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My Spa Journey - Lift & Firm Hip & Thigh Treatment

January 27, 2014

It is that time of year again when we are in search of a new miracle cure for our dreaded cellulite or body detox to compliment our new year resolutions of a new diet and exercise regime.

It is that time of year again when we are in search of a new miracle cure for our dreaded cellulite problems or a detox to compliment our new year's resolutions of a new diet and exercise regime. The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort offer the ESPA Lift & Firm Hip and Thigh Treatment to solve your cellulite troubles and aid your detox. This is an extremely popular treatment that boasts excellent results. It is recommended that you receive a course of six treatments to achieve the best results. Therefore on my day off with my cellulite in tow I made my way to The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort to test out this highly spoken about treatment for myself.

Once I entered the peaceful calm surroundings of The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort I instantly felt relaxed and I took some time before my treatments to enjoy the water lounge in the spa area. These facilities are included with most of the treatments and packages. The vitality pool is one facility not to be missed as it can help you relax your muscles before any massage. It is a bespoke luxurious pool equipped with air and water jet features such as a hydro back bench, air tubs and neck spouts operating at a temperature of around 38 degrees C. It is the perfect start to any spa experience and can be enjoyed with the sauna and steam room overlooking the gardens of Castlemartyr Resort.

My therapist for the evening, Amie had to retrieve me from the vitality pool as I was enjoying this relaxing space too much and lost track of time. The ESPA Lift & Firm Hip & Thigh Treatment is a highly effective, stimulating treatment for great results immediately. It targets cellulite, fluid retention, bloating and uneven skin texture. The treatment combines potent marine extracts with iced mitts and a detoxifying massage with specialised stomach massage techniques to help clense and purify the colon.

First of all, circulation is stimulated using a skin brush on the leg and thigh area before using warm and iced mitts. The iced mitts sounds alot scarier than they suggest. Then a detoxifying salt and oil scrub is applied. Lastly, a lymphatic drainage massages follows to help the body elimate toxins, tone the skin and revitalise the mind.

The treatment then moves up to the stomach area with a specialised stomach massage to help clense and purify the colon. Once complete ESPA Smooth and Firm Body Butter is applied. This richly hydrating body butter melts into the skin to help nourish, refine skin texture and retore your skin's suppleness. Superactive larch extract helps firm and smooth, while pumpkin seed extract enhances elasticity and helps diminish the appearance of stretch marks (this is a double bonus, strech marks and cellulite in the one treatment). 

While the treatments main purpose is to improve the skin tone and texture while improving the appearance of cellulite it was suprisingly relaxing and luxurious spa experience. The massage was a combination of a slow soft massage techniques followed by more vigorous techniques making for a very enjoyable massage. I did not feel too tired or wacked after this treatment  so it would be one to enjoy if you have plans for the evening ahead.

Amie suggested that this would be a great treatment to have just before you head away to the sun for the perfect bikini body and claimed that alot of brides would have it just before there wedding and subsequent honeymoon as it has been known to aid weight loss also. A course of treatments are recommended to maximise the effects. The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort offer a course of six treatments for the price of five so don't delay and enjoy the benfits for yourself.

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