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General Health

General Health

There are many facets to obtaining your optimum health. The rock of good health depends on good nutrition, regular exercise and keeping the effects of stress at bay.

Are you sick of being sick?

If are feeling generally unwell, lack energy and drive or are repeatedly unwell, then we may have the solution for you.

Although we don’t intend to replace the invaluable GP services, we feel that sometimes short consultations and repeat prescriptions are not always the best route to good health.

Instead, we can offer a solution to optimise your nutritional intake with simple easy steps and look at ways of boosting your immune system giving you the energy and vitality you deserve.

We provide many ways of improving your general health or combating specific problems with our experts in Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Physical Therapy, Reflexology, Massage, Rolfing, CranioSacral Therapy and Psychotherapy.

Optimise your health

Naturopathy – Naturopathy is for people who are ready to take control of their wellbeing and are willing to do the work to make changes that will benefit their health now and into the future. It’s a medicine of empowerment and of self-healing. Working with plant medicine, nutrition, sleep hygiene, lifestyle medicine, detoxification principles, Ayurveda, Bach flower essences, homeopathic tissue salts and more, conducting 1:1 health consultations with clients of all ages.

Our Naturopath Siobhán Carroll can work with clients with digestive complaints, hormonal imbalances, chronic illnesses, and much more. The gentle and safe naturopathic treatments are also safe for pregnant women and children of all ages. Regardless of the condition of your health, naturopathy can be an excellent step toward wellness.

Acupuncture – The World Health Organisation drew up a list of conditions that lend themselves to acupuncture treatment. These include back pain, infections, digestive health, muscular skeletal problems, neurological conditions, eyes – ears – nose and throat problems, skin complaints, Genito-urinary and fertility problems, and pregnancy care.

Acupuncture is also helpful in treating mental and emotional problems such as stress-related illness, anxiety, insomnia, and is an effective tool in weight control.

Homeopathy – Clinical trials have shown homeopathy can be used to treat almost any illness with which you would normally visit your GP. Homeopathic remedies can be safely taken in conjunction with conventional medicine. A number of people do use homeopathy as an alternative to conventional treatments.

Homeopathy treats you as an individual, and the underlying cause of your problems – as well as helping to fight disease, homeopathy strengthens your overall health ( constitution) in order to prevent disease in the future. It is safe to use at all stages of life and for any illness, physical, mental and emotional, from minor health issues to very serious complaints.

Osteopathy – Stresses and strains can accumulate over time and symptoms may begin somewhat insidiously. The Osteopath works with structural imbalances that are present in the body to restore a state of physical balance. Patients often report improvement in many areas of their health.

Most people associate osteopathy with back and spinal care for which it can prove to be an effective solution for helping with associated pain. Osteopathy does far more than care for back pain and postural irregularities. It also deals with a wide array of issues such as migraines, headaches, digestive problems, period problems, respiratory problems, vulnerability to infections due to a depleted immune system. It has a calming effect on the nervous system and can help with fatigue, mood swings or depression, disturbed sleep. It can help people resolve emotional issues such as anger, grief, and depression.

Cranial Osteopathy – is a very subtle, incorporating gentle approach to the treatment of the whole body, it emphasizes the importance of the subtle mechanics at work within the head and pelvis incorporating osteopathic bio-mechanical principles to the treatment. It is a particularly effective approach to releasing strain or shock in the body after any trauma. All ages can benefit from treatment

Physical Therapy -is hands-on healthcare, providing a client-centered approach in the field of musculoskeletal health. It is concerned with identifying the underlying factors causing pain and affecting movement and function within the body’s musculoskeletal system and it intervenes to achieve agreed goals and objectives in maximizing function and alleviating pain.

Along with clinical practice and the treatment of work-related injuries, physical therapists have an important role to play in the following areas: education and
training, manual and patient handling instruction, ergonomic considerations, health
promotion and general fitness, health and safety, risk assessment, work hardening,
functional capacity evaluation.

Reflexology is a hands-on therapy using reflex points on the feet or hands to stimulate areas of the body to function at their optimum. It helps to rebalance organs and systems that are functioning outside their normal ranges. While being a gentle and safe treatment for all ages and stages in life. 

Massage is described as the rubbing or kneading of tissues with the hands to stimulate circulation, relieve pain, relieve tension, especially for therapeutic purposes.  There are many different forms of massage, therapeutic massages that deal with specific functional problems, to massage for relaxation.

Cranio-sacral Therapy is a very gentle hands-on approach to releasing tensions from the soft tissue of the body, and restrictions to the cranial bones (head) and the sacrum (the big triangular bone at the base of the spine) and in between.

These bones are connected by the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, and with them form what is known as the craniosacral system, which encloses the central nervous system. All of the nerves of the central nervous system have to go through these membranes on their way to and from the brain. Therefore anything that affects this bone/membrane system adversely, could have far-reaching effects and is often at the root of such conditions as chronic pain, digestive and respiratory disorders, joint mobility, vertebral disc, jaw problems and much, much more.

Rolfing is often described as a cross between physiotherapy and massage, the focus is on the clients posture, working on the connective tissue to relieve joint issues throughout the body. The goal is always to create greater ease through the body.

Psychotherapy  & Counselling is a talking therapy where a non–judgemental, safe space is provided on a regular basis between the client and therapist. Psychotherapy & Counselling can help people with a wide range of emotional and mental health problems.
It is essentially the treatment of mental and emotional problems through the use of psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.