Luxury day spa opens in the centre of Clonakilty

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Posted on: 5th August, 2016

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

A fan of Voya’s luxury organic skincare, Mary O’Brien was excited to hear on the local grapevine that there was a new day spa using Voya products after opening in Clonakilty.

As well as being organic and luxurious, Voya Skincare has the therapeutic benefits of seaweed at its core. It’s also Irish, created 10 years ago by the Walton family on the west coast of Ireland. Voya works with some of the world’s best spas including Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and Waldorf Astoria to name a few, so the fact that the company is entrusting MJ’s Beauty and Day Spa in Clonakilty with its award-winning products speaks for itself.

The owner of Mj’s is local woman Majella Jennings. Majella ran her own beauty business in Cork City (Mj’s Brow and Beauty Bar on the first floor of Darcy’s Hairdressers) but with rising rents and high rates on premises in the City Centre, the businesswoman decided to move her assets west-along and relocate to her hometown of Clonakilty.

With a number of treatment rooms tastefully decorated in calming greys and crisp whites and complemented with luxurious textiles, wood flooring and soft lighting, the day spa certainly sets the right mood. It’s a luxurious and serene space immediately evoking feelings of peace and calm.

After a week in France my skin felt dry and thirsty. Majella suggested a facial using Voya’s new advanced facial skincare range for dry skin, which combines the restorative therapeutic properties of seaweed with natural active ingredients and essential oils. The ‘hero’ ingredient used within this range is rose of Jericho, known for its ability to lock in moisture. After a neck and shoulder massage to really relax me, Majella started by applying Voya’s luxurious cleansing balm with a muslin facial cloth. This, she explained, would gently polish my skin. She then exfoliated, removing the dead skin cells from the surface of my skin to enable the serum and moisturiser to be easily absorbed. A hydrating facemask literally gave my skin a drink of water while Majella eased any remaining tension with a head massage. ‘My Little Hero’ facial serum in the Voya range is packed with antioxidants to bring life back into dull and tired skin and the icing on the cake — the ‘Pearlesque’ moisturiser — left me with the promised pearly glowing complexion! It was a five-star treatment. Afterwards I felt relaxed and nourished and ready to face anything!

Mj’s offers a full range of Voya facials, scrubs, wraps and massage. The day spa is open seven days a week with special Sunday packages available.

“I’ve had the pleasure of getting Voya treatments in spas in the past and love the fact that it’s all organic hand harvested seaweed,” says Majella.  “It’s such a beautiful, luxurious brand and is a dream come true to have it in my salon. I was delighted when Voya sent a representative to check us out and agreed to take us on as Voya specialists.”

Majella has CIBTAC and CIDESCO diplomas and specialises in waxing threading, hd brow training and massage. “I worked directly with hd brows where my brow obsession started,” she says laughing. Majella plans on holding make-up master classes in the salon.

Other members of the team include Collette O’Sullivan who has seven years training in beauty and complementary therapies. She has worked in spas all over Ireland and Australia.

Ashley McIntyre worked in the beauty industry in Cork City before joining MJ’s. Ashley had her own personal beauty blog and is an expert at make-up, nails tanning and waxing.

Lauren Kennedy, newly qualified, has a massive following on her beauty blog and is the contour queen.

The team is just back from the luxury spa resort at Trump International in Clare where they received expert training in all Voya treatments. It’s a hard life!

For more information on the range of treatments and to keep up with special offers at Mj’s Beauty and Day Spa see Facebook/Mj’s Beauty & Day Spa. Packages and group discounts available.

To make an appointment call 085 780 1150. Mj’s Beauty & Day Spa, 1 Western Road, Clonakilty.

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