A deep tissue massage is always a favourite spa treatment, but there is no way quite like the Elemis way, as the spa at Killarney Park Hotel explains!
What exactly is the treatment?
The treatment begins with the Elemis Welcome Touch using warm towels on the feet to cleanse and balance the body. Following this, the massage is completed on the backs of the legs and back to ease out muscular tension and stress. A lavender eye pillow is placed over your eyes on turning over and any remaining stress is relieved from the arms and legs. Tibetan Tingsha bells are rung at the end of the treatment to gently welcome you back to reality.
Where does it come from?
It is from our key spa brand, Elemis, who designed the Deep Tissue Massage using 10 different cultural touches such as Shiatsu massage, Swedish Massage, Thai Massage, Balinese Massage, Indian Ayurveda, Reiki, Chinese Tui Na, Reflexology, Middle Eastern Massage and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage, all combined focusing on relieving tension and alleviating stress.
What is it supposed to do?
The massage relieves specific stress and muscle tension and the deep rhythmic pressure gives the whole body a vigorous workout.
Is there anything you do to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment?
You have a choice of either Cellutox oil to detoxify, Musclease oil for aches and pains, or a de-stress oil for relaxation. They are all formulated to increase the activity of the treatment depending on what result the client desires.
Is there anything you recommend clients to do pre or post-treatment to get the most out of it?
We would recommend a gentle swim in our 20-metre swimming pool and use of the sauna, Jacuzzi, outdoor hot tub, and caldarium to heat up the muscles prior to your treatment. Afterwards we advise as much rest as possible, to avoid tea, coffee, and alcohol, and to drink plenty of water
Is there anyone you particularly recommend the treatment for?
Everyone looking for some time out! It is ideal for someone with stiff muscles, aches and pains, or generally looking to work out tension from the muscles. It’s excellent for the avid golfer after a long day out on the course!
Is there anyone who shouldn’t have this treatment and why?
We wouldn’t recommend this massage during pregnancy, instead a mother-to-be massage is more suitable. Anyone with a slipped or inflamed disc would not be treated, or following major surgery we would not perform massage for at least three months. If you are concerned about your medical history or are unsure if you can have this treatment, a detailed consultation form is carried out and reviewed with your therapist to ensure there are no other contraindications.
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