The body we live in is the most important object in the world – Paul Valery.  Wise words, and as a physical therapist, I like to gently remind people of this.  It pays to look after your body – you can’t move out and you won’t get another one!

Whether you are suffering the strains of a sedentary lifestyle, the aches and pains of repetitive work habits, the rigours of sports training, or if you just want to challenge the limitations of “old age”, neuromuscular therapy can help.


It’s your body, your life – why not make the most of it?


Love the body you live in!

I love my body!  :)   How often do we hear that, as opposed to…I hate my body :(

We all know that we should get regular exercise and keep fit but many of us find ourselves struggling with bodies that won’t co-operate – we encounter pain and stiffness, we become out of breath, we are defeated by our poor posture and sore joints.

After years (or decades) of neglect, muscles can become tight, shortened or full of painful knots.  With a body like that, getting exercise is not as easy as it sounds…and it’s certainly not fun!

Neuromuscular therapy can help to restore pliability and suppleness to your muscles, leading to improvements in your posture and ease of movement, as well as increasing your awareness of the daily habits that put unnecessary strain on your muscles.

Please note that due to increased demand, I am not taking on any new clients at this time.  Thank you.

Available at:   The Wellness Centre, Spiddal, Galway.

Clinic Hours:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, by appointment only

Contact:    086 8200790     thebodyyoulivein@gmail.com





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Manual Lymph Drainage

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Combined Decongestive Therapy

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Self-Massage Classes

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