“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ― Confucius
Hi All, Welcome to my website. I am the owner of Clinic One Eleven based in Clonee Dublin 15 offering Reflexology Treatments, Herbal Medicine Consultations and other complementary therapies for health and wellbeing. This is a space where you can push the reset button and give yourself time to balance body, mind and spirit. Naturopathy provides the foundation for my Holistic Business and I love the flexibility that comes with being self-employed.
I also run workshops for therapists under the Soul Balance Training umbrella. I’m aiming to add more courses for non-therapists over the next few months.
When I qualified as a Massage Therapist in 2002, I never predicted a path of life long learning and enjoyment. At the time, I was in an unfulfilling job in an environment, which just didn’t ignite any fire in me. I worked in the fast paced corporate world where deadlines loomed and long days at the office whizzed by. The nearest I got to contemplate my life’s purpose was a quick 5 minute daydream while I waited in the Coffee queue every morning.
The mere thoughts of a soothing, dimly lit therapy room made me want to pack it all in and become a Therapist full time. I could feel the world of complementary therapies calling out to me but as much as I tried to massage the mortgage payments and smudge away the bills with some nice Californian White Sage, I knew I needed to stick at the day job for another while. I needed a plan. I had acquired a Beauty Therapy Qualification many years before so I decided to continue training and use the time to expand my treatment portfolio. Yes, my Holistic Massage needed a few friends. First to join the gang was Aromatherapy. Well that was a match made in heaven as I found myself learning even more about massage and falling in love with essential oils. Over the years, others came to play too: – Indian Head Massage. Stone Massage, Ear Candling, Onsite Massage, Reflexology and various forms of Energy Healing.
My transition from Corporate to Cozy was a gradual one. First I started to see clients at the weekend and evenings and when that got busy, I decided to make the career jump, except at that stage it was more like the next logical step in the right direction and not the huge jump it seemed before.
I was a stay at home Mum when my daughter was born, working evenings and weekends. Now, I can be adaptable around school holidays and other fixed life events. I’ve realized that flexibility and balance is key to my happiness and so having a job that provides both, cuts out a lot of unwanted stress.
As a therapist working alone, a good support network is essential. Being part of a good professional organization that supports your therapies is a great way to keep in touch with the latest therapy developments. I am delighted to be a Full Member of the Irish Register of Herbalists (IRH) and the Irish Reflexologists’ Institute Limited (IRIL)
At this stage of my journey, I really feel that I have the best of all worlds. A flexible timetable, great tools to enhance my treatments, wonderful clients who keep returning to guide me to my next phase, students who teach me so much and a huge network of amazing ‘Holistic Friends’ who constantly brighten my days and give me a sense of true purpose.
I hope to welcome you to the Clinic very soon for some treatments or training.
In the meantime, Be well and happy,