About Me 

                                                                                        Hello, I'm Áine, a holistic therapist living and working in Limerick. My journey as a therapist began in 2015 following a time of much change and growth in my life. Like many people I had taken a few wrong turns on life's path, but thankfully found my way back onto my true path and into a more holistic way of living. With this came my love of holistic therapies. 

Following my training and after gaining some valuable experience, I decided that in order to offer the standard of care I wished for my clients, I would need to set up my own practice, and so, The Enlightened Elephant-Holistic Therapy came to be in 2017. The name was inspired by my meditation practice and my time spent volunteering in an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, which have had a beautiful and transformative impact on my life, both personally and professionally. In 2019 my life was transformed again with the arrival of my beautiful daughter Éabha. 

I am qualified in a number of holistic therapies and treat clients with a wide range of issues and conditions such as; back pain, migraine, PMS, endometriosis, menopause, allergies, sinusitis, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, COPD, oedema and arthritis. I also work with babies and children and teach Baby Reflexology Classes here in Limerick. I have a special interest in women's health, particularly pregnancy and the post-natal period, and enjoy working in this area very much.

As 75% of illness and disease is caused by stress, I place a strong emphasis on mental health and stress relief in all treatments. Likewise, no two people are the same and I tailor each treatment to the individual, working intuitively, to offer a holistic experience that caters to your specific needs. 

I believe in the importance of continued learning and professional development and over the years have added to my qualifications in both Reflexology and Massage. This year and the next will see me further my studies in the area of women's health, training with the world renowned Reflexologist Hagar Basis, studying Aromatherapy for women's health and also training in both Fertility Reflexology and Fertility and Womb Massage.   

‘You cannot pour from an empty cup' and I have learned the importance of self-care. While it's not always easy to find the time, with a baby and a business to run, I do try to make some time for me. This can be a morning meditation, yoga (often with baby on the mat too), walks in nature or receiving treatments from the wonderful group of therapists I have had the pleasure of meeting over the years. I enjoy music and reading and most of all spending time with Éabha, my partner Michał and my wonderful family and friends.

‘What is done in love is done well.' I feel very lucky to have found something that I enjoy doing and love so much. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to The Enlightened Elephant-Holistic Therapy.

Namaste

QUALIFICATIONS:

~Diploma in Reflexology (ITEC)
(The Burren College of Complimentary Therapy)

~Diploma in Holistic Massage (ITEC)
(The Burren College of Complimentary Therapy)

~Diploma in Aromatherapy (ITEC)
(Golden Egg Holistic Centre)

~Diploma of Shiro-Abhyanga
(Satmya -Ayurvedic Learning Centre)

~Certificate in Hot Stone Massage
(Green Tara Holistic College)

~Certificate in Antenatal Reflexology
(Antenatal Reflexology Training Ireland)

~Certificate in Pregnancy Massage
(Golden Egg Holistic )

~Certificate in Reflexology for Cancer Care
(Obus School of Healing Therapies)

~Certificate in Reflexology for Babies and Children (Golden Egg Holistic)

~Certificate in Baby Reflexology Instructor Training (Golden Egg Holistic)