The beautiful spa at The Marker Hotel in Dublin's Grand Canal Dock has recently introduced the Kerstin Florian brand.

This luxury spa and skincare company was founded in Southern California by Swedish-born spa expert Kerstin Florian, and focuses on combining the highest quality natural ingredients with innovative technologies and research.

The end result is products and treatments that feed both the mind and the body, giving both immediate relaxation and long-term results.

I was extremely fortunate to try out The Marker Signature Ritual from Kerstin Florian. This two-hour, head-to-toe experience is the perfect way to switch off from reality, indulge in some serious bodycare and emerge newly revived.

The treatment begins with a full body exfoliation, a much-needed beauty step as we come into winter. The body is then slathered with a warm, mineral rich creme which is blended with organic aromatherapy juniper oil. Once this has been massaged into the skin thoroughly, the body is wrapped in towels to help the product absorb.

The face is then cleansed, exfoliated and treated to a mud or algae masque, depending on your skin type. While the masque is working its magic, the therapist performs a signature head, face and foot massage.

This utterly indulgent treatment was just the ticket to melt away any stress and worries, and left me feeling rejuvenated.

In addition to the two-hour ritual, guests of the spa can also enjoy the fabulous spa at The Marker Hotel, which incorporates a serene 25m swimming pool, a sauna and a steam room, the perfect way to continue unwinding after your treatment!

The Marker Signature Ritual 2 hours midweek €195, weekend €215.

Take a look at the full treatment menu at The Spa at The Marker Hotel here.

For more information call the spa on 01 687 5194 or email:

Sarah McIntyre