September 30, 2013
This week as I continued the quest of exploring the spa brochure and discovering what each treatment had to offer, I have decided to try out the new promotion running for October called Star Performer.
This week as I continued the quest of exploring through our spa brochure and discovering what each treatment had to offer, I have decided to try out the new promotion running for October called Star Performer. This offer recieved its very grand and prestigious name because it is a taster of two of our most popular and well known treatments, namely the ESPA Skin Solution Facial and ESPA Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage. This week I have decided to experience all that all that this Cork spa has to offer and I made my way to the spa on my day off. Coming through the spa door in a more relaxed state of mind after driving up the sweeping drive with views that never fail to bore me I found myself enjoying the aromas of the ESPA oils and the relaxed feel of this luxurious spa.
I slipped into my fluffy robes and slippers and made my way to the water lounge before my treatments to help me relax and unwind. The vitality pool looks out across the gardens with views of the formal gardens and golf course beyond. I could have lay here forever watching the world go by without ever indulging in any treatment and this would have been enough for me. Yvonne was my therapist for day and after a warm welcome gave me a brief introduction to the treatment and what products would be used. Firstly, I recieved an eye and face cleanse before a skin vision lamp was used to allow Yvonne to take a closer look at my skin using and uv light and magnifying lamp to detremine my skin type and condition. Therefore the facial would be tailored to suit my skin. This part of the treatment is not for the faint hearted as it may scare you to see what the naked eye cannot see and the layer under your skin. I had a full ESPA Skin Solution Facial over three months ago and in shock I rushed to buy to eye cream recommended to me after seeing my skin under the lamp so I was anxious to see if I have saved my eyes from their bad case of dehydration. I am please to say there was a massive improvement. There are no gimmicks or schemes used here. You have a mirror to see what the therapist sees and Yvonne pointed out all the colours and their meanings. Glad in the knowledge that I was now in with a fighting chance of holding back my winkles for a little while longer I turned on my front for my 25 minute ESPA Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage. Yvonne used ESPA Nourishing Oil for the massage which was perfect on this wet cold September day. The massage can be made to measure and if you have areas of concern the therapist can concentrate on these areas. From working on a computer alot my neck and lower back are in most need of attention and Yvonne used aromatherapy techniques to work out any tension.
Following on from the masage as if that was not enough I turned back over to recieve a further cleanse and exfoliation before a face oil and mask was applied. The therapists here do not leave the room during the treatmnet and are on hand to pamper you at all times during your treatment so a hair and scalp massage or hand and arm massage was offered to me while the mask was on. I choose the hair and scalp massage as a pink hair and scalp mud is used and knowing I could avail of a wash and blow dry in the spa hair salon after to unveil silky shiny hair this would be the best option. I must say that this was thoroughly relaxing before the mask was removed with warm mitts and face serums and moisturisers were gently massaged onto my skin.
Afterwards I took time to relax in the relaxation room and ponder on this amazing spa special offer while enjoying my granola bar and fruit keebabs which are included in the package. I was really suprised at how much was included in the treatment as I have had spa taster facials and massages in other venues before and often I find them to be quite dissapointing as a facial can be little more than a cleanse and exfoliation. However, this treatment deserves its full title of Star Performer because there is alot in the full fifty minutes you recieve with the therapist and is definitely not only value for your time but your money.
This special offer is running for the month of October and is priced at €79.00 midweek and €89.00 during the weekend. This is definetly not one to miss out on!Hotel Spa Exciting Offers Cork