Spas in Ireland

Accessible Spas in Ireland

By , June 13, 2019

People attend spas for various reasons, from hair care to cancer care, microdermabrasion to flotation, cellulite reduction to stress reduction. Whatever the reason or treatment sought, it’s fair to say that a spa experience is wholly a personal one, based on individual needs.

While there is some grey area over what “spa” actually means. I think we can all agree that the aim of a spa is to restore a more natural balance to ones body and soul.

Because of the uniqueness of our spa needs, making a spa venue accessible is at the very heart of what “spa” stands for.

Not only is this a business or moral obligation, the Disability Act 2005 states that Irish businesses must support access to their services and facilities for people with disabilities. researched a number of Irish spas to find some of the top venues that made their services and facilities more accessible by providing considerate extras.

We made our assessment by giving marks to the venues providing the following facilities and services:

  • Accessible entrance
  • Ramps
  • Handrails
  • Accessible Toilet/Changing facilities
  • Treatments geared towards disabilities & mobility
  • Cancer care treatments
  • Wheelchair friendly/accessible bedrooms*
  • Lifts*
  • Miscellaneous extras for clients with disabilities

* Where applicable

Whilst this list is not inclusive of all amenities geared to making a venue more accessible, it covers many of the most requested by clients. Selection of Accessible Spas in Ireland

Chill Spa at The Ice House, Mayo

Chill Spa at The Ice House

The Spa at Castlemartyr, Cork

The Spa at Castlemartyr

Spirit Beauty Spa at Treacys Hotel, Waterford

Spirit Beauty Spa Waterford

Nadur Spa at Ballygarry House, Kerry

Nadur Spa at Ballygarry

Fota Island Spa, Cork

Fota Island Spa

The Spa at Aghadoe Heights, Kerry

Aghadoe Heights Spa

The Maryborough, Cork

Maryborough Hotel

The Wells Spa at Brooklodge, Wicklow

The Well Spa at Brooklodge

The Heritage Spa, Laois

The Heritage Spa

The Spa at Farnham Estate, Cavan

Farnham Spa is an independent body. do not offer any certifications or professional assessments of venues. The information expressed in this article are own views.

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