Every year for my birthday we go away for a little spa break to enjoy the bank holiday weekend. This year we spent it in Powerscourt Hotel, one of my favourite places to stay. Not only are the grounds and surroundings simply beautiful but the rooms are so incredible you want to move in. If you follow me on Snapchat (jodielawsonwood), you may have seen my tour of our suite, the tv in the bathroom mirror is definitely one of the coolest features! Aside from this, the hotel is well renowned for its incredible spa. ESPA at Powerscourt Hotel recently one Best Spa at the Image Magazine Business of Beauty Awards and it's easy to see why.
With 20 impeccable treatment rooms, including a private Spa Suite for couples, a 20-metre Swarovski Crystal-lit heated pool and a state-of-the-art thermal suite, it really does have everything you need to pamper, relax and unwind. I actually shot their spa brochure a while ago so got to spend a whole day there "relaxing", it was then I decided I needed to come back to experience their treatments!
After chilling out in the thermal suites, pool and relaxation rooms I was booked in for a personalised facial. I had a lovely therapist called Rachel who immediately had me at ease. Before my treatment she asked me in detail about my skin and even let me smell different products to get a sense of what I'd like used-a nice touch I've never had before. After cleansing my skin she really studied it to customise a facial to match my needs, I was so impressed that personalised really meant personalised. The treatment lasted an hour and included an incredible head, neck and shoulder massage, I was in heaven! My skin came away looking and feeling fantastic, even Will commented on it! Afterwards I was given a delicious raspberry sorbet and left to relax with the most beautiful view of the Sugar Loaf, see the picture below!
As I filled out my date of birth on my consultation form they knew it was my birthday and brought me out a little chocolate platter, such a lovely touch! I will definitely be returning to the spa to get my skin in perfect shape before the wedding so I will keep you guys updated on future treatments! If you're looking for somewhere new to try and want a guaranteed service to remember I highly recommend ESPA at Powerscourt Hotel. I know they have some fantastic offers for spa packages you can view on their website here, perfect for a day of pampering! Thank you to Kellie-Ann, the Spa Director for organising such a lovely birthday!