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Zone Facelift Special

Dee from Holistic Hands Dublin has something very special for you for the coming weeks. The new Zone Facelift Massage is exactly what you have been looking for all this time for your natural beauty needs.

Take off 10 years in 12 weeks and lift your spirit for life.
A natural alternative to botox or fillers.
Dee is delighted to offer this award winning and luxurious new facial treatment that achieves immediate results, your face will be lifted sculpted and smoothed,  lines and wrinkles will be softened looking and feeling fresher and younger.
Using innovative facial massage techniques as well as ancient native American shamanic healing techniques  to dramatically improve your skin.
Ancient traditional tools like jade or rose quartz  gua sha are used to sculpt the facial contours as well as lymphatic drainage, facial reflexology, and acupressure.
Using award winning Zone Facelift Crystal infused Exlir it not only improves your skin but also smudges and protects your energy using white sage. Can be used on all skin types.


Available in 60 or 90minute treatments.

Special introductory offer 60minutes €65 usually €80

90minutes €95 usually €110

www.holistichandsdublin.com

Dee 0851281474

Coming Soon….. The land of ZZZZ…

I am soooooo excited right now.
The lovely Harriet from spacemasks.com has confirmed my little secret stock order that will be flying its way over to the centre by the end of the month.
These amazing eye masks heat up, yes heat up, I know everyone is all about cold eye creams and cooling sheet masks, well these are all the warm hug for your tired eyes with the added bonus of the beautiful scent of Jasmine to whisk you off to a far away land.
They can help improve circulation around the eyes and aid with headaches and eye strain from being at a computer all day or even dare I say it the day after a big night out.
They are a perfect size to pop into your carry on for a long flight to help you jet off to the land of zzz..
I have already taken pre-orders for these so if you want to be one of the first to get your hands on these interstellar eye masks just give us a call or message here and we can do the rest.

They come in a pack of 5 and will retail for €19.
Claire
www.riverholistic.ie

Sapce Masks at River Holistic Dublin

Running with Reflexology

Running is great exercise.  It is not only an intensive cardiovascular workout, but also involves other systems in the body, such as circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, muscular and lymphatic.  Whether you’re a dedicated marathon runner or someone who only has time for a short jog at the weekend (like me), we’d all like to improve our performance, maybe increase our speed, distance or stamina and we’d certainly all like to be able to recover from a run quicker, decrease the muscle stiffness and avoid injuries.

How can this be achieved in a natural way?  One answer could be Reflexology.

Reflexology uses specific techniques to pinpoint areas of stress before they manifest physically as pain or weakness and so it reduces the likelihood of injury.  It takes the holistic approach – by working the entire foot and its reflexes, it stimulates the body’s own natural healing abilities and addresses imbalances throughout the whole body.  Current research shows that Reflexology can help runners improve and stay injury-free and there are 10 important reasons why:

1.  Lymphatic drainage – research provided by Monash University in Australia shows that Reflexology removes lactic acid from the legs four times faster than a regular massage.  Lactic acid builds up during a run and it’s what causes muscle cramps, especially in longer runs such as marathons.

2. Circulation boosting – blood carries oxygen, nutrients, minerals and enzymes to all parts of the body.  Stress and tension tighten the cardiovascular system and restrict blood flow, causing it to become sluggish.  This results in the tissues becoming oxygen-deprived – the energy in the body becomes depleted, making all body systems suffer.  Reflexology can keep the body’s circulation flowing smoothly, which rejuvenates tired tissues.  It improves circulation to accelerate the healing process and reduce recovery time.  This encourages all systems to return to a state of balance and harmony.  Increased blood flow to muscle cells also increases their flexibility and so further reduces the risk of injury.

3. Reduces inflammation – Reflexology can be used to stimulate the adrenal reflexes on each foot, which in turn, encourages the body to release the hormone cortisol (a completely natural form of hydrocortisone), which has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, reducing swelling and inflammation from injuries.

4. Pain reduction – unfortunately all runners will be faced with an injury at some point and we all understand how important recovery is.  As more of us are beginning to take a holistic approach to our health, avoiding drugs for pain relief, Reflexology can be a valuable tool because it can help to manage pain and accelerate recovery.  It stimulates over 7,000 nerves in the feet and encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways.  It interrupts these pain pathways and reduces pain from sore muscles and joints.  Reflexology also helps to stimulate endorphins, which promote our sense of wellbeing and decrease our perception of pain.

5.  Deep relaxation – exercise is a stress, a positive stress, but still a stress.  During a run, the body will trigger the production of adrenaline, which is the “fight or flight” hormone, allowing us to push ourselves.  Reflexology balances that stress with a rest, which triggers the “rest and digest” response, allowing the body to reduce the level of stress hormones and recover physically, emotionally, and mentally.  It relieves the body of tension, which promotes healing.  The emotional and psychological impact of injury should never be underestimated.  It is just as important to balance the mind as it is to balance the physical body.

6. Greater focus and concentration – Reflexology supports the central nervous system and targets specific stress reflexes on the feet to bring about a deep state of relaxation and inner calm.  Many people report that they feel more focused with greater mental clarity after a treatment.

7.  Improved sleep – healing is important after a run, no matter what the distance.  Although going to sleep feels as if we’re switching off, it is a very busy time for the body because as we sleep, our bodies actually repair and restore themselves.  While we sleep, our brains trigger the release of hormones that encourage tissue growth.  This can help us recover from sports injuries such as sore muscles and sore joints.  Reflexology can help because it increases the production of serotonin and melatonin – two important hormones that regulate sleep.

8.  Boosts immune system – as a runner, I want to stay healthy and free from illness, so that I can be at my best.  Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps us fight infections.  It helps remove toxins and increases our immune system’s effectiveness. 

9. Lowers pulse rate – Reflexology has been shown to increase the carbon dioxide exhaled from the nose by 9%, which helps to lower pulse rate, which means the cardiovascular system is working more efficiently.  Happy days for those hill runs or for those of us trying to improve our stamina!

10.  Nurtures the feet – the force exerted on the feet during running are the equivalent of up to 10 times our body weight.  So our feet, which are a relatively small in relation to the rest of our body, are exposed to hundreds of pounds of pressure during a run.  Although the rest of the body, especially the knees, absorbs some of the impact, our feet deserve at least some attention and help.  Reflexology can help to soothe away the tension in the feet and make them feel refreshed and ready for that next challenge!

Source:  https://www.barefoot-reflexology.co.uk/blog/

Meditation; A Home Practice

Meditation; A Home Practice

Sunday April 28th
10:00 – 17:00
The River Room, River Holistic

Price €120

In Peace and Silence the Divine manifests. Allow nothing to disturb you 
and All will manifest.

You should not put to much effort into your ‘seeking’; into what it is 
you are truly looking for. With too much effort, or ‘trying’, a veil 
develops or thickens.

It is through allowing that All Manifests.

To quietly await in total trust is the simple secret to finding the 
sweetness!

Easy for me to type, easy enough for you to read, but how, humanly how?

The only way how is to go inward.

There is a Self in you capable of so much. The outer consciousness is 
the physical consciousness tied to human mind body limits. The inner 
consciousness is where the soul is seated and moving within and allowing 
is where you will see the magic manifest.

The Upanishad says; “in men the self existent has cut the doors of 
consciousness outward, but a few turn the eye inward and it is these who 
see and know the Spirit and develop the spiritual being. Thus to look 
into ourselves and see and enter into ourselves and live within is the 
first necessity for transformation of nature and for the Divine life.”

What happens through Meditation?
Difference in Contemplation, Concentration and Meditation!
Difficulties in Meditation!
What is True Meditation?

Just some of the topics we will cover throughout this day, along with 
time together in Meditation.

Further Information:
https://www.risespiritsoul.com/events.php

Pay Deposit €20
https://www.risespiritsoul.com/Book-Here.php

New therapy to the centre

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on therapy which originates from osteopathic medicine. It was developed by Dr. John E Upledger who was a Doctor of Osteopathy, a Professor in Biomechanics and a Researcher in Osteopathic Medicine.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive therapy which is simple yet powerful and effective.

This gentle therapy can benefit everyone from babies, infants and children to adults and the elderly. It assesses the functioning of the body’s physiological system. Using a gentle touch it releases the body’s restrictions in the Craniosacral system.

It enhances and may help the functioning of the Central Nervous System. It is a holistic therapy which can help the client to employ their own body’s healing capabilities to bring about change, restore balance and create equilibrium within the body.

Craniosacral Therapy has been shown to benefit many conditions and systems in the body including:

  • Headaches
  • Digestive problems
  • Back problems
  • Behavioural issues
  • Learning difficulties
  • Immune
  • Hormonal and Endocrine
  • Musculoskeletal

Each 50-minute to 1 hour therapy session takes place in in a quiet, calm setting.

Wellness Workshop with The Green Queens

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT WELLNESS WORKSHOP Sunday 24th March,   

The River Room, River Holistic, Raheny. 10:30am – 4:30pm

Hosted By:

Deirdre O’Byrne: PhD in Plant Medicines

Sharon Quinn: Expert in plant-based lifestyle

Annmarie Burke: Yoga Alliance Qualified Instructor

This is a full day event packed with valuable nutritional knowledgeyoga practice and living proof of the power of healing foods based on principles of the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates – “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”  

At this workshop we venture behind the scenes of nutrition and learn how to nourish our bodies at a cellular level with the optimum fuel for healthy living including the power of juicing and plant-based food. As well as lifestyle tips and tricks, we’ll uncover simple changes you can implement straight away which have the most powerful positive impact on your health.

We will stretchand relax with some gentle yoga, pranayama and meditation throughout the day. If you have the intention to improve your health, address a health challenge, feel more vitalised or want to know more about the consequences of the foods we eat then this Wellness Workshop is for you.

This event is €75 and includes a delicious healthy lunch, snacks and refreshments. Places are limited to 12 so booking is essential.

Get in touch to book your spot! Call/Text 086 194 3285.

No yoga experience necessary.

Visit us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/@the_green_queens

Facebook: @thegreenqueens

Foam Rolling Class

This is a one off class where you will learn all the best “do’s and don’ts” when it comes to foam rolling.

Foam Rolling is widely know to be very effective and used to prevent, treat and preempt injury related to exercise. If you run, cycle, swim, walk, gym, or go to circuit class you will inevitably carry some tightness, tension or discomfort. These distractions can be successfully compared with regular use of a Foam Roller.

In this class I will address common injuries and discomforts in the lower back, hips, thighs, and feet. At home it takes about 10-15 mins once or twice a week to keep these niggles and injury at bay. Anybody can use a Foam Roller and everybody can benefit from it’s therapeutic effect.After attending this class the person should feel they have the necessary tools and knowledge to combat their discomforts.


The class is 1.5 hours long. It will begin with an introduction to foam rolling, then an exploration of the techniques for specific areas and it will finish with a Q&A session. 

All participants need to bring a Foam Roller, some water and a work out mat. The class will be help in River Holistic on Wednesday the 20th of March from 8-9.30pm

We are hiring

WE’RE HIRING!!!

Front Desk Staff

River Holistic is a very busy Holistic Centre based in Raheny, offering a vast array of Alternative and Complementary health therapies and multiple weekly classes in yoga, pilates, meditation and Mindfulness to name a few. We are looking for someone special to join our team to run our front desk on a part time basis, 2 to 3 week day evenings.

Responsibilities including, but not limited to:

• Provide the highest level of customer service to all of our visitors with the goal of creating a positive and friendly experience for all of our clients.
• Engage with clients in person as well as over the phone and online
• Assist clients with appointments, information on the right therapy for them, class and workshop bookings.
• Ensure that the centre remains immaculate at  all times and that any necessary supplies are always stocked. (we do also have a cleaner so for the most part cleaning will be minimal)
• Work as a team with all of the therapists and teachers as well as providing timely feedback to the centres owner on all studio issues
• Willingness to perform all other duties assigned by the centre’s owner (which will include – bookkeeping, assisting with social media, general marketing…)

Requirements

• Must have a broad understanding of Alternative and Complementary health.
• Customer service experience
• Be committed,  reliable and punctual
• Be friendly, enthusiastic, courteous and a team player
• Ability to multitask
• Great organisational skills and attention to detail
• Friendly and professional phone and email etiquette
• Initiate tasks and perform duties with confidence and self-motivation
• Strong computer skills

Starting: As soon as possible

To Apply: Email your CV in Word format to claire@riverholistic.ie including in your email a cover letter letting us know what makes you a great candidate for this position

Claire
healing day with angels and spirit

Healing Day with the Angels and Spirit

HEALING DAY WITH ANGELS & SPIRIT

SUNDAY APRIL 7TH
10:00 – 17:00
AT THE RIVER ROOM, RIVER HOLISTIC, RAHENY
PRICE €120

You true Self, You as Soul is there deep within, unheard, unseen, 
unfelt, buried beneath layers of veils. 

The physical body with its physical movements, the life force with its 
desires, the emotional body with its intensity of joy and pain, the 
mental body with its restless movement, all crowd around and cover this 
special naked being.

When we slow down and purposefully take time for our Healing, our 
Connection, our Devotion, sealed doors open as our Angels and Spirit 
show up to help your Soul shine through.

‘Our Angel Friends, and Spirit too, are here on earth, to grace their 
gentle touch upon you’

Throughout this High Energy Healing Day:

Soft Yin & Restorative Yoga Practice

Mantra Meditation

Past Life Regression

Calling in our Angels & Spirit Meditation

Group Healing

Spiritual Insights

Our own Light is sometimes limited by range and overshadowed by pain.  
Angelic Light and Light of Spirit is endless and is there to help us 
clear the shadows and remove the veils.  Where this Light Shines, ‘All’ 
is Lit Up!

https://www.risespiritsoul.com/events.php

Deposit of €20 to hold your space
https://www.risespiritsoul.com/Book-Here.php

Balance due on the day in cash

or by Friday April5th by Bank Transfer

Essential oils : The best stress relievers

Essential Oils: The Best Stress Relievers

 

Essential Oils became one of the trending ways on how a person can easily relieve from stress. They are frequently used for aromatherapy which is a popular complementary therapy since it can stimulate emotional responses by using our sense of smell.

These essential oils are the best remedy for stress because they are all natural which are taken from flowers and other herbal plants. They are pure essential oils without any chemicals added, and this is one of the reasons why it gives more relief and somehow healing effect to some illness especially when dealing with anxiety and stress.

Anxiety is also difficult to face especially if you are already stressed out and exhausted as it could really affect the emotional and intellectual aspect of a person. And these essential oils can be used as a great reliever from severe anxiety.

According to some reviews, a lot of patients who suffered from anxiety and depression who has undergone aromatherapy massage became more effective therapy rather than just doing a simple massage alone. Now, let me give you some popular essential oils that are being used for anxiety relief:

  1. Lavender

Lavenders are counted and become one of the most popular essential oil as it provides a relaxing outcome especially to our nervous system and somehow relieves sleep disorders, tensions, panic attacks and a lot more.

  1. Rose

Rose essential oil is very helpful oil for persons dealing with emotional stress, which are the most common, especially to women. It is considered the second popular essential oils for anxiety, stress, and depression.

  1. Vetiver

Vetiver essential oil provides tranquility effect which is commonly used from helping a person who suffers trauma. It provides calmness and awareness.

  1. Ylang Ylang

This is also one of the most popular oil that can definitely treat anxiety and depression as it can help a person uplift his or her personality as it gives positive aura and calmness. It can also be a great remedy from insomnia.

  1. Bergamot

Bergamot is can actually be extracted in teas called Earl Grey. It has floral taste and of course, has a great aroma smell which is good for calming as it gives energy and soothing effect.

There are a lot of essential oils out there, but these are just the popular ones that we use here at the centre, either diffusing them in reception or as part of the blends that our Aromatherapists can make up for you during your treatment. Chamomile and Frankincense are also considered as popular oils good for meditation and inner peace as well, including them on the Top 5 essential oils being used these days.

So if you’re stressed out and exhausted, why not try aromatherapy massage with these helpful essential oils. Help yourself as well and lessen your anxiety. I know you are tired but you deserve to unwind as well. Try these essential oils now and lessen those stresses out there.

www.riverholistic.ie/therapies