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Rita reaps rewards of putting heart and soul into therapy

THEY'RE not all about fluffy robes and scented candles, as Rita Bonn has just shown.

Rita, of the Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa, Co Kerry, has just been crowned Spa Therapist of the Year at the annual Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2012.

Now in its fourth year, the Irish Tatler Spa Awards commend the best spas, treatments and therapists in the country.

But as well as providing the kind of treatments most healthy customers expect when they go to a spa, Rita provides special therapies for people undergoing treatment for cancer.

Rita is a natural therapist specialising in holistic treatments such as Indian head massage, reflexology and cancer care treatments.

She received the IBPA Therapist of the Year Award in 2007, and became a fully qualified homeopath in 2010.

"We are delighted for Rita. She has put her heart and soul into her therapy work here at The Spa at The Heights and deserves this great accolade," said Marie Chawke of Aghadoe Heights.