Tried & Tested: Vedas Beauty Spa, Dublin

My family and I look the liberty of frequenting the Vedas Beauty Spa in Dun Laoughaire this week and oh what a day it was. They offer various packages to suit your needs and budget, from just a treatment and lunch to an all day pampering affair. I myself went for the ‘Breakfast at Tiffanys’ package that included a 30 minute infra-red sauna, a 60 minute massage, lunch and then a 60 minute facial for €170.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the lovely receptionist and shown where to change into our robe and slippers (why are robes in spas always more exciting to put on?) From there, she showed us to the relaxation area (above) to chill in with tea and nibbles until we were all ready to hit the sauna. The infrared sauna is said to do the following: burn as many as 600 calories in the 30 minutes, remove toxins, relieve pain and strengthen your immune system – I think I need one in my house.

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After cooking, we went back to the relaxation area to wait for our therapists. I had the full body massage first and MAN was it one of the best massages I’ve ever had. She was so connected with each muscle that she really worked every problem area and left nothing behind – knots be gone! The room was dimly lit with candles and smelt divine, and the bed was heated which they get extra brownie points for.

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Afterwards I practical slept-walked back to the relaxation area. Now this has to be said, you weren’t rushed through your day at all, you always had time to unwind in this zen-like area between treatments which made the day even longer and more relaxing!

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Half way through our treatments we were served lunch in a private room behind a sliding door in the relaxation area. This consisted of a carrot soup with an open ham and cheese sandwich with Ballymaloe relish (there is a ham-less version for veggies!), and a carrot and ginger juice on the side  We were given an hour to eat and chat and then collected by our therapists again.

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Back to the treatment room I went for a heavenly 60 minute facial. She used the ‘pai’ skincare range which had lovely fragrances and didn’t irritate my skin at all. What proceeded went something like this: cleanse, exfoliate, wash, tone, mud mask, washed again, moisturise and finished with a lip balm (there was definitely a couple more stages but it was so relaxing I nodded off!) The therapist does your neck and delegate also and gives you little neck and head massages in between all the goodness. All in all, I couldn’t fault the afternoon at all, I’m only looking for an excuse to go back!

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Check out vedasbeauty.ie for more information on the spa and the packages they offer and go and treat yourself, it’s SO worth it!

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