Namaste Skin Clinic & Urban Day Spa celebrated its 4th birthday on Saturday, February 18, by launching a refurbished aesthetic, and new services. picture: Olena Oleksiienko/ilovelimerick
Namaste Skin Clinic & Urban Day Spa offers a holistic approach to care with nutritional therapy, massage, and skincare in one place
Limerick’s high-end skin clinic and day spa, Namaste Skin Clinic & Urban Day Spa has celebrated their fourth birthday by launching their renovated and refurbished space along with a new aesthetic.
Looking for a name that represented “peacefulness and kindness”, owner Aisling Stack said they decided on Namaste because it “means love from the heart, you bow to the person, you are giving that person love from your heart.”
“We wanted to give people an open space where they can come and get downtime, offload the problems they may be having, or if someone is just having a bad day they can come in and feel relaxed,” she said.
Using what was previously the open-plan area of the spa, Aisling, with her business partner, Tristan Aitken, has added two new rooms to their space and has created a “more calm and inviting” aesthetic.
Located on the beautiful O’Callaghan Strand, Aisling notes the small community of businesses adding to the peaceful feeling in the area with Niall Colgan Hairdressing, Glow Pilates, and Limerick’s Strand Hotel making up the neighbours.
Creating a relaxing space takes more than the aesthetic, and Aisling is proud of the Namaste Skin Clinic & Urban Day Spa team who work in the O’Callaghan Strand spa, saying “it really does make a difference when you love what you do”, saying this helps their clients relax easily.
Celebrating four years is a great milestone for a business, and the Namaste owner said, “We are very lucky, we have amazing clientele and the people of Limerick are very supportive. We have been busier than ever since we reopened, which is great.”
“Everyone obviously wants to look and feel good, but not everyone wanted to voice that or felt self-conscious about it. Whereas, I think since Covid people are a little bit more comfortable in their skin and are more interested in looking after their bodies, their minds, their skin, with diet and nutrition.”
With their nutritionist in-house, Aisling says, “people have delved more into the science part of nutrition. It isn’t about starving or going on diets, it’s about your well-being.”
Namaste offers a holistic approach to care with nutritional therapy, massage, and skincare in one place, “With holistic care, you’re looking at the whole body instead of just one thing. If we look at the skin and someone may be having a breakout or pigmentation, often the root cause can be internal.
“It can be inflammation, dietary, or anything like that. So if you look at it as a whole, you can correct that faster, rather than putting on a few products and hoping for the best. The longevity wouldn’t be there with that, whereas if we get to the root of it with a holistic approach, there are more long-term results.”
For the future, Aisling says they are growing their team, “we’re going to try incorporate some training for new therapists starting out so they can provide the same five-star experience we offer, whether they go somewhere else or abroad. And who knows, we might open a second Namaste in the future if we continue to grow.”
Namaste offers five-star expertise in their spa therapies and treatments with booking and treatment information available on their website.
Pictures: Olena Oleksiienkoilovelimerick