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Lava Shells Spa Treatment

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Lava Shell Treatment

Treat yourself this season and see what all the fuss is about. Our Spa is a rare gem in a busy urban landscape and we pride ourselves on giving you the opportunity to relax whilst catching up on some ‘me’ time.

How it Works

The Lava relax body massage is the world’s first self-heating massage therapy. This new treatment is a unique novelty in warming spa therapies that concentrates on easing the muscles and joints whilst promoting a deep sense of relaxation. It is the first product to combine a self-heating technology with nature and to make things even less simple, it uses no electricity or equipment. The shells themselves are actually tiger striped clam shells and are hand-picked in the Philippines based on their unique size and shape.

This creative treatment is designed to work on the feet, legs, back and shoulders to loosen all that muscle tension. It also includes a deep tissue massage which works directly on any knots and stress points. The treatment encourages the body’s natural energy flow and aims to nurture a balanced body and mind. This treatment promises you a world of tranquillity which you won’t ever want to leave. Access to the thermal suite is also provided complimentary with any spa treatment.

Benefits of Lava Shell Massage

Some of the extensive benefits are as follows:

  • Promotes extreme relaxation
  • Stress busting treatment
  • Improves circulation and improves skin appearance
  • Delivers a massage of heat and touch to the body
  • Eases and comforts clients suffering with anxiety and depression

This treatment promises you a world of tranquillity which you won’t ever want to leave. Access to the thermal suite is also provided complimentary with any spa treatment. The indulgent and truly pampering Lava Shells Relax Body Massage offers an idyllic treatment combining the warmth of the shells with deeply relaxing massage techniques, creating a sense of balance to the entire body and mind.

Treatment Process

During the massage, the shells are worked over the palms, arms, feet and legs in slow deep movements to warm and de-stress. This is followed by a tranquil massage on the back, neck and shoulder area to ease away all tension, knots and stress.

Enjoy being transported to a state of complete relaxation with the Lave Shells Relax Body Massage for just €70.


Welcoming Payot to the Spa at Maldron Hotel Sandy Galway

Payot is an iconic and exclusive brand that we are thrilled to introduce to the Spa at Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway. The pampering Payot facial treatments have developed a cult following across the globe because of the visible results that keep the face looking youthful and firmer.

The History

This Parisian spa brand was founded in 1927 by a beauty visionary Dr Nadia Payot one of the world’s first female doctors! Unusually for the fast-moving world of skin care many of her formulas were so good, they remain unchanged today – how many products do you know that have received over 80 years of consumer trials? As a doctor, Nadia Payot sought products providing visible result and respect for the skin above all. Her friendship with the ballerina Anna Pavlova reinforced her beliefs where she was struck by the difference between the dancer’s youthful body and the fatigue that could be seen on her face. By combining her medical skills with beauty, but also specific movements with beauty care, she developed what she called the “physical culture” of the face. This concept led to the development of the 42- step massage, which allows to eliminate toxins and activate the skin’s microcirculation. By activating all the physiological systems it simultaneously offers absolute deep and lasting well-being with visible results on the complexion.

Our Treatments

Discover personalized treatments tailored to the condition of your skin and your needs. PAYOT has transmitted its know-how and trained specific movements and rituals to it beauty therapist who offer unique expertise within the 42 step movement massage. PAYOT provides exceptionally effective facial treatments for immediate and long-lasting results.


My Payot Expérience is a facial treatment that restores skin all its energy. Perfect for dull and tired skin. Enjoy unique relaxation while superfruit extracts activate the blood micro circulation, increases the level of antibodies which all combine to brighten the skin by reducing signs of tiredness while leaving you with an immediate healthy, radiant glow.

Solution Techni Liss – REJUVENATING FACIAL

An immediate “new skin” effects thanks to an AHA peeling treatment that smoothes deep wrinkles and fine lines. After the 42-movement massage, the rebalancing mask restores the skin’s pH for amazing rejuvenation.

Hydratation Essentielle

The facial starts with an exfoliation to eliminate dead cells and prepare the skin, the famous 42-Movement Massage and the discovery of the unique benefits in the latest-generation collagen mask. This biocellulose mask delivers a “second-skin” effect, to offer a genuine moisturising bath and a sensation of freshness. The skin is revitalized, hydrated and with a replenished glow.