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.
CHILL SPA AT THE ICE HOUSE HOTEL
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,
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
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
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
THE SPA AT THE SHELBOURNE
An opulent oasis of calm in the city centre, this urban retreat will provide a memorable experience, and incredible signature treatments.
It stretches over three floors, with swimming pool, dance studio, state-of-the-art gym and thermal facilities.
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.
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
This article originally appeared in the November issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.