What exactly is The Source?
It’s a two hour treatment which starts with a ritual washing the feet with river washed stones while you have your consultation. We then do a full body exfoliation using the body smoothing shower gel which removes dry skin cells, and then move onto the massage using poultices. We have a lot of traditional ingredients – lavender, oats, and elderflower which we grow on our own grounds and also use rosemary to soothe the mind. The poultices are heated in a steamer and are great for aches and pains and helping the oils to be absorbed. The massage also includes some manual work on the legs, back, neck and shoulders, arms, and scalp massage.
Where does it come from?
We created it working alongside ESPA to create something traditional for Scotland and unique to Gleneagles, hence the ingredients!
What is it supposed to do?
It’s great for aches and pains because of the heat and is also good for nourishing the skin, and generally relaxing.
Is there anything you do to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment?
The ingredients in the poultice are particularly special because they are traditionally Scottish and the elderflower is home grown which is a nice touch.
Is there anything you recommend clients to do pre or post-treatment to get the most out of it?
Afterwards, keep the oils on your skin and hair for as long as possible, avoid strenuous activity, and as a point of general aftercare, make sure you drink lots of water.
Is there anyone you particularly recommend the treatment for?
It’s mostly beneficial for anyone who has been on the golf course because it’s good for the muscles and we incorporate stretching techniques, and anyone wanting a longer massage.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t have this treatment and why?
As we use a nourishing body oil with no essential oils it doesn’t affect medication, it’s just extremely moisturising. If you have had recent operation or serious illness then it’s advisable to have a note from your doctor before the treatment. We can adapt the treatment for pregnancy, but would advise having a specific prenatal treatment.
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