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18/02/2018

Bliss Out in Our Spa

Located across the courtyard in an original stone building and with a contemporary interior of wood and natural stone, the Spa at Dunbrody will make guests feel cocooned and at ease from the moment they arrive. The treatment area is a luxurious haven complete with Asian styled serail steam and mud room, relaxation room with day beds and individually-styled treatment rooms...the treatments of choice are from Aromatherapy Associates in London.

Aromatherapy works on three main levels: through the sense of smell, through absorption and through absorption via skin

Smell

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The sense of smell is the most primitive of all our senses and it is linked to some of the oldest and deepest parts of the brain. As we breathe in the aromas of the essential oils, it can trigger emotional and even physical responses and allow vivid memory recall of people or places.

When we breathe in aromatic molecules, they travel to the top of the nose where the molecules come in contact with specialized nerve cells called Olfactory cells. These cells have tiny hairs which recognize a specific aroma through the ‘lock and key’ process. This means each hair will only recognize a specific aroma. This process produces nerve impulses which travel to the limbic system, the part of the brain which is most concerned with survival, instincts and emotions.

It is thought by scientists that the activity of the nerve signal passing through this region causes mood change by altering brain chemistry.

Absorption

Another effective way that aromatherapy works is through the inhalation of the essential oils which then travels internally and absorbed. This is especially effective within the respiratory system as their antibacterial and antiviral properties make them ideal for maintaining a healthy respiratory system. This includes the sinuses, throat and chest and also to help relieve symptoms of infections and allergies. 

There are various ways to inhale the benefits of aromatherapy even when you're on the go. We recommend that you take some time out and indulge in the benefits of aromatherapy with one of our fabulous massages - forget your worries to enjoy a long moment to yourself.

One of the favourites at Dunbrody is the De-Stress Massage…A restless mind or aching muscles are soothed and supported with Aromatherapy Associates’ De-Stress collection. We’ll lavish your tired muscles with energizing and repairing blends of highly active essential oils for instant relief and refreshment.

Treat a busy mind to a moment of reflection with our focusing blend packed with the magical properties of Frankincense.

 

For the Foodies

Thoughout the year we offer some great dates for your diary - you can book any of these on their own or as part of a package: Call 051.389600 to book. 
 

Dunbrody Classic Afternoon Tea - €30

With the warm weather here at last and the garden in bloom a leisurely afternoon on the terrace indulging in a Dunbrody Classic Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to indulge the senses. Served from 3-5pm Call 051389600 to book

Cinema & Supper Club at the Local – €20

Thursday 5th September, Thursday 24th October, Thursday 14th November, Thursday 5th December                              Combine a night at the movies with a special Chef's Surprise supper menu at the Local on some specially selected Thursdays this Autumn.  Call 051389600 for more information or to book  

Champagne Charlie DinnerSaturday 16th November €100

A night of fabulous food paired with some of the finest champagnes from the Heidsieck cellars.  Charles Heidsieck is second to no other producer when it comes to impecable quality. None can match the consistency - from the basic non-vintage through vintage to prestige cuvée champagnes. To book with accommodation click here

Thanksgiving Dinner at Dunbrody – Thursday 28th November €70

Start your evening with a choice of classic American cocktails – Manhattan, Sidecar, Martini…followed by a traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner with the option of California wine to also choose from.  To book with accommodation click here

Dunbrody Packages