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Article Category - "Healthy Lifestyle Choices"

5 healthy eating trends you’ll see this year

5 healthy eating trends you’ll see this year

What’s going to be the big health trend of 2016? 2015 saw the rise of coconut oil and bone broth. The good news is that every year that now goes by, people are become better educated and more determined to eat healthy.

Here’s my my list of things that you’ll see popping up everywhere over the coming year:

1. Plant-Based Everything 

There’s a misconception that a plant-based diet means going totally vegan.… Read more

Posted on January 15, 2016

Healthy eating for winter wellness

Healthy eating for winter wellness

We firmly believe to eat well is to be well.  We do our best to balance a little over-indulgence with lots of fresh healthy fruit and vegetables, wholesome nuts & grains.

The busy holiday season can take it’s toll on both body and mind and we all benefit from a little extra nurturing during these cold winter months to restore us back to health and vitality.

Our resident Naturopath Kevin Callan has designed a great workshop to help you put a nutritious healthy food plan together for the coming months.… Read more

Posted on January 6, 2016

Dreading the excess of silly season? Prepare with a 100% organic juice cleanse

Dreading the excess of silly season? Prepare with a 100% organic juice cleanse

Did your sweet tooth get the better of you over Halloween? Already dreading the the Christmas Party season of excess that is nearly upon us?

Many people will try to counteract this by trying to have a ‘clean’ November. Rest, relax and rejuvenate.

A fantastic way to cap off your clean November is with a juice cleanse. Whether you’re an experienced juicer or a first timer, Graze @ The elbowroom will be able to help you pack in nutrients to make you feel amazing.… Read more

Posted on November 18, 2015

What should I expect from a Craniosacral Therapy session?

What should I expect from a Craniosacral Therapy session?

Craniosacral Therapy is probably not something everyone is familiar with, although the number of practitioners and patients are increasing year on year. What would your first appointment with a therapist be like? Rather than throw a lot of technical terminology we’ve got a testimonial from a client of our resident CST Mags Fitzgerald. She writes about her initial apprehension and guides you through her first experience of Craniosacral Therapy.

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Recently I had my first CST session.

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Posted on October 28, 2015

What exactly is an aromatherapy massage?

What exactly is an aromatherapy massage? What’s the difference between an aromatherapy massage and a regular therapeutic massage?

An aromatherapy massage includes all the benefits of a regular massage, (improved circulation, lymph drainage etc.) with the added benefit of a blend of essential oils tailored to your specific needs.

Before the treatment the therapist will go through a questionnaire with you to create a unique blend that’s most suitable for you on the day. The results of your consultation will affect which oils are chosen from the base oils.… Read more

Posted on August 5, 2015

3 factors that contribute to IBS and how to tackle them

3 factors that contribute to IBS and how to tackle them The scourge of IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is extremely common in Ireland. It’s a catch all description for your digestive system not working at its best. Symptoms can vary from bloating, pain that is relieved by passing of wind, colicky pain, constipation and diarrhoea.  It can also alternate between constipation and diarrhoea.

It can be a tough condition to pin down as one of its defining characteristics is changeability.  It can be fine one day and bad the next. … Read more

Posted on July 28, 2015