I have a special interest in how stress affects our bodies, physically, mentally and emotionally and how massage therapy and reflexology can benefit the whole body holistically.

I really enjoy giving pre natal and post natal reflexology. After treating a lot of women and seeing the deep, profound relaxing effects it has on their bodies during different stages of pregnancy and from my own personal experience too.
All treatments are tailored to your individual needs. A variety of techniques from various therapies may be integrated into treatments where appropriate to ensure optimal benefit from each session.

Andrea


With over 15 years experience in Massage and Bodywork Therapy, Andrea has a wide range of professional massage treatments to offer – specialising in therapeutic and remedial massage.

Andrea has studied and worked both in Ireland and abroad. She has also worked with large Corporate Businesses offering on-site massage treatments and wellness programmes in the workplace.

I have a special interest in how stress affects our bodies, physically, mentally and emotionally and how massage therapy and reflexology can benefit the whole body holistically.

 

Massage Therapy can be a powerfull ally in your health-care regimen.

Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. Therapeutic Massage can also be used as a preventative treatment, allowing the muscles to rest, relax, revive and recover from the daily demands we place on them during our sport and activities of daily living.

 

Remedial Massage is used for rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal imbalances, neuromuscular holding patterns (caused by poor postural and work habits), and maintenance of chronic pain.

Remedial massage holistically treats the body. It can assist in ensuring the body is able to function at its optimum level, free of what can be quite debilitating muscular pain caused by your ‘day-to-day’ activities.

Remedial massage uses specific techniques to return your soft tissues structures to their normal resting length.

 

Holding Muscular patterns build up over time which may require a number of treatments to resolve or stabilise.

 

Treatments:

 

Reflexology is an ancient holistic therapy. It involves stimulating pressure points in the feet to enhance the health of the body’s organs and harmonise energy flow within the body, revitalising and enhancing your total health and enable homeostatis.

Reflexology has been shown to be effective in: reducing stress, improving sleep, headaches, digestive problems, menstrual and menopause problems.

 

Pre Natal Reflexology is a wonderful therapy that can be used safely during pregnancy, labour and post pregnancy. It can also help prepare the body for labour by balancing the body’s systems, especially the endocrine system which is responsible for the secretion of many important hormones. It can be helpful for the following conditions:

Constipation, Indigestion & Nausea

Odema/Water Retention

Sciatica and Back Ache

Urinary Tract Infections

Sinusitis, Head Colds and Headaches

Leads to better Sleep and more Energy Levels

Decreases Stress Levels and Anxiety

 

 

Tui Na is an ancient Chinese therapy. Tuina is an integral part of the healthcare system in hospitals throughout China today and is a medical technique recognised by the World Health Organization.  Tuina differs from other forms of massage in that it is used to treat specific illnesses of an internal nature aswell as musculoskeletal ailments.

In Tuina, the same Qi points as in acupuncture are used but are stimulated with finger, thumb, knuckle, elbow pressure instead of the insertion of needles. Tuina is used to prevent and treat disease by using a variety of different kinds of manipulation. Techniques can be vigours, gentle or somewhere in between.

In a typical tuina session, the client remains clothed but wears loose clothing. Sometimes the practitioner will use cupping – a therapy that uses vacuum suction that stimulates circulation in an area.

 

Therapeutic Massage releases tension trapped within the muscles, joints and connective tissue while also having positive psychological benefits. It can either be soothing and relaxing or an invigorating wake up for all the body’s systems.

 

Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing. The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck, and shoulders.

 

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is a highly effective method for releasing chronically tense, tight, knotty areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and lingering injuries.

 

Sports Massage is an effective and beneficial form of physical therapy, not only for active sports people, or those requiring therapy after a soft tissue injury but also for those people seeking relief from muscle tension or requiring a massage for the maintenance of healthy muscles

 

Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (NMT) is a manual therapy specialising in the treatment of soft tissue pain and injury. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles, and the general biomechanics of the body.

 

For more information on the above therapies and the conditions that may benefit from them phone Andrea on 086 3290884 or email info@andreadepaor.ie for any further information.

Book an appointment with Andrea now

 

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