I graduated from TCD as an Occupational Therapist in 1991 and have worked in the area of mental health ever since. During this time I gained a lot of experience in dealing with stress and anxiety.
My interest in complementary medicine began in 2002 when I studied aromatherapy through a Shirley Price course. This marked the beginning of what is an ongoing journey for me. I also became very interested in massage and have qualifications in Deep Tissue Massage, Indian Head Massage and Pregnancy Massage. I have also completed Reiki 1 & 2 and more recently the H.E.A.R.T.S technique – which is becoming one of my favourite treatments to give and recieve.
When I began studying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2010 I felt as if I could bring my experience of dealing with people’s emotional distress together with the treatment of physical symptoms. Chinese Medicine is a very practial approach that combines needling with cupping (placing cups on the skin to create a vacuum and dispel stagnation), moxibustion ( a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called “moxa” are burned near the surface of the skin) and Gua Sha (scraping the skin with a massage tool to improve circulation). Traditionally, Chinese Medicine also included the use of Essential Oils which, as an aromatherapist, I include in my treatments. I am presently continuing my studies of Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy with internationally renowned educator Rhiannon Harris.
My qualifications and experience in these complementary areas allow me to offer individual and varied treatment options to clients, depending on their needs. This is how I love to work.