Top 10 Spas in Ireland

While the rolling green hills and vibrant Celtic culture attract many visitors to the Emerald Isle, Ireland also offers plenty of opportunities for a luxury retreat. There are a multitude of comfortable Ireland bed and breakfasts waiting to indulge your senses, but you can also be pampered at one of the many spas located throughout the island. From Antrim to Cork, these are the best spas in Ireland:

The Grooming Rooms

Top 10 Spas in Ireland

Men interested in a day at the spa can make their way to The Grooming Rooms in Dublin. This establishment is dedicated exclusively to men. Come in for a haircut or a shave by a talented barber, but stay for the wide selection of other services. There are deep-cleansing, medical-grade, and express facials as well as eyebrow and eyelash shaping and tinting. Indulge in a manicure or pedicure before moving on to a massage—options include Swedish, hot stone, deep-tissue, and aromatherapy. Waxing is also available.

Eve at The Grooming Rooms

Also in Dublin, Eve at The Grooming Rooms is the sister spa to the male-only establishment. While the men are at The Grooming Rooms, the women can head next door. Peruse the menu to find an array of facial, body treatment, manicure, pedicure, and waxing options. Start your visit off with a purifying deep cleanse for the face, then pamper the rest of the body with a Yon-Ka exfoliation. Made up of four treatment rooms and a nail bar, Eve uses OPI Products, and all-natural Lycon wax.

Doonbeg & White Horses Spa

At the Doonbeg Golf Club, you can find rejuvenation and relaxation within the Doonbeg & White Horses Spa . As you arrive at the spa, you'll be greeted by the gorgeous view of the curving beach, rolling dunes, and sprawling green. Step inside and start your experience with a facial and body wrap followed by a hand and foot massage as well as toe and finger polishes. There are several massages to choose from, such as the Burren Wilderness Massage that involves wildflower oil and hot stones. Golfers will want to sign up for the Golf Biomechanics Programme, which focuses on stretching, toning, and soothing the muscles necessary to improve your game on the green.

Buff Day Spa

Situated in the heart of Dublin, the Buff Day Spa has a chic urban appeal and serves as a retreat from the bustle of the city. Come for a relaxing facial or medical-grade facial peel, and try one of the popular body treatments such as the Universal Contour Wrap that's meant to stimulate fat loss. Buff offers Swedish, aromatherapy, la stone, Indian head, mud, deep thermal, sports, and multiple hot stone massage varieties. An experienced therapist is also in site to administer reflexology, an ancient technique that places pressure on specific points of the body to enhance the flow of energy through the organs and entire body.

Tranquility Spa

Housed in the Whites of Wexford hotel on Abbey Street, the Tranquility Spa has nine treatment rooms as well as a soothing relaxation room, hydropool, thermal suite, steam room, and ice fountain. The experienced therapists provide massages, reflexology, Ayurveda, body scrubs, facials, and an assortment of other treatments. The highlight of this spa is the cryotherapy clinic, where guests have their entire bodies cooled using advanced technology to enhance circulation, strengthen the immune system, and improve the endocrine system. It works by stimulating the production of adrenaline and endorphins in the body, which gets the blood pumping and leaves you in a state of tranquility and heightened awareness.

Platinum Therapy

At Dublin's Platinum Therapy ,owner Olivia Pakenham brings all of her expertise to the table. The establishment is renowned for its use of high-quality products, including Nimue, which is typically reserved for medical applications, as well as Uspa and Lu'lur. Guests can choose from an extensive menu of treatments, such as the glycolic peel, refining fruit acid facial, jasmine body scrub, microdermabrasion, and, of course, a variety of massages. One of the more unique options is the bamboo and ginseng body polish, which involves being massaged with green tea-infused aloe and wrapped in natural cloth. Expectant mothers can try the maternity treatments, such as specialized upper body massages and foot baths. Along with utilizing spa treatments, visitors can take advantage of salon services like tanning, waxing, makeup application, and eyebrow tinting.

St. Columb's Rill Relaxation Room

Guests staying at The Bushmills Inn in Antrim can take advantage of the luxurious services offered at the B&Bs St. Columb's Rill Relaxation Room . It offers an array of options, including manicures and pedicures, hot towel facial therapy for men, and foot treatments that involves a sage bath and rub for your feet. There are also several types of massages available, such as deep-tissue sports, prenatal, and relaxation options. Guests can also try the two-hour Dr. Hauschka Signature Treatment, which involves a leg and foot massage as well as guided stretches and movements to ease pain from the neck and shoulders. You'll also get a facial cleansing, steam bath, and mask in addition to a massage of the face a décolleté.

VOYA Seaweed Baths

Located in Strandhill, Sligo, VOYA Seaweed Baths lets you experience an Irish tradition. Seaweed baths were common across the country in the 1900s—there were some 300 in the nation at the time. Today, they're much harder to come by, especially in Strandhill, where the nearly ten bath houses have since closed (the last remaining one was destroyed by Hurricane Debbie in 1961). That's why VOYA decided to set up shop in this town. VOYA's philosophy is based on organic products and sustainable harvesting practices, and the seaweed bath is meant to detoxify the body, rejuvenate the skin, improve circulation, and stimulate healing. You'll start with a steam treatment that opens the pores, then you'll take a dip in a tub of hand-harvested Atlantic seaweed. Guests can choose from one-person, two-person, and double-room options.

Mink Hand & Foot Spa

Mink Hand & Foot Spa , located in Donnybrook in Dublin, puts the focus on the hands and feet. You can get a or solar manicure, or try the one that incorporates natural ingredients, such as fig and pomegranate, Belgian chocolate and coffee bean, or mint and rose petal. There are also milk and honey pedicures, among other types, which can be enhanced with the callus peel add-on (it removes hard skin on the feet using a glycolic solution). You can also get massages for the upper and lower extremities, and guys can choose from men-specific manicures and pedicures. There's also a Mink Hand & Foot Spa location in Ballsbridge.

Beech Health Club & Spa

While new to Ireland's beauty and wellness community, Beech Health Club & Spa has quickly become a favorite among Mayo residents. It's located within the Westport Woods Hotel but you don't need to be a guest to take advantage of the wide array of services here. This spa uses VOYA techniques, utilizing products that are organic certified and made from hand-harvested seaweed. Along with invigorating facials and body polishes, you can get a foot, full-body, Indian head, or hot oil scalp massage. The spa also offers packages that give you a full course of treatments. Option 1, for instance, includes a hot stone back massage, express facial, and exotic foot ritual. While you're here, be sure to detoxify and rehydrate your skin in the seaweed bath and finish off your day at the spa with a dip in the bubbling hot tub.