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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 Christmas Market Every Sunday from Noon - browse the artisan crafts and local food producers. There's lots of great gift ideas from Kevin Dundon's Christmas cakes, puddings, chutneys and books to hand-made jewelry, cards, walking sticks and spices.  A great gathering of local crafts people, foodies and artists every Sunday. The perfect way to spend a Sunday - followed by Jazz Brunch in the Local afterwards or maybe Afternoon Tea in the hotel.  The market will take place every Sunday.
 
New Year New You Our two night package includes accommodation, breakfast til Noon both days and dedicated 3 hour Detox Spa programme on one of the days From €325pps Click here to book
 
Chicago! Friday 22nd March - a night of Gangsters, glamour, cocktails and fine dining along with West End's David Shannon singing live in the Harvest Room...all your favourites from Chicago and a few more too. Event only at €95 pp or with accommodation from €195pps Book Here
 
A Night with the Phantom Saturday 23rd March - the phantom returns to the Harvest Room. With champagne cocktails pre-dinner and a fabulous Opera themed menu to match the live performance with David Shannon of songs from the Phantom and few of our other favourites to finish the evening as well. Event Only €125 or with accommodation from €225pps
 
If you would like a special bespoke event planned we would be delighted to put together a unique package for you. Click here to enquire.
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