Introducing Aqua Sana - Ireland's first forest spa
Aqua Sana Longford Forest has officially opened its doors, promising an unforgettable spa experience.
Set amongst 400 acres of serene woodland within the Center Parcs Longford Forest resort, Aqua Sana offers a unique concept that blends the forest environment into the spa experience. From the Scandinavian-inspired Nordic Forest to the tranquillity of the Hot Springs, there is something for everyone at Aqua Sana, from spa novices to seasoned spa goers. Spa lovers can now book their choice of day or overnight spa packages at the stunning Aqua Sana Spa.
Set in the heart of the country, Aqua Sana is Ireland’s newest and largest stand-alone spa, costing €10 million and measuring more than 2,500m², including 14 treatment rooms where spa therapists deliver Elemis and VOYA treatments. Overnight guests can relax and unwind in beautifully appointed Lakeside Apartments.
The spa takes inspiration from its own forest setting, as well as some of the most spectacular natural environments around the world, from icy Nordic landscapes to the high-altitude Chilean Arenal forest, immersing guests in the relaxing and re-energising powers of nature.
The spa offers 21 hot, cold, sensory and meditative experiences across four unique zones - Nordic Forest, Hot Springs, Volcanic Forest and Treetop Nesting.
The Nordic Forest comprises a range of experiences including an invigorating Ice Cave, aimed at boosting circulation, the Alpine Steam room, which incorporates rose essence and amethyst crystal, the soothing dry heat of the Nordic Sauna, with breath-taking views of the pine forest, and the Forest Rain Walk, which harnesses the benefits of meridian acupressure complete with different scents, sounds and temperatures.
The Hot Springs includes a Salt Steam Room, Waterfall Shower and two large outdoor hot tubs, where guests can soak under the stars as they breathe in the fresh Longford forest air.
The Volcanic Forest allows guests to snuggle up and cocoon themselves while listening to the calming sounds of a crackling, cosy fire, enjoy the soothing heat of the Lava Sauna or relish the relaxing qualities of the Volcanic Steam room, where an amber glow replicates the inside of a volcano.
Treetop Nesting offers a range of experiences where guests can embrace the revitalising power of nature, whether that be in the heated loungers among the treetops, on a heavenly water bed or amid the tropical temperatures in the Forest Glade, with a cooling mist to replicate the rainforest.
The Forest Garden, unique to Aqua Sana Longford Forest, surrounds you with greenery as you lie back and watch the clouds through a skylight in the ceiling.
Spa visitors are also offered complimentary sleep sessions, with Aqua Sana sleep experts guiding guests to awaken the mind, allowing clear, meaningful and mindful thoughts as well as providing sleep advice in the sleep-inducing relaxation area. The sleep session begins with a skincare taster using natural products from renowned product houses, Elemis or VOYA, and the session concludes with a relaxation ritual that sees guests completely unwind and make time for mindfulness.
VOYA certified organic products are formulated using the finest natural ingredients, hand-harvested seaweed extract and essential oils to nourish and protect skin to offer guests to Aqua Sana the best of award-winning therapeutic treatments.
Leading beauty brand Elemis blends science and nature to provide products that have been hailed for their transformative results.
Kay Pennington, Aqua Sana Group Manager, said: “Aqua Sana is a unique spa experience, bringing together the proven benefits of forest bathing with dedicated and outstanding customer service. Not only is it the country’s biggest spa, it also offers spa experiences which tap into current spa trends, such as forest bathing, while also offering traditional spa experiences, such as saunas and hot tubs, albeit with a forest twist. We’re confident that our guests will leave feeling rested, revitalised and restored.”
Both day and overnight spa breaks at Aqua Sana Longford Forest are available to book, with packages starting from €55.