The Spa at Slieve Donard rivals any other Spa in Europe today. Situated over two floors, with stunning views across the Irish sea and the Mourne Mountains, it would be hard to find somewhere better to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life.
The Active Floor on the ground level of the Spa is the perfect place to revitalise, re-energise and restore your body and senses. This area incorporates a stunning 20 metre Swimming Pool and Vitality Pool, which enjoy the magnificent views of the coastline, with adjacent Amethyst Steam Room, Rock Sauna and Drench showers. A high tech Fitness Studio is available for the more active minded, or the Zen Studio, which offers a range of classes, including Yoga and Tai Chi. For a healthy bite to eat, guests can choose from a light menu in Horizon Juice Bar or something more substantial in the Lighthouse Lounge.
A luxurious range of ESPA holistic therapies have been created to balance mind, body and soul and can be enjoyed in any one of the 16 treatment suites, each with individual mood lighting, sensory showers and luxuriously comfortable treatment beds.
ESPA Stimulating Hip and Thigh Treatment
A specialised ESPA treatment to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems concentrating on the areas of the body prone to cellulite, fluid retention and uneven skin texture. After exfoliation with a seaweed and salt rub there follows a vigorous detoxifying massage using stimulating essential oils and an application of warm Marine Algae. The feet reflex zones and pressure points are activated, then pressure point and lymphatic drainage massage is undertaken to the eye area, gently helping to purify and cleanse the body. A course of treatments is recommended.
Advanced Ayurvedic Hot Stone Massage and Body Wraps - Dosha Specific - Pitta Pacifier
The Pitta type person may frequently suffer from sensitive skin, frustration and is often affected by hot weather. Pitta minds and bodies are often over active and agitated and benefit from cooling and calming. This treatment helps to cool and soothe the skin, calm busy minds and emotions with Bhringaraj herbal oil and restorative plant extracts such as Palmarosa and Myrrh.
Advanced Ayurvedic Hot Stone Massage and Body Wraps - Dosha Specific - Vata Comforter
The Vata type person may often suffer from dry skin, anxiety and be affected by cold dry weather. Vata needs warmth, nourishment, hydration, comfort and healing. This treatment helps to enhance the comfort of the skin and balance the mind with ancient Indian herbs such as Brahmi and Oshadi in addition to nourishing mud extracts.
Advanced Ayurvedic Hot Stone Massage and Body Wraps - Dosha Specific - Kapha Stimulator
The Kapha type person often suffers from dull, possibly oily skin, tendency to put on weight easily and is affected by cold damp weather. Kapha needs purification and stimulation to improve circulation of the body. This treatment utilises detoxifying Indian herbs such as Ashwaganda and algae extracts to clarify the skin, stimulate the circulation and warm the body.
Full Body Salt and Oil Scrub
An experience that will leave your body refreshed and cleansed with your skin smooth and revitalized. Carefully blended sea salts and essential oils have been combined, the oils will be slowly absorbed to help restore lost vitality and protect against dryness.
ESPA Detoxifier Body Wrap
The Detoxifier helps improve circulation, speeding up the elimination of toxins and excess fluid, and helps improve the appearance of the skin, minimising the dimpled effects and appearance of cellulite.
ESPA Body Toner
The Body Toner is a luxurious way to help restore skin tonicity, ideal after weight loss or pregnancy. Deeply nurturing and moisturising, this wrap leaves the skin smooth, toned and nourished.
ESPA Skin Hydrator
The Skin Hydrator brings true re-hydration to dry, sensitive or flaky skin, leaving it plump, hydrated and soft. Pure luxury, excellent after a holiday and wonderful preparation for a special night out.
ESPA Muscle Relaxer
The Muscle Relaxer is soothing and warming, and eases tension and tightness in the muscles, helping to ease mobility and reduce aches and pains.
ESPA Immune Booster
Perfect to help combat the effects of environmental pollution, air travel, crowded trains and congested cities. An excellent system balancer before sleeping. Ideal when resistance is low.
ESPA Stress Reliever
Stress comes in many forms, but comfort, warmth and a tension relieving wrap will restore equilibrium, peace of mind and bring deep relaxation to body and spirit.
ESPA Energy Booster
The systemic cleansing of Marine Algae combines perfectly with the refreshing uplifting blends of essential oil to re-establish a sense of wellbeing and inspired energy.
ESPA Jet Lag Reviver
When long haul travel leaves you not knowing what time of day it is, this wrap uses powerful aromatherapy oils to either soothe and relax ready for sleep, or revitalise and energise, leaving the mind clear and fresh to enjoy the day.
A day to indulge all of your senses, leaving you feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated. Treatments include Skin Hydrator Envelopment, Body Toner Massage, Re-Hydrator Facial and Holistic Hand and Arm Treatment with Hot Stones.
When long haul travel leaves you not knowing what time of day it is, this envelopment uses the powerful aromatherapy oils to either soothe and relax ready for sleep, or revitalise and energise leaving the mind clear and fresh to enjoy the day. Treatments include Jet Lag Envelopment, Jet Lag Massage and Skin Brightener Facial.
Treatments include Stress Reliever Massage, Irish Man Facial and Gentlemans Hand and Arm Treatment with Hot Stones.
Release and ease the tensions of modern-day living with treatments designed to soothe away knots and begin the rebalancing process. Treatments include Muscle Relaxer Envelopment, Soother Facial and a Holistic Foot and Leg Treatment with Hot Stones..
Tee off with a relaxing deep back massage to ease the muscle tension, followed by a soothing application of warming and hydrating Marine Mud and finish with a holistic foot and nail treatment to relieve the aches and pains of feet that may be feeling below par.
ESPA Firming Eye Lift
Perfect for all skin types who are concerned with those first signs of ageing which appear around the eye area. The eye lift is a welcome treat for those suffering from eyestrain and computer headaches and contact lens wearers. A blissful firming and hydrating treatment using specific products rich in Seaweed Extract, Green Tea and Vitamin C, which help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and protect against the environment.
ESPA Age Defyer Facial
Suitable for anyone concerned with minimising and protecting against the visible signs of ageing; excellent for mature, dry, dehydrated skin. A totally luxurious regenerating facial treatment especially created to help combat the signs of ageing, and for sun damaged skin. The face, neck and décolleté are cleansed and massaged with Gentle Deep Cleansing Balm, rich in antioxidant Grapeseed Oil, Beeswax, and Olive Fruit Oil with Spearmint Leaf, and skin-firming Rose Damascena. Special facial massage techniques for those delicate areas around the eyes, neck, lips and jaw line are combined with the ESPA seriously effective moisturising products, rich in natural antioxidants and scientifically advanced natural ingredients to hydrate and protect. The anti-ageing, rejuvenating benefits of this treatment visibly improve the appearance of the skin, helping to minimise lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin fresh, revitalized and nourished. Oriental head massage techniques are incorporated to stimulate and lift the skin around the hairline and into the scalp, and to relieve tightness and tension.
Ideal for dry, dehydrated, flaky skin requiring hydration and moisture. An excellent regenerating boost for normal and dry skins. Careful cleansing and exfoliation greatly helps the skin to improve the absorption of nourishing and moisturising masks, facial oils and creams, which are specifically chosen for their deeply re-hydrating benefits. This facial leaves the skin smooth, soft, supple and nourished.
ESPA Skin Brightener
This rejuvenating facial is perfect for all skin conditions and particularly when environmental stress, business pressure, illness or lack of sleep can leave you with dull, lifeless, sallow skin. This facial includes a special application of Skin Brightener, rich in natural AHAs and BHAs from Hawaiian Algae and Meadowsweet; plus other skin regenerating products rich in antioxidants, which are skin softening, smoothing, and visibly improve the radiance, appearance and texture of the skin.
A specifically soothing facial for truly sensitive skins which are prone to redness and irritation. Gentle, de sensitising natural plant extracts and aromatherapy oils are used to nourish and hydrate sensitive skins helping to reduce irritation and dryness. With Chamomile and Benzoin to help reduce sensitivity and to calm high colour, this treatment will leave skin calmed, nourished and comfortable.
ESPA Oil Controller
Ideal for oily, congested, problematic skin or those suffering from hormonal imbalance. This deep cleansing, oil-controlling facial helps to regulate oil secretions whilst refining open pores. Cleansed with Foaming Facial Cleanser with Yucca, Sugar Beet and Honey, this facial includes naturally decongesting and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Tea Tree and White Thyme. This gentle yet powerfully effective treatment helps soothe and calm, rebalance the skin and encourage a clear complexion.
The Irish Man
A truly exceptional face and head treatment specifically for men. Cleansing and nourishing, this treatment uses hot towels and ESPA active aromatherapy ingredients to leave the skin looking and feeling retivalised. Included is a deeply relaxing scalp massage.
This unique treatment involves a luxurious tension draining full body massage using ESPA blended aromatherapy oils of your choice and is followed by a deep cleansing facial, leaving the skin fresh and glowing with health.
ESPA Holistic Foot and Leg Treatment with Hot Stones
An holistic foot, leg and nail treatment including gentle skin softening exfoliation, and a relaxing acupressure point massage with the appropriate aromatherapy massage oil prescribed for your individual needs. The feet are then enveloped in warm paraffin wax to deeply nourish and condition the skin, leaving the feet soft and smooth.
Gentleman's Hand and Nail Treatment
This arm, hand and nail treatment includes a gentle skin refiner and therapeutic massage incorporating ESPA hot stone therapy and paraffin wax, leaving the hands luxuriously smooth, followed by cuticle work and buffing to leave the nails looking exceptionally presentable.
ESPA Holistic Hand and Arm Treatment with Hot Stones
An holistic arm, hand and nail treatment including a gentle skin refiner and a therapeutic massage incorporating hot stone therapy with the appropriate aromatherapy massage oil chosen for your individual needs. Hands and nails are dipped in a warm envelopment of paraffin wax to nourish and condition and wrapped in warm mitts.
ESPA Holistic Back, Face and Scalp Massage with Hot Stones
An all-embracing treatment incorporating a full ESPA facial, with acupressure face and head massage. The initial, deep-cleansing back exfoliation is followed by a hot stone back massage with aromatic oils which bring powerful de-stressing benefits to mind and body. Hot Stones are placed along spine, shoulders and neck to stimulate and balance vital energy points. The facial includes cleansing, exfoliating, massaging and the application of an intensive face mask. Whilst the mask is taking effect, an Oriental head massage takes place to help clear the mind, calm the spirit and ease facial tension. The result is re-hydrated, nourished and protected skin, a cleansed and powerfully massaged back and a sense of deep relaxation.
ESPA Pre/ Post Natal Indulgent Treatment
This total body treatment has been carefully designed for pregnant and nursing mothers to take account of all contraindications and aid in relaxation and tonicity of the skin during this very special time. The treatment avoids the use of essential oils and is a luxurious treat using a Calendula infused oil, various muds and creams and advanced massage techniques to safe areas. It leaves the skin toned and the client totally relaxed. A deeply therapeutic treatment which promotes total relaxation. This perfect antidote to a stressful lifestyle begins with skin brushing and exfoliation, followed by an aromatherapy massage of the body and scalp using essential oils to ease tension and relax mind and body.
ESPA Detoxifying Massage
Detoxifying body oil is a cleansing blend of citrus oils, uplifting Grapefruit and Eucalyptus combined with Cypress and Juniper Berry, which is known to have natural diuretic properities. The perfect treatment to support a weight-loss programme and to counterbalance over indulgence.
ESPA Body Toning Massage
Restorative body oil is rich in essential oils of Palmerosa, Borage and Wheatgerm, which is known to help improve skin tonicity and firmness. The skin is left feeling nourished and hydrated
ESPA Muscle Relaxing Massage
The body is massaged with fitness oil and soothes away aches and pains. A rich essential oil blend of Cloves, West Indian Bay, Rosemary and Peppermint help ease joint pain and the discomfort of stiffness, and relax and calm the muscles.
ESPA Stress Relieving Massage
Whatever the cause of your stress, this full body massage is ideal to be taken towards the end of the day when the desire to relax can be fulfilled by sleep. Essential oils of Frankincense, Myrrh and Ylang Ylang have deeply relaxing, calming properties to soothe and de-stress.
ESPA Immune Boosting Massage
A powerful blend of Tea Tree with 3 types of Eucalyptus Oil, well known for their natural anti-viral, anti-bacterial and soothing properties, is used to help encourage the body’s immune system to operate efficiently. An ideal treatment when the body’s resistance is low.
ESPA Energising Massage
The re-energising feel-good effects of Litsea Cubeba and Eucalyptus, coupled with the mind clearing benefits of English Peppermint and Rosemary, can help you face the day with an increased, positive sense of wellbeing and mental clarity.
ESPA Jet Lag Eliminating Massage
Rebalance your energy level by reactivating your senses, lifting your spirits and re-establishing mental clarity with a massage of Rosemary, Citrus and English Peppermint, or relax into untroubled sleep with Myrrh, Frankincense and Ylang Ylang Ylang.
ESPA Aromatherapy Back, Neck and Head
This deep back, neck and head massage starts by relaxing tired and stressed muscles by using oils to calm and soothe, followed by a stimulating scalp massage to ease the stress away.
ESPA Chakra Balancing with Hot Stones
Chakras are the seven subtle energy centres in the body which affect the equilibrium and inner harmony and through which one’s life-force energy flows. Recognised in both Ayurvedic and Chinese philosophies, blocked and congested Chakras can affect the body and mind both emotionally and physically. Natural energies are stifled and the zest for life is lost or subdued. Chakra balancing begins as the body is massaged with ESPA blended aromatherapy oils using volcanic hot stones. Stones are carefully placed on body Chakras powerful energy centres and at vital energy points on hands and feet for balance and grounding. Gentle stretching helps release deep-seated tension around neck and shoulders and stones are positioned along the spine and on the energy points. Critical tension points are massaged around the eyes and ears, before an acupressure head massage is given to calm and soothe the mind and spirit.