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Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa, Kerry
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Resting on a hilltop overlooking the magnificent splendor of Lough Leane, and the rugged beauty of Purple Mountain, Aghadoe is a special and spiritual place. In creating “The Spa at The Heights”, the people at Aghadoe aspired to harness the latent power of this wondrous place and drew inspiration from the breathtaking beauty, tranquility and legend that surrounds them. Using natural slate, cascading water and a palette of colours inspired by wild Irish flowers and grasses, “The Spa at The Heights” is in harmony with its spectacular Celtic surroundings. In a world that can be stressful, manic, emotional and more, they have created in our spa a refuge from the frenzies of everyday life and a place where you will rediscover you. A wonder range of treatments using VOYA or Neom is available to guests:

VOYA comes from a 300 year old tradition based on the natural benefits derived from seaweed. Hundreds of seaweed baths were once dotted all over Ireland and seaweed bathing was traditionally known as “The Sailor’s Cure”. The word “VOYA"comes from the word “journey” as each VOYA organic treatment brings you on a journey through nature, tradition and history. VOYA offers a full range of facials, exfoliations, wraps, massage and rituals. These treatments once experienced never leave your memory. VOYA uses certified organic ingredients and is suitable for even the most sensitive of skins.

Neom Natural Magic is a formation of seriously effective, high grade organic ingredients, blended to create products with holistic treatment benefits, plus skin smoothing and nourishing results. Neom’s body crème, lotion and polish contain micronised sapphires, which have calming and harmonizing benefits and are linked to beautiful hair, skin and nails.

Body Scrub

VOYA Sea Mineral Exfoliation
The ultimate treat for tired and dull skin. This invigorating all-over body exfoliation refines skin texture and increases luster. Ground down seaweed combined with a melody of botanicals works to firm skin tone while removing dead skin cells helping to encourage cell regeneration and even skin tone. To finish, an all-over massage application of organic body cream is applied. Leave feeling awakened and re-energized with smooth silky polished skin. Choice of 4: • Organic lavender, seaweed and sugar scrub • Organic peppermint, seaweed and sugar scrub • Organic stimulating seaweed scrub • Organic hydrating body scrub

Body Wrap

VOYA Deep Sea Nourishment
• detoxifying • anti-aging • nourishing
Inspired by the sea this body wrap draws on the detoxifying and natural anti-aging properties of Laminaria seaweed combined with stimulating body brushing, to deeply nourish and relax tired and lethargic muscles. To ensure full absorption, the body is wrapped securely in muslin whilst you receive a heavenly scalp massage allowing any strains or stresses to drift away.


VOYA Ocean Mix
• anti-cellulite • detoxifying • hydrating
Treat your body to a hydrating and detoxifying oceanic spa treatment. Our ocean cocktail draws on the world-renowned abilities of Irish seaweeds, namely Fucus and Laminaria, to stimulate blood and lymph flow, hydrate the skin and encourage cell renewal. After a skin rejuvenating full-body exfoliation with ground down walnut shell, our special ocean blend gets to work, combating cellulite and improving skin texture, the perfect anti-dote for tired and weary skin. Combined with a relaxing scalp massage this treatment will leave you fresh, revitalized and ready for whatever life throws you.


VOYA Warm Spiced Cocoon
• purifying • toning • detoxifying
Enjoy the benefits of detoxifying seaweed and purifying peat combined with a luxurious blend of ginger, aloe and orange peel in this warm spiced mud wrap. Our warm blend of herbs work together to firm and tone the skin while cocooning the body in nature’s balm. Finally the body is enriched with a generous application of organic body cream to lock in the vitamins and minerals.


VOYA Marine Leaf Envelopment
• slimming • toning • detoxifying
The ultimate toning and slimming treatment. Stimulating seaweed is used to scrub and polish the body from head to toe before being wrapped in warmed detoxifying leaves of wild Atlantic seaweed. The entire body is then enveloped in organic muslin cloth to lock in all the oils and cocoon the body. While your skin absorbs the natural oils, a scalp massage is performed to relax and clear the mind. To finish, an application of organic body cream seals in the goodness.

Facial

VOYA Ocean Radiance Hydrating Facial
This detoxifying facial is suitable for all skin types, but of particular value for refreshing tired and listless skin. In this truly organic facial we use spiney bamboo to gently exfoliate and encourage cell renewal followed by a signature massage using a rich blend of organic oils which work to increase skin radiance and luster. Finally, a rich soothing gel mask is applied to thoroughly hydrate thirsty skin. This is all complemented with a relaxing scalp massage.


VOYA Organic Clarifying Facial
This treatment is of particular benefit for oily, congested and problematic skins overexposed to the elements. This anti-aging facial eliminates toxins, re-balances and tightens the skin, leaving it calm, cleansed and uplifted with a visibly clearer complexion. Our rich marine clay mask, bursting with scents of rosemary and eucalyptus, works to draw out impurities, recondition the skin and leave the complexion smooth and luminous. This treatment includes a hot foam back cleanse and soothing scalp massage.


VOYA Anti-Aging Restorative Facial
This intensive facial is particularly good for maturing, dry or dehydrated skin. Using a combination of anti-oxidant algae complexes, procollagen extracts and a restorative blend of organic ingredients, this facial helps to fight the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through lifting, plumping and firming. Fresh leaves of wild Atlantic seaweed are placed over a richly blended oxygenating face mask while particular attention is paid to the neck and décolleté. Includes a relaxing therapeutic scalp massage.


VOYA Deluxe Facial Experience
This facial treatment is suitable for all skin types, but of particular benefit for alleviating fine lines and wrinkles. This purely indulgent facial begins with our signature foot ritual and then a back exfoliation and massage. Meanwhile you will find it almost impossible not to relax as our rich combination of marine botanicals and wild Atlantic seaweed, together with our deep cleansing balm, work to restore the natural minerals and oils to the face, neck and décolleté. Thoroughly unwind with a relaxing scalp massage.


VOYA Seafaring Poultice Facial
This unique facial treatment infuses tired and lack luster skin with all the goodness of the ocean together with some of the earth’s most powerful herbs. Using warmed poultices filled with hand-harvested, mineral-rich seaweed and organic Rosehip, Green Tea and Chamomile, this detoxifying treatment lifts and firms the face and neck leaving you with a youthful, energized glow inside and out. Seize the opportunity to release any built up tension with the help of our revitalizing eye treatment and stress relieving scalp and hair massage.


VOYA Illuminating Face & Eye Lift
Treat tired eyes to our hydrating and decongesting marine eye treatment, the perfect indulgence for those suffering from troublesome dark circles and puffiness. Watch tiredness and fatigue disappear with this miracle eye treatment thanks to our magical blend of pro-collagen extract, green tea and vitamin C. Close your eyes and relax while our cooling eye compresses soothe the delicate eye area and decrease any tell-tale signs of aging. Finally, emerge with a firm, flawless and luminous complexion and noticeably revived eyes.

Finishing Touches

Hair Removal
• Full leg • Full brow • Full arm • Lip, chin and toes • Half arm • Half leg • Underarm • Bikini line • Back or chest


Tinting
• Eyebrow • Eyelash


Hair Styling
• Shampoo and condition followed by styling. • Gents wash and trim.


Hair Repair
Relax and enjoy this luxurious hot oil hair treatment infused with essential oils to strengthen the hair cuticle and deliver a vitamin and mineral packed cocktail while helping to restore shine and luster. Allow your hair to absorb the goodness of the oils while you drift away with a follicle stimulating head massage. The result is smoother more radiant hair and a relaxed state of mind.


VOYA Eyes Wide Open (15 minutes)
Soothe the delicate eye area with this cooling and revitalizing treatment. Lymphatic and pressure point massage techniques coupled with seaweed eye compresses, reduce the appearance of fine-lines, puffiness and dryness as well as rejuvenating tired eyes leaving you looking fresh, bright and youthful.


VOYA Tranquil Essence (15 minutes)
Based on Ayurvedic Shirodhara, a warmed botanical concentrate, streams between your brows and flows gently off the back of your head. This process is extremely calming and is recommended after a massage or a facial treatment. This is a profound relaxing experience.


VOYA Hot Stone Foot Massage (15 minutes)
The ultimate in foot massage. Using warmed oil and stones, it is firm enough not to tickle, but gentle enough to be sublimely relaxing and revitalizing.


VOYA Hand Rescue (15 minutes)
A rejuvenating and nurturing hand treatment that uses the healing touch and plant botanicals to improve the condition of the nails, cuticles and hands. A special exfoliating scrub using natural ground down walnut shell and soothing almond oil is combined with warmed Atlantic seaweed leaves to intensely nourish and smooth dried out hands.

Hands & Feet

VOYA Loving Hands
To nourish, condition and refine your hands and arms, enjoy a gentle exfoliation using ground down walnut shells, followed by a deeply relaxing massage. Your hands are then enveloped in warmed Atlantic seaweed leaves to hydrate, increase circulation and nourish dry and worn out hands. Hands feel silky soft and deeply nourished after the layering of rich organic hand cream.


VOYA Tender Feet
To re-charge circulation of the lower limbs and refine your skin enjoy our invigorating sea salt scrub followed by a deeply relaxing massage of the lower legs. Your legs are bound in warmed Atlantic Seaweed leaves and while the oils work their magic on dry feet and heels, we treat you to a tension-releasing scalp massage.


File & Polish
Ideal for maintaining a recent manicure or for someone in a hurry. Includes nail shaping, cuticle maintenance and a polish of your choice.


Luxury Spa Manicure
Soothe tired hands with our nourishing hand treatment. After cuticle minimising, hands are cocooned in a dual action seaweed mask to hydrate, increase circulation and condition dry skin. Organic hand cream is applied to seal in the goodness before nails are filed and polished.


Ultimate Spa Pedicure
Our organic sea salt scrub smoothes away build up of dry skin followed by cuticle minimising and a dual action seaweed mask. A warm oil massage will leave feet looking and feeling brand new before nails are filed and polished. Ideal for foot ailments of all kinds. ** Please advise if you have old polish to be removed ** Please advise if you would like a French Polish

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is an ancient art based on a traditional system of medicine called Ayurveda. This has been practiced in India for over three thousand years. This sublimely relaxing head massage uses VOYA organic seaweed oil to relax taut, uncomfortable muscles, ease stiffness, stimulate blood circulation and drain away accumulated toxins which can in turn help to eliminate headaches and eye strain. You will finish the treatment feeling calmed, revitalized and with uplifted spirits.

Massage

VOYA Seafaring Voyage
A complete head to toe VOYA experience incorporating our opening foot ritual, scalp massage, stretches and movements of the sea. Your journey begins with revitalizing body brushing to improve blood and lymph flow. The world’s first organic seaweed oil is then massaged deep into any stiff, tight or aching muscles followed by an aromatic organic body cream to seal in the essential oils.


VOYA Warmed Seaweed Poultice Massage
Warmed poultices filled with all the goodness of the ocean and a blend of the earth’s most powerful herbs are wrapped in organic muslin cloth and bathed in oil before being gently massaged into the body. Our dual action herbal parcels exfoliate the body while nourishing the skin with precious seaweed oils. Organic body cream is then massaged into the body to lock in the essential oils. Choose from: organic chamomile, organic peppermint, organic fennel.


VOYA Seaweed Hot Stone Massage
Our specially trained therapists will bring you to a new level of relaxation as warmed basalt river rocks are applied to release excess tension and help connect with the earth’s energy. Aches and pains are replaced by warmth and tranquility. Our VOYA aroma will encompass the senses while the sensation of warmth combined with specific massage techniques will balance, soothe and invigorate your body and mind.


VOYA Back to Life
Targeting the neck and shoulders this rejuvenating back massage will alleviate stress and deep muscle tension. The world’s first organic seaweed oil is massaged deep into muscles to relieve stress and tightness.


VOYA Full Body Massage
Indulge in a soothing relaxing body massage personalised to meet the individuals needs. Advanced massage techniques combined with the use of hot towels will help relieve your aches and pains.


Hydrotherm Massage
Discover a new dimension to the nurturing art of massage. Warm, water-filled cushions cradle your body, easing the strain on muscles, while your therapist reaches deeply stressed areas. This has all the benefits of a traditional massage, without the nuisance of having to turn over. It is just pure uninterrupted relaxation. Hydrotherm changes your perception of massage.


Hydrotherm Treatment for Expectant or Nursing Mothers *
Designed for maximum comfort during your expectant months, warm water- filled cushions cradle your body, easing the strain on your muscles. This massage is beneficial throughout pregnancy as it aids in the relief of low back discomfort, supports ligament changes, eases water retention, improves circulation and helps speed the healing process. * contra-indicated within your first trimester


Golfer's Recovery Massage
This is the perfect way to relax after a tough day on the golf course. After unwinding in the thermal suite, enjoy a deep tissue massage. The world’s first organic seaweed oil targets specific muscle groups and helps to soothe any tension in the back and body. The massage warms and treats the muscles to give intense relaxation and relief to the aches and pains associated with over strain and tiredness.


Wellness for Life
If you are preparing for cancer surgery, or are currently undergoing radiation and or chemotherapy we can help restore balance to your body. When your wellness is compromised we customize a treatment which offers specific massage techniques to encourage detoxification and facilitate elimination and relaxation. These treatments have evolved as a result of our work with the American Cancer Society, Irish Cancer Society and ITEC.

Precious Stone Chamber

Precious Stone Therapy (30 minutes)
• meditation • crystal therapy • relaxation
This world first was developed especially for The Spa at The Heights. The benefits of ancient precious stone therapy, plant, herb, aroma diffusion and light therapy, make up one of the most powerful and specialist spa experiences available. This total relaxation experience will rebalance the body, mind and spirit. Specific crystals, aromatherapy oils, light and sound therapies are chosen for your personal requirements and will re-align and uplift both body and soul. Your voyage starts with a footbath and a sensory journey to choose your personal singular note aroma. Then, enter the precious stone cabin where crystals are placed along the reflex points of the back in your seat. As you relax and meditate in the warmth of the cabin, light, aroma and sound therapy work together with the powerful effect of the precious stones to give you a truly amazing and beneficial all round experience.


Rebalance (150 minutes)
• balance body and mind • uplifting • stimulating
Begin your journey in the Thermal Suite. Next, move to our precious stone cabin (as explained above) where crystals, aromatherapy oils, light and sound therapies will rebalance body and mind. Finally sink into total relaxation while the nurturing hands of your therapist treats you to a bespoke massage. To ensure total relaxation, a stimulating scalp massage is performed to send you into total bliss and harmony. This ritual will rebalance the mind body and soul and was created especially to neutralize those times of high stress. • Thermal suite • Precious stone therapy • 1 hr prescription massage • Stimulating scalp massage

Reflexology

Reflexology
A specialised treatment of the feet. Reflexology can enhance the release of tension and stress while relaxing the entire body. Gentle pressure is applied to specific points on the feet to stimulate energy lines within the body encouraging your own natural healing system. It is beautifully relaxing, calming and beneficial to your entire system.

Serail

Mud Serail Chamber
• detoxifying • nourishing • relaxing
A wonderful fun, yet relaxing experience most enjoyable when shared with a friend or loved one. Lashings of organic seaweed based mud is applied to the body. The serial chamber allows dry heat and steam to activate the healing effects of this mud combining the detoxifying elements of two world renowned seaweeds, Laminaria and Fucus. After an invigorating shower, return to your room, for a soothing application and gentle application of warm oils. Emerge feeling utterly relaxed, cleansed and chilled. * Suitable for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 4 people

Signature Treatment

Himalayan Rejuvenation
• detoxifying • decongesting • relaxing
After a sensory journey to choose your personalised aromas, a neti massage will focus on your sinuses and your upper respiratory tract and lymph drainage on the neck, back and shoulder area. Your respiratory tract is targeted by an aromatic steam which draws any nasal or sinus catarrh to the surface. Then a vigorous dry full body exfoliation will remove dull surface cells, followed by an application of your chosen oils. Next you are enveloped in a plant pure fume steam tent which steams and detoxifies your body in a safe and gentle temperature. Finally for deep relaxation, a plant based concentrate is directed in a continuous stream onto your “third eye” which is known as “Shirodara”.


Yew Time Ritual
• exclusive treatment • hydrating mask • muscle relaxing massage
Rich elements of the surrounding land and sea are combined in this exclusive VOYA ritual. Step into a cocoon of relaxation and commence your journey with an initial touch to awaken your senses. An all over body exfoliation will then help to renew and refresh the body, leaving your skin silky soft. Next, drift away as we envelop you in our warm spiced mud wrap, complete with pressure point scalp massage, integrating the skin rejuvenating properties of Kerry peat and the detoxifying, hydrating properties of Irish seaweed, infused with the essence of ginger and mandarin. Complete your journey with a muscle relaxing massage using an oil infused with a light and fresh combination of elements from Killarney National Park and an application of the softly does it body moisturiser.

Spa Ritual

VOYA Invigorating Sea Salt Ritual
• exfoliation • stimulating • massage
An invigorating full body exfoliation with organic salt scrub will stimulate blood and lymph flow. Allow the grains to fall from your body before sinking into the warm waters of the hydrotherapy bath filled with wild hand-harvested seaweed. Natural oils are suspended in the water readily available for the body to absorb. Then enjoy a sensuous massage with organic body cream leaving skin feeling smooth, glowing and flawless. * Please specify if you would like to avail of the hydrotherapy jets and we can provide a 100% pure powdered seaweed bath.


VOYA Bath Butler
* Unique to the Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa In the comfort and privacy of your hotel room, experience the 300 year old history and effects of the seaweed bath. Allow our ‘bath butler’ to prepare a warm bath with wild hand harvested seaweed, dim the lights and stimulate the senses with the burning of a VOYA scented candle. Deeply detoxifying and has an impact on cellulite and weight loss, soothes aches and pains and aids in the healing of psoriasis and eczema. *Suitable for pregnancy after the first trimester. Caution required.


NEOM Top To Toe Organic Indulgence
• full body massage • body exfoliation • reflexology • crystal therapy • aromatherapy
Indulge in this truly luxurious and totally organic top to toe holistic experience. This deeply nourishing and relaxing signature treatment will leave your mind and body completely relaxed and your skin, silky smooth and deeply hydrated. Your therapist will exfoliate and bathe your feet in a bowl filled with gleaming crystals, before a full body polish will invigorate and smooth the skin. Then a luxurious full body massage, combining the key holistic treatments of reflexology, Thai and Swedish massage, aromatherapy and crystal therapy, will take you on a magical journey that won’t be forgotten.

Thermal Experience

Laconium
The gentle, dry, warm air of the laconium is an ideal introduction to the Thermal Suite as the temperature ranges from 60 – 65 degrees. The floors, walls and benches are all heated.


Hammam
Experience the gentle flow of steam mingling with aromatic scents at a temperature of 45 – 48 degrees.


Rock Sauna
A traditional dry air sauna. A chain is used to release water which intensifies the heat. It is important to cool off and rest afterwards as the temperature ranges from 85 – 95 degrees.


Aroma Grotto
Enjoy a gentle steam infused with fragrant aromas at a temperature of 45 – 48 degrees. Beneficial for your hair and skin and for assisting bronchial condition Use the kneipp hose to cool down your ankles, wrist and then your body.


Tropical Rain Shower
This shower stimulates tropical rain which cleanses and prepares your skin for further heat treatments.


Aghadoe Hill Mist Shower
This shower stimulates tropical rain which cleanses and prepares your skin for further heat treatments.


Deluge Shower
A cascading surge of cool water will cool and refresh the body.

Treatments for men

VOYA Intense Energy Facial
• rejuvenating • clarifying • reviving
Enjoy a refreshing warm towel compress facial to energise and revive tired skin before a rejuvenating face mask is applied to boost skins natural defences. Our organic moisturiser locks in all the goodness, leaving you fresh faced and invigorated.


VOYA Deep Release Massage
• tension release • invigorating
Treat tired muscles to an invigorating massage journey incorporat- ing deep muscle work, concentrated on specific tension areas and skin nourishment with VOYA’s organic body oil.


VOYA Essential Back Treatment
• deep cleansing • exfoliating
Specifically designed to bring purity and balance to the skin on the back, this treatment will focus on cleansing, skin exfoliation, back massage and masque therapy. Ideal if you are having skin challenges on your back.


VOYA Back and Bath Ritual
• detoxifying • soothing muscle recovery
Sink into a warm, detoxifying seaweed leaf bath. Allow your aches and pains to dissolve away and be replaced with the natural vitamins and minerals of our wild Atlantic seaweed. Next receive an invigorating back massage using the world’s first organic seaweed oil.


VOYA Green Golfer's Cure
• relaxing • rejuvenating • invigorating
Beginning with a massage that specifically targets a golfers key trouble spots in the back, neck and shoulders using organic seaweed oil. Our signature mask is applied to the lower legs to help loosen up tight muscles while a deeply relaxing head massage is completed. This is followed by a lower leg massage and a lavish application of our ‘softly does it’ moisturiser.