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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. 
Champagne Charlie Dinner  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 

Saturday 16th November €95

Les Miserables at Dunbrody  The West End arrives with a musical extravaganza of live performances throughout a Kevin Dundon dinner featuring some great French classics with an Irish twist Call 051389600 to book dinner only   To book our hotel package click here

Friday 29th  €95 Dinner Only

Phantom in the House  A second night of the West End featuring your favourite Phantom of the Opera live performances during an equally extravagant evening of classical French cuisine & wines  Call 051389600 to book dinner only   To book our hotel package click here

Saturday 30th November €125 Dinner Only

Fields of Life Charity Coffee Morning - A wonderful charity being organised by TY student Sophie Dundon with a great raffle to be drawn at the Chrsitmas Market. Call 051389600 to book.

Sunday 8th December €20

Dunbrody Christmas Markets - Every Sunday during November & December...fabulous artisan crafts, jewelry, art, kitchenware and of course our own shop which is stocked full of Dunbrody Christmas cakes, puddings, preserves, scones, mince pies...

Every Sunday from Noon til 4pm with jazz brunch in the Local Pub.



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