Best Spa: Woodhouse Day Spa

From the March 29, 2012 edition

A visit to Woodhouse Day Spa in Dublin feels like a trip to a resort spa. The two-floor spa’s employees greet clients with complimentary drinks and then escort them to changing rooms complete with showers and lockers. Visitors are indulged with unique services such as the Vichy shower treatments, which are energizing experiences that occur while lying on a table.

Detoxifying seaweed wrap sessions and a number of different types of massages are popular, and so are nail services that use organic, vegan products. The spa’s goal is to make each new client want to return again and again, and by creating a calming, luxurious environment, Woodhouse has no trouble winning over Alive readers who are looking to be pampered.

Runners-up: Charles Penzone, Kenneth’s Hair Salon and Day Spa

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