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Choosing the therapy which is best for you

Your choice of therapy may be influenced by a range of factors and is very much a personal choice. First check out what it is you need. Do you want treatment for a specific condition? What do you feel comfortable with? Do you enjoy touch? Do you like to talk? Or Would you prefer a totally non-invasive therapy?

Be open to exploring what is available. Find out through friends and family Look more deeply into a therapy you might be considering before making an appointment. The information contained here will enable you to make an informed decision in finding a complementary therapy which is most useful for you. Alternatively please feel free to phone us and we can guide you to the best therapy for you!

What are the benefits of complementary therapies and what are their possible side effects?
There is a growing interest in the role that complementary therapies have to play in the management of stress. They are beneficial in developing increased self-awareness and well-being, thus improving the quality of your life and supporting you to greater confidence. All of our complementary therapies are safe and enjoyable, with no adverse side effects. However, some people occasionally experience slight symptoms immediately after a treatment for a short period, Examples of symptoms include tiredness, fluctuations in energy, diarrhoea or a runny nose. Emotionally, you may feel unsettled or vulnerable. These effects occur because your body is undergoing a change and toxins are being cleared. This has a cleansing effect on the body, does not last long and is followed by improved energy levels, a lightness in mood and an overall sense of wellbeing.

A-Z of the Complementary Therapies, beauty treatments & classes at the Dublin Holistic Centre
The following is a very quick guide to all of our therapies, click on the name for more information and contact details.

Acupuncture
Acupuncture uses fine needles that are inserted into specific points known as "Meridians" to relieve symptoms and improve energy levels. It is an ancient system of medicine, thousands of years old, and used by millions of people worldwide. Chinese herbs are often used along with acupuncture.
- Cosmetic Acupuncture – using acupuncture for a natural face-lift!

Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy involves the use of the aroma of essential oils to treat symptoms. We use essential oils throughout the centre to create a sense of relaxation, we love to hear people breathing in happily as soon as they come in the door saying they love the smell of the centre!!

Facial Massage
Designed to improve the tone and texture of the skin, using "Trilogy Rosehip"" Facial oil, and a number of deeply relaxing massage techniques.

Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a natural medicine. Homeopathy sees symptoms as the body's reaction to an underlying cause or illness, and symptoms are the body’s attempt to heal itself. So instead of suppressing the symptoms (which then just keep coming back), homeopathy helps to treat the underlying cause of the symptoms, thereby relieving the symptoms (which stop coming back)!

Herbal Medicine
The use of herbs, to treat all sorts of physical and emotional conditions. Many of our conventional medicines today are derived from herbs but are now mass-produced with chemicals that mimic the action of the herbs. Herbal medicine is the original system of medicine.

Massage
Massage relaxes your body, improves circulation and loosens knotted muscles where tension is held. The types of massage we offer are:-

Holistic Massage – very relaxing, oil massage.

Indian Head Massage – Head, neck & Shoulders, usually seated.

Deep Tissue – firm massage, can be a little painful at the time, but results in a great suppleness in the muscles afterwards.

Balinese Massage – Combination of gentle stretches and acupressure that release tense muscles and improve the circulation; results a deep relaxation and wellbeing.

Intuitive Massage – a full body oil massage tailor made to your specific needs (involves a blend of different massage techniques) and complemented by an intuitive sense of what might be needed.

Sports Massage – Firm, for specific areas of the body before or after competing or training.

Hot Stone Massage – an oil massage, with warm stones, very relaxing, with the heat from the stones melting away muscle tension.

Lomi Lomi Massage – escape to the Hawaii, with this deeply relaxing massage. Quite an oily massage, but an incredibly generous massage, that involves your therapist deeply completely on the treatment.

Ayurvedic Massage – an Indian tradition, that tailors the massage type to your individual constitution (as discovered through a consultation).

Pregnancy Massage – Specifically for pregnant women, it involves lying on your side on the plinth, surrounded with soft cushions to make the experience deeply relaxing.

Shiatsu – A Japanese style of massge, that is done on a comfortable futon on the ground, you are fully clothed and the therapist is able to use more of her weight to apply pressure and gentle stretches to leave you feeling relaxed and supple.

Cellulite Massage – Either a full body or targeted area (eg. Legs, buttocks, upper arms) designed to reduce cellulite and help detox. Includes the use of body brushing and specialized natural oils.

Dr Hauschka Luxury Facial- either 1h or 1h30 treatment that is crafted to work with your body's natural rhythms to transform both inside and out. Dr.Hauschka is certified organic Skin Care.

Light Points- healing technique in which you are lying fully clothed while the therapist is touching specific points on the body to clear on a very deep level blocks and issues that have been holding you back from living your life to its full potential.

Polarity Therapy- holistic healing method that stimulates natural energy flow/circulation, balance, and natural health through acupressure and touching of points that stimulate optimal health. You can benefit from that therapy to shift emotional, mental, physical and stress patterns that inhibit your well-being

Psych-K- simple process that, thanks to muscle testing, helps you communicate with your subconscious mind so you can change the beliefs that limit you in all these areas.

Access Bars- there are 32 bars of energy running through and around your head that stored the electromagnetic components of all your thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs. Access Bars consists of "having your bars run" through gently touching. When the bars are run, it leaves you more opened to receive life experiences in new, different, more surprising or unexpected ways.

Hopi Ear Candling- a candle (cotton tube, impregnated with beeswax, honey and therapeutic oils) is painlessly inserted into the ear to draw out impurities relieve pressure in the head and sinuses, and aid hearing problems.

Pedicure/Manicure- most relaxing treatment including foot /hand bath, cuticle work, exfoliation, mask + massage and file + paint. Only natural products are used.

Dance Movement- form of psychotherapy where you can use movement and dance to explore, make sense of and express your feelings and thoughts. Dance Movement Psychotherapy also helps you to connect with your body in a deeper way and integrate your physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual self.

Tarot Reading- a healing tool that gives useful insights into yourself, those around you, situations in your life, your future, your inner potential, etc., leading to healing permeating gently throughout your life

Angelic Healing- a gentle and powerful spiritual healing system that works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels to bring balance to your entire being and can bring about a significant improvement in many aspects of your life.

Allergy Testing- two forms of testing are available to identify food and environmental sensitivities that affect energy levels and digestive system imbalances. Following the analysis of symptoms, a easy-to-follow treatment plan is recommended (dietary and lifestyle changes).

Naturopathy
Natropaths use several different approaches to promoting health, acupuncture, massage, herbs, homeopathy, nutrition, tongue & pulse diagnosis & iridology.

Natural Face-Lift
Also called Facial rejuvenation, is a gentle and non-invasive approach to younger looking skin. No creams or oils are used, just a variety of massage techniques and pressure points together with lymphatic draining and facial exercises.

Nutrition
You are what you eat! A Nutritionist will give you an individualised eating plan to suit your specific body type. It is not about diets, its about health & a balanced body, very good for people with dietary sensitivities.

Osteopathy
Osteopathy is excellent for musculo-skeletal problems, it uses gentle joint articulation, manipulation & stretching.

Reflexology
Reflexology is the manipulation of pressure points in the feet. The soles of the feet are seen as a map of the body, with specific points corresponding to organs and other structures in the body.

Reiki
The word Reiki means ’universal life energy’. Reiki works on balancing the energy system in the body, be it on a spiritual, emotional or physical level.

Meditation
Meditation is an exercise of the mind. Its purpose is to become aware of how the mind works and how with a clear mind you can become more calm and relaxed and also experience joy and peace.

Yoga
Yoga is a form of exercise that concentrates on breathing, stretching and the holding of positions.

Pilates
It is also a form of exercise, but concentrates on toning and core muscle strength.

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Special Offers
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News & Events
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Venue
The DHC is one of the largest in Dublin, with 2 spacious studios, showers, lockers and changing rooms and 8 massage and consultation rooms!