A Relaxing Hot Stone Massage

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick, Scotland, announces the introduction of ishga, the organic Scottish skincare line which uses hand harvest seaweed from the Outer Hebrides. From 1st May 2015, the Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa will offer its spa guests a range of seven ishga seaweed based treatments for the face and body plus a full line of retail products.

ishga (the name is derived from the Gaelic word for water), is rich in the benefits of the properties of seaweed; the products also include an organic selection of essential oils, cucumber extracts, aloe vera, lemon peel and macadamia ingredients. Designed to target specific needs for all skin types the mineral rich extract of the seaweed heals the skin and the properties are ideal for maintaining healthy, youthful and glowing skin.

ishga has been developed on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, where the company sources and creates the highest quality of natural ingredients provided by the natural Scottish seaweed. ishga also works closely with Scottish Natural Heritage and SEPA to ensure the seaweed harvesting is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Introducing the new ishga line, Jeanette Jones, Managing Director of leisure and spa at Macdonald Hotels says:

"We are excited to be introducing the Scottish skincare line, ishga into the Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa which is one of our signature spa hotels in Scotland. As a Scottish company we believe there is excellent synergy between our two brands and the addition of ishga will add a more localised experience to our spa guests. Seaweed has strong therapeutic benefits on both the skin and the mind and this fits in with our own ethos for offering spa experiences which make a real difference to the wellness of our guests."

The ishga treatments available will be:

ishga Hot Stone Massage, Prices from £70.00

A full body massage incorporating heated Basalt stones which instantly relax the muscles, allowing the treatment to work at a deeper level. Hot stones are useful for easing out tension and reducing aches & pains. The stones are placed along the chakras to open up energy pathways. A seaweed base oil with lemon grass, lavender and juniper will detoxify and regenerate the skin.

ishga Facial, Prices from £60.00

A rejuvenating facial designed to revitalise and repair. The organic range of products used combine mineral rich seaweed as the main ingredient, others include natural healing spring water, aloe vera, macadamia nut oil and cucumber extract. Seaweed is high in vitamins, minerals, trace elements and natural anti-oxidants considered essential for maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Suitable for all skin types. Particularly useful for toning, firming, nourishing, as well as repairing and protecting the skin from environmental damage.

ishga Seaweed Body Wrap, Prices from £65.00

A powerful Hebridean sea salt and oil scrub with body wrap. This combines the detoxifying and nourishing effect of the purest seaweed gel with the stimulating and hydrating properties of the scrub. The treatment is designed to eliminate toxins, reduce cellulite, boost energy and improve skin tone.


Ishga Salt and Oil Scrub 25 minutes Mon - Thu £40 & Fri - Sun £45

Ishga Invigorating Massage 55 minutes Mon - Thu £60 & Fri - Sun £65

Ishga Express Facial 25 minutes Mon - Thu £40 & Fri - Sun £45

Ishga Express Massage 25 minutes Mon - Thu £40 & Fri - Sun £45​