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PureGray

PureGray

PureGray Spa & Gym

PureGray is Islay’s only spa and is a small sanctuary at The Machrie that provides a wide range of mind and body treatments for your wellbeing.

Our qualified team pride themselves on offering the best treatment and service to ensure your time is rewarding and relaxing.

We are delighted to be partnered with Aromatherapy Associates, a world-renowned company leading the way in outstanding treatments that offer appeal to both men and women.

Spa packages are available for a more extensive experience.

Visitor Information

Gift Certificates

PureGray gift certificates are available from the hotel reception and can be used at the spa or toward other hotel facilities

Bookings

Advance bookings are recommended to secure your preferred date and time.
Please contact 01496 302310 or at reservations@themachrie.com to enquire and book.
Credit card details will be required to secure your booking.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to your appointment so your session starts on time. Appointments will finish at the allotted time to prepare for the next guest.

Cancellations

Please contact us directly if your need to cancel your appointment, 48 hours prior, to avoid a 50% late cancellation charge,
In the event of a missed appointment. The full amount of the service booked will be charged.
Late arrival may limit our ability to offer the full treatment. Late arrivals may not automatically extend the treatment time. Full treatment cost will apply.

Opening Times

Spa & Sauna

Open daily, 9.30am-6pm

Gym

Our gym is exclusive to hotel guests and is open 24 hours a day

Treatments

For more than 30 years Aromatherapy Associates, a truly British brand, has been specialising in harnessing the natural healing powers of the finest natural ingredients, purest extracts and essential oils to include in their products and treatments.

Combined with their many years of experience as therapists they have seen first-hand how essential oils have effectively enhanced the state of people’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Their renowned and award-winning products and treatments have transformed the aromatherapy experience into something highly effective yet luxurious and exceptional.

Massage

The Ultimate Aromatherapy Experience

30 min | £28.50
50 min | £55
80 min | £75 (scalp and face massage included)

Your therapist will use carefully applied pressures to stimulate the nervous system, swedish and neuromuscular techniques to relieve muscular tension, and lymphatic drainage to encourage healthy circulation. This treatment works from your head to your toes, it will dissolve away all of your stress and tension. There are twelve signature oils to choose from, formulated with natural plant and flower oils with wonderful exotic scents and powerful therapeutic benefits for body and mind. This is an intense massage ritual drawn from a fusion of eastern and western techniques enabling the therapist to work on your body, mind and spirit.

Intensive Muscle Release

30 min | £28.50
50 min | £55

This deeply restorative treatment is specifically designed for tight, stressed and aching muscles. Whether it’s a heavy exercise schedule or too many hours spent sitting at your desk, when you push yourself to your limit, your body can easily become stiff, tight and painful. Swedish and cross muscle fibre massage techniques, with stretching and draining, are combined with essential oils known for their beneficial effects on the circulation. Black pepper, rosemary and ginger warm the muscles and help disperse the build-up of lactic acid that causes stiffness and pain. Calming lavender soothes and is anti-inflammatory. An intensive massage that works deep into stiff, tight aching muscles to instantly release pain and tension.

The Ultimate Machrie Relaxation Experience

60 min | £62.50

With its grounding techniques, this treatment will bring a sense of calm and serenity. Perfect for day or evening, depending on which blend you choose. Massage movements are focused on the back, scalp, face, neck and shoulders, and your therapist will share practices to help you truly and mindfully relax.

The Ultimate Machrie Destress Experience

60 min | £65

Designed with deeply releasing massage techniques that focus on your back, legs, scalp, neck and shoulders, this treatment will clear an overactive mind and relieve physical aches according to the blend you choose – “de-stress mind” or” de-stress muscle”.

Ultimate Rose Pregnancy Massage

50 min | £60

Feel nurtured and supported in a time of constant change. Choose from a selection of three oils each safely formulated to be used during pregnancy. Using the traditional aromatherapy pressure point massage for the upper back and paying attention to tight shoulders, this massage helps to relieve stress and tension. The legs are massaged to ease the heavy feeling that can come with pregnancy and a full scalp and facial massage, with treatment oil chosen specifically for your skin type, completes this top to toe treatment.

Alternative Therapies

Hot Stone Massage

40 min | £42.50

Hot stone massage melts away tension by combining all the benefits of a Swedish massage and the powerful effects of heat. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain. The heat of the stones relaxes clients’ deeper layers of muscle allowing the therapist to work more intensely. This massage is carried out over the back, neck, shoulders and back of the legs, truly reducing stress and promoting a deep sense of relaxation.

Indian Head Massage

45 min | £37.50

This traditional Ayurvedic massage is an ancient art, renowned for relieving the symptoms of stress, headaches, and migraines. This treatment promotes a healthy scalp, lustrous hair and mental clarity. A very relaxing treatment, this massage includes the head, face, back, neck, shoulders, scalp and arms.

Reflexology

30 min | £28.50
60 min | £58

Reflexology is a holistic therapy which aims to treat the whole body by working on the feet alone. The treatment is carried out on the principle that the reflexes on the feet correspond to all glands, organs and structures of the body. Stimulating these reflexes can help relieve many problems naturally and facilitate balance in the body creating a state of equilibrium and health.

Reiki

50 min | £55

A ancient Japanese technique to aid and promote relaxation and healing. It is carried out by “laying on hands” over certain areas of the body with an intention of healing and wellbeing to take place. The treatment is based on the idea that an unseen “ life force energy” flows from therapist to client.
Reiki treats the whole person including the body, mind, emotions and spirit resulting in the client feeling a deep sense of peace and calm.

Body Treatments

The Ultimate Detox Reviver
60 min | £60

This invigorating treatment is specifically designed for those looking for an intensive body detox. The perfect therapy when you are dieting, feeling sluggish and lacking energy.

The original Revive Morning blend of refreshing grapefruit, stimulating rosemary and diuretic juniper leave you feeling truly revitalised and your skin will appear bright, smooth and silky.

The ultimate trilogy of body brushing, exfoliation and mud mask stimulate lymph, remove dead skins cells while re-mineralising the skin. This enables the application of the Revive Body Gel, Revive Body Oil and Revive Body Lotion to penetrate efficiently into the body, resulting in a deeply recharged mind and reenergised body.

Facials

Ultimate Aromatherapy Associates Facial

30 min | £28.50
60 min | £65

A bespoke facial, designed to suit your individual skin needs. A combination of the finest pure essential oils and plant extracts are applied with specifically designed massage techniques, to restore and recondition the skin, leaving the complexion smooth and luminous.

Age Repair Facial

80 min | £70

This is natural, highly effective skincare to reduce the signs of ageing without using harsh chemicals.

This repairing and anti-ageing facial works with natural oils which stimulate collagen formation to deliver firm and tightened skin, whilst the anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranate and rosehip seed oil work on slowing down the effects of ageing skin.

True to aromatherapy associates’ skincare philosophy, your skin is prepared by cleansing and exfoliating with jojoba beads or corncob granules. It is then massaged using apple seed extract, raspberry seed oil and date palm oil which are renowned for their cell renewal and anti-oxidant effects. Two masks are applied, a rose gel to hydrate, and an intense strawberry seed and frankincense mask to firm and plump. Whilst the masks take effect, the eye area is taken care of with a lymphatic massage to improve skin suppleness and elasticity. For ultimate luxury your scalp is massaged to release stress and tension.

Deep Cleanse Facial

60 min | £65 (with steaming, extraction & hot towel compresses)

A purifying treatment for oily and combination skin. Powerful essential oils of lavender, ylang-ylang and tea tree are at the heart of this facial. With natural antibacterial properties, they penetrate deep into the skin, helping to regulate sebum production.

Cleansing and exfoliation is followed by steaming, extraction and a hot towel compress to refine the pores. A facial massage follows using drainage techniques to improve circulation and help eliminate toxins whilst special pressure points ease tension and stress. A freshwater mud mask is then applied to draw out dirt and harmful impurities. As relaxing as it is cleansing, this treatment also includes a scalp massage and hand and arm massage for complete care.

This treatment refreshes and balances, leaving the complexion super clean and fresh.

Essential Rose Facial

50 min | £45

This luxurious facial harnesses the regenerative properties of rose to nourish, soften and hydrate all skin types, especially dry, delicate and finely textured complexions. This treatment helps to boost your circulation and promote cell renewal and regeneration, leaving your skin radiant, dewy and delicately scented.

A calming frankincense inhalation helps you let go of the day’s stresses, turning your focus inward as your treatment begins. A scalp massage releases muscular tension and prepares you for your facial. Your skin is thoroughly cleansed, exfoliated and toned using our rose preparations, rich in pure regenerating damask rose, skin balancing geranium, and nourishing jojoba oil. A traditional aromatherapy pressure point massage combined with lymphatic drainage releases facial tension and congestion. Then while a hydrating facial mask goes to work, your arms and hands are massaged and your skin is finally treated with a deeply moisturising facial oil and moisturiser.

 

Men's Treatments

Ultimate Aromatherapy Associates Massage

30 min | £28.50
50 min | £55

This hero treatment starts with a consultation to find out what your emotional and physical needs are.
With your chosen oil, your therapist will use carefully applied pressures to stimulate the nervous system, Swedish and neuromuscular techniques to relieve muscular tension, and lymphatic drainage to encourage healthy circulation. This treatment works from your head to your toes, it will dissolve away all of your stress and tension. This is an intense massage ritual drawn from a fusion of eastern and western techniques enabling the therapist to work on your body, mind and spirit.

Intensive Muscle Release

30 min | £28.50
50 min | £55

This deeply restorative treatment is specifically designed for tight, stressed and aching muscles. Whether it’s a heavy exercise schedule or too many hours spent sitting at your desk, when you push yourself to your limit, your body can easily become stiff, tight and painful.
Swedish and cross muscle fibre massage techniques, with stretching and draining, are combined with essential oils known for their beneficial effects on the circulation
an intensive massage that works deep into stiff, tight aching muscles to instantly release pain and tension.

The Essential Men’s Facial

30 mins | £26.50
50 min | £55

A treatment suitable for all skin types, particularly dull skin looking for a deep cleanse. A deep cleansing and brightening facial that will leave skin looking clean, luminous and deeply hydrated with rich, invigorating essential oils and botanical extracts. To complement the relaxing properties of this treatment, a relaxing scalp massage is also performed, leaving you with a calm and comforted state of mind.

Manicures

At the Machrie, we pride ourselves on providing the most environmentally friendly and nail friendly treatments.

Shape & Polish
30 min | £15

Orlay GELFX
45 min – £26

Orlay GELFX is no ordinary gel manicure system. Their 3-in-1 Cleanser, Primer, and Basecoats are
power packed with a Vitamin-Infusion. This revolutionary formula nourishes nails with feel-good ingredients for durability, strength and shine Antioxidant Vitamins A + E help to promote healthy nails while Pro Vitamin B5 protects the structure of the natural nail. This System offers a chip-free shine for up to 14 days.

Gel polish removal – Price upon request

Pedicures

Shape & polish
30 min | £15

Orlay GELFX
45 min | £26

Traditional pedicure with polish
60 min | £40

Traditional pedicure with GELFX
80 min | £50

Orlay products are all vegan friendly and formulated without: Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, MEHQ/HQ, MIT, Parabens, Animal Derived Ingredients or Gluten.

Waxing

Half leg – 20 min | £15
Full leg – 50 min | £25
Bikini – 20 min | £10
Under arm – 15 min – £10
Brow – 15 min | £10
Brow & lip – 20 min | £15
Brow, lip & chin – 30 min | £22
Back wax – 20 min | £20

Tinting

Eyebrow – 20 min | £10
Eyelashes – 20 min | £10
Eyebrow & eyelash tint – 30 min | £18
Eyebrow tint & wax, eyelash tint – 40 min | £25

Patch test required 24 hours prior to tinting