Wellness and Massage Experts

At Bodyworks Massage & Wellness we aim to create a place that is safe, tranquil, and free from life’s overly concerning issues relating to health on both a physical and mental-emotional level.

At BodyWorx Massage we aim to promote and restore health and relaxation. By stimulating circulation and neural efficiency, we target the many aspects of the anatomy as seen with the lymphatics, neural, digestive, emotional and the myo skeletal systems of the body. With extensive knowledge and many years of experience on medical and holistic massage we integrate cutting edge methods of persuasiveness thus allowing the body to succumb to temperance and tranquility, release and escape…… bringing calm to the soul.

Medical Massage
Sports Massage
Massage & Wellness
Health & Wellbeing

Sports Massage

Pre & Post Event Massage, Injury & Recovery

Deep Tissue Massage is unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation. This rehabilitative sports massage is specific to the client’s postural issue helping to alleviate pain and return the body to full health. It reduces inflammation, breaks down scar tissue, and returns muscle and tendon flexibility to normal to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness as found in joints and ligament and tendons. It is commonly used amongst sports people who wish to regain freedom of movement that may otherwise be restricted due to adhesion knotts that result from injury or overexertion, resulting in a disruption of increased range of movement thus causing pain and inflammation.

Ace Cupping Massage is used to soften tight muscle tissue and tone attachments, loosen adhesions (Knotts) and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to the body tissue, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.

Manual Cupping Massage creates suction and negative pressure which loosens muscles, encourages blood flow, and sedates the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). It is used to relieve back pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.

This is a technique in which local suction is formed by creating negative pressure on the skin surface by using plastic cups.  This treatment works by lifting the muscle off the bone.  When used in conjunction with conventional massage this therapy creates a very effective form of treatment, resulting in Pain relief, inflammation, circulation and relaxation, improved immune system and ease of symptoms of stress.  Deep Tissue cupping massage is a standalone treatment but can be used in conjunction with other therapies to provide the following

  • Releasee rigid soft tissue
  • Drain excess fluid and toxins
  • Bring back length, form and function back to previously shortened and constricted muscles.

Injury recovering and manipulation reduces the chances of re-injury. This is very specific to the sports individual as it concentrates on a body and figure analyses. It considers any previous injures or weakness caused by overcompensation in the gate and postural integumentary influences as seen with fascia that holds everything in place and the environment it lives in. As the body competes to perform to its ma

Pre-event sports massage is given within 4 hours of the preceding event and focuses on the parts of the body that is involved in the element of exertion. It can be a valuable tool for an athlete to either stimulate or calm the nervous athlete. It supplements an athlete’s warm-up and prepares them for top performance.

Post-event sports massage is given within 4 hours after the event as it helps to return the body’s muscular tissue to normal working capacity by bringing length back into the musculature, releasing the strain on the joints and clearing the muscles of lactic acid, thus promoting a faster recovery and continued uninterrupted training.

Medical Massage

Oncology & Serious Illness
This is a safe and medically specialised treatment, designed to treat the symptoms of cancer and the effects of its treatment on the body. Oncology massage has proven to significantly improve the symptoms of lymphedema mobility, suppressed immunity, pain, constipation, fatigue and insomnia, nausea, anxiety, stress, and depression.

Holistic Swedish Massage aims to treat the individual as a whole as seen with body, mind, and soul. Depending on the client’s needs, this modality aims to treat some of the most debilitating physical and emotional symptoms as seen with pain, anxiety and depression as it works with the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system. It can therefore transform lives with immediate effect as its sustained quality of the treatment can change from being relaxing and sedate to energising and restorative. As a supplement to therapy gentle cupping and lymphatic drainage will encourage pain relief.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a safe and gentle form of massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluid from around the body that may otherwise, due to illness become stagnant, causing pain and inflammation.  Lymphatic Drainage Massage can resolve lymphedema and improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, COPD, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.

The fluid in the lymph system helps remove waste and toxins from the tissue in the body. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Manual Lymphatic drainage can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and other conditions.

This simple yet effective technique helps relieve sinus caused by cold and allergies.  Facial sinus Massage consists of Maxillary, Frontal sinus and sphenoid / Ethmoid therapy. It consists of combining gentle pressure and warmth from the hands to dissolve congealed mucous that cause nasal congestion in the snus cavities.

  • Congestion and Discharge
  • Facial Pain
  • Sinus Headaches

This is a chronic pain condition where the trigeminal nerve in the face becomes very agitated and inflamed.  Here the muscles contract into waves of spasms and cramps thus causing extreme pain to the face and jaw which can affect the surrounding areas of the nose and forehead.  Treatment for this condition can be sought by your general practitioner where a prescription of carbamazepine has proven to be effective.  Alternatively, facial lymphatic massage has proven to not just stave off the condition temporarily but I have found that using this alternative treatment my clients have remained pain free for months at a time whilst only experiencing the initial tingling sensation to the face after months of a second visit.  I found this treatment of facial lymphatic therapy to be cost effective and as a standalone pain relief treatment (without medical prescriptions required) my clients would highly recommend it.

This is a form of bodywork alternative treatment normalises the environment around the brain and spinal cord which enhances the body’s ability to self-correct.  This therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of muscular, skeletal dysfunctions as seen with pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

Reflexology is an incredibly old Chinese acupressure technique and is used to improve various conditions. It works on energy pathways on the human body to promote circulation, energy, stress relief, and physical pain as seen with back, shoulder, neck stiffness, and headache. It also works with the endocrine and nervous system.

Acupuncture is an ancient treatment aimed to assist those struggling with medical, sporting, mental, and emotional issues. It successfully treats conditions ranging from Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and other) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.  This treatment also assist in drug and alcohol addictions.

Pain Relief Massage focuses on palliative care. This palliative care massage addresses the client’s symptoms as seen with the side effects of the disease or the symptoms of the treatment of that disease. Such side effects can contribute to the various physical, psychological, social, and emotional consequences as seen when living with a terminal illness. This is a systemic form of touch therapy that can be carried out by either directly having contact with the person’s skin or through the individual’s clothing. This treatment generally focuses on soft tissue. This treatment promotes a greater sense of connection as seen between the mind, and body and soul.

Wellness

Treatments

Here we aim to focus on the pool of core talents and activities enjoyed by the clients.  It is designed to inject fresh and energising workouts, engaging the client’s continual interest and participation.

Exercise can support those experiencing.

  • Weight Control Issues
  • Risk of Heart Disease
  • High Blood Sugar Levels as seen with Diabetes 2
  • Mental Health and Mood Changes

Advice offered provides for a balanced diet of both Macro and Micronutrients, thus supporting for a healthier body and brain, capable of performing at a higher level. Nutrition in conjunction with exercise will support an increased metabolism, the rate at which we burn calories and boost your immune system.

Exercise and Nutrition support those experiencing

  • Weight Loss
  • Healthier Heart
  • Resisting the effects of aging
  • Stronger Immune system
  • Improved sleep

Cognitive behavioural Therapy is a technique used to help those seeking to learn and adapt to new ways and methods of reversing the emotional attachments to the behaviours contributing to poor health.

Cognitive Behavioural therapy can support those experiencing.

  • Anxiety through bereavement
  • Stress through work and family life relationship issues
  • Personal growth and development whilst developing a positive mental attitude

Beauty & Holistic Therapies

Treatments

Holistic comes from a word meaning “whole”.  This means therefore in terms of Holistic Massage it is defined by its therapeutic benefits as seen with treating the physical, spiritual and mental, emotional aspect of wellness.  The benefits are multiple and range from;

  • Increased Energy
  • Mental Clarity and Heightened Concentration
  • Postural Alignment
  • Relief of Muscular Tension and Improved Muscle Tone
  • Improved Circulation and lymphatic Drainage
  • Increased Range of Movement with Increased Joint Mobility and Flexibility
  • Pain Management and Stress (hormone) Reduction

This modality is considered to be subtle but deeply influential as it affects the many systems of the body as seen with visceral, neuro-muscular, muscular skeletal and hormonal inter – relations.  It brings strength and recovery to the client as it engages and promotes the body to heal on its own.

Invigorating Head Massage relaxes the scalp through a message which incorporates clawing and striking movements used along-side with essential oils to heathen the scenes. Tension and stress are relieved through friction and circular motions focusing on pressure points and strokes through the hair.

Indian Head Massage encompasses the gentle sweeping, and circular motion like techniques that relieves tension held within the muscles of the neck and mid to upper back. By applying gentle but firm pressure with the pads of the hands, fingers, and thumbs on certain meridian lines this modality goes a long way to relieving migraines, insomnia, and fatigue. It specialises in the stress management and anxiety and renews energy and memory capabilities.

Tui na Massage like reflexology, acupressure and acupuncture originate from ancient China. It’s work is based on the oldest form of traditional Chinese medicine. Its teachings are based on the theory of imbalances of qi, where the yin and the yang in the body become blocked and disturbed. Through an individual’s life, these channels or meridians may become stagnant with obstructions, thus refusing the flow of qi, resulting in pain and inflammation. Here, with Tui Na massage similar to acupuncture, the therapist focuses on the specific points to treat but with the use of fingers as opposed to needles. In conjunction with this method, gentle manipulation of joints and soft tissue aim to bring about a favourable outcome, where both muscular tension, joint constriction causing pain and inflammation become resolved.
Pregnancy Massage can relax the mom to be as this treatment can reduce stress hormones in your body and relax and loosen your muscles thus providing for an easier pregnancy and labour. It can also increase blood flow and reduce pregnancy-related edema. It will encourage the tired and stressed lymphatic system to work with optimum effects thus promoting the drainage of excess fluids and boosting immunity. During this time of expectancy, the mom to be is filled with excitement and anticipation of what the future holds. This treatment is shown to promote a greater sense of wellbeing, improved relaxation which helps with that vital sleep, so often missing as the pregnancy progresses.
Baby Massage is a beautiful way of creating and maintaining that bond that exists between both mother and child but also between father and child. It helps soften the tension often carried within the infant due to trauma and anxiety associated with labour. It is a beautiful way to introduce your infant child into an alien world with a unique level of confidence, thus enhancing the element of trust into your relationship. This can be particularly apparent with premature babies as digestive issues may cause loss of sleep and limit general wellbeing. Baby Massage is calming on the nervous system and so it is an excellent form of therapy for digestive issues like colic but also sleep. It has a direct influence on the levels of oxytocin, a hormone in your body, thus helping you both feel calmer and relaxed.
Reflexology is based on the ancient teaching of traditional Chinese medicine where distinct lines of qi (energy) circulate in definite lines around the body. Initiating in the top of the thumb and fingers of both hands they ascend to the head before been directed down into each toe found in the feet on both sides of the body. In reflexology, the pressure is applied to specific points found along the length of the channels which have a specific link with the organ on that channel. Kneading the soft fleshy ball of the foot, pulling on the toes, tracing around the heel, and pivoting deep into the ache, if necessary are some of the techniques the therapist will use. Reflexology can address anything from headaches to sinuses and stomach issues. This treatment is effective for cleansing the body of toxins, boosting immunity, increases circulation, and promoting healing where the body’s balance of energy is restored.

Ear candling is called “Ear coning or Thermal Auricular Therapy”.  It is a pseudo scientific alternative medicine that can improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other in the ear canal.  The ear candles are composed of cotton tubes, impregnated with beeswax, honey and therapeutic essential oils.  The lit candles creates a vacuum which has the effect of drawing out any impurities, relieving pressure in the head and sinuses which ultimately improve your hearing and general wellbeing.  This treatment is followed by a facial massage and sinus drainage treatment, where the lymphatic system is activated in areas around the head, neck and sinuses.  Here excess fluid is drained away from the affected areas allowing the client to relax whilst removing tension, stress and pain.

Facial is a beauty therapy belonging to a family of skin care treatments.  As skin loses its lustre with the passing of time by rejuvenating the skin by means of having regular facials this treatment aims to maintain and improve skin integrity.  It is a treatment where the skin is cleansed, steamed and moisturised.  Wrapped in heated towels and coated in lush creamed lotions, by introducing massage into the treatment it offers a complete and closed therapy. With softly placed hands, pressed and focused on areas of tension and stress the therapist aims to gift the client with the following benefits;

  • Cleanse, Exfoliate, Moisturise and Tone Muscle
  • Open Up All Pores
  • Eliminate Under Eye Bags and Dark Circles
  • To Reduce Stress and Relieve Emotional Distress
  • To Prevent Aging and Promote Collagen Development
  • Improved Circulation and Detoxify the Skin
  • To Eliminate Whiteheads and Blackheads
  • To Boost Absorption Ability
  • Promote Soft Skin and Glow
  • Tighten and Tone Skin

I have had several treatments with this therapist for various issues. Here she has changed my life not only does she treat you she talks you through the treatment. I had a lot of pain in my face but from one treatment of facial lymphatic cupping my pain subsided for a period of 2 weeks and the relief I have felt was amazing.  My pain was really bad as at times I would feel my face was been ripped off.  After a further two treatments my pain disappeared for much longer.  It has been 7 months since my last treatment and the spasms are just now rI first consulted Georgina hoping to gain relief from severe menopause symptoms and to increase my energy levels. After a thorough consultation, she prescribed a course of treatment that included reflexology, massage and acupuncture, the results were outstanding and immediate. I noticed a marked increase in my energy levels, lost residual fluid that I’d been retaining and have never slept better. Georgina is a kind, caring and attentive therapist who is extremely knowledgeable. I found her to be very flexible with appointments and generous with her time.  I would have no hesitation in recommending her service.

eturn.  That was with no further change in my medication. I would highly recommend Georgina I will become a regular as I have felt so much relief from the pain in my face is from type 2 diabetes. I would recommend this treatment for anyone with the underlining issues like mine.

Avril Buckley, Facial Neuropathy

“Local Triumphalist strike gold at the World Rowing Championships…Traditionally, these Championships are dominated by the German and Russian crews in particular, but this year, the small country of Ireland featured well up on the medal league table….Three Local Men from Lucan in Leixlip won World Masters Rowing Gold medals in lake Valence outside Budapest in Hungary last week…Mick Heavy of Lucan won a Gold medal in the men’s coxed fours…”

“Georgina is a very committed and vocational physio who has a genuine interest in the health of her clients and is very focused on a positive health improvement outcome for her clients”.

Michael Heavey, Lucan, Deep Tissue Sports Massage and Manipulation

I have known Georgina Touhey for many years, and she is an accomplished athlete with several years of experience of both athletics and massage.  During my cancer treatment she assisted me with guidance and support with Oncology and lymphatic Massage.  She was also very supportive and encouraging to me safely returning to active life after my illness.  I am now preparing to train for my first 10km in preparation for a marathon.  I am grateful to her and all her experience for her support and continued friendship.

Johnathon Kelly, Oncology Massage and Lymphatic Drainage

I have had five treatments with Georgina since my stroke 2 years ago.  I am 65 years old and I suffered a stroke 2 years ago.  My left-hand side of my body was badly affected. I exercise with this therapist twice a week for 30 minutes each time.  Since starting my programme with her I have got stronger and my walking has improved.  My ability to use my fingers and hand has also get better.  I am so happy to work with Georgina Touhey and I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to recover from stroke like me.

Mrs. Veronica Mourne, Stroke Therapy

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