Spas have in fact, been in existence for thousands of years and were a favourite pastime for Greeks, Romans and Egyptians in particular and have long been away to revive and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
If you want to wash away those aches and pains or just want to treat a loved one to some pampering, then head for a Killarney spa hotel.
The Dromhall Hotel and The Randles Court Hotel are sister hotels on the Muckross Road and are home to the 'Zen Spa' which is located in the Randles Court Hotel. This spa uses the exclusive Kerstin Florian range and specialise in various body treatments and facials.
Experience 'Spa Sensations' when you stay at The Lake Hotel Killarney. The spa offers luxury manicures/pedicures, massages, facials and hot-stone therapy. Guests can also enjoy an invigorating dip in the hotel's outdoor hot tub which overlooks the National Park and a 12th century ruined McCarthy Mor Castle.
The Brehon Hotel is home to the Angsana Spa. The Angsana Spa is a chain of world class spas which first open in Phuket back in 1999. In 2004, the first Angsana Spa in Europe was established - in the Brehon Hotel Killarney! This top-notch spa is a "sanctuary for the inner spirit". Facilities at the spa include a herb sauna and crystal steam room, an ice fountain, hot and cold spa, tropical showers, foots spas, caldarium, vitality room, a relaxation suite and 6 treatment rooms.
The Killarney Plaza Hotel is home to the Molton Brown Spa. The Molton Brown spa focus on the effects of the seasons and time of the year on your body - both inside and out, so it has special body and facial treatments for each season. From hot pebble massages to foot therapy, the Molton Brown is sure to revive your body and senses.
The charming Muckross Park Hotel Killarney is where guests can indulge in the ultimate spa experience surrounded by the natural beauty of Killarney National Park. Kick back and relax with world class treatments and massages using exclusive products. The 'Cloisters Spa' features a vitality pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor hot-tub, herbal sauna, salt grotto, ice-fountain, thermal lounges, foot spa and relaxation room.
Escape and unwind at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel spa, which is recognised far and wide for its hot stone therapy. It offers a staggering range of treatments using exclusive Futuresse, Biodroga and Aveda products. The spa also has a 14 metre heated swimming pool, a fully equipped gym with weights and tennis courts.
'The Espa' at the Hotel Europe is one of the largest spas in Ireland with 16 treatment rooms! The spa, which offers a huge range of spa treatments, also boasts an ice fountain, rock sauna, crystal steam room, an indoor and outdoor relaxation areas with reclining lounges, a juice bar and a vitality pool with air recliners and swan neck massage fountains.
Mairead Foley writes for the Ireland travel and accommodation website http://www.GoIreland.com
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