from the shells enables deeper muscle tension to be treated and released leaving you feeling instantly stress free and rejuvenated.
The spa also specialises in long-lasting Gelish manicures, which use a special gel polish which is cured under a UV lamp to produce a instantly dry manicure which can last without chipping for up to three weeks.
Those looking for head-to-toe pampering, or simply wanting to keep locks looking luscious, can take advantage of the spa's Wella Professional Hair Salon. The salon uses Wella's salon-only products that directly match your hair type from the Wella SP and Wella Nioxin ranges.
Just five minutes drive from the centre of Inverness, the spa is conveniently located and you can enjoy some retail therapy as well as beauty therapy.
Guests on spa days at Inverness can also use the swimming pool, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi facilities as part of their relaxing and pampering experience.
Spa Manager Laura Telford said: "Bannatyne's is a strong British brand and all of our spa treatments tie in with our strong belief in health and well-being. Our treatments represent indulgent but affordable luxury, and will appeal to all who are looking for pampering and a little bit of me time.
"Once you've experienced the Bannatyne's Spa experience, you'll be wanting to book in a second treatment, as you will be left feeling calm, relaxed, nourished and restored. Our treatments, which are all carried out by fully-qualified and trained therapists, are perfect for a special occasion, following a workout, or after a stressful day at work."
Bannatyne's Spa in Inverness can be found at The Inshes Retail and Leisure Park, Sir Walter Scott Drive, Inverness, IV2 3TW.
Tel: 01463 663700
It is open 9am to 5:30pm, Saturday to Monday and 9am to 8:30pm, Tuesday to Friday.