Changing with the seasons …

Hope you are all well and happy.  I have to say I love this season of colour and warmth and change. This year we have the added bonus of some lovely mild weather. The Sunflowers in my garden are reminding me that the Sun is doing his best to hang around for a little while longer and even though the rain has started to dominate our mornings, the sun still manages to heat us up in the afternoons.
I am settling into the Academic year with some fab new Students, or should I say Therapists-2B. Semester 1 for ITEC Diploma courses in Portlaoise and Dublin are well underway and we are all enjoying the newness of learning and the promise of new experiences in the months ahead.
I have some One Day, Morning and Evening WORKSHOPS for Therapists planned for the coming months.  These will be held at the New Nautilus Beauty & Holistic Centre in Fairview, Dublin 3. As usual if you feel guided to attend or if you know anybody who may be interested, please check out my listing below.
All of my TREATMENTS are now being conducted at my Therapy Room in Clonee and I’m delighted to offer you a very Organic Special Offer for October.  See details below.
Have a great October everyone,
I’ll be back in touch soon.
In the meantime, remember take time to go within and Rest as we move through the darkening season.
Oct Special Offer
Indian Head Massage
Wednesday Morning Course – starts 5th Nov 2014
(Durations : 4 Weeks)

Learn the Ayurvedic approach to Consultation – Constitutional Analysis :- a completely new and holistic way of working with your clients. Indian Head Massage is the ancient Ayurvedic form of head, neck and shoulders massage which has a profound affect on the whole body. It is also used to stimulate or sedate the nervous system and is excellent for treating migraines.  If your clients tend to carry their tension in the upper back, neck and head, then this treatment will really help to free that tension, clear the head, focus the mind and allow the body to come back into a lovely state of homeostasis … more 

Holistic Facial Workshop
Saturday 29th November 2014
The perfect add on created especially for Massage Therapists, Aromatherapists or Reflexologists. Enhance your treatment menu by adding this wonderfully relaxing facial treat. Use a combination of massage techniques and natural organic products to cleanse, tone, exfoliate the skin, enhance the circulation through massage and hydrate and nourish the skin with..more
Stone Therapy Massage 
Wednesday Evening Course – starts 12th November (Duration – 4 weeks)This nurturing healing technique combines therapeutic massage with smooth heated basalt stones & warm oils to help : Increase circulation, Improve energy flow, Detoxify & rebalanceIf your clients love the heat then Hot Stone Massage can achieve a deep state of relaxation & well-being. The Stones are very grounding and a wonderful tool to have in your practice to aid in your other treatments as well. Tired, sore & aching muscles are relaxed & tensions held at the deepest level are released … more



All Courses will be held at : 

Nautilus Beauty & Holistic Therapies Centre, 11 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin.

All are approved by ARCHTI (www.irishtherapists.ie) & qualify for CPD Points. Contact me today to book your place.




What’s your Dosha ?

So do you know … what’s your Dosha ?VPK_2013_Icons-2

What’s my what? I hear you say …. 🙂

Doshas are the energies that govern not only our bodies but our thoughts and emotions too.  According to the ancient Ayurvedic tradition, when we become aware of our dominant doshas, we can use this knowledge to get ourselves back into balance.

As a Massage therapist and Reflexologist, I find this type of Constitutional Analysis very interesting during my consultation with clients. It really helps to gain a deeper understanding of what may be currently out of balance.

During an Indian Head Massage Session, I will use specific oils and aftercare to treat the ‘out of balance Dosha’. As with all complementary therapies, this really adds to the holistic approach and individual tailoring of the treatment.

When Teaching my Post Grad Indian Head Massage Course to Therapists, I pay attention to Dosha analysis and also Chakra awareness as a means to another dimension of the consultation process. We all need a few tools in our Therapy ToolBox to draw on when needed as well as keep our treatments fresh and current.

I’m delighted to be offering a weekend course next weekend.  This course is for therapists who would like to offer their clients a new treatment.  Full details can be found here 

In the meantime, here’s a fun Dosha Quiz from the Chopra Centre. http://doshaquiz.chopra.com

Are you a Vata/Pitta, Pitta/Kapha or some other combination ? You’re wondering now aren’t you. Try it out!  Very interesting and let me know how you get on … 🙂