ESPA a shining gem at the g Hotel

The G Hotel is no doubt a true Galway treasure and the ESPA is one of the shining gems in its crown. The ESPA reception is welcoming and exudes that feeling of relaxation and luxury from the second you walk through the doors. I had booked myself in for the Optimal Skin Pro Facial but with ESPA it is much more than just an Facial you are getting, which was amazing but it is the entire treat for your body and mind.

As with all treatments at ESPA you can avail of an hour in their thermal suite and for anyone going to ESPA this is a must. With the lifestyle rain showers, crystal steam room, rock sauna, heated loungers and of course the vitality pool with water therapy jets and jacuzzi effects, not only are you giving your body all the best, but with its warm ambience and dark colours, it gives your mind that time to just stop and really unwind.

From the thermal suite, you then head upstairs to the relaxation room with its individual loungers over looking a Zen garden and gentle oriental music playing. It is the perfect place to cocoon yourself away and cosy up while you wait for your treatment.

This mesmerisingly calm space helps create the perfect conditions for meditation and contemplation or if like me just take a moment to sit and read a magazine it is the perfect pit stop on your relax, unwind, indulge journey at ESPA.

From the relaxation room my Therapist Jin came and got me, from this first meeting with Jin to my last second she epitomized everything that the G Hotel and ESPA promises. She led me into the treatment room and asked me to take a seat to begin the sensory journey, this is where I closed my eyes while Jin went through the different oils and their scents so my body could tell what it needed and then which lighting mood I preferred, this individual attention to my own personal needs and tastes is what brings the ESPA’s ethos of holistic and wellbeing into the 5 star experience.

As I mentioned previously I had booked in for the Optimal Skin Pro Facial (55 minutes ) As I settled onto the lounger and listened to the soothing music Jin explained everything that this facial offers and what each step would do. The facial includes a deep brush cleanse and stream. And after a look under the specialist skin vision lamp, Jin explained my skin analysis. The facial treatment mask and facial massage leaves the skin feeling so nourished and smooth from the nutrient packed formulas and revived with the high performance massage there is no question this facial delivers in rebalancing the skin and giving a radiant result. The Optimal Skin Pro Facial also includes a hand and arm exfoliation and treatment as well as a neck massage and if you somehow were not relaxed prior to all this, this will transform you into a Zen state of tranquility.

Optimal Skin Pro Products combine the exceptional nourishment of a treatment oils with the active benefits of multiple plant extracts to deliver naturally beautiful skin. Enriched with nourishing omega (3, 6 and 9 ), vitamins (A & E ) and proactive natural extracts which help brighten and even skin tone, enhance elasticity, firm and protect against premature ageing. All products are available to buy from ESPA. Perfect to treat yourself and your skin or the ideal present for someone. Especially with Mother’s Day coming up there is so much to choose from to treat all the amazing mums, grandmothers and just women in our lives out there from there ESPA little box of joy to specific facials and massages to gift vouchers, the gift of ESPA is like no other and offers the recipient to relax, unwind & indulge in luxury and wellbeing.


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