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River Holistic Centre

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10 Main Street, Raheny Village, Dublin 5Ireland

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Opening hours

Monday15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday10:00 - 21:00
Thursday10:00 - 21:00
Friday10:00 - 21:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sundayclosed
Prices from €30 - Enquire for a fast quote from River Holistic Centre. 13 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Holistic Health Consultation
Hypnotherapy €70 - €360
Reflexology €60
Stop Smoking - Alternative Treatment €55 - €140
Indian Head Massage €40 - €45
Anxiety - Alternative Treatment €45 - €70

Reiki

Reiki €30 - €60
Reiki from €30

Hopi Ear Candling

Hopi Ear Candling €50
Hopi Ear Candling €45 - €50
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About River Holistic Centre

River Holistic Centre are based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We are Based in River Holistic Centre on Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

If you're looking for ultimate relaxation and a healthier you - you've come to the right place. The specialised holistic and Alternative therapies at River Holistic are committed to your comfort and satisfaction.


This is your time to relax and escape.


Choose from a variety of services:

•Reflexology
•Infertility and pregnancy reflexology
•Aromatherapy
•Holistic Massage
•Deep tissue massage
•Hopi Ear Candling
•Pregnancy Massage

  • Organic Facials
  • Neals Yard Organic Products
  • Acupuncture
  • Reiki
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Osteopathy
  • Natural Facelift Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Baby Massage
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Life Coaching
  • Tarot Card Reading
  • Sports Massage
  • Baby Yoga
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Bowen Technique
  • Homeopathy
  • And Much More.......

Not sure what treatment is right for you? Our knowledgeable staff can assess your needs and help you choose.

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Patient reviews

from 13 verified reviews
30.09.2016
Lori, Ireland
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Would highly recommend Sonya

5 50 Deep Tissue Massage

I had an amazing massage deep tissue in river holistic centre. I feel so relaxed and light. Excellent. Would highly recommend Sonya.

River holistic is a most needed sanctuary to get away from the everyday day life of work stress ect... The minute you walk into river holistic one feels completely at ease, relaxed and you walk out feeling light and extremely well.

Thank you Lorraine for such lovely comments about Sonia and the centre. Hope to see you again soon. Claire

River Holistic Centre
11.03.2015
Alice, Ireland
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Happy enough

4 50 Counselling • Paid: €55

Yes I was happy enough and price was as quoted.

18.09.2014
Helen, Ireland
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Friendly and helpful

4.6 50 Counselling • Paid: €55

Very pleased. Lovely clinic, staff are friendly and helpful.

12.09.2014
Lianne, Ireland
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will be making another appointment soon

4.6 50 Massage • Paid: €50

very pleased, will be making another appointment soon

Hi Lianne, thank you for your kind feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Claire

River Holistic Centre
09.09.2014
Stuart, Ireland
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I am now pain-free

5 50 Full Body Massage • Paid: €75

Full Body Massage for 1 and a half hours

I had a very heavy fall a few years ago, and went to physiotherapy with no joy, I heard about the River Holistic centre had just opened, and one of the girls that help me with my back problems was working there, so I set up an appointment to go, and received the best treatment for back pain, from Dee, one of the staff in River, in a matter of weeks I felt a major difference in my back pain, that I continued many more sessions, I am now back-pain free for a few months and can't believe the relieve that this therapist has given me, thank you Dee and River for all your help.

Thats brilliant Stuart, Thank you for your kind words. That is exactly why we opened up our centre here, to help people like yourself get back on their feet. Look forward to welcoming you back real soon. Claire and all the River Holistic Team.

River Holistic Centre
05.08.2014
Ingrid, Ireland
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Will definitely be going back

4.5 50 Deep Tissue Massage • Paid: €40

I was very pleased. I had been in agony wtih a strain in my neck and got a fantastic deep tissue massage from Hilda. Will definitely be going back.

Thank You Ingrid. I will let Hilda know. Hope your feeling better and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Claire

River Holistic Centre
30.07.2014
Katie, Ireland
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Friendly and easy to talk to

4.2 50 Hypnotherapy • Paid: €150

The treatment centre is local and is pleasantly laid out. Ruth was friendly and easy to talk to. Still off the cigarettes, so fingers crossed.

Treated by: Ms Ruth Allen

Well done Katie, we are so proud of you. Keep up the great work and hopefully see you again real soon for some relaxation this time. Claire

River Holistic Centre
17.07.2014
Sharon, Ireland
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Very pleased

5 50 Reflexology • Paid: €50

I am very pleased with this clinic.

Thank you Sharon and keep up the great work. I am so proud of you. See you next week. Claire

River Holistic Centre
16.05.2014
Carol, Ireland
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I will return.

5 50 Non-Surgical Facelift • Paid: €50

Very relaxing and satisfying. I will return.

I am so glad you enjoyed your treatment Carol. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

River Holistic Centre
17.01.2014
Donna, Ireland
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Very reasonable.

4.5 50 CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy • Paid: €55

I am very happy with treatment. And prices are very reasonable.

So glad you were happy with everything Donna, Hopefully see you back soon. Claire

River Holistic Centre
27.11.2013
Joanne, Ireland
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rRelieve tension.

4.5 50 Neck and Shoulder Massage • Paid: €40

A fabulous massage by Aoife. They fit me in at short notice & even showed me a few exercises to do at home to relieve tension.

So glad you enjoyed your treatment. Anything else we can do for you just let us know.

River Holistic Centre
22.01.2013
Lori, Ireland
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I would highly recommend

5 50 Foot Reflexology • Paid: €50

I have been going to Claire for years and I have 3 beautiful children and pregnant again with number 4. I would highly recommend Claire, she is one of the best reflexologists and I feel so relaxed and healthy after each session.

You don't know what you're missing!

Treated by: Ms Claire Kenny

Thank you Lori, It has been an absolute pleasure looking after you these past years.`And hopefuuly many more to come.

River Holistic Centre
26.03.2012
jen, Ireland
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Fertility and pregnancy reflexology

5 50 Paid: €50

I have been going to see Claire for a number of years. This is baby number 2 with her, and I truly believe that she helped both me and my partner conceive with both. Claire is both very professional and caring, and she always put me an ease through the stressful times of trying to get pregnant and helped me through the entire 2 pregnancies. She always made time for extra appointments and extra time when allowed. We have 2 very healthy calm boys. I would highly recommend Claire to anyone who is trying to get pregnant and have done to all my friends who have also found her great.

Treated by: Ms Claire Kenny
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Accreditations

  • OCI - Osteopathic Council of Ireland (Ireland) 
  • IMTA - Irish Massage Therapists Association (Ireland) 
  • TCMCI - Traditional Chinese Medicine Council of Ireland (Ireland) 
  • ISH - Irish Society of Homeopaths (Ireland) 
  • TCMCI - Acupuncture Council of Ireland (Ireland) 
  • Irish Reflexologists' Institute (Ireland) 
  • RFI - Reiki Federation of Ireland (Ireland) 
  • CAI - Chiropractic Association of Ireland (Ireland) 
  • MLD Ireland (Ireland) 
  • NTOI - Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (Ireland) 
  • IACP - Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Ireland) 
  • APCP - Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland (Ireland) 
  • ICHP - Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (Ireland) 
  • IANT - Irish Association of Nutritional Therapy (Ireland) 

Provides

AcupunctureChiropracticHolistic HealthMassage TherapyOsteopathyPsychotherapy

Premises

ParkingPublic transport accessPatient bathroom

Clinic services

Text message remindersOpen weekends

Travel services

Local travel - We are on the dublin bus routes, 29A, 31, 31B, 32, 32B, 32A. And the Howth Dart line stopping at Raheny.

Holistic Health

€45 - €90

Alternative Allergy Treatment

Homeopathy, acupuncture, holistic nutrtion and reflexology

€45 - €70

Anxiety - Alternative Treatment

We have 5 resident psychotherapists on staff to suit all of your needs, massage, reflexology, acupunture, homeopathy, nutrition, yoga and many more treatments, therapies and classes to help with you with your anxiety

€55 - €60

Cupping

€55 - €60

Fertility - Alternative Treatment

Did you know that reflexology can be used to help with fertility problems?

By stimulating the parts of the feet relating to the reproductive organs and endocrine glands, it is possible to promote greater health and balance in these areas. It can help couples who have been otherwise unable to conceive. I practice natural fertility treatments for both men and women. As recent studies have shown that sub-fertility is affecting both men and women in equal numbers. I offer practical and down to earth information on infertility, conception and pregnancy. I support my clients from infertility to fertility and for the duration of their pregnancy aiding in their care. Reflexology has been known to aid in certain conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, irregular periods or ovulation and stress related fertility issues to name but a few.

Reflexology Single Session Price: €60

Course of 6 Reflexology Sessions: €call

 

Holistic Health Consultation

Hopi Ear Candling
€50

Hopi Ear Candling

Ear candles have a purely physical function. A light suction action and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the ear candle, generating a massage like effect on the eardrum. It is soothing and helpful for ear ache, headache, ear noise, glue ear, sinusitis and migraines to name but a few.

We add in a face and neck massage to aid in the stimulation of the upper lymphatics to encourage drainage and to enhance your relaxation.

What a typical Treatment Session entails

You are asked to lie comfortably and listen to relaxing music. The candle is then gently placed into the auditory canal, where it is lit. I hold it in a vertical position, my hands keeping the candle steady and preventing any ash falling on to you. You will experience a pleasant crackling sound as the candle burns and a warm comfortable feeling. As the candle burns down, the residue ash (if it falls) will just turn to dust. The candle is then taken away while you lie there for a few moments before turning over to treat the other ear. Most clients find the whole experience very relaxing. Some fall asleep during treatment.

€45 - €50

Hopi Ear Candling (45 mins)

Following Session
€70 - €360

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Services Available
Stress Busting
Weight Management
Eating Disorders
Stop Smoking
Suggestion Therapy
Hypno psycotherapy
Fears / Phobias

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is the fastest, easiest and most natural way for you to make the changes you desire. Unlike many other methods people use to for change, hypnosis allows you to change the emotional or feeling part of your mind. It is not an unusual state of mind and you may feel that you are not in a trance or hypnosis. For most people they just feel relaxed. There is a change in the brain wave activity similar to that time just before sleep when the alpha state is entered.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is therapy carried out in hypnosis. Hypnosis is a tool of therapy ,it facilitates a relaxed state of being so the core issue can be dealt with easily and permanently.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, all hypnosis is self hypnosis the hypnotherapists act as a guide to lead you into trance.
Will I be under the control of the hypnotist?
No, you will be fully aware throughout the session and in full control.
How does the hypnotic CD help?
The CD’s are designed to reinforce the work you did during the session and help you to relax. Relaxation combats stress and anxiety. Experts say it takes up to 3 weeks for new neural pathways to form, repeated listening to your audio will ensure the desired change takes place.

€30 - €90

Pain Management - Alternative Treatment

We have a broad range of complementary and alternative treatments available such as acupunture, nutrition, massage, homeopathy, osteopathy, reiki, yoga, bowen techinque

€60

Reflexology

Every organ of the body is reflected in the feet and hands. By working these reflexes points it is possible to promote greater health and well-being.

There are reflexes in the feet relative to each and every organ and all parts of the body. Reflexology is the practice of stimulating parts of the feet to encourage a beneficial effect on other parts of the body. Reflexology can help many health problems in a natural way

Course of 6 Reflexology Sessions: €call

Reiki
€30 - €60

Reiki

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Do you have a health problem you’re trying to solve?

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It could be anything from wanting to stay as strong and healthy as you are now to wondering how you will make it through your next round of chemo.

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Do you have a medical condition and want to feel better while supporting your health?


You may suffer from chronic pain or your child might have ADD, or be on the autism spectrum.

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Are you healthy but not sleeping well, maybe adding unwanted pounds?

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Would you like to feel more engaged, more in control of your life and your health?

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Do you sometimes feel isolated, hopeless to address the challenges of your life?

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Do you want to develop your inner spiritual connection, on your own terms?

Reiki can help

Reiki can help in a wide range of situations because it doesn’t address the symptom or condition directly; rather, it helps restore balance within the body so you feel better and your system can heal better.

Reiki supports your health care


Many of my clients are well and want to stay that way. Some come to Reiki to develop themselves spiritually and experience a greater sense of meaning in life. And others have sought Reiki treatment realising that balancing their systems can help the

from €30

Reiki

€55 - €140

Stop Smoking - Alternative Treatment

Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Counselling all can help you gain the ability to stop smoking. Just call the clinic to find the right therapy for you.

€55 - €100

Weight Loss - Alternative Treatment

We run 6 week optimum nutrition courses at the clinic, the next class is starting on the 7th of Novemeber

General Practice

 

Children's Health Consultation

 

Maternity Consultation

 

Menopause Care

 

Men's Health Consultation

 

Mental Health Consultation

 

Smoking Cessation Consultation

 

Stress Management

 

Weight Control

 

Women's Health Consultation

Physiotherapy

€30 - €55

Ankle Injury Treatment

We have a resident osteopath, sports therapist and physical therapist on staff to help you with all your injury needs just call the clinic to find what therapy best suits you.

€45 - €55

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

€45 - €55

Chronic Pain Syndrome

€45 - €55

Dry Needling

€30 - €60

Lymphoedema Treatment

€45 - €55

Physical Therapy

€45 - €55

Posture Management

€45 - €55

Pregnancy Related Disorders

€45 - €60

Repetitive Strain Injury Treatment

€45 - €60

Sciatica Treatment

€45 - €60

Shoulder Rehabilitation

€35 - €60

Spinal Rehabilitation - Neck and Back Injury

€45 - €55

Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation

€45 - €60

Sports Injury Rehabilitation - Strapping and Taping

€45 - €60

Sports Therapy

€45 - €60

Tendonitis Treatment

€45 - €60

Tennis Elbow

€30 - €60

Whiplash

Massage Therapy

 

Abdominal Massage

Aromatherapy Massage
from €65

Aromatherapy Massage Full Body  (1 hour)

from €85

Aromatherapy Massage Delux Full Body Massage (1 hour 30 mins)

from €105

Aromatherapy Massage Bliss Full Body  (2 hours)

€50 - €105

Aromatherapy Massage Back, Neck and Shoulder (45 mins)

The definition of aromatherapy is "treatment using scents". Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment using beautiful, fresh smelling botanical oils. These oils are massaged into the skin, and can also be inhaled directly or diffused for the aroma to fill entire room. Aromatherapy cab used for all of the following:
•Pain relief
•Skin care
• To alleviate tension and fatigue
•To invigorate the entire body.


When inhaled the essential oils work on the brain and nervous system through stimulation of the olfactory nerves and can affect the mood, alleviate fatigue, reduce anxiety and promote relaxation

With distinctive therapeutic, psychological, and physiological properties, which improve and prevent illness. There are well over a hundred essential oils and all of these have a positive, healing effect on the body. Other properties that are seen in aromatherapy are their stimulation, relaxation, digestion improvement, and diuretic properties.

€80 - €120

Baby Massage

New Class starting on the 13th of August NOW TAKING NAMES ONLY 6 SPACES LEFT.

5 week course

Deep Tissue Massage
€45 - €100

Deep Tissue Massage Back, Neck and Shoulder (45 mins)

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep tissue massage is a specialised massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscles. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as adhesions).

Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied along or across the muscles. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas, such as the back, or the back of the legs.

from €60

Deep Tissue Massage Full Body (55 mins)

€45 - €80

Facial Massage

We offer organic facials using Neal's Yard products

 

Foot Massage

€55 - €100

Full Body Massage

Holistic massage is a combination of various movements used to manipulate muscles through the application of pressure to either soothe or stimulate the whole body. It aims to balance the “whole” person and the effects will vary with each individual.

This therapy helps in the relief of a wide range of problems physiologically and psychologically, they include:
•Relaxation of the whole body, reducing stress and anxiety
•Gives a “lift” to the emotions and increases positive feelings
•Encourages better circulation
•Encourages deeper and therefore more efficient and relaxed breathing
•Relieves muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness
•Relieves tired, stiff joints
•Promotes general relaxation
•Encourages sleep
•Boosts immunity

With regular Holistic Massages you will find that you have increased energy levels as there is less energy spent in holding the body in a state of tension and strain. In this fast moving world, shouldnt we all have some real time out!

Holistic Massage
€45 - €100

Holistic MassageBack, Neck and Shoulder

Holistic massage is a combination of various movements used to manipulate muscles through the application of pressure to either soothe or stimulate the whole body. It aims to balance the “whole” person and the effects will vary with each individual.

This therapy helps in the relief of a wide range of problems physiologically and psychologically, they include:
•Relaxation of the whole body, reducing stress and anxiety
•Gives a “lift” to the emotions and increases positive feelings
•Encourages better circulation
•Encourages deeper and therefore more efficient and relaxed breathing
•Relieves muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness
•Relieves tired, stiff joints
•Promotes general relaxation
•Encourages sleep
•Boosts immunity

With regular Holistic Massages you will find that you have increased energy levels as there is less energy spent in holding the body in a state of tension and strain. In this fast moving world, shouldnt we all have some real time out!

from €60

Holistic Massage Full Body (1 hour)

from €80

Holistic Massage Delux Full Body Massage (1 hour 30 mins)

from €100

Holistic Massage Bliss Full Body Massage  (2 hours)

€50 - €110

Hot Stone Massage

€40 - €45

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is part of the Ayurvedic system. Ayurveda, the “Science of Life” is an ancient Indian medical system, believed by many to be the oldest medical system in the world. It emphasizes the uniqueness of the individual, aiming to restore balance and inner harmony to mind, body and spirit, improving health and prolonging life. Ayuveda recommends the use of massage, mainly to improve blood circulation and expel toxins from the body.

Indian women traditionally practiced head massage as part of their grooming, initially limiting it to the head and hair, with the objective of keeping hair in beautiful condition. Barbers also practiced, combining haircuts with “champi” (head massage). The tradition was brought to the west by Narendra Mehta, a blind therapist who grew up in India and trained in England as a physiotherapist in the 1970s. Disappointed that massage in England did not extend to the head, he formalized techniques for head massage to include the neck, shoulders and upper arms as well as the head, combining massage with Ayurvedic elements of energy points or charkas, creating a therapy he called Indian Champissage. It is based on acupressure massage, and its benefits are felt throughout the body. The upper arms, shoulders, neck, head and face are massaged to promote relaxation and relieve tension.

Indian Head Massage is excellent for treating both physical and mental ailments:

  1. By relaxing muscle and nerve fibres, it relieves tension, pain and fatigue.
  2. It increases oxygen supply to the brain, aiding clarity of thought and concentration and relieving mental strain.
  3. It stimulates endorphin release, helping natural pain relief and increasing feelings of well-being.
  4. The sympathetic nervous system is calmed, slowing the heart rate and reducing stress.
  5. The parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated, helping one to relax and promoting restful sleep.

After the treatment a person

€45 - €100

Lomi Lomi Massage

What is it?

Originating in Polynesia, Lomi Lomi Massage (also known as Aloha or Kahuna massage) is a complete healing system which aims to restore harmony and balance within the body, mind and spirit.

The word Lomi means to massage; Lomi Lomi means to massage with intention. This is one of the most important principles behind this beautiful bodywork as the practitioner always works on the body with love, nurturing and healing in mind. Hawaiians have always had a deep connection with nature, in particular with the ocean, and this connection is echoed in Lomi Lomi as the practitioner performs long, continuous, sweeping strokes over the body reminiscent of the ebb and flow of the ocean’s waves. These strokes, performed fluidly and rhythmically with both the hands and forearms, work gently and deeply into the muscles releasing tension, as well as on the blood and lymphatic systems making it a powerful, detoxifying massage. They are also designed to help the body let go of old memories, beliefs and behavioural patterns which, in Hawaiian culture, are believed to be stored in every cell of our bodies. These ideas and thoughts can prevent us from living our lives to their true potential and are capable of causing just as much stress and strain on the body as muscle tension.

Hawaiians perceive health in terms of energy flow. If there is a blockage obstructing the natural flow of energy then pain, illness or disease may result.Lomi Lomi Massage uses intuitive movement, breath work, focused attention and rhythm to release energy blockages and physical tension to bring about a state of harmony and deep relaxation.

What to expect from a treatment

A brief consultation will be carried out to establish if there are any contraindications to the treatment and then the therapist will leave you to undress. There will be a couple of minutes of chanting music whilst both the client and practitioner set their intention

€50 - €100

Massage

At the Centre we have a broad range of different massage techniques on offer, to suit all needs, form deep tissue, aromatherapy, holistic, etc.

€30 - €55

MLD - Manual Lymphatic Drainage

€60 - €300

Natural Facelift Massage

€30 - €45

Neck and Shoulder Massage

€50 - €100

Pregnancy Massage

PREGNANCY MASSAGE

Pregnancy Massage can help alleviate many of the symptoms and conditions associated with pregnancy. During this amazing time of physical and emotional change, pregnancy massage can be of enormous benefit to both the mother and baby.

Amongst many benefits, massage during pregnancy has been found to help alleviate the following complaints:
  • Muscle tension,
  • Muscle spasm & cramping,
  • Sciatic pain ,
  • Swelling oedema
  • Back, neck and shoulder discomfort caused by hormonal and postural changes.
  •  Improve quality of sleep
  • Reduce headaches
  • Relieve heartburn
  • Balance mood-swings and help depression.
  • It reduces stress and allows the mother to relax, both important for during the pregnancy and labor.
  • The health of the baby is enhanced by the pregnancy massage through increasing blood circulation, lymph circulation, reducing edema and increasing cellular respiration.
  • Massage helps the mother to feel nurtured and pampered and this can then be passed onto the baby.
  • Pregnancy massage assists in reducing tension in the weight bearing joints and other bone and muscle structures.
  • It also helps maximize breathing capacity which is needed during labor and delivery.

Chiropractic

€35 - €50

Back Pain Treatment

€35 - €50

Chiropractic Geriatrics

€35 - €50

Chiropractor Consultation

€35 - €50

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

€35 - €50

Spinal Manipulation

€35 - €50

Sports Chiropractic

Osteopathy

€45 - €55

Cranial Osteopathy

€45 - €55

Myofascial Release

€45 - €55

Osteopath Consultation

Stresses and strains can accumulate over time and symptoms may begin somewhat insidiously. The Osteopath works with structural imbalances that are present in the body to restore a state of physical balance. Patients often report improvement in many areas of their health.

Most people associate osteopathy with back and spinal care for which it can prove to be an effective solution for helping with associated pain. Mechanical problems in the structure of the body can not only lead to aches or pains in the joints, tissues, muscles etc. but it can also lead to disturbances in the internal organs and the way they work. Irregular function may impair blood circulation or lymphatic drainage, and disrupt the nerve supply to any part of the body, thus having a detrimental effect on health.

Osteopaths use a wide range of “hands on” techniques to identify, diagnose and treat dysfunction in the body in order to restore the body’s structure and function to a state of balance so that the healing process can be accelerated, thereby improving vitality and general health.

Osteopathy does far more than care for back pain and postural irregularities. It also deals with a wide array of issues such as:

  • migraines
  • headaches
  • digestive problems
  • period problems
  • respiratory problems
  • vulnerability to infections due to a depleted immune system

It has a calming affect on the nervous system and can help with fatigue, mood swings or depression, disturbed sleep. It can help people resolve emotional issues such as anger, grief, depression.

€45 - €55

Paediatric Osteopathy

Acupuncture

€45 - €60

Acupuncturist Consultation

Acupuncture is a therapeutic practice that originated in China thousands of years ago. In western medicine, the goal is often to diagnose disease and treat it specifically; in acupuncture, the goal is to strengthen the entire mind and body, supporting our inherent resilience and resistance to disease.

According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy (Qi, pronounced ‘chee’) moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels (meridians) beneath the skin that connect the interior and exterior of the body, and the internal systems to each other.

Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities – Yin and Yang. When Qi becomes blocked or disrupted, illness can result. Acupuncture aims to bring all systems into balance by inserting fine needles into the meridians. It can also be used to complement conventional medicine.

What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture has been used to treat a range of conditions including:

*       Anxiety and depression.

*       Arthritis and rheumatism.

*       Asthma.

*       High blood pressure.

*       Menstrual cramps.

*       Skin problems.

*       Pain relief in childbirth.

*       Addiction – smoking, alcohol and drugs.

What happens during an acupuncture session?

If it is your first session, the acupuncturist will assess your general health to ensure that you receive the most effective treatment. They may enquire about your current symptoms, treatment you have received so far, medical history, your close family’s medical history, diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state.

The acupunctu

€45 - €60

Auricular Acupuncture

€55 - €60

Fertility Acupuncture

Psychology

€55 - €70

Psychologist Consultation

Psychotherapy

€55 - €70

Anger Management

We have 5 resident psychotherapists on staff to suit all of your needs

€55 - €70

Bereavement Counselling

We have 5 resident psychotherapists on staff to suit all of your needs

€55 - €70

CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

We have 2 resident therapists in house to help you with all of your needs

€55 - €70

Counselling

We have a counsellor on staff to help you with all of your needs

€55 - €70

Couples Therapy

We have 5 resident psychotherapists on staff to suit all of your needs

€55 - €90

NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming

This is part of our EFT therapists treatment method

€55 - €70

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment

We have 5 resident psychotherapists on staff to suit all of your needs

€55 - €70

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment

We have 5 resident psychotherapists on staff to suit all of your needs

€55 - €70

Psychotherapist Consultation

Please call and discuss your needs in relation to this therapy as we have 3 Therapists in House that specialize in different issues

€55 - €90

Treatment for Depression

River Holistic Centre - 10 Main Street, Raheny Village, Dublin 5,

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Ms Claire Kenny

Job Title:
  Practice Manager
Biography:

Claire is the owner of River Holistic Centre.  She opened the centre to create a holistic home for both clients and therapists alike.

Claire has been a Holistic Therapist for the past 12 years. She has a true passion for the holistic approach to life.  She has worked with 1000's of clients helping them to achieve balance in their everyday lives.  She holds Higher Diplomas in: Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Diet and Nutrition, Ear Candling, Foot Mobilisation, Hot Stone Massage and a Higher Diploma in Adult education.  She has post-graduate diplomas in Fertility and Pregnancy Reflexology, Reflexology and cancer care, Facial Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hand Reflexology, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Teaching Baby reflex classes. Claire is continuously updating her training by attending workshops, lectures and obtaining further qualifications every year to keep up with the ever advancing field of holistic medicine so she can provide the best possible treatment for her clients.

Reflexology for fertility and pregnancy

Aromatherapy

Deep tissue massage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Ear Candling

Holistic Massage

Ms Dee Mellon

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
Biography:

Holistic Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Reflexology

Indian Head Massage

Aromatherapy

Deep Tissue Massage

Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Onsite Massage, Ear Candling, Facials

Dee has several years experience as a holistic therapist and met Claire while training in Walmer, she is delighted to be working with Claire again in her exciting new clinic.
Dee offers her clients a holistic experience from the moment they walk into her treatment room and since qualifying in holistic massage she has added new therapies each year to keep up with the ever developing holistic field and is currently finishing her tutoring diploma.

Ms Zuleika Daly

Biography:

Zuleika Daly, Psychotherapist

Zuleika is a fully accredited and registered psychotherapist. Her training has included an honours Psychology degree, a Master’s degree in psychological research, a 5 year post graduate clinical training in psychotherapy and doctoral training in Counselling Psychology.

Zuleika has a range of experience in supporting emotional health with adults, young people and infants within the HSE, the VEC and other agencies. She works with individuals, couples and groups to overcome obstacles in order to move on and live life more fully.

She also has a special interest in prevention of mental health problems and has co-developed an infant-parent support programme in the public sector for parents and babies called ‘Infant Matters’. This initiative is based on the latest cutting edge research in the field of infant mental health and aims to give parents the support and knowledge they need to provide the best possible start for their babies.

Zuleika writes for the Irish magazine ‘Maternity & Infant’ on parent’s and children’s emotional health and is currently carrying out doctoral research on pregnant women’s experiences of maternity services in Ireland.

Ms Ruth Allen

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
Biography:

Fertile Body Method

Hypnotherapy

Psychotherapy

Ruth Allen

Ruth Allen DHP ADHP is a fully qualified Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Fertile Body Method Practitioner. She is a member of the Clinical Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy Association and bound by strict code of ethics and standards.

Ruth works with individuals and couples who are experiencing fertility issues, going through Assisted Reproductive Technologies, as well as other areas of women’s health such as irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome or menopause. The Fertile Body Method is a mind body approach to fertility which acknowledges the importance of working with fertility problems in a holistic way.

Hypnosis is potentially a very powerful and effective therapeutic tool and is used in many of the techniques and approaches used by Ruth in the Fertile Body Method.

Hypnosis is a trance state induced through focusing attention on any current internal or external sensory experience; hypnotherapy is the art of utilising this state of absorption to facilitate inner change, which can positively impact on physical wellbeing and fertility.

Mr Neil Rooney

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
Biography:

Osteopath

Physical Therapist

Neil Rooney graduated from the institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Science in 2001. Since then he has worked in Dublin (Ireland), Dubai (U.A.E) and London (U.K.) as a personal fitness trainer and Physical Therapist. He graduated from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters degree in Osteopathy. Most of his work has been with the general population but with a sporting background of regular marathon and half marathon running, cycling and Ironman triathlons, he has a keen interest in sporting related injury and rehabilitation.

An Osteopathic evaluation will involve taking a detailed medical case history to ensure that treatment is appropriate. If treatment is appropriate we will first examine the area and any other joints or muscles that we might consider to be involved in the condition. It is not unusual for this to include clinical examinations such as an abdominal, cardiovascular or respiratory exam. After the examination is complete we will explain to you the diagnosis and the appropriate management and treatment before beginning treatment. At subsequent visits we will re-examine the muscles and joints indicated at the first appointment and commence treatment in accordance with the management plan.

Treatment will differ for every patient because it is tailored to the diagnosis and the circumstances surrounding the symptoms. Treatment will usually involve soft tissue massage, joint articulation and mobilisations (often accompanied with a “click”), stretching muscles and releasing trigger points (“knots”) all of which are aimed at reducing pain and restoring function or range of movement.

He is also qualified in Western Medical Acupuncture and Kinesio Taping and he regularly uses these tools during his osteopathic management to speed up recovery. He also uses the principles of functional movement and biomechanics when addressing musculoskeletal conditions and believes correct movement will improve a lot of dysfunction.

Ms Mary Costello

Job Title:
  Health Trainer
Biography:

Mary  Costello

Certified Infant Massage Instructor

Birthlight Baby Yoga Instructor

My name is Mary Costello and I teach Baby Massage and Baby Yoga courses to parents. 

I am a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) with further training in massage for babies with additional needs and in massage with preterm infants.  Having trained with Kirsty Hawthorn, International Trainer with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), I qualified as a baby massage instructor in 2007.  I was a member of the Board of Baby Massage Ireland (the Irish Chapter of the International Association) for three years (2010 – 2012), working as Membership Administrator for 1 year and as the International Chapter Representative for 2 years.

I am a huge believer in the benefits of both massage and yoga for health and wellbeing, and I believe that these benefits apply equally to babies as to adults.  It is never too early to start, and the foundation we lay for our babies will affect them throughout their whole life.

To expand my knowledge and qualifications in baby massage, I completed a course in 2010 with Ewa Westman (Swedish International Trainer with IAIM), on Massage for Babies with Additional Needs.   In 2011 I took an educational training workshop entitled The Preterm Infant: The NICU Experience and Beyond.  This workshop was specifically designed for Infant Massage Instructors and given by Cherry Bond, Positive Touch Specialist Neonatal Nurse from St. Mary’s in London.

 Working with babies and parents as a baby massage instructor enabled me to train with Birthlight to become a Baby Yoga Instructor in 2011.  This means that I am now able to lead parents from massage through to yoga with their babies.  There is a natural follow-on from massage into yoga as the babies become more active, and enjoy exploring movement and balance in a safe and exciting way with their parent/caregiver.  It is wonderful to be able to watch the growth and development of the babies.  My classes are very baby focused and include lots of songs and rhymes to help keep the babies interest.

In addition, I hold  ITEC Diplomas in Holistic Massage and in Indian Head Massage, having trained at Walmer College, Raheny in 2005/06, and I have a Certificate in Hopi Ear Candling from the UK based Hands on Training, following a course with Mary Dalgleish.

My most prized qualification however, is being a mum to my 3 lovely daughters, who keep me learning and loving life every day!

Ms Hilda Lyons

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
Biography:

Hilda has been working as an holistic therapist for a number of years. Her main interest is the well being of her clients, providing a safe space for them to deeply relax, rejuvenate and recieve . her techniques include holistic massage, hot and cold stone therapy, Indian Head massage, pregnancy massage, hopi ear candling and deep tissue. she is available by appointment.

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10 Main Street, Raheny Village, Dublin 5Ireland