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The Top 5 Spas To Check Out This Month

This Christmas give the gift of relaxation


It’s officially Christmas and after you’ve eaten too many mince pies and turkey sandwhiches, it’s time to relax and unwind before 2017.

A spa break is the perfect way to treat yourself or a loved one to some much needed TLC.

With so many spas out there offering different packages and deals, we’ve done all the hard work for you and found the top 5 spas you NEED to check out this month.

From day spas to weekend retreats, take a look at our five favourites to chill out in this festive season.

1. Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort

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First on our list is the boutique Spa at Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort.

As soon as you walk in their doors you will be entering an effortless cocoon of calm delivered by their specialised team of therapists.

You can induldge your senses with the aromas of fragrant essential oils and a full range of Elemis treatments in a softly lit haven.

Combining natural active ingredients with cutting edge technology Elemis has developed some of the most sought after anti-ageing products and professional spa-therapies in the beauty industry.

Treat yourself to their Elemis Advanced Facial Ritual and choose from 4 skincare touch therapies: Pro Collagen Age Defy, Pro-Definition Lift & Contour, Dynamic Resurfacing Precision Peel or the Superfood Pro- Radiance. Special offer of €95, (normally €110).

Alternatively try out their Aroma Stone Back Massage with Eastern Head Massage. Deep penetrating heat from the stones are used to massage the body using the traditional techniques to ease the pain and tension of aching back muscles coupled with a deeply relaxing scalp massage influenced by the principles of Ayurveda.

Spoil a loved one, friend or family member with a spa gift voucher or an Elemis gift set, the perfect present for that someone special. Visit www.druidsglenresort.com or call 01 287 0834.

2. South William Clinic & Spa


South William Clinic & Spa is conveniently located in the heart of Dublin City Centre on South William Street, a one-stop shop for skincare, laser, spa and beauty treatments and  have quickly become a hotspot for celeb’s and models with their advanced skincare and innovative treatments.

Offering Whole Body Cryotherapy, a revolutionary new treatment for sports recovery and performance improvement, they pride themselves on delivering exceptional customer service and personalised treatment programs for each client.

The Yon-Ka Paris spa has an array of sumptuous spa treatments and spa packages including their Yon-Ka Signature Spa Experience.

Drift away in relaxation with their customised botanical facials, deep tissue, pregnancy and lava shell massage, which uses real heated lava shells from the Philippines to gently soothe the entire body. A celebrity favourite.

The Spa is launching a second phase in 2017 with more treatment rooms being added, as well as some exciting new additions such as a salt therapy relaxation suites, dry floatation and infra-red sauna.

To book your appointment with the South William Clinic & Spa and get the celebrity treatment you’ve been waiting for, call 01-5379222 or book online at southwilliamspa.com. Follow the South William Clinic & Spa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with their latest offers and 2017 expansion.

3. Serenity Day Spa


Nuala Woulfe Salon and Serenity Day Spa is a Skinceutical Flagship clinic offering a variety of wellness and health therapies and providing relaxation and stress relief with the finest treatments for face and body.

Serenity Day Spa, in Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire is one of the top day spas and wellness centres in Dublin. Their highly trained therapists focus on customising your advanced treatments to help you to achieve serenity within and a youthful glow for your skin.

Both men and women can indulge in massages and holistic body treatments in a tranquil haven where time stands still.

Offering Osteopathic and Physiotherapy, Nutritional and Functional Medicine Consultations in a dreamy sanctuary you will have time to reconnect with your inner self leaving you relaxed, rejunvenated and de-stressed.

Along with expert massage, manicures and pedicures, hydrotherapy, endermology and body wraps, Serenity Day Spa are opening an Advanced Medical Aesthetic Clinic in early 2017 offering the best in medical laser, anti-aging and more.

Get in touch with Serenity Day Spa to book your appointment by calling +353 1 230 0255 or email [email protected]

4. The Spa At Castlemartyr Luxury Resort


The Spa at Castlemartyr Luxury Resort Cork featuring ESPA is a Wellness, Spa and Fitness Centre unlike any other, and is the ideal destination for relaxing and pampering during your next spa break.

The ESPA Lift & Firm Hip and Thigh Treatment at The Spa at Castlemartyr won an Irish Tatler Spa Award for Best Treatment this year, and is a key element of the approach to detox available at Castlemartyr Resort this January.

A highly effective, stimulating treatment to target cellulite, fluid retention and uneven skin texture, first potent marine extracts are applied with iced mitts, followed by a vigorous detoxifying massage with specialised stomach massage techniques to cleanse and purify the colon.

The Treatment begins with a Full body brushing, followed by warm and iced mitts, a relaxing body scrub, a lymphatic drainage massage finished with a rich body butter application, which makes a blissfully Zen finish to a very active treatment.

The Treatment will conclude with an ESPA Detoxifying Full Body Massage, this  award-winning ESPA Lift & Firm Hip and Thigh Detox Package at is a 1hour 50 minute treatment available on special offer throughout January for €160.

With 9 treatment rooms, jet pool, aromatherapy sauna and steam room, Spa Café, relaxation rooms and vitality lounges, all guests to The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort have complimentary use of the spa facilities prior to treatments, so take a refreshing dip in the magnificent pool and relax muscles and soothe the spirit in the steam & sauna rooms.

To book a spa break at at luxurious Castlemartyr Resort call +353 021-421 9060 or email [email protected]

5. The Buff Day Spa


The Buff Day Spa are centrally located just off Grafton Street, Dublin,  where they strive to provide the very best beauty and holistic treatments available.

Choose from a range of Dermalogica Facials & Various Massage to Image Peels, Aromatherapy, La Stone Massage, Reflexology, Mama Mio Maternity Treatments, Shellac Manicures & Pedicures, Fuschia Mineral Make Up and Sun FX Spray Tanning all in a beautiful setting.

In almost 11 years of business, The Buff Day Spa has had almost 50,000 unique clients through our doors with treatments being performed by 18 of Dublin’s best therapists.

In addition to their college training and external supplier training, each therapist has to undergo extensive onsite training to ensure The Buff Day Spa high treatment standards are followed and adhered to.

The Buff Day Spa is unique in Dublin City Centre as it not only offers an opportunity to pop in for a quick massage or facial as in most other beauty salons but you are invited to completely unwind, wrap up warm in one of their luxurious bathrobes, sit and read a book in the various chill out areas whilst enjoying complimentary herbal tea or ease tired muscles in the complimentary Sauna.

There is also complimentary use of the Relaxation Area and Tranquility Room for guests to use before and after their treatments.

Bridal parties and corporate groups are comfortably catered for. To book in, simply call  Rebecca at reception on 01-6774624.

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