Therapies

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Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) is one of the oldest, safest, and most effective medical systems in the world. It originated over 3,000 years ago in China, and now is used by one fifth of the world’s population as its primary health care system. It is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease, and improve well being.

All the therapists in our clinic are fully qualified TCM practitioners, trained to the highest standards.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment method used in TCM which has proven its effectiveness in millions of treatments over thousands of years. It involves the insertion of extremely fine, pre-sterilised, single-use disposable needles in specific points on the body to restore health, treat illness, and balance the body’s energies on all levels. It can be extremely effective in treating physical, emotional, and psychological problems. problems. It can be used on people of all ages, from the elderly to infants.

 

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

For thousands of years, the people of the Orient have known that beauty comes from within.  A healthy person will radiate health and beauty.  The Chinese discovered ways to change the energy flow within the body to begin the healing process for rejuvenation.  They knew that many meridians either begin or end on the face and some have internal branches that go to the face.  The use of acupressure to slow the visible effects of ageing began in China in the Qin Dynasty (221-207BC).  Practices were used for Empress and the Emperor’s concubines.  Until the Song Dynasty (960-1279), acupuncture rejuvenation and herbs were used, based on the principles of TCM “where Qi goes, blood follows”, it is known that increased circulation helps to keep the skin rosy and shiny, it also helps the whole body to look and feel younger by addressing the physical, mental and emotional patterns that cause disease and contribute to the ageing process.

Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

  • Increases collagen (elasticity) production.
  • Can eliminate ageing epithelial cells, increase polish and elasticity of skin in order to improve secretion of sweat and sebaceous glands, promote circulation and excretion of skin.
  • Used for increasing the local tissue’s requirements for oxygen and promoting elimination of nitrogen and carbon dioxide.
  • Reduces stress evident in the face.
  • Tightens the skin and the pores, improves muscle tone and dermal contraction and improves facial colour.
  • Reduce bags under the eyes, and decreases the tendency toward sagging.
  • Helps to eliminate puffiness by improving metabolism, and thus eliminating excess fluids.
  • Helps eliminate fine lines of the face and has a diminishing effect on larger wrinkles.
  • hormonal balance, even those with hormonal acne can benefit. It moisturises the skin by increased local circulation of blood and lymph to face. 
  • Reduces or eliminates double chin.
  • Helps to lift drooping eyelids and brighten the eyes.
  • Brings out a person’s innate beauty, radiance and slows the ageing process.

Cost: €80.00,  Duration 90 minutes

Cupping

Cupping is a therapy within traditional Chinese medicine where special suction cups of glass, bamboo, or ceramic are placed on the skin. The suction created by these cups helps relieve muscle spasm and pain, and functions as a form of deep-tissue massage.

Herbal Formulae

Herbal formulae are often used in traditional Chinese medicine, and usually take the form of tablets to be taken daily. The tablets are composed of a combination of herbs and minerals. These formulae are not available in health food shops or pharmacies, and are only prescribed under the guidance of a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.

Turning Breech babies

Studies strongly suggest that breech babies can be returned to its optimal position for birth using a TCM technique called moxibustion. This involves holding a smouldering herb over a point on the foot until the area feels warm. The procedure is quite relaxing and can be performed at home once proper instruction is given.

Reflexology

Reflexology is the holistic understanding, study and practice of treating points and areas in the feet and hands that relate to corresponding parts of the body. Using precise hand and finger techniques, a reflexologist may improve circulaton, induce relaxation and enable homeostatsis.

This encourages the person’s own healing systems to be activated to maintain wellbeing.

Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. After you have completed a course of reflexology treatment for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain health and well-being.

 

While many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress, at the same time many doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.
With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important people take more responsibility for their own health care needs. Reflexology helps us to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.

Cost: €50.00, Duration 45 minutes.

Massage

Neuromuscular Physical Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a comprehensive program of soft tissue manipulation that balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal / myofascial system. NMT is based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain.

Cost €40

Orthopedic Sports Massage

Sports Injury Massage helps to treat a range of sport and exercise related problems.It involves applying mechanical pressure to the soft tissue, this has been linked with improving muscle flexibility. increased range of motion in the joints and decreased muscle stiffness.

Cost €40

Holistic Massage

A very relaxing massage to ease away tightness and tension from the body. The treatment usually takes 30/40 minutes and usually incorporates the back and the back of the legs.

It aims to calm and soothe your body, relieve stress and improve well-being which may be due to its ability to reduce the levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Holistic massage also strengthen the immune system due to its ability to work the lymphatic system and relax muscles relieving tension and soreness. At the same time, it improves joint mobility, increasing the range of motion which is a great aid for those having back pain and joint pain.

Holistic massage cleanses the body by eliminating harmful toxins from the body. It also reduces the heart rate and induces the body to produce endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.

All in all, holistic massages can be your saviour from the daily stresses of the world. Enter a world of calm and serenity and soothe your physical and spiritual self with a holistic massage. It will calm your senses for sure.

Cost €40.00, duration 40 minutes

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils which come from plants, trees, fruits and herbs to promote physical and emotional well-being.   Each blend is made to suit the customer to get the best benefit from the treatment.  The oil blend is used in the massage and it is especially good for muscle aches, joint problems, psychological problems such as stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue.  As well as through massage the oils can be made up in face, body, and hand creams by Orla as well as bath salts and oil blends for home use.

Cost €50.00 – Duration 40 Minutes 

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years.

It is a relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage to release stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. It aims to rebalance your body’s energies.

It may help increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, may improve blood circulation and lymphatic flow, can free knots of muscular tension, may relax connective tissue, and may aid in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products.

Other benefits include: relieving stress, tension, anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis.

The experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving client feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.

Cost €50.00, Duration 50 minutes

Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot massage works on similar principles as Reflexology covering the feet and the lower leg. It involves hands on massage and stretching techniques opening the ‘Sen’ energy lines, along with the use of a traditional Thai massage stick. Pressure is applied on specific reflex points on the feet to stimulate the internal organs, encouraging the body and mind to balance as well as activating the body’s natural healing mechanism.

Cost €50.00, Duration 45 minutes

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils which come from plants, trees, fruits and herbs to promote physical and emotional well-being.   Each blend is made to suit the customer to get the best benefit from the treatment.  The oil blend is used in the massage and it is especially good for muscle aches, joint problems, psychological problems such as stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue.  As well as through massage the oils can be made up in face, body, and hand creams by Orla as well as bath salts and oil blends for home use.

Cost €50.00 – Duration 40 Minutes 

Homoeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is both holistic and complementary. It was developed by a German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the late eighteenth century. Homeopathic remedies are derived from natural sources and are non toxic, non addictive and have no side effects. Homeopathy is safe for all ages and can be used effectively alongside conventional treatment. A homeopath treats each patient as unique and each treatment is individualised to suit the patient. The role of the homeopathic treatment is to stimulate the bodies natural healing response to bring about balance and healing. There are a number of ailments that can be treated by homeopathy such as: Childhood illness: Skin disorders: Respiratory issues: Allergies: Hormonal Imbalance: Puberty/Menopause: Fertility issues. Psychological issues: Emotional trauma: Stress: Grief.

The first consultation takes about 1hour- 90 minutes. Fee 70.00 euros.

Follow up visits take 45 minutes – 1 hour cost 55.00 euros.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to guide a person into a trance state where positive changes can be suggested.  The trance state is similar to a “daydream” state and the client feels relaxed, comfortable and in control at all times.     The heightened awareness of the subconscious mind helps promote the positive changes the client requires, eg. dealing with the stresses and strains of modern life, building confidence and self esteem or changing negative habits and encouraging healthy ones.

Cost: – First Session €60.00

Following Sessions – €50.00

Stop Smoking – double session €100.00

A session is normally 50 minutes.  Initial session may be longer.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle but powerful hands-on treatment that works with the body’s own healing system.

In Craniosacral therapy we use the term ‘’Inner Physician’’ to describe that innate inner healing intelligence that is present all the time naturally in our body. Its function is to maintain overall health.

At times we can all be faced with this system slowing down for many reasons: stress, anxiety, depression, grief, bereavement, illness, disease, or perhaps long term medication. Often there are health conditions that can pull and drag on the craniosacral system, we may feel like we lose the flow and vitality of health and wellbeing.

 

Craniosacral therapy works by following places where there is resistance and restriction in the body. The therapist remains present and focused and palpates any unwinding and release that can happen through this therapy, allowing for increased feelings of vitality and space in the body. Balancing and enhancing the nervous system clients can feel lighter more buoyant after just the first treatment.

Many clients decide to invest in a course of treatments which can assist in changing patterns that have formed over time. A course of treatments can run from 6 to 8 weeks, either weekly or fortnightly; clients also benefit from just one treatment.

The client is fully clothed through out the treatment which lasts for an hour.

Clients can and do relax deeply.

Cost €60.00, Duration 1 Hour.

Sound Therapy, Dance The Rainbow & Welness Programme

Sound Therapy

A beautiful peaceful space exists in all of us. It is in this deeply relaxing space that’s created through sound therapy that we can meet the places that need to soften and just ‘’Be’’.

We are assisted to enter a meditative space where a range of gentle sound instruments are introduced, designed through the vibration of each instrument to resonate exactly where its needed in the body. This is known as Sympathetic Resonance.

Esther is a trained and certified Sound therapist with 15 years’ experience in this area of therapy.

Cost €40.00, Duration 45 Minutes.

Dance The Rainbow

Esther began to explore and learn about the energy systems in the body known as chakras in 2005 through movement and dance, training in ‘’Dancing The Rainbow’’ program.

The use of specific movement music and rhythm is used to connect and bring balance to each energy centre. There are 7 energy centres throughout the body, each developed at certain stages in life, from conception to adult life.

Each chakra/energy centre also serves to bring vital energy and wellbeing to the organs in the body, as well as developing an increased awareness of our own personal development.

‘Dancing the Rainbow’ is designed to explore balance through creative process. We get to dance!!

No dancing experience required, just a desire to explore movement, one step at a time!

Esther explores the 8th chakra also in this programme so this is an 8th week programme.

7 Week Course, €150.00, Each session runs for 1.5 hour

Authentic Movement

Authentic movement is an exploration of just that! We get to listen to the spaces and places inside our body – the creaky knee, the pulled-up shoulder and so on – and we let that part move in a way that listens and acknowledges just the amount of movement that’s needed for our body.
You might be amazed at how much more movement emerges; no pressure though!

This practice can and does work within the ‘Dancing The Rainbow’ programme or as an individual treatment.

Wellness Programme by Esther Foley

Esther brings a multitude of skills and training offering a space where clients can begin to feel comfortable to tap into the potential to explore and develop their own wellness.

This programme is designed to empower clients to develop a practice using specific techniques including Breathwork, imagery, visualisation, colour, specific gentle yoga poses, and sound therapy. A creative process is also taught to encourage and become skilled in opening to new pathways and tuning into more peace, ease and wellbeing when most needed in life.

This programme has been hugely effective in assisting with varying levels of anxiety from mild to severe. Illness, depression and much more.

The only requirement is to show up exactly as you are; it is from here we begin!

This programme is intended as a 6-week course allowing an opportunity to develop skills and to embody the practice’s offered throughout.

Cost: €50.00, Duration: 1 Hour.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

You can benefit from counselling and psychotherapy at any stage in your life. However, it is more usual that you are likely to consider counselling when you are seeking to deal with changes, events or transitions in your life, or when you are facing a personal crisis.

Group Analytic Psychotherapy

By joining a therapy group you will have a safe and contained place to explore issues and patterns of relating to others that may be affecting your life.

Being a member of a group can be especially helpful, as it provides a climate of trust in which you can get and give feedback to others in a respectful and considered way.

How is Group Therapy Useful?

Sharing your experience in a group can be affirming.
By being part of a group, you will have the opportunity to reduce the isolation and loneliness which are part of modern life.
Groups provide a safe place to explore identity.
Groups help build positive social relationships.
Groups help people become more resilient and reduce stress.
The Therapy Group

A group of up to eight people meet once a week in a confidential setting. Before joining the group, there will be a number of individual sessions with the psychotherapist.
The group, of up to eight people, meets once a week at the times above in a confidential setting.

Before joining the group, there will be a number of individual sessions with the psychotherapist.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is a core value of the group. Members are asked not to communicate or meet socially outside the group The group therapist ensures that people who wish to join the group are not known are not known to the other group members.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy; it is a process by which people can gain a clearer understanding of themselves by exploring thoughts and feelings through the use of art materials. Images can be used to express concerns and emotions that are not quite clear enough to be dealt with in words alone. It is particularly beneficial to children as they are not able to express their feelings through words. The length of therapy depends on individual’ needs.

Session is normally 50 minutes long.

Pranic Healing & Reiki

Pranic & Energy Healing

The word Prana means life energy.

Pranic Healing is a highly evolved and tested non touch complementary therapy.

It is used to heal a wide range of physical and psychological ailments.

This system can enhance any area of your life. It is highly systematic and scientific in its approach, which distinguishes it from other healing therapies.

Pranic healing is a simple yet powerful and effective system that works on the principle that the body is a self healing organism.

Pranic healing is an incredible technological breakthrough in the science of healing.

Cost €50, Treatments 60 mins.

Reiki

Reiki helps restore harmony, balance and wellness. It reinforces the body’s natural ability to heal on all levels. When energy flows there is a balance within the recipient and the energy field around them. It is a non-intrusive healing
Reiki also supports other forms of treatment

Cost: €50.00, Duration 50/60 minutes.

Holistic Harmony by Orla

Orla specialises in treating stress and all stress related conditions.  She combines her skills as both an aromatherapist and a hypnotherapist.  After consulting with the client she plans separate sessions where needed of either therapy and combines this holistic treatment with self care routines for home.  She creates different aromatherapy products as well as recording both guided meditations or hypnotherapy recordings to help achieve calm, peace and wellness.

Cost €50.00, Duration 50 minutes. 

Product Prices vary, see Online Shop for details.

Our Shop

Check out our shop on this site, Holistic Harmony, full of bespoke aromatherapy products from skin care to bath salts all made at home by Orla.

As these products contain essential oils it is a pre-requisite to have a consultation with Orla prior to purchase. This consultation is free of charge and can be made in person or by phone with Orla.

We also make custom orders to suit your needs and feel free to contact Orla on this page for any more information required.

For special occasions Orla can put together gift bags and hampers with holistic products to make an ideal self care present.

Gift vouchers can also be purchased here to use when you book in with any of the therapists in the clinic.