Anna Goodere - AFPA
I was introduced to complementary therapies when studying at Drama School in the mid 90’s. But it was in 2001 when I was going through difficult times both in my life and my career that I received a Shiatsu. I found it a beautiful and powerful treatment, which made me feel dramatically better both physically and emotionally. From that moment I fell in love with Shiatsu. This experience led me to undergo a 3 year training at the British School of Shiatsu-Do in London, which I completed in 2004. In 2005 I moved to Dublin and here I trained in holistic massage and then studied acupuncture at Lansdowne College, graduating in June 09.
I am continually updating my skills by attending a wide variety of postgraduate courses in Shiatsu, massage and acupuncture, including treatments for pregnancy, an area in which I am developing a special interest. I am also able to teach acupressure for labour, which is an effective tool for pain management during labour.
Since 2004 I have worked full time as a therapist, working in various clinics and corporate environments including Google, RTE and Dublin Airport.
I believe there is a strong link between mind and body and that receiving shiatsu/massage and acupuncture is a great way of relieving stress, anxiety and depression, as well as treating specific physical ailments.
I work sensitively and adapt the treatment to the constitution and energy levels of the client at that particular time. I am able to give a very gentle healing treatment or one which is much more vigorous and dynamic.
I am a member of the Shiatsu Society of Ireland and AFPA. My acupuncture treatments are approved and reimbursable by all healthcare insurance providers.