World’s First in Donegal Self Heating Lava Shells – the Hottest New Eco Treatment
A revolutionary new treatment from the Tropics – the Lava Shells Massage – has landed at the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa to offer all the benefits of a hot stone massage but with an added bonus of being eco friendly.
Launched last year the Lava Shells are 100% genuine recycled Tiger Striped Clam* Shells from the South Pacific which heat up internally for up to an hour with a patented combination of all natural minerals and water.
As the marine polished sea shells glide smoothly over the body, you will instantly drift into a blanket of warmth, falling into a state of utter relaxation and calm thanks to the comfortable warming temperature. During the massage, the shells are worked over the palms, arms, neck and shoulder area, with the focus of the massage surrounding pressure points. Deep tissue work on these tension areas such as the feet, back and shoulders, ease away all muscle tension, knots and stress points, unblocking an energy flow and releasing a sense of balance to the entire body and mind.
The heat and massage motions in this treatment are also excellent for aiding digestion, acting as a holistic colonic cleanse, as well as strengthening pelvic floor muscles, releasing emotional stress and helping with problems like IBS and menstrual cramps
Unlike hot stones, Lava Shells are powered by LavaGel and need no external equipment, electricity or batteries. LavaGel is an innovative self-heating blend of natural minerals and ingredients including algae and dried sea kelp that, when blended with salt water, generate its own controlled heat for an hour-long massage.
The Lava Shells Massage is a full body treatment (60 or 90 mins) available in over 300 spas and salons in the UK including Urban Retreat at Harrods, SenS Spa at the London Hilton Park Lane Hotel, The Grove, Ragdale Hall, Calcot Manor, Eastthorpe Hall, Marriott Hotels, Aveda, David Lloyd and Bannatyne Spas. Galgorm Spa is the only other spa in Ireland to offer the eco friendly massage treatment at this time.
For further information, please contact the Spa on 074 937 8144
Lava Shell Offers
Shell shocked total body massage 80 mins €105
Hot Lava shell body massage 60mins €80
Hot Lava Shell back massage 35mins €45
Hot shell stomach massage 15 mins €35
Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa - Reintroduces €10,000 Wedding Competition for 2011
The Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa has just announced that it plans to run it's €10,000 wedding competition again, for the third time for couples getting married in 2011. The Hotel admits that it was persuaded to run the competition again by the sheer demand by couples booking their wedding in 2011.
All you have to do to be with a chance to win your €10,000 reception at the 4 Star Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa for up to 200 guests is to book your wedding for 2011 at the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa. You will then be entered into the draw to win the wedding reception reception of your dreams worth €10,000. Deposits are non refundable and must be paid in full before entries to draw is valid. For further information, contact our wedding co-ordinator on 00353 (0) 74937 8146 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Magherafelt Couple Win €10,000 Wedding at Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa
Magherafelt couple Deirdre Scullion and Bryan Mc Cann are celebrating today after being drawn as the 2010 winners of the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa €10,000 wedding competition.
Deirdre, the bride to be said, “Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa was the first and only hotel that we looked at to book our wedding. We fell in love with the location being set on the coast and the hotel itself is a stunning venue. Breda made us feel very welcome and comfortable when we had our appointment and we knew that the staff of Ballyliffin would look after us and our guests on the big day!!
She added, “Neither Bryan or myself have ever had any luck in competitions before so we hadn’t even discussed what winning would mean to us as we never imagined that we would have a chance with so many couples entering the draw! When our names were called out we were both in complete shock, as you might see from the photographs. Winning this draw has been such a fantastic help to our wedding plans, we have both been saving so hard for our dream day and to have Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa pay for our reception is a dream come true. We are even more excited about our wedding day now, thanks to the generosity of the Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa Hotel. It is just fantastic. A dream come true.”
The couple who got engaged in Las Vegas in September 2008, plan to wed on 8 October 2010 at the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa.
Cecil Doherty, Managing Director of the 40 bedroom hotel said, The Ballyliffin Lodge opened its doors in June 2005 and quickly established itself as one of the leading hotels in Donegal. We have had wedding enquiries from around the world but in the past two years we have come to understand more the greater financial concerns for couples getting married so we decided to introduce new €35 menus and our €10,000 wedding reception competition.
He added, “ The response to the competition has been such, that we have decided to re-introduce it for 2011 wedding couples. This will be the third year for the competition but we have found from talking to couples, that there is nothing quite like it out there and couples are requesting we continue with it. So book your wedding for 2011 and you will be entered into the draw to win your wedding reception worth €10,000. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all our sponsors, without whom this competition would not be possible.”
For further information, please call Siobhan on 00353 74 937 8200 or e mail email@example.com.
Wedding Menus from ONLY €35 pp
The hotel prides itself on being one of the best wedding venues in Ireland, offering only one wedding per day to ensure all our couples get the attention and the service they deserve on the biggest day of their lives.
The Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa have just launched our New Wedding Menu from ONLY €35.00 per person leaving the average price for a wedding for 200 persons at only €7000. Terms & Conditions Apply. Prices are applicable from 1 January 2010. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
BALLYLIFFIN LODGE AND SPA CELEBRATES WHITE FLAG AWARD
Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa is celebrating again today after being awarded the coveted white flag award for their state of the art leisure centre making it the only leisure centre in Inishowen and Derry to hold such a quality award.
The White Flag Award is the only comprehensive Quality Award for Leisure Facilities in Ireland which recognises high standards of excellence in health and leisure facilities in Ireland. The award which was set up and regulated by ILAM, the Irish Leisure Industry body for all Sports, Fitness, Aquatic, Outdoor, Health Spas and Associated Facilities is the must have award of all leisure facilities if they wish to provide a premium product and service to their customers.
Now in its 8th year, it has established itself as the ‘quality mark’ that all leisure facilities must strive to achieve and is endorsed by Fáilte Ireland and the Irish Hotels Federation.
Killian Fisher, Chief Executive of ILAM commented: "The White Flag Award has become an essential mark of quality within the health and leisure industry.
A leisure facility can reach a very high standard, offering the best possible service, without resorting to major structural changes. The White Flag Award ensures key criteria are maintained and that high standards are met.
Awards were presented last week by FAI Technical Director Packie Bonner, Eamonn Quigley, ILAM President and RTE's Michael Lyster at a gala awards ceremony in The Strand Hotel, Limerick.
Tara Mc Connelogue, Leisure Centre Manager at the Lodge Fitness club, pictured receiving her award from Packie Bonner and Eamonn Quigley, said,' ’There are over 100 public sector and 500 private sector facilities throughout Ireland and yet only 17% have attained a White Flag Award for 2008/2009. We are all delighted that we have received the White Flag Award for the Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa. All the months of hard work has paid off and now we just plan to keep up the high standards we have set since opening the premises 3 ½ years ago so that we offer all our customers a first class product and service every time they visit the club.
Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa achieves 4-star award
Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa staff are celebrating today after the hotel received official confirmation of its '4 star' grading from Failte Ireland Notification of the new rating comes just two years after the hotels official opening and is the result of a 4 year, €10 million investment programme, which will continue to support the improvement of the facilities and services offered in the hotel
The 40 bedroom luxury hotel and spa opened in June 2005 and quickly established itself as one of the leading hotels in Donegal, renowned for its character, charm and exceptional service. Designed and built to luxury four star hotel standards, Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel & Spa with its fabulous Spa and Leisure facilities and award winning restaurant brings an unrivalled blend of attributes which continues to attract visitors to Donegal from around the world
The Four Star rating is acknowledgement by Failte Ireland of the superior levels of service provided at the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa as well as the superior grade of furnishings, general decor and concierge service.
General Manager, Tony Mc Dermott comments on the award: ‘I am thrilled that we have finally received notice of our award. It has been a long journey for both myself and my staff and I am really proud of the way in which every single member of the team has risen to this challenge, and embraced the changes we made to satisfy the inspectors’ requirements and meet the rigorous criteria.’
He added ‘The star ratings basically reflect the overall quality of the experience that each guest receives. It has always been our objective to guarantee a minimum 4 star approach to everything we do at the hotel, and this will continue.’
The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa, which is located on the Inishowen coastline has spectacular panoramic views of the golden sands of Pollan Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. taking in the world famous Ballyliffin Golf Club; It is a popular choice for Spa breaks, weddings, corporate functions and golf breaks with large numbers of guests visiting from Europe and America to experience Irish hospitality at its best.