sometimes everyBODY needs a HAND

WHO WE ARE

Welcome to Lámh Clinic

Owned and run by Fiona McDonagh. My clinic is located in the middle of Gort town centre, on the edge of The Burren, about 45 minutes from Galway city.

A welcoming HAVEN of calm and relaxation, decorated with unique pieces of art, by talented friends or myself. My vision in creating this clinic space, is for clients to feel comfortable and cozy from the moment they enter, while they are having their 1-1 treatment session, or partaking in one of my workshops - whether it’s a Mindful Yoga class, a Luxury Sound Bath Meditation or any other group workshop - and feeling transformed when leaving. I practice a variety of bodywork therapies – Acupuncture including cupping and moxa, Craniosacral therapy, Raindrop Technique massage –to help you be less stressed, be pain free and generally feel better in yourself.

I often combine my modalities for the benefit of my clients, we have a chat, consider the options of what may best suit you. I have found this to be beneficial, when clients are aware of what will be ongoing in a treatment session it helps them feel more relaxed.

The building itself is know locally as Glynn’s Hotel, it’s about 200 years old and is full of stories, I have had the pleasure of being privy to quite a number of them. Grace Kelly once rested here on her way to Ashford Castle!

Services

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). There are various schools of thought on it’s origins. Using Acupuncture needles (hypodermic needles are 20 times thicker), to help the movement of Qi (Chi) within the body, through the 12 meridians (based on the organs of the body.

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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral therapy is a Holistic hands on therapy practice, that treats the WHOLE body, using very light touch to tune into the subtle rhythms of a client’s system, which is within every-BODY, including the bones, nerves, fluids and connective tissues, treating the whole of a person.

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Sound Bath Meditation

In my Sound therapy work – I use a variety of instruments from Tibetan Singing Bowls to large Paiste Gongs. Tibetan Singing Bowls are healing, vibrational, handmade metal bowls that create a sacred, harmonic sound when struck. They have been used for centuries all over the Himalayan regions.

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Raindrop Technique Massage

The name Raindrop technique comes from the dropping of oil along the spine, where your nerves come in and out from, enervating the whole body. It is a gentle massage, using various massage techniques with the MAGIC of the layering of nine oils.

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Moon Mná Women's Circles

Inspired by the Irish Goddesses, our fore-mother’s Moon Circles and the ancient wisdom of Ireland’s Sacred Sites, we gather in Circle once a month to share Celtic Rites of Passage, Blessings and Divine Feminine Ceremonies, which have organically emerged attuned to the Irish Goddesses, Grandmother Moon and the Celtic Wheel of the year.

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Mindful Yoga Classes, Restorative Yin Yoga with Sound Savasana

Small Yoga classes, focussing on body awareness rather than asana (pose). I believe that Yoga really is for everyBODY, every type of BODY, everybody’s ability, you may not be able to twist yourself up like spaghetti, but body awareness plus asana, is helpful for body wellness and increased flexibility.

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Upcoming Events

Jul 31
Moon Mná Circle – FAERIE RITES

Moon Mná Circle – FAERIE RITES

Faeries, Faeries whispering in the trees Faerie, Faeries peeking out at me Good folk, wee folk, friends and allies true   For this month’s Moon Mná Circle we shall meet inside at Lámh Clinic, before venturing out to be in nature! Along the GORGEOUS River Walk in Gort, a spot..Read More

Jun 24
LÁMH CLINIC MOON MNÁ CIRCLE – GODDESS DANU Mother Rites

LÁMH CLINIC MOON MNÁ CIRCLE – GODDESS DANU Mother Rites

Lámh Clinic Moon Mná circle on ZOOM on June 24th at 7.30pm – €15pp MOTHER RITES OF DANU Join us for a gathering to celebrate the Goddess Danu – Mother Earth  Honouring the traditions of our grandmothers, gathering in circle with Sacred ceremony, rites, under the Full Moon energies –..Read More

Give a Gift

Gift Vouchers are available in any amount, to exchange for any of my handmade products, Aromatherapy items, to a Sound Bath Meditation or a 1-1 treatment session (or a few!).

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GODDESS OF HEALERS, MIDWIVES AND POETS

Brigid, Goddess of Healers

Brigid, the Saint and Goddess has been worshiped by the Celtics as a Saint for over fifteen hundred years, and as a Goddess long before. To this day there is the unusual blending of Brigid the ancient Goddess with the Saint, this mixture of Christian and Old Celtic and pagan lore, is quite common.

Brigid’s day is February 1st, she is seen as the bringer of Spring (in the Northern Hemisphere. Representing Fertility - Maiden aspect of the Triple Goddess). Even nowadays, Brigid crosses are made in her honour, on Jan 31st (Brigid’s Eve) and traditionally a piece of cloth (a piece of her sacred mantle - brat Bríde) is placed outside the house, for the saint to bless as she passes by, and these would be brought back into the home, and in the coming year, these would be used to heal people and animals.

She is known as the Goddess of Healers, Poets, Smiths, Keeners, Childbirth/Midwives and Inspiration; Goddess of Fire and Hearth. Legend tells us that when She was born, a tower of flame reached from the top of her head to the heavens. Her birth, which took place at sunrise, is rumoured to have given the family house the appearance of being on fire. The King of Leinster granted Brigid land for a monastery in Kildare, around 470AD, and she became Abbess of the first convent in Ireland. The area had a Druidic oak grove, going back to pre-Christian times, there was a Sacred fire burned where priestesses used to gather on the hill of Kildare, while invoking a goddess named Brigid to protect their herds and to provide a fruitful harvest. The monastery was active up to 16th century, it was a centre of learning and art. The Eternal Flame, was tended by nineteen nuns who each took a night to hold vigil. The Brigidine Sisters came to live in Kildare in 1992 and on February 2, 1996 the Flame was relit and the intention is to keep it burning perpetually once again. In my clinic space, I have a candle lit from this Perpetual Flame of Kildare.

There are many Sacred/Holy wells all over Ireland in Brigid’s honour, it is common to adorn these with flowers, greenery and candles, often with offerings of coins and other silver objects, some of these wells are sacred to Her for thousands of years. The waters of her wells are said to heal all manner of disease.

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Writing Pieces & Faerie Rites So this month we are hitting some record high temperatures in Ireland, I love the…
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JUNE 2021

So this month has been a month of starting 1-1 Yoga classes, it’s amazing to see how people feel confident…
I am a registered member of  Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association – membership #8534. Members are required to take annual CPD (Continuous Personal/Professional Development) courses. The cost of a treatment session can be claimed from all the Health Insurance companies in Ireland eg VHI, BUPA, ILH, LAYA, HSF

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Things to considers before a treatment

It’s a good idea to have something to eat before a session, your body needs it, as it is actively working during the treatment. Wearing loose clothing, particularly from knees to feet, elbows to fingers – allows access to the body for treatment. If you need to change/cancel your appointment, please give 24 hours notice. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will be asked to pay in full before arranging another booking

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