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Treatment Trial: New Year new you package


Library Image. Photo: Getty Images

Library Image. Photo: Getty Images

Library Image. Photo: Getty Images

Each week Independent Woman investigates what's new and cutting edge in the battle to remain young and beautiful. This week we take to the treatment table to sample The New Year new you package - a two and a half hour pamperathon that promises to detox the body, mind and soul .

What is it?

A two and a half hour treatment package designed to eliminate toxins, nourish skin and rub post Christmas muscles back into shape. As this incorporates four different treatments their is something for everyone but the focus is on the skin. Part detox and part relaxation, sluggish skin is brought back to life while a stimulating body wrap speeds up circulation for the weeks ahead.

What's the process?

The treatment begins with a skin consultation and Dermalogica skin mapping. Once problem areas have been assessed post festive knots are soothed away with a deep tissue back neck and shoulder massage. Dead skin is then scrubbed away with an exfoliator before skin a Cinnamon Masque is applied to draw out impurities. Finally, while the body masque is working it's magic, the skin consultation is put to good use with a personalised Dermalogica facial.

How does it work?

Massage, scrub, detox and polish seems to be about the rub of things. Where the treatment really excels is in the body masque and scrub. Cleansing, rejuvenating and nourishing, for such an intensive treatment the skin doesn't feel dry or overworked. The deep tissue massage and stimulating body wrap also encouraging drainage of the lymph system by bringing blood to the skins surface to help drain those toxins.

Who's it for?

Frankly, anyone looking to while away a large portion of the day being seriously looked after. Although the treatment is relaxing the emphasis is more on detox and bringing skin back into shape than it is about being preened, polished and buffed. Although the tissue massage works a treat for relieving the last traces of festive stress, the package works best a couple of days after you leave the spa. It's like an MOT for the skin.

How long does it take?

Including skin consultation, the New Year New You Detox takes around two and a half hours.

The best bit?

I know I should really say something like super soft skin, but it's the price ! The four treatments combined are currently on offer at €155 from €325 and when you think the average Dermalogica facial comes in at about €70, the total bill is a bargain. On the treatment side of things the body wrap is divine and a few days later my skin was pillow soft.

Any downsides?

Time. Due to the amount of steps involved, those of you whose inbox is a little busy or are due a review may find that slipping away from the desk for the best part of two and a half hours might be a little conspicuous !

How much is it?

The New Year New You Detox Package is €155 (usually €325) and available at Carter Beauty, 40 Main St, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.Phone 01-2103624 to book a treatment.