SÀMAS Etiquette

Get the most from your  SÁMAS Experience

Be Prepared

To fully appreciate the destination we outline some of the clothing we feel appropriate. Naturally depending on your chosen activities this can vary greatly. We advise that you read this booklet carefully and pack accordingly.

Hotel

Evenings at the Park Hotel Kenmare are elegant. We suggest gentlemen wear a Jacket. Days are leisurely with casual clothes. Please bring a selection of suitable clothing for your comfort at SÁMAS.

Indoor & Outdoor Classes

Warm comfortable clothing may be required for outdoor Morning Serenity and comfortable training shoes or boots. Loose comfortable clothing is recommended for Pilates, Body Balance and Relaxation Classes. Pilates, Indian Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi/Chi Gong, our Guided Power Nap and Guided Relaxation. Some of these classes will be taken outdoors weather permitting during the summer months. Please look at the complimentary classes and activities page for an updated schedule & explanation.

Thermal Suite

Swimwear is required for the Thermal Suite. A robe and towel will be provided. This facilities can be enjoyed by guests of 18 years old and older.

SÁMAS Treatments

Your comfort during your chosen treatment is of the utmost importance. Underwear is kindly requested but not essential. Disposable underwear is provided.

Mini Gym

Suitable training shoes must be worn in the fitness studio for your safety and comfort. Please sign in at SÁMAS reception prior to using the fitness studio.

Outdoor Activities

We suggest that you wear a few layers of comfortable, warm clothing for outdoor activities. This will allow you to cool down or warm up more easily. Comfortable walking boots are recommended for walking and hiking. Comfortable training shoes are recommended for jogging or running. A waterproof jacket would be useful for some activities.

What about my jewellery and valuables?

Please leave these personal items in the safe at the Hotel Reception.

When should I arrive for my treatment?

At SÁMAS you are treated to the SÁMAS Experience, Thermal Suite, Treatment Time and Pure Relaxation. To fully benefit from the SÁMAS Experience we suggest arrive 60-90 minutes prior to your scheduled Treatment Time. This will be indicated on your SÁMAS appointment card.

Can someone help me decide on the best treatments or therapies?

Our lifestyle programmes incorporate a full choice of treatments. Prior to arrival we suggest you contact the Spa to discuss and plan your schedule. Our spa professionals will guide you and recommend the treatments most suitable to your personal needs.

Is there a limit to the number of treatments I should plan in a day?

Your consultation on arrival with our spa professionals will advise on the most beneficial sequence of treatments for you.

 

What if I have special health considerations?

If you have high blood pressure, allergies, other physical ailments or disabilities, or if you are pregnant, please be sure to notify our Spa Manager or receptionist before booking your treatments. If you have any concern at all, please let us know. A medical questionnaire must be completed prior to all spa treatments. A fitness questionnaire is required for classes.

 

Can I ask the therapist to adjust things to increase my comfort?

SÁMAS is totally designed to treat and relax you. If you have any discomfort or would prefer a stronger or lighter treatment please let your therapist know.

 

Should men shave before their facial treatments?

We recommend that men shave a few hours before their facial appointments.

 

What if I’m late for my appointment?

To ensure all guests enjoy a complete SÁMAS Experience, appointment times must be adhered to. Should you arrive late your treatment will end at the appointed time.

 

What if I need to cancel a spa reservation?

The treatments you select are reserved especially for you. To cancel without charge requires 24 hours notice. No allowance will be given for re-scheduling within this time.

Please respect the quiet and privacy of other spa guests by speaking softly or simply enjoying the silence.

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