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Foam Rolling Class

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

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

The perfect course to get you back to what you love.

Refresher Holistic Massage Workshop

Therapist Refresher Courses in Holistic Massage

Re-fresher days are ideal for:

– Therapist’s who have not used their skills for a while, career break, starting a family

– Professionals who want to brush up on their existing qualifications

– Individuals who may lack confidence with certain skills, techniques and procedures

– Experienced therapists who want to be brought up to date with current methods and legislations

Massage Refresher Day: 03rd February 2019
– Revision of preparation, contraindication, contra-actions, aftercare
– Treatment planning
– Current legislations
– Positioning yourself and client
– Revision of a Full body massage
– Advanced techniques
– Marketing school
– Plenty of practice time

Course Length: 1 Day (10-6)
Course Dates: Saturday the 3rd of February 2019

Investment: €100

Deposit must be paid to book your space,

For further information Contact:  Dee Mellon on 0851281474 or reception 018310888

New workshop for January

Aisling is back in January for another beautiful training course.
Just go to our workshop page to find out more.
🙌
Claire
New Moon amplified by a Solar Eclipse for New Energetic Beginnings on the first weekend of our Yin Yoga Teacher Training! January 5-6

The Moon Goddess is the Feminine energy of God and offers us the Divineness of unconditional Love, compassion, healing, mercy, and grace…
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She represents the Cosmic processes of procreation, conception and birth both literally and energetically, in the form of new human life, new projects and new purpose!

Starting something new whilst connecting with the Spiritual powers of the Moon, creates an ‘ideal birth process’!..
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Still space open if you’d like to join us
#bringbackbalance
#yinyogateachertraining
#notjustateachertraining
River Holistic Centre #dublin
January 5, 6, 26 & 27
More info link in bio Rise Spirit Soul

Sending Divine Feminine Light
#namaste

#yin #newmoon #energy #divinefeminine #sacred #spiritual #work #soulgroup #teacher #mother #feminine #power #divine #love #compassion #healing #mercy #grace #yoga #meditate #prayer #stillness #oneness #risespiritsoul

The therapist business workshop

I have decided to bring back my Therapist business workshop on February 10th 2019.
Come to this informal open workshop where I will answer all the questions that have been running around in your head about what is required for your soon to be thriving therapy business.

As therapists we were all trained how to be a therapist but not necessarily how to build your practice.
This one day workshop will cover all of the basic needs that any therapist either just starting out or looking to expand their business will need.
From registering your business with CRO and ROS.
Understanding how to make social media work for you not against you.
Give you some tools to help with your work life balance.
Discuss the importance of creating an active and relevant online presence.
Show you how you do no need to spend a fortune when taking the next step.
These are just a few of the topics that will be covered.
The day is for you so there will be plenty of time for questions and hopefully at the end of the day you should have most of the tools to get you loving the business side as much as you love doing your therapies.
Claire
Date : Sunday the 10th of February 2019
Time 10am to 17.00pm
Cost: €100
Contact Claire on 0879304412

lymph system help

some simple ways to help your lymph system

Your lymph system is a very important system in your body that is composed of tissues and fluids that run throughout your entire body (much like your circulation system). However, your lymph system does not have the help of your heart to keep things pumping and moving throughout your body. Therefore, it is vital to make sure that you are helping your lymph system release and empty fluids to avoid any toxic build up (which can leave you feeling weak and unwell).

 

When your lymph system gets congested, it leads to your lymph nodes swelling, which causes pains and aches throughout your body. It will also result in your liver and kidneys becoming toxic, because the toxins and chemicals from your lymphatic system aren’t draining properly. As a result, this can lead to weight gain, poor circulation, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, and being sick more often… among many other things!

Luckily, there are quite a few easy ways that you can stimulate your lymph system every day to release toxins and cleanse your body.

Here are some simple ways to help your lymph system that can be incorporated into your daily routine.

  1. Drink a cup of warm water with a slice of raw fruit: Eating raw (uncooked) fruits on an empty stomach will allow the enzymes and acids in the fruit to have a detoxifying effect on your system. Grapefruit, lemon and lime work incredibly well to stimulate the lymph system to drain.
  2. Skin Brushing: This can be easily done before a shower by taking a dry brush and gently massaging your entire body using small circular movements always working up towards the heart. This not only will exfoliate your skin, but will also invigorate your lymph system.
  3. Hot And Cold Showers: While showering, switch from using hot water to cold water. The frequent change in temperature will stimulate your lymph system to move as well as your circulation by expanding and contracting your body’s blood vessels.
  4. Exercise: By walking briskly or engaging in intense exercise every day, you will encourage the lymph system and lymph fluids to circulate to your kidney and liver so that they can be filtered and released from your body. This is were hydration is key, to help the body eliminate everything with ease.
  5. Drink Water: To help remove toxins and chemicals, your body needs plenty of water to filter the lymphatic system! Drinking water throughout the day will ensure your body is not only hydrated, but also detoxifying the elements that can make you feel lousy.
  6. Massage: Not like you need another excuse to get a massage, but a massage (especially deep tissue or MLD) works to move the lymphatic tissue to drain. It basically “squeezes” the lymph system to release impurities and make room for healthy nutrients to come in and keep your system healthy and functioning properly.
  7. Laughter: Getting the giggles causes you to take deeper breathes. As a result, this stimulates your lungs and circulation to work together with the lymph system!

Crystal Sound Bath

As the year draws to a close this Crystal Sound Bath & Intention Setting Workshop is the perfect opportunity to release 2018 and open to the year ahead. Come along and allow yourself to be bathed by the sacred sound vibrations of the quartz crystal singing bowls and tuning forks. The vibration and resonance of the combined instruments will enable you to move into a deeply meditative state through which your body can effortlessly repair and restore itself, your mind can relax and focus, and your heart can open to your souls desire for the year ahead.

Quartz crystal is known for it’s healing properties, and it’s ability to support clarity. Whilst the crystal bowls and tuning forks are made from quartz crystal they are also tuned to the frequency of the chakras, thus making them a potent companion in healing and manifesting.

Through meditation we will acknowledge the year that has been, and open to all that lies ahead in both our head and heart.

Whilst lying on a yoga mat snuggled in your blanket you will be bathed in the relaxing healing sounds of Crystal Bowls, Crystal Tuning Forks, and a variety of different sound healing instruments such as the Himalayan Singing Bowls, Gongs, Drum, Zaphir Chimes, Solfeggio Pipes to support you through this sound journey, before allowing a deep state of stillness to set in.

As each instrument is played the sound is absorbed inwards, working on the chakras, enabling the body, mind and spirit to move back into a deeper state of balance, and who doesn’t want more balance?? Through use of these sounds we begin to shed the dense heavier energy of daily life, thus rising our vibrational energy, allowing us to effortlessly attract higher frequency people and experiences into our lives.

Contra-Indications: please note this workshop is NOT suitable for people with a pacemaker, inflammation, advanced stages of cancer, cancer tumours, metal implants, having had surgery within 3 months and in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Places for this Crystal Clear Sound Bath & Intention Setting are limited to 12 people and require pre-booking / pre-payment.

Bookings & further information can be found here: https://www.loveyourlife.ie/crystal-sound-bath

Don’t panic just colour

When life feels like it is hitting the proverbial fan then don’t loose your proverbial reach for your colouring pencils.

Sometimes I may be sitting in front of 15 tabs open on my computer and my phone binging away with emails that need to be answered all the while preparing dinner, planning my kids weekly schedule, play dates, homework projects and run my beautiful business.

Now don’t get me wrong I love everything that I do, but sometimes it all comes in on top of me.

My go to is something that I used to do as a child, colour.

I was always doodling on anything and everything growing up, maybe it was out of boredom or even defiance against my teachers (sorry by the way Mr. Quish), but now as a semi grownup I need to do it to calm my mind.

Some of the benefits of colouring are:

Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state

Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered

Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity

Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness

Colouring can be done by anyone, not just artists or creative types

It’s a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go

It helps you unplug. The great thing about colouring books? No technology is necessary, giving you a break from the smartphone and computer.

It’s de-stressing. Colouring can be beneficial for adults because it has a de-stressing effect. The act of colouring requires repetition and attention to detail, so you are able to focus on the activity, rather than your worries

Colouring brings out our imaginations and helps us recall childhood. For a lot of people, we had less stress as children than we do now

Anyone can do it. You don’t have to be artistic to reap colouring’s benefits. Personally, I get stressed that I’m not creative enough. Colouring takes the pressure off. The lines are already there, so you really can’t mess up. Relax, lean into it and don’t worry about it being pretty or creative enough. With colouring, there is no right or wrong

It’s inexpensive. Colouring books range from €5 to €15, and a pack of gel pens or coloured pencils will only set you back about €5. (I get mine in Deals or TXMax)

So, my advice to you in take time to sit on the floor with a hundred colouring pens around you, pick a page in a colouring book, stick your tongue out the side of your mouth in concentration and just let it all go, one picture at a time.

I would love to get a colouring class up and running once a month at the centre, just come sit on the floor and relax.  Would you be interested?

I’m off to colour now but talk soon.

Claire

Essential oils for stress

Essential oils for Stress

Claire Kenny 22/11/18

Essential oils contain a highly concentrated form of the biologically active compounds found in flowers and plants. Because they’re concentrated, they can provide therapeutic benefits—including stress relief—in very small amounts. Many of these oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for nearly 6,000 years by the ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and others.

 

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. There are many ways to enjoy aromatherapy. Inhalation is the quickest. Just open the bottle and take a sniff. There are also various types of diffusers, which use heat, evaporation and other means to circulate the goodness of essential oils into the air you breathe.

 

Adding a few drops of an essential oil to your bathwater will deliver benefits though your nose and skin at the same time, you can also add them to a diffusers to disperse the scents around your house or car. Essential oils should not be rubbed directly into the skin, try diluting your favourite scent with what’s known as a carrier oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil.

Here are three essential oils that are especially recommended for stress relief:

Lavender

One of the most common essential oils, lavender oil has a calming, relaxing effect. It’s considered a nervous-system restorative and helps promote inner peace and restful sleep while relieving restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, nervous stomach and all-around general nervous tension. Research has also found that it helps reduce anxiety and depression and is a helpful pain reliever.

 

The scent of lavender stimulates brain pathways, including our limbic system, which is connected to our emotional responses and memories. You can try adding a few drops to an oil diffuser in your bedroom. Or massage your temples and back of your neck during times of stress. But make sure it’s 100 percent pure Lavandula Angustifolia, which is the soothing lavender, and not Lavandula Latifolia, the stimulating lavender.

 

Bergamot

The flavonoids found in bergamot oil are good for soothing the nerves and reducing tension, anxiety and stress. These properties also make them effective in treating sleeplessness, high blood pressure and depression. Bergamot oil can also stimulate the “feel-good” hormones in your body, such as dopamine and serotonin. Derived from the Citrus bergamia tree, bergamot oil has many other benefits, including pain relief and antibiotic properties.

 

Ylang-Ylang

Made from the flowers of the Cananga odorata tree, this essential oil sedates or calms nervous afflictions, stress, anger and anxiety, while inducing a relaxed feeling. Ylang-ylang (pronounced EE-lang EE-lang) has been shown to be effective in reducing blood pressure. As a remedy for depression, it is said to have the ability to “expand the heart.” Many depression sufferers have found that essential oils provide a natural and far safer alternative to drugs, and ylang-ylang may be one of the most useful of all the essential oils when it comes to improving your emotional well-being.

 

To relieve PMS cramps and other symptoms, try applying a mixture of ylang-ylang, lavender oil and a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, to the back of your neck and lower abdomen.