COME the New Year, everyone’s thoughts turn to holidays – but if your piggy bank is feeling the pinch then a trip abroad just might not be possible.
Why not banish the stress of Christmas with a refreshing break closer to home?
Whether you opt for a reboot at Inchydoney or a mindfulness massage in Cavan, the options are endless.
We’ve chosen some of the best January pamper deals closer to home to ease you into 2019 …
Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort
Get the new year off to a mindful start with a luxury overnight escape to Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort, at Coras Point, Cavan.
Arrive and relax over a light lunch in Cafe Vista overlooking the beautiful countryside surroundings before making your way to Farnham’s world-class health spa.
Enjoy time in the infinity swimming pool and experience a journey of the senses in the thermal suite, before unwinding that busy mind with an 80-minute ESPA Mindfulness Massage, which will calm both the mind and the body.
Mindfulness Moments at Farnham Estate costs from €149.50 PPS and includes an overnight stay with a buffet breakfast, light lunch, massage and access to spa (see www.farnhamestate.ie).
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Start as you mean to continue with a Wellness Break in Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa at Clonakilty, Co Cork.
Escape to the sea with a two-night bed and breakfast with beautiful Atlantic views and a treatment in the calming surroundings of The Island Spa.
Your Wellness Break also includes a slimming Algo body wrap, and a full body massage in The Island Spa, using Elemis Cellutox body oil, which contains sea buckthorn, sea fennel, lemon and juniper to help cleanse the body.
After your treatment you can retire to one of their relaxation areas with stunning ocean views, and enjoy a herbal tea or juice.
The two-night Wellness Break, including access to the pool, sauna, steam room and gym, is available from €299 PPS (see www.inchydoneyisland.com).
Weary winter bodies can be revitalised at The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort in Co Cork with the Timexpert C+ Face and body envelopment treatment.
Designed to give your skin a much-needed boost, it starts with a Vitamin C exfoliation followed by a collagen-boosting body wrap while you are treated to an advanced anti-glycation facial.
Utilising the benefits of Ume extract and Vitamin C, this facial fights against the damaged elastin and collagen fibres, leaving skin feeling revitalised and radiant.
Luxurious, tranquil and gorgeous, The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort is a spectacular centre where the wrap-around glass frontage surrounding the 20-metre swimming pool and water room gives unbeatable views out over this five-star country estate.
Treat tired skin to the Timexpert C+ Face and Body Envelopment for €115 (see www.castlemartyrresort.ie).
The K Spa
Make time for yourself to unwind and relax at The K Spa in Straffan, Co Kildare.
Avoid slipping back into the same old routine by checking in to the luxurious surroundings of The K Club and explore the glorious grounds before treating yourself to a choice of therapies at The K Spa.
Loosen any tension with a 50-minute signature massage, combining the very best Eastern and Western massage techniques but designed just for you, or refresh your skin with a 60-minute Natura Bisse Skin Comfort Facial, followed by enjoying a delightful 25 minutes of complete serenity in the rasul mud chamber.
Enjoy a four-course meal in The K Club’s elegant Byerley Turk restaurant, before a blissful night’s sleep in peaceful surroundings.
Nab a January spa deal from €240 per person (see www.kclub.ie).