Elysium brings prestigious salon title to west

Elysium Day Spa and Laser Clinic, Moycullen has just been awarded the prestigious IBPA Award for overall 'Best Salon in Ireland and Northern Ireland 2009'. Elysium is the only salon in Galway to have ever won the title and was the only beauty salon in the West of Ireland to have reached the final five.

The award was presented at a gala dinner in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin and was hosted by Off the Rails presenter Brendan Courtney.

The IBPA (Irish Beauty Professionals Assocation ) is the governing body for every beauty salon and spa in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The IBPA Irish Beauty Industry Awards recognises and rewards excellence, professionalism and innovation in the beauty industry. There were a record number of enteries for the 2009 Awards, and the standard of applicants was very high.

But there was only one out right winner throughout Ireland and that was Elysium Day Spa and Laser Clinic , Moycullen. The selection process began in October 2008 with a submission of portfolio on the business, througt to the next stage with a visit from a secret shopper .

At that stage Elysium was selected as one of the final five day spas to get through to the final. Elysium was up against two day spas from Northern Ireland (one the winner for the last three years ), a day spa in Cork, and one just outside Dublin. The final stage of the competition was a visit from a judge which lasted more than six hours and included afull inspection of the premisis, an in depth interview with owner Valerie Osborne and also included having two treatment. Elysium’s win iis a major achievement for not only the beauty industry but for Galway and the west of Ireland

The Elysium day spa signature treatment is the:

Javanese LU'LUR full body ceremony (2hrs 30mins—140 )

This luxurious Balinese ritual begins with a milk and rose petal foot soak, relax with a pressure point head massage. Using hot towels on the head, they bathe your hair in a China rose hair masque, continuing with a full body Balinese massage using slow rhythmically traditional massage techniques

A delicate turmeric scrub is then sprinkled over the body; this exfoliation will awaken and infuse your senses, after the softening powers of a Mandi Susu shower, the ritual is completed with a full body moisturisation with a warmed rich organic Coco butter as well as facial anointing with Tamanu and Jasmine oil.

The other signature is the Yon Ka Facial;

Vital Intense - Elysium signature facial

(1hr, 30 mins—€85 )

Recommended for all ages, this treatment is a precious ally to re-infuse your skin with the vital energy that it sometimes lacks after sun exposure, during pregnancy, during menopause or simply after a spell of ill health or tiredness. Your skin rediscovers all of its balance, elasticity and vitality.

Elysium Day Spa and Laser Clinic, Moycullen (091 556846 www.elysium.ie )

An Fuarán, Moycullen, Co. Galway.

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