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Duvet Days - 27 Feb 2010
Snuggle up at the g
OK, so we will never admit to taking one but ....Duvet days are a rare treat and are made so much better when enjoyed with a friend, or group of friends.
ESPA @ the g hotel have come up with some novel spa packages which are suitable for a girly catch-up or a chilled out hen break. Grab your pyjamas and get pampered choosing from the Pink Pyjama or Silk Pyjama Party treats.
Pink Pyjama Party - Mini treatments enjoyed in the rooftop relaxation area (choose from Neck and Shoulder Massage
Foot Journey, Hand Journey, Foot, Hand or Scalp Massage), thermal suite experience PLUS glass of bubbly and cupcake to be enjoyed in your cosies! Cost is €60 per person (minimum group of 10).
Silk Pyjama Party – 4 mini treatments as above this offer also includes a cocktail, canapés and ESPA gift. Cost is €80 per person (minimum group of 10)
Mother's Day at Aghadoe Heights - 22 Feb 2010
Treat your mum and help the Marie Keating Foundation
It is rare that a good deed is selfless, but treat your mum to this spa package and you are coming close.
Check in on either the 13th or 14th March for a one night "Mum's the Word" package. Included is an overnight stay, full Irish breakfast, mini spa treatments PLUS a delicious Mother's Day lunch. A percentage of every lunch cost will be donated to the Marie Keating Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Aghadoe Heights is located in beautiful Killarney and has an unwavering reputation for 5 star service and hospitality. Your Mum really will thank you for this special treat and you will enjoy some indulgence yourself. Package cost is €195 per person sharing -
Mother's Day at Aghadoe Heights Hotel
Snow Worry - 16 Feb 2010
Seoid Spa at Dunboyne Castle can help with SAD.
Sunshine and summer are words synonymous with energy and vitality. No surprises then that winter spells gloom for some. For some of us, the weather matches our mood in the form of Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly known as SAD.
The medical mumbo jumbo behind this elusive disorder reckons that the human body uses light cues, such as those provided by the sun, to time certain functions. Properly timed rhythms regulate mood, sleep, wake, appetite, digestion and energy. These daily internal cycles sometimes go out of synch (due to the decreasing amounts of light in winter), meaning an unregulated body clock, resulting in the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Some people brush it off as winter blues – call it what you will, it can still wreak havoc on our emotional balance.
There is soome good advice available for SAD sufferers on the website SAD UK but light therapy has also proven to be quite successful (this is the exposure to daylight by a light box). Seoid Spa at Dunboyne Castle, Co. Meath offer a virtual reality experience called Sabbia Med in which you lie in an area which simulates a heated beach and experience sunrise to sunset. Vitamin D is stimulated and energy levels boosted. Dunboyne Castle
Free Facials at Seoid Spa - 11 Feb 2010
23rd February - booking essential.
We share all the best beauty news with our Spa Ireland readers and this fabulous offer is no exception.
Simply purchase 2 Anne Semonin products at Seoid Spa in Dunboyne Castle and you will receive an express facial absolutely free only on 23rd February 2010. Perfect news for Anne Semonin lovers, this will allow you to stock up on your skincare essentials from this ultra chic product house while also enjoying that salon clean feeling that only a facial can offer.There is no hidden catch but pre booking is essential.
To enjoy this special offer call Seoid Spa on 01 6816534 and say you heard about the offer from Spa Ireland.
Valentine's Special - 09 Feb 2010
Champagne, Spa, Food, Sleep - from €159.00 pps
The Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire with its fantastic sea facing location has an inspired Valentine's weekend dinner menu heavily influenced by a big dollop of romance.
Head Chef Darrin Parrish has carefully selected ingredients for the feast that read like a guidebook for the perfect love broth; avocado, figs, vanilla and bananas are just some of the foods that feature, all said to increase lustrous feelings. The special Valentine's Dinner menu includes oysters (documented by the roman’s in the second century as an aphrodisiac), vanilla - (believed to increase lust), nutmeg (highly prized by chinese women as an aphrodisiac though large quantities can produce a hallucinogenic effect (maybe that's a good thing!) and strawberries – perfect for hand feeding your lover being described in erotic literature as “fruit nipples.” Two special dinner menus are on offer, from €50.00 per person.
Prolong the passion with the fabulous overnight Valentine's package including Dinner, bed and breakfast, Champers and Flowers, sea view room and spa treatment for only €159 per person sharing.
Royal Marine Spa Package
And if you're not quite sure what to pop into your overnight bag - two words - Massage Oils; this is the time to really indulge.
Gourmet Spa - 03 Feb 2010
Treatments good enough to eat.
We love our food in the office (Listons on Camden Street make the best fish chowder in the city!) so it's no surprise that we love spa treatments that have names good enough to eat. Temple Spa near Moate, Co Westmeath has been around for a while and gets good feedback on it's food as much as it's treatments but we think we can easily put together the equivalent of a 3-course slap-up meal with treatments.
For starters, awaken your senses with a beautiful bathing ritual scented with herbal oils such as Rosemary and Thyme to uplift. For the main event– be smothered with an indulgent Chocotherapy Wrap. A perfect paradox, this treatment is an anti-cellulite treatment. Enjoy a white and plain chocolate cocoon without the calories – Yum! Skip the desert and go straight to a digestif. We all know a glass or 2 of quality red is good for the heart, but white wine has its own healing powers in the form of the Vinotherapy Facial. An anti-aging treatment using Chardonnay Grapes the results may leave you light headed but your skin will glow.