What We Do

OUR THERAPIES

At The Willow Rooms we are delighted to offer a wide range of treatments by highly qualified and experienced therapists. Your health and wellbeing is most important to us and we are very happy to be part of your journey.
Craniosacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a hands-on therapy, where the touch is gentle, non-invasive and usually subtle. But do not be fooled! It is also a powerful therapy that affects the central nervous system to assist in improving function in the whole body. The craniosacral system comprises of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using soft touch or ‘listening hands’, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system and thus improves the function of the whole body.
Using our ‘listening hands’, tuned to the feeling of the craniosacral rhythm, we feel how well the rhythm is reflecting out to the rest of the body and what we may be able to do to improve its function. This may mean simply encouraging it, as if you are gently flushing more fluid through a slightly sticky pipe, or it could mean using gentle techniques to unwind kinks in the body’s fascia.
An important part of our approach (that is completely born out in practice), is that it is the person’s body that knows exactly what to do in order to straighten out the above mentioned kink itself, and all we are really doing is listening to what it needs and helping it to do it! So we do not try and figure out what is wrong and then try to fix it. This can mean that the area we treat is sometimes different from the area in which symptoms are experienced, as our bodies can be very clever in how they adapt to stresses and strains.
It is now well accepted that memory of a trauma is not just in an area of the brain but is also stored in body tissue. This is called tissue memory. During a CranioSacral Therapy session, as tissue is unwinding tissue memory may be triggered and the emotion associated with the situation is released. The therapist may engage the client in therapeutic imagery and dialogue to help rid the body of the residual effects of past injuries and negative experiences. The body can now get on with healing itself.

THERAPIST: Adrienne
TREATMENT COST: €60 per hour

Craniosacral Therapy for Babies/Children

CST and babies are made for each other because of its gentle yet effective treatment.
One of Craniosacral Therapy’s most frequently appreciated qualities is its capacity to rapidly resolve common childhood conditions.
A baby’s skull is very flexible as the skull bones are not fused at the time of delivery. During a normal delivery the baby’s body gets pushed through the birth canal. Especially the baby’s head and neck get exposed to multiple and complex forces, which can lead to overlapping of the small bones of the skull. This can be more pronounced if a baby is born with physical ‘assistance’ such as Caesarean sections, forceps or Ventouse delivery.
The baby’s body is often flexible enough to withstand these forces, but sometimes the skull bones can continue to overlap after birth. There may also be an element of ‘shock’ present, especially if the birth has been fast, traumatic or ‘assisted’.

Colic
Reflux
Poor suck and swallow
Tongue tie
Asymmetric head position
Excessive sleep
Irritability
Craniosacral Therapy has also been used in the treatment of:
ADHD
Autism
DCD/ Dyslexia
Gross motor delay
Developmental Delay
Speech and language delay
Plagiocephaly (asymmetric skull shape)

As Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle treatment, it is suitable for babies and children.

Craniosacral Therapy for Children
I especially love working with children and find CST can be very effective for a wide range of conditions in children and adolescents.
Some of the conditions addressed by CST:

Sleep disturbances
Recurrent Infections
Ear infections and hearing issues
Stabismus (Squints)
Asthma
Allergies/Food Sensitivities
Eczema
Movement disorders
Learning problems
Dyslexia, Dyspraxia
Behavioural and mood problems
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Seizures

Treatment of young children can be helpful in preventing issues arising later in life. Depression, migraine, sinusitis, spinal and pelvic pain and some psychological conditions are among the issues that can sometimes be traced back to what happened at birth.
Children should continue to receive CST periodically throughout childhood and into adolescence as they adapt to the process of growing up.

THERAPIST: Adrienne
TREATMENT COST: €60 per hour

Reflexology

Reflexology is a holistic, non-invasive therapy that uses the feet to treat the whole body. The theory is that the entire body is “mapped” onto the soles of the feet. By using pressure techniques on selected reflex areas on the feet, the Reflexologist can detect any imbalances in the corresponding organ or system. The Reflexologist can then work on the reflex area, stimulating the body’s own healing processes, in order to restore homeostasis or balance. It is an extremely relaxing and nurturing therapy. As the therapy uses the feet the client only needs to remove their shoes and socks.

Some of the benefits of Reflexology:
* calms and relaxes the nervous system
* helps with all digestive issues
* improves circulation
* can help to reduce high blood pressure
* aids better sleep
* balances hormones
* reduces anxiety
* helps with migraines and headaches

THERAPIST: Adrienne
TREATMENT COST: €60 per hour

Maternity Reflexology

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in a woman’s life, as the baby grows he/she can put alot of strain on a mother’s changing body. Reflexology is a wonderful, safe treament which is recommended by midwives throughout the Ireland.

The benefits include:
* reduced morning sickness, all day sickness and vomiting which persists past twelve weeks.
* helps prepare the body for labour by balancing hormones.
* helps with sleep throughout pregnancy
* aids the digestive system, i.e. Heartburn, indigestion, constipation etc
* can calm the nervous system thus helping labour to progress naturally

Research shows that Reflexology throughout pregnancy can help reduce the need for intervention during labour.

THERAPIST: Adrienne
TREATMENT COST: €60 per hour

Online Baby Reflexology Class

This is a one to one practical class teaching parents how to treat their baby and their specific ailments. I have been teaching parents/grandparents/caregivers how to give their baby a reflexology treatement for the past 10 years. This is wonderful bonding experience that can continue as your baby grows.

THERAPIST: Adrienne
TREATMENT COST: €60 per hour

Baby Reflexology

Babies respond very well to Reflexology and the techniques can also be used in older childrent and adults with the same positive effects. It is a natural safe therapy that works along side conventional medicine and is a great bonding experiencing for both parent/care giver and baby.

The benefits of reflexology for babies:
* calm and relaxing
* aids sleep
* helps boost the immune system
* improves digestion
* relieves constipation
* helps to alleviate colic

The benefits for older children:
* calm and relaxing which can help improve concentration
* boosts immune system
* relieves headache
* helps with digestive issues
* helps with anxiety

THERAPIST: Adrienne
TREATMENT COST: €60 per hour

NUTRITIONAL THERAPY

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition and health science to enable individuals to optimise their health potential. It is client centred and a systems-based biology approach focussed on finding the root cause of ill health. This includes carefully chosen dietary recommendations, practical meal suggestions and recipes along with strategies to incorporate the changes into the client’s lifestyle.

A qualified registered Nutritional Therapist undertakes a minimum 3½ year Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, trained in the areas of biochemistry, physiology and pathology as well as 200 hours of supervised clinical practice. They are fully insured to work with clients on a one to one basis or in groups, and work in private practice.

Nutritional Therapy is intended to support your medical practitioner’s diagnosis and treatment plan.

Nutritional Therapy is suited to people of all ages. Clients can use Nutritional Therapy to alleviate specific symptoms, or just improve their overall health and wellbeing. Areas of health that are supported by Nutritional Therapists include:

* Digestive Issues
Constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, IBS, food  allergies/intolerances, among others

* Weight
Weight gain, inability to lose weight, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes.

* Cardiovascular Health
High blood pressure, raised cholesterol, Metabolic Syndrome

* Hormonal Imbalances and Women’s Health
PMS, PCOS, menopause symptoms, infertility, endometriosis, recurring Thrush, cystitis

* Skin Conditions
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea

* Mental Health and Wellbeing
Low mood, anxiety, fatigue, poor concentration, brain fog, memory.

* Autoimmune Conditions
Coeliac Disease, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

The process involves a consultation with your Nutritional Therapist who will go through your medical history, lifestyle habits both past and present, and assess your current health status. Following a discussion of your personal health symptoms and goals, you will collaboratively devise a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan on this basis. The personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice includes agreed dietary recommendations, practical meal suggestions, and suggested recipes, along with supplements and lifestyle strategies to assist in alleviating symptoms, to optimise nutritional status. These supplements may include probiotics, vitamins, minerals among others.

However, the priority is that food and nutrition form the main part of the protocol.

Certified Nutritional Therapists are members of the professional body, Nutritional Therapists of Ireland, NTOI. They have trained in a recognised accredited college, ensuring a high standard of education. Members are required to maintain Continuous Professional Development, keeping up to date with the latest research and nutritional information.

NTOI is a recognised body with some health insurance companies who offer some cover for nutrition consultations under some of their plans.

THERAPIST: Clare
TREATMENT COST:  €100 for 1st consultation (90 mins) / €60 for followup sessions (60 mins)

LIFE/MIND COACHING

Life / Mind Coaching is a highly effective, creative and non-judgemental way to solve problems and achieve your goals. Using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) makes it swift and efficient, giving you the tools and abilities to make the changes you need, to give you the control necessary to achieve your desired outcomes. Applying both empathy and humour, makes the process less daunting, and gives you the chance to explore your options in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

THERAPIST: Karen
TREATMENT COST:  €60 per hour

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

Counselling is a therapeutic process, where you the client have the space to talk freely without any fear of being judged, ashamed, embarrassed, or any other fear you may have. As a counsellor, I am open and understanding of the psychological discomfort this opening up can cause, and I am always sympathetic to this.

THERAPIST: Oisin
TREATMENT COST: €60 per session (55 minutes)

Holistic Massage

Holistic Massage treats the whole person by relaxing the muscles, calming the mind and rejuvenating the spirit. This wonderful form of massage has been used for thousands of years as one of the most effective ways to free the body from stress and disharmony.

THERAPIST: Jennifer
TREATMENT COST: €70 – Full body holistic massage with mini facial, €60 – Half body holistic massage with mini facial (both 60 mins.)

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Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Nutritional Therapy and Psychotherapy are recognised by most major Irish Health Insurance Companies. However, health insurance plans dramatically differ from one to the next. Should you wish to claim back treatments with your chosen Health Insurance Company, please familiarise yourself with your current Health Plan.

Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Nutritional Therapy and Psychotherapy are recognised by most major Irish Health Insurance Companies. However, health insurance plans dramatically differ from one to the next. Should you wish to claim back treatments with your chosen Health Insurance Company, please familiarise yourself with your current Health Plan.

Laya Healthcare Logo | Insurers at The Willow Rooms
VHI Healtchare | Insurers at The Willow Rooms
Irish Life Health | Insurers at The Willow Rooms

Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Nutritional Therapy and Psychotherapy are recognised by most major Irish Health Insurance Companies. However, health insurance plans dramatically differ from one to the next. Should you wish to claim back treatments with your chosen Health Insurance Company, please familiarise yourself with your current Health Plan.

Laya Healthcare Logo | Insurers at The Willow Rooms
VHI Healtchare | Insurers at The Willow Rooms
Irish Life Health | Insurers at The Willow Rooms

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APPOINTMENT BOOKING

For appointments for Reflexology or Craniosacral Therapy with Adrienne, please use our online booking module. For all other therapies, please contact the therapist directly with your desired appointment date and time. Contact details can be found here.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you are unable to attend an appointment, or need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us immediately. At least 24 hours notice is required to avoid 100% of scheduled treatment costs being incurred. By booking an appointment, this cancellation policy is agreed to. We understand that unforseen events may occur, in which case we may use our discretion to waive these costs in exceptional circumstances.

DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS

A deposit of €5 will be taken to secure your booking. This will be deducted from your overall treatment price after your session. Full payments can be made online or after your session. Please see our cancellation policy.

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THE WILLOW ROOMS
36B THE SQUARE
SKERRIES
CO. DUBLIN
K34 E296

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