Your health is what matters most, both physical and mental.
We all know that your job and life in general can put a lot of pressure on you during the week, so we thought we'd give you a few suggestions for decompressing this weekend.
Take a look below for seven great ways to de-stress in Dublin.
1. Indian head massage
When you think relaxation, you think massage. One step better than your average rub down is a head massage, because everybody loves having someone touch their head and/or hair. You know it's true. So having a professional masseuse give you an extended pat on the head might just be heaven.
Dublin Therapeutic Massage Clinic on Dame Street is just one place where you can get one, click here for more info.
2. Floatation chamber
If you're feeling overwhelmed by life at the moment, this will let you shut everything out.
This pod blocks out all external sights and sounds to allow the user complete freedom from the constant pressure of analysing the world around them. It doesn't get much more peaceful than this.
If you'd like to try a floatation chamber for yourself, you can find them at the Harvest Moon Centre on Lower Baggot Street. You can contact them here.
3. Yoga of sleep
Yoga Nidra (the yoga of sleep) soothes the frayed nerves of participants and helps calm their overactive minds.
Here you lie down as you're guided by the voice of the instructor into a form of 'sleep', a state where you remain aware but the whole body and mind go into a space of deep rest and relaxation. We're yawning already.
Classes take place at the Dublin Holistic Centre, click here to find out more.
4. Shisha at Tea Garden
If you want to hang out with friends in super chilled surroundings, Tea Garden might be just the place. A little sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, here you can sit yourself on some comfy cushions in a dimly lit room while enjoying shisha in an assortment of flavours.
You'll find Tea Garden on Lower Ormond Quay, check out their Facebook page here.
5. Alone time with a book someplace cosy
For some, bliss is a steaming mug with a good book in cosy surroundings. Certainly sounds good to us.
Luckily for you, Dublin has plenty of excellent spots to do just that. Our personal favourite would have to be Accents on Stephen Street (we did name it Dublin's cosiest café after all), but there are plenty more great spots to choose from: The Library Bar on Exchequer Street, Café Rothar on Fade Street, and Blas on Kings Inn Street, to name but a few.
Now for a bit of novelty. Cryotherapy is where you expose your whole body to sub-zero temperatures in order to boost your circulation, metabolism and immune system.
You can try it for yourself at South William Clinic & Spa, where your 15-minute session will be proceeded by a consultation and followed 30-minute LED phototherapy treatment targeting skin problems.
Find out more here.
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