“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance” – Oscar Wilde


Life is pretty stressful and takes its toll on all of us. Between work, events, sport and a social life, it’s rare that I get time to myself. Even rarer that I get to enjoy a treatment that helps me unwind and relax away from the cursed phone. Therefore I was delighted when Petite Beautie got in touch recently to offer me a treatment. I passed the place almost daily and never noticed it before. It’s in Unit 2 Forster Court very close to Sarah Mason. Petite Beautie is open until 8 pm most evenings so it’s convenient to get to after work.


The benefits of massage are numerous; according to the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, massage increases the level of serotonin in the brain, which helps prevent or lessen depression. Massage reduces tension and induces relaxation, which relieves anxiety. The increase in serotonin helps reduce anxiety, as well. Massage also relieves some of the physical symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heart rate. Massage helps many people relax, which can help with insomnia and improve the quality of sleep. Anxiety, pain, and depression often interfere with a good night’s sleep, and when massage helps relieve those conditions, it can also improve sleep.


Petite Beaute provides a whole host of treatments from Facials which are 100% natural and organic and use certified BIO French skincare cosmetics. Demrapen 3 Microneedling, which aims to tighten, lift and rejuvenates the skin. Body Treatments such as Satin Organic Exfoliation, Light Legs, and Cocoon Milk (not sure what they are, but they sound lovely). Some of the other services include waxing, eyelash tinting and nail treatments from mani to pedi, it’s truly a one stop shop for all of your beauty needs.


The massage that I went for was a full body massage and it just felt amazing, the room was modern and comfortable. I felt so relaxed and rejuvenated after the massage that I felt like a new man after it and booked in my next appointment on the spot. Big thanks to Cynthia for inviting me in and for offering a 10% discount to you the readers when you "GalwayPlayer" when booking treatment.