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 Aufguss Championships to Ignite Galgorm Resort

Spa

23/01/2024

Second UK Aufguss Championships to Ignite Galgorm Resort in Northern Ireland


The highly anticipated Second UK Aufguss Championships are set to take place at the prestigious Galgorm Resort in Northern Ireland from April 22nd to 24th, 2024. This exhilarating event promises to showcase the epitome of sauna culture, bringing together enthusiasts, professionals, and spectators for a unique and immersive experience.

 

The UK Aufguss Championships, recognised as the pinnacle of sauna competitions, will feature competitors from around the country, each vying for the coveted title of Aufguss Champion and a place at the Aufguss VM World Championships which will be held in Holland in September. Contestants will demonstrate their mastery of the art of Aufguss, an ancient European sauna ritual that involves infusing essential oils into the sauna air, creating a sensory journey for participants.

 

Galgorm Resort, home to the first UK Aufguss Champion Pavel Poliacek and known for its reputation as one of the world’s premier, luxury destinations and provides an unrivalled backdrop for this international gathering of sauna professionals. Attendees can expect a sensory feast as the competitors skilfully blend aromas, heat, and theatrical techniques to captivate the audience and judges alike.

 

Tara Moore, Head of Spa Operations at Galgorm said, “Together with Aufguss UK, we are keen to raise the awareness of the ritual not just within the industry but to spa-goers throughout the country.  We have been offering Aufguss to our guests for several years now and are delighted to be hosting this prestigious event.”  

Deborah Carr, UK Aufguss Lead said, “I’m really excited about this year's event, it’s a great platform to elevate the popularity of the Sauna experience, and a fantastic opportunity for participants to showcase their amazing creativity, passion and expertise” 

 

From traditional techniques to innovative approaches, the Second Aufguss Championships will undoubtedly push the boundaries of what is possible within the world of sauna rituals.

Join us at Galgorm Resort from April 22nd to 24th, 2024, as we witness the convergence of tradition, innovation, and relaxation at the Second Aufguss Championships. This event is sure to leave a lasting impression on participants and spectators alike, solidifying its place as the premier platform for sauna excellence.

 

For media inquiries, accreditation, and additional information, please contact:

Deborah Carr, UK Aufguss Lead, Anada Spa and Wellness

deborah@anada.co.uk

07979126603

 

Check out last years Championships here

Day 1 – A spectacular opening from Aufguss veteran Lay Pang Ong, World Class performances from Eliska Blazkova and Robert Zidek, and Single Competitors 

 

Day 2 – Another day filled with team performances from Eliska Blazkova and Robert Zidek, second day of single competition and team.  

 

 

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Spa

11/12/2023

Galgorm announces new partnership with ELEMIS


Galgorm has announced an exciting partnership with ELEMIS, offering guests an extensive range of high-performance products and treatments exclusive to Galgorm’s spa.

As a leading luxury British skin wellness brand, ELEMIS is globally recognised for harnessing the power of natural ingredients and scientific innovation. Each ground-breaking formula is rigorously tested to ensure transformative results. ELEMIS maintains an unwavering focus on skin, body, and wellness. 

Selected for its synergy with the ethos of Galgorm’s internationally acclaimed spa facilities, this new partnership combines advanced, premium skincare products and treatments with highly skilled professional therapists in a unique and luxurious setting. 

Noella Gabriel, Global President and Co-Founder, ELEMIS commented on the unique success of the brand and its new partnership with Galgorm:

“At ELEMIS, we know that healthy skin starts from within, and we are committed to unlocking the secrets of skin health. Our approach to skincare has always been results drive and wellness focused, backed by over 30 years of research and development. I am delighted to announce our new partnership with Galgorm, and I look forward to engaging with their renowned guests and customers with our range of products and treatments.

Tara Moore, Head of Spa Operations at Galgorm said:

“We are thrilled to partner with ELEMIS, it is a very fitting brand for us and will expand our already extensive range of advanced, premium skincare products and treatments. This new partnership underlines our commitment to staying at the forefront of the skincare industry so we can offer our guests the best and most effective skincare treatments in Northern Ireland.”

Galgorm’s internationally renowned retreat has been widely commended for its sustained commitment to excellence and its outstanding achievement within the wider international luxury spa and wellness industry, adding a string of new awards to its growing collection. 

It has been recognised recently by two global platforms, winning an unprecedented six awards at the prestigious 2023 World Luxury Awards, and securing the Best Destination Spa 2024 title at the recent Conde Nast Johansens Awards. 

ELEMIS treatments and products are available for booking and purchase at the Galgorm from today. Visit www.galgorm.com/residents-spa-treatments.html for more information.

Aa best uk spa Galgorm

Spa

05/12/2023

Galgorm Crowned AA Best UK Spa


AA Hotel & Hospitality Services is proud to announce the launch of its new initiative, hotel spa awards that recognise and celebrate the standards of 174 hotel spa facilities across the UK.

Following a careful selection process, the AA inspectors have identified the best spas across the country. Hotels with an AA Best UK Spas stand out as exceptional and exemplary spas delivering outstanding wellness experiences while those with an AA Recommended Spa award demonstrate a quality spa provision with high standards of customer care and cleanliness. By spotlighting exceptional spa offerings across the UK, the AA’s spa awards provide consumers with a definitive guide to the highest quality and rejuvenating hotel retreats the country has to offer.

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media, said: "We are thrilled to unveil this scheme, which not only celebrates the best spas in the UK but also benchmarks the industry. Joining the spa award is an opportunity for hotels to showcase their excellent spa facilities and attract guests seeking the utmost in relaxation and luxury."

The full curated collection of the finest spas including all AA Best UK Spas and AA Recommended Spa awards can be viewed on the AA’s travel website at ratedtrips.com/best-uk-spas. There’s so many to enjoy over the festive period and New Year and well into 2024.

What makes a spa best or recommended?

The AA’s aim is to showcase member establishments that have noteworthy spas worth visiting and are a key part of the hotel experience. These awards are supported by the annual inspections and experience of the UK hospitality landscape. Inspectors’ quality assess elements such as: reception, changing rooms, wet areas, gyms and treatment rooms, where quality and condition of these areas is the key driver.

Spas come in all different shapes, sizes and styles however all featured spas will have the following standards:

· Dedicated reception and staff 

· Several treatment rooms and a broad range of spa treatments 

· Its size should be appropriate to the hotel

· Dedicated changing rooms

· Towel and robe provision

· Variety of areas which may include but not all: pools, hot tubs, hydrotherapy pools, thermal suites, relaxation lounges, outdoor space, food and beverage, gym, studios and wellness activities

· Sustainability policies advertised and demonstrated 

· Accessibility guide published for spa areas 

· Effort made to include accessible needs in spa facilities/design/layout.

AA Recommended Spa Award in addition looks for:

· High quality spa provision

· High Standards of guest care

· High standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

AA Best UK Spa Award also looks for:

· Exceptional and luxurious facilities

· Signature features

· An exemplary spa experience

· A high-quality food and beverage offering

· A distinct retail offering

· Quality consultancy offering for all aspects · Wellness facilities and activities · Outstanding customer service · Dedicated relaxation space/room.

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Spa

27/09/2022

The Old Inn branches out with new luxury outdoor Treetop Spa offering as part of £2.5 million revamp


Historic hotel The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, has confirmed it will open a new outdoor spa offering exclusively for residents from 1 December following a £2.5 million investment to bring Galgorm’s renowned world-class hospitality and spa offering to the historic property.

 Galgorm

Spa

05/05/2022

Summer Skin Checklist | The Importance of SPF


Summer is on the way and whether you’re opting for a staycation close to home or dreaming of sun-soaked holidays to far flung locations, it’s time to consider your summer skincare regime. Dr. Mottram give us his insight into the importance of SPF and why it should be a key component of your daily skincare regime. 


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Spa

17/01/2022

The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat launch exclusive health and wellness membership


Northern Ireland’s newest spa hotel welcomes local motorcycling legend Jonathan Rea OBE as first member of exclusive new £2 million spa and gym offering

 Galgorm

Spa

05/10/2021

A Spa Therapists Tips On Looking After Your Mental Health


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Spa

04/02/2021

Spa at Home | Your Wellbeing Toolkit


Our homes have become multidisciplinary spaces and it’s important that we find ways to differentiate work from rest. While we can’t visit our favourite spas at present, there are ways to bring the tranquil surrounds into your home with our guide to your wellbeing toolkit.

 Galgorm

Spa

20/07/2020

Galgorm Unveils New Spa Attractions as Part of £2 Million Expansion Project


First Minister Arlene Foster welcomes Galgorm's newest tourism investment as guests are safely welcomed back.

 Galgorm

Spa

04/12/2017

Thermal Spa Membership | What Our Members Say...


Membership of the Thermal Village & Spa at Galgorm is perfect to begin your journey of optimal health and wellbeing in surroundings of beautifully understated luxury. We caught up with some of our memberships to find out what membership means to them...

 Galgorm

Spa

04/06/2017

Ireland's Luxury Spa Village


Galgorm Resort & Spa are delighted to have been crowned Ireland's Luxury Spa Village at the World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards 2017.

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Spa

04/04/2017

Quartz, Poultice & Singing Bowls - Demystifying the Quartz Bed


As proud hosts of Ireland's first MLX Quartz Bed, Catherine gives us the need to know details on the ancient Greek concept of psammo therapy...

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