Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Massage Review @ the Bodywise Clinic!

Life can be stressful on our minds and bodies. Sometimes we are so caught up in our daily lives we don't realize the magnitude of it. And also in times of economic constraint we can be disinclined to treat ourselves because we are simply the 'too busy' generation. This is a huge mistake! You only live once and it's important to be a well-oiled machine, hence looking after ourselves.

"Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners."
~William Shakespeare

When I was contacted by salonaddict.ie, I was interested to learn of their unique service which brings some of the best salons in Ireland together on one amazing website. Salon Addict is Ireland's largest booking hair and beauty salon site and customers can book a wide variety of treatments they wish to have by simply going online to www.salonaddict.ie
Looking good and feeling fabulous has never been this easy.

A great benefit with 'SalonAddict.ie' is that the further in advance you book your treatment, the cheaper it will be as this website offer an advance booking discount.
So not only are you making life easier, you are also get to save some money! Win situation if you ask me! You can compare everything from pricing and reviews to location and availability and everything is easily laid out in a step by step process.
All you have to do is simply choose your Salon, choose your treatment and pay a small deposit to secure the booking (they accept all major credit & debit cards). The balance is then payable in the salon where you have your treatment. Couldn't be easier! My choice was a salon called
 'The Bodywise Clinic' I went all dolled up and looking forward to getting a treatment. I had heard this was THE place to go!

I went to 'The Bodywise Clinic' on Suffolk Street in Dublin for a massage a few days ago and no exaggeration I feel like that time spent gave me the benefits of a spa weekend! They are specialists in natural health care and offer an array of treatments from sports injury massage to facials.
My first impression of 'The Bodywise Clinic' was that it was amazing to find a place of such serenity amidst the chaos and hustle and bustle of Dublin's City centre. Upon arrival I was offered chilled water and chamomile tea and the smell of incense was very inviting.

I got a deep tissue massage from Proprietor Siobhan Meehan, a very talented therapist who made me feel at ease. Siobhan has been in the business for a long time and is the go-to for many high profile clients. She was the massage therapist for J.LO's dancers in The O2 only last week.

It was the best massage I have EVER received for many reasons. A large attribute was that I really needed one! I felt like the tension built up in my shoulders without me realizing the extent of it. For so many hours a day at a desk as a writer, this had really affected my posture. I feel the treatment helped to really get the circulation going in my neck shoulders and lower back. It has me walking taller to say the least! I also love that feeling when you go somewhere to get a therapy and the staff and clientele are very zen and nonchalant. There was no showy sense of hyperactivity in the salon. It felt like a haven. It had that unisex appeal where a lot of clinics can fall down. 'The Bodywise Clinic' has a broader appeal for both men and women.

My back massage was to the pressure I desired, If you are conscious of liking a gentle massage or one with more vigor Siobhan Meehan listens to that and is very attuned to what you want or need out of the session. What I liked about the treatment was the usage of acupuncture needles. I took a leap of faith and decided to be brave as Siobhan had told me they create a bio chemical reaction that helps release knots and tension. I made the right choice. The morbid fascination was immense! It was a strange sensation, not an uncomfortable one - I felt a serious sense of immediate release with the acupuncture.
It was a strange sensation but in tying with the rub down massage I felt the after-affects were surprising! I felt happier, looser and more agile when throwing on a jumper and strolling down the street afterwards.

The attentiveness and overall treatment from 'The Bodywise Clinic' would encourage me to go back and try other treatments too, as well as massage therapy. I think in this day and age a therapy that can help your mentality and general wellbeing can have huge benefits in your life. If you are stressed or under-pressure swinging by somewhere like 'The Bodywise Clinic' on your lunch break or at some stage you have leisure time can alleviate aches, pains and help stimulate your mind.

I have a tendency myself to have that 'go, go, go!' mind frame but needless to say, I am now a convert.

Due to the central location, attentiveness and all around ambience of 'The Bodywise Clinic'
I would highly recommend it. I give it five stars.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

I would like to give a huge thank you to Siobhan Meehan, proprietor of 'The Bodywise Clinic' and Lia Glynn from 'SalonAddict.ie'.