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Spa Ireland

SPA SENSE

A guide to spa sense

Staying in a spa property for the first time or trying out spa treatments can be a little daunting; we've all been there. Here are some tips we've learnt along the way, which we hope will make your stay even more relaxing.

Therapists

If you have a strong preference for either a male or female therapist you should let it be known. Ireland still has a majority of female therapists but it is changing and some treatments lend themselves very well to either a male or female therapist. If you find a therapist that you like, feel free to request them for your next appointment but don't be disappointed if they are not available- chances are if you like them, others will too.

Tips

Entirely discretionary. As with any service, if a treatment or stay deserves a tip, leave a tip.

Transportation

Many of our spa properties are located in beautiful rural environments therefore expect (and enjoy) a drive from from your own location or from an airport. This journey can be a great way to start your escape so make sure you have full details of your route (directions for all properties may be found on the spa-ireland.com website).

Treatments

This is your time so be comfortable in every way and don't hesitate to ask for something to be modified  - amount of light, kind (or absence) of music, room temperature, and whether or not you choose to have a conversation or enjoy the treatment in silence. If you want the therapist to give you a deep massage, or be gentler, let him or her know. For some treatments disposable underwear may be provided – if you would rather wear your own speak up. Also, feel free to ask questions. Your therapist will enjoy knowing your thoughts and clarifying any issues you may have. If any part of your experience is unsatisfactory, start by telling the therapist. If the response isn't helpful, speak to a manager or the owner of the spa.