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It's hard to keep up with all the latest spa info - new openings, quirky treatments, best deals - so we'll do our best to keep you informed. We welcome your feedback and inputs - info@spa-ireland.com

 

Gordon Ramsay - 15 Jul 2011

Gordon Ramsay

New Heated Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton

For those of you who have enjoyed the fine dining on offer at Gordon Ramsay at the Ritz-Carlton, you'll be glad to hear there is now a new wine bar and heated terrace where you can enjoy that glass of chilled Spumante. If you have not yet visited the Ritz-Carlton, then now is a good time to do so. The Gordon Ramsay Dining Experience offer is valid through to the end of December 2011.

Starting from €365 per couple per night you can combine an overnight stay in one of the luxurious suites with an exclusive dinner in Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt. The Gordon Ramsay Dining Experience includes Overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Room; Complimentary upgrade to a Suite subject to availability upon arrival; Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt dinner for two (excluding beverages); Complimentary welcome glass of Spumante in The Wine Bar before dinner; Breakfast in the restaurant.

Spacious Garden View Suites are also available at a supplement of €40 or Mountain View Suites at a supplement of €50 per night. As always, rates are subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Advance reservations are required; rates do not apply to groups. Rates listed are per room, per night, single or double occupancy and include local taxes. Gordon Ramsay Dining Experience


 

Treatment of the month - 01 Jul 2011

Treatment of the month

ESPA at Maryborough House

For the Month of July ESAP at the Maryborough Hotel in Cork are bringing you an exclusive Treatment, the ESPA Skin Radiance Facial, incorporating their Brand New Vision Lamp which will help to identify all your skin needs (scary but necessary!). At €49 this is great value; not only are you giving yourself a summer treat but also you are helping to protect your skin against any further sun damage by identifying key areas of concern. For bookings call the spa directly on 021-4918350 or email spa@maryborough.ie. As ever, Terms and Conditions apply, bookings are subject to availability. This is a Sunday – Thursday only offer.


 

Mobile Medical Sensors - 01 Jul 2011

Mobile Medical Sensors

Healthcare on the go

We are grateful yet again to Susie Ellis at spafinder.com for keeping us in the loop on the latest from the Global Spa Summit which took place recently in Bali.

Most of us have smart phones and just in case you're bored with the usual tweeting and facebooking, why not use your phone as a medical sensor device. Susie provides a list of the companies that use this new technology currently, check them out for yourself:

Quantified Self.org: Helps to keep detailed records of your own health and wellness
Fitbit.com: You clip the device to yourself, and when you walk by your computer, the data transfers automatically
Bodybugg: Uses specialized sensors to track calories burned; manages calories consumed via a web based program; tracks your steps with a built-in pedometer
Runkeeper: will tweet “Mark has just run 4.5 km”
Nike + iPod: Tracks how fast you run and socializes this. Gives you encouragement from friends to keep at it, it also satisfies any kind of competitive urge
Body media: Keeps track of weight loss activity and encourages you to keep going!
Zeo headband: You simply sleep with it, and it tracks your sleep cycle
Tweet What You Eat: A twitter-based food diary. Use Twitter to track what you eat by 'tweeting' food items to your personal food diary on the web
Meal Snap: iPhone app that lets you take pictures of your food, and auto-magically get back calorie and caption information
Lose It!: iPhone application that helps you to stay on track each day by recording your food and exercise while staying within your budget
Ovi: Wellness diary, using the “experience sampling” methodology
WellApps: A website full of applications to assist in your quest for wellness
GoogleHealth: With a Google Health account, you can store, manage and share all of your health and wellness information in one central place. It’s available from Google at no charge
Microsoft Health Vault: Similar to GoogleHealth it is an online health tool and device directory
CureTogether and PatientsLikeMe: Helps to connect you with someone else who suffers from your condition; essentially a support system
FourSquare badges: Unlocking badges is very motivating to people; they enjoy earning status markers