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 favorite Irish spas for a little bit of heaven on Earth.
The Buff Day Spa
Situated in Dublin's city centre, The Buff Day Spa offers a reprieve from the bustle outside its doors. Their expert team tailor spa and beauty treatments to the client's needs.
In addition to treatment rooms, the spa features a sauna, and tranquillity and relaxation area - right at the top of Grafton Street.
A key Dermalogica salon, Buff also uses Image Skincare and Juliette Armand to focus on encouraging skin wellness, so expect great results and plenty of homecare advice. Buff also does SunFX tans, Fuschia Make-up and our favourite party fix, the Universal Contour body wrap. USP A great spot for a party or gathering, the spa can cater for groups of up to 16 at a time.
52 South King Street, Dublin 2; thebuffdayspa.com
Edvard & Pink
Winner of Best Beauty Spa in Ireland and Best Beauty Salon in Europe at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2016, Edvard & Pink is quite the Tardis... walk in to what appears to be a salon, and find three floors of beauty services and beautifully appointed treatment rooms.
A 360 - day spa where every square metre of space is dedicated to the most effective, innovative treatments?and therapies.
Murad, CACI, Aromatherapy Associates, Dermalogica, Margaret Dabbs pedis, and Au Courant tans - the Edvard & Pink team are Irish agents for many of these ranges, so guests get platinum-level treatments on all.
The super-helpful team is outstanding, while owner Anita Murray is always innovating, and the latest addition to the spa menu is a range of holistic treatments from therapist Angelie. Colouring books for clients in all waiting areas are a fun reminder of why you're here.
Dundrum Town Centre; pinkbeautyemporium.ie
This article originally appeared in the November issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.