Thursday 23 November 2017

Deal of the Week: The Buff Day Spa

The Buff Day Spa on South King Street
The Buff Day Spa on South King Street

Sinead Van Kampen

It's nice to see The Buff day Spa, South King Street bucking the recessionary trend. Offering value for money may be one of the reasons why - they are currently offering a package of a massage, a facial, a €20 voucher for your next visit and a complimentary Dermalogica goodie pack for €75, a veritable bargain.

Spending money on yourself these days is a bit of a treat, but as you'd expect from The Buff Day Spa it's the little details that count. Details like the fluffiness of the towels, the softness of the dressing gowns and those thoughtful little luxuries like chocolates that await your arrival in the changing booths.

The relaxation area allows you to unwind with the ebb and flow of the calming music. The treatment begins with a warming sauna allowing the heat to soak any left over stress. Once you've forgotten whatever it is that you were worrying about it's through to the massage rooms for the perfect loosener - a thirty minute back massage.

Deeply relaxing, the curse of knots and infused with sweet oils, the massage is divine. Hunched shoulders are set straight, tight nerves are allowed to relax and the path to inner wellness becomes something you don't just read about in glossy brochures. Thirty minutes of firm and deep massage left my limbs like droopy spaghetti and my mind clear, calm and perfectly relaxed.

With the massage over the facial begins. Examined to within an inch of your life, scrupulously inspected and facially mapped an exfoliator is applied and although the treatment sounds a little cold and scientific, the Dermalogica facial is bliss and I did at one point begin to lose any grip of the outside world by asking myself why everyday wasn't spa day!

Being pampered, preened and generally spoiled is of course fine. But what happens when it's time to leave ? The Dermalogica skin repairs goodie bag and a €20 voucher for your next visit go a long way to protect that feeling of inner bliss. As you make your way out of the Salon and back into the street below you will feel it's a slight pang that the treatment is finished, but the goodie bag is a helpful sweetener. If you can afford to indulge, Buff Day Spa feels like a pretty affordable indulgence.

The March Madness package includes use of the sauna and relaxation suites, a thirty minute back massage, a Dermalogica Buff Spa express facial and Dermalogica skin products worth €30. A €20 voucher is also included, redeemable with your next visit. This offer is available from 12pm to 4pm Mondays to Thursdays throughout March. To book call 01 677 4624.

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