Thalassotherapy Explained – Inchydoney’s Unique Seawater Spa

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  Thalassotherapy Explained Inchydoney Island became home to Ireland’s first Thalassotherapy Spa in 1998. Thalassotherapy is a combination of the two Greek words meaning Sea and Medical Treatment. The Island Spa combines a heated Seawater Therapy Pool and Thalassotherapy Treatments, … Continue reading

Luxurious Signature Treatment Range

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa 

Signature Treatment Range

The Island Spa, home to Ireland’s only Thalassotherapy Pool, is delighted to announce the launch of a new innovative Signature Treatment range that will battle the signs of ageing and cellulite and still leave you entirely pampered!!

The Gold & Diamond Skin Revival

Face, Décolletage & Hands (60mins): €110

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Gold is the symbol for inner light, the sun and vital energy, while Diamonds are known to be the door to the terrestrial unknown.  The healing and anti-aging properties of Diamond and Gold combined create a force that will stimulate and balance your skin, well-being, and remove toxins from the body with their healing abilities.  This rejuvenating treatment begins with a cleansing and toning of the face followed by a rose-hip oil massage to the neck, décolletage and shoulders. Dead facial skin will then be removed with an exfoliator followed by a Precious Oil Mask containing gold flakes.  As the mask releases its anti-ageing properties you will be pampered with a revitalising hand and arm treatment beginning with a massage of the forearm and hands, the Precious Oil Mask is then applied to the back of the hands where ageing appears.  The face mask is then removed and the pure anti-ageing extract oil is applied with pinching techniques to improve tone, absorption and elasticity.  Following this the hand mask is removed and you will enjoy a luxurious scalp massage and before completing the treatment with youth moisturiser applied to the face, décolletage and hands.

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Anti-Cellulite Treatment (50 mins): €80

Remove cellulite, toxins and smooth your skin with this total detox treatment.   Beginning with a sea salt exfoliation on the bottom and back of the thighs, followed by an anti-cellulite mask during which you will enjoy a pressure point massage to the soles of the feet, this treatment will ensure that all toxins are removed from your body.  The tummy and front of the thighs is then exfoliated with the sea salt scrub and the anti-cellulite mask is applied again.  While the mask removes further toxins you will be pampered with a relaxing scalp massage followed by a lymphatic drainage massage on problem areas leaving your skin silky smooth and your body completely detoxed.

To book your treatment, please contact The Island Spa on 023 88 21113

www.inchydoneyisland.com

Valentine’s Break at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

 

For the one you love this Valentine's Day

For the one you love this Valentine’s Day

Sweets for My Sweet Valentine’s Package

Champagne Picnic on Inchydoney Island Headland

Nothing is sweeter than true love…except for chocolate of course. So why not indulge in both this Valentine’s Day at one of Ireland’s most stunning locations, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. We have created a ‘Sweets for my Sweet’ sugar coated package hotel & spa package that includes a romantic picnic at the foot of the headland. Designed for those with a sweet tooth and a loving heart, this package will satisfy the senses from the inside out.

Couples will gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes over an amorous candlelit picnic set at the foot of the majestic headland which overlooks the renowned white sanded Inchydoney beaches. The picnic, prepared in our award winning Gulfstream Restaurant, will include delicious treats such as smoked salmon champagne & strawberries.

Our guests will then unwind together with a soothing Elemis back massage in the Couple’s Suite at the Island Spa following by Sweet Treats Afternoon Tea in the ocean view Lounge. The package includes a two night stay for two people inn a deluxe ocean view room with a private balcony where they can watch the Atlantic Ocean hug the coast’s edge while the gentle sound of the waves perfectly adds to the romantic ambience.

The ‘Sweets for My Sweet’ package starts from €275 per person sharing midweek and €295 per person sharing at the weekend.

For more information please visit http://www.inchydoneyisland.com or http://www.facebook.com/inchydoneyisland or phone 023 88 33 143

Easter Sensation Package

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Melt Away in the Luxury of Chocolate and Orange at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa this Easter

After sticking to your Lenten promise for 40 long days, immerse yourself in the indulgent luxury of chocolate and orange with the Easter Sensation Package at Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa. With the striking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and outstretched beaches, Inchydoney Island is the perfect setting to treat yourself this Easter.

During your stay, you will bathe in bliss in the heated seawater therapy pool before spoiling yourself with the Easter Sensation Package in the sanctuary of The Island Spa.  The Easter Chocolate and Orange wrap will help to melt away stress and promote a sense of wellbeing within.   Beginning with the application of the cream, your therapist will then envelop you in a warm blanket which will allow the active ingredients to send you into a state of ultimate relaxation. Guests will be invited to top off the tasty treatment with a complimentary sumptuous hot chocolate and sweet treat in the Lounge.

Designed to give you the relaxation and indulgence you deserve after a month of deprivation, the Easter Sensation Package includes a one night stay for two at the award winning hotel in a deluxe ocean view room, Full Irish Buffet Breakfast set amidst the breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean in The Gulfstream Restaurant. Guests will also enjoy unlimited access to the heated seawater therapy pool, sauna, steam room and ocean view relaxation areas. From only €125 per person midweek or €145 on weekends, the Easter Sensation Package is available from March 14th until April 30th and is the perfect way to unwind this Easter.

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is located near Clonakilty, West Cork has been named Ireland’s Leading Spa Resort three times at the World Travel Awards, in the Top 10 Hotels in Ireland by the 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards and is the perfect place for people who value time together. For more information please visit www.inchydoneyisland.com or www.facebook.com/InchydoneyIsland

 

 

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Eat – Play – Love

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Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa during the Most Romantic Month of the Year

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Celebrate the month of love with your partner and indulge in the sensuous ‘Eat – Play – Love’ package at Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa, the perfect way to unwind together. Rekindle the flame with a lavish rendezvous pour deux amidst the striking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and outstretched beaches of Inchydoney, one of the most romantic settings in Ireland.

Included in the luxurious package, take a dip in the Heated Seawater Therapy Pool before spoiling yourselves with The Couple’s Indulgence Ritual in the private sanctuary of The Couple’s Suite, where you will be pampered with a Luxurious Chocolate Body Wrap followed by a Champagne Oil Back Massage.  Afterwards, retreat for some rest and relaxation in a Private Relaxation Area with champagne and strawberries to indulge in together.

Designed to ignite your senses during the most romantic month of the year, the ‘Eat – Play – Love’ package includes a two night stay at the award winning hotel in a deluxe ocean view room, Full Irish Buffet Breakfast each morning and dinner on an evening of choice surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean in The Gulfstream Restaurant from only €255 per person midweek or €295 on weekends. The package is available throughout the month of February.

 To further mark the month of love, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is offering couples who book their wedding at Inchydoney Island between the 11th and 17th of February a complimentary Drinks Reception for their wedding.

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is located near Clonakilty, West Cork has been named Ireland’s Leading Spa Resort three times at the World Travel Awards and is the perfect place for people who value time together. For more information please visit www.inchydoneyisland.com or www.facebook.com/InchydoneyIsland

 

Special Offers for January 2013

Island Spa Special Offers 

January 2013 

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Anti-Ageing Day Package 

€149 – (4 Hours)

Join us for a relaxing swim in the Heated Seawater Therapy Pool before you spend some time in the Relaxation Area.  Enjoy a juice and some fruit as as your pore over a magazine and start to unwind.  Your therapist will your treat you to an Elemis Advanced Anti-Ageing Facial, followed by a ourishing Milk and Honey Body Wrap with aFirming Application to tone and tighten your skin.

Extend your day with a 2 course lunch in The Lounge for just €20.

Detox To A New You in 2013 Day Package 

€95 – (4 Hours)

Enjoy some a swim in our Heated Seawater Therapy Pool and some time in our sauna, steam room and Ocean View Relaxation Areas. Unwind and replenish with delicous fruit and herbal tea while lazing in our Fuschia Suite.  Bathe in a Detoxifying Bath followed by a Detox Body Wrap and finishing with a Cellutox Detox Oil Leg Massage to help rid your body of built up toxins.

Extend your day with a 2 course lunch in The Lounge for just €20. 

Call  023 88 21113 to make your booking

www.inchydoneyisland.com

Positive Thinking Change Your Mindset and Run Like The Wind

Our Spa Manager Heidi Grimwood is training for the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon 

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Training for a marathon no matter how small even the 10km is no easy task. Like most of us we need to juggle family life, work life and try to squeeze in runs when we can. The colder mornings are not encouraging when you’d rather be relaxing with a hot cuppa rather than running outside. However there is nothing more satisfying than completing a run and the adrenaline that comes after.

Top mistakes I have made over the past couple of weeks include not eating breakfast before my run and wondering why my body doesn’t want to move! Not stretching after the run which is essential and  as a result getting sore knees and back. Finally poor mental attitude – running with a mind set of I DON’T WANT TO DO THIS – does not help you finish your training for the day!!

So, yesterday I woke up with a positive frame of mind even though it is pouring with rain and blowing a gale, ate my 2 slices of gluten free toast with a slice of ham on them and a small bowl of water melon, strutted to the starting line with Mark Hilliard of Finish Line Fitness and set off on my 10km training.  I felt amazing, full of energy and positive. Apparently drivers passing claim to have seen me with a big smile on my face too!! I finished my time 3 minutes faster than the previous week and although a little stiff in the afternoon I felt positive that my training was back on track. I am taking my usual break for the weekend and will resume with a 5km run Monday morning after the school run.

I am enjoying seeing the improvements that I am making in my running but know without the mind and body coaching from Mark Hillard I wouldn’t have got this far so thank you!

For more information on the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon click here!

If you want to know more about Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa click here and learn about our Thalassotherapy Pool, which is ideal for after training and running.

Jelly Arms & Legs for Heidi Grimwood, Spa Manager @ Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Our Spa Manager Heidi Grimwood is training for the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon 

Here is this week’s update

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It’s a gruelling job training for a 10km run when you never had any interest in doing it before. However I must say I am secretly enjoying the new challenge!

Mark Hillliard is my trainer and is a very inspiring guy. So far I have learned a number of better techniques,  for example, lose ankles when running. I always felt like I was built like a sprinter so would run with tense arms striding along the road, however Mark told me to let my arms go like jelly and let the natural rhythm take over – it really works and feels like less effort to run when my body is more relaxed.

Another great tip is to take full advantage of going downhill and fly down it like you are at the end of your race this will help you make up the time you lose when striding up hill. I have done 2 x 5km runs this week my time being 26 minutes which I am delighted with as a starting point.

I am making sure I eat at about 7am so after the school run at have a good run at 9.15am. I tried to run the other day after eating at 8.30am and running at 9.15am – let’s just say it wasn’t a pleasant feeling in my tummy. So I am meeting Mark Hilliard tomorrow for my official training plan to get the best possible time for myself in the 10km run, very excited about this.

Top tips this week:

-          Make sure you do some sprint training – it can be as simple as sprinting from one lamp post to the next and then bringing your speed down to recover. It’s a great way of challenging your body.

-          Also don’t forget to do the hills, its no use just running on the flat – challenge yourself.

-          Be good to your body by refuelling with low GI foods like brown rice, nuts and seeds, fresh fruit.

www.inchydoneyisland.com