a holiday might be the ultimate way to relax, a gorgeous spa
treatment definitely comes a close second.
pay day FINALLY arriving after the longest month ever, it’s the
perfect time to treat yo’self to some TLC and invest in some
rounded up some of the best treatments in Ireland to help you find
exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s a de-stressing massage,
a skin detox or serious exfoliation.
there’s any amazing ones we’ve missed, let us know in the comments!
Massage – Essence Of Beauty, Dun Laoghaire
you read that right. This treatment involves being massaged with
chocolate, or at least a chocolate-like substance as the real stuff
might be a bit sticky. It’s part of their Perfect Bliss package,
which also contains facial, brow shape, full manicure and
pedicure, and it’s only €95!
Polish – Merrion Hotel, Dublin
super smooth skin is one of the best feelings ever and this 25
minute treatment involves
having your whole body brushed and exfoliated before being
treated with hot towels. Add some moisturising balm and body silk
spray and you’re ready to go. A great one for tan fans.
Eclat Cocoon Facial – Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
may have had a hot stone body massage before but this
using them on your face for “deep hydration and sheer
relaxation”. Sounds good to us. Lough Eske is also one of the
most beautiful hotels in the country so hang around for a cuppa after
and you’ll feel like a queen.
Seaweed Bath – Delphi Resort, Connemara
you’re stuck for Valentine’s Day ideas, we’ve got one for you. How
about a romantic stroll around stunning Connemara before sharing
full of seaweed with
your significant other? The benefits of seaweed are
many, including lowering stress and easing skin
conditions like psoriasis. Aside from all that, it feels unreal.
Diamond & Gold Skin Revival – Inchydoney Hotel, Cork
you missed out on the Euromillions but want to feel like you have
€88.5 million in your back account, why not have gold flakes
applied to your face, decolletage and hands? Both gold and diamonds
are said to have healing and anti-ageing properties and this
treatment helps to “balance your skin and remove toxins from the
Organic Spiced Mud Wrap – Ice House Hotel, Mayo
award-winning spa offers a wide range of treatments but the one that
caught our eye is the mud
which involves ‘purifying elements of peat’ with organic ginger and
cinnamon to firm and tone the skin.
Oil Flotation – Monart Spa, Wexford
an age when we’re constantly bombarded with information and
notifications, flotation treatments are becoming more and more
popular as they give you a chance to shut down completely.
is a great stress buster and includes a fab scalp massage too.
Legends Treatment – Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
sitting still for an hour while getting rubbed up and down by a
stranger isn’t your cup of tea, why not try this amazing
you choose a Hollywood icon – Grace Kelly, Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn
and Brigitte Bardot – and you get a hairstyle, manicure and drink to
match. Brigitte’s includes tousled locks, lavender pink nails and a
Kir Royale. Perfection.
Ashford Castle Ritual – Ashford Castle, Mayo
This Mayo hotel was awarded the title of Best Spa Hotel in Ireland last year so you know it’s going to be good. The spa has several signature treatments, including the five-treatment ritual of muscle melting back massage, dual action hair mask, facial, eye compress and Indian head massage.
VOYA Warming Poultice Massage – Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney
A massage with a difference – warmed poultices are filled with seaweed and herbs and wrapped in organic muslin cloth before bathed in oil and gently massaged into the body. You’ll feel and smell unbelievable.
Rasul Tone – The Brehon Hotel, Killarney
A rasul is an traditional Arabic ritual that takes place in an exotically tiled steam chamber and involved having theraputic mud applied to your body. It’s great for your respiratory system and this package includes a ‘trim and tone’ massage and relaxing foot soak.
Ultimate Skin Radiance Facial – The g Hotel, Galway
The winter can be really harsh on skin so a good facial is always a worthwhile investment. This one includes skin analysis, a special radiance mask, an ‘age defying rose quartz massage’ and a lifting and smoothing mask as well as all the usual bits you’d expect. The thermal suites and relaxation room are amazing too.