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The IMAGE Spa Guide: Part 3

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Finding that elusive slice of time to truly zone out and reboot becomes more and more difficult, so when you do, it must be extra special. The IMAGE team share their favourite Irish spas for a little bit of heaven on Earth.

READ MORE: The IMAGE Spa Guide; Part One

CHILL SPA AT THE ICE HOUSE HOTEL

THE LOWDOWN

With its pretty location on the edge of the River Moy and intimate, charming vibe, Chill Spa’s boutique feel is in keeping with the rest of the Ice House. FACILITIES It boasts five treatment rooms,

FACILITIES

It boasts five treatment rooms, a beauty and steam room, experience shower and spa garden. Whatever the time of year, the outdoor tub is always inviting. BRANDS USED The

BRANDS USED

The seaweed goodness of Voya products; from the signature treatment menu, we love the Voya Body Banquet, which includes full body exfoliation, hot stone back and neck massage and a mini facial. USP If hankering for a true

USP

If hankering for a true retreat, stay in one of the adjacent spa suites and combine treatments and aqua therapy with time out enjoying the most beautiful views, undisturbed, from your private balcony.

The Quay, Ballina, Co Mayo; icehousehotel.ie

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THE SPA AT THE SHELBOURNE

THE LOWDOWN

An opulent oasis of calm in the city centre, this urban retreat will provide a memorable experience, and incredible signature treatments.

FACILITIES

It stretches over three floors, with swimming pool, dance studio, state-of-the-art gym and thermal facilities.

BRANDS USED

Pevonia Botanica, Elemis and Pañpuri, which originates in Thailand, uses rich botanicals and is highly suitable for sensitive skin. It’s difficult to select a favourite treatment here, but to feel like a queen, try the Cleopatra Ritual, with foot and back massage, Egyptian cotton milk cocoon bath and rose water facial.

USP

Picking your generous posttreatment  amenity and enjoying it on a daybed overlooking St Stephen’s Green is sheer heaven. As is Grande Dame, The Shelbourne’s bespoke fragrance, created by Cloon Keen in Galway.

27 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2; shelbournespa.ie

READ MORE: The IMAGE Spa Guide: Part Two

This article originally appeared in the November issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.

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