What Is Cellulite and Why Do We Need to Detox?

Heidi Grimwood our lovely Spa Manager writes about how help you can improve the appearance of cellulite!

What is cellulite and why do we need to Detox?


Cellulite is caused through an excess of toxic build up in our systems. There are day to day toxins like cigarettes, caffeine, pollution in the air, medication, alcohol, fizzy drinks, artificial additives in our foods – the list is endless. So we may be caught into thinking that cellulite is the signal that our body is unhealthy? Well for some people it is, but there is also a hormonal influence in women. Certain women are simply prone to more cellulite due to the hormonal balance in our body.

The great news is, there are ways we can improve the appearance of cellulite! Any treatments you choose in the spa that includes algae is extremely detoxifying and is excellent for stimulating the circulation which will encourage the toxins to start moving out.

The Green tea and algae bath combined with our body wrap is a perfect start for your Detox. Sweating in the sauna and steam room after your swim in the Thalassotherapy pool works wonders. Reducing or even eliminating some key foods and drinks from your daily diet can also help, replace fizzy drinks with fresh juice or water, switch from your daily coffee/tea fix to invigorating herbal teas, boost your fresh fruit and vegetable intake and try to eat more raw foods rather than cook everything to death.  Home care is easy, using the Elemis body brush daily before you shower starts the lymphatic flow enabling toxins to break free and start their descent out of your body, before bed apply the Elemis cellutox concentrate on your stomach, thighs and bottom – you will be amazed how much better you feel in the morning. This technique is also great if you suffer from bloating.

The key is to look after yourself, eat well, live healthy and be happy!

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you at the Spa.


Heidi Grimwood 

Spa Manager 

For bookings please contact The Island Spa on 023 88 33143


Random Acts of Kindess Festival July 20th to 22nd 2012

Hi There, 

We asked Ger from The Random Acts of Kindess Festival to write a little bit about what you can expect this weekend!  It’s a lovely festival, with some fun quirky ideas and we here at Inchydoney are looking forward to it!


The Random Acts of Kindess Festival 

We wanted to do something in the community for the community for no other reason other than spreading some positivity. All of our events are entirely voluntary and not-for-profit, but they’ll still be beneficial for businesses in Clonakilty. We’re getting a great response from everyone – from businesses and community groups to parents and the media. It really is fantastic and clearly everyone just wants to focus on the positives and avoid the negative stories that are always on the news. As far as we’re concerned, we’re just highlighting the good work that goes on in the community on weekly basis anyway. Some of the connections and collaborations that have come from this are excellent, both for those involved and the town itself. For example the Rugby Club are joining forces with the Tidy Towns to carry out a cleaning project on some local St. Vincent de Paul premises.

 On Friday 20th, at the Opening Ceremony, we’re going to have as many people as possible blowing bubbles on Connolly Street from 6.30pm. We think that this will be representative of the festival overall. It’s simple, everyone can get involved and when we work together, the overall result is greater than the sum of the parts. Everyone who signs up to carry out any act of kindness will be entered into a free draw. Some of the great prizes on offer include day treatments at Inchydoney Lodge and Spa.

 Of course we’re always looking for people to join in. For more information you can log onto www.raokclon.com or email us on clonmacra@gmail.com

Health Benefits of Thalassotherapy

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, is home to Ireland’s only Thalassotherapy (Seawater) Pool, as it is so unique, Heidi Grimmwood, our Spa Manager, thought it might be a good idea to share with you the health benefits gained from using … Continue reading