Pregnancy spa treatments, baby shower spa days and prenatal spa breaks. Bringing new mums relaxation and indulgence that’s tailored to them, here are some of Ireland’s top spas for mums-to-be…
Having recently won a therapist of the year award at the Irish Tatler Spa Awards for the second consecutive year, Hayfield Manor Hotel is a luxurious hotel where you really feel cared for. In particular, they won the award for their ability to customise treatments, and at no time is that more important than when you’re expecting a baby.
Recommended spa experience: Besties Afternoon Tea Spa Break
A magical location where grandeur meets natural beauty, Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa is a vast and grand estate where history is intertwined with the architecture. In the spa, the Swarovski Crystal-lit pool will ease you into a sense of total tranquility, while the spa is based around the use of ESPA and their products. Central to that are the spa treatments tailored for mums-to-be.
Recommended spa experience: One Night Weekend Spa Break
An island resort accessed by ferry, Lusty Beg Island Spa in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands is a completely unique getaway where the spa is a little bubble of relaxation. They are especially good at tailoring spa experiences to special occasions. That includes baby showers, where mums-to-be have a ‘New Mum New Life’ Massage and her guests choose a treatment from a Seaweed Bath, an Aromatherapy Salt Bath, a Recover Touch Facial, or an Indulgent Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage. Everyone also gets to enjoy a glass of Prosecco, a spa sharing platter and an assortment of finger food.
Recommended spa experience: Baby Shower Spa Day
On an island in Cork Harbour, which is home to Ireland’s only wildlife park, Fota Island Resort is a multifaceted destination with five stars for its hospitality. The spa is home to Ireland’s first Walking River, renowned for its assistance in healing sports and fatigue, and their treatments are carefully planned. That includes a prenatal spa day, which includes full use of those facilities, specifically designed areas to massage the entire body. It’s topped off with a BASQ Baby Bump Treatment – 40 minutes of head-to-toe pampering.
Recommended spa experience: Baby Bump Prenatal Spa Day
Just a stone’s throw away from Limerick’s city centre, Radisson Blu Limerick is hidden away in 20 acres of parkland. Its Rain Spa and Wellness Clinic includes a wide range of facilities and a prenatal spa day that features a lower leg and foot ritual, a facial cleanse, a neck, shoulder, face and scalp massage, foot and leg massage, and a file and polish for the toes.
Recommended spa experience: Bumps a Daisy Prenatal Spa Day
Consistently ranked one of the top five star hotels in Ireland, Sheen Falls Lodge is as luxurious as it is beautiful. The Easanna Health Spa at Sheen Falls Lodge is equipped with all the facilities you could ask for, and for mums-to-be they have a spa experience. It includes a 60-minute relaxing massage, a two course lunch or afternoon tea served in the sun lounge.
Recommended spa experience: Mum To Be Experience
Dating back to 1828, The Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire has its place firmly set in history as well as the South Dublin landscape overlooking Dublin Bay. The SansanaSPA at the Royal Marine Hotel is the latest addition, turning the historic hotel into a contemporary escape. They create beautiful spa experiences, and for mums-to-be that includes a Coconut Melt Pregnancy Massage, a dry floatation treatment, and a pedicure and lunch.
Recommended spa experience: Yummy Mummy Spa Day
Careful attention to detail has been paid when restoring this 1860 Georgian terrace, turning it into the 20 bedroom boutique hotel that it is today. Describing itself as an ‘Irish Organic Spa’, the vaulted basement of urban hotel No.1 Pery Square in Limerick is a compact, luxury spa area in what is otherwise an elegant townhouse hotel. The luxury space is all about elegant wellbeing, and for mums-to-be that includes a quintessentially Irish VOYA Body Scrub, a full body massage, a personalised facial, and a scalp massage. You have access to the thermal suite for one hour, which includes a herbal cocoon, aroma steam, coal bunker sauna, sole pool for your feet and Irish mist showers and a relaxation suite.
Recommended spa experience: Absolute Indulgence Spa Day
Nestled away in the shadow of the Galtee Mountains, Ballykisteen is in the heart of County Tipperary. At Ballykisteen, you get two for the price of one, with beauty and treatment rooms and leisure club both available on site. This gives you the opportunity to head to the beauty and treatment rooms for some good old fashioned pampering. Their mum-to-be spa day includes a Decleor facial, a luxury pedicure and an Indian Head Massage over 2.5 hours of pampering.
Recommended spa experience: Mum To Be Spa Day
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