Master Zheng recommended Qi Gong, a series of eight slow movements that tone muscles and increase energy.
A two-night stay with accommodation in a luxurious room along with a sumptuous breakfast on each morning and dinner on one evening is on offer from €239 per person midweek and €285 per person at the weekend.
A visitor could simply stay put and demolish the amazing petits fours — salmon and cream-cheese rolls, lemon tartlets, mini brownies — assembled on a two-tiered cake plate and still feel the benefit.
Monart sales and marketing director Liam Anthony Griffin was the first to spot the potential when he met the monks at a spa in Austria.
The five star Monart Destination Spa is an adults only environment and regarded by many as one of the world's leading destination spas. Located in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, the thermal suite and treatment rooms are at the heart of the Monart Experience. Monart is dedicated to ensuring you relax, rejuvenate and renew in this stunning and unique environment.
The room was large and clean, having the double doors to the outside and a table and chairs looking out to the trees and grass really added to the relaxing feel of the whole stay. Honestly I don’t think I’ve ever felt so relaxed. It took a bit of use getting used to being in a robe so much lol (as you’ll read in other reviews, apart from main restaurant for dinner it’s accustomed to stay in your robe for most of your stay although you don’t have to of course).
Five-star: Monart Spa in Co Wexford offers a five-day detox programme which has a strict ban on sugar and alcohol.
Oh, and what a room. I’ve lived in flats a third of the size of the deluxe room which has a gigantic bed — complete with goose-feather-down duvet and Egyptian cotton sheets — at its centre, a plump, sink-right-into-it sofa at one end and a table and chairs at the other.