For any busy lady or man, the idea of a day in a Spa comes with worries of days off or children to be minded. So if you could go somewhere for 2 hours, feel refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on anything and still make it back for the school run or head after work and still keep all your annual leave in work? I have found heaven just 15 minutes drive from where I live at Carton House.
The Spa at Carton House
Just outside Maynooth, Carton House is one of the most spectacular hotel estates that Ireland has to offer. It has a gated entrance and as soon as you enter through the gates of Carton House you instantly forget that you are only 25 minutes from Dublin City Centre. The drive to the Spa and hotel boosts views of the whole estate. The road takes you through the Golf Course. The views are breathtaking.
After checking in at reception, it was straight to the changing rooms. Upon instructions to leave my underwear on under my fluffy Carton House Robe. Quick change and slippers on, time to go to the relaxation room. I can only describe it as heaven. There are 8 loungers with cushions and blankets. I helped myself to some flavoured water and took up one of the empty loungers. After a few minutes my therapist arrived. The treatment rooms are upstairs and immediately the sense of relaxation and tranquility engulf me.
The only hard part about this is trying to pick one from the extensive treatment list – See here. After much thought I decided to get a Deep Rebalancing Full Body Massage. Treatment time in total is 55 minutes. The room is warm, comfortable and peaceful.
The massage uses rhythmical techniques to relax the deepest tension in the gentlest way. Darphin’s signature massages use a blend of essential oils to improve circulation, help oxygenate the skin and reveal a healthy glow.
Each month The Spa have special offers. See here When the treatment is finished, the therapist will show you back to the relaxation room.The therapist will have a complimentary sorbet. *In the picture above a surprise glass of Champagne from my husband for a birthday treat.* With every visit to the Spa, you are entitled to use the leisure facilities that include Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam room.
Highly recommend heading to Carton House Spa for yourself or a gift for a special person.